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  • November 09, 2022 3:07 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    Dear Resident Association,

    At its June 2022 meeting, Toronto City Council adopted amendments to three bylaws: Property Standards Bylaw, Vacant and Hazardous Properties Bylaw, and the Building Construction and Demolition Bylaw. We are emailing you today to provide an update on some of the key changes in the bylaws and will appreciate it if you share the information with members of your network.

    1. Enforcement of the Property Standards Bylaw

    The City is currently working to establish fines for violations of the Property Standards Bylaw, which will allow bylaw enforcement officers to issue tickets when required. Information about the fines will be made available on the City's Property Standards webpage.

    Residents can contact 311 to submit a complaint about a bylaw violation. If there is a complaint or information about a possible violation, Bylaw Enforcement Officers will review the complaint and if validated, investigate, educate and/or take enforcement actions. The goal is to resolve issues and ensure that property owners/operators and occupants are following the bylaws. Each issue is addressed on a case-by-case basis to make sure reasonable, fair and appropriate actions are taken. For example, in some cases the issue may be resolved through education. In other cases, further enforcement action is required.

    If a property owner/operator or occupant does not comply with the Property Standards Bylaw, they are guilty of an offence. Enforcement action may include an Order to Comply, a fine or a summons to appear before the Court. If property owners/operators do not comply, the City may carry out maintenance work to ensure compliance, with the cost of the work added to the property tax bill.

    2. Changes in the Vacant-Derelict Properties Bylaw

    The Vacant or Hazardous Property Bylaw, applies to all vacant buildings and hazardous properties in Toronto, including unsafe properties that pose an immediate danger to the health or safety of people. In addition to the requirements of the Property Standards Bylaw, the owner of a vacant property must protect the building against risk of fire or danger by preventing the entrance of all unauthorized persons, ensure that all materials used to secure a vacant building are compatible in colour to the exterior of the building, and disconnect utilities if the building is vacant for more than 90 days. More information is available on the City's Property Standards webpage.

    3. Changes in the Right of Entry Requirements

    Right of entry is required when property owners need to enter a neighbouring property to repair their own property, as the repairs cannot be done from within the boundaries of their own property. Effective March 1, 2023, new requirements in the Building Construction and Demolition Bylaw will be effect for right of entry. Right of entry permits will no longer be required; instead property owners will have to follow a set of rules if entering neighbouring property to conduct work.

    If there is a need to access a neighbour’s property to do work on own property, property owners should first speak to their neighbours and must provide reasonable written notice to the neighbour at least 24 hours before entering. The written notice must include the description of the work being done, the date of entry and duration of the work, and the resident's telephone number. When entering neighbour's property, property owners should ensure that they are not creating any hazards and should restore the property to its original condition after the work is finished. Compensation needs to be provided for any damages caused by entry.

    4. Guidance for Using Security Cameras on Private Property

    Property owners and residents may choose to use security cameras for a number of reasons, such as identifying visitors and ensuring the security of delivered packages. However, it is important that cameras are installed and used in a way that considers the privacy of residents and neighbours.

    The City does not regulate the use of security cameras on private residential properties, but there are best practices that can be considered when installing cameras on private properties. These are available on the City's Using a Security Camera on Your Property webpage.

    If you have questions, please email MLSFeedback@toronto.ca.

    Sincerely,

    Municipal Licensing & Standards Division

    City of Toronto


  • November 08, 2022 3:53 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    53 Division- PUBLIC ALERT

    GO. 2022-2027794 Occurred: 2022-10-18

    Investigator: DET Dennis Chen #9719 Phone: (416) 808-5304 Email: 9719@tps.ca

    CONFIDENTIAL - POLICE USE ONLY

    Occurred at:

    MANOR RD E, Toronto, Ontario

    Synopsis:

    On October 18, 2022, a rider of a motorcycle was driving dangerously in the area of Manor Rd. The investigating officer attempted to stop the driver of the motorcycle for HTA infractions.

    After initially stopping for the police, the rider then proceeded to turn around and flee from police.

    DESCRIPTION - Male white, wearing multicolored helmet, black jacket with white writing on it.

    Riding a red/ white motorcycle, described as a sport style bike.

    ANY PERSON WITH INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE ABOVE DETECTIVE OR EMAIL PC TIMOTHY SOMERS – 90023@TPS.CA


  • October 25, 2022 4:21 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    2023 Annual Service Plan Survey

    TTC wants your feedback: visit ttc.ca to learn more and to complete the survey

    The TTC is preparing its 2023 Annual Service Plan and we want to hear from you!

    Annual Service Plans identify how we will serve customers in the coming year. Your feedback is important in helping inform our decision making about the proposed service changes for 2023.

    Online Survey

    Visit the TTC Service Plan website for further details about the survey and service plan. The survey is available from October 25 – November 6, 2022.

