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  • August 13, 2021 4:10 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    A tower crane removal taking place on the above dates at 91 Broadway Ave.  This will entail the full closure of Broadway Ave from Redpath Ave to Yonge St.   

    Details:

    ·         Mobile crane will be 950 tons with a 394' of boom

    ·         This will entail a full closure of Broadway Ave from Redpath Ave to Yonge St.

    ·         August 27th  starting at 6pm to Monday August 30th 12pm 

    ·         Access to condos will be maintained

    ·         Access and egress will be from Yonge St and Broadway. 

    ·         Broadway will become a temporary two way operation for closure.

    ·         4 Police Officers, 1 Sergeant overseeing traffic flow and safety during closure

    ·         10 traffic control persons to provide direction and assistance along Broadway Ave during closure


  • August 11, 2021 10:47 AM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    WARNING – BE VIGILENT – ASSAULT

    On Monday August 9th at approximately 8:30AM two senior members of the Oriole Park community were assaulted while walking their dogs on the north side of Chaplin Crescent between Highbourne and Oriole Parkway.

    The assailant was apparently in his mid-20’s and riding a skateboard on the sidewalk. This person has been observed in the past riding south on Avenue Road and East on Chaplin in the past at the same time in the morning.

    When the residents spoke to the skateboarder that his actions were unsafe, he dismounted and knocked both men to the ground and proceeded on his way.

    The incident was reported to Toronto Police Services and if you have any information that may lead to the apprehension of the assailant please contact 53 Division  (416-808-5300) or Crimestoppers (416-222-8477 (TIPS).


  • August 10, 2021 9:55 AM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    The City is inviting the public to comment on the park development in Midtown. Comments may be posted until September 14, 2021.

    The following link provides all information.

    https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/planning-development/planning-studies-initiatives/ready-set-midtown/ready-set-midtown-parks-public-realm/


  • June 26, 2021 3:29 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    A draft design for the new Davisville Community and Aquatic Centre, to be located east of the intersection of Yonge Street and Davisville Avenue, has been developed based on community feedback collected in the spring. Take the online survey  until July 25, 2021 to explore the draft design and provide your feedback. Videos explaining the draft design are available in English , with subtitles in Hindi Arabic Farsi  and Spanish . For more information, you can visit the project webpage.


  • June 16, 2021 4:45 PM | Heather Harris (Administrator)


    A New Town Centre for Midtown Toronto FINAL 7 June 2021 (1).pdf

    The Midtown Ratepayers Associations - Oriole Park , Eglinton Park ,Avenue Road Eglinton, South Eglinton Ratepayers, as well as various Condominium corporations have been meeting for the past 6 months to develop a vision for the Canada Square site. 

    With the aid of an experienced City provided Facilitator the attached report has been prepared and submitted to Toronto City Planning for their review and inclusion as applicable in their report.

    This is the community consensus of  the future for the site but does not reflect our Oriole Park Association concerns as to traffic management and allied issues. Your Association is pursuing our specific needs as expressed by the community separately.  

  • June 08, 2021 10:06 AM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    The Annual Farmers Market presented by the Eglinton Way BIA is back for another year!

    The market takes place each Sunday from June 6 to October 10, 2021 from 8:00AM to 1:00PM at 125 Burnaby Blvd in the Green P parking lot.


  • May 27, 2021 12:18 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    School Building in Toronto: Where Are We Now?

    Monday, May 31, 2021 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    How to Join the Ward Forum

    If you are interested in participating, please Register Online 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSddeXH6NKV17Tvh3xCui2Vtr9DkWin5w-Y-2V87gnOtI6XXSg/viewform 

  • May 27, 2021 12:05 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    PLANNING APPLICATIOFOR : 25 IMPERIAL STREET

    DATE: THURSDAY JUNE 3, 2021 @ 6:30-8:30PM

    PROPOSAL: A 14- storey building with 144 residential units,18 vehicular and 157 bicycle parking spaces within 1 level of underground parking.

    To review the project details view on the Application Information Centre at: www.toronto.ca/25ImperialSt.

