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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

You are invited to the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Leaside Property Owners’ Association, Inc. on Wednesday, November 29th. The room opens at 7 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Councillor Jon Burnside, Premier Kathleen Wynne and MP Rob Oliphant have been invited to attend.

Many thanks to our five sponsors:

  • Bonnie Byford Real Estate
  • Bosley Real Estate (Patrick Rocca)
  • Gyro Hyundai
  • Olde Yorke Fish and Chips
  • Valumart Bayview (Mike Tufts)


On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 join the City Planning Division for a presentation and open house to review alternative development options for the Laird in Focus Planning Study.

Laird in Focus is a study led by the City of Toronto City Planning Division that will develop a planning framework to guide future development of the Laird Drive and Eglinton Avenue East area. The study will refine and build upon the existing planning structure as well as recent planning initiatives undertaken in the area. It will develop a vision and policies for a complete community which supports new streets and blocks, parks and open spaces, buildings, community services and facilities, enhanced public realm and a transportation and servicing strategy.

The purpose of this meeting is to engage the community in the  review of alternative development options prepared by the consulting team through the input received through public consultation and at the design charrette held in June 2017.

See the www.toronto.ca/lairdinfocus section of the City of Toronto website for background studies, reports and meeting information.

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
Leaside United Church (Gymnasium)
822 Millwood Road
6:30pm Presentation
7:00 – 9:00pm Open House

The City of Toronto will improve the intersection at Millwood Road and Laird Drive. This work will involve replacing the eastbound right-turn channel with a right-turn lane.  This is in order to address the safety concerns and allow for the installation of audible pedestrian signals for the visually impaired, as required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. The TTC bus stop platform will be reconstructed to better serve new buses and improve green space at this intersection. Expected start date is October 2nd and expected end date is November 30th.

The City is inviting residents to have their say about proposed rules for short-term rentals (such as Airbnb) via an online survey.

On June 19, 2017, City of Toronto Executive Committee directed Municipal Licensing & Standards (ML&S) and City Planning to consult the public on proposed zoning bylaw amendments and licensing and registration framework. The proposed regulations are to:

  • Amend the City’s zoning bylaws to create a new land use called “short-term rental” that is permitted in principal residences across the city;
  • Prohibit short-term rentals that are not in a person’s principal residence;
  • License companies that facilitate short-term rental activity, like Airbnb; and
  • Create a registry for anyone who operates a short-term rental in their home.

The City invites you to complete the short survey to provide your feedback on these proposed rules. The survey will be available online until August 18, 2017.
The input that you provide will inform the final recommendations that staff will report to City Council in the fourth quarter of 2017.

To access the survey, click here

Helios together with Bo Redeborn and Graham Lake are nearing the end of their Independent Toronto Airspace Review and invite you to attend the final presentation. At the event Nick Boud and Bo Redeborn will present an overview of the recommendations they are making to NAV CANADA to mitigate the impact of aviation noise on the Greater Toronto Area. The event is open to everyone and attendance is free but everyone is strongly urged to register so that Helios and the venue can ensure the event runs smoothly.

Register for the event