OPA AGM MINUTE SUMMARY 2022
THE ORIOLE PARK ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2022
THIS YEAR THE MEETING IS VIRTUAL
6:45 PM: Online Registration Commences
7:00PM : President’s Welcome
AGM Meeting Moderator: Ms. Lynne Frank
OPA Board Members Present:
- - Lynne Frank
- - Daryle Hunt
- - Steve Sims
- - Ron Hutchinson
- - Deborah Staiman
- - Bruce Huggins
- - Shelley Ortved – Special Consultant
- - Regrets – Heather Harris
- - Regrets – Nancy Bell
- - Regrets – Richard MacFarlane – Special Consultant
Last year we were monitoring 7 major developments in our catchment area and this year we have added an additional 3 for a total of 10 redevelopment projects.
Nine of the projects are on or bordering Yonge Street and one is on the south side of Eglinton West between Tarlton and Warren Road.
. This is the updated list from June 2022.
- - 1910 Yonge Street (W/S north of Chaplin Cres.)-an application is currently under review for a project 2-45 storey high rise buildings which will feature retail plus 680 residential suites. (No change October 2022)
- - 1984 Yonge Street (W/S)- an application approved for a project 9 storey high rise building which will feature retail plus 20 residential rental suites. This project was approved in 2018 but building has not commenced. (No change October 2022)
- - 2010 -2050 Yonge Street (W/S between Glebe West and Lola Road)-an application is currently under review for a 14 storey high rise building which will feature retail plus 164 residential suites. (No change October 2022)
- - 2100 Yonge Street (W/S -N/W corner of Yonge and Manor Road)-an application is approved for a 14 storey high rise building which will feature retail plus 164 residential suites. (construction underway October 2022)
- - 2112-2114 Yonge Street (W/S – S/W corner of Hillsdale West and Yonge -former Sammy’s Garage) approved by the Committee of Adjustment for 12 storeys and 70 residential units. Construction underway October 2022.
- - 2128 Yonge Street (W/S N/W corner of Hillsdale West and Yonge (former Firestone Garage) under review for 12 storey, 80 residential units. (No change October 2022)
- - 2200 Yonge Street (Canada Square block bounded by Yonge Street /Eglinton West/ Duplex / Berwick). This is a 2-phase redevelopment project currently under review with an anticipated completion date of 10 / 15 years. The OPA Board is actively involved in this process and are advocating for strict traffic measures to control incursion into our community. (No change October 2022)
- - 25 Imperial Street (S/S between Yonge and TTC ROW)- an application is currently under review for a 14 storey high rise building which will feature 144 residential suites. (No change October 2022)
- - 26 Imperial Street (N/S between Yonge and TTC ROW)- an application is currently under review for a 9 storey high rise building which will feature 30 residential suites. (No change October 2022)
- - 523 Eglinton Avenue West – (west of Tarlton)is currently under review for a 7 storey mid rise with 35 rental units. This project is going to the Committee of Adjustment November 2022 for a minor variance.
- - In the past we have held annual garage sales and Garden of the Year contests. Pre Covid the participation levels dropped but costs including volunteer time and administrative increased. Due to a lack of interest from the community these events have been cancelled for the foreseeable future.
- - We are investigating the possibility of holding a community skating party during the winter to develop a stronger multi generational bond . It is our plan to involve the OPJPS Community to promote this event. More information to be forthcoming.
Approval of AGM Minutes: November 18,2021
- - The minutes were approved.
- - Our Member Surplus position increased to $12,987 an increase of +/-$1600 over 2021
- - Our Expenses decreased by +/-$1800 as there was not a physical newsletter distribution.
- - Membership Dues received were reduced to $2500 in 2022 vs $4310 received in 2021.This was a result of lapsed memberships.The Board is going to actively pursue renewals of the lapsed membership.
- - Copies of the Financial Statement are available.
Overview of operations
· The association collects annual memberships from its members to support out activities.
· The members consist of residents from Oriole Park who have joined the association.
· All residents are encouraged to join the association and we encourage you to encourage your neighbours and friends to join and support our association.
· The Association charges its members $100 for a 3 year membership or $40 for a one year membership.
· There are no paid positions in the Association – all activities are carried out by volunteers.
· Activities of the Association include getting involved in those areas which affect the residents:
o Traffic and parking.
o Community Affairs.
o City Services.
o Organizing the Garden of the Year award.
o Organizing and advertising for a community garage sale.
Review of financial statements:
· The annual financial statements consists of a profit and loss statement which shows cash received and recorded as income less cash paid out and recorded as expense for the year ended September 30, 2022.
· The balance sheet presents a listing of the assets owned and liabilities of the OPA as at September 30, 2022.
· The financial statements record only cash transactions, and like the financial statements of all Not for Profit Organizations do not record the financial value of donated services by the many OPA members and other volunteers who contribute their time.
- · The revenue of $2500 represents contributions from approximately 79 families
- · Expenses, typically include:
- o Advertising & Marketing- newsletter costs
- o Insurance – Directors and Officers insurance.
- o Dues and subscriptions - $50 membership fee in FONTRA.
- o Garage sale signs
- o Newsletters, office supplies, web site and membership software.
- Governance and Corporate Administration
- The Board is currently working on instituting all the requirements that have to be in place for 2024 including but not limited to:
- - Amended Letters of Patent (Articles)
- - Annual motion for no Audit requirement
- - Directors Registry
- - Committee Reports
- - The Davisville Community Centre
- - The Centre is currently at the design stage and has been approved with minor conditions at the Committee of Adjustment in October 2022. At present we are participating in the choice of the new art installations.
- - Oriole Parkway Revitalization
- The community has had a preliminary meeting hosted by Councillor Matlow with City staff to review the designs. Staff are to come back to us with an advanced design for community input in January 2023. The reconstruction is to take place in mid-2023.
- Eglinton LRT
- - We continue to attend Bi-monthly meetings with Metrolinx / Crosslinx and other community groups including the Eglinton Way BIA and Avenue Road Eglinton Community Association. There is still no hard deadline for completion but the Chaplin and Avenue Road Stations are nearing completion and the streetscape is being restored.
- - TPS 53 Division Community Police Liaison Committee.
- In June2022 the Community Safety Unit was greatly transformed and we no longer have the local manpower that we had become accustomed. Staff Sargeant James Hogan was redeployed and not replaced, and the Divisional Traffic Enforcement was disbanded. The Committee is currently in the stages of being reorganized.
- - Election of the Board of Directors for 2022/2023
- - The current Board has stood for reelection namely:
- - Bruce Huggins; Daryle Hunt; Deborah Staiman; Lynne Frank; Nancy Bell; Heather Harris; Ron Hutchinson; Steve Sims; David McMahon;
- - . Shelley Ortved and Richard MacFarlane will remain on the Board for another term as Special Advisers.
- - Adjournment of formal portion of meeting
Questions to the Board
- - Those in attendance asked questions to the Board relating to ongoing development; Oriole Parkway Revitalization ; Redevelopment and protection of Tree Canopy and requested an update of the Canada Square redevelopment.