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  • 07 Jun 2016 8:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Presented by Miles Nadal JCC and Bloor Annex BIA

    Sunday, June 26 11:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.

    Bloor Street from Spadina to Bathurst


  • 04 Jun 2016 11:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Revised Planning Applications for Honest Ed's and Mirvish Village - Community Consultation Meeting Monday, June 13, 2016

    The City is holding a Community Consultation meeting where you can learn more about the revised application, ask questions of City Staff, and share your comments.

    Date:               Monday, June 13, 2016

    Place:              777 Bloor Street West – Bickford Centre - Auditorium

    Time:               6:30pm - 7:30pm - Open House

                             7:30pm - 9:00pm - Presentations / Open Forum

    The revised proposal comprises a total of 928 residential units in 65,174 m2 of residential floor area, and 15,992 m2 of new non-residential uses. The overall density is 6.0 times the area of the site.  Vehicle access is proposed from Lennox Street, and vehicle parking (541 spaces) is proposed in 5 levels of underground parking, all of which are located east of Markham Street. A total of 911 bike parking spaces are proposed. The building massing and height varies across the site with a maximum height of 29 storeys on the east mid-block side fronting Bathurst Street. The application proposes a minimum of 900 square metres of on-site parkland fronting the west side of Markham Street. Both Markham Street and the north-south laneway east of Markham Street, connecting Bloor Street West and Lennox Street, are proposed to remain in City ownership.

    For information on the revised proposal, please visit:www.toronto.ca/planning/mirvishvillage 

    City Planner Contact: Graign Uens, guens@toronto.ca  416-397 - 4647; Toronto and East York District, 100 Queen Street W. -
    floor 18 E

    Ward Councillor Contact: Mike Layton, Ward 10 - Trinity-Spadina, councillor_layton@toronto.ca  416-392-4009


    Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

    Our public meeting locations are wheelchair/mobility device accessible.  Other reasonable accommodation or assistive services for persons with disabilities may be provided with adequate notice.  Please contact Graig Uens, at 416-397-4647, guens@toronto.ca no later than one working day prior to the meeting with your request.  The City of Toronto is committed to taking the necessary steps to insure compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005

  • 30 Apr 2016 11:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The ARA wishes to thank A G Films Canada Inc.“American Gothic” for their generous donation of $500. We ask film and television production companies to make a donation to the ARA In recognition of the inconvenience that filming can cause in our neighbourhoods.

  • 25 Apr 2016 5:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    You are all invited to come to the Annual General Meeting of the Annex Residents' Association to meet other residents of the Annex and get a better idea of what we do.

    When: Thursday April 28, 2016 7:30 p.m.

    Where: Church of the Messiah, corner Avenue Road and Dupont St.(parking on Dupont, lot on Pears e. of Avenue Rd. s.of Dupont, and very limited at the church)

    Speakers:  The Hon. Chrystia Freeland, MP (University Rosedale), Minister of International Trade and Councillor Joe Cressy - Ward 20

    The ARA is environmentally considerate in accordance with TreesPlease's values and we encourage to either bring your device to the AGM or print off your own copies which you can download below. Some copies will be provided. Thank you!

    Agenda, Slate and Reports

    Financial Statements 20160426

  • 15 Apr 2016 4:14 PM | Anonymous member

    Many of us are concerned about the threat that the trains going through the Dupont Rail Corridor pose to our neighbourhoods.

    On April 27th, local MPs Chrystia Freeland and Carolyn Bennett will be holding a Town Hall meeting on the issue. We will be discussing the importance of rail safety in our community and the federal Minister of Transport Marc Garneau, will talk about what initiatives the new federal government is taking on this issue.

    When:  Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 

        6:30 – 8:30

    Where:      Walmer Road Baptist Church

                       188 Lowther (Walmer and Lowther)

  • 15 Apr 2016 4:05 PM | Anonymous member

    The ARA fights to maintain the character and quality of life of the Annex. But we can’t do it alone. We need the support of our friends and neighbors.

    You are all invited to come to the Annual General Meeting of the Annex Residents' Association to meet other residents of the Annex and get a better idea of what we do.


    When:           Thursday April 28th, 2016

    7:30 PM

    Where:       Church of the Messiah, corner Avenue Road and Dupont St. (parking on Dupont and very limited at the  church)

    Speakers:          The Hon. Chrystia Freeland, MP (University-Rosedale) and Minister of International Trade and Councillor Joe Cressy of Ward 20

  • 06 Apr 2016 11:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    With a new federal government, Mayor Tory and the 17 Councillors have reiterated their concerns and sought more measures to increase rail safety for Torontonians in a letter sent this week to Transport Minister Marc Garneau.

    You can read the full letter here.


    The realization that the crude oil train whose derailment devastated Lac Mégantic on July 6, 2013 passed through Toronto two days earlier along CP's Dupont Street rail corridor, raised serious safety concerns over the movement of dangerous goods through the City. 

    In March 2015 Mayor Tory and 17 Councillors, through whose wards the rail corridor passes, pressed their concerns for improved rail safety in a letter to then federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt. The letter was not well received.

    While we have reaped a "safety dividend" of late from the reduction in crude oil traffic, this is the result of low oil prices, not improvements in rail safety. Dangerous goods, of which crude is only one of nine classes, continue to pass through the City. The risk has not gone away, as evidenced by the derailment on April 5th of 25 tank cars of an Ontario Northland train in North Bay


  • 30 Mar 2016 4:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Councillor Joe Cressy Writes:

    Please join me this Saturday, April 2nd for our Ward 20 Community Environment Day. We're getting an early start this year – from 10am-2pm in the Central Tech parking lot, I'll be out there celebrating the beginning of spring with the community! 

    Highlights will include:

    • Musical performances by local artists from the Open Tuning Festival
    • Free tree raffle
    • Free compost pick up
    • Donation of gently used items and safe disposal of household hazardous waste
    • Exchange your damaged green bin for a new one / pick up one if you're a new resident
    • Learning about the City's many green initiatives, and ways to make shrink your environmental footprint

    This is one my favourite days of the year and I hope to see everyone on Saturday for this fantastic community event.



    Joe Cressy
    City Councillor
    Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina



  • 21 Mar 2016 4:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dupont Corridor Public Meeting
    Date: Tuesday, March 22nd
    Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    Location: Christ the Saviour Russian Orthodox Church at
    823 Manning Avenue.

    For more information click here.

  • 26 Feb 2016 2:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Huron Street Playground Improvements - Public Information Meeting, March 1 

    There is change of location for the Public Information Meeting on the Huron Street Playground Improvements.

    Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
    Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Location:  Spadina Theatre, Alliance Française, 24 Spadina Road, (n. of Bloor St.)

    The purpose of the meeting is to:

    • Discuss the proposed playground improvements
    • Discuss community needs and ideas, and
    • Highlight next steps
    City Staff and Councillor Cressy will be available to answer questions.
    Everyone is welcome!
    For more information, see flyer here.


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