The next SLNA Delegate and Community Meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 27th at 7:00 p.m.
Delegate Reminder: We ask all delegates to attend this week's SLNA Community Meeting so that we will have the necessary quorum to debate and pass motions currently awaiting review by the membership.
This meeting will once again be hosted on Zoom.
Meeting ID: 859 6743 6858
To connect via telephone use either one of the following numbers:
+1 647 374 4685
+1 647 558 0588
Urgent Action Needed to Protect Vision for Ontario Place
The St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association is a founding member of the advocacy group "Ontario Place For All". The following update from OP4All is of some urgency (deadline for survey response is Oct. 28) and we urge our community to support these efforts:
Put Ontario Back in Ontario Place
The Government says it has a new vision for Ontario Place, but what is it? Giving pieces of Ontario Place to three businesses who will charge people for pay-to-play entertainment does not amount to a vision!
If you share our concern about this, here are some things you can do:
A Big Caution about the Survey
The Government’s survey is full of leading questions designed to limit your ability to respond frankly and sincerely. The government has not yet committed to making the results of the questionnaire public.
The questions are written in a way to force respondents to accept the government’s development decisions. It is mandatory to answer all questions. Only three questions have a box where you can provide your own comments. We suggest you use those boxes to enter your concerns. Here are some suggestions:
Question 2 talks about Ontario’s vision and plan for Ontario Place.
Question 3 says open spaces with free public access will be key to the site. Of course, it does not tell you that most of the site will be privatized.
Question 4b asks which heritage features are important for you. You cannot say they all are.
Take a few minutes to fill out the survey and register for the Public Information Session.
Your voice counts.
Ontario Place for All - Core Principles
Volunteers Needed - SLNA 40th Anniversary Committee
In 2022, the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association will celebrate 40 years of advocacy and service to this community. Many of the SLNA's original founders and oustanding community builders who helped to make the St. Lawrence one of the most welcoming, vibrant and desireable communities in Toronto, are still residents here and we hope these individuals will join our 40th Anniversary Committee.
If you are interested in being a part of the SLNA's 40th Anniversary Planning Committee please send an email expressing your interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org by November 5, 2021.