Monthly Archives: December 2010

Vermont Square Park Renewal Plans

Hello Everyone,

Thank you to those of you who came out to view the Master Plan presentation on December 6th and share your opinions.  For those of you who were not able to come or who wish to review the drawings and the presentation again, please click on the links below:





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Adam Vaughan Supports Transit City

We received a letter from Ward 20 Councillor Adam Vaughan regarding his postion in support of Transit City

Below is an exerpt from his letter to Ward 20 residents  “Working together to save Transit City”

Dear Residents;

 Over the past week, I have received thousands of emails in support of Transit City. I am in the process of replying to each of those letters, but in the meantime I wanted to be sure that you know where I stand on this important programme.

To read Adam’s letter “Working together to save Transit City” click here: Adam Vaughan supports Transit City

There is also an advocacy group that has is lobbying on this issue – their website is  There is a form e-mail that can be sent from this site to political representatives.

Here’s a list of contacts that includes the Mayor’s office, Executive Committee, TTC Commissioners, the premier, Transportation minister, and several other councillors who it would be helpful to contact: list of contacts

Thanks everyone,



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SVRA Meeting December 8th

I regret to inform tonight’s SVRA meeting is cancelled.

The next SVRA meeting will be Wednesday January 12th 7:00 – 8:30 at St. Alban’s in the 2nd floor library room.

Happy Holidays and a happy New Year to you all!

Best Regards,

Jennifer (Hunter)

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Christie Pits Family Skate and Rink Schedule for 2010/11

Hi all,
Christie Pits Park looks great covered in snow.  Skating has started and I’ve posted the schedule below.  Family Skate Days are on Sundays from 1-5p.m.  If you have questions about the skating or the rink please call 311 for more information or go to
Meeting for FCPP on Wednesday December 8th has been cancelled.  (sorry will try to reschedule)
Have a great week and safe tobogganning!
Monica Gupta
Friends of Christie Pits Park


City website rink schedule

  Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Public Skate
4 Dec to 19 Dec 9 – 10am 10 – 5pm
6 – 7:30pm
6 – 7:30pm 12 – 2:30pm 1 – 5pm
6 – 7:30pm
10 – 4pm
7 – 8:30pm
11 – 2pm
4 – 6pm
Shinny – Child
4 Dec to 18 Dec
9 – 13yrs
      4 – 5:30pm     10 – 11am
Shinny – Child
4 Dec to 18 Dec
up to 8yrs
            9 – 10am
Shinny – Youth
4 Dec to 18 Dec
14 – 17yrs
      5:30 – 7pm   5:30 – 7pm 2 – 4pm
Family Skate
5 Dec to 19 Dec 1 – 5pm            
5 Dec to 19 Dec 10 – 1pm 5 – 6pm 12 – 6pm 2:30 – 4pm
8 – 9pm
12 – 1pm
5 – 6pm
4 – 5:30pm  
Public Skate – Unsupervised
6 Dec to 17 Dec   9 – 10am 9 – 10am 9 – 12pm 9 – 10am 9 – 10am  
Shinny – Adult
6 Dec to 17 Dec
18yrs and over
  7:30 – 9:30pm 7:30 – 9pm   7:30 – 9pm 8:30 – 9pm  
Winter Holiday – Public Skate
20 Dec to 3 Jan   1 – 5pm
6 – 7:30pm
6 – 7:30pm 1 – 5:30pm 1 – 5pm
6 – 7:30pm
1 – 4pm  
Winter Holiday – Shinny
20 Dec to 3 Jan   5 – 6pm 1 – 6pm 7 – 9pm 5 – 6pm    
Winter Holiday – Shinny – Adult
20 Dec to 3 Jan
19yrs and over
  7:30 – 9:30pm 7:30 – 9:30pm 5:30 – 7pm 7:30 – 9:30pm    
Winter Holiday – Shinny – Caregiver & Child
20 Dec to 3 Jan
up to 8yrs
  12 – 1pm 12 – 1pm 12 – 1pm 12 – 1pm 12 – 1pm  
Winter Holiday – Shinny – Child
20 Dec to 3 Jan
9 – 13yrs
  11 – 12pm 11 – 12pm 11 – 12pm 11 – 12pm 11 – 12pm  
Winter Holiday – Shinny – Youth
20 Dec to 3 Jan
14 – 17yrs
  10 – 11am 10 – 11am 10 – 11am 10 – 11am 10 – 11am  

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Venue for VSP renewal meeting Monday December 6th

Hi All,

To respond to the queries around the choice of venue (Gym at Bob Abate Community Centre on Montrose) for the upcoming park renewal meeting on Monday December 6th:

  • This is a City of Toronto meeting. As such, the venue MUST be fully accessible.
  • The Palmerston Gym is fully permitted out and we were not successful in convincing permit holders that our need was greater than theirs – even with compensation included. Such is the love of sport!
  • we could not secure another location within Seaton Village. Really.
  • Those in attendance at the previous open house in November suggested a presentation style meeting instead of an open house Monday. Given the number of area residents who came to the open house in November, we did not consider the Palmerston School library to be large enough to accomodate everyone.
  • Bob Abate is only a few blocks from Seaton Village whose perimetre extends to Bloor and Christie. It is only fair to those that live in the south west corner of the hood that we bring the meeting closer to them…no?

We look forward to seeing you all out on Monday December 6th 6:30 – 8:30

Holiday mixer at Mayday Malones on Bathust just south of Dupont following!  First round courtesy of the SVRA. Hope to see you there.

Many thanks,

Jennifer Hunter (Chair, SVRA)

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Vermont Square Park Design Presentation and Open House December 6th

The City of Toronto holds public consultations as one way to engage residents in the life of their city. Toronto thrives on your great ideas and actions. We invite you to get involved.

Vermont Square Park Revitalization

Public Meeting

 The City of Toronto, in consultation with the Seaton Village Residents’ Association and the Vermont Square Park Renewal Committee, is planning improvements to Vermont Square Park.
Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation and PLANT Architect Inc. are holding public meetings seeking input from as many people as possible to ensure the park’s design accommodates a variety of recreation and leisure uses as a beautiful and functional public space.

 The Design Consultants will present their revised design for the park master plan, based on ideas contributed in previous public consultations.

Date: Monday December 6, 2010

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Bob Abate Community Centre Gymnasium

485 Montrose Avenue (entrance is off Montrose Ave, 1 block west of Grace and just south of Bloor St.)

For more information, please contact:

Bob Duguid, City of Toronto (416)-392-1925 OR the SVRA

*****Interpretation services may be arranged with one week’s notice.




HOLIDAY MIXER at MayDay Malone’s to follow!

Come celebrate with the renewal team – first round is courtesy of the SVRA

 Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

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