THE BLOG

30
Aug

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.

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Aug
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Aug
21
Aug

Canoe Landing Carnival Event on Saturday, August 24 in CityPlace

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

14
Dec

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.

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

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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