environment

Transforming Mount Pleasant Village

In October 2016, the Toronto-based urban design landscape architect studio, Public Work, presented to the Mount Pleasant Village BIA a proposed Streetscape Master Plan: the BIA had called a public meeting to review the proposed plan.

The plan presents a vision of Mount Pleasant Road from Eglinton to the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, taking into account the street’s distinctive features: its ‘ravine street’ nature and its proximity to the city’s (if not country’s) finest arboretum, the cemetery itself. Public Work has suggested that the street could capitalize on these features, becoming ‘Toronto’s most picturesque arboretum-like street.

This exciting plan is in its preliminary stages and when developed by the city and the BIA, will bring great distinction to our area.

Next drafts of the proposed plan are expected in early spring.

Mount Pleasant Village Streetscape Masterplan Presentation: https://www.mountpleasantvillage.ca/news/mount-pleasant-village-streetscape-masterplan-presentation

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)