Category Archives: Community Events

Upcoming events in our communities, such as street festivals, parties or waste collection.

Summer Solstice 2018 in VSP

It’s back..Solstice fun in Vermont Square Park!  Thursday June 21, 2018 – from6:00pm

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Please join the SVRA and your neighbours to celebrate 17 – 18 hours of daylight – it’s the LONGEST day of the year. Come enjoy a hot dog BBQ (including beef, chicken and veggie dogs), S’mores and an awesome bonfire in VSP.

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Jam with Russell!!!

Bring your guitars, ukulele, recorder, accordion, shakers bongos, bells, triangles, maracas, cymbals….heck, even your glockenspiel to the park for some musical fun with Russell Leon a.k.a Russell Sprout! from 6:00 – 7:00

Bonfire until 10:00pm.

Wood contributions VERY welcome!

An awesome huge THANKS to   unnamed  for their very generous contribution to the event!

Happy Summer everyone – Hope to see you all in the park – Let the games begin!

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Dupont St Developments Construction Meeting: Tuesday May 29, 2018

Dupont Development Construction Management Public Open House

May 29th 6:30 – 8:30pm

St Bruno Catholic School, gym (402 Melita Crescent)

Councillor Cressy and Councillor Mike Layton are hosting an Open House to give residents an opportunity to discuss the progress of a number of development projects along Dupont Street in Wards 19 and 20. At the meeting, you will be able to review the Construction Plans for 420, 500, 740 and 840 + 860 Dupont Street and learn more about managing construction in the area.

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Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Time: 5:30pm- 7:30pm
Location: St. Bruno’s Catholic School, 402 Melita Crescent  (just west of Christie/south of Davenport)

The City’s adoption of a final report on August 25, 2014 was appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). A tentative settlement was reached through mediation that City Council voted to endorse in March 2016 with hearing completion in May 2016. The OMB issued a decision on January 20, 2017 approving OPA 271 and Zoning By-law 1011-2014. On February 1, 2017, the OMB issued a decision approving the site-specific Official Plan amendment and Zoning By-law amendment applications for the sites at 275 Albany Avenue & 420 Dupont Street, 500 Dupont Street, 740 Dupont Street, and 840-860 Dupont Street

Site work has begun at the 740 Dupont St/RioCan project (formerly Grand Touring Automobiles) + the Pioneer gas station has closed (sob) on the Sobey’s project site signalling the start of the redevelopment process in Ward 19. Two of the applications are slated for construction soon in Ward 20: 500 Dupont and 420 Dupont.

Both Councillors’ goal is to ensure that the impacts from construction are managed and limited – to do this,  feedback is needed from local residents and residents’ associations!

For further information please refer to the City’s website here.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please feel free to contact our offices to learn more:

Councillor Cressy, 416-392-4044 or email councillor_cressy@toronto.ca
Councillor Layton, 416-397-4110 or email councillor_layton@toronto.ca

 

 

 

 

 

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Ward 20 Community Environment Day Saturday May 26

When: 10:00 am – 2:00pm

Where: Central Tech School (along Borden St north of Harbord St/south of Lennox St) 

Ward 20 ED 2018 

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University Rosedale All Candidates Forum – Tuesday May 22, 2018

All Candidates Forum for University-Rosedale (Ontario 2018 Provincial Election)

Venue: Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church and Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts           427 Bloor St W (@ Robert St)

Date: Tuesday 22nd May

 
A total of six candidates will be participating in the forum:
 
  • Jessica Bell (New Democratic Party)
  • Jo-Ann Davis (Liberal Party)
  • Tim Grant (Green Party)
  • Gillian Smith (Progressive Conservative Party)
  • Daryl Christoff (New People’s Choice Party)
  • Doug MacLeod (Independent)
  • The candidate for the Libertarian Party, Les Zulauf, will be in the audience, but will not be participating with the other candidates
 
Format: Each candidate will be given 2 minutes for an opening statement and 2 minutes for a closing statement. Note: these time limits [and the times given below] may be altered according to the number of candidates [the fewer the candidates, the more time each gets to speak at each interval] and the advice and wishes of the sponsoring organizations. It should not exceed 5 minutes in any case
 
Followed by: Questions from the floor, including from sponsoring organizations
 
Questions may be posed to one candidate or ideally to all candidates. If the question is for all candidates, each candidate will be given one minute each to respond.
If the question is asked of one candidate, that candidate will be given one minute to respond. – All other candidates will be given 30 seconds to comment on the question and/or its response. At the discretion of the Chair, the candidate who was asked the original question may be allowed a 30 second rebuttal.
 
This election’s all-candidate’s Forum is being sponsored by:
Harbord Village Residents’ Association (HVRA),
Avenue Bloor Cottingham Residents’ Association (ABCRA)
Annex Residents’ Association (ARA),
Seaton Village Residents’ Association (SVRA),
Palmerston Area Residents’ Association (PARA),
Huron Sussex Residents’ Organization (HSRO)
Grange Community Association (GCA)
+
Bloor Annex Business Improvement Area (BIA)
Mirvish Village BIA
The Harbord Street BIA

 

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Green Line Implementation Plan April 23, 2018: Public consultation Meeting

The vision to make this provincially-owned infrastructure corridor also function as a publicly accessible green line has been a goal for many years.

The technical details of this image can be described by contacting the project coordinator listed on this page
Click to enlarge concept drawing

In Phase 2, an overall conceptual master plan will be developed for the proposed Green Line, complete with design guidelines, design details and site-specific schematic designs for various public spaces proposed within the corridor.

