Leaside News

Jaye Robinson at Rolph Rd. Public School

Councillor Jaye Robinson’s November 2023 Newsletter

As November comes to a close, I am sending my best wishes to families across Ward 15 for a wonderful holiday season. To celebrate, the City’s annual Cavalcade of Lights event will run from now until January 7 on Nathan Phillips Square, transforming City Hall into a winter wonderland. The full schedule of events is available at the City website.

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Leaside Business Park 2023

Proposed Provincial Planning Statement and Leaside Business Park

Leaside is a residential and industrial/business community in Toronto….Up to now the Business Park has been protected though Official Plan policies and zoning bylaws, and Ontario Municipal Board decisions that have respected the Employment Lands boundaries and policies therein. However the Provincial proposal to consolidate two major planning documents in Ontario A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (Growth Plan), 2020 and the Provincial Policy Statement, 2020 appears to endanger this.

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Eglinton just east of Yonge St.

Greenbelt scandal forces Ford government to scrap its municipal plan changes – but why not those for Toronto?

The Toronto Star reports that Premier Doug Ford is scrapping planned changes to municipal boundaries in another major policy flip-flop related to the $8.28-billion Greenbelt land swap scandal now under criminal investigation by the RCMP. Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Paul Calandra announced Monday at Queen’s Park that the embattled Progressive Conservatives were moving to “reset” relations with cities and towns.

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Eglinton Ave. E. development looking east towards Brentcliffe

Notice of 2023 Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, November 22, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

William Lea Room
Leaside Memorial Gardens
1073 Millwood Road

Where is Leaside going?

Speakers include: Rob Oliphant, MP for Don Valley West; Stephanie Bowman, MPP for Don Valley West; Jaye Robinson, City Councillor for Ward 15; Gregg Lintern, Chief Planner, City of Toronto

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cycling toronto permanent cycling lane

Cycling Network – public input

The City of Toronto wants to hear from you to help make recommendations on which bikeways to build, upgrade and study in 2025 to 2027.

More people are cycling now than ever. The City helps make traveling by bike safer by building bikeways, like physically separated cycle tracks, bike lanes, neighbourhood routes, and multi-use trails. The City is planning where to build and upgrade bikeways next, and they want your input.

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Toronto City Hall

Mayor Olivia Chow launches 2024 Budget Consultations

From November 1 to 30, 2023, Toronto residents are invited to share their ideas about the City’s 2024 Budget and Toronto’s future in virtual and in-person consultations and through an online survey available on the City’s 2024 Budget webpage.

Mayor Chow and Toronto City Council will use the feedback to help inform decision making at the City and to support discussions with the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada to secure a new deal for Toronto.

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Micromobility options - bicycles, scooter

City survey on micromobility

The City of Toronto is seeking public feedback on the use of micromobility, e.g. bikes, e-bikes and other small vehicles. The results from this survey will be used to develop a city-wide strategy for micromobility, including what new forms might be allowed in future. The survey will be open until December 13, 2023. Take the survey

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FoNTRA and FoSTRA logos

Mayoral Candidates Face Residents

OCAD University Auditorium,
100 McCaul Street

Thursday, June 22 at 7 p.m.

Live at OCAD University, 60 residents’ associations will host a public meeting to introduce leading mayoral candidates to the people of Toronto. With an outreach to 900,000 residents, this unique event could be a game changer in the municipal election.

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traffic jam

Virtual Public Consultation

Leaside Neighbourhood Transportation Plan
Phase 1 Near-Term Plan
Wednesday, June 7, at 7 p.m.

The City of Toronto is inviting residents to learn more about the Leaside Neighbourhood Transportation Plan (LNTP) which is being developed to address transportation conditions in the neighbourhood.

Attend by computer, tablet or smartphone:

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Paving Sharron Dr. 1927

Leaside is turning 110!

You are invited to join your friends, neighbours, local businesses, community advocates & politicians on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, to help celebrate the 110th anniversary of the incorporation of the Town of Leaside.

The event will be held at the Amsterdam Brewhouse (45 Esandar Drive) from 5 to 8 p.m. As there are capacity limits, please sign up via the link below to let us know you are interested in joining us. An official event invite with additional details will be sent 2 weeks prior to the event to all interested parties who sign up by April 15, 2023. Please feel free to share this invite with your friends and family.

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