SLNA News - Next Community Meeting
The next SLNA Virtual Community Meeting for Delegates and Residents is scheduled for Wednesday, September 29th at 7 p.m. on Zoom (see link below).
In addition to receiving an update from the Board of Directors and a focused discussion on the proposed SLNA Delegate Role Guidelines, at this meeting there will be presentations from:
To join this meeting on September 29th at 7p.m. please use the following link:
Community Environment Days
Community Environment Days will be held as drive-thru events at City Drop-Off Depots from September 12 to October 31, 2021. Check out the 2021 event schedule for dates and a list of Drop-Off Depot locations.
Note - there is a Drop-off event scheduled for this Sunday, September 26 at the Commissioners Rd. Depot (400 Commissioners Rd.).
Background: Community Environment Days help reduce the amount of reusable or recyclable waste going to landfill and allow for safe disposal of household hazardous waste.
Go For a Walk with Stroll TO
What a great resource! A City of Toronto initiative called "Stroll TO" highlights special gems to visit in various neighbourhoods across the City and includes neighbourhood highlights from the two wards in our region - Toronto Centre and Spadina-Fort York. To learn more visit the link below:
Caring Connections - Ontario Culture Days
Jamii Presents: Caring Connections
Let's celebrate Ontario Culture Days together, this weekend in our neighbourhood!
Come on out to the corner of The Esplanade and George St. between 3-5 pm. this weekend (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) to help in the creation of a collage that will be gifted to the Pikangikum First Nation community in Northern Ontario.
Guidance for the collage will be provided by Visual artist Saira Ansari.
Mark your calendars and you choose when to come - September 24, 25 or 26 from 3- 5 p.m. at the corner of The Esplanade and George St.
This event is FREE for all. Registration is required - choose your preferrred method of registration below:
Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/in-person-workshop-caring-connections-from-my-heart-to-yours-by-jamii-tickets-168990586393
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/169201205358189?ref=newsfeed
Ontario Line Consultation - Corktown Station
The following information is from Infrastructure Ontario regarding the new subway station being built in our neighbourhood under the working name "Corktown Station." We are advocating for the station to be named "First Parliament Station."
Corktown Community Project OverviewThe transit-oriented community (TOC) proposal for Corktown Station offers a dynamic community with housing, jobs, commercial uses (including office and retail spaces), and community spaces, such as a library, connected to the Ontario Line subway and TTC bus and streetcar services.
In recognition of the historical significance of the land, the province will work closely with the City of Toronto, stakeholders, the community, and Indigenous partners to collaborate on a meaningful plan to commemorate the rich heritage of Canada’s First Parliament site.
The Corktown Station site consists of both the First Parliament site (South site) and the block directly to the north of Front Street (North site), both of which have identified as TOC opportunities and will be redeveloped by the Province in line with the stated objectives of the TOC program.
Why is Corktown a designated TOC?The future growth potential for the Corktown site is dependent on a planned transit station that will serve the surrounding neighbourhood, connecting to local bus and streetcar routes, as well as subway service along the Ontario Line. The proposed sites at the future Corktown Station would deliver a mix of new housing opportunities, commercial, retail and community space, while commemorating the history of the First Parliament site.
What are the benefits of the Corktown TOC Community Project?The Province, in consultation with the City of Toronto, is working on a development proposal that would deliver new housing and a broad mix of uses to a future Corktown Station along the Ontario Line subway. This includes a City-planned library and public open space that will offer opportunities to commemorate the historic features and uses of the site and area, such as Indigenous heritage, the previous Lake Ontario shoreline and the former First Parliament lands and buildings.
The proposed development will support community uses and programming on the First Parliament site, providing approximately 2,300 square metres of new public institutional space (e.g. library).
While the site is now primarily occupied by a car dealership and several parking lots, the proposal protects for opportunities to highlight the many layers of history on the site, which include Canada’s First and Second Parliament buildings, the Home District Gaol and Consumers’ Gas Company operations.
Archaeological assessment of the First Parliament site will be undertaken before construction commences to understand and document its many layers of history and to conserve any artifacts that may be revealed through excavation. Metrolinx is working with the City of Toronto, the Indigenous Communities and community stakeholders to develop a historical interpretation and commemoration plan that will inform station design and future site planning.
What: The Province of Ontario will host the first Virtual Open House about the future of Corktown as a true mixed-use Transit Oriented Community. Community engagement is an important part of the process and we look forward to beginning this dialogue.
When: Monday, September 27, at 6:30 pm,
Where: Online. Sign in credentials will be sent to registered participants
Enoch Turner Fall Speaker Series
The Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Foundation is happy to announce the return of our virtual series, Speaker’s Corner!
The new host for this season will be multi-award-winning journalist, Brian Stewart, formerly of the CBC. This fall series will focus on trends in education. In each program, Stewart will engage with thought leaders whose expertise will inform us about issues, challenges and opportunities specific to elementary and high school students and their parents. All programs are free and will run on the Zoom platform Wednesdays at 7pm. Registrants will be able to ask questions at the end of each program. Register for the series' fall lineup below:
REGISTER HERE for the October 6th Session: Back to School in a Pandemic
REGISTER HERE for the October 20th Session: Outdoor School
REGISTER HERE for the November 3rd Session: Food Literacy
REGISTER HERE for the November 17th Session: Climate Literacy
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