Over 120 residents came to the Jason George on March 12 to celebrate the SLNA's first Meet and Greet event and to acknowledge a special milestone - the SLNA's 35th Anniversary! Association president, Suzanne Kavanagh gave a wonderful overview of the history and role of the SLNA and the achievements realized over the years that have served to benefit residents and this city. The St. Lawrence Neighbourhood is where the city of Toronto began and where thousands of people are continually drawn to for the history, the lifestyle, the food (!) and the community that makes this such a special part of Toronto.
See pictures and video below:
The next SLNA Community Meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 115 The Esplanade (use code 246 to enter). Registration will be begin at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7:00 p.m.
To download the February 28th meeting agenda click here.
Minutes from the January 2018 Community Meeting will be reviewed - click here to download your copy of the January minutes and please review prior to Wednesday's meeting.
SLNA Meet and Greet Reception
When: Monday, March 12, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Jason George, 100 Front St. East., www.thejasongeorge.ca
A wonderful evening is planned for residents of the St.Lawrence Neighbourhood to come and learn about the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association (SLNA) and how this Association advocates and serves as a voice for residents.
From the first city hall, to the world’s best farmers market, to our enviable location just steps to the lake–our growing neighbourhood is a dynamic place that many of us love and many more people are choosing as a place to live.
This reception offers SLNA members and all residents of the neighbourhood an opportunity to better understand how the SLNA works on your behalf to protect and promote the beauty and vibrancy of Toronto's first neighbourhood.
There is no charge to attend and complimentary appetizers will be served. A cash bar will be available.
Please email your R.S.V.P. no later than March 6 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
SLNA Meet and Greet Flyer
The Annual General Meeting of the SLNA will take place on Wednesday, March 28, 7 p.m. at 115 The Esplanade. This year there are three positions to be filled on the Board of Directors through the election process.
Each of the three positions currently available on the Board is for a three-year term.
The SLNA Board meets once a month and attendance is also expected at each of the 10 SLNA Community Meetings held throughout the year.
We encourage all delegates to consider being a part of this Board. Your ideas and commitment to serve your neighbourhood are greatly appreciated.
If you are interested in serving on the SLNA Board, please read and complete this nomination form.
In February, the St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre (230 The Esplanade) has many activities planned for families:
First Parliament Lecture - Venue Change
First Parliament Public Lecture on Tuesday, February 6, 2018:
Important Notice: due to popular demand, the Lecture has been moved to a larger venue. It will now take place at the Market Tent located at 125 the Esplanade, directly south of St. Lawrence Market.
Due to this change, the Lecture will begin at 6:40 pm. Doors will still open at 6:00pm.
The Market Tent is fully wheelchair accessible and can be accessed via transit. You can take the 121A Fort York-Esplanade Bus, or the King streetcar (the Market Tent is a short walk south on Jarvis Street).
For details on the lecture click here.
To register for this lecture, click here.
114-120 Church Community Consultation
The City of Toronto is holding a Community Consultation meeting for 114-120 Church & 59 Richamond St. E. on February 8, 7 p.m. at the Pantages Hotel (200 Victoria St., Rehearsal Hall 1 & 2).
For more information please download the Community Consultation Notice.
Community Consultation: Don Mouth Naturalization and Port Lands Flood Protection - February 22, 2018
From Waterfront Toronto:
Waterfront Toronto is hosting a community consultation to share information about Port Lands Flood Protection, a seven-year project that will re-naturalize the mouth of the Don River, create a new river valley through the Port Lands, a new island, and new parks, roads and bridges.
Public feedback will be collected on the design of Promontory Park and the River Valley.
Join local Councilllor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30) and project team members from Waterfront Torontoand Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates for brief presentations at 7:00 p.m. Project team members from the City of Toronto and Toronto and Region Conservation will also be there to answer your questions.
Drop-in hours from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. will give you a chance to share your ideas about how these reclaimed spaces can bring new activities and experiences to Toronto.
As part of this community consultation, please consider sharing your feedback through this brief survey called “How to Make a Great Park.”
Public Meeting Details
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: Drop-in Hours - 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. / Presentations - 7:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Presentations will be live streamed on Waterfront Toronto's Facebook page.
Location: To be confirmed
Join the Facebook event to get updates about this meeting.
For more information, please contact email@example.com.
For a printable version of this notice please click here.
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (Billy Bishop Airport) will hold its first public meeting in association with updating its Master Plan on February 7, 2018. The planning process for the Billy Bishop Airport 2018 Master Plan will include a public consultation process that will include the public, neighbourhood community groups, airport stakeholders, government agencies, and first nations communities.
The first public meeting is scheduled for:
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Metro Toronto Convention Centre – North Building Level 200 – East Meeting Rooms 205 & 206
5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
For more details on the format of the meeting and location see the Public Announcement.
The first Parliament Buildings of Upper Canada (1797 - 1824) were located right in our St. Lawrence Neighbourhood at Front and Parliament Streets in what was the heart of the former Town of York.
The "First Parliament" site and the area around it are historically significant, representing the industrial and commercial forces that helped shape the city. The First Parliament project is an effort from the City of Toronto to examine how the site can best be developed in order to tell important stories from its history and serve related community purposes.
We invite you to access this promotion kit which is designed to create engagement and involvement in this project. It includes information about upcoming events, background information, and sample social media posts for those interested in helping to promote this important project in our neighbourhood.
The first public event will take place on February 6 and will be a public lecture at the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse from 6:30pm-8:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm). This event is free and open to the public. Register here.
More information about the project can be found at firstparliament.ca.
The SLNA received an update and information from the City of Toronto regarding the King Street Pilot that we invite you to download, review and share with your neighbours.
Download the Fact Sheet
Learn about the Parking Promotion which is valid until November 2018.
Questions, comments or concerns can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.