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Mark your calendars! The LPOA is hosting an all candidates meeting on Wednesday, May 23rd at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.) in the William Lea Room at  Leaside Arena. We have invited the Provincial  candidates for Don Valley West  from the Liberal, Progressive Conservative, Green, Libertarian and New Democratic parties.

Many thanks to our contributing sponsors: The Leaside Pub, Patrick Rocca, Richard A. Byford and Valu-mart.


The City of Toronto is hosting a presentation and open house on Monday, April 23rd at St. Anselm Catholic School (gymnasium), located at 182 Bessborough Drive. The open house will start at 6:30 p.m. followed by a presentation at 7:00 p.m.. The City wishes  to receive input and feedback on a Preferred Alternative Plan for the Laird Drive and Eglinton Avenue East area.

If you are interested in the Laird in Focus Planning Study but cannot attend this meeting, please visit www.toronto.ca/lairdinfocus or contact the City’s Study consultant Josh Reis (416) 395-7059 or josh.reis@toronto.ca.

Bayview-Leaside BIA

There will be a public consultation at the Smokin’ Cigar (1540 Bayview Avenue) on Tuesday April 10th 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. The draft for the Bayview and Millwood Parkette has been completed and this an opportunity for residents to view the plan and ask questions about the proposed changes. For more information, click here.

The GTAA and NAV Canada are conducting public consultation on proposals that are aimed at reducing noise impacts for residents around the Greater Toronto Area. The proposals include: new flight paths for overnight flights, changes to the preferential runway system and a summer weekend runway alternation program.

There are drop in evening events held in communities across the GTA, including April 12 at Leaside Memorial Community Gardens from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. GTAA and NAV Canada representatives will be available to answer questions one-on-one and speak to the impact and benefits of the proposed changes to our community.  To register for the event, please click here.

For background on the Six Ideas, see the Noise Mitigation Initiatives Engagement Plan here.  As well,  please fill out their survey on the Six Ideas found here. Please note that the comment period will close on April 20th.

The City is holding a final open house on February 10th, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at North Toronto Collegiate Institute (17 Broadway Avenue).  Workshops and Presentations will be held at 10:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. This is your opportunity to see how the proposed Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan and associated infrastructure assessments will shape the future of Midtown.

For details about the Midtown In Focus Open House, click here to visit the City of Toronto website.

Councillor Burnside will be hosting a Leaside Town Hall on Monday February 5th 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the William Lea Room, Leaside Gardens (1073 Millwood Road).  The Councillor has invited City staff, budget staff and Metrolinx.

In February 2018, Hydro One will begin construction to refurbish critical transmission infrastructure. The infrastructure being replaced was built in the 1960s and has reached its end of life. Sections of underground cable will be replaced between the Leaside Transformer Station, near Millwood Road and Overlea Boulevard, and Todmorden Junction, under Leaside Bridge.

Hydro One invites you to join their project team to learn more about the construction on January 23rd 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Trace Manes Community Center, 110 Rumsey Road.

Should you have any questions or wish to be added the project mailing list, please contact Hydro One Community Relations at (416) 345-6799 or email community.relations@hydroone.com.


Next LPOA Board Meeting

Please note that the next regular LPOA Board Meeting is on Wednesday, January 10, rather than on the usual first Wednesday of the month. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. and are held at Trace Manes Community Centre. All Leaside residents are welcome to attend.

For those who were unable to attend and for those interested, the presentation from the community meeting is now available for download.

Please visit www.toronto.ca/lairdinfocus and click on Meetings and Events to access the presentation.

LPOA Annual Meeting Nov 29, 2017 Leaside Development