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City Place Community Building Updates

Great News! CityPlace Canoe Landing Campus South Building received occupancy on Dec 12. Jean Lumb Public School and Bishop Macdonell Catholic Public School will commence classes in the new facility on Jan 6, 2020. The school gym, located in the north building will be available for occupancy by mid-January 2020.

As posted on Councillor Joe Cressy’s community website a lot of new developments are coming up in our Community.


CPRA Election Results

The CityPlace Residents’ Association (CPRA) Ontario Corporation Number 1893476, held an election for a new Board of Directors at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on November 24, 2019 between 2 pm and 4 pm at the Toronto Public Library, Fort York Branch. 

Following the Annual General Meeting, candidates and the outgoing board members attended the vote count. 

82 ballots were issued at the meeting to member residents who registered in advance of the meeting. 

82 of these ballots were returned for counting.

81 of these ballots were accepted by the Board.

1 of these ballots was rejected as spoiled by the board for having selected in excess of nine candidates. 

In addition to the above, 

30 ballots were issued at the meeting to member residents who:

a. Attended the meeting at the appointed time; and

b. Produced valid government photo identification and proof of residence to the election Secretary; but

c. Had yet to complete a membership form. 

In addition to the above, 3 ballots were issued at the meeting to member residents who:

a. Attended the meeting prior to voting closing; and

b. Produced valid government photo identification and proof of residence to the election Secretary; but

c. Had yet to complete a membership form.

The total number of ballots issued was: 115

The total number of ballots cast was: 115

The total number of ballots counted was: 115

The total number of ballots rejected was: 1

Each counted ballot contained votes for at least one and no more than nine candidates. 

The results of the vote were as follows:

Shwan Dizai – Elected

Gus Kastanis – Elected

Darren Pereira – Elected

Peter Chiaramonte – Elected

Nicole Sparks-Barnes – Elected

Hazel Rivera – Elected

Keith Graham – Elected

Noah Wilson – Elected

Kate Whittaker – Elected

The Board obtained consensus among the candidates to publish the vote count for only elected Board Members. The full vote count was communicated to each candidate at the vote. Any member wishing further information may request it in writing. 

The outgoing Board congratulates the newly elected and returning Board Members and thanks all candidates who put forth their candidacy for election. 

Any member or candidate wishing to inspect the ballots may do so upon reasonable request for a period of sixty days. All original ballots will be retained by the outgoing President until delivered to the new Board. 

Any member having any questions about the election is encouraged to contact any of your new Board Members. The new board will meet within 30-days and following their organizational meeting, an announcement will be made regarding the next executive including president, vice-presidents, secretary, and treasurer.

The outgoing Board thanks all members who attended the Annual General Meeting.


Canoe Landing Recreation Jobs Information Fair

Residents are invited to check out the upcoming Job Info Fair being held on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 at Toronto Public Library, Fort York Branch, 190 Fort York Blvd at 6pm and 7 pm. See poster for details.


Canoe Landing Community Recreation Centre Program Consultations

The City is consulting the public on the development of the recreation programming for Canoe Landing Community Recreation Centre.

The is an opportunity to work in collaboration with the staff team to create the menu of programs that will be offered.


Poster: Please join your CityPlace neighbours on Nextdoor

Nextdoor is the free and private social network just for CityPlace neighbours. On our new neighbourhood site and app, we can share recommendations for tradies, plan neighbourhood events, discuss safety, post things for sale and much more.


Advance Polls – Federal Election

Today is the last day for advanced polls. Election day is on October 21. Check your voter card for location of your poll station.


Announcement of Candidates for CityPlace Residents’ Association AGM/Election for the Board of Directors on November 24

Thanks to everyone who responded to the call for directors of the CPRA on or by October 7. The following 12 Candidates have sent in a bio and membership form and will be vying for your vote for the 9 director positions at the AGM/Board Election on November 24

  • Pranav Bakaraju
  • Jacquelene Chu
  • Alexander Cormier
  • Adam Disotell
  • Husain Neemuchwala
  • Marko Platosh
  • Munira Ravji
  • Humera Siddiqi
  • Nicole Sparks-Barnes
  • Jonathan Swyers
  • Kate Whittaker
  • Alison Ytsma

Once the 9 new directors are elected, they will convene their first board meeting within 30-days of the AGM/election and at that meeting they decide by a vote among themselves or by secret ballot among themselves who assume the executive roles of President, Secretary, Treasurer etc…

Anyone who is a resident of CityPlace is welcome to come, learn more about the candidates and vote. We are using “Election Runner” for online, instantaneous voting. We will check ID at the door to verify that voters are residents of CityPlace (Drivers License/Government Issued ID) and collect email to add you to the voter’s list (for voting purposes only and input into election runner immediately). The app will be activated on the afternoon of the AGM on November 24. Paper ballots will also be available to accommodate persons unable to use the app, or in the event of technical difficulties with the app on November 24. Here is a youtube video on how to use the app Election Runner

If you live at any of the 33 CityPlace buildings that intersect with Front Street West (Blue Jays Way including Rogers Centre Area), Spadina Ave (East on Bremner to Reese St, and West on Fort York Blvd to Bathurst (East Side), and Lakeshore Blvd and Bathurst Street, you are a member of the CityPlace Residents Association. See also the following map (the building at library district at 170 Fort York, and the affordable housing buildings at 125 Queens Wharf, 146 Fort York and 150 Dan Leckie are also part of CityPlace). See Google Map and the image map (an old map but includes most buildings in CityPlace)

Map of Buildings in CityPlace

Canoe Landing CRC Consultations

Join us at Canoe Landing Community Recreation Centre consultation with residents on recreation programming to be offered in 2020. Thursday, October 10, 2019 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, SuperClub (Harbourview Estates) 11 Mariner Terr, 3rd Fl Info: 416-392-6725


Join us on Nextdoor Social Network for Neighbours and Neighbourhoods is a social network for neighbourhoods – easy to navigate; drive interactions, projects, events, safety alerts, social good; and more by neighbours to enhance neighbourhood vibrancy. An interesting feature is the Halloween Treat Map powered by google maps. Details: Another great reason to join us and your neighbours at Nextdoor>


Addressing Sidewalk Closure During Rush Hour

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.


Canoe Landing Community Update 15 – August 2019

Canoe Landing (Block 31) Construction – Update 15

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.


CPRA Annual General Meeting

File Photo: CPRA Board Strategic Planning Session

Serve Your Community

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.


Canoe Landing Carnival Event on Saturday, August 24 in CityPlace

The Canoe Landing Carnival Event on Saturday, August 24. See flyer for details!


CityPlace Cares Holiday Festive Season Events

CityPlace Cares Holiday Festive Season Events

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.


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: