Monthly Archives: November 2014

November Community Updates

Hi Seaton Villagers!
First, a very heart-felt thank you to Councillor Ramkhalawansingh who served as interim Ward 20 Councillor following Councillor Vaughan’s move to federal politics. I’m not sure if you’ve been privy to her communications, but they are spectacular and will be missed. Read the latest Ward 20 newsletter and updates
As well, a very very fond farewell to Rebecca Keenan who has served as a long time Constituency Assistant at the Ward 20 office, and recently served as Councillor Ramkhalawansingh’s Executive Assistant. Rebecca has been our life line to the Ward 20 office assisting Seaton Village with the park renewal effort (ongoing), traffic and safety issues, facilitating events – well, everything!
Rebecca we are very happy to learn of your move to the Ward 13 Parkdale-High Park office to function as Councillor Sarah Doucette’s EA. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Perhaps it isn’t farewell, but see you soon around City Hall 🙂
Thank you so much for everything Rebecca
Welcome Councillor Cressy – as of 12:01am November 30th, we will have our new councillor. A hearty congrats and welcome to the helm!

Barton Ave Safety and Traffic Discussion

Recently the SVRA met to discuss some of the challenges with Barton Ave, including the somewhat recently revised parking scheme and the effects of that change

The minutes of the walkabout and discussion on October 21st as well as further discussion at the November 11th SVRA meeting can be read Barton Ave Traffic and Safety Walkabout and Meeting October 21st and a complete history is on the Traffic and Safety section of this website

Community Forum on Rail Safety: Please join Adam Vaughan M.P Trinity Spadina and colleagues for a discussion of this important issue

Date: Friday November 28th – 7:00 – 9:00pm
Location: Church of the Messiah
Interested in Planning and Growth in and around the neighbourhood?

Dec 9 Bathurst Bloor Four Corners Community Consultation Meeting

As a part of the Bathurst St Study the City is holding a community consultation where you can learn more about this study, ask questions, speak with City Planning staff, and share your comments. This meeting and open house are an opportunity to provide your comments and give your input on the emerging vision and draft principles for the future of the Bathurst-Bloor area. City Planning staff will be available to answer questions, and the presentation will include a review of the results of the Bathurst Study.
Details are as follows31243755093
Date: Tuesday December 9, 2014
Time: 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. presentation AND 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. open house
Place: Central Tech School Cafeteria
725 Bathurst Street, enter from Borden Street
This area-specific study will create a vision and ultimately policy for the Bathurst-Bloor four corners area including but not limited to recommendations for achieving public realm improvements, pedestrian and cycling connections, heritage conservation, open space, new parks, the relationship of transit stations with their surroundings, built form, a full range of residential unit sizes and affordability and land use.

Hosted by: Councillor Mike Layton (Ward 19), Councillor-Elect Joe Cressy (Ward 20), and Liora Freedman (City of Toronto
West side of Bathurst East side of Bathurst

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A cold, windy and AMAZING Seaton Village Pumpkin Patch in Vermont Square Park!

On a VERY cold November 1st, Vermont Square Park was aglow with almost 400 amazing pumpkins donated by very creative Seaton Villagers for our annual Pumpkin Patch!  Displaying

Thanks to everyone who brought their pumpkins, fought the chilly winds thwarting the flames to keep them aglow, and assisted Jon Osmond with getting the pumpkins into the bins at the end of the night.  A Herculean task!

Thanks to Alexis, Peter  and Dexter for making the delicious beverages, bringing them to the park and assisting with the urns so graciously donated by Gervais Party Rental! Thanks Torie Gervais and Gervais Party Rentals

Thanks to the Ward 20 office for arranging the event permit and to Brian Green, our park Super, for geting those bins for post-event pumpkin pickup

Thanks to your generosity the SVRA was able to cover the costs for this event: candles, lighter, beverages and marshmallows

Next year we promise to make more hot chocolate 🙂


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SVRA Meeting Tuesday November 11th, 2014

A friendly reminder of the SVRA meeting tomorrow night, November 11th, 2014

Time: 7:00 – 8:30

Location: St Albans Boys’ and Girls’ Club, upstairs in the AV room


The Square is a rare jewel in the neighbourhood and in Toronto. Future planning must be mindful of the special and specific nature of the cluster of homes that form the inner circle of the Square. Interested? Come on out to share your thoughts!

Hope to see you there!

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