New Dufferin Hill Park opens

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Dear Neighbours,

I'm happy to share that our new Dufferin Hill Park is now completed and open.

 

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Photos: Dufferin Hill Park features

The park includes open space for kids to play, new seating and wooden pergola, new gardens and trees, and a large gathering space that's perfect for community events.

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Update on Columbus Centre: Support from Education Minister Indira Naidoo-Harris

Dear Neighbours,

Following recent updates on the Columbus Centre, I am happy to report that through our shared advocacy efforts, the Minister of Education has affirmed their support of saving the Columbus Centre.

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Photo: Bringing community concerns to the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) about plans to demolish the Columbus Centre

Education Minister Indira Naidoo-Harris has issued a letter dated February 14, 2018 on this matter that:

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Update on Baycrest Park Improvements - Two Options

Dear Neighbours,

I want to thank everyone who attended last week's consultation and shared important feedback and ideas with City Parks staff on the proposed Baycrest Park improvements.

The two park layout options the City staff presented are below:

Baycrest Park - Option 1: The Garden Promenade

Option 1 - The Garden Promenade

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36 & 37 Jane Osler Boulevard and 42 & 44 Cartwright Avenue follow-up

Dear Neighbours,

Following my recent update on the 36 & 37 Jane Osler Boulevard and 42 & 44 Cartwright Avenue development application, I wanted to report that the motion I moved on January 31, 2018 has been adopted by City Council.

36 & 37 Jane Osler Boulevard and 42 & 44 Cartwright Avenue

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Columbus Centre updates

Over the past year, I have been standing with our community in opposing the demolition of the Columbus Centre.  In an effort to preserve this cherished institution, we have had City Council:

  • Oppose Villa Charities' redevelopment application at the OMB
  • Request Villa Charities to preserve a swimming pool, running track, Centro Scuola, Art Gallery, and the Italian Fallen Soldiers Memorial in any redevelopment plans
  • Conduct a Heritage Review of the Columbus Centre buildings
  • Request Villa Charities to conduct community consultation to hear our community's voice

Columbus Centre rally  Columbus Centre talk

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Baycrest Park Improvements Public Meeting


Update on 36 & 37 Jane Osler Boulevard and 42 & 44 Cartwright Avenue development application

Dear Neighbours,

As you may know, the two-part Zoning By-law Amendments and Draft Plan of Subdivision application for 36 & 37 Jane Osler Boulevard and 42 & 44 Cartwright Avenue has been in review for the last few years.

Over the years, we have used community input to drastically reduce the size and impact of this proposal.  The current proposal looks to build eight detached homes on Jane Osler Boulevard.  On January 16th 2018, the North York Community Council (NYCC) discussed this application, deferring the final decision to City Council at the end of January 2018.

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"Project Wingold Avenue" underground construction starting late January 2018

Dear Neighbours,

Toronto Hydro Staff will soon be rebuilding the underground electrical system in our community.

Starting late January 2018, Toronto Hydro Staff will be replacing the existing electrical cables and transformers to help improve our community's electricity system, and make it more reliable for years to come. Work for "Project Wingold Avenue" will include sections of Dufferin Street, Tycos Drive and Wingold Avenue between Dufferin Street (East) and Lansdowne Avenue (West).

Key map for "Project Wingold Avenue"

Photo: Key map for "Project Wingold Avenue"

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Update on watermain replacement on Castlefield Avenue at the Metrolinx Rail Crossing

Dear Neighbours,

The City of Toronto will be continuing its upgrades of City-owned water infrastructure at the end of the month.

Starting from January 29, 2018, the City's contractor is returning to install the final section of the watermain on Castlefield Avenue across the Metrolinx Rail Crossing, just east of Kincort Street.  Additionally, much-needed restoration work on affected sidewalks, curbs and road base will also begin.

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Our new Oakwood Village sign

The new Oakwood Village sign at the Green P lot, 341 Oakwood Ave.

Photo: The new Oakwood Village sign at the Green P lot, 341 Oakwood Ave.

 

Dear Neighbours,

To help promote and continue the growth of Oakwood Village, and to welcome patrons, residents and visitors to the neighbourhood, I'm pleased to share that a new Oakwood Village sign has been installed at the Green P lot at 341 Oakwood Avenue in the first week of January 2018.

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