    You can also complete the survey by mail (available upon request by calling (647) 955-6256 or by emailing khly@thirdpartypublic.ca

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  • April 20, 2022 2:08 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    53 Division Communities,

    We have been receiving many calls & emails about the recent Car Jacking that occurred in the Proudfoot Ave & Hillhurst Blvd Area.

    We know this has created significant public concern about safety. There has been an increase in certain crimes , including auto theft, assault along with car jacking within the city.

    I can assure you that these crimes are a top priority for 53 Division & all available resources & specialized Toronto Police units are working together to investigate these incidents while ensuring the safety of the public.

    Please click on this link for the MEDIA RELEASE for more information - http://torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/52695

    If you have questions or concerns , please don’t hesitate to contact me by phone or email.

    Please SHARE this email.

    Thank you

    Constable Timothy Somers #90023

    Toronto Police Service

    53 Division

    Community Response Unit

    Crime Prevention – Community Safety Officer

    Office 416-808-5337

    Mobile 416-473-6314


  • March 28, 2022 2:04 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    Wet Utility Works and Road Restoration at Avenue Station 

    April 4, 2022

    What Work is Taking Place?

    As early as Monday April 4, 2022, crews at Avenue Station will begin permanent wet utility installations and road restoration works at the Main Entrance site. This work will take place on Avenue Road north of Eglinton Avenue West for approximately eight (8) weeks. Two traffic phases will be implemented to complete the works safely. Significant traffic and pedestrian changes will be in effect. Please carefully read the details below.
     

    What to Expect

    Construction activities will include, excavation, backfilling, fire hydrant installations, and sewer connection works. Crews will construct a new sidewalk and restore the roadway upon completion of the utility works. Wayfinding signage, fencing, and traffic barriers will be in place to delineate the work zones. Traffic control personnel and/or a Paid Duty Officer will be in place while traffic changes are being implemented. Noise from construction activity can be expected. Expect delays while travelling through the intersection.
     

    HOURS OF WORK

    ·       As early as Monday April 4, 2022 approximately eight (8) weeks

    ·       Phase One: This traffic stage will be in place24-hours a day, seven days per week, for approximately eight (8) weeks

    ·       Phase Two: This traffic stage will be implemented on Saturday April 9 – Sunday April 10, 2022, and Saturday April 23 – Sunday April 24, 2022

    ·       Construction activities are expected to take place Monday – Sunday between 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    ·       This work may be delayed or rescheduled due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.


    TRAFFIC DETAILS

    ·       Phase One:

    o   Southbound traffic on Avenue Road will be reduced to one through lane north of Eglinton Avenue West

    o   Northbound traffic on Avenue Road will be reduced to one through lane north and south of Eglinton Avenue West.

    o   The dedicated southbound left turn lane from Avenue Road onto Eglinton Avenue West will be maintained.

    o   Eglinton Avenue West will be reduced to one westbound lane at the Main Entrance.

    ·       Phase Two:

    o   Southbound traffic on Avenue Road will be reduced to one lane north of Eglinton Avenue West

    o   Northbound traffic on Avenue Road will be reduced to one lane north and south of Eglinton Avenue West.

    o   The southbound left turn from Avenue Road onto Eglinton Avenue West will be restricted

    o   Eglinton Avenue West will be reduced to one westbound lane at the Main Entrance. 


    PEDESTRIAN DETAILS

    ·       The sidewalk on the west side of Avenue Road, north of Eglinton Avenue West, will be closed.

    Pedestrian access will be maintained via a temporary walkway; pedestrians will be diverted east around the work zone


    TTC DETAILS

    ·       All TTC bus stops will remain in their current positions.

    ·       Access to TTC will be maintained at all times.

    ·       Please visit www.ttc.ca for more information.


  • March 16, 2022 1:42 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    Effective immediately our new mailing address is:

    The Oriole Park Association

    346 Forman Avenue

    Toronto, Ontario M4S 2S7


  • February 14, 2022 5:14 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    Eglinton Crosstown LRT

    Construction Notice

    Extended: Chaplin Crescent Closure for Pile Removals and Utility Works

    February 14, 2022

    Chaplin Crescent will remain closed between Eglinton Avenue West and the Chaplin-Russel Hill laneway until early March 2022, as crews continue pile removals and dry utility works at the intersection. Eglinton Avenue West will remain open. Significant traffic changes will be in effect. Please carefully read the details below.

     

    What to Expect

    Chaplin Crescent will remain closed between Eglinton Avenue West and the Chaplin-Russell Hill laneway; emergency service vehicles will be permitted through the road closure.

