Cedarvale Park meeting cancellation and update
I want to advise everyone that the follow up meeting scheduled for May 1 to discuss a residents’ proposal to form a tennis club for the courts in Cedarvale Park has been cancelled because the residents have withdrawn their proposal. Please help spread the word about this cancellation to your friends and neighbours.
I’ll take this opportunity to also let everyone know the results of another follow up meeting held on April 25 about the creation of a working group for a possible waterplay feature in Cedarvale Park. At this meeting the idea to form a Cedarvale Park Working Group (CPWG) was adopted. The CPWG will serve as an overall visioning group for the park, and will also explore the possibility of a waterplay feature. The CPWG will essentially take the place of the yet-to-be-formed, but previously noted “Friends of Cedarvale Park” group.
As a next step, my office will be setting up the first meeting of the CPWG. Please stay tuned to my e-newsletter for a meeting date. This meeting will be an important one that could decide the working group members, goals, next steps, etc. Also attending this meeting to help facilitate the process will be a Parks Department landscape architect, a Parks Department ravine naturalization specialist (who works with “friends of parks” groups) and a Live Green Toronto animator.
For more information or questions, please call my assistant Beth Gosnell at 416.392.7460
Public Consultation on the future uses for Casa Loma
Casa Loma is an iconic tourism and heritage landmark, designed by Canadian architect E. J. Lennox for use by industrialist Sir Henry Pellatt as his family residence. In August 2011, City Council created the Casa Loma Corporation for the purpose of managing the continuing operations of Casa Loma on an interim basis until its future ownership and management direction could be determined. The Casa Loma Corporation has begun a process of identifying and considering options. Consultations have already been held with a range of stakeholders. The Corporation is now seeking input from the public at large via an open session to be held at:
Public consultation on future uses of Casa Loma
Grace Church on the Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road
May 10, 2012
7:00pm – 9:30pm
Participants will be provided with background on Casa Loma and the current process for considering future uses. For those not able to attend the public session, materials will be posted at www.casaloma.org immediately following the meeting. These materials will include a form enabling you to provide your views and thoughts on future uses. The deadline for comments will be Thursday, May 17, 2012. All feedback received by this date will inform a report being prepared by the Casa Loma Board for City Council’s consideration.
For more information: 647-725-1827, www.casaloma.org
100 Mile Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch at the Artscape Wychwood Barns
The Wychwood Barns Community Association (WBCA) is very excited to announce that the Artscape Wychwood Barns will be home to their first ever 100 Mile Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch on Sunday May 13th, from 10am to 2pm and we are looking for willing and eager volunteers to help make this event a day to remember!
The 100 Mile Buffet menu will be created from ingredients sourced and purchased from the very supportive vendors of the Stop’s Saturday Farmer’s Market at the Wychwood Barns. Tickets are being sold in advance and our goal is to have 2 separate seatings of 200 people. This is definitely a challenging, (yet achievable) goal and we are hoping to have many hands available to ensure this event is a success!
The heart of this event revolves around wonderfully local and farm fresh food. The WBCA will need people to wash, cut, chop, peel, stir, flip, toss, serve, clear, seat, smile …………well, you get the idea. There will be over 300 eggs that will need cracking, where else could you get that opportunity? The Barns is definitely going to turn into a A Foodie’s Paradise for the day and the WBCA would love you to be a part of it.
Even if you are not a foodie, there are still many roles that will need to be filled. In the next few days the WBCA will be getting word of the event out in the neighbourhood through the delivery of printed materials to local shops, daycares, schools, community centres, etc. If you are a local walker who likes to drop into the many great storefronts in our area, this may be right up your alley. There are also event day roles that will not involve food. Things like set-up, ticket taking seating, errand-running………..the list goes on.
If you, or someone you know, may be willing to lend a hand for a few hours, please email Ruth Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, high school students are not only welcome, but encouraged to volunteer. All hours will go toward their community service.
Once again, many thanks for your time and we looking forward to hearing from you!
If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please go to http://guestlistapp.com/events/101199 or drop by the WBCA table at the Saturday’s Farmer’s Market between the hours of 8:30am and noon. All proceeds from this event will help support the Wychwood Barns Community Association and Wychwood Open Door.