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JUNE 2012 COMMUNITY NEWS

[Emailed June 15, 2012] The Mimico Residents Association (MRA) is committed to keeping our community informed and engaged. After each monthly meeting of our Board of Directors, we will send a newsletter via email to our members, to keep you posted on our activities, as well as local news and events.


Tuesday, June 19th  – 15th Annual Party in the Park!

Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm  Location: John English JMS Schoolyard

This major family festival brought to you by area churches and the MRA is a full community effort and features: Live entertainment including Test for Echo, Amusements ($3 wristband), refreshments, a silent auction, raffle for NHL items, display booths, The Toronto Scottish Regiment and Pipe Band, mascots, Kidzone, a senior’s tent, dignitaries and so much more! A blast for the whole family! Email Partyinthepark2012@live.ca to volunteer.


Saturday, June 16th – Lakeshore Arts Showcase of the Arts
at the Assembly Hall (Kipling and Lake Shore)

Featuring 2012 JUNO Award nominee, Suzie Vinnick, Robin Duke comedic actor and star of SCTV and Saturday Night Live, Ballet Creole, Sonia Tavares, Briar Boake and much more!

A family event! NEW – Bring the kids for only $10* Purchaseonline by clicking here or Call 416.201.7093

More info: www.lakeshorearts.ca/showcase.html


Mimico 20/20 Consultation Materials Posted by City Planning

Following the Community consultations on May 29th and June 5th, City Planning has posted the materials presented, as well as comment forms, on their Mimico 20/20 Webpage: www.toronto.ca/planning/mimico2020.htm

(Refresh the page to see new content if you have viewed it recently)

Comments should be sent to city planning by June 26th.


MRA Mimico 20/20 Survey

As part of our commitment to representing the views of our community, the MRA has created an online survey to enable all Mimico residents to express their views. Your answers and identity will be completely confidential. Only a summary of the survey results will be shared with the City to help them shape Mimico’s future in accordance with the wishes of Mimico Residents. This survey will take less than 5 minutes to complete.

Click here to take the survey. The survey will close to responses on June 26, 2012.


MRA Board Positions

The MRA is seeking applicants for our Board of Directors (up to three positions). Interested candidates, please send a short application bio listing your experience, expertise and community interests to our Executive, c/o info@mimicoresidents.ca. Applicants must be MRA members in good standing (Membership Information available at mimicoresidents.ca).


Toronto South Detention Centre Update – 130 Horner Ave.

A number of MRA members have inquired about the status and policy on the new jail in our neighbourhood.  It is our understanding that the new Toronto South Detention Centre at this time is only open for intermittent (short term) use. The jail will open for full capacity late Fall 2012 or early Spring 2013 and will house criminals with 2 years sentence or less. The release plan is based on planned discharges to their home communities or from the courthouse (downtown) and not into our local community. More info on the new jail is available on the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services website.


Mimico Waterfront Linear Park Phase 2 to be completed this Fall

Phase 2 works will result in the creation of a 250 metre long boardwalk and multi use Waterfront Trail between Superior Avenue and Grand Harbour. Additional activities will include the creation of small pockets of wetland habitat between the boardwalk and shoreline as well as terrestrial and aquatic habitat enhancements. For current details see the recent TRCA Newsletter: www.trca.on.ca/dotAsset/135964.pdf


Visit mimicoresidents.ca for More Community News!

Visit the up-to-the-minute MRA News Page for recent press articles, links to our 20/20 Survey, Facebook page and details on upcoming events. Our new embedded Calendar of Events has a full listing of Mimico and South Etobicoke Community happenings – submit your event to info@mimicoresidents.ca

 

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