Due to the single pedestrian crossing of Spadina Avenue at this location (which City Council has approved fixing and we are pushing City staff every day to prioritize construction of the south crossing) and the high volume of pedestrians throughout the neighbourhood, we agree that it is completely unacceptable to close the north sidewalk of Bremner without providing a safe, wide, protected pedestrian walkway around the construction zone in the adjacent lane of traffic.”
Response from office of local councillor – Ward 10: “We saw your tweet about the Bremner sidewalk earlier. Thanks for bringing the problem to our attention. As a result, we forwarded the photos to Transportation Services and an inspector visited the site before noon, confirming that no permit was issued and charging the responsible contractor. The sidewalk is supposed to be accessible to pedestrians. Please let us know if the barriers still have not been removed by the morning so we can escalate the matter.
Schedule Update: The construction schedule for the new building has been further delayed due to strikes involving several trades working on the site. Based on information provided by the general contractor, we expect the schools to be ready for occupancy by January 2020. We anticipate the Canoe Landing community centre, including the child care centre, to be complete by spring 2020. The three partners continue to monitor the situation and are working together to ensure that the schools, child care centre and community centre are completed as soon as possible. We will update the community as additional information becomes available.
South Building: – Fire protection, mechanical and electrical work well underway, as well as flooring and millwork. Finish work including painting and installation of furnishings well underway.North Building: – Fire protection, mechanical and electrical work well underway. Curtainwall and glazing installation is approaching completion. Stair and elevator installation is approaching completion.
Exterior Work – Landscaping work well underway. Streetscaping along Brunel Court and Fort York Blvd. well underway.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 for the time being.
The Annual General Meeting of the CityPlace Residents’ Association (Ontario Corporation Number 1893476) will be held at the Toronto Public Library, Fort York Branch, 190 Fort York Blvd Toronto, Ontario, on Sunday, November 24th, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., with registration beginning at 1:00 p.m.
It is important for the vibrancy of CityPlace that the CityPlace Residents Association is able to attract and retain a pool of skilled volunteers who donate their time, experience and expertise to fill upcoming board vacancies at the CPRA to sustain a successful and vibrant community. For those interested in running for the Board of Directors, please submit a brief biography by Monday, October 7th. Directors must be residents of CityPlace.
Time commitment is around 2-4 hours monthly.
The 9 member board include an executive team consisting of President, Secretary and Treasurer.
Ideally suited for residents who are eager to demonstrate a leadership role in the community with time commitment and relevant combination of experience, expertise and leadership/management skill sets in some of the following areas: planning and development issues; maintain CPRA social media presence, platforms and tools (moderate community conversations on Facebook, add content to Twitter, Update Website, Instagram, LinkedIn); governance (review and revise bylaws, keep minutes of meetings; organize meetings as secretary); parks, pets and people; poverty reduction and homelessness lens (Liaison to the Respite Centre and Women’s Shelter near CityPlace); finance (fundraise and maintain budget and finances for the CPRA as treasurer); active transportation; community engagement and social outreach; events activation; maintain partnerships and networks with neighbouring residents association, BIA and local community partners; liaise with elected representatives; provide subject matter expertise and invited comments to the media on neighbourhood issues of compelling importance; identify community needs and action plans; foster diversity and inclusion for different perspectives and build trust
We will update this space with further information including the list of candidates and voting methods in the near future.
Happy Holidays from the CityPlace Residents Association! We are pleased to join with our community partners to inspire holiday cheer within CityPlace. Be sure to participate in any or all of the events planned for the festive season. Click on the posters for details of each event.
We wish everyone a safe holiday season and best wishes for the new year.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.