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13
Nov

Zoning for Municipal Shelters Public Consultation Meetings

From November 22 – 29, City Planning staff are undertaking city-wide public consultations on amending Zoning By-laws to engage residents about the City’s proposed “zoning for municipal shelters”. Be there if you have an interest in finding out how this can impact on our neighbourhood which already is home to a shelter/24-hour respite at 545 Lakeshore Blvd. W. Info and details: https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/planning-development/planning-studies-initiatives/municipal-shelters/meetings-events-municipal-shelters/

06
Nov

Block 31 Canoe Landing Campus Facility Extended Work Notice

Block 31 Canoe Landing Campus Facility Extended Work Notice

Download Block 31 Development Work Notice pdf

06
Nov

Town Hall on Ports Modernization

Town Hall on Ports Modernization
Saturday, November 17 • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre
627 Queens Quay W Toronto ON M5V 3G3

EVENT DETAILS
Join Adam for a community town hall on the Government of Canada’s Ports Modernization Review. This is your opportunity to provide input that will go directly to the Minister to reform Ports Toronto and its governance structure.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to: Adam.Vaughan.C1D@parl.gc.ca

05
Nov

Harm Reduction Services

In October 2018, there was local media coverage on CityNews pertaining to used and discarded needles in various public realm areas of CityPlace including Canoe Landing Park, and the North and South Linear Parks. The news story followed concerns that a child waiting at a school bus loading zone in the vicinity of Dan Leckie Way and Fort York Blvd came into contact with a used needle.

The location of discarded needles in our public realm areas indicates that there is the increased presence of people engaged in public injection drug use with needles and other drug paraphernalia in the linear parks and public spaces in the CityPlace neighbourhood. This area have a high volume of various transient, street involved, unstably housed/no fixed address, and homeless people, some of whom are living under the Gardiner; in public parks; and an influx of new clients of the respite centre at 545 Lakeshore Blvd, as well as other drop-in services within travelling distance of CityPlace.

The following information is available as resources for residents of CityPlace and should be used only with permission.

Needle Safety:
https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/health-wellness-care/health-programs-advice/harm-reduction-supplies-and-locations/needle-safety/

Locations of needle drop boxes:
https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/health-wellness-care/health-programs-advice/harm-reduction-supplies-and-locations/needle-drop-box-locations-in-toronto/

News Story
https://toronto.citynews.ca/video/2018/10/15/needles-plague-neighbourhood-at-cityplace/

Minutes of Meeting on Harm Reduction Services:
Minutes of Stakeholder Meeting on Harm Reduction


Info: cityplacera@gmail.com

Copyright 2018 CityPlace Residents’ Association. All Rights Reserved.

03
Nov

One Year In: The King Street Pilot

One Year In: The King Street Pilot

Do you live, work or travel on King Street? Tune into our #KingStreetPilot Tweet Chat next Monday November 5th at 1 pm. We’ll be posing a series of questions about how people have experienced the transit priority project since it’s implementation last November. We will be joined by special guests Steve Munro and a representative from La Fenice who will also add their perspective to the conversation and will be available to answer any questions directed their way.

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2015666195159868/

One Year In: The King Street Pilot – Monday, November 26th at 7 PM

What: Public meeting about the King Street Pilot
When: Monday, November 26th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Where: Metro Hall, Room 308/309

Do you live, work, or travel on King Street? This open meeting is an opportunity to share your experience of the King Street Pilot after one year since its implementation in November 2017. Together we will look at what the data shows about the pilot’s success and engage in a facilitated discussion about the transit priority project’s implementation and impact on our public space and day-to-day life.

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/one-year-in-the-king-street-pilot-tickets-51972104965

Download Poster One Year In – The King Street Pilot (Nov. 26) pdf version

Audio/Podcast CityPlace Residents Association talks about the King Street pilot 1st Year Anniversary on the John Oakley Show on AM640

03
Nov

Metrolinx Accessibility Public Meetings

Metrolinx Accessibility Public Meetings

Metrolinx is committed to making transit services fully accessible to people of all ages and abilities. A Priority Action in the 2041 Regional Transportation Plan, universal access belongs at the centre of all transportation planning and designing activities to ensure safe, convenient and easy travel …
http://www.metrolinx.com/en/aboutus/accessibility/accessibility_meetings.aspx

03
Nov

CityPlace Kids Halloween Crawl – Thank You and Survey

The CityPlace Kids Halloween Crawl has been very successful and the buzz and vibrancy of the event was one that can only be described as awesome/awe inspiring. Photos of the event can be accessed Here and a video highlight created by one of the event’s sponsors can be accessed Here

We would greatly value your feedback through this 2 min survey.

Your feedback will help us improve our understanding of how our annual Halloween crawl can be improved in the future.