    East-west traffic on Eglinton Avenue West will be maintained, as well as the westbound right turn from Eglinton Avenue West to Chaplin Crescent. The southbound right turn from Chaplin Crescent to Eglinton Avenue West will be maintained and the southbound left turn will be reinstated. The crosswalks on the north, south and east side of the intersection will remain open. The Chaplin-Russell Hill laneway will remain closed behind the Tertiary Entrance; local access will be maintained.

    TTC bus route 14 Glencairn will be on detour for the duration of the closure - see TTC details below.  To accommodate the TTC detour, on-street parking on Russell Hill and Tarlton Roads will be prohibited for the duration of the closure.

    Noise from construction activity, such as excavators and truck use, can be expected. Site lighting can also be expected.


    Hours of Work

    • Chaplin Crescent will remain closed between Eglinton Avenue West and the Chaplin-Russel Hill laneway until early March 2022.
    • Work will take place between 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday to Sunday.
    • Both Chaplin Crescent and the Chaplin-Russell Hill laneway will be closed on a 24-hour basis.
    • The closure duration may be longer or shorter than expected.
    • Construction may not take place each day of the closure period. 

    Traffic Details

    • Chaplin Crescent will remain closed between Eglinton Avenue West and the Chaplin-Russell Hill laneway.
    • The southbound left turn from Chaplin Crescent to Eglinton Avenue West will be reinstated.
    • Only emergency service vehicles will be permitted through the road closure.
    • To accommodate the TTC detour, on-street parking on Russell Hill and Tarlton Roads will be prohibited for the duration of the closure.
    • Property access will be maintained.

    Pedestrians Details

    • The Chaplin-Russell Hill laneway will remain closed behind the Tertiary Entrance.
    • The crosswalks on the north, south and east side of the intersection will remain open.

    Transit Information

    • TTC bus route 14 Glencairn will be on detour for the duration of the closure.
    • Westbound buses will turn right onto Tarlton Rd, left onto Eglinton Ave W, and continue north on Chaplin Cres.
    • Eastbound buses will turn left onto Eglinton Ave W, right onto Russell Hill Rd, and continue south on Chaplin Cres.
    • For more information, visit www.ttc.ca.

    Disponible en français.


  • January 30, 2022 11:51 AM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    Homicide #10/2022,
    916 Avenue Road,
    Ikechidiadi (Ike) Kaja, 49



    Broadcast time: 13:15
    Date: Friday, January 28, 2022
    Unit: 53 Division
    Phone: 416-808-7400
    Case #: 2022-151149


    The Toronto Police Service is informing the public of a homicide investigation.

    On Sunday, January 23, 2022, at 10:08 p.m., police responded to a unknown trouble radio call at 916 Avenue Road.

    It is reported:

    - officers arrived and located a man with life-threatening injuries

    - the man was immediately taken to hospital

    - on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, the man succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased

    He has been identified as Ikechidiadi (Ike) Kaja, 49, of Toronto.

    Investigators are seeking any witnesses to come forward, who were in the area on Sunday, January 23, 2022, between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., and any video footage.


    Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.


    For more news, visit TPSnews.ca or listen to our podcast, 24 Shades of Blue with Obie & Ax.

    Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergaent Keri Fernandes, Homicide

    Homicide #10/2022,
    916 Avenue Road,
    Ikechidiadi (Ike) Kaja, 49


    Above: Ikechidiadi (Ike) Kaja, 49, is homicide victim #10/2022.

     


  • January 25, 2022 1:50 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

    To be held by the Toronto and East York Community Council

    (Under the Planning Act)

     

    Request to Amend the Zoning By-law, Application No. 17 274171 STE 22 OZ

     

    Location of Application:      2128 Yonge Street

    Applicant:

     

    Hunter & Associates Ltd.

    Date:

    February 16, 2022

    Time:

    10:00 a.m., or as soon as possible thereafter

    Place:

    By Video Conference

     

    PROPOSAL

     

    The application to amend the Zoning By-law proposes to permit a 12 storey mixed use building at 2128 Yonge Street.

     

    Detailed information regarding the proposal, including background information and material may be obtained by contacting Katherine Bailey, Planner at (416) 397-1761, or by e-mail at Katherine.Bailey@toronto.ca

     

    PURPOSE OF PUBLIC MEETING

     

    Toronto and East York Community Council will receive input and review the proposal and any other material placed before it, in order to make recommendations on the application.  These recommendations will then be forwarded to Toronto City Council for its consideration.

     

    In order to comply with public health guidelines and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the meeting will take place by video conference. You can follow the meeting at www.youtube.com/TorontoCityCouncilLive.

     

    You are invited to make representations to Toronto and East York Community Council to make your views known regarding the proposal.  

     

    Send written comments by email to teycc@toronto.ca or by mail to the address below.  You can submit written comments up until City Council gives final consideration to the proposal.

