A friendly reminder of the Seaton Village Residents’ Association meeting and special presentation with Robert Brown – TONIGHT!
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Location: Vermont Square Long Term Care facility 914 Bathurst St (at Barton Ave)
Please join the SVRA and your neighbours for a very special evening with Robert Brown, former Chair and longtime panel member with the Committee of Adjustment
From 2007 -2015, Robert sat on panel (A) of the Committee of Adjustment for Toronto and East York. In 2015 Robert assumed the Chair for Panel A of the COA. Robert is also the former Chair of the Annex Residents’ Association and continues to work in an advisory role on local planning applications with the ARA and the Harbord Village Residents’ Association.
Come learn about residential planning: where to start – the City of Toronto’s residential Planning process, applying to the COA, how to effectively communicate with neighbours about your own or your neighbour’s residential planning application, understanding the COA process, the role of your residents’ association and City Councillor in the process and more. Learn from a home renovation expert/contractor and engineer how to navigate your home reno and the COA.
New to Residential Planning is the Toronto Local Appeals Board which is replacing the OMB for contested residential COA applications. Robert will walk us through this new process.
The Seaton Village RA is Neighbourhood “Visioning” plan: this includes residential and commercial development + local traffic and safety initiatives – please join us to learn more and be a part of the group!
Other business for this meeting will include:
- an update on traffic and safety initiatives underway;
- an update on the Dupont St corridor development following the May 4 meeting with developers, the City Planning Staff and Councillors Cressy and Layton + next steps with Mirvish Village
- April 12 SVRA Meeting minutes – for approval. Attached.
We look forward to seeing you and having you a part of our discussion!
From Toronto Star
Wednesday, May 17: Read – OMB Reform praised as “bold” boon to local democracy
Tuesday, May 16: Chris Hume on the Mirvish Village development: Read– How to avoid the next St James Town
Join Councillors Cressy and Layton for a drop-in open house on coming developments along the Dupont Corridor
Date: Thursday, May 4th 6:30 – 9:00pm
Location: Sacre-Coeur Elementary School, Gymnasium (98 Essex St)
In March 2016, Councillors Layton and Cressy wrote to our Dupont communities with an update on the settlements the City reached on 840 and 500 Dupont, as well as 420 Dupont/275 Albany Ave. A settlement has also been reached on 740 Dupont.
Today, there are still some elements to these applications where we can provide input. Join us on May 4th for an update on these developments, as well as to provide input on the public realm design, transportation details, and more.
For more information, see the meeting notice here.
Please join the SVRA and Palmerston School Council to discuss school zone and area traffic and safety with the SVRA, members of the school’s Admin and school council, 14 Division and Colin Burns from Councillor Cressy’s office
When: Wednesday, January 18th
Time: Open House: 6:00 – 6:30 Meeting 6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: Palmerston Ave Jr Public School, 734 Palmerston Ave – in the school library
- Brief description of purpose of meeting = 20 minutes
- Transportation & Traffic Safety (TTS) Committee organization = 10 minutes
- Break out focus group sessions = 30 minutes
- Identify 4 or 5 major priorities to present to Transportation Services = 20 minutes
- TTS Committee next steps = 10 minutes
- Dupont and Palmerston Crossing = 30 minutes from 8:15 – 8:45pm – discuss options for the crossing and to try and settle on one option.
PLEASE NOTE: we will not be discussing the Bloor St Bike lane project and the alleged impacts on Barton Ave traffic and neighbourhood parking at this meeting. Given the pilot has several months of information gathering and review to go and there exists means to input information about the lanes/impacts, it is believed further discussion is premature and there are MANY other significant neighbourhood issues and concerns to be considered.
To learn more about the pilot project, participate in the City’s online survey, obtain contact information for project lead, Jason Diceman, please visit the City’s dedicated Bloor St Bike lane project page
SVRA Website Traffic page – most complete history: https://seatonvillage.ca/traffic-safety/
Child care will be available. Please RSVP the SVRA to indicate how many children require care
Pizza and veggies will be available for the kids in care – please indicate any food sensitivities or allergies in advance!
Hope to see you there!
