Annual General Meeting and more from Areca in November

A Town Crier Community Column

Mark your Calendar for Nov. 7. ARECA will be holding its annual general meeting and community meeting at the North Toronto Community Centre, 200 Eglinton Ave. West at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Community Environment Days
There was another successful environment day at the North Toronto Memorial Arena. Residents did their part to create a cleaner, greener and more liveable Toronto. Recently, at city council local councillors Josh Matlow and Josh Colle voted to keep days, but Karen Stintz voted against retaining them. If you disagree with Stintz be sure to let her know these community environment days should not be cut.

Development and Intensification
Our area continues to attract developers and there are a number of projects in the pipeline. The proposed re-development of the St Margaret’s Church site at Burnaby Boulevard and Avenue Road is headed for the OMB. Likewise, the Premium Properties site at Eglinton and Duplex avenues has been scheduled for the OMB in April 2012.

We are meeting with the owners of development sites to ensure there is credible community input. ARECA believes there should be a Midtown Plan with a comprehensive vision for Yonge/Eglinton growth centre and the intersection. To this end, we are working with like-minded local residents and organisations.

Councillor Karen Stintz recently voted to kill the Neighbourhood Realm Improvement Plan, which gives small amounts of money to community-generated beautification projects. ARECA believes these small funds provided to volunteers benefit our community.

ARECA is awaiting a response to its request for a proper traffic study for the Orchardview/Duplex area. A park safety audit for Eglinton Park has been initiated and we are working with local police to curb racing on local streets.

ARECA is a volunteer community association representing the views of residents in matters that affect our community in North Toronto. ARECA represents the area bounded by Eglinton Avenue West, Yonge Street, Roselawn Avenue, Avenue Road, St Clements Avenue and Chaplin Road. If you live in the ARECA area please join your community association. To join send a cheque for $20 ($10 seniors) for your 2012 membership, along with your name, address and phone number and email address to Avenue Road Eglinton Community Association, c/o Membership Secretary 23 Elwood Blvd., Toronto M4R 1B8. Note if you wish to receive fax or email updates from ARECA please include these with your membership details or email us at [email][/email].

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Posted: Nov 1 2011 1:49 pm
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Edition: Toronto