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Joint position on the proposed disposal of Parkland around Storefront Humber

Sent: Friday March 18, 2016 To: Councillor Mark Grimes, Mayor John Tory, Kim Edgar, Jennifer Keesmat, Niel Cresswel, Costanza Allevato, MPP Peter Milczyn, Lynda Ryder, Sabrina Salatino Below is a co-signed position paper that we believe should be considered when the Planning Application for 2445 Lakeshore Boulevard West is proposed for an amendment to the Official Plan. It also asks…

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Letter to Head Planner Jennifer Keesmaat regarding Ravines Round Table

Dear Ms. Keesmaat, I attended the Ravines Round table discussion on December 16th 2015 and wish to make a point that I felt was left unsaid. It is this: Human physical and mental health should be a crucial component in the over-arching statement that you asked the round table participants to draft. The ravine’s trees and shrubs, much like our…

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Toronto Tree Planting strategy – Public Consultation Meetings RESCHEDULED

Update: November 5, 2015 City of Toronto working on a Tree Planting Strategy The City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation division, in consultation with Toronto Water, Transportation Services, City Planning and Economic Development and Culture, will develop a Tree Planting Strategy to inspire action to reach the City’s target of 40 per cent tree canopy cover over the next…

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Toronto Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan

October 16, 2015 Re. Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan Dear Stakeholder, The City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division is developing a new Facilities Master Plan that will guide facility planning for the Division over the next 20 years. The Plan responds to direction provided in the Council-approved Recreation Service Plan (2012) and Parks Plan (2013). It will…

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Councillor Grimes moves to meet with locals and take action re: Waterfront Path Safety

Press release from Councillor Grimes’ office: Wednesday September 9th, 2015 For Immediate Release  Need for Increased Safety Measures on the Waterfront Trai Toronto, Ontario – In response to increasing concerns regarding safety on the Waterfront Trail in the areas of Humber Bay Shores and Mimico in ward 6, Councillor Mark Grimes has requested City staff investigate measures that can be…

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Phase 1 of the Waterfront Linear Park

Letter to Councillor Grimes re: Mimico Waterfront Trail Safety

Sent: July 24, 2015 To: Councillor Mark Grimes, councillor_grimes@toronto.ca Dear Councillor Grimes, I am writing again on behalf of the Mimico Residents Association to urge you to take immediate action to further improve the safety of the Mimico Waterfront Trail for pedestrians and cyclists. As we outlined in our letter of April 2014 (attached), the Waterfront Trail has become a…

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Phase 1 of the Waterfront Linear Park

Response from Councillor Grimes re: Mixed use path signage

Received via email August 13, 2014 in response to MRA’s letter April 2, 2014. Re: Improving Mixed-Use signage on Mimico’s Waterfront Trail Dear John, Thank you for your letter of April 2, 2014 stating your concerns and looking towards solutions for issues along the Mimico Waterfront Trail. The Waterfront trail, like the vast majority of trails in the City of…

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City of Toronto tree protection policy & specifications for construction near trees

Mimico Residents, For your information: Below (linked PDF) are the current City guidelines and regulations should one undertake construction around or near City-owned trees. As well, there are restrictions on backyard trees if they are over 30 cms in diameter at 1.4 metres above the ground. To protect our tree canopy, backyard trees are essential. City street trees just don’t…

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Phase 1 of the Waterfront Linear Park

MRA Letter to Councillor Grimes re: Improving Mixed-Use Path signage

Sent: April 2, 2014 Re: Improving Mixed-Use signage on Mimico’s Waterfront Trail Dear Councillor Grimes, The Mimico Residents Association (MRA) would like to thank you, Waterfront Toronto and the TRCA for the improvements to Mimico’s Waterfront Trail over the past few years. We look forward  to the future improvements being planned for Amos Waites Park. The MRA has observed and…

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Phase 1 of the Waterfront Linear Park

Councillor Grimes response re: Amos Waites

The MRA submitted a letter on Feb.5, 2014 to Councillor Grimes regarding the plans for Amos Waites Park. Councillor Grimes responded as follows: February 20, 2014 Dear Kyra, Thank you for your letter of February 5, 2014. Phase One of the Amos Waites project will transform the park, add a dynamic playground to the Village Heart and change the use…

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