|Beaches-East York Councillor Candidates Town Hall|
Beach Metro and the Balmy Beach Resident's Association are happy to co-host a councillor candidates town hall next Monday. This is currently the only advertised opportunity for the public to see all our candidates before the election. We hope you are able to make it.
Beaches-East York Councillor Candidates Town Hall
Co-Hosted by The Balmy Beach Residents Association & Beach Metro
Free Event, Open to Public
Monday, September 24th @ 7:30PM
Kingston Rd. United Church, 975 Kingston Rd.
Note: If your membership has lapsed, please be sure to renew here to help support the BBRA running events like this in the community.
|Upcoming Event: Daniel Tim Daniel of Sullivan: The Fighting Irishman of Norway Village|
Date: Tuesday, October 10th, 7-8:15pm
Location: Beaches Library (2161 Queen St. E.)
Cost : Free
The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society and the Toronto Public Library host historian and author Joanne Doucette as she discusses Daniel Tim Daniel of Sullivan: The Fighting Irishman of Norway Village.The character of the Sullivan’s is well known in this city, and not a row of any consequence takes place but the name of Sullivan is connected with it… This name carries terror along with in, to every peaceable and well-minded citizen.
—The Toronto Recorder and General Advertiser, July 1835
Your Balmy Beach Residents Association (BBRA) has been busy over the summer bringing on new Board Members, as our President Carole Wilson has moved away from the Beach to the shores of south Etobicoke. We want to thank Carole for being instrumental in the BBRA’s success over the past few several years.
We have also been busy working with residents to assist with development pressures in the neighbourhood – a full summary is attached below.
Starting our new year as a BBRA, we’ll be holding our AGM soon, and will be sending details shortly. As always, we encourage you to get involved – please reach out to us at balmybeachra.org to find out more –
Your Balmy Beach Residents Association Board
Development Update:Your BBRA works with affected residents when a development seems out of character for the neighbourhood (floor space, height) or when parts of the tree canopy that defines are neighbourhood could be at risk. With an urban planner joining our Board, we are able to get expert feedback on each proposal and navigate residents through the city’s Committee of Adjustment process. It has been a busy summer of development, please see a summary below of those we have been involved with.
195 Silverbirch Ave.
189 Willow Ave.
171 Willow Ave.
It is with deep regret that I announce my resignation as President of the BBRA.
After 40 years on Silver Birch Ave., my husband and I have decided to move to a condo in the west end. It is closer to work, there are no stairs, and it's a quasi retirement residence. It is time for us to move on.
As I will not longer live in the Beach neighborhood, I step down as President of the Balmy Beach Residents' Association. I would like this to be an orderly transition with the executive handing over the books, records, and e-mail lists to a new leader and team.
Going forward, this organization will reflect the priorities of the volunteers who lead it. If you have priorities that you want your neighbors to advocate, this may be the perfect vehicle for you. Schools, parking, transportation, safety, developers, municipal by-laws, vacant store fronts, fun fairs, the Boathouse, dogs, swimming, whatever your interests or concerns, the BBRA can be the platform for your neighborhood advocacy.
Please let me know if you would be interested or know someone who would be interested in taking on this position. With appreciation for all your support, Carole Wilson.
REMINDER - WINTER STATIONS ON THE BEACH
This is the third annual design competition of Winter Stations, created by artists and designers from around the globe. A jury of design professionals chose five designs from over 350, and these five joined three student installations from the University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, and Humber College. The Winter Stations are on display along the beach from Woodbine to the Balmy Beach Club until March 27.
|COMMUNITY COUNCIL AGENDA FEBRUARY 22|
TMMISS - MEETING SCHEDULE
The above website shows the monthly calendar of meetings at Toronto/East York Community Council. In particular, the February 22 agenda might be of interest to local residents.
TE22.44 Danforth Avenue Planning Study (Coxwell Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue) - City-initiated Official Plan Amendment - Update Report (Ward 31, 32).
TE22.78 Toronto East End Streetcar Routes - Extended Peak Period Regulations (Ward 28,30,32).
TE22.86 Appointment of Public Members to the Ted Reeve Community Arena Board (Ward 32).