We’re truly fortunate to have such a vibrant local community here in Midtown Toronto and I’m delighted to share some really exciting events coming up over the next few weeks! Please come out to support our local businesses and spend quality time with our neighbours and friends. I’ve also included some important public meetings that might be of interest to you.
My family and I hope to run into you soon!
Come Celebrate the Mount Pleasant Village BIA’s 8th Annual Harvest Fair!
I welcome you to join me and my friends at the Mount Pleasant Village BIA in celebrating the 8th annual Harvest Fair on Saturday September 23rd from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Activities include fall themed family photos, a workshop with Frankie Flowers, face painting, caricaturist, stilt walkers, kids arts & craft corners, pumpkin carving and painting, sidewalk sales, special food offerings, live music and much more!
SERRA’s “Say NO to Brownlow” Community Yard Sale
SERRA (South Eglinton Ratepayers’ & Residents’ Association) invites you to a community yard sale that will help fund and support the community’s continued fight against an inappropriate development proposal, 18 Brownlow. As many of you are aware, the current proposal not only demonstrates complete over-development of the site, but does not respect the principles of the Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan. In order to oppose this at Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), SERRA has had to hire a lawyer and planner. Working with professionals costs a lot of money, and any support will go towards making a case for better development in our community!
Please join us between 9am-4pm on Saturday, September 23rd on the block of Soudan between Mount Pleasant & Redpath to meet your neighbours, find some bargains, and demand good development for our community. Please click here for more information.
Sarah and Claire’s 10th Annual Food Drive
Sarah and Claire challenge neighbourhoods in the City of Toronto to give back and make a difference in their community. Sarah Jordan started a food drive when she was in Grade 1, after hearing a story about Daily Bread Food Bank and their Thanksgiving Food Drive, on CBC Radio. Now entering its 10th year, the food drive, run by Sarah and her sister Claire (11) has raised over 290,000 pounds of food and has involved thousands of students in Toronto (last year alone, over 7,000 students participated). Sarah’s Food Drive is also the largest community-based food drive in support of Daily Bread Food Bank. Sarah & Claire’s goal this year is to raise 100,000 pounds of food.
I will be joining Sarah and Claire in their efforts to help raise funds and food to help eliminate hunger on Sunday September 24th at Leaside Memorial Gardens (1073 Millwood Road) between 10am-3pm. The event is in collaboration with the 65th Anniversary of Leaside Memorial Community Gardens, who will also be there with memorabilia from the various hockey and skating teams.
For more information and to find out how your local community can get involved please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit sarahsfooddrive.com
First Public Open House to Review the Casa Loma Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Study
This spring, Council authorized City Planning Staff to initiate the Casa Loma HCD Study in order to determine whether the neighbourhood should receive this designation. The study will include surveying and analyzing the neighbourhood’s existing conditions to develop a better understanding of the neighbourhood’s character. Please drop by the open house with me on Thursday, September 28th, between 5-8pm at the City of Toronto Archives (255 Spadina Road), to review preliminary findings and provide feedback. You can read more about this initiative here.
Park and Bark Dog Show
Calling all dog lovers! Please come join me and our community’s furry friends in attending The Big !dea Lab’s Park & Bark Dog Show on Saturday September 16th from 9:00am to 1:30pm. This free special event will be held in the new parking lot just north of Davisville, on the east side of Yonge. It’s im-paw-sible not to come!
Church of Transfiguration Annual Fall BBQ
The Church of Transfiguration will be hosting their annual Fall BBQ on Sunday, September 17th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm at 111 Manor Road East. A bouncy castle, live music, face painting and food will be provided. I look forward to seeing you there!
REMINDER: Sir Winston Churchill Park Association’s First General Meeting
Join the newly formed Sir Winston Churchill Park Association for their first general meeting at Grace Church on-the-Hill on Wednesday, September 20th at 7:00pm.
For more information and to sign up for updates, check out the newly formed Sir Winston Churchill Park Association website or email at email@example.com
REMINDER: Independent Toronto Airspace Final Review
It’s time for fair flight paths. Join Helios at 7:00pm on Monday, September 18th as they present an overview of the recommendations they are making to NAV Canada to mitigate the impact of aviation noise on the GTA.For event details, please click here.
2nd Annual Bayview-Leaside Apple Fest
The Bayview-Leaside BIA is happy to invite you, your family and friends to the 2nd annual Apple Fest! Join us on Saturday September 30th and Sunday October 1st from 12:00pm to 5:00pm to celebrate the apple and pay homage to apple orchards with ciders, pies, live music, art and much more!
Seed & Kernel Festival
Brought to you by our friends at the AppleTree Group, please join us in celebrating the Seed & Kernel Festival on Saturday, September 23rd from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Yonge and Davisville parking lot. Events include a corn maze, bouncy castle, harvest market and lots more. Hope to see you all there!