NOTE: Here are the meeting SVRA and PSC School Zone and Area Traffic_Transportation_Safety Meeting January 18_2017 for the SVRA + Palmerston School Traffic and Safety Meeting
Given the significant conversations the community is having about area traffic and safety, the SVRA is planning a meeting in collaboration with Palmerston School Council mid January 2017
The SVRA is attempting to learn what matters most to Seaton Villagers about life in our awesome community so that together we can adjust SVRA efforts to align with the community’s interests and priorities AND so we can do it meaningfully!
Please take a few minutes to complete this survey IF you live in Seaton Village. It’s really important the community’s voice comes through in the survey results.
So please please and RESPECTFULLY, JUST THOSE RESIDING From Bloor St north to the tracks just north of Dupont and From Bathurst (west side) to (ease side of) Christie St Fill this out and pass it along to your friends and neighbours in Seaton Village
Questions? Comments? Want to receive SVRA communications – want to be a part of the SVRA!!!! We can certainly use you and your talents/energy!
Send us a message: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join the SVRA and community members for an upcoming meeting
Wednesday May 4, 2016
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Location: Christ the Saviour Church, 823 Manning Ave, Toronto, ON M6G 2W7 (we apologize, but this is not a fully accessible facility)
- Dupont St mediated outcomes
- Dupont and Palmerston request for cross walk– gg to Council May 10th
- Seaton Village Urban Design and Visioning
- Vermont Square Park – field conditions, public consultations and steps for remediation
- Fringe Festival Request to consider Monsignor Fraser College for 2017 season – strategies for neighbourhood consultation – May 11 Meeting scheduled (details TBA)
- Other business: Bike Lanes on Bloor update + Westbank development updates + Rail Safety Town Hall brief
The SVRA welcomes you to bring your neighbourhood concerns and great ideas to the meeting!
Volunteers always needed and wanted – please attend to learn ways to participate
Note: Vermont Square Park + Playground community clean up: Saturday May 7 from 10am – 12:30pm
Come to the park and learn more about the STOP’s YIMBY program and Karma Co-op, located in Seaton Village!
Rail Safety Town Hall
Hosted by MPs Carolyn Bennett & Chrystia Freeland with special guest Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport
Date: Wednesday April 27, 2016
Location: Walmer Road Baptist Church 188 Lowther Ave, Toronto (Walmer & Lowther)
Join Rail Safety First in welcoming our new Minister of Transport the Hon. Marc Garneau, MP (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce–Westmount) as a guest speaker at a Town Hall to examine rail safety in Canada
Are you concerned about the sharp increase of dangerous goods transported by rail across Canada? This is your chance to show our Federal representatives that rail safety needs to be a priority for Ottawa.
- THIS IS THE RAIL LINE JUST NORTH OF DUPONT ST
- BLAST ZONE IS ONE KM AROUND THE TRACKS…That is All of Seaton Village…..
View the invitation on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1879770405567820/
City TV news “It’s a stunning increase.. proportionately, a 28,000-per cent increase in a matter of four years” says Henry Wiercinski of Rail Safety First.
Read the article: http://www.citynews.ca/2016/04/26/rail-safety-group-wants-to-prevent-a-lac-megantic-disaster-in-toronto/
On March 22, Councillor’s Cressy and Layton (Ward 19) hosted an open community meeting at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church on Manning Ave to discuss these appeals and the mediation process underway. (Meeting dupont-corridor-meeting-flyer-march-22-21)
Background: This Appeal Map shows which properties have appealed the Dupont Street Study.
Dupont Street Prepares for a Wave of Redevelopment: Read more on UrbanTo: March 23, 2016
THE GOOD NEWS: Settlement was reached through mediation.
These represent a good outcome for the community, and rather than risking it all through a full hearing, the Councillors advocated recommendations from the Dupont St Study and priorities expressed by community members at the March 22 meeting. It was determined that following staff’s recommendations to protect the community’s vision for Dupont was the best outcome for the neighbourhood.
Councillors Cressy and Layton released a Dupont Street community letter on the Dupont OMB settlements. Additionally, check out Councillor Cressy’s website for more information
To view the City’s Dupont St portal and supporting information about th eDupont St Study
Check out the SVRA website for more in depth material and Dupont St appeals specific property notes _ 2016