It will also include the preparation of a priority and phasing plan and an implementation schedule with preliminary cost estimates. This work will provide a method for the City to realize the proposed conceptual master plan over time.

The Green Line Implementation Plan Report will propose a high quality public open space system with a recognizable visual identity that meets the needs of the community, invites people to a unique setting, and becomes a part of the lasting legacy and image of our city.

Phase 2: Draft Conceptual Master Plan

  • Date: April 23, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: City of Toronto Archives, 255 Spadina Road

City staff and the consultant team members will present the Draft Conceptual Master Plan, receive input from the public, and discuss next steps. Everyone is welcome to attend.

View the Green Line Public Meeting April 23_2018 notice 

 

 

 

***Councillor Joe Mihevc, Ward 21, and Councillor Cesar Palacio, Ward 17, will be in attendance.

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SVRA Meeting April 10, 2018 FOCUS: Vermont Square Park field work + area park updates

SVRA meeting Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Time: 7:00 – 8:30

Location: Vermont Square Longterm Care facility, lower level rec room (914 Bathurst St @ Barton Ave)

Agenda

  • Discussion of current state of field + revised field improvement option + tentative schedule;
  • DOA – Dog Owner Association VSP – new!
  • Monsignor Fraser + Green Line implementation Plan – Public Meeting April 23, 2018
  • April 28: Community Cleanup – Dennis Lee Playground + Ward 20 Compost drop
  • Update: May AGM (rescheduled date)
  • Other business

History: The central field in Vermont Square Park is enjoyed as both dog off-leash park + for a wide variety of other activities.

In 2015, the field renovation work was completed after a lengthy park renovation process that included the Dennis Lee Playground, installation of the bench, games tables and seating throughout the park + new pathways and hard-surface rec area off the Bill Bolton service road/beside the arena.

Several problematic issues have impacted the field since it was re-opened in 2015, including highly compacted earth, pooling or “ponding” along the swale, soil erosion etc.

Councillor Cressy’s office has allocated funds to assist with field improvements. Bob Duguid, Sr Project Coordinator with PFR Construction Management and Capital Projects is working with the community to ensure the best option is selected to insure meaningful improvements to the soil, drainage system and field ground cover.

We are in discussion with Bob Duguid and Dol Turf Specialists + our Park Supervisor, Brian Green, to modify and customize the action plan for the field.

We encourage you to come to the meeting, learn about the possible revised option(s) and participate in the discussions.

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Vermont Square Park + Bill Bolton Arena Spring and Summer 2018 Construction projects

Vermont Square Park Improvements 2018

 The Central field in Vermont Square Park was renovated in 2015. The process to complete the work was involved and long. Unfortunately, what we’ve discovered since, is that the subsurface earth is so compacted that nothing is able to grow very successfully whether it be knotweed or, preferably, grass. This leaves the field a muddy mess or bare during the shoulder months. In summer the field is reduced to a dust bowl.

 Options, including alternatives to grass, have been explored with the City; for example, mulch, pea gravel or an asphalt aggregate. None of these options would allow for the variety of activities currently enjoyed on the central field.

 At the March 15th SVRA meeting, City Parks Senior Project Coordinator, Bob Duguid described options to remedy problems affecting the turf, with grading issues and water ponding on the central field. Please see the SVRA Meeting Minutes March 15 2018_ VSP_DOA FINAL for a full description.

Funds are being made available from the Ward 20 budget. In the October 2018 municipal elections we will become a part of Ward 19. There is no guarantee funds will be made available from the Ward 19 office budget. Community members at the March 15, 2018 SVRA meeting unanimously opted for a complete field makeover.

This will result in the closure of the main field for 3 – 4 months starting this Spring.

 We’d like to hear from others in the community so we can answer any questions you might have and respond to comments.

Questions and comments can be sent to the SVRA from Wednesday March 28, 2018 – Sunday April 8, 2018     email: seatonvillagetoronto@gmail.com

A SVRA meeting to discuss the upcoming field work will take place on April 10, 2018

Time 7:00 – 8:30

Location: Vermont Square Long Term Care facility (914 Bathurst St.)

 

Bill Bolton Arena

The SVRA has just learned details of the major facility/rink construction work scheduled at Bill Bolton Arena during the Spring and Summer months.

This work will result in parts of the playground and the north east corner of the field being sectioned off to provide contractor staging, storage and parking areas.

The wading pool and playground south of the wading pool will remain open throughout the summer.

 Please view the official construction notice: FLYER-BOLTON-CAPITAL-WORKS from the City of Toronto for more information on this project and to see impacts to the playground and park.

  • Updates will be provided by the SVRA, BBA and the City of Toronto as these projects move forward.

 We do appreciate the frustration caused by the inconvenience of playground and field closures during these parallel construction projects in Vermont Square Park.

 Many thanks to Councillor Cressy for allocating funds to make these much needed improvements to our community amenities and to City of Toronto Parks staff for their ongoing work.

Monsignor Fraser College – Annex: A New Urban Green Space!

On 9 January, 2018, TDCSB Trustee Jo-Ann Davis and Councillor Joe Cressy held a joint TCDSB / City of Toronto Open House at Monsignor Fraser College – Annex Campus, to inform the local community of an exciting new partnership that will see the current fence-enclosed asphalt playground on Markham St turned into an urban green space with areas for both student programming and the wider Seaton Village community.

Work is expected to start at the end of June, 2018, and to take approximately 3 months to complete.  The City of Toronto has committed approximately $300,000 to the project, and well as to the ongoing maintenance of the site, which will see the southern portion of the Monsignor Fraser College site transformed into a shared use urban green space.  Read more

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