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No Entry Barton Ave east of Bathurst St 7 – 9am

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The SVRA and community members have been working on a number of area traffic and safety initiatives with Councillor Cressy’s office, Palmerston Ave P.S, 14 Division and City Transportation Staff.

A significant long-term neighbourhood concern is Barton Ave traffic and related safety issues.

Last spring a No Left Turn 7:00 – 9:00am from Christie onto Barton Ave was erected as an attempt to address cut through traffic along Barton Ave in Seaton Village (SV.)

Over the summer, Annex residents along Barton Ave – who experience the same traffic and safety-related issues and concerns as SV – met with the Ward 20 office and with Transportation Services and they decided to install a No Entry, also during morning rush hour. This compliments a No Left Turn directive at the same intersection.

The No Left Turn from Christie onto Barton and No Entry to Barton east of Bathurst are interim measures. Each and every measure is being monitored to determine impacts on the volume of traffic moving through our neighbourhoods.

Hopefully, these impediments will frustrate and avert cut through traffic seeking to use SV and the Annex as a means to avoid main routes.

Furthermore, traffic stats through the neighbourhoods on Barton Ave have been collected since the installation of the Bloor St bike lanes and is now being analyzed by the City as a part of the Bloor St Bike Lane Project. Results from the study are expected this Fall and will be made public.

While Seaton Village was not consulted on this change to through traffic across Bathurst St, certainly an attempt by local residents to improve local neighbourhood conditions and enhance safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists along Barton Ave. is a completely understandable one.

It is understood that this directive at Barton Ave and Bathurst St is causing re-arrangement of morning routes and travel schedules for SV residents.

The SVRA has discussed this traffic measure with staff at the Ward 20/Councillor Cressy’s office. Knowing this new measure is a contentious one for some in Seaton Village, the SVRA has been assured by the Councillor’s office that opportunity will be afforded to Seaton Village residents – as there has always been – to provide feedback on these directives. As well, please send your feedback to the SVRA so we are aware of any items to be discussed with the community and the Councillor’s office

The SVRA looks forward to collaborating with SV and Annex residents, with Councillor Cressy and City Staff on a safe and effective traffic plan for Barton Ave.

Email: seatonvillagetoronto@gmail.com

 

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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! 
 
 
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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, May 17 Focus: Residential development and the Committee of Adjustment process

Please join the SVRA and special guests, including Robert Brown, former Chair of the ARA and Committee of Adjustment to learn about residential home development and the Committee of Adjustment process and the new Toronto Local Appeals Board. 

This meeting will also provide an opportunity to begin discussing our Seaton Village neighbourhood “Vision Plan” 
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Date: Wednesday, May 16th

Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm

Location: Vermont Square Long Term Care Home  in the basement (914 Bathurst St) – this is a fully accessible site

The complete meeting agenda will be posted Monday, May 15, 2017. Please forward agenda item suggestions to seationvillagetoronto@gmail.com

Read the meeting SVRA Meeting Minutes April 12 2017 (Final) from April 12 SVRA Meeting

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Dupont Corridor Open House Thursday, May 4, 2017

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.

 

 

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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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