The 2019 Annual General Meeting for the SLNA
The SLNA would like to thank all delegates and community members who attended the March 27th Annual General Meeting where we elected four representatives from the community to fill the four available seats on the SLNA Board of Directors. We also welcomed and discussed issues with our political representatives - Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Tom Davidson from Councillor Joe Cressy's office and our Ward 10 MPP Suze Morrison. (Picture above courtesy of Kristine Morris, SLNA Delegate.)
SLNA's newly elected directors:
Toby Tennenbaum (3 year term)
Donna Campbell (3 year term)
Brian McElwain (3 year term)
Jamie Cappelli (1 year term)
Congratulations to our new directors!
SLNA Annual Report
This year's AGM also included a detailed overview of the work of your Association over the past year. That report can be downloaded here.
Talk About the King St. Pilot
The SLNA was on the Stakeholder Advisory Committee that established the King Street Pilot. Our SLNA membership supported the effort and now your feedback on the pilot is needed.
A final report from the City about the King Street pilot is set to come out next week and will include an evaluation of the project's success and recommendations on how to move forward. The report will be presented to City Council's Executive Committee and the TTC Board before going to City Council for a vote.
This means that the future of King Street, and the fate of the transit priority measures put in place through the King Street Pilot, will be decided over the next three weeks by City Council.
Before the King Street Pilot was introduced, taking transit on the busiest surface route in the city was unpredictable. It was often faster to walk.
The year-long pilot has provided faster, more reliable transit that makes the street work better for everyone. It has also boosted transit ridership by over 10,000 passengers.
The King Street Pilot has been transformational for people & businesses on King Street:
89% of people who take transit regularly say service is faster and more reliable
87% of people who walk regularly on King say it is more pedestrian-friendly
91% of people who cycle regularly on King say that it is more bicycle-friendly
76% of people said they’ve visited local retailers either more often or as often as they had before the pilot project
We hope you will share your feedback
The TTCRiders group is sponsoring a workshop on April 4th, 6 p.m., at 401 Richmond St. W., Room 372. The venue is accessible, snacks and refreshments will be provided and tokens are available.
New Community Centre at East Bayfront
The City is in the process of designing a new 25,000 sq. ft. community centre at 261 Queens Quay East to be located at the base of a mixed-use building within the future Hines/Tridel development site.
Come to a community meeting to collaborate with the project team on developing th future community centre design.
When: April 10, 2019
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Place: St. Lawrence Temporary Market, 125 The Esplanade
See more details on the attached Notice from the City of Toronto.
April Seniors' Activities, Workshop & Concert
Please download, print and share the SLNA April Seniors' Activities Calendar with your neighbours. Delegates please print and post where possible.
The Creative Aging Circle in collaboration with the Performing Arts Lodge (PAL) presents a Music and Movement for Health FREE workshop for Seniors on Wednesday, April 10 from 2 - 4 pm at the Performing Arts Lodge, 110 The Esplanade.
For details, download flyer.
The Seniors' Committee has also arranged for reserved seating for another FREE noon time concert at Roy Thomson Hall on Wednesday, April 17.
Download the Roy Thomson Hall Concert Flyer for details.
St. Lawrence BIA Panc-Rake Breakfast
Join the St. Lawrence Building Improvement Area (BIA), the SLNA and your neighbours in cleaning up Crombie Park on Community Clean Up Day and enjoy a FREE pancake breakfast (while supplies last) for all participants courtesy of the BIA.
When: April 27, 2019, 9 AM - 12 PM
Where: Crombie Park
Download and share the Panc-Rake Breakfast Flyer.
April 1st - 1 Front St. W. Consultation:
The City of Toronto is hosting a Community Consultation Meeting for the proposed development at 1 Front St. W on Monday, April 1, 7 - 9 pm a tthe Novotel Hotel, 45 The Esplanade, Champagne West Room.
Download the Consultation flyer for details.
A Local Gem - East Thirty-Six
Toronto Life magazine describes our neighbourhood's very own East Thirty-Six restaurant as one of the city's favourite cocktail bars "with a serious kitchen." If this sounds like your ideal location for brunch, read on.
Special Promotion for SLNA Residents
As one of our newest SLNA 2019 Canada Day Parade and Picnic sponsors, East Thirty-Six is pleased to offer one complimentary mimosa or caesar to patrons who mention the "SLNA Newsletter" upon arrival for the restaurant's Saturday or Sunday Brunch (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
NOTE: the promotion is limited to 1 complimentary mimosa or caesar per person, no limit on the number of people at a table.
To learn more, view the East Thirty-Six menu.
East Thirty-Six is located at 36 Wellington St. East. 647-350-3636.
SLNA Canada Day Sponsorship Program
This year we invite local businesses to become official sponsors of the SLNAs new Canada Day Sponsorship program. The SLNA Canada Day Parade and Picnic is the SLNA's premier event of the year and includes a parade and picnic hosted on the grounds of the historic St. James Cathedral. To get more information about the sponsorship program, please click here.
St. James Cathedral: Celebrating Three Years of Welcoming Refugees
(From the St. James Cathedral Refugee Committee)
In November 2015, a groujp of St. Lawrence community members and St. James Cathedral parishoners, gathered to respond to the Syrian refugee crisis. It has been a fruitful alliance! To date we have sponsored a Syrian family of five and a father and daughter from Iran.
Through Canada's unique blended visa program, we support these newcomers financially, practically, socially, and emotionally during their first year of resettlement. As we look to sponsor a family this year, we seek volunteers and committee members from the St. Lawrence community.
If you are interested, visit the St. James Cathedral website to find out how you can get involved.