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COME RAIN OR SHINE! SERRA sponsors the first Jane’s Walk of Davisville Village

COME RAIN OR SHINE – WE’LL BE DOING OUR FIRST DAVISILLE VILLAGE WALK ON SATURDAY, MAY 6, AT 2 P.M. SEE YOU THERE!

 

In celebration of the anniversary Jane Jacob’s birthday, SERRA is sponsoring a walk through several of our neighbourhoods on May 6th at 2:00PM. The walk will begin at the historic J. J. Davis store located at the corner of the Yonge and Davisville. We will convene for the start of the tour at the back patio of the store (aka Starbucks).

Jane Jacobs was an American-Canadian journalist, author, and activist best known for her influence on urban studies. Jane moved to Toronto in 1968, eventually settling at 69 Albany Avenue in The Annex from 1971 until her death in 2006. She quickly became a leading figure in her new city and helped stop the proposed Spadina Expressway. A frequent theme of her work was to ask whether we are building cities for people or for cars.

The Jane’s Walk in Davisville Village is designed to help you enjoy parts of neighbourhood. Our tour will last about 90 minutes and we will wind our way through our village … both past and present.

Toronto City Council and TDSB ward boundaries based on the 47 ward structure – September 15, 2018 update

As of September 10, 2018 the City Clerk will commence preparations to administer the October 22 election under the 47-ward model. The City of Toronto elections information can be found here: https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/elections/general-information/update-on-the-2018-election/ The City of Toronto 47 Ward Boundaries can be found here: https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/9834-2018_City-Wards.pdf SERRA is in Ward 26.   Above is a map of the TDSB ward boundaries based on the City of Toronto 47 ward model. Local TDSB schools within the SERRA area … Read moreToronto City Council and TDSB ward boundaries based on the 47 ward structure – September 15, 2018 update

City of Toronto municipal election and other updates – September 7, 2018

There is lots going on in our neighbourhood!   City of Toronto municipal election We await a ruling from the Superior Court on the legality of the province’s Bill 5 (The Better Local Government Act) to reduce the number of council seats to 25. In the meantime, the number and boundaries of wards continue to be in flux. In the event of a “25-seat council” election, the SERRA area would see FOUR incumbent councillors plus … Read moreCity of Toronto municipal election and other updates – September 7, 2018

Meet the 25 new City Council wards – August 19, 2018 Update

We wanted to thank the many residents who responded to our survey about reducing the size of City Council to 25 members, and in particular, for offering the many comments to explain your position. A large majority of respondents objected to the reduction in the number of Council members, mostly because they felt that the new size of the wards would significantly impact the level of representation needed in the city. They also felt that Premier Ford’s claim of “for … Read moreMeet the 25 new City Council wards – August 19, 2018 Update

TDSB Announced New Trustee Ward Boundaries

August 19, 2018 Update: The map of the new TDSB ward boundries is now available online. Click here to see the map. Click here to see a list of candidates. August 18, 2018 Update: **NOTE Bill 5, the Better Local Government Act, 2018, was passed by the Government of Ontario and received Royal Assent on August 14, 2018. More details about TDSB Trustee candidates and wards will be posted to the City of Toronto elections … Read moreTDSB Announced New Trustee Ward Boundaries