Many Threads, One Cloth - St. James Cathedral Hosts African Fashion Show
St. James Cathedral announces an extraordinary event about African fashion, culture and history entitled “Many Threads, One Cloth”, October 27 - 29 at the St. James Cathedral Center (65 Church St.).
Developed with the contribution and advice of African parishioners and community groups in addition to fashion factulties at local institutions - George Brown College and Toronto Metropolitan University, this unique show and celebration is a wonderful addition to our St. Lawrence neighbourhood fall roster of events. For more details and tickets information visit:
A MESSAGE FROM OUR WARD 13 COUNCILLOR CHRIS MOISE:
Our first Neighbourhood Town Hall will take place on September 25.
This is an excellent opportunity for residents to speak directly with me and the Ward 13 team and city staff. At this session you’ll learn about the work we are doing. We are here to listen and understand your needs. We are also here to answer questions and help.
Doors open on September 25th at 5:30pm and the Town Hall will kick off at 6:00pm. We will provide a brief overview of the work at City Hall and in the community before dedicating most of our time to open questions and answers.
Location and Timing Details
St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre
Monday, September 25
6:00pm - 8:00pm
WHEN | Saturday, September 23 | Doors open at 7pm
WHERE | The Jamii Hub @ 264 The Esplanade
All Ages | Free
RSVP at www.jamii.ca/register
St Lawrence Neighbourhood's local arts organization Jamii is opening its doors for everyone in the St Lawrence Neighbourhood for a community party!
Join Jamii on September 23rd for good music, plenty of room to dance, yummy food, and even a fun raffle to win a bike when you purchase a raffle ticket!
The event is free of charge and RSVP is recommended through www.jamii.ca/register
The next St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association Community Meeting will be Wednesday, September 27th at 7 p.m. via Zoom. The Agenda for that meeting will include a presentation from Waterfront Toronto regarding the new community Quayside, please see the following message regarding this presentation.
QUAYSIDE PRESENTATION INVITATION
Members of the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association (SLNA) and other residents in the area are invited to learn more about the Quayside Impact Limited Partnership (QILP) development plans at the upcoming SLNA Community Meeting scheduled for September 27th, 2023 at 7:00pm.
This session will include a presentation about planning application details such as programming/land use, density, massing, site plan design and landscape as well as an opportunity to ask questions and share feedback.
Developers Dream and Great Gulf, known together as Quayside Impact, are working with Waterfront Toronto, the City of Toronto and some of the world’s leading architects and designers to build a sustainable community known as Quayside.
Quayside is a 4.9-hectare (12-acres) area at Parliament Street and Lake Shore Boulevard East, about the size of six soccer fields. Quayside will include space for residential, retail, entertainment, community care, cultural, and office uses. This will be a complete community where residents can live, work, and play.
Please note that based on the volume of questions we receive we may not be able to address every question during the meeting, but we will include all questions/comments received as a part of a ‘what we heard’ summary report. Please visit https://quaysideto.ca/ to learn more about Quayside and the project team.
Click HERE to connect to our meeting on September 27th at 7 p.m.
Implementation Review of Noise Bylaw
The City is reviewing the successes and challenges of implementing the Noise Bylaw , which was amended in 2019. Get involved in six virtual and in-person public consultations from September 12 to 21 and subscribe below to receive key updates on this review.
Public ConsultationsYou can provide feedback on the bylaw and your experience with the implementation at six virtual and in-person public consultations, each focused on a particular type of noise in the bylaw and facilitated by a public consultation firm. You are welcome to attend multiple consultations and registration is available online . Note that there will be two identical meetings held for General Noise and Amplified Sound, one virtual and another in-person.
General Noise (for example: unreasonable and persistent noise, power device noise and noise from waste collection)
Construction Noise (for example: condo developments and residential infill)
The locations for all in-person consultations are fully accessible. Assistive listening devices, materials in large-print and alternative formats, ASL interpreters, and other accommodations will be made available upon request. Please email email@example.com at least 72 hours in advance to help ensure availability. The City of Toronto is committed to building an inclusive society and ensuring compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.
Email SubmissionsYou can also submit your feedback by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit feedback is October 15, 2023.
The feedback from the public consultations will be used to recommend refinements to the Noise Bylaw in a staff report expected at the Economic Community and Development Committee in November 2023.
The City has also procured an independent acoustical engineering firm to provide a technical review of the bylaw and a firm to conduct broad public opinion research.
Soulpepper Theatre - Special Production
Soulpepper Theatre, is a local nonprofit, artist-driven theatre operating out of the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in the Distillery District.
Soulpepper Theatre has extended an offer to St. Lawrence Neighbourhood residents for a discount on Soulpepper’s upcoming production of King Gilgamesh & the Man of the Wild, running July 25 to August 6 at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts.
King Gilgamesh & the Man of the Wild is a hybrid theater-music production featuring Ahmed Moneka and Jesse LaVercombe alongside celebrated Arabic-maqam fusion band, Moneka Arabic Jazz. A present-day story of friendship interweaves with the ancient Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh, and along the way traces Ahmed’s real-life journey from exiled Iraqi actor to acclaimed musician in Canada. Featuring themes of art, ambition, sex, and mortality, this two-man epic spans centuries, cultures, and continents in a moving, funny, tragic, and ultimately celebratory performance.
Below is a link with the 15% discount code embedded, otherwise you can use the code 23KING15 to purchase. https://tickets.youngcentre.ca/overview/13548?promo=23KING15
Thank you Soulpepper Theatre Company!
SLNA Community Meeting - July 26
The next Community Meeting for the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association will take place on July 26th at 7 p.m. The meeting will be hosted virtually on Zoom and all are invited to attend (see connection link below).
Market St. Activities for Kids!
St. James Park Activities
Jamii Children's Festival
THE WAYO CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL IS BACK!
August 9 - 13
FREE | 2 to 12 year-olds | Registration required
Embark on a captivating journey through a parkour of artistic presentations at the 4th Annual WAYO Children's Festival! Produced and hosted by local arts organization Jamii, this Festival will feature popular artists Edz Giamfi, Yvonne Ng, and Sue Croweagle, among others.
Young adventurers and their parents are invited to explore the 5 elements: water, fire, earth, air and…?
At every turn, those attending the unique Wayo Festival parkour will be met with mesmerizing dance and musical performances located throughout our glorious local Berkeley Castle and the Canadian Stage Theatre.
Each show is 60 minutes in duration with start times of: 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. Space is limited so register early.
WHEN | Wednesday August 9 to Sunday August 13 at 5pm, 5:30pm, 6pm, 6:30pm
WHERE | The Jamii Hub @ 264 The Esplanade
REGISTRATION | www.jamii.ca/register