Wheel-Trans Zone Expansion Meeting
February 21, 2007

A date has been set for the Wheel-Trans Public Meeting to discuss the amalgamation of the Midtown Bathurst and North Yonge/Bathurst (door-to-door service) Zones.

The meeting, inviting all Wheel-Trans customers living and travelling in the area bounded by Steeles in the North, Eglinton in the south, Yonge to the east and Dufferin/Caledonia in the West (please see the attached map), will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the Wagman Centre, 55 Ameer (just behind Baycreast Hospital) in the Assembly Room.

As Councillors for the area, Councillors Feldman, Strintz, Filion and Moscoe are all invited to attend.

Unknown document type Wheel-Trans Zone Expansion (Unknown document type, 266 KB)
Realignment of Intersection and Installation of Traffic Control Signal at Bathurst St and Douglas Ave/Covington Rd
Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

PDF Realignment of Intersection and Installation of Traffic Control Signal at Bathurst St and Douglas Ave/Covington Rd (PDF, 725 KB)
POINT Legal Clinic
January 12, 2007

P.O.I.N.T. (People & Organizations in North Toronto) is a satellite office for West Toronto Community Legal Services, held every second Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 200 Eglinton Avenue West, inside the North Toronto Memorial Community Centre. This service is for low income residents.

Please review the attached flyer for further details.

PDF POINT Legal Clinic (PDF, 578 KB)
Public Meeting – Bathurst Street Widening and Reconstruction
November 28th, 2006
6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Barbara Frum Library, 3rd Floor Auditorium

Beginning in early April, the City of Toronto Works Department will be undertaking a road reconstruction and widening on Bathurst Street between Lawrence Avenue and Shallmar Boulevard. Please join us on November 28th to review the project plan and ask any questions that you may have.
Please open the link below for a copy of the notice that was distributed to the local community.
PDF Flier November 28 2006 (PDF, 89 KB)
North Toronto Community Fair
November 2, 2006

People and Organizations in North Toronto (POINT) will be hosting the North Toronto Community Fair on Thursday, November 2, 2006, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

It will be an exciting event with various information displays by local non-profit agencies on social, health & recreastional programs.

PDF North Toronto Community Fair (PDF, 755 KB)
52 Division Emergency Preparedness Presentation
November 2, 2006

You are invited to the 52 Division Community Police Liaison Committee Town Hall meeting on Emergency Preparedness this Thursday, November 2, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the Ontario College of Art and Design at 100 McCaul Street, just west of University Avenue and Dundas Street.

Please share this notice with your friends and neighbours.

PDF 52 Division Emergency Preparedness Presentation (PDF, 485 KB)
CANCELLED – Public Meeting – Bathurst Street Reconstruction
Thursday, September 28, 2006
6:15 p.m.
Barbara Frum Library, Auditorium, 3rd Floor, located at 20 Covington Rd

This meeting has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled in 2007

Community Council Hearing – RIOCAN residential development Application
Wednesday, September 13
4:00 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, Council Chamber 5100 Yonge St.

On September 13, North York Community Council will be considering a staff report recommending approval of a 7 storey condo located at 1717 Avenue Road, between Fairlawn and St. Germain Avenue.
I plan to oppose this application because I believe that the proposed height and density of the application is inappropriate for the area.
If you would like to get involved, please open the attachment below to learn more about the process

MS Word Deputation Notice RIOCAN App (MS Word, 46 KB)
Community Council Hearing – Toyota Dealership Redevelopment Application
Wednesday, September 13
2:45 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, Council Chamber 5100 Yonge St.

On September 13th, North York Community Council will be considering a planning staff report regarding the 16 storey residential development application for the Toyota Dealership site at 3018 – 3020 Yonge Street, just south of Lawrence Ave W.
I will be supporting staff recommendations to refuse this application.
If you would like to get involved, please open the link below for more information.

Unknown document type Deputation Notice 3018 3020 Yonge Street (Unknown document type, 45 KB)
Ward 16 Community Environment Day
Saturday July 15, 2006 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
North Toronto Memorial Arena Parking Lot
174 Orchard View Boulevard

On July 15th we will be holding our annual Ward 16 Environment Day from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the North Toronto Memorial Arena parking lot, located at 174 Orchard View Boulevard, North of Eglinton Ave/ West of Yonge.

Bring us your household hazardous waste for safe disposal. Don’t forget about your non-perishable foods and re-usable goods – they’ll be happily donated to charities and non-profit organizations for re-distribution throughout the city.

There are recycling bins and other containers available for purchase, for exchange with broken ones or for free to new residents! (With proper proof of new residency and identification.) There are water efficiency tools for sale such as rain barrels and indoor kits. There’s the paint exchange – bring some in or take at look at what’s been dropped off and help yourself.

