The following notice was sent in by the meeting organizers. A downloadable copy of the flyer is available here.:
Come meet your Ward18/Davenport Candidates.
Ana Bailao, Kevin Beaulieu, Frank de Jong, Nha Le, Jack Triolo, Hema Vyas, Ken Wood
The following notice comes from the City of Toronto, regarding the installation of bicycle lanes on Lansdowne Ave. between Bloor St. and Davenport Rd.
Please take note of this upcoming meeting at City Hall regarding the expansion of diesel train traffic in the Georgetown rail corridor on the western side of our neighbourhood.
All Aboard? Diesel, electric and clean air: Which way forward?
This forum is an opportunity for public discussion of the proposed Metrolinx expansion of the Georgetown South transit line and the rail link from Union Station to Pearson.
The Board of Health supports expanded public transit as a way to reduce vehicle traffic, but remains concerned about health risks and air quality impacts predicted with the proposed diesel rail expansion.
Forum Date: Monday, March 22, 2010
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Place: Council Chambers, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street W.
Public Transit: Subway to either Queen (Yonge line) or Osgoode (University line) and walk over to Bay St. Alternatively, take the Bay bus #6 or #6A northbound from Union Station or southbound from the Bay subway station (transfer required). Disembark at Albert Street.
There will be a panel discussion, followed by a question period. Everyone is welcome to attend. Registration is not required.
Lisa posted this meeting notice on the Sterling Studio Lofts discussion forum:
I live in the town homes on Merchant Lane and just received something in my mailbox last night. It was a flyer that read as follows:
"Proposal to demolish the sterling lofts and build two, twenty story structures on the site!
If you wish to oppose these plans please attend the meeting at:
The Ukrainian Cultural Centre
1604 Bloor Street West
Date: February 17th, 2010
Seems like awfully short notice for this meeting. Anyone else get this flyer? Going to the meeting?
You can discuss this meeting and development proposal on the Sterling Studio Lofts discussion forum.
I asked Councillor Giambrone's office about this meeting, and was sent the original meeting notice that was distributed to the residents of 221-227 Sterling Rd. Staff also explained some of the background behind this meeting. Read on below.
Here are my notes from the January 18 2010 meeting about the ongoing developments at the former Tower Automotive properties. Hosted by Castlepoint Realty Partners (the property owners / developers) and the South Perth and Sterling Rd. Residents Association at the Church of the First Born, the meeting was certainly informative and interesting. It attracted about 40 people from all around this community (guessing, I didn't count).
My notes are just quick points that I jotted down at the meeting. If you have any of your own comments or corrections, please feel free to reply below.
Note: You can view the huge versions of the images by clicking on them. The fine details may still be hard to read.
Make Your Views Known at the OMB Hearing for
1540 Bloor Street West (Giraffe)
The OMB hearing for 1540 Bloor Street West (the Giraffe building) will be held January 19th – 21st, and Jan 25th - 29th, 2010, at the OMB office at 655 Bay Street, Suite 1600, beginning at 10:00 am. If possible we would like you to attend Tuesday to show a strong community presence.
The next DIGIN meeting takes place on Tuesday February 9th 2010, 7:00PM in the Ambrico Room of the Wallace-Emerson Community Centre, 1260 Dufferin St. (at Dupont).
DIGIN meetings are a great place to meet other residents and find out more about what is happening in the general Bloor-Lansdowne area. There are often representatives from Councillor Giambrone's office to provide updates about local issues and other news.
I haven't received a complete agenda for the meeting yet, but the main focus of this month's meeting is that our member of Parliament for Davenport, Mario Silva, will be in attendance to answer questions. See below for the email sent by DIGIN's chain, Donna Cowan:
Want to know what's happening with the vacant Tower Automotive property on Sterling Rd. south of Bloor St.? Castlepoint Developments is hosting a series of meetings to discuss plans with the community. Details about this first meeting were passed on to us by Phil from the South Perth and Sterling Road Residents Association:
We will be hosting the first of our Community Outreach meeting(s) for the Sterling properties owned by Castlepoint on January 18, 2010 - 7pm at the Church of the First Born (72 Perth Ave.) located directly next to our vacant property fronting on Perth Street. Parking is available on the vacant lands.
Coffee/Tea and cookies are provided
NOTE: I closed comments on this item. Discussion is over here where I posted the notes from the meeting.
Meeting announcement from the Fuzzy Boundaries group:
More than a year ago, a residents' group called Fuzzy Boundaries asked the community to name the neighbourhood, and since then more than 200 ideas have been put forward.
You are invited to our third public meeting, where residents will make their pitch for a favourite name.
There will be no keynote speaker, just a gathering of neighbours exchanging ideas. Brockton Addition? Junction Triangle? The Railpath? As always, it promises to be a lively and engaging discussion. Afterwards, vote for your choice January 15 to 29 at fuzzyboundaries.ca or at the Perth/Dupont Library.
When?: Thursday January 14, 7pm, at 45 Ernest Avenue (the new Boys and Girls Club location).
All are welcome to attend this free event.
For details, call Kevin at 416-537-1128 or visit fuzzyboundaries.ca where discussions about our great neighbourhood take place online.
Some more details about the January 14 meeting, as posted on the Fuzzy Boundaries site:
Thursday's third and final public meeting will be held at the new Boys and Girls Club location at 45 Ernest Avenue at 7 p.m. The meeting will be moderated by Fuzzy Boundaries' group member Warren McPherson. The meeting is designed to give everyone an opportunity to speak about a name they like or dislike.
The format is quite simple, the moderator will select people at random to speak for one or two minutes for a neighbourhood name they like. The floor will then be open for one other person to speak against that name (if there is anyone). The moderator will then select another person to speak about a different name, then a person against that name and so on until all the names have been covered. Then the meeting will go through all the names a second time that people want to speak for and against and then a third time (and so on) until everyone has had an opportunity to speak.
At the end of the meeting ballots will be made available for anyone wishing to vote for a name. For people who want to think about their decision a little more, the formal voting period will run from Janaury 15 to January 29. You can vote on-line here at the Fuzzy Boundaries web site or at the Perth/Dupont location of the Toronto Public Library at 1589 Dupont Street.
We hope to see you on Thursday night.
Meeting announcement from the Clean Train Coalition:
General Meeting - October 21