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Seaton Village Residents’ Association Meeting announcements, minutes or discussion.

SVRA Meeting Tuesday November 14, 2017

This is the final SVRA meeting for 2017, so we’d like to have the community set the agenda.

  • Is there something you’d like to know (more) about and discuss?
  • Want more social events?
  • Debating becoming involved but would like to learn more..?!
  • Still on the fence about becoming a Street Rep?!
  • What else?!
  • We’ll also be setting the date for SVRA AGM…wanna’ be president or VP or head up a committee?!?!

Please let us know so we can add it to the agenda

Mail us at seatonvillagetoronto@gmail.com

Here are SVRA Meeting Minutes_Oct 10 2017s from our October 10, 2017 SVRA meeting.

Meeting Details

Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm

Location: Vermont Square Long Term Care Home (basement) 914 Bathurst St @ Barton Ave

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SVRA Meeting Tuesday October 10, 2017

Please join the SVRA and community members for our upcoming SVRA meeting

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm

Location: Basement – Vermont Square Long-term Care Facility 914 Bathurst Street Toronto, Toronto, ON M5R 3G5

[Draft] Agenda

  • Street Rep Program*
  • Traffic and Safety initiatives – street/street requests. I.e., speed humps, Stop signs
  • Updates: Lay-bys; Palmerston Ave north Dupont pedestrian light; Mirvish Village demolition and construction schedules; OMB prehearing for 4 Corners Bathurst Bloor appeals + SVRA incorporation; Lane Naming Project
  • PUMPKIN PATCH! November 1, 2017
  • Other business

Please submit any street-specific traffic/safety initiatives, your questions or agenda item requests to the SVRA in advance of the meeting: seatonvillagetoronto@gmail.com

STREET REP SYSTEM

The SVRA is recruiting community members to act as “Street Reps.”

Responsibilities: act as an information conduit between SVRA and your street neighbours. Forward/circulate information via email. Sometimes act as street representative -or find an alternate neighbour(s) willing to do so- at SVRA meetings

Qualifications: If you know a lot of your neighbours, are Chief Communication Officer for your street party, have a LOT of contact info for your street residents/neighbours, then you’re perfect for the job!

Objective: Assist with raising awareness of the SVRA,  communicate local issues, events and help provide community updates from the SVRA and Councillor Cressy/City Staff

Communication and collaboration with the neighbourhood/our neighbourhood partners are essential to ensure the SVRA is as responsive and effective as possible in addressing neighbourhood issues and to ensure meaningful approaches and treatments of these issues.  This info exchange also helps our Councillor and staff best address community issues at City Hall.
The SVRA believes its success depends on membership and a representative contact list so we can reach as many community members as possible!
The next SVRA Meeting will be November 14, 2017

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SVRA Special Presentation + Meeting Residential/Neighbourhood Planning​ and the Committee of Adjustment

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

 
 
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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:  ReadHow to avoid the next St James Town

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SVRA Meeting Wednesday, April 12 2017

SVRA Meeting  –  Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm

Location: St Albans Boys and Girls Club, upstairs in the AV room (midway down hall on right side)

Agenda

Other Business:

  • April 22 – Vermont Square Park Community Cleanup!
  • Compost + Ward 20 Environment Days,
  • Westbank – Honest Ed’s/ Mirvish Village Redevelopment update

Have a great idea for a local project? Would you like to volunteer and want to learn how? Questions? Would you like to add to the agenda? Please send us a message: seatonvillagetoronto@gmail.com

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SVRA + Palmerston School Council joint Traffic/Transportation and Safety Meeting Wednesday January 18th 2017

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

Agenda

  1. Welcome
  2. Brief description of purpose of meeting = 20 minutes
  3. Transportation & Traffic Safety (TTS) Committee organization = 10 minutes
  4. Break out focus group sessions = 30 minutes
  5. Identify 4 or 5 major priorities to present to Transportation Services = 20 minutes
  6. TTS Committee next steps  = 10 minutes
  7. 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

Background information

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

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Seaton Village Neighbourhood Survey !

Seaton Village!
 
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: seatonvillagetoronto@gmail.com

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The Fringe Festival In Seaton Village?

 

The Fringe Festival is looking for a new venue starting in 2017.

 

 

COMMUNITY MEETING NOTICE (COMMUNITY MEETING NOTICEWednesday, May 11th at 6:30pm  

Be a part of the discussion!

The Seaton Village Residents Association and The Toronto Fringe Festival are pleased to invite you to a community meeting

DateWednesday May 11, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm

Location:  Monsignor Fraser College Annex (700 Markham St.)

The proposal is for an ongoing annual partnership beginning with the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival (July 5th -16, 2017).

Please join us as we work towards a cohesive vision that balances a community festival in a city neighbourhood.

We will discuss the proposed plan for the Toronto Fringe Festival to create a festival hub in the outdoor space at Monsignor Fraser College Annex

The festival hub is active daily for the 12 day festival, and includes an arts market, beer gardens and food vendors.

PLEASE NOTE: The SVRA supports the Fringe Festival in general and their search for a new location once Honest Ed’s parking lot is no longer available. The SVRA has not expressed support for the use of Monsignor Fraser’s lot as a location for the Fringe Festival. 

This opportunity is for community members and Fringe organizers to discuss the POTENTIAL use of the site for 2017 and beyond.  The Fringe festival, Trustee Davis, the Ward 20 office and the SVRA have NOT already agreed to use of the site for the 2017 Fringe nor has any other partnership been agreed to.

This outreach is to ensure community members – especially those living in and around the site – are aware of the proposal and can participate in a more fulsome discussion about this event and any further decision-making.

So, please pass this information along and please attend this meeting to hear more about Fringe’s plans and express your comments and concerns to the festival organizers so organizers can learn how to proceed.

 
WHO WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE?
 Trustee Jo-Ann Davis
 Colin Burns from Councillor Cressy’s Office
 Marcello Mancuso, Principal of Msgr Fraser College
 Executive Director Kelly Straughan and Managing Director Lucy Eveleigh from the Toronto Fringe

 

  • Can’t attend? Questions? please email the SVRA: seatonvillagetoronto@gmail.com

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