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Petition for 30km/h speed limit

A group of concerned Leasiders has initiated a campaign to reduce speed limits in Leaside to 30 km/h.

You can sign the online petition (http://chng.it/s5zbTBPs) or complete the form and deliver it by mail, email, or hand.

Note: the group is not fundraising. If the online site prompts you to ‘chip in’, just scroll down to choose ‘Sorry I can’t do anything right now’ and/or  ‘Skip for now’.

PETITION Leaside Speed Reduction May 11 2019

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Leaside: Act Now on Bill 108

Dear Leasider,

You must be hearing the increasing chorus of opposition to the Ford government cutbacks and changes on a variety of matters affecting Toronto.

One change that especially concerns us is Bill 108: More Homes, More Choice Act, which includes changes to the Planning Act, the Development Charges Act, and the Ontario Heritage Act that:

  • reduce opportunities for public input in local planning decisions
  • reduce the City’s ability to plan for a livable, vibrant community
  • despite the Act’s title, do not in fact create more homes and more choice

We need to tell the the government:

  • NO to returning to the planning tribunal the powers of the former Ontario Municipal Board (OMB)
  • NO to combining development charges (which pay for both hard services required by growth such as sewers and water, but also soft services like child care), Section 37, and Parks levies into one capped charge
  • NO to reducing the planning decision timelines for city review and public comment

These changes clearly benefit developers, not residents. We cannot sit back and accept the loss of our rights — these are not efficiencies. We need a massive outpouring of concern from residents across Toronto and Ontario.

For more details on the impacts on the City of Bill 108 go to toronto.ca/bill108

For the City Planner’s report and slide presentation on the proposed changes, see:

Please call, write or email the following BY JUNE 1, 2019:

The Honourable Doug Ford, MPP
Premier of Ontario
Premier@ontario.ca
doug.ford@pc.ola.org
Constituency Office:
823 Albion Road
Etobicoke, ON M94 1A3
Tel. 416 745-2859

The Honourable Steve Clark, MPP
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
minister.mah@ontario.ca
steve.clark@pc.ola.org
Constituency Office:
Suite 101-100 Strowger Blvd.
Brockville, ON K6V 5J0
Toll-free 1-800 267-4408
Tel. 613 342-9522

Thank you for your support for actions to maintain good planning in our Province.

Regards

Geoff Kettel and Carol Burtin-Fripp
Co-Presidents

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Town Hall on Bill 108 – Councillor Robinson

Councillors Shelley Carroll, John Filion, and Jaye Robinson (Ward 15 – including Leaside) are hosting a town hall on Ontario’s Bill 108, which would reform the municipal planning process. Keynote speaker is Gregg Lintern, Chief Planner, City of Toronto.

Monday, May 27, 7:00 p.m., Earl Haig Secondary School, 100 Princess Avenue, Toronto

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Town Hall on Bill 108

Councillor Mike Colle, from neighbouring ward 8 (Eglinton-Lawrence), is hosting a town hall to discuss Ontario’s Bill 108, which would reform the municipal planning process.

Thursday, May 16, 7:00 p.m, North Toronto Memorial Community Centre, Multi-Purpose Room, 200 Eglinton Street West, Toronto, ON, M4R 1A7

Seating is limited. RSVP to councillor_colle8@toronto.ca or call 416-338-2500. If you cannot attend but would like more information, please contact the Councillor’s office at councillor_colle8@toronto.ca OR 416-338-2500.

Town Hall on Bill 108 Poster

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Millwood/Southvale roadwork

Councillor Jaye Robinson has provided an update about the road closure at the intersection of Millwood Road and Southvale Drive. Below are the key points taken from this update:

  • Watermain and sewer connection work was being completed in relation to the development at 3 Southvale Drive. When crews arrived on-site, they discovered that the sewer lines were much deeper underground than initially expected, which ultimately extended the scale and duration of the closure.
  • Due to the emergency nature of the work, Councillor Robinson did not receive any notice of this closure and as a result, was unable to share feedback or express concerns. The Councillor has brought this issue directly to the attention of the Mayor’s office to advise that, as the local Councillor, it is imperative that she be made aware of any similar closures in the future so that she can advocate for the best interests of Ward 15 residents.
  • The Councillor has met with the Senior Work Zone Traffic Coordinator to advise that there are already significant traffic pressures in Leaside and that the work needs to be completed as quickly as possible.
  • Questions or concerns can be directed to the Councillor (416-395-6408 | councillor_robinson@toronto.ca).
  • People wishing to contact the Work Zone Traffic Coordinator directly can contact Bryan.Muir@toronto.ca.

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Leaside litter cleanup – this Saturday!

The Board of Management of Leaside Community Memorial Gardens would like to invite you to participate in our Clean Toronto Together initiative from 10am to 12 noon on April 28th.

Leaside Memorial Community Gardens will lead a team of volunteer “litter-picker-uppers” from the local community in an effort to clean up the public spaces at the LMCG and surrounding areas. Our team will work their way from the Leaside Arena north on Laird toward Eglinton.

There will be water and snacks available. We will be authorizing student service hours as well as handing out water and energy bars for our volunteers. To make it fun, we plan to play “litter bingo”.

