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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:  

Davisville Village Planning Study – Community Meeting – Thursday June 29, 2017

More than 75 people turn out for June 6, 2017 NoToBrownlow Town Hall Meeting

More than 75 residents attended the NoTo Brownlow Town Hall Meeting at the Church of the Transfiguration on Tuesday June 6, 2017. Councillor Josh Matlow, SERRA president Andy Gort, SERRA Vice President Jane Auster, and NoToBrownlow “hood hawks” leader Barry Marshall provided an update on the development application at 18 Brownlow Ave / 200 Soudan Ave. The NoToBrownlow group shared information about how residents can stay informed: visit NotoBrownlow.com, Like their Facebook Page or follow @NoToBrownlow on Twitter.

We would like to thank all of the residents who made a donation or registered as new members of SERRA. Thanks also to the volunteers who helped during the town hall and especially Councillor Matlow and the City of Toronto Planning group for their ongoing support.

Click on the pictures below to scroll through and read about the highlights of the evening.

The pictures you see posted here (& on our Facebook Page) are courtesy of Larry Nicols –  Larry Nicols Photography, www.larrynicolsphotography.com