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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

Toronto Parks and Forestry initiative: Every Tree Counts

The city has set a goal of a 40% tree canopy (we are now at 28%) and has a robust plan for planting in public spaces. However, since there is a limited supply of public property, the city encourages the planting of young trees on private property. Toronto’s urban forest is a vital asset with an estimated value of $7 billion. To read about the Toronto Parks and Forestry study ‘Every Tree Counts’ click here. … Read moreToronto Parks and Forestry initiative: Every Tree Counts

SERRA held a successful TREE FOR ME event at June Rowlands Park!

On October 3, SERRA held a Tree For Me event at June Rowlands Park. Seventy-seven trees were distributed to residents of Davisville and other areas of Toronto. We worked in partnership with the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation (TPTF) which supplied, free of charge, six varieties of trees and shrubs grown from native seed stock. Participants selected their trees in advance to fit the planting location on their property; at the event they viewed a … Read moreSERRA held a successful TREE FOR ME event at June Rowlands Park!

Get a free Tree or Shrub – “TREE for Me” Initiative

  SERRA is partnering with the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation & the Davisville Farmers Market to distribute 50 small trees to participants. Plant a Tree. It’s Free! Visit www.treeforme.ca to select your tree and/or shrub Complete the on-line registration Pick-up your tree or shrub at the Davisville Farmers Market on October 3, between the hours of 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm Get instructions on planting & maintenance at the Farmers Market By planting a … Read moreGet a free Tree or Shrub – “TREE for Me” Initiative

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 … Read moreDavisville Village Greenways (DVGs)