Our ambition is to make the east boundary of Leaside clean and welcoming for all. Local businesses and residents are encouraged to join in the fun by volunteering, or simply come out and cheer us on.

Drop-in or Register today: LeasideGardensCleanTO.eventbee.com

Together we can show the City that our LEASIDE PRIDE shines clean and bright.

Community Relations Committee
Leaside Memorial Community Gardens

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Community Environment Day

A Community Environment Day in Leaside is scheduled for Thursday, May 9, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at Leaside Memorial Community Gardens (1073 Millwood Road).

Organized by the City of Toronto and Councillor Jaye Robinson, the event is an opportunity to donate items in good condition (e.g. books, dishes, clothing), to dispose of household hazardous waste and electronics, and to collect two 15kg bags of free compost per household (while quantities last).

Full information is available on the City’s website.

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Membership Drive – April 2019

Are you a member of the LPOA? Officially, many Leasiders are not. We know we have the support of a lot of you, which we appreciate, and we work on behalf of all Leasiders, whether dues-paying members or not.

Our annual membership is $30. These funds add up, and underwrite the costs of preparing documentation and presentations at Committee of Adjustment, City Council, LPAT, and TLAB, and holding public meetings. On occasion we need to engage legal and/or planning consultants, to promote and protect this community’s interests. These costs can add up to many thousands of dollars.

The larger our membership base, the more we can count on having a stable annual financial base with which to plan our activity on your behalf. Your LPOA Board Directors are all volunteers; 100% of dues goes to support essential costs.

Your financial support is important in another way as well: politically. When we depute, we’re often asked how many members the LPOA represents. A larger membership does mean something!

The LPOA and you are all in this together. With your official membership we can work more effectively on your behalf. Please join today (online via Paypal or by mail via cheque)! You can count on us. Can we count on you?

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Ward 15 Councillor Jaye Robinson

As you might expect, the LPOA is in frequent contact with our new City Councillor Jaye Robinson on local matters.

Would you like to reach Jaye Robinson directly, with your questions, comments, or concerns? Below is her office’s contact information:

Councillor_robinson@toronto.ca
416- 395- 6408
www.jayerobinson.ca

She and her staff will be glad to assist on any municipal or Ward 15 matter.

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Toronto Pearson 2019 Runway Resurfacing Project

Notice from GTAA re: project which may affect air traffic over Leaside

TORONTO PEARSON 2019 RUNWAY RESURFACING PROJECT

Hello and Happy New Year,

As a neighbour to Toronto Pearson, and in keeping with our commitment to 90-day advanced communication about runway maintenance projects, we’re writing to let you know that north/south Runway 15L/33R will be resurfaced this spring.

Resurfacing of Runway 15L/33R is expected to begin as early as April 3, 2019 and is expected to be completed in June 2019, excluding any unforeseen delays.

To keep Runway 15L/33R in top condition and ensure continued safe operations, the resurfacing project will include electrical work, milling, and resurfacing. The work is scheduled to happen overnight during off-peak hours (10 p.m. to 6 a.m.) when flight traffic is lowest. Additionally, because 15L/33R intersects with east/west Runway 05/23, there will be a brief period of time that this project will limit the availability of 05/23 and may affect nighttime preferential runways.

To help keep both our neighbours and our passengers up-to-date on the project and potential impacts, more information can be found on the project’s webpage at www.torontopearson.com/15-33 and on the Noise Office webpage. Throughout the project, we will share regular updates on Twitter (@TorontoPearson) and our community newsletter, Checking In. In addition, we are advertising the project in Toronto Star and Metroland newspapers for example the Etobicoke Guardian, Bloor West-Parkdale Villager, and the Milton Canadian Champion. The first ads were published in today’s newspapers and will be run again closer to the project start date.

We have also been in touch with your elected officials and ask you to share this information with any neighbours who may find it of value – please see a copy of the newspaper ad attached for distribution. Closer to the project start date, we will follow up with more detailed information.

We work hard to balance the complex needs of operations at Toronto Pearson and efforts to minimize disruption with the need to complete this work. If you have any questions or would like to discuss this in more detail, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Thank you,

GTAA Community Engagement


Message from the LPOA:
BELOW IS A COMMENT, AND RECOMMENDATION,  FROM BRIAN ATHEY, THE LPOA’S REPRESENTATIVE ON T.A.N.G., REGARDING THE POTENTIAL NOISE IMPACT FROM OVERHEAD FLIGHTS DURING THE RUNWAY RESURFACING WORK:

Using the attached runway plan as reference, they will be resurfacing 15L/33R at night. 15R/33L is parallel and can be used as backup. This should not impact us.

The issue for Leaside will be when they close 23 (when 15L/33R repairs cross it). This will force night landings to 24L which is our problem runway for arrivals. 24L is not supposed to be used at night, but will be their only option when 23 is closed and winds are from the west.

I would suggest we ask Leaside residents to be aware of the repair time period and contact the GTAA to complain about any aircraft noise over Leaside after 11:30 p.m. The web tracker website will actually show the path, time and flight # of aircraft over the city.