Join us on September 9 and Meet Your Neighbours! We've invited groups, organizations and individuals in the Church Wellesley Neighbourhood to give us a taste of what they do.
Thank you to all who could attend our 2017 Annual General Meeting, for those who could not attend you can review the meeting minutes below, or listen to a full recording here! AGM minutes are considered a draft until approved by the membership at our 2018 AGM.
To stay involved throughout the year, watch our calendar of events. Not a member? We'd love for you to join now as an individual, or as part of a housing group. Your annual fees cover costs such as meeting room rentals, website hosting, printing and legal expenses.
A developer is conducting three pre-proposal consultations for a rental apartment building on the north west corner of Church and Wellesley. Three sessions will take place at Currie Hall, Accessible, 105 Maitland St. from 6:00pm to 8:00pm as follows:
Existing Conditions Analysis and Ideas Date: Thursday January 12, 2017
Urban Design Principles, Ideas and Concepts Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Concepts and Feedback Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
We are rich in community assets and capacity nurtured and cultivated over generations. At the heart of our community is our networks that we cultivate whether in living in adjacent houses, in governing of our apartments, condos and co-operatives and our cultural interests of common bond. These community consultations for Church-Wellesley present a singular opportunity to bring forward your voices, please circulate to your networks and attend one or all of the sessions.
Can't make the meetings?
Toronto's Ward boundaries are changing, and this is your opportunity to have your voice heard. Review the options online, then share your comments in one of two ways:
You've seen the plans for James Canning Gardens, now see what's in store for George Hislop and Norman Jewison Parks. This is your chance to give feedback and influence the future of the linear park system between Charles Street and Dundonald Street.
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: The Courtyard Marriott
475 Yonge Street, Toronto
(Porter Meeting Room)
See a summary of the June 7 stakeholders meeting here.
On Thursday, June 2nd, the Toronto District School Board hosted a public meeting to update the community on the revised development application for 411 Church Street. Jeff Latto of the TDSB presented the revised application, and sought community input for an Impact Statement to be presented to the City for inclusion in the Final Planning Report. Just over 30 members of the community gathered at Church Street Junior Public School to ask questions and share their concerns about the impact this development will have on the school and its students.
Some key changes to the application since it was last presented to the community included:
A small group of local residents met on May 24 to review the latest concept for James Canning Gardens. As part of the strategy for the three linear parks, James Canning will serve as a family-oriented park featuring a revitalized playground, varied and flexible seating, and improved lighting and visibility.
Here's some of the feedback we heard:
Public consultation on the design of James Canning Gardens will be held on Tuesday, April 19, from 6:30-8:00pm at the 519 Community Centre, room 106.
From http://www.ward27news.ca/ james_canning_park_public_consultation
"Area residents and community members are invited to a public consultation for design changes and improvements to James Canning Park. This meeting will focus on the use and need for improvements of the larger linear park system north of Dundonald Street, but will primarily discuss the specific improvements budgeted for James Canning over the next year.
What improvements do you want to see? What should be considered in the design process? This is your chance to let us know."
See a summary of the April 6 stakeholders meeting below.
Join Church Wellesley Neighbourhood Association for our annual meeting and discussion on the future of our main streets from the perspective of the BIAs Mark Garner, Downtown Yonge and Francis Gaudreault Village BIA and the planners, James Parakah City Planning and Robert Glover, developer.
Residents and directors of residence boards are encouraged to attend to gain understanding of the issues and conditions in the community and strengthen your connection to the neighbourhood association by volunteering for the board of directors.
Individual membership is a nominal $5, join online or you can join at the door. Your building may already have membership, hence you might arrange to represent them. Thanks for making CWNA the essential co-ordinating resource for our community.
Looking forward to seeing you.