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  • March 24, 2021 1:47 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    An Oriole Park initiative by Adair Roberts.......

    One year ago today, the first Feed the Frontlines TO delivery – 60 lasagne dinners with vegetables and garlic bread from Five Doors North to Mount Sinai Hospital. Since then, they have delivered over 50,000 meals – 25,000 to frontline workers during the pandemic’s first wave and then another 25,000 meals (and counting!) to people facing food insecurity across Toronto.

    Feed the Frontlines has raised almost $800,000 and  aim to raise $200K over the next 3 months – for a total of $1M raised! – to continue delivering meals to Torontonians in need.

    Support this local initiative if you are able.

     https://www.gofundme.com/f/9b896z-feed-the-frontlines-to?

  • February 23, 2021 3:51 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    TTC Line 1 Subway and Berwick Avenue Road Closure for Eglinton Crosstown LRT Construction Work

    March 6 – March 8, 2021

    From Saturday March 6 – Monday March 8, 2021, Berwick Avenue will be closed at Yonge Street to facilitate pre-cast concrete panel installations and associated architectural works for the new TTC Line 1 Facility Service Building. This work will coincide with a closure of TTC’s Line 1 Subway between Finch and St. Clair Stations on March 6 and 7 2021. The Hillsdale Avenue Bridge north sidewalk and lane, located between Duplex Avenue and Yonge Street, will remain open while this work takes place.

    Work will take place on a 24-hour basis. TTC buses entering the Eglinton Station Bus Bay will enter from Yonge Street.  A Paid Duty Officer will be on site to assist TTC bus traffic.  All property access is expected to be maintained, except for four commercial parking spaces to the east of 34 Berwick Ave.  

    Please note that this work is subject to cancellation.  TTC closures may go ahead even in the event of the road closure cancellation.  For more information, please visit www.ttc.ca 

     

    What to Expect

    Noise from construction activity, including trucks and a crane can be expected. All work zones on Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue will remain in place


    Hours of Work

    ·        Saturday March 6 – Monday March 8, 2021 Berwick Avenue will be closed at Yonge Street from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. each day.

    ·       Work will take place on 24-hour basis. 

    Traffic and Pedestrian Details

    •   Berwick Ave will be closed at Yonge St 
    •  On-street parking will be temporarily prohibited
    •  Access to Canada Square parking lot will be maintained from Duplex Ave only; access to 2180 Yonge St loading dock and TTC Bus Bay from Berwick Avenue will be maintained from Yonge St only.
    •  Pedestrian access will be maintained along the north side of Berwick Ave from Duplex Ave to Yonge St. At times, pedestrians may be asked to stop or divert around the crane movements.
    •  The south sidewalk of Berwick Ave from Yonge St to the west end of the work zone will be temporarily closed.

    TTC Details

    ·        TTC Line 1 subway will be closed on Saturday March 6 and Sunday March 7, 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.


  • February 03, 2021 3:25 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    We have received a report  of 3 coyotes travelling in a pack in the area of Oriole Park Junior Public School (College View / Braemar) on Sunday evening at approximately 10:30 PM.

    Please be aware and take precautions as necessary

  • January 21, 2021 3:23 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    TTC Line 1 Closure -Eglinton Crosstown LRT Construction Work

    January 23 – January 24, 2021



    TTC’s Line 1 subway will be closed between Finch and St. Clair stations on Saturday January 23 and Sunday January 24, 2021, while crews perform TTC platform relocation and associated track level works. Work will take place on a 24-hour basis on Saturday January 23 and Sunday January 24, 2021.  Berwick Avenue will remain open while this work takes place



  • January 21, 2021 2:44 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    WEDNESDAY January 27, 2021 6:30 -8:00PM

    REGISTER AT :http://www.toronto.ca/cpconsultations

    Description:

    Proposal for two mixed-use buildings at 30 and 45 storeys connected by an 8 storey base building. Proposal will contain 821 residential units and 2,569 square metres of grade-related commercial space. Proposed are 442 vehicle parking spaces (92 visitor/commercial & 350 residential) and 1,008 bicycle parking spaces (987 residential short/long term & 21 commercial short/long term) to be located within a below grade parking garage.


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

    Proposal for five towers with a total of 2,701 residential units, approximately 59,000 square metres of office space, 2,000 square metres of retail space along Eglinton Ave and Yonge St, 1,000 square metres of community space and 864 parking spaces located in an underground garage. The proposal also includes a new public plaza at the corner of Yonge St and Eglinton Ave, an east-west open space linking Yonge St and Duplex Ave, a new L-shaped street running from Berwick Ave to Duplex Ave and a new public park along Duplex Ave.

    The following is the link to the City of Toronto Application Center file for the project.

    http://app.toronto.ca/AIC/index.do?folderRsn=N59s8Qf2JU22pCem2v3syQ%3D%3D#detail0


  • January 07, 2021 9:57 AM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    IMPORTANT TRAFFIC NOTICE

    Commencing Monday January 11, 2021 until Sunday February 28,2021 Chaplin Crescent northbound at Eglinton Avenue West will be closed to vehicular traffic for the reinstallation of a watermain.

    The TTC Glencairn #14 bus westbound will detour north on Tarlton to Eglinton ; the eastbound bus will detour south on Russel Hill to Chaplin.

    Special note : There will be no on street parking allowed on Tarlton or Russel Hill during the closure.


  • November 17, 2020 7:26 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    Join Toronto-St. Paul’s elected officials from all orders of government to discuss how we can work together to ensure that we support those in need and create policies to #BuildBackBetter after the pandemic.

    Panelists:

    • Hon. Carolyn Bennett, MP for Toronto-St. Paul's
    • Jill Andrew, MPP for Toronto-St. Paul's
    • Josh Matlow, Toronto City Councillor Ward 21
    • Shelley Laskin, TDSB Trustee
    •  Norm Di Pasquale, TCDSB Trustee

    The event will be streamed on our Facebook page live. You do not need a Facebook account to watch the broadcast. If you have a question you would like answered by the panelists, please send your question in advance to carolyn.bennett@parl.gc.ca

    We hope to see you there!

    A recording of the event will be posted to our website.



  • November 17, 2020 4:52 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    Oxford Properties Group is currently planning for the redevelopment of Canada Square at the intersection of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue and will be hosting a virtual community meeting on Monday November 23rd from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM through WebEX. The meeting will be an opportunity for community members to learn about the master plan development process to-date, how community input has shaped the plan so far, and how to provide feedback. There will be a presentation from Oxford’s consultants followed by a question and answer period – questions will be fielded primarily through a chat function in WebEx and then read aloud by the meeting moderator who will direct these questions to panelists from Oxford and the design team.

    Meeting Information

    When: Monday November 23rd, 2020 at 4:00 PM

    To Join the Meeting using the following link

    NEW INFORMATION

    NEW MEETING LINK: https://urbanstrategiesevents.webex.com/urbanstrategiesevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef274c1376196029336fbf530b87062f2

    Participants can also call-in by phone if they wish, though using this option will prevent them from seeing the presentation slides. The call-in number for this option is  as follows:

    Join by phone by dialing +1-647-484-1598 followed by the access code 173 248 5879


    To learn more about the Canada Square project you can also visit https://canadasquareto.com/ and sign-up for email updates as the project progresses.


  • November 16, 2020 12:00 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    Join OPA AGM Zoom Meeting

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    Thank you to everyone for participating and the OPA looks forward to your attendance.


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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