Monthly Archives: October 2015

Your opinion invited — Toronto ward boundary review; Building Community event November 10, 2015

Draw-the-Lines-Toronto-ward-boundary-review-2015-285Draw the Lines
Toronto is reviewing its ward boundaries. See the options presented on the Draw the Lines site and complete a survey.

And see this event November 10
Pop-ups: Building Community and Energizing Main Streets
Come and learn from the experts, be inspired by the innovators working in neighbourhoods across the GTA, and meet others interested in maintaining vibrant main streets. Come talk popups, small business, placemaking, and all the factors that contribute to a strong community.
Toronto Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat is the keynote speaker at this one day symposium and there will also be a speaker from Street Sense who developed the Vibrant Streets Toolkit for Washington, DC and has since created a national toolkit.

See here for more information, including registration information.

Brought to you by WoodGreen and DECA.

Tuesday, November 10
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The 519, 519 Church Street
-from Councillor McMahon’s newsletter

Gerrard-Ashdale Library hosts The Archives of Ontario: doing research from a distance, October 20, 2015


The Archives of Ontario: doing research from a distance

Tue Oct 20, 2015
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
60 mins
Gerrard-Ashdale Library

Are you new to family or local history? Would you like to discover the many resources and services available to you from the Archives of Ontario? Danielle Manning has worked at the Archives of Ontario for over two years, first as an archivist and now as an Outreach Officer. Danielle will introduce us to some of the great key resources available to genealogists and local historians at the A.O.

Meet the Ashbridges – Beaches Library October 6, 2015 – Dena Doroszenko, archaeologist, Ontario Heritage Trust

Meet the Ashbridges: The people, history and the archaeology of the Ashbridge Estate.

The Beach and East Toronto Historical Society and the Toronto Public Library present:
Dena Doroszenko
Archaeologist, Ontario Heritage Trust

At the Beaches Library, 2161 Queen Street East
Tuesday October 6, 2015
7 to 8:15 p.m.
Admission free
All welcome

Dena Doroszenko conducted archaeological research at the Ashbridge Estate. She is an expert on the Ashbridge Estate and the Ashbridge family. As part of Duke of Connaught School’s 100th birthday celebrations in 2012, Dena spoke at Duke, invited by Susan Fletcher of Applegrove Community Complex.

Community meeting at S.H. Armstrong October 8, 2015 — Urban Design Guidelines for Queen Street East from Leslie to Coxwell

Thursday October 8, 7 p.m. at S.H. Armstrong, 56 Woodfield Road.

Notice from the City of Toronto:

Urban Design Guidelines for Queen Street East from Leslie Street to Coxwell Avenue Community Meeting #2

City Planning is undertaking a study of Queen Street East between Leslie Street and Coxwell Avenue. Specifically, City Council has requested that the City Planning Division determine if either the existing Urban Design Guidelines for Queen Street East or the Leslieville Urban Design Guidelines should be extended to apply to the portion of Queen Street East between Leslie Street and Coxwell Avenue. The City held the first meeting for this Study on April 21, 2015.

Please join us at the next Community Meeting where we will present the draft urban design guidelines, which reflect the community feedback and the Official Plan policies for Queen Street between Coxwell Avenue and Leslie Street.

Date: Thursday, October 8th, 2015
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Place: SH Armstrong Community Centre (56 Woodfield Road)

For more information contact Kelly Jones, Planner at or 416-392-4293

You may also contact Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 30, at (416) 392-4060 or Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, Ward 32, at 416-392-1376.

Notice to correspondents:
Personal information received at community consultation meetings / workshops or contained in correspondence with the City is collected under sections 8 and 136 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 specifically for creating a public record of information potentially relevant to making an informed decision. Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to the email address listed above.
Compliance with City Council policy respecting Notice may result in you receiving duplicate notices.

Attendant Care Services can be made available with some advance notice.

See the city’s web page for this plan.

See the meeting notice (PDF).