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Thanks for attending our 2018 SERRA AGM

This year’s Annual General Meeting took pace on Monday May 14, 2018 at Greenwood College School. Over 100 residents came out to browse information booths, enjoy some refreshments, and hear guest speakers talk about matters related to high growth Midtown neighbourhoods such as ours.

We were very honoured to have Ms. Juanne Hemsol attend this year’s AGM. In 1965, Ms Hemsol was one of the founding members and the first president of The South Eglinton Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association (SERRA).

Guest speakers, Councillor Josh Matlow, TDSB Trustee Shelley Laskin, City of Toronto Senior Planner Paul Farsh, and City Hall reporter with the Toronto Star, Jennifer Pagliaro discussed a variety of current issues including how growth and development impacts communities if social services, school capacity, transit and other infrastructure cannot keep pace. Trustee Laskin’s update from the AGM can be found on this link SERRA AGM 2018-05-14.

There were nine information booths, on topics including tree protection, heritage, tall homes, waste management and recycling, Tree for Me and connected pathways (green initiatives) and tall mid-rise developments. Senior Planners Paul Farish and Cassidy Ritz were on hand to answer questions about Midtown In Focus. Greg Riussell and Ken Burford from the Toronto Aviation Noise Group (T.A.N.G.) were at the aviation noise booth offering information about flight paths over Davisville Village.

A special note of thanks to our volunteers and to the staff at Greenwood College School, who’s efforts contributed to making this year’s AGM a great success! Thanks also to the Solid Waste Management team for settting up an information booth about the City’s recycling program.

Read more in this South Bayview Bulldog article.

Davisville Neighbourhood Survey Results (2019)

In September 2019, with the help of Terry Mills, Arris Strategy Studio, our SERRA Tall/Mid-rise WG team prepared a Davisville Neighbourhood Survey. The survey was our way of gathering information from residents about various services and facilities and if they view them as a “Must Have” or lower priority. The survey questions and graphics prepared by Terry Mills were used on the survey boards we had provided at the SERRA Annual General Meeting, in May … Read more Davisville Neighbourhood Survey Results (2019)

City to launch pilot to enhance safety and mobility around construction hot spots

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following: ========================================== News Release November 15, 2019 City to launch pilot to enhance safety and mobility around construction hot spots On December 2, the City of Toronto will launch a new pilot project to reduce the impacts of construction, improve road safety and keep traffic moving around “construction hubs” – areas in the city with a dense concentration of construction activity. The Construction Hub Coordination Pilot is … Read more City to launch pilot to enhance safety and mobility around construction hot spots

Tragic traffic accident at Yonge Street and Erskine Avenue on September 10, 2019

On Tuesday September 10, 2019 a traffic accident involving a cement truck claimed the life of a 54 year old woman who was crossing the street at Yonge Street and Erksine Avenue in Toronto. Our community was shocked and saddened, but unfortunately, not surprised that this tragedy happened so close to home due to the heavy construction activity on our local streets. . The victim of this tragic accident is Evangeline Lauroza. A growing memorial … Read more Tragic traffic accident at Yonge Street and Erskine Avenue on September 10, 2019

Davisville Apartment Neighbourhood Survey

WHAT DO WE NEED TO KEEP THIS A GREAT COMMUNITY? WE NEED YOUR INPUT! As you are likely aware, the neighbourhood is currently facing 8 new developments at 265 Balliol, 155 Balliol, 22 Balliol, 30 Merton, 140 Merton, 274 Merton, 141 Davisville and 1951 Yonge. Those projects might not all proceed as currently proposed, but it is very likely that something tall will be built at each of those locations, especially with the response of … Read more Davisville Apartment Neighbourhood Survey