SAHRA Information – Jul 14 2019

Sidewalk, Curb and Road Repairs on Upper Avenue

The City delivered a Construction Notice to the stores and offices on Upper Avenue (between Lawrence and Wilson) advising of sidewalk, curb and road repairs from Jul 4 to Jul 28th. They will be repairing cuts made to the sidewalk and/or road by utility companies, private contractors and the City when installing or repairing underground infrastructure (water, sewer, natural gas, cable, etc.) . The work is extensive – close to 180 locations will be repaired. All of the locations are marked on the ground with white arrows, with the arrows indicating limits of repair. There will be road and sidewalk restrictions within the construction areas. The work appears to be moving up the street swiftly. This work will certainly impact traffic and pedestrian flow on Upper Avenue so please be aware/patient of this for the next couple of weeks. The result should be safer sidewalks as well as an improved appearance for Upper Avenue.

Invitation from Councillor Mike Colle

🍝Pasta e Fagioli Festa & BBQ🍔

You’re invited to my annual Pasta e Fagioli Festa & BBQ taking place next Thursday, July 18th from 5PM to 8PM at Glen Long Park located at 35 Glen Long Avenue (West of Dufferin and North of Glencairn Ave.)

All are welcome with family and friends to enjoy sausages, hamburgers, Pasta e Fagioli and freezies for the kids. This year’s entertainment will include performances by Etobicoke Elvis and Enzio Cimicata.

Don’t forget to bring a non-perishable food donation for the North York Harvest Food Bank!

I look forward to see you next Thursday !

Mike Colle
Toronto City Councillor
Ward 8, Eglinton-Lawrence

RSVP to Mike!

Public Consultations

The City of Toronto (Municipal Licensing and Standards) is reviewing by-laws related to temporary signs, payday loan establishments, property standards and building maintenance, and wants your feedback!

  1. Temporary Signs By-law Review

July 22, 6 to 8 p.m. at City Hall, Second Floor, Committee Room #3

The review aims to modernize the by-law and make it easier for the public to understand the rules governing temporary signs, such as A-frame signs, garage sale signs, mobile signs, new development signs, open house signs and real estate signs. In addition, the review is considering regulations to permit temporary signs that display messages of public interest and construction-related signs on private property. More information:

  1. Property Standards and Building Maintenance

July 24, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Metro Hall, Room 308/309

This will include a review of the Property Standards By-law, and issues related to apartment building standards, indoor temperatures, rat mitigation, and odour. More information:

  1. Payday Loan Establishments

July 25, 6 to 8 p.m. at North York Civic Centre, Members Lounge

Payday loans are short-term, unsecured, small-dollar loans, but they are an expensive way to borrow money. The City of Toronto is reviewing the licensing and cap of payday loan establishments in the city of Toronto, and wants to hear from you. More information:

 There are a number of ways you can be involved and help shape policy. Visit the consultation websites for more details on how you can:

  • Attend public consultations
  • Submit written feedback
  • Subscribe to email updates

Feedback from these consultations will be used to inform reviews of these by-laws. Reports on these reviews are expected to go to City Council at the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020.

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in doing some project-oriented volunteer work? Are you a walker in the neighbourhood? SAHRA has some projects that might be of interest to you. Send an email to [email protected] or call 416-485-6718 to find out more.

Neighbourhood Watch Online

Neighbourhood Watch groups are being formed in the North, South-East and South-West areas within SAHRA boundaries. If you are interested in leading or participating in such a group, please send an email to [email protected] and we can provide information.

Community Café – July 30 2019

Tips from Toronto Hydro for Staying Cool this Summer

  • Set ceiling fan blades to spin counter-clockwise to create cool, downward air flow.
  • Set air conditioning at 25oC during the day and lower it to 22oC during off-peak hours.
  • Watch out for air leaks! Weatherstrip around windows, doors, outlets and vents to keep cold air from escaping.