Monthly Archives: April 2015

Compost in the Park + Councillor Cressy Environment Day

Vermont Square Park Community Compost Day
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Saturday April 25
11:30 – 1:30
Location: Southwest corner of the park at Olive and Palmerston Ave
Bring a container and a shovel!
Pick up free compost to help you prepare for the growing season!
This compost comes from your leaf and yard waste that the City collects as part of the waste reduction and recycling program
For more information about compost, visit: www.toronto.ca/compost
Compost courtesy of Ward 20 Councillor Joe Cressy joecressy.com councillor_cressy@toronto.ca
Thanks to Councillor Cressy and staff!!!

Come talk to Mik from  untitled to learn more about YIMBY!

Also from Councillor Cressy:

Community Environment Day

We are happy to announce this year’s Ward 20 Community Environment Day

Saturday May 9th, 10am-12pm at Central Technical School.

Community Environment Day is a safe way to dispose of household hazardous waste and other items that can be tough to properly dispose of. You can also pick up free compost. Ward 20’s Environment Day also features many local organizations and associations that come out to let you know what they are working on and how you can get involved.

We will be distributing more information soon, but please let us know if you have any questions: councillor_cressy@toronto.ca

For other Ward 20 news, information sessions and events, please see Councillor Cressy’s (Ward 20) website: joecressy.com

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SVRA Meeting – Tuesday April 21 2015

Where: St Alban’s Boys and Girls Club, upstairs in the AV room (mid way down hall on the right next to the washroom)

Time 7:00 – 8:30pm

Agenda

  • Planning: Westbank + 4 Corners @ Community Council Tuesday April 14th, report on 316 Bloor St, local planning, Urban Design Committee – NEW!
  • Traffic safety – traffic calming + mural project
  • Park Renewal – it’s back!
  • YIMBY
  • AGM

Other business: Rail safety Meeting, Ward 20 RA and BIA round table, Community Clean up: Saturday April 19th Vermont Square Park +++

Please let us know anything you’d like to add to the Agenda or get in touch with questions or concerns

 

Westbank’s redevelopment of Bathurst and Bloor (Honest Ed’s)

Do you have comments to make on the proposed Westbank development of the Mirvish Village? We want to hear from you!

The Mirvish Village Task Force, that includes the SVRA, is working on getting a clearer understanding of the complex plans that Westbank has presented.

Please let us know – send your comments and issues to – seatonvillagetoronto@gmail.com

You may have received this notice in your mailbox: April 14th 2015: Four Corners Bathurst and Bloor – Official Plan Amendment meeting at City Hall (Committee Rm 1. 2nd Floor, City Hall 100 Queen St W)

>>>>> The zoning decisions reached at this meeting will impact the Westbank development

 

 

The STOP – Building Community through local urban agriculture :YIMBY

The Stop Community FoodCenter’s Yes In My Back Yard program. This backyard sharing program connects people who have underused garden space, with neighbours who would love to garden but have to place to do it. We support them with workshops, community events, bulk buying opportunities and more, and It’s all FREE. It also offers a fantastic opportunity for neighbours who might not otherwise interact to become friends.

Interested? Come to the SVRA meeting to learn more 😉

 

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Vermont Park Renewal Phase 3 – April/May 2015

Phase 3 of the Park renewal project has begun.

Based on the Park Master Plan approved by the SVRA in 2011-2012, this phase will involve a series of improvements throughout the Park.

This year’s program has specifically been developed to minimize impact on our use of the Park – no big fences; no big delays.

The most significant task is the development of the hard-surface play area in the “elbow” between St. Alban’s and Bill Bolton Arena. The work includes new paving, new trees, wood deck, table tennis and adjustments to the existing metal fence. New controls on Bill Bolton parking will also be installed.

Other improvements include bench adjustments at the Bocce court, at the Olive/Rossmore intersection and elsewhere in the Park. Some benches will be relocated; a few new ones added. There will also be a large, new climbing rock near the Bocce court.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the SVRA seatonvillagetoronto@gmail.com

To view the history of the park renewal process and the plans for the park, please go to the park renewal page!

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  Vermont Square Park

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      Saturday April 18th Noon – 2:00pm

The City is providing rakes, shovels, gloves and an assortment of bags, but the SVRA could really use your energy and great conversation!

Coffee provided by Starbucks (Dupont st!)

Come learn more about YIMBY and backyard garden sharing

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Hope to see you there!

Plastic toys

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Westbank proposal for Bathurst and Bloor : Honest Ed’s site

Do you have comments to make on the proposed Westbank development of the Mirvish Village? We want to hear from you!

The Mirvish Village Task Force, that includes the SVRA, is working on getting a clearer understanding of the complex plans that Westbank has presented.

Please let us know – send your comments and issues to – seatonvillagetoronto@gmail.com

You may have received this notice in your mailbox: April 14th 2015: Four Corners Bathurst and Bloor – Official Plan Amendment meeting at City Hall (Committee Rm 1. 2nd Floor, City Hall 100 Queen St W)

>>>>> The zoning decisions reached at this meeting will impact the Westbank development

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Public Consultation: UofT plans to build 42 storey mixed-use building 316 Bloor St W

Community Consultation for 316 Bloor St. West 

Please join us for a community consultation meeting to discuss the development proposal for 316 Bloor St. West.

This is an opportunity to make your voice heard about new developments in your neighbourhood. The developer will present their proposal followed by time for questions from attendees.

Date: Thursday April 2nd Time: 6:30-8:30p.m.

Location: University of Toronto, Sidney Smith Building (100 St. George St.), Rm. SS1085

The application proposes to construct a 42 Storey mixed-use building with 535 residential units, consisting of 383 Bachelor and 152 one bedroom units.

Note – City Planning will also be present to give an update on the development of a planning policy framework for Bloor St., from Walmer Rd to St. George St.

Please email councillor_cressy@toronto.ca or call 416-392-4044 if you have any questions.

Hope to see you Thursday to discuss this important proposal, Joe

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