LRA News

Concerns with the Committee of Adjustment

The LRA has noted two concerns about the Committee of Adjustment after it resumed operations in a virtual format. First, we have attended multiple online meetings where the Committee has failed to connect deputants –…

Cycling

An effect of COVID-19 is lower public transit usage worldwide. If all – or even many – of these trips are instead taken by car, Toronto would be gridlocked. To try to…

Petition re: Eglinton Tree Restoration

The LRA supports the recently created petition to Restore the Leaside Ravine Destroyed by Metrolinx Crosslinx initiated by local residents on Thursfield Crescent to appropriately restore the trees that were clear-cut…

Bellwoods Grounds Closure

Bellwood Health Services operates an addiction treatment rehab facility at the north end of Brentcliffe Dr. Since re-opening in 2016, the facility has welcomed everyone to use its grounds for walking,…

Committee of Adjustment Resumption

The Committee of Adjustment (“C of A”) is resuming hearings this month. The first hearing for North York District, encompassing Leaside, will be virtual on June 11. It will consider 20…

COVID-19: Making Masks (updated)

Michael Garron Hospital recently asked for 1,000 handmade masks per week to help protect patients and visitors against COVID-19. The Neighbourhood Organization (TNO), a Thorncliffe Park charity, and the Leaside…

Jane’s Walks and COVID-19

On the first weekend of May, people around the world are encouraged to participate in Jane’s Walks. These are free local walks named after urbanist Jane Jacobs, with the aim of sharing stories,…

Infrastructure changes?

The LRA wrote to the Mayor and City Councillors on Sunday, April 26, expressing support for making more space available for pedestrian and cycling use. The LRA cited Eglinton Avenue between…

Northlea school photos

Did you know that Northlea Elementary and Middle School opened in 1944? Here are some photos from the collection of a parent in the school’s early years. Elizabeth (“Betty”) Duck…

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