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Davisville Village Greenways (DVGs)

Residents of Davisville are only too aware of the stress on our neighbourhood because of unprecedented development at Yonge and Eglinton and on the City-designated ‘Avenues’: Yonge St., Mt. Pleasant Rd., and Bayview Ave.

Hence the theme of our recent AGM: “Take Back our Neighbourhood.”

One way of reclaiming some of the calm, walkable elements we have always treasured in Davisville Village is through the development of a network of paths or ‘greenways’. These will offer alternatives for pedestrians and cyclists so they can avoid the traffic-clogged, noisy main streets.

These greenways would link Eglinton to the Beltline and Mt. Pleasant Cemetery to Oriole Park, June Rowlands Park, the North Toronto Memorial Community Centre, and the proposed Davisville Community Hub. Residents would have a safe, pleasant way to reach parks, schools, shops and restaurants.

As well, we need more mid-block connections to break up the long east-west streets of our neighbourhood.

SERRA is working alongside City planners and our Councillor, Josh Matlow, to bring our plan to fruition (see attached map), and has requested the following:

1) All greenways maintained by the City year round
2) New greenways throughout the neighbourhood
3) A healthy tree canopy, with new plantings and maintenance of existing plantings
4) Effective lighting and enhanced way-finding signage

The Serra Greenways map is below:

This new SERRA Greenways Map was jointly created by SERRA and Terry Mills, ARRIS Strategy Studio

Grand Opening of Manor Community Green

Doubling the Fun on Manor Road   Councillor Josh Matlow worked with the neighbourhood to retain most of the Glebe Manor Bowling Club’s green space from development and consulted with the community to make this park a reality. On Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 Councillor Matlow invited the community celebrate with a game of Bocce Ball! SERRA is looking for volunteers to help set up a Bocce league for our local residents. Please contact us at serra@southeglinton.ca if … Read moreGrand Opening of Manor Community Green

Grand Opening Celebration of the new Mona Piper Playground

On Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 Councillor Josh Matlow invited the community to celebrate the grand opening of the Mona Piper Playground at the corner of Manor Rd. and Forman Ave., located beside Manor Road United Church. The new playground was named in honour of Mona Piper, who was the longest serving crossing guard in the City of Toronto, and someone who helped kids cross safely for 43 years near Maurice Cody School. Mona Piper made our … Read moreGrand Opening Celebration of the new Mona Piper Playground

Have your say! Take the City of Toronto Parkland Survey.

The City of Toronto has a 20-year Parkland Strategy that will be used to help guide the long-term planning for new parks and expanding or improving access to existing parks. This Parkland Strategy will be used to prioritize initiatives and guide decision-making regarding parks and green-space. Residents are invited complete a survey to share their ideas about the City’s parkland priorities for the future. Click here to take the survey. The survey has been extended and … Read moreHave your say! Take the City of Toronto Parkland Survey.

Community Meeting – New Midtown Park

The community is invited to attend a meeting to discuss a new park in Midtown. The new park will be located at the corner of Dunfield and Soudan. Meeting Details: Hosted by Councillor Josh Matlow Date: Wednesday May 30, 2018 Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Mount Pleasant Library, 599 Mount Pleasant Road