Thursday, March 27, 2014

Meeting announcement regarding proposed parking restrictions for Glenvale Avenue

Notice from the Leaside Property Owners Association

Date:  Thursday, March 27, 2014
Location:  Northlea United Church
Time:  6:30 p.m.

These restrictions are being proposed by Councillor John Parker after he consulted with the city traffic engineers. We are not sure where the impetus for this “improvement plan” came from - but there is a group of Glenvale residents who are very upset about it and let us know what was afoot. They have written to Councillor Parker to indicate their concern.

We (the Leaside Property Owners’ Association) and the residents are greatly concerned about the proposed changes because they would almost entirely eliminate on-street parking on Glenvale, which we, and they, strongly feel would make Glenvale a very attractive detour for those wishing to avoid the coming traffic mess with the construction of the LRT on Eglinton. This is exactly the sort of situation that the LPOA wishes to AVOID at all costs, and which is one of the reasons that we meet with Metrolinx and the city staff monthly to review traffic concerns related to the LRT. Parker did not inform anyone on that committee of his actions.

Some of the proposed changes:
1 - no parking at any time on the south side of Glenvale
2 - no parking on the north side from 8 AM to 10 PM
3 - 1 hour parking on the north side from 10 AM to 4 PM
4 - no parking on the north side from 4 PM to 6 PM
5 - 1 hour parking on the north side from 6 PM to 8 PM
6 - 3 hour maximum parking on the north side from 8 PM until the next day at 8 AM

This quite literally would eliminate the possibility of having family for dinner unless they were to arrive between 7 & 8 PM and go out every 3 hours to move their cars.
Please pass this notice on to any other Glenvale residents for whom you have email addresses. We hope you will be able to attend the meeting on Thursday. Several LPOA board members plan to attend.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Dr. Karyn Gordon at LHS - April 7th

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Leaside High School Student Council 
proudly presents

 Dr. Karyn Gordon

speaking about

Raising Healthy 
Kids & Teens
in an 
Age of Overindulgence

Monday, April 7, 2014
7:00 - 9:00pm
Leaside High School
200 Hanna Road
(Free Parking Available)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Still have some wood debris left over from the Ice Storm?

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:
News Release - March 21, 2014

Toronto residents asked to prepare remaining wood debris from ice storm for collection with leaf and yard waste

With the onset of spring, the melting snow will reveal bits and pieces of wood debris generated by the December ice storm. Inaccessible until now, this remaining material will be dealt with through the City of Toronto's leaf and yard waste regular biweekly collection that began March 11.

Residents, in accordance with their local collection calendars, may set their leaf and yard waste out on their regularly scheduled garbage day. Any leftover ice storm wood debris will be removed by these regular leaf and yard waste collection crews, provided the material is set out correctly by 7 a.m. on pickup day.

The diameter of branches must not be larger than 7.5 centimetres (3 inches). For limbs, trunks and stumps that exceed this accepted size, residents must make arrangements with a private company specializing in handling this type of waste. For City collection, branches must be put out in small bundles no longer than 1.2 metres (4 feet) in length and 0.6 metres (2 feet) in width. The maximum height for yard waste containers is 95 centimetres (37 inches) and each container cannot weigh more than 20 kilograms (40 pounds). Kraft paper bags are acceptable containers. The City will not pick up yard waste set out in plastic bags or cardboard boxes.

If residents see large fallen limbs from public trees located on public property, they may call 311 to report it. Residents may also continue to report to 311 fallen or hanging limbs that are potential hazards on the streets and in parks. Appropriate action will be taken to remove them.

The multi-divisional team responsible for removing ice storm wood debris completed cleaning up the streets on January 30 and the removal of fallen wood debris in City parks was finished on February 24. Crews responded to service requests initiated by calls to 311 made in early February by picking up reported leftover street wood debris. Residents were informed at that time that any tree debris not reported to 311 by February 3 would be picked up when the City begins leaf and yard waste collection on March 11.

For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Eglinton Crosstown Open House - TONIGHT!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Leaside Gardens, 1073 Millwood Road

Construction work on the Eglinton Crosstown is progressing into our area, with work on the east tunnel and Laird and Bayview stations set to begin.  Join staff from the Crosstown project, Toronto Transportation Services and Councillor John Parker for an open house presentation on what to expect.

More info:

Northlea Community's Blood Donor Clinic - April 9th, 2014

“It’s in you to give.”
Be part of Northlea Community's Blood Donor Clinic! 

Your help is needed!

Where: Northlea School (North Gym) 305 Rumsey Road
When: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. 

R.S.V.P. by calling the Canadian Blood Services appointment number at 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) NOW! Criteria for donating, as well as online booking can be found at Refreshments are available.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

TREB Housing Market Charts - February 2014

TorontoMLS Sales Up in February

TORONTO, March 5, 2014 -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher announced that February 2014 home sales reported by Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® were up by 2.1 per cent compared to the same period last year. Total February sales amounted to 5,731 compared to 5,613 last year.

“Despite the continuation of inclement weather in February, we did see a moderate uptick in sales activity last month. The sales increase was largely driven by resale condominium apartments. New listings of resale condominium apartments were up on a year-over-year basis, giving buyers ample choice. This is in contrast to the listings situation for singles, semis and townhomes, where supply continued to be constrained. Some would-be buyers had difficulty finding a home that met their needs,” said Ms. Usher.

“If we see renewed growth in listings for low-rise home types, the pace of sales growth will accelerate as we move through the year,” Ms. Usher continued.

The average selling price for February 2014 sales was up by 8.6 per cent to $553,193, compared to the average of $509,396 reported for February 2013. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Composite Benchmark was up by 7.3 per cent year-over-year.

“While the strong price growth experienced over the last year should prompt an improvement in the supply of listings, sellers’ market conditions will continue to prevail this year. Home prices, on average, will trend upwards at a pace well-above the rate of inflation. The impact of strong price growth on affordability will be mitigated by low borrowing costs,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis.

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