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Highlights of Upcoming meetings:
Virtual Community Consultation: Yonge-St. Clair Apartment Neighbourhood Study – May 27 at 6.30
Join the Virtual Community Consultation Meeting to learn more about the Yonge-St. Clair Apartment Neighbourhood Study. The virtual consultation will include presentations and a Question and Answer portion providing the opportunity to ask questions and give feedback. Participants can view video of the consultation and only designated panelists will be shown on video.
Date: May 27, 2021
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Register: Follow details to register by clicking this link here.
You can contact the planner for this file, Corinna Prior, at: Corinna.Prior@toronto.ca
Online Public Meeting to Discuss the Development Proposal for 101-103 Heath Street West – Tuesday, June 1st at 6:30 p.m.
You can read more information about the context of the meeting underneath, along with resources on the applications submitted and the reviews that the City is conducting. In order to partake in the meeting, please pre-register by using the following information:
Meeting date & time: Tuesday, June 1st at 6:30 p.m.
Access via computer/tablet: Register at this link.
Event number: 177 979 3837
Event password: Toronto123
Access via phone: Call 416-915-6530 and use access code: 177 979 3837
If you have any issues with registering or accessing the meeting, please reach out to my office at Councillor_Matlow@toronto.ca
The DPRG’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be virtual again this year.
In addition, we will have our Councillor, Josh Matlow, joining us after the AGM in a Townhall discussion, to update us on key issues for the neighbourhood and answer questions.
Date: Wednesday June 2, 2021
Time: 6:30 pm (Townhall 7-8pm)
Special Notes: A Zoom invite will be provided to paid up DPRG members the week before the AGM/Townhall.
This notice is being sent to our entire mailing list – however, unless you are a paid up member, you will not receive the AGM/Townhall invite.
The AGM agenda will include the President’s report on all of our activities this year as well as an update to our by-law, including the addition of tenant associations and condo board associations as members.
We have 3 vacancies on the Board. If you are interested in becoming a board member, according to DPRG policy, you must provide written notice to the board before the AGM, and explain your background/ interest in being on the board. Please send your notice to: email@example.com.
Council approved a pilot project to establish teams of mental health professionals become the first response when Toronto residents are in crisis.
It is estimated that the Toronto Police Service responds to 30,000 mental health crisis calls every year- a 50% increase in just the last 5 years. Learn more about this great initiative from our Councillor HERE.
The DPRG hopes that you have had a safe and happy summer.
We are now getting back to work on your behalf following our first virtual AGM last June, when we reported on the events of the past year. We will have our first Board meeting at the end of September but wanted to share some time-sensitive information. See enclosed for a coming Safety Awareness event and a survey that is open until October 1st.
Click below to view our September Newsletter:
We would like to provide you with a long anticipated update on the design for David A Balfour Park! Thank You to those who attended the March 2019 Public Meeting. Please view Construction Update #7 and the consultation summary.
Based on feedback, the following four (4) key changes were incorporated into the design:
1. Upper Path will be widened to 3 metres to comply with the Multi-Use Trail Guidelines. (Note: the remaining segments of the Upper Path will remain 2.1 metres wide).
2. The trellis located by the Valve House will be removed. The remaining two trellises facing west and east will remain.
3. The path by the Valve House will be slightly widened and modified to an “S” shape to improve sight lines.
4. Five new benches were added for a total of 61 benches.
With the exception of the 4 changes mentioned above, all other elements and features in the park design will remain the same as presented in the March 2019 presentation. We will provide updates once a schedule is confirmed.