Esplanade-Mill Consultation Deadline - March 14
**REMINDER - the deadline for submitting your feedback on the proposed changes to The Esplanade and Mill St. is March 14. See below for information about this initiative
From the City of Toronto:
Today, walking, cycling and transit make up nearly three-quarters of the trips in the St. Lawrence and Distillery District neighbourhood, yet there have been more than 340 collisions on this corridor in the last five years, 10 per cent involving people walking or cycling, and one per cent leading to serious injury or death. The Esplanade is also being used as a bypass to Front Street and Lower Jarvis Street. This non-local traffic leads to congestion, pollution and noise, and delays to TTC service.
In addition, one of the project objectives is to complete installation of any improvements prior to construction impacts related to the nearby bridges that cross the Metrolinx Rail Corridor (Lake Shore East line) as part of the Union Station Rail Corridor East expansion project. This project will close Lower Sherbourne Street cycle tracks and the Lower Don Trail access to the waterfront starting in 2022. The Lower Don Trail access to the waterfront will also be interrupted due to Waterfront Toronto work starting between 2022 and 2023.
To learn more about the context and considerations that shaped this project review the consultation material:
Download a copy of the presentation .
Watch the short project video (seven minutes) or the long project video (24 minutes).
Fill out the short feedback form (five minutes to complete) by Sunday, March 14, 2021.
COVID Vaccine Seminar
Pharmacy Vaccine Pilot launches
Select pharmacies in Toronto, Kingston and Windsor will begin booking appointments for the AstraZeneca vaccine for people ages 60-64 (born between 1957 and 1961). In order to book, you must have a valid Ontario OHIP card, or other form of valid government-issued identification.
Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall, Loblaws and Costco are among the pharmacy chains participating in the rollout. Complete list available here.
The AstraZeneca vaccine is not recommended for people ages 65 and older due to “limited information on the efficacy of this vaccine in this age group” as advised by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization.
AstraZeneca doses will also be administered in primary care settings, including physician offices. Primary care providers will not be taking appointments by request but will be reaching out to patients who are eligible.
The Ontario government plans to launch its online appointment booking portal on Monday, March 15 and more than 120 mass immunization clinics are scheduled to open this month.
Toronto Vaccine Portal InstructionsHospitals and Ontario Health Teams in the City of Toronto are currently accepting registration and/or appointment booking for eligible individuals for the COVID-19 Vaccine. Please note that new appointments become available every Thursday at 7:00 pm.
More information is available here.
· People who are 80 years of age and older (born in 1941 or before)
· Health care workers in Highest Priority and Very High Priority risk groups
· Indigenous Adults (16 years of age or older)
· Adults receiving chronic home care
For Step-by-Step Instructions on how to book, please click this link.
SLNA AGM - March 31
The SLNA Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and will be hosted on the Zoom videoconference platform.
All Delegates please note:
MOTIONS FOR APPROVAL
That the members approve the 2020 AGM minutes:
Review 2020 AGM Minutes for approval
That the members approve the Financial Statement
Review SLNA Year End Financial Statement
That the SLNA appoint Hogg, Shain and Scheck as accountants to perform the financial review for fiscal 2021.
Join the SLNA Board of Directors
Due the expiry of the term of one of our Board Members there will be an opening on the SLNA Board of Directors. All SLNA building/condo/home association delegates are eligible to submit a nomination for this position.
The election will take place during the March 31st SLNA Annual General Meeting.
The Board vacancy is for a 3-year term of service.
Board Member Responsibilities
In addition to managing the affairs of the Association, SLNA Directors are required to attend the SLNA monthly Community Meeting which takes place ten times per year.
Board members are also expected to participate in the monthly SLNA Board meeting which is held the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
DOWNLOAD NOMINATION FORM (NOTE: deadline for submission of nominations is March 29, 2021 )
Join the SLNA Group on Facebook
To support our efforts to share information, promote local events, and faciliate dialogue on issues and developments in our neighbourhood we have created an SLNA Group on Facebook. There is no cost to join - though you will need a Facebook account to join the Group. Click on the link below to join us online:
Support our Local Businesses
Our local Business Improvement Association - Old Town Toronto - has once again launched the popular #shop2win contest that awards winning participants with cash while supporting local businesses. See details on poster below or visit www.ShopOTT2Win.com
Community Engagement - Public Art
Join STEPS Public Art for a virtual community presentation by Toronto photographer, Esmond Lee, to help choose a theme for the public artwork that best represents the St. Lawrence Community. The artwork will be featured on the Hoarding Exhibit at the First Gulf construction site on 25 Ontario Street.
For more information and to register got to:
Deadline to Register: Noon on Thursday, March 18!