    Join the meeting by going to http://toronto.ca/cpconsultations 

  • April 30, 2021 2:15 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

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    Jane's Walk Toronto 2021

    Over 40 virtual walks, 2 engaging online panels, a night of trivia, a baking sesh, morning Yoga, 3 film screenings... 

    All free. All online. 

    Jane's Walk Toronto 2021 is shaping up to be another extraordinary weekend of community, kinship, and FUN. 

    Join us, won't you?

    This panel discussion will examine the intersection between public space, technology, and community development, exemplified in Kensington Market artists’ responses to the pandemic. Kensington Market is a vibrant and culturally diverse neighbourhood in the heart of Toronto where engaged artists and community groups work together to prevent gentrification and celebrate the sense of place. Through participatory projects, the people of Kensington have found creative ways to address their needs, keep weirdness thriving, and redefine public spaces. Weird, in this case, is a reflection of the extraordinary character of a neighbourhood and its people.

    Whether it's encampments or supervised injection sites, choosing a parking lot over affordable housing units, there are prevalent notions of what are proper and acceptable uses of land and space in our cities. Through a discussion on community, belonging, notions of safety, and concepts of ownership, this panel seeks to understand tensions that exist in societal and political realms about just who exactly public spaces are for.

    Jane once said, "Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” By hearing from those doing the work on the ground, we will aim to find out how Toronto (and the Jane's Walk audience) can walk this walk.

     

    Register for our 2021 online panels!

    New Walks Just Added!

    A UNITED NATIONS IN THE SUBURBS - BLACK URBANISM AND INTERCULTURAL SPACES IN GLEN SHIELDS
    A Self-Guided Walk by by Jean-François Obregón
    May 7 to 9
    Located in the City of Vaughan’s southern edge and near North York, Glen Shields was built between 1979 and the 1980s. Its residents have reflected waves of immigration, described as a ‘United Nations’ by an original homeowner. It has been home to Marita Payne, a two-time Olympic silver medallist and her son, Andrew Wiggins-Payne, who plays for the Golden State Warriors. The risk of not capturing these stories, particularly that of black geographies, are motivations for this Jane’s Walk.

    TURN IT UP: THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF TORONTO’S LIVE MUSIC ECOSYSTEM
    A Live Stream Walk by Ryan Taylor and Michelle Rowland
    May 8th at 2 PM
    This Jane’s Walk will examine the recent history and current state of Toronto music venues through a policy and planning lens. Join us as we reminisce about standing/sitting in a dark room with strangers listening to music and discuss how to foster a resilient and inclusive city for music to thrive.

     

    THE FIRST SONG IS THE DEEPEST
    A Self-Guided Walk by Wesley Reibeling and Zahra Ebrahim
    May 7 to 9
     
    Using recollection and song, this walk highlights Torontonians’ unique stories of “meeting” the city, and the soundtrack that accompanied those moments. What is the place that reminds you most of the city? What song evokes that memory? Where in the city do you get the visceral feeling of wonder that you did the first time you experienced it? In this walk, we hope to share some personal souvenirs of our urban lives and supplement our own integral histories and experiences with a musical experience. 





  • April 23, 2021 1:59 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    TTC Line 1 Closure for Eglinton Crosstown LRT Construction Work
     

    April 24 - April 25, 2021 

    TTC’s Line 1 subway will be closed between Finch and St. Clair stations on Saturday April 24 and Sunday April 25, 2021, while crews perform TTC platform relocation and associated track level works. Work will take place on a 24-hour basis on Saturday April 24 and Sunday April 25, 2021. Berwick Avenue will remain open while this work takes place.

     

    What to Expect

     

    Noise from construction activity, including trucks. All work zones at Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue will remain in place.  Property access will be maintained. 


    Hours of Work

    •    Saturday April 24 and Sunday April 25, 2021
    •    Crews will work 24 hours during the subway closure.
    •    This work may be delayed or rescheduled due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances. 

     

    Traffic and Pedestrian Details

    •    No changes to the current traffic configuration and pedestrian routes are expected, as a result of this work.

     

    Transit Information

    •    TTC Line 1 subway will be closed on Saturday April 24 and Sunday April 25, 2021 between Finch and St. Clair stations.  Please visit TTC’s website www.ttc.ca, under “Service Advisories” for more information on subway closures and shuttle bus operation.


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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