Newsletter Editor: Sharon McMillan
Quayside Public Briefing
A Public Briefing on the new Waterfront Toronto innovative development called Quayside will happen on November 19. This briefing will provide an update on the October 31, 2019 project realignment with Sidewalk Labs, an explanation of how the threshold issues have been addressed, and the next steps as the realigned proposal moves forward to formal evaluation.
Quayside Public Briefing
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building
255 Front Street West, Level 200, Room 206
Full details about the meeting, including the agenda and format, can be found on the Public Briefing Eventbrite page.Should you not be able to attend in-person, the event is being live streamed and will also be made available as a recording after the meeting online on our social channels and project website.
We hope to see you there!
yongeTOmorrow Recommendations and Briefing
The City of Toronto is conducting a study that will consider a number of opportunities to increase pedestrian space and improve the way people move through and experience Yonge Street between Queen Street and College/Carleton Street. The study/initiative is called yongeTOmorrow.
Following is information about the second round of public consultation for yongeTOmorrow:
Download, print and share flyer.
"Toronto is a sophisticated, modern, global city.
The envy of the world.
With the brains, energy, talent and drive to run our own affairs.
We think it's time we were treated that way."
A new City Charter for Toronto has been proposed by city residents and is now live online at CharterCityToronto.ca. You can browse or download the proposal at your leisure. The people behind this proposal hope it will be improved through public discussion.
Share what you think, and share comments with others by joining the Facebook group at CharterCityToronto, or follow the group on Twitter.
Free tickets are still available for the group's public meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 21. At this meeting interested attendees can hear all about the proposal, speak to some of the proposal's authors, ask questions, make suggestions and tell the group what you think about a City Charter to empower and protect Toronto. Sign up here.
Tell your friends to sign up for these updates at the bottom of any page at the website.
The hope is that this is the beginning of a great conversation about the future of Toronto. Thanks for your support and your interest!
Charter City Toronto
Healthy Neighbourhood Forum
The St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association is happy to be one of the community partners supporting the December 2 Healthy Neighbourhood Forum in St. Lawrence hosted by Councillor Wong-Tam. This forum will be part of five forums this fall throughout the new Ward 13.
Invited expert speakers will share important information on the social determinants of health and provide updates regarding the work taking place to tackle complex social challenges. Facilitated roundtable discussions will provide residents with an opportunity to highlight the challenges they are facing in the local community. We look forward to working on meaningful solutions that advance equity, health and safety in our Ward 13 Toronto Centre.
When: December 2, 2019 from 6-8:30pm
Where: St. Lawrence Community Centre, 230 The Esplanade, Multi-Purpose Room
RSVP for the Corktown, St. Lawrence & West Don Lands Healthy Neighbourhood Forum: https://www.kristynwongtam.ca/2019hnf_corktown_stlawrence_westdonlands
For more information : https://www.kristynwongtam.ca/healthyneighbourhoodforums
St. Lawrence Seniors' Calendar of Activities
St. Lawrence Seniors' Theatre Outing
Heritage Conservation District Appeal
The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal hearing for the St. Lawrence Heritage Conservation District plan is scheduled for November 12 - 29th. This hearing is open to the public.
Suzanne Kavanagh, former president of the SLNA and chair of the SLNA HCD Committee submitted a strongly written participant statement on behalf of the SLNA that is available for you to read here.
Many years of work went into the HCD plan for our neighbourhood - the birthplace of the City of Toronto. That plan was unanimously approved by City Council in 2015. We are hopeful for a positive outcome.
Congratulations to local arts and cultural group Jamii Esplanade on being presented with Heritage Toronto's 2019 Public History Award! Details on this local good news success story and November events in this week's newsletter.
Read the SLNA Newsletter for October 31, 2019
In this issue: SLNA Oct. 30th Meeting Highlights; St. James Park Revitalization Update; Waterfront Toronto - Quayside Decision; Heritage Conservation District Appeal; Meridian Hall Events; St. Lawrence Seniors' Activities for November, PAL Fundraiser and more!
The current SLNA Newlsetter includes the agenda for the upcoming SLNA Community and Delegates Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 p.m. at 115 The Esplanade.
Other items in the newsletter include details on: the annual Old Town Toronto Pumpkin Parade; SLNA volunteers update; Toronto Hydro Work on Wellington St. E.; Meridian Hall Discussion Series, and much more!
Click here to view newsletter.
Click here to view the October 30 SLNA Meeting Agenda.
Read the October 19th SLNA Newsletter by clicking here.
Click here or the image below to read the October 14, 2019 SLNA Newsletter
On October 10, our local Novotel Hotel (45 The Esplanade) hosted a "Neighbours Night" for residents of the St. Lawrence neighbourhood.
Held in the hotel's beautiful Cafe Nicole, the event provided a wonderful venue for neighbours to meet and taste Cafe Nicole's new menu. Over 150 residents chose to attend this special evening reception.
Our sincere thanks to SLNA delegate Mary McDonald who has been in communication with Cafe Nicole and Novotel managers regarding ways to build stronger ties with the St. Lawrence community.
The hotel plans to hold similar events like this for the neighbourhood on a possible monthly basis. Stay tuned!
Read the October 7th SLNA Newsletter by clicking here.
The following presentation on Waste Management in the City of Toronto was presented at the September SLNA Delegate and Community Meeting. For your reference you can download and view the presentation here.