Ward 20 Councillor Candidate Forum, SVRA Traffic and Safety Meeting + Central Tech Field position and

Ward 20 Councillor Candidate Forum

A Candidate forum sponsored by the Annex Residents’Association, Huron Sussex Residents’ Organization, Harbord Village Residents’Association, Seaton Village Residents’ Association, the Harbord Street BIA, and the Bloor Annex BIA is scheduled for:

Date: Thursday October 16th, 2014

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Location: Trinity St. Paul’s Church (Bloor St. W. and Robert Street)

Forum format:

17 candidates have confirmed their attendance.

Each candidate will be invited to make a 90 second introductory statement. The order will be chosen by the organizers at random prior to the forum starting.

Following will be a Q&A session

Please pose questions in 2- 3 sentences avoiding a preamble speech! Thanks Each candidate will be given 60 seconds to respond. A rebuttal, if required, will be for 30 seconds

Confirmed Candidates participating: Mike Andreae, Stephanie Carty-Kegel, Daryl Christoff, Terri Chu, Joe Cressy, Sam Goldstein, Graham Hollings, Anshul Kapoor, Stella Karagiannakis, Albert Koehl, Tonny Louie, Charles MacDonald, Sam Novak, Kat Shermak, Sarah Thompson, Nick Wright, Mike Yen

Barton St Traffic Meeting

Please join the SVRA, Palmerston Ave Public School, the Ward 20 office and Transportation Service technician, Arshad Nazir as well as enforcement officials from 14 Division for a walkabout and discussion of Barton St: the Good, the Bad and the Seriously Ugly…

When: Tuesday October 21st, 2014

Time: 6:00pm walkabout followed by 7:00 – 8:00pm discussion at St Albans Boys’ and Girls’ Club.

Meet us at the corner of Barton and Palmerston – Pete the Crossing Guard’s usual spot

This is a follow up meeting to the May 2014 SVRA meeting attended by Mr Nazir and the Ward 20 office

There are a number of very serious, ongoing traffic and safety-related concerns along Barton, in the School Zone and along Palmerston Ave. We are hoping this meeting will provide a tangible plan for some meaningful solutions to many of the neighbourhood/school’s concerns for area traffic and safety.

Please see the SVRA website for the history of this discussion, including minutes from the May SVRA meeting and other traffic/Barton St information: https://seatonvillage.ca/traffic-safety/

If you’d like to be a part of the SVRA Traffic and Safety team or if you have some ideas, and aren’t able to come to the meeting please let us know: seatonvillagetoronto@gmail.com

Other Safety and traffic concerns: please let us know!

Central Technical School and Championship Field Improvements – ongoing

The Seaton Village Residents’ Association Executive members do not support the TDSB’s current proposal for or means employed by the TDSB, former school Trustee Chris Bolton or interim Trustee Briony Glassco to realize“championship field improvements” at Central Tech School through a private deal with Razor Management Ltd.

This is a decision arrived at after many months of the executive learning about both positions and understanding the details of the proposal as it unfolded – from the TDSB and from concerned residents in Harbord Village and from the Palmerston Area Residents’ Association. All information is available for those who seek it at the Harbord Village Residents’ Association website – with significant dates attached – at the Ward 10 Website, for those who wish to sign up for interim Trustee Glassco’s newsletters, from City of Toronto documents – and all other entirely public forum, In fact, Central Tech has it’s own open Facebook page. Information is being posted the the SVRA website ongoing. We apologise for any delays in posting information that contradicts accountability and transparency on the part of the SVRA.

Members of the SVRA executive were at CTS Field information meetings, attended Ward 10 meetings with Trustee Bolton and have been privy to ongoing communications from the Ward 10 School Trustee, from the Harbord Village Residents’ Association (HVRA) and its members/task force and from Palmerston Area Residents’ Association (PARA) whose members also participated on the task force working group.

The SVRA Executive has and continues to discuss the matter with the boards of the HVRA, PARA, the Annex Residents’ Association (ARA) and the Huron Sussex Residents’ Organization, and we continue to receive communications from interim Trustee Glassco.

Please note: At no point in time has the goal of revitalizing the CTS field been challenged or opposed by the SVRA Executive, or, for that matter, by other RA’s or by the Ward 20 Councillor(s).

Clearly the field is in need of attention and drastic improvement for the benefit of the students. The SVRA does not oppose development of this field; opposition is for THIS proposed development of the field. The SVRA Executive supports their community partners the HVRA and PARA, and opposes the privatization of the field, the deal the TDSB made with Razor, and takes serious issue with the conduct, intention, communication and messaging of former Trustee Bolton, the TDSB, and interim Trustee Briony Glassco.

Furthermore, the Executive believes this matter should be held over until a Ward 10 TDSB Trustee and Ward 20 Councillor have been elected.

TDSB v City of Toronto to view the decision made at Divisional Court on September 30th, 2014

For information including detailed time lines of events from Harbord Village Residents’ Association: http://www.harbordvillage.com/

For information from Ward 10/TDSB: http://www.myward10.ca/

Central Tech’s website: “WTF” updates from Interim Trustee Glassco: http://schools.tdsb.on.ca/centraltech

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