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.