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

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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Seaton Village Residents’ Association Meeting May 4

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)

 

Agenda

  • 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!

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Rail Safety Town Hall

Hosted by MPs Carolyn Bennett & Chrystia Freeland with special guest Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport

Date: Wednesday April 27, 2016

Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM

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/

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