Rathnelly Area Residents Association AGM
Please join me on Thursday, May 8 at 6:30 pm for the Rathnelly Area Residents’ Association’s Annual General Meeting. This year the meeting will be held at The Mabin School, 50 Poplar Plains Road. I’ll be discussing local issues and priorities for our city as well as rail safety concerns.
On Wednesday, May 14 the South Eglinton Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association (SERRA) is hosting their Annual General Meeting. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 9 pm in the Manor Road United Church’s Main Hall at 240 Manor Road East.
If you live in the South Eglinton Community (bounded by Yonge Street to the west, Eglinton Avenue in the north, Bayview Avenue in the east, and Merton Street in the south), this is an opportunity to discuss what is happening in your neighbourhood and to make sure your voice is heard. Along with myself, other invited guests are Trustee Shelley Laskin, representatives from the Eglinton LRT project, officers from 53 Division, and representatives from the Mount Pleasant Village BIA. Topics of discussion will include tackling local crime, progress on the Eglinton LRT, and condo developments in the area.
REMINDER: Community Playground Naming Ceremony for the Sharon, Lois & Bram Playground at June Rowlands Park
Last year, my motion was approved to have the playground at June Rowlands Park named after the celebrated Toronto-based children’s music and entertainment trio, Sharon, Lois & Bram. On Saturday, May 10 at 1 pm, I’ll be hosting a community playground naming ceremony at the Sharon, Lois & Bram Playground to celebrate these beloved members of our midtown community. I hope to see you and your family there for a few songs performed live by Sharon, Lois & Bram!
Community Environment Day
On Thursday, May 29 from 4 pm to 8 pm, I will be hosting my annual Community Environment Day. The location is the North Toronto Memorial Arena at 174 Orchard View Blvd. Please bring any unwanted art supplies, books, toys, and used sports equipment. Facilities will be available to dispose of computers and other hazardous household waste. You can also replace your damaged green bin.
Doors Open Toronto
Doors Open Toronto, one of the city’s most popular annual events, provides free access to buildings of architectural, historic, social and cultural significance to a diverse, all-ages audience. Launched in May 2000 by the City of Toronto, this award-winning event has attracted over 2 million visitors.
The theme for 2014 is Secrets and Spirits… Exploring the Mystery Behind the Door. Secret spaces and stories exist all over Toronto; from the underground bowling alley in one downtown church to the secret tomb in another. Hidden nooks and crannies in the buildings at the University of Toronto hide hundreds of years of history, and little known ghosts haunt the Distillery.
Participating Doors Open 2014 buildings and walking tours located in Ward 22 are:
· City of Toronto Archives (255 Spadina Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 2V3)
· High Level Pumping Station (235 Cottingham St, Toronto, ON M4V 1C6)
· Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens (285 Spadina Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 2V5)
· Upper Canada College (200 Lonsdale Rd, Toronto, ON M4V 1W6)
· Mt. Pleasant Cemetery: Where Soldiers Rest in Peace (walking tour)
This year’s event takes place on Saturday May 24 and Sunday, May 25, 2014. Please click here for a complete list of buildings, tours and hours of operation.