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53 Division Open House

Toronto Police 53 Division, which provides policing service for Leaside, is holding its annual open house:

  • Saturday, October 12, 2019
  • 11am-3pm
  • 75 Eglinton Ave W
Poster for 53 Division Annual Open House


Don Valley West candidates’ debate

Photo of Don Valley West candidates meeting (September 23, 2019)Thank you to all who attended yesterday’s debate for candidates in the Don Valley West federal electoral district! Election day is Monday, October 21, 2019.


Candidates’ meeting

The LPOA is holding a debate for federal election candidates in Don Valley West:

Candidates at the debate are:

  • Amanda Kistindey, Green
  • Laurel MacDowell, New Democratic
  • Rob Oliphant, Liberal
  • Ian Prittie, People’s Party
  • Yvonne Robertson, Conservative

All Leasiders are welcome. Hear the candidates on the issues that matter to you! There will be an opportunity for written questions.


Laird in Focus / RioCan public open house

The City of Toronto is hosting a public open house meeting to discuss Laird in Focus and the RioCan Leaside Centre development proposal (815-845 Eglinton Ave E).

  • Tuesday, September 17
  • 5pm-8pm (you can attend at any time)
  • Leaside United Church, 822 Millwood Road

All Leasiders are encouraged to attend, learn, and provide feedback.




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


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
Constituency Office:
823 Albion Road
Etobicoke, ON M94 1A3
Tel. 416 745-2859

The Honourable Steve Clark, MPP
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
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.


Geoff Kettel and Carol Burtin-Fripp


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


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


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.


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