To start the survey, please click ONCE on the link below: http://cityplacera.com/survey/

Please complete the survey by Wednesday, November 14th, 2018. If you would like to contact us or experience any problems accessing the survey, please email cityplacera@gmail.com

24
Oct

Municipal Election Results – Ward 10 Spadina-Fort York

Municipal Election Results – Ward 10 Spadina-Fort York

The recent concluded election has seen a newly configured 25 ward system and a newly elected slate or returning and new councillors and school board trustees. The following candidates were elected in the City of Toronto Ward 10 Spadina-Fort York (that includes the CityPlace Neighbourhood): Mayor Elect John Tory; Councillor Elect Joe Cressy; and School Board Trustees Elect: English Boards – Stephanie Donaldson (Public) and Norman Di Pasquale (Catholic); and French Boards – Chloe Robert and Nathalie Dufour Séguin.

Details on these and other election results are available online at https://electionresults.toronto.ca

17
Oct

Block 31 Canoe Landing Campus Facility Update – October 2018

Block 31 Canoe Landing Campus Facility Update – October 2018

Block 31 Canoe Landing Campus Facility Update – October 2018

October 4th, 2018

Attention: CityPlace Residents’ Association and BIA
Re: Block 31 Construction – Update 9
Block 31 construction continues to progress quickly. The project is approximately 50% constructed
to date.

Superstructure – Pouring of structural slabs, walls (including steel reinforcement) and deck continue to proceed on schedule. The Hydro vault is complete and ready for inspection. The structural steel trade has completed most of the north building work. The south building structural steel work is well underway. South and north building exterior partition wall framing and sheathing is underway. South and north building masonry partitions and mechanical and electrical rough-in work is underway.

Site service work is well underway.

Artificial turf field fence work is complete. Programming on the field will not be interrupted. South retaining wall is approaching completion. West concrete retaining wall has been waterproofed and backfilled.

Site access is expected to be maintained at the mid-point of the east boundary. A second vehicular access, allowing site access off Fort York Blvd is also expected to remain in place.

Regards,
Suzanne Cooke-Wooland, SPC

08-03-2018 Block 31 Update 9 Download PDF

17
Oct

CityPlace Kids Halloween Crawl

CityPlace Kids Halloween 2018

Poster Map of Participating CityPlace Towers and Businesses – CityPlace Kids Halloween Crawl

Download Halloween Crawl Poster Map


Info: cityplacera@gmail.com

Copyright 2018 CityPlace Residents’ Association. All Rights Reserved.

14
Oct

Filming Notification

Filming Notification

FYI. See attached from the City’s Planning Department – Waterfront Secretariat

Aerial (UAV aka Drone) Vehicle Filming – CityPlace – North Linear Park – Union Station Rail Corridor, Sunday October 14
FILMING NOTIFICATION

Aerial filming of the rail corridor area between Bathurst Street and Blue Jays Way using a Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

To Residents and Businesses in the vicinity:
PLEASE BE ADVISED
The City of Toronto will be filming aerial footage of the rail corridor using a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, in the following locations and approximate times on Sunday, October 14, 2018

• North portion of Fort York National Historic Site from 7:30am to 8:30am
• North of 15 Iceboat Terrace from 9:30am to 10:30am
• Toronto Marriott park, east of Blue Jays Way from 10:30am to 11:30am
• North of Fort York Library from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
• 440 Front Street West from 3:30pm to 4:00pm

Access to the above areas will be restricted during these times to ensure public safety. Filming will be conducted by a licensed drone operator. All filming will be conducted in accordance with the legal requirements and guidelines for drone operations, as prescribed by Transport Canada.

For more information on this project, please contact Heather Oliver, Assistant Planner with the Waterfront Secretariat at 416-392-4988.

Filming Notification 20181011 Download PDF

10
Oct

All candidates meeting was a success

All Candidates Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended the all candidates meeting on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 for Ward 10 Candidates. It was a success.

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06
Oct

All Candidates Meeting

All Candidates Meeting

Tuesday October 9, 2018
OCAD University Main Auditorium
100 McCaul St., Toronto
Doors open at 6:30pm
Starts at 7pm
(Arrive at 6:30pm to meet and greet)

YQNA and other neighbourhood associations invite you to an event where you can question candidates for Ward 10 Councillor in the upcoming municipal election that is being held on October 22, 2018.

Each candidate will be given an opportunity to make a short presentation. A moderator will then pose questions compiled from the various resident associations, followed by questions submitted from those in attendance.

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02
Oct

All Candidates Meeting for City Councillor Ward 10 Spadina Fort York

Eight Residents Associations in Ward 10 Spadina-Fort York to Hold All Candidates Town Hall Meeting at OCAD University

Toronto / 10/09/2018 – On Tuesday, October 9 at OCAD University, eight residents associations in Spadina-Fort York will host an All-Candidates Meeting for Ward 10 councillor candidates.

