Editor: Sharon McMillan
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SLNA Proposed Strategic Plan Draft
All SLNA Delegates are asked to please review the Proposed SLNA Strategic Plan that was briefly presented at the February 26 SLNA Delegates and Community Meeting by SLNA Director, Stewart Linton.
The strategic plan for the Association will be presented for approval at the SLNA Annual General Meeting on March 25.
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Quayside Consultation - Feb. 29
Waterfront Toronto has completed the technical evaluation of Sidewalk Labs' proposal for Quayside and will now share and seek feedback on the outcomes of the evaluation, including whether the proposal addresses the pressing urban challenges we undertook to address.
The SLNA encourages residents of the St. Lawrence neighbourhood to join the project team for the second round of consultations on Sidewalk Labs' proposal for Quayside.
Two identical interactive public meetings will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel,
1 Harbour Square.
The morning meeting will run from:
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.The afternoon meeting will run from:
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
For further details on the meeting and how to get there, visit the Eventbrite page.
The first 30 minutes of both meetings will be a drop-in format with time to review display boards and talk to Waterfront Toronto staff. Presentations and discussions will start at 9:30 am and 2:00 pm.
The discussion guide for this round of consultations, as well as the Quayside Evaluation Committee Report, are also available on our website. We encourage you to read through these materials in advance of the meeting; physical copies of these materials will also be available on the day of the consultations.
Recordings of the consultation presentations and discussions will be available online following the meeting should you not be able to attend either session.
Online consultations will be identical to information covered and sought through in-person consultations. These will run from February 24 – March 31, 2020 and can be found online at www.quaysideTO.ca.
March Break Camp - St. Lawrence CRC
March 16 -20 at the St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre - 230 The Esplanade. Learn more by downloading flyer.
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Gardiner Rehab - Contact Information
If you are hearing loud and disruptive noises during the approved overnight construction period you can still report it - see information in the flyer at link below.
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Call for Nominations and Volunteers
The SLNA is current accepting nominations for open positions on the SLNA board.
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SLNA Canada Day Committee
The SLNA Canada Day Committee is looking for volunteers to help plan this year's Canada Day event. If you are interested please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Parliament Site Event
The City of Toronto has been working to recognize the First Parliament site, a historically significant property at the intersection of Front and Parliament Streets. The site represents the political, social, and industrial forces that helped shape the city.
The First Parliament Project is holding another Public Open House on March 31, 2020 at 6:15 p.m. at the St. Lawrence Market Tent.
The team has completed Phase 1 of the project, and Phase 2 is well underway. This open house will serve as an update on the current state of the project and will invite your feedback to inform the continued development of the project.
Phase 1 involved the preparation of a Heritage Interpretation Strategy for the site. Based on research and a robust public engagement program, the Heritage Interpretation Strategy sets out a framework and recommendations for the interpretation of the site’s heritage. An Overview Summary of the report can be found online here.
Phase 2 involves the development of a Master Plan for the First Parliament site. The first step was to develop a draft Vision with First Principles and a series of master plan explorations. This material was presented to stakeholders and the general public in October 2019 for review and comment. The presentations generated lively and productive discussion, which has guided work since.
At the upcoming public open house on March 31, the team will present the refined Vision and First Principles and a preliminary Demonstration Plan for the First Parliament site. Following a question and answer session, participants will be invited to provide comments, opinions, and ideas for the continued development of the Plan.
We hope you will join us on March 31, 2020 at 6:15 p.m. in the St. Lawrence Market Tent to continue to help us develop the First Parliament Site into a place that tells important stories and best serves the community.
—The First Parliament Team
Site: 60 Mill St.
Date of consultation: March 12, 7 - 9 pm
Where: Lucie and Thornton Blackburn Conference Centre - 80 Cooperage St., 2nd Floor
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