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CONSTRUCTION NOTICE -Hillsdale Ave. East at Yonge – Monday October 2, 2017

Dear Residents,

We wish to notify area residents of sewer work that will take place along Hillsdale Ave. East at Yonge St. commencing Monday October 2, 2017. Work is anticipated to be completed by Friday October 6,

2017 subject to weather. This work will be performed by OJCR under contract with city. Work will take place during normal work week‐day hours. During this time, a portion of the roadway (north portion from mid‐point of road) along Hillsdale Ave. East and the sidewalk along the north side of Hillsdale Ave. East running the length of our construction site from Yonge St. will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians respectively.

Construction crews will use cones and traffic control during these closures. A flagman will be present during these times. Once this work is completed, similar work will take place along Soudan Ave. during the weekend after the long weekend. We will advise once we are notified by city.

We apologize for the short notice in issuing this construction notice.

Contact: Phone: 24/7 Construction hotline at (416) 861‐8383

Web: ArtShoppeCondos.com and follow Construction

Barry Gula,

Project Director

barry@freeddevelopments.com

 

SERRA’s No To Brownlow Yardsale on CBC News

Toronto neighbourhood group needs $65K to fight against developers …so it’s holding a yard sale
South Eglinton Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association needs at least $65K to go to OMB

A neighbourhood group in north Toronto is organizing a yard sale on Saturday hoping to raise the tens of thousands of dollars it needs to help pay for its three-year fight against a proposed condo development in the area.

The South Eglinton Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association (SERRA) calls its efforts a “struggle” because of the work it has had to do following the developer’s appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) after the city of Toronto rejected the high-rise condo proposal last year.

A neighbourhood group in north Toronto is organizing a yard sale on Saturday hoping to raise the tens of thousands of dollars it needs to help pay for its three-year fight against a proposed condo development in the area.

The South Eglinton Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association (SERRA) calls its efforts a “struggle” because of the work it has had to do following the developer’s appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) after the city of Toronto rejected the high-rise condo proposal last year.

Read the full story here on CBC’s website.

Have Your Say ! City of Toronto survey on rules for short-term rentals.

The City of Toronto is asking residents for input regarding the rules for short-term rentals (such as Airbnb).

Click here to access the online survey until August 18, 2017.

For background information go to: Proposed Regulations for Short-term Rentals for Consultation

 You may also visit the City of Toronto website Have Your Say

 Public consultation meeting dates will be made available online once the survey is complete.

Construction Liaison Committee (CLC)

Metrolinx and Crosslinx Transit Solutions Construction Liaison Committee (CLC)

Construction activities at the 15 underground Eglinton Crosstown LRT station sites are underway. Many of the new turning restrictions on the main north-south arterial roads have made getting around our neighbourhood even more challenging for local residents and drivers taking side streets to avoid the traffic.

The Metrolinx team would like to work with the local community and provide as much information as possible and be proactive with communications so residents are aware of the construction activities related to the project. For this reason, a Construction Liaison Committee (CLC) has been formed with local representatives who will act on behalf of the residents and businesses in the community. The committee will meet regularly over the next 12 – 18 months, provide feedback to the project team, and formally communicate back to their respective groups.

SERRA board member Paul Newbigging and SERRA volunteer Ray Miller have kindly agreed to participate on the CLC for the Eglinton (Yonge) and Mount Pleasant stations. Unfortunately, a Construction Liaison Committee does not make construction issues go away, but it can provide feedback to mitigate the worst construction issues. For more information about the Metrolinx project click here

Is this the ‘new norm’ for rush hour traffic jams at Soudan and Redpath?

Local TDSB School News

Davisville Junior Public School & Spectrum Alternative School

On May 30, 2017 the TDSB held a community consultation meeting to present the new school design for Davisville Junior Public School and Spectrum Alternative School.

To read more click here

Hodgson Senior Public School

Hodgson Senior Public School Changes to Welcome Grade Six Students in September

Starting this September 2017, Hodgson Senior Public School will be converted to a grade 6, 7 and 8 school. To accommodate the additional grade, the school will change its name to Hodgson Middle school, add 6 new portables and alter some of the daily routine to ensure the new grade 6 students have a positive learning environment that supports their needs and helps them transition to the new school.

To read about the changes click here: