Yearly Archives: 2008

fee for garbage

The city’s information flyer about the new garbage bins explains the garbage fee and tax rebate; did you know that the rebate applies in future years too (not just 2008)? Glen Gustafson (Councillor McConnell’s assistant) explains: ” Because of Provincial … Continue reading

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cleanup of Stinky’s Park

For Community Cleanup Day, 14 Trefann residents spent 3 hours in Stinky’s Park on April 19, armed with rakes and numerous donated garden waste bags. Our thorough raking and gathering of over 100 bags of leaves (and a few bags … Continue reading

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Spring social

There wasn’t a large turnout, but it was a group of friendly (and well-fed) Trefann Court residents who gathered for our spring social on April 11 at our Dominion Hotel hangout. TCRA provided some delicious finger food; Justin and Jennifer … Continue reading

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Community Clean-Up Day 2008

The snow has finally melted, the grass is starting to poke out of the earth and the birds are chirping en masse. So…it is time for us to get out with friends and neighbours and clean our park. TCRA is … Continue reading

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Who qualifies for bin exemption?

Finally, there is recognition by City Hall that some residents have no storage space and cannot accommodate any size of bin: “In some extremely problematic situations, residents may require a bag system for collection“, quoting Ward 28 Councillor McConnell’s March … Continue reading

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330 King East

The neighbourhood’s newest condo marketing billboard (and “de rigueur” slick website) just sprouted at 330 King East: NW corner of King + Parliament. This is a Lamb Development Corp project: “The King East Designer Condominiums”, from $200k – $1.7million. Currently … Continue reading

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alternative to bigger bins?

Toronto wants everyone – downtowners as well as suburbanites – to use large wheeled bins for recyclables, garbage (and eventually, a 3rd large bin for organic waste). This plan was approved in June 2007, but until recently, no recognition that … Continue reading

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Streetcar Developments – Phase 2 (updated)

As shown on their website, Streetcar Developments has started marketing Phase 2 (510, 512 and 530 King E) of their Corktown developments in Aug 2007. The draft planning report (Feb 2008) provides some more details: an 8-storey mixed use building … Continue reading

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Trefann Court history

The Trefann Court Residents Association has a long and colourful history; its founding meeting was August 11, 1966. Earlier in their respective careers, four ex-Toronto mayors helped organize this neighbourhood: David Crombie, John Sewell, June Rowlands and Barbara Hall. The … Continue reading

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public meeting

A core of motivated Downtown residents is inserting new life into what was once a formidable community group – the Trefann Court Residents’ Association. Our aim is to increase information sharing and provide a forum for Trefann Court residents to … Continue reading

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