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Re-Shaping Reid Park: Round 2 of Consultations

A friendly reminder that the second round of the Re-Shaping Reid Park Consultations is happening this coming weekend!

The second step in the in-depth consultation on how to spend 1 million dollars on Reid Park will take place:

Saturday, October 3, 11:00-2:00, at the Hintonburg Community Centre and,

Sunday, October 4, 2:00-5:00, at the Tom Brown Arena.


Scott Street construction update - September 28

We've received the following update on Scott Street construction from the City:

Scott St. widening and Multi-Use Pathways update

Last week:
•    Widening work completed Bayview to Holland with exception of intersections 
•    Road construction excavation and gravel placement complete Tunney’s Pasture to Smirle Ave.


Syrian Refugee Crisis Meeting (Thurs, Sept 17) Follow-up Resources

We just sent out a bulk e-mail to those who signed up for follow-up info after our Syrian Refugee Crisis meeting. If you signed up but for some reason did not receive the follow-up information, we may have entered your e-mail address in incorrectly, so we apologize. And if you didn't have a chance to attend the meeting, we wanted to make this info available to you as well. 



Mulvihill/Lyman re-hab preparations this month

Mulvihill Avenue and Lyman Street are set to undergo a major rehab during the 2016 construction season. To get ready, the City is undertaking an assessment of the geological conditions during the week of October 8. They'll be boring holes as part of that work, and for a couple of days there will be trucks in the area. There won't be any traffic impacts.


Mizrahi: meeting and Urban Design Review Panel comments

Thanks to the roughly 100 people who came out to our meeting on Thursday night to hear Mizrahi's plans for re-worked architecture at the 1451 Wellington West site.


Committee of Adjustment - Decisions from September 16th Hearing

Attached is a summary of decisions from the September 16th Committee of Adjustment hearing.


Public Budget Consultation, October 8

I and Somerset Ward Councillor Catherine McKenney are co-hosting a public budget consultation on October 8. It's an opportunity to share your budget ideas and priorities. The recent measures approved by Council to deal with a budget deficit are indicative of the significance of this fall's budget. Core services and social services are more critical to maintain than ever, but that will be a challenge. I hope all of you will come out that night to collaborate with us on how to build the city we all want.


Council updates: crossing guard and mural

Just a quick update for residents that we had a good Council meeting this morning. The re-zoning that will allow a mural to be painted at 3 Lowrey passed Planning Committee yesterday, and my colleagues agreed to accelerate the Council vote to today in order to commence work before the snow flies. That passed today with no issues.


Scott St. Widening Update: week of September 21st, 2015

Last week

  • Asphalt was placed on Scott St. between Carruthers Ave. to Holland Ave. Monday, Sept. 14th and Tuesday, Sept. 15th.
  • Two westbound lanes currently open to traffic on Scott St. from Bayview Rd. to Holland Ave.
  • Curb-side catchbasin installation complete on Scott St. between Tunney’s Pasture to Smirle at the west limit of widening work.

This week

  • Road excavation and gravel placement for widening underway from Holland Ave to Smirle Ave.

Multi-Use Pathways


Beech/Bayswater crossing guard update

For the past week-and-a-half, we've been working on and asked several times to shift the crossing guard currently at Beech and Laurel to Beech and Bayswater. As many have written, the move by Devonshire school to the St. Ambrose campus has significantly changed kids' walking routes.

Crossing guards are allocated according to warrants. If an intersection has over 10 kids crossing in a peak period, and non-compliance with the stop sign (such as rolling stops) is over 20%, it can be considered for a guard.