SLNA Community Meeting
The next SLNA Community Meeting will take place on January 27, 7 p.m. on Zoom (see connection information below).
Date and ime: Jan. 27, 2021 07:00 PM
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Meeting ID: 881 6315 1751
Stop the Demolition of The Foundry
RE: The Demolition of the Dominion Wheel & Foundries Buildings
The St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association (SLNA) represents the interests of over 30,000people who live in the St. Lawrence neighbourhood. The Association is also a member of theWest Don Lands Committee and an immediate neighbour to Corktown and the Distillery District. It is proud to be a founding sponsor of Friends of the Foundry.
One of SLNA’s key strategic mandates is to advocate for responsible development and preservation of heritage. In this context the SLNA Board, on behalf of its membership, objects most strongly to the demolition of the Dominion Wheel and Foundries building(s) on Eastern Avenue in the West Don Lands. This has been a municipally listed Heritage site since 2004. The redevelopment of this site, under an October 2020 MZO issued by the provincial government (which permits a 40 story tower), is completely out of context for the West Don Lands and has been implemented by the Province with no consultation and completely without transparency.
SLNA has written to Premier Ford and to ministers Clark and MacLeod calling on them to halt the current demolition process immediately, and commence a proper end-to-end planning process in its place.
The community deserves a more inclusive and more respectful alternative.
St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association - firstname.lastname@example.org
January 15, 2021
What Can You Do To Help Stop this Demolition?
Take action and share this message through your networks
1. Check out the Friends of the Foundry Facebook page Like it and watch for updates
2. Sign the Friends of the Foundry petition to stop the demolition
3. Send a short email with the heading “Save the Dominion Foundry” to:
4. Follow the Friends of the Foundry on Twitter and Instagram
First Parliament Site Meeting
From the City of Toronto:
Please join the online virtual meeting for an update on the First Parliament Site Master Plan on January 21, 2021 from 7 to 9 p.m. The meeting will share the concepts for a long-range Vision for First Parliament, guiding development principles and a demonstration plan.
At the meeting, an illustrated presentation will be given followed by a live question and answer period. Written comments are welcome and can be provided online between January 21 and February 1.
You can register here and a link to the consultation meeting will be shared three days prior to the event, along with instructions to help you connect.
SLNA Waste Reduction Group Update
The SLNA-Waste Reduction Group is asking for your HELP!
Name your favourite local repair shops for shoes, bikes, clothing, jewellery, computer, home, and more.
The Old Town BIA is supporting this SLNA-WRG initiative in a planned February promotion in support of local small businesses.
Get ready for a February Fix-it!
Send your suggestions to the email@example.com before January 25.
Jamii Year in Review
From Isorine Marc, Executive Director, Jamii
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It is with great pleasure that I share with the SLNA, Jamii¹s 2020 Year-In-Review and I would like to thank this Association for your continued support of our growing local arts organization. The support of the SLNA has been especially meaningful this year as that support helped us to feature local artists in our programming which contributed to enhancing a sense of social cohesion, community and togetherness during an isolating time for so many residents in our neighbourhood.
During 2020 - the year the pandemic hit our society - Jamii organized 101 workshops with 166 participants and we produced 34 public events, with 91 artists and we counted 2300 audience members. However, beyond numbers, it is what we have shared with the Jamii family (artists, participants, audience and everyone connected to the programming) that matters the most. While memories are intangible, they last for a lifetime.
In the Year-In-Review, you can see how the SLNA has specifically supported our Kisanii Hub Performances (featuring local artists) as well as our LAINI initiative (online workshops during the pandemic for young women from the community).
The Community Arts Award we received from the Toronto Arts Foundation was definitely one of the highlights of 2020: it symbolizes an appreciation for the work we have accomplished these past 10 years. Next year is our 10th Anniversary celebration year: 2011-2021. This will be an exciting year and we look forward to continuing to partner with SLNA for the benefit of the residents in this diverse and thriving neighbourhood.
I thank you in advance for sharing this review with the SLNA network.