SLNA Community Meeting - Nov. 30, 7 p.m.
The next SLNA and Community Delegate Meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 30th at 7 p.m. and will be hosted virtually on the Zoom platform.
We are pleased to provide an updated and detailed agenda for tonight's monthly meeting. Please see overview of agenda items below and Zoom link follows:
Following is the link for participants to join this meeting via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 815 5282 6953
Passcode: 025549To connect via telephone use either one of the following numbers:
+1 647 374 4685
+1 647 558 0588
Protecting Heritage Properties - Opposition to Bill 23
The SLNA has expressed to Premier Ford our significant concerns about Ontario's Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act. While more homes are definitely needed, they should not come at the expense of our Heritage resources across this province.
Read SLNA's Letter to Premier Ford.
Here is a current petition sponsored by the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario.
Last 2 weeks for Jamii's Photo Exhibition
Since June, the St. Lawrence neighbourhood has been home to a photo exhibition featuring the work of Indigenous artist, Nadya Kwandibens.
The photo exhibition, produced and unveiled by Jamii on National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21, 2022, is a selection of 8 portraits from the wider series called “The Red Chair Sessions”. Click on the image below to watch the Jamii video featuring Nadya to learn more about “The Red Chair Sessions” and how this initiative showcases Indigenous Peoples inextricable relationships to the land, ancestral bloodlines and waterways through a striking series of portraits.
Visit the photo exhibition next time you are walking on The Esplanade! It will be presented in David Crombie Park (The Esplanade & Princess St) until the middle of December!
Affordable Housing and Opposition to Bill 23
From the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance:
Today (November 21) a rare coalition of farmers, housing advocates, urban planners, environmentalists, labour unions, healthcare workers and community groups from across Ontario united and released a statement about the Province’s recently proposed recipe for sprawl: Bill 23 and the proposal to remove precious farmland and natural areas from the protected Greenbelt. The 7-page document is signed by more than 125 organizations and almost 100 individuals.
See details below for the National Housing Rally planned for Tuesday, November 22 at 11: 45 a.m. in
David Crombie Park
Upcoming SLNA Delegate Meeting
A special letter has been sent from the SLNA President, Stewart Linton to all delegates for buildings that are members of the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association. We ask delegates to please review this letter as it refers to an important event in support of your vital role in the SLNA.
North Market & Market Lane Park Updates
Following up on discussions at the recent SLNA Community Meeting, following are links providing updates on:
1. Market Lane Park Improvements:
2. North St. Lawrence Market Redevelopment
CaféTO Survey 2022
In 2020, 2021, and 2022, the City of Toronto offered CaféTO, a program to provide space for expanded outdoor dining to help restaurants and bars impacted by COVID-19 indoor dining restrictions.
CaféTO is supporting more than 1,200 restaurants this season with expanded outdoor dining space in curb lanes and on sidewalks.
The City of Toronto wants feedback from residents on this initiative. Please complete their survey as your feedback is important and will help guide the City’s plans for the future of the CaféTO program.
The survey will remain open until November 18th, 2022.
If you have questions about this survey or would like accessibility supports, accommodation and/or a different format, please contact Mohamed Ibrahim, Economic Development Officer, 416-392-4173.