Dear HVVRA members
As we welcome spring, we are pleased to send you our latest newsletter. We hope you find the content useful and interesting. It’s that time of year when we ask you to renew your membership for 2023! If you have not already done so, please renew yours today with the link at the bottom of the newsletter. The more members we have, the louder our voice!
The HVVRA Board of Directors
A Discussion with Toronto’s Candidates for Mayor: Etobicoke
HVVRA resident, and our former City Councillor, John Campbell, has organized a discussion with some of the front runners for Mayor. To help inform the questions, he is inviting HVVRA residents to complete a short survey, which can be found <here>.
The discussion will take place on Thursday, June 8 at Martingrove Collegiate Institute, 6.30-8.30 pm. Seating is limited so please reserve your spot <here>.
Since early 2020, the HVVRA Board of Directors’ meetings have all been conducted virtually, on ZOOM. The Directors of the Board were thrilled to meet in person for the first time in nearly 3 years on March 22nd, 2023. Wine and cheese, compliments of the Director hosting the meeting, added to the celebratory mood, and stimulated creative thinking as we conducted the meeting.
1. We agreed to add a QR code to our printed materials, beginning with the flyer that is currently being delivered to every household in Humber Valley Village and posted in the lobbies of 38 apartment/condominium buildings. This QR code will provide a quick and easy way to be directed to the HVVRA website.
2. An idea to have map geared to new residents, posted on our website.
Hats off to Paul Dalglish, Treasurer, and Director George Kostiuk, who ran with the idea. Together, they have created a Points of Interest map that highlights points of Interest in our community (parks, trails, plazas, coffee shops, to name a few.) Check out the interactive map on our website www.hvvra.ca.
3. We are exploring the feasibility of installing plaques for the Humber Valley Village markers engraved with a QR code that residents can use to access the website resources.
4. We have preliminary plans to hold a community event for kids of all ages in the fall. Stay tuned!
Metro Linx/Eglinton Crosstown West Extension Update
A member of the HVVRA attended the recent community update from the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension Construction Liaison Committee at the Richview Public Library on Thursday April 27th.
Multiple project representatives were there to report on the status of the project and answer questions.
The extension of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT will run 9.2 kilometres from the future Mount Dennis LRT station to Renforth Drive and will operate mainly underground.
The progress of the tunnel boring machines has been good, and the two tunnels are on schedule. See metrolinx.com/eglintonwest to see the project and station map and the progress of the boring machines to date.
Metrolinx has made a commitment to replace any trees that are lost or damaