1 Weatherell Street in Bloor West Village is an Arts and Crafts house built by prominent Toronto architect Henry Simpson. Simpson built the home for himself as a cottage and he lived there until his death in December of 1926. The home was lovingly owned by the same family since the 1950s and is in pristine condition.
A heritage designation is being sought to prevent its demolition. If you’d like to support, please visit this link.
The City will be adding 6 new spaces in our Ward to an electric vehicle charging pilot project. The locations are:
Annette Street, north side, from a point 36 metres west of Indian Road Crescent and a point 12 metres further west (2 spaces)
High Park Avenue, east side, from a point 26.7 metres north of Glenlake Avenue and a point 12 metres further north (2 spaces)
Runnymede Road, east side, from a point 93.8 metres north of Annette Street and a point 12 metres further north (2 spaces)
These spaces will be subject to existing parking regulations in effect in the area, including the need for an on-street parking permit where and when required. In addition, parking in these spaces will be limited to a 12 hour maximum period for permit parking holders, and a 3 hour maximum period for non-permit parking holders to ensure turn-over. Users must be actively connected at all times.
Please see this link for the full report.
Residents of the Swansea Mews complex at Windermere Avenue and The Queensway have had to leave their homes because they have been deemed unsafe (a ceiling panel in one home fell down, injuring a resident). As a result, all 114 families are now without secure housing for the foreseeable future.
If you are able, please consider making a donation to the Swansea Mews Resident Relief Fund. The goal is to raise a minimum of $1,000 for every one of the 114 families. A Registered charity called the Stone Soup Network is running this campaign, and will be well positioned to get all funds raised directly into the hands of all 114 families who need it.
Good news: the TTC will be conducting work at High Park Station at the Quebec Avenue entrance to make High Park Station accessible by 2024. Construction started June 20, 2022.
The notice outlines the impacts, including the closure of the Quebec Avenue entrance to High Park Station.
|You are invited to join Friends of High Park Zoo on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM for their Annual General Meeting. This year, it will be held virtually and in person, with details given below.|
Anyone can qualify as a member of Friends of High Park Zoo by either contributing 10 hours of volunteer work with the organization or making a financial donation of at least $20 during 2021 or by June 22, 2022. If you haven’t already done so you can donate online here.
To attend in person, you must provide proof of vaccination and wear a mask. The meeting will be held at the High Park Nature Centre located at 375 Colborne Lodge Dr, Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3. To attend via Zoom, please register below.
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Not to worry; Apocalypse Now is not being remade in our neighbourhood. But helicopters will be used nearby from mid May to mid June to control gypsy moths. You can check the interactive map at http://toronto.ca/lddmoth to find out where spraying will take place.
Spraying is weather-dependent and can only be initiated in specific weather conditions. As a result, specific spray dates will be confirmed 48 hours in advance and may be cancelled if conditions change.
No special precautions are required for residents in the spray zones, however, those wishing to avoid exposure can remain indoors during and immediately after the spraying. The insecticides that will be applied are not toxic to birds, humans, other mammals, adult moths, butterflies, bees and other insects and are approved by Health Canada for urban aerial use.
Toronto Engineering & Construction Services (ECS) will be rehabilitating the bridges on South Kingsway between Ripley Avenue and the Gardiner Expressway. This work will start May 16th 2022 with an end date of December 2022. For more information, click here.
Want to be a good Bloor West Villager? Learn about the do’s and don’ts for your lawn and how to grow pollinator-friendly by checking out tips here.
We’ve been advised that Toronto Hydro will be improving the electrical distribution system near our neighbourhood on Bloor Street West, between Pacific Avenue (West) and Dufferin Street (East). Work is expected to begin May 2022. For more information and a map of the work area please see the notice here.