And of course, everyone’s favourite: the giant pile of FREE leaf compost. Come prepared with your own containers and shovels. Haul it away and spruce up your lawn, garden and flower beds, all for free.

for more information on open the attached link for details on the list of items that you can drop off, pick up and purchase from our event.

PDF Environment Day 2006 (PDF, 177 KB)
Traffic Town Hall Meeting – Sponsored by CAA
Thursday, June 8, 2006
7:00 p.m.
Lawrence Park Collegiate, 125 Chatsworth Drive

Traffic congestion and road conditions in the City of Toronto have become problematic in recent years.

On June 8th, join other residents in the community to discuss measures that the City can take to reduce traffic and improve roads in your neighbourhood.

Please open the link below for an information post card

PDF CAA Post card (PDF, 2.2 MB)
Avenue Road/Duplex Avenue Watermain Public Meeting
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Oriole Park Jr. Public School, Gymnasium
80 Braemar Avenue
Open House – 6:30 p.m.
Presentation -7:00 p.m.

The City will be holding a public meeting and open house to provide details of the prefered route for watermain upgrades in Ward 22 and Ward 16.

Below is a copy of the notice that was distributed to residents within the study area.

PDF Class Environment Assessment for Avenue Road Watermain (PDF, 2.6 MB)
Memorial Park Re-dedication Ceremony
Sunday, June 4, 2006 at 2 p.m.
Memorial Park, 340 Chaplin Crescent

On June 4th, community members from North Toronto will come together to re-dedicate Memorial Park to the brave Canadian soldiers who served in the war.

Recently, a cairn was created and placed in the park in an effort to recognize the significant contribution that soldiers and veterans have made to our community and our country. The cairn will serve as a reminder to local residents that the park is dedicated to those who served in the war.

It is my hope that the Memorial Park cairn and the rededication ceremony will contribute to preserving the memories of those brave Canadians who sacrificed so much for the freedom that we all enjoy today.

A reception will be held after the ceremony at the Larry Grossman Forest Hill Memorial Arena, which is located beside the park.

We hope that you can join us for this important ceremony.

Chatsworth Ravine Clean-up
May 5th, 2005

On Friday, May 5th, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Councillor Stintz will be involved in a graffiti clean-up initiative in Chatsworth Ravine. Participants are to meet in the ravine by the retaining wall.

Please note, a rain date will be scheduled if necessary.

North York Harvest’s Spring Tractor Run
April 6th, 2006

“The rural and urban divide will be plowed down on April 13, 2006 when the North York Harvest Food Bank brings country charm to Toronto streets. That is, if country charm that comes in the form of a twenty-foot tractor.

North York Harvest’s first Spring Tractor Run: Can the Hunger, will begin at 10:00 am on April 13th, 2006 at Fire Hall 131 in North York. The Tractor Run is being organized to encourage donations during the Spring food drive.

“Our goal is to increase the donations that North York Harvest already recevies by 10%,” said Event Committee Vice-Chair Jessica Lee. “The Tractor Run is an exciting event during a key time of the year for donations.”

The tractor will travel westbound on Lawrence Avenue to North York Harvest with volunteers and students in tow. It will collect donation en route and at Fire Hall 132 before concluding with a raffle and surprise event at the food bank. Raffle prizes includeToronto Raptor tickets, movie passes and restaurant gift cards. For children, face-painting and activities will be held on-site and all visitors are welcome.

Councillor Karen Stintz will ride the tractor and help pick up collections.

Anyone wishing to donate can drop off non-perishable food items at the North York Harvest Food Bank, Fire Hall 131 or Fire Hall 132 beginning April 7, 2006. Donations will also be accepted during the Spring Tractor Run on Thursday April 13, 2006. All donations qualify for the raffle at the end of the Tractor Run. There is a maximum of one entry per person.”

Watermain EA, Avenue Rd & Duplex Ave- Open House
March 30th, 2006

The first public event for the Avenue Road and Duplex Avenue Watermain Route Study will be held on Thursday March 30th at the North Toronto Memorial Community Centre, multipurpose room, 6:30 – 9 pm.

Please review the following attachments for further details.

PDF Notice of Open House (PDF, 469 KB)
PDF Feedermain Route Alternatives (PDF, 2.4 MB)
Public Meeting – RIOCAN Development Application – Update
Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.
Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute, 125 Chatsworth Drive

As a result of RIOCAN’s application resubmission, we will be holding another public meeting to provide the community with the new details of the proposal. As a result of our unified opposition to this proposal, I expect this application to be appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). Hence, I will require the community’s assistance to fight this proposal. You can get involved by attending our Public Meeting on February 15th. If you would like to be included on our mailing list regarding this issue, please call our office to provide your contact information.

