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First Davisville Village Jane’s Walk a huge success!

Forty people, interested in Davisville Village’s rich history, came out on a day threatening rain, wind and cold temps to learn more about the neighbourhood we call home.

They were not disappointed. The 90-minute walk, which started at the original J. J. Davis store at the corner of Yonge and Davisville (today a thriving Starbucks), meandered throughout the Village and took in sights as diverse as the Glebe church lands (now the beautiful Belsize area), a home that doubled as a “gentleman’s club” during Prohibition, Davisville School (slated for redevelopment and expansion with the addition of a new Midtown Hub), The Church of the Transfiguration, which is home to a very special native garden created by SERRA member Janet Harrison, and the musical Sharon, Lois & Bram Playground at June Rowlands Park.

We were very pleased to have Councillor Josh Matlow accompany us on our walk.

Many thanks to the Davisville Village Jane’s Walk organizers – amateur historians Amy Isaac and Sharon Mourer – for introducing the Jane’s Walkers to the neighbourhood from their eyes. Next year: we head east of Mt. Pleasant to explore the “Village” leading to Bayview. Join us!

 

 

Pottery Playground under construction – remove your toys

A City of Toronto notice has been placed on the Pottery Playground sign at 601 Merton St.  which reads, “Due to park improvements scheduled to begin May 22, 2018 all toys left in the pottery playground will be removed.” You have been warned.  

Development Update – (April 12, 2018) : Infrastructure, schools, transit are BIG concerns! 

By Andy Gort, SERRA President The opposition to overdevelopment in our neighbourhood is growing.  We enjoy a strong patrnership with our councillor, Josh Matlow and City Planning/Legal staff, in efforts to work for more appropriate development. Now the TDSB and Shelley Laskin, the TDSB school trustee for Ward 11, are adding their voices. Concerns have been expressed for some time about the wider impacts of development on “hard” infrastructure such as water and sewers, and … Read moreDevelopment Update – (April 12, 2018) : Infrastructure, schools, transit are BIG concerns! 

GTAA & NAV CANADA Community Open House, Leaside Gardens (William Lea Tea Room), April 12, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00pm

A note from the Toronto Aviation Noise Group (TANG): It has been six years since we began our advocacy on the issue of aircraft noise in our neighbourhoods and we’re still at it! There have been countless meetings with elected officials at all levels and a number of independent studies, third party reviews and consultations initiated by NAV CANADA and the GTAA. TANG has been a respected, full time participant at all these events and continues to lend … Read moreGTAA & NAV CANADA Community Open House, Leaside Gardens (William Lea Tea Room), April 12, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00pm

April 10, 2018 City of Toronto Meeting – Noise Bylaw Review – Have your Say!

Important information from the Toronto Noise Coalition: The City of Toronto is looking at changing the Noise Bylaw: Watch the April 4 CityNews coverage here:  City looking to overhaul noise bylaw – CityNews Toronto There is a meeting about the NOISE BYLAW REVIEW REPORT at: 9.30 am, Tuesday, April 10 Licensing and Standards Committee – Committee Room 1 at City Hall Here is how you can get involved: ATTEND, DEPUTE, WRITE A LETTER We are making … Read moreApril 10, 2018 City of Toronto Meeting – Noise Bylaw Review – Have your Say!