The event will be held in the Main Auditorium (room 190) at 100 McCaul St., with doors opening at 6:30 pm. Eventbrite registration open. Tickets are first come, first served, so please register now. All are welcome. RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/all-candidates-meeting-for-city-councillor-in-ward-10-spadina-fort-york-tickets-50824969853 Eventbrite Tickets

Event: All-Candidates Meeting – Ward 10: Spadina-Fort York
Time: 6:30 pm Doors Open | 7:00 pm Meeting Starts
Place: Main Auditorium, OCAD University (100 McCaul St)

*** The building is AODA accessible ***

Each candidate will be given an opportunity to make a short presentation. A moderator will then pose questions compiled from the various resident associations, followed by questions submitted from those in attendance.

Participating candidates (alphabetical order)
Michael Barcelos
Al Carbone
Joe Cressy
April Engelberg
Dean Maher
Andrew Massey
Rick Myers
Karlene Nation
Kevin Vuong
Edris Zalmai
Andrei Zodian
Sabrina Zuniga

Organizers: Bathurst Quay Neighbourhood Association, CityPlace Residents Association, Fort York Neighbourhood Association, Garment District Neighbourhood Association, Grange Community Association, Toronto Entertainment District Residents Association, Wellington Place Neighbourhood Association, York Quay Neighbourhood Association

Hear from your candidates in person, and remember to vote on October 22. For voting information, please visit the City’s Elections website at: myvote.toronto.ca

Download Flyer

21
Aug

SSHA Respite Centre and Homeless Shelter at 545 Lakeshore W and Gore Park

SSHA Respite Centre and Homeless Shelter at 545 Lakeshore W and Gore Park

The City’s Shelter Support and Housing Administration Division is hosting information sessions and communication pertaining to their new respite centre and homeless shelter at 545 Lakeshore Blvd (Lakeshore and Bathurst at the Former Rogers/OMNI TV Building) and respite centre at Gore Park (opposite the Fort York Armoury) scheduled for opening in September 2018. The information sessions will be at the Fort York Visitors Centre on Tuesday, August 21st from 5 pm – 9 pm, and on Monday, September 17th, 5 pm – 9 pm

Download Information Session Flyer pdf

07
Aug

CPRA Backpack for Learning School Supplies Drive and Distribution

CPRA Backpack for Learning School Supplies Drive and Distribution

The CityPlace Residents’ Association Backpack for Learning School Supplies Drive and distribution received good news that a major donor has contributed backpacks and school supplies including pencils, notebooks, looseleaf paper, erasers, pencils, pens, pencil crayons, pencil cases and rulers. TELUS has generously donated 150 backpacks with school supplies for distribution to the families that have applied.

This initiative which have been gathering momentum will assist some of our neighbours to be able to send their children to school with the learning tools and materials needed to learn and succeed at school, and complete homework after school. Parent applied from most buildings in CityPlace, but the majority are from the TCHC buildings.

We are hosting a CityPlace Kidsfest on Saturday, August 25th, 2018 from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm at Canoe Landing Park, 95 Fort York Blvd, Toronto. At this event, from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm, we will be distributing the backpacks and school supplies to parents and families who have signed up, which will ensure that the children and families experience a positive back to school experience.

For further information, please contact us at cityplacera@gmail.com

03
Aug

Canoe Landing Facility- Block 31 – Construction Update 8 – August 2018

Block 31 Construction Update 8 Download as pdf

August 3rd, 2018

Attention: CityPlaceResidents’Association and BIA
Re: Block 31 Construction – Update 8

Block 31 construction continues to progress quickly. The project is approximately 35% constructed
to date.

Substructure – North building backfilling of substructure and poured topping is underway west of north building.

Superstructure – Pouring of structural slabs, walls (including steel reinforcement) and deck continue to proceed on schedule. The Hydro vault is complete and ready for inspection. The structural steel trade has mobilized and steel installation is well underway. Steel stair installation is well underway.

Mechanical and electrical rough-in work is underway.

Site service work has commenced.

Installation of the fencing fabric around the artificial turf field is approaching completion. Programming on the field will not be interrupted. Work on the south retaining wall is expected to commence shortly.

Site access is expected to be maintained at the existing 2 east boundary locations; one at the south end of the east boundary and the other at the mid-point of the east boundary. A third vehicular access, allowing site access off Fort York Blvd is also expected to remain in place.

Regards,
Suzanne Cooke-Wooland, SPC

14
Jul

CityPlace Summer Movie Night Series

CityPlace Summer Movie Night Series

Movie nights in the park at CityPlace Toronto Canoe Landing Park have been planned for July 14, August 11 and September 15, 2018, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm.

July 14 – Remember the Titans

August 11 – Back to the Future

September 15 – Toy Story

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