Author Archives: Trefann


Welcome to the website for the Trefann Court Residents Association. Scroll down to read all items (listed in date order, newest items first), or use the menu on the right to view a recent post, view comments by other readers, … Continue reading

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protected bike lane on Shuter

Sometime in 2020, “the City will carry out much needed road reconstruction on Shuter St, between Sherbourne and River St: removing and replacing the asphalt surface and road base, and some sections of curb and sidewalk. Existing bike lanes will be … Continue reading

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website cleanup

Likely no one noticed, but the WordPress “theme” for this site “broke” 3 months ago; I finally managed to fix it. At the same time, I scanned the site for broken links and fixed a few of them. Although some … Continue reading

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Contaminated soil in Regent Park

The Regent Park Athletic Fields were not part of the original plan for Regent Park redevelopment – the city’s plan published in 2004 shows new apartment buildings on this site (see image from page 10 of presentation; full document in … Continue reading

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Queen River Secondary Plan

The city’s 2002 Official Plan identifies this area as “regeneration”. No other planning guidelines exist, so a detailed secondary plan is a good thing for neighbourhood, to better ensure new developments are compatible (otherwise, without any detailed city planning guidelines, … Continue reading

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school re-opens

After 2 years of renovations (and $8 million over budget), Nelson Mandela Park Public School finally reopened March 19, 2013. The school’s official opening was June 10, 2013; no one from the community was invited (although we endured 2 years … Continue reading

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TDSB flaunts tree protection (just like TCHC)

How tree protection works, as practised by TDSB Day 1: start excavation without putting protective fence around base of healthy tree which would delimit root area where soil shouldn’t be disturbed. Citizen complaint made on day 1 at 9am by … Continue reading

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more dirt

It’s obvious that the problem of significant construction dirt on Shuter St is not taken seriously by Councillor McConnell or by TCHC. Dirt control techniques promised 9 months ago for the Sackville St entrance to the Regent Park construction site … Continue reading

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Shuter St parking problems

Longtime Shuter St residents will have noticed an increase during the past few years in “all day” parking on Shuter – in spite of the 3 hour limit, sporadically enforced.  All nearby streets (Wascana Sackville, Sumach) have 1 hour limits, … Continue reading

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development – Aug 2012

A quick bike around the “neighbourhood” to check on the current status of local developments (compare to Nov 2006, Nov 2007, Feb 2008, Jan 2009, April 2010). King + River (left) 510 King East (right) King + Parliament (left) Trinity … Continue reading

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