Yearly Archives: 2008

new street furniture

[ reprinted from Toronto Public Space Committee (TPSC)’s December 2008 Mid-Month Mini-Newsletter ] ” Astral Media has begun installing its new street furniture in the past six months, and already there are problems with transit shelters and benches. Through a … Continue reading

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Blue bin update – out of sight, illegal dumping

In a recent letter, Councillor McConnell writes: “It is not the intention of the [blue bin] program to force residents to store bins in their front flower gardens. If you cannot reasonably accommodate your blue and/or grey bin, you have … Continue reading

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Cabbagetown South meets with Councillor McConnell

Councillor Pam McConnell and her assistant met for a full 2 hours on Oct 8, with approximately 15 residents who live in Cabbagetown South. (It seems that a strong, well organized residents association can have sufficient influence to warrant regular … Continue reading

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The sign at Jessie’s (Centre for Teenagers) was recently changed to the June Callwood Centre (for Women and Families); see their website for details. Update Jan 2020): Their website has since been renamed; building signage has also been updated. … Continue reading

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photo op – Regent Park garden

A local “photo opportunity” Aug 22 for our city councillor Pam McConnell (and also for the new boss at Police 51 Division, Superintendent Kimberley Greenwood): the unveiling of an attractively landscaped pie-shaped piece of land immediately north of the crosswalk … Continue reading

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good service from Access Toronto

Here’s another small success, from an email sent by TCRA to Access Toronto. For at least 2 months, a thick cable (part of Roger’s cable network) has been exposed at the corner of Shuter + Parliament, subjecting pedestrians and cyclists … Continue reading

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SuWaDoSh picnic #3

Early morning rain gave way to sunny skies, and the 3rd annual SuWaDoSh potluck picnic on July 13 was another gourmet and social success. Food donations by Shoppers Drug Mart (buns, condiments), Frito/Lay (chips) and the Cookie Store augmented the … Continue reading

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longtime school crossing guard retires

It is with mixed feelings (1 part ‘happy for her’ + 1 part ‘sad for us’) that we say “Happy Retirement” to a wonderful individual in our neighbourhood. Crossing Guard Anne is leaving her post, (held for more than 30 … Continue reading

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On Shuter St, between Parliament and Trefann, is a jumbo pothole, a road cave-in really, which seems to be getting worse. The roadway had been repaired here at least once before; the latest cave-in was simply marked with pylons for … Continue reading

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Trefann withdraws from CPLC

After months of debate, discussion and recollection of fond memories, Trefann Court formally withdrew its membership from the Toronto Police 51 Division CPLC on June 16, 2008. This letter was both read out loud at the CPLC meeting, and handed … Continue reading

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