SAHRA Information – February 11, 2020

Membership Campaign 2020

The 2020 campaign for Membership contributions was initiated on Feb 4.  We need your financial support!  We have a population of 823 households – last year 122 households contributed (15%) whereas we have 506 subscribers to our eBlasts (61%).  We hope that you find our eBlasts informative and helpful such that you would be willing to support our costs.  We have on-line payment capability on our website or you can mail/drop off a cheque.  Please see the attached Membership Form for links and details.

Completion of Construction at the Yonge/Lawrence TTC Station

The TTC has announced that construction at Lawrence Station is nearing completion and the 124 and 162 routes will no longer need to use the Roe Loop for turnarounds.  Regular routing through the station will resume at 5:00 am on February 15, 2020.

Neighbourhood Watch Online Message for Residents

On January 25, W5 (CTV) aired an excellent documentary on organized crime and break & enters in the GTA and other large Canadian cities.  It featured a location in the Netherlands that had implemented Neighbourhood Watch to fight B&E’s. The result was a 50% reduction in burglaries. A great testimony of the power of Neighbourhood Watch.  Anyone interested in becoming a Group Captain, please email us at [email protected].

Here’s the link to the show. Note – watch the video for the Neighbourhood Watch reference: https://www.ctvnews.ca/w5/organized-break-and-enter-gangs-arrive-as-tourists-and-target-canadian-neighbourhoods-1.4782025

Community Events:

Yoga with Erin

Free yoga classes with Erin Stone on Sunday mornings at 8:30 am.  See the attached for dates in February (but not on the 23rd) and March.  Contact [email protected]  or call 416-485-4000.

Lunch & Learn – The Luck O’ The Irish

Before pubs and St. Patrick, beyond leprechauns and shamrocks, join us for this exciting presentation by Lianne Harris sponsored by Mosaic and Armour Heights Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, March 17 12:00-2:00 pm.  A journey into the history of the people and land of Ireland.  RSVP to 416-485-4000 or [email protected].

Armour Heights Community Centre Children’s & Tiny Tots’ Classes

Information on a new class ‘Children’s Introduction to Tennis’ and new pricing for ‘Taekwondo’ is attached.

POINT’S Senior Walking Club

POINT’s Senior Walking Club is a biweekly event occurring Tuesday and Friday mornings at 11am at the North Toronto Memorial Community Centre indoor track. It is a great opportunity to stay active during the winter months, socialize with your peers and increase your agility and mobility. No matter your fitness level, all are welcome. If you have any chronic medical conditions, please check with your physician before attending sessions.  For more information and to register please call 416-487-2390. Location: 200 Eglinton Ave W (at Lascelles blvd) 2 blocks west of Eglinton subway station.

CYOB (Camp in Your Own Backyard)

Armour Heights Presbyterian Church is organizing a week of camp activities led by the staff from the Cairn Family of Camps from June 29 to July 3. Ages 5-12.  See attached poster; contact [email protected] for more information.

Boomerang!

Join Mosaic and Armour Heights Presbyterian Church for the next Community Café on Feb 25 10:30-11:30 am to enjoy conversation and refreshments with Boomerang.  Boomerang is a new social platform in Toronto for you to explore your passions, learn new skills and connect with your community.  See attached poster; RSVP by calling 416-485-4000.

Watermain Replacement

The City of Toronto is planning to replace the watermain and the City-owned portion of substandard water services on YONGE BLVD FROM WILSON AVENUE TO SANDRINGHAM DRIVE  during the months of March and April 2020.  This project is part of the Council-approved 2019 Capital Works Program to renew our aging infrastructure, improve water distribution and reduce the risk of watermain breaks.

The Crosswalk Company

Perhaps you have noticed the crossing flags that are set up at the corners of Jedburgh/Fairlawn and Jedburgh/Brookdale?  The four corners at each intersection have a supply of flags and iinstructions attached to a sign post.  We believe the program was first initiated in Leaside – it is a community implemented program.  Read about it at https://crosswalkcompany.org/.