Public Meeting – Tenant Issues
Tuesday, February 21st at 7 p.m.
Barbara Frum Library, 20 Covington Road

Residential tenants in Eglinton-Lawrence are invited to attend this important meeting to discuss rental housing concerns such as maintenance and repairs, rent control, and other community issues. This is an opportunity to participate in a dialogue with myself, Councillor Howard Moscoe and M.P.P. Mike Colle, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration who share your concerns for safe, secure and affordable housing.

PDF Eglinton-Lawrence Tenant Meeting (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Kimbark/Coldstream Ravine Enhancements
January 24, 2006

I will be holding another community meeting regarding the pending enhancements of the Kimbark/Coldstream Ravine. The meeting will take place on January 24th at 7:00 p.m., at Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute, Room 102.
Please review the below attachment for further details.
PDF KImbark/Coldstream Ravine Meeting Notice (PDF, 519 KB)
Otter Creek Seasonal Skateboard Park – Public Meeting
Thursday, January 12, 2006
North Toronto Memorial Community Centre
200 Eglinton Ave West

The Parks, Forestry & Recreation Division and I invite you to a public meeting to discuss the development of a seasonal skateboarding facility in the community.
The proposal is to install various skateboard elements at Otter Creek outdoor rink (south rink/tennis court) for use during the summer months only. The Otter Creek facility is located in the Rosewell Avenue/Cheritan Avenue area.
Skateboard elements will be purchased and installed over several years.
For a copy of the flier please open the link below.

PDF Skateboard Meeting Flier (PDF, 92 KB)
Property Tax and Property Assessment Drop-in with Councillor Stintz and MPAC
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
North Toronto Memorial Community Centre, CRC Room

If you have outstanding questions about your property taxes or property assessment, stop by this informative drop-in with Councillor Stintz and representatives from Municipal Property Assessment Corporation MPAC.

WellBeing Galla
November 4, 2005

Please review the following press release for the November 4th Gala supporting the planned creation of a community based, non denominational WellBeing Centre at Eglinton St. George Church.

PDF WellBeing Gala Press Release (PDF, 2 MB)
UTAG – Uniting Toronto Against Guns Rally
Sunday, November 13, 2005 1p.m. to 3p.m.
Yonge-Dundas Square

UTAG is comprised of organizations and neighbourhood groups, business and political leaders, and prominent Torontonians concerned about gun violence in Toronto.
Please join community groups, families, and concerned citizens from across the city for a community rally to address the problems of violence and guns in Toronto.

Unknown document type UTAG Rally Flier (Unknown document type, 62 KB)
UMOVE Rally – Stop the Violence
Sunday, October 23, 2005

United Mothers Opposing Violence Everywhere (UMOVE)will be holding a Rally at Yonge Dundas Square on October 23 to “Stop the Violence” in Toronto. For more details, please open the link below.

PDF UMOVE Rally Flier (PDF, 565 KB)
Town Hall Meeting – Property Taxes: Where your tax dollars go.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005 – 7:00 p.m.
Lawrence Park Collegiate
125 Chatsworth drive

Why do our property taxes keep rising? What do I get for my hard earned tax dollars? Those questions are asked by a number of Ward 16 residents and it’s time that we discuss the topic together.
Here’s your chance to discuss this important issue with Councillor Stintz, Toronto Finance staff, and Municipal Property Assessment Corp (MPAC) representatives.
Topics will include the breakdown of tax dollars to services, how changes to your property assessment will affect the amount of taxes you pay, promoting efficiencies within our municipal departments.
Hope to see you there!

Town Hall Meeting – Safe Streets, Safe Communities
Tuesday, October 25, 2005 – 7:00 p.m.
Lawrence Park Collegiate
125 Chatsworth Drive

Throughout the year, several Ward 16 residents have contacted our office to express their concern over the increase in violent crimes that have taken place in our City. Residents have also expressed their frustration with graffiti vandalism and vehicle theft. Our community seems increasingly uneasy about the safety of our neighbourhods and its time that we talk about it.
Here’s your chance to participate in the dialogue with Councillor Stintz, senior police officers from 32 Division and 53 Division and MPP Mike Colle. A range of topics will be discussed including adequate police presence, a police helicopter, and sentencing of criminals.
Greenbin Program in the Former City of North York
September 14th, 2005

The Greenbin program will be introduced to the North York area the week of October 24th, 2005. I will be holding a Greenbin information session on October 28th, at the South Armour Heights Community Centre, to help introduce residents to the program and answer any questions they may have.

Please review the following flyer for further details.

PDF Green Information Session Flyer (PDF, 335 KB)
Eglinton Park Community Barbecue
June 26th, 2005

Mark your calendars! On June 26th I will be holding a community barbecue in Eglinton Park, just north of the North Toronto Memorial Arena, at 180 Roselawn Avenue.

Free food and children’s entertainment will be provided.

I hope you take this opportunity to come out and celebrate with your neighbours. I look forward to seeing you there.

PDF Eglinton Park Community Barbecue (PDF, 451 KB)
Dogs in Eglinton Park
June 1, 2005

Councillor Stintz recently met with local dog owners to discuss the by-law regulating dogs in Eglinton Park.

In response to concerns that were raised, Councillor Stintz has arranged a public meeting with Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation and the community.

The June 1st meeting will offer a forum to discuss possible off-leash options for Eglinton Park.

Please review the following attachment for further details.

PDF Public Meeting Notice (PDF, 56 KB)
Official Reopening of Cortleigh Park
May 29th, 2005

As you may know, Cortleigh Park playground was reconstructed last Fall with the assistance of the surrounding community. The project was a joint initiative between the City and the community, whereby local residents provided matching funds to assist the City to re-develop the park. We want to celebrate the success of this joint initiative by holding an Official Reopening Event, on Sunday May 29th at 2:00 pm, at Cortleigh Park.

Please open the attachment below for further details.

PDF Official Reopening of Cortleigh Park – Community Notice (PDF, 27 KB)
224 Lytton Boulevard – Community Meeting
February 28, 2005

A second public meeting has been arranged to provide the community with an opportunity to review the revised development plans for 224 Lytton Boulevard. This new application includes 3 detached homes.”

Please open the attachment for the Community Notification.

PDF Public Meeting Notice (PDF, 35 KB)
Councillor Stintz and 53 Division Declare War on Graffiti
March 25, 2005

On March 24, 2005 Councillor Stintz, in conjunction with Toronto Police 53 Division and Dr. Graffiti conducted a pilot project for graffiti removal in the community. The graffiti was located on the East wall of the Shoeless Joe Restaurant at 250 Eglinton Ave West and Oriole Parkway.
The pilot project was a great success with the complete removal of the graffiti on the wall.
Councillor Stintz would like to thank Staff Seargent Heinz Kuck of 53 Division along with Dr Graffiti, the company who removed the paint.
Councillor Stintz will be conducting her annual graffiti Audit in the Spring of 2005 and will be working with various community groups throughout the summer to enhance our beautiful neighbourhood. We look forward to maintaining a clean and beautiful Ward 16 in 2005.
For more information please contact our office at 416-392-4090

Second Annual Environment Day
Saturday, July 16, 2005 from 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.
North Toronto Memorial Arena 174 Orchard View Blvd

Hey Ward 16 neighbours! It’s that time again. The 2nd annual Ward 16 Environment Day will take place on Saturday, July 16th, 2005 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Once again you can clean out your basements, attics, closets, cupboards, storage rooms and garages (and wherever else you manage to cram stuff) and bring it to the North Toronto Memorial Arena.

Please review the below attachment for further details of what you can do at an Environment Day.
PDF Environment Day Flyer (PDF, 1.5 MB)
Public Meeting – Development Application – 1717 Avenue Rd. (RIOCAN)
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute, Auditorium

On November 10, 2004 RIOCAN Real Estate Investment Trust submitted an application to build 140 residential units with ground floor retail. Councillor Stintz will be holding a public meeting to provide the community with information about the application and an opportunity to provide input.
Please open the meeting notice below for details.

PDF Meeting Notice (PDF, 55 KB)
Official Renaming Ceremony for the Larry Grossman Forest Hill Memorial Arena
Sunday, November 7 at 2:30 pm
Free Family Public Skate at 3:00 pm to 4:45 pm

Please join Councillor Stintz and other local residents as we celebrate the renaming of the Larry Grossman Forest Hill Memorial Arena. The event will also be a fundraiser for the Larry Grossman Foundation for Kids, helping raise money for kids to play sports. After the official ceremony and plaque un-veiling there will be a free family skate for all to enjoy. The Arena is located at 340 Chaplin Crescent (North of Eglinton Ave W, east of Bathurst Street) Hope to see you at the Arena!

Community Clean-Up Day 2005
Saturday, April 23, 2005

Residents, community groups, organizations and clubs are encouraged to help clean up parks and other public areas in their neighbourhood. Dog Owners can lend a hand picking up after Fido in the parks! Glad and Pitch-In Week 2004 will provide garbage bags while supplies last.

For more information, call your local residents association Bags must be left at the designated location prior to 3:00 p.m. the same day as the event.

Watch Your Speed Program 2005 – Spring/Summer Deployment
April 18, 2005 Hillhurst Boulevard
May 30, 2005 Otter Cresent
July 6, 2005 Glen Rush Boulevard

Speeding on our local roadways remains a prominent concern in our community. In response, the “Watch Your Speed” program was developed to improve the quality of life in our community. The program reminds drivers of their responsibility to comply with posted speed limits, especially when traveling in residential neighbourhoods. At different times of the year, speed radar trailers are placed at the side of residential streets, which measures and displays the speed of approaching vehicles.