     

    If you wish to address the Toronto and East York Community Council directly, please register by email to teycc@toronto.ca or by phone at 416-392-7033, no later than 12:00 p.m. on February 15, 2022.  If you register we will contact you with instructions on connecting to the meeting.

     

    For more information about this matter, including information about appeal rights, please contact: City

    Clerk, Attention: Ellen Devlin, Administrator, Toronto and East York Community Council, 100 Queen Street West, 2nd Floor West, Toronto ON M5H 2N2, Phone: 416-392-7033, Fax: 416-392-2980, e-mail: teycc@toronto.ca.

     

     

     

    The Community Council may request you to file an outline of your presentation with the Clerk.

     

    Special Assistance: City Staff can arrange for special assistance with some advance notice.  If you need special assistance, please call 416-392-7033, TTY 416-338-0889 or e-mail teycc@toronto.ca.

     

    FURTHER INFORMATION

     

    If you wish to be notified of the decision of the City of Toronto on the passing or refusal of the proposed

    Zoning By-law Amendment, you must make a written request to the City Clerk attention:  Ellen Devlin, Administrator, Toronto and East York Community Council, at the address, fax number or e-mail set out in this notice.

     

    Zoning By-law Amendment Appeal:  If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Council of the City of Toronto to the Ontario Land Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Toronto before the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is passed or refused, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision and may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal there are reasonable grounds to do so. You may submit comments to the City Clerk, attention: Ellen Devlin,

    Administrator, Toronto and East York

    Community Council, at the address, fax number or e-mail set out in this notice.

     

    People writing or making presentations at the public meeting:  The City of Toronto Act, 2006, the Planning Act, and the City of Toronto Municipal Code authorize the City of Toronto to collect any personal information in your communication or presentation to City Council or its committees.

     

    The City collects this information to enable it to make informed decisions on the relevant issue(s).  If you are submitting letters, faxes, e-

    mails, presentations or other communications to  

    the City, you should be aware that your name and the fact that you communicated with the City will become part of the public record and will appear on the City's website.  The City will also make your communication and any personal information in it - such as your postal address, telephone number or e-mail address - available to the public, unless you expressly request the City to remove it.

     

    Many Committee, Board and Advisory Body meetings are broadcast live over the internet for the public to view.  If you speak at the meeting you will appear in the video broadcast.  Video broadcasts are archived and continue to be publicly available.  Direct any questions about this collection to the City Clerk's Office at 416392-7033.

     

    Compliance with Provincial laws respecting Notice may result in you receiving duplicate notices.

     

    Dated at the City of Toronto on January 25, 2022.

     

     

     

     

     

    John D. Elvidge

    City Clerk

     


  • January 11, 2022 1:40 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    On Thursday January 13,2022 at 8:00PM the Liberal Candidate in Toronto - St. Paul's Dr. Nathan Stall will be hosting a Community Meet the Candidate session via Zoom.

    To attend you may register via Nathan Stall for Toronto St. Paul's over FACEBOOK or email  info@nathanstall.ca and a link will be sent to you.

    PLEASE NOTE: The OPA is non-partisan and we do not support any specific candidate running for Municipal /Provincial or Federal election. We will post Candidate meeting information on our website if requested.

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNITY ISSUES

As we all know our neighbourhood is subject to serious development pressure, and development issues have occupied much of the board’s time. Among these issues are:

Community Development Committee of Adjustment – Single Family Homes

The OPA keeps a close eye on applications for home renovations and tear- downs in our neighbourhood.

We receive details about applications from the Committee including a description of the proposed changes and the deadline for submitting to the committee. We forward information about homes in our area to a special email list. You can subscribe here: Oriole Park Association - Committee of Adjustment notices.

Metrolinx – Eglinton LRT

The OPA is involved in the ongoing process of the development of the new Light Rail Transit line in our area.

One major concern for the community is that Eglinton Avenue is to have restricted lanes westbound between Oriole Parkway and Braemar Avenue for the construction of the Avenue Road Station.

The proposals as detailed below will last until 2021.

The businesses on the north side will have very restricted access and visibility.

The second concern is that Metrolinx in their initial proposal wished to ‘clear cut’ the area on the south side of the North Toronto Community Center between the eastern driveway and the western boundary beside the ‘Art Barn’ building. The area is to be used for storage and construction vehicles

The OPA community involvement is:

  • We attend meetings on behalf of the membership and community as well as sit on a ‘working group’ Chaired by Councillor Cristin Carmichael-Greb (Ward 16) and as supported by our Councillor Josh Matlow ( Ward 22).
  • The working group is comprised of elected officials; Senior City of Toronto Staff including Metrolinx and Crosslinx staff. The local residents associations are represented by the Eglinton Avenue Road Community Association: the Eglinton Park Ratepayers Association as well as the OPA.
  • We will provide updates via our Twitter and Facebook Accounts as well our email subscribers as they come available.


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