The City is evaluating the movement of people, cars and bikes in our neighbouring High Park as part of broad strategy to rethink travel networks. It will have an effect on all of us. To learn more, click here.
The Toronto Star recently profiled our neighbourhood in this piece, explaining the virtues of a place we know so well.
Sewer work in and around Old Mill Drive has been plagued by issues of late, including an expensive, stuck machine deep underground. Read here to learn more including when things should return to normal.
The Stone Soup Network is reaching out to residents of Bloor West Village for volunteers to participate on their Steering Committee.
Since 2016, over $250,000 in donated goods and services have been shared with over 3,000 people struggling with poverty in our neighbourhood. Anne Marie Molher, a Steering Committee Member, would be happy to chat with you further about this Steering Committee Volunteer role or connect you with one of their Co-Chairs. She can be reached at 416-763-0870 or 647-627-1775. More information about the Network can be found here.
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.
Please find the Pre-Construction presentation here. Information is posted on the TTC website/social media. A mailer out was sent as well. Also, you can see the stage 1 and 2 construction notice here.
The notice outlines the impacts, including the closure of the Quebec Avenue entrance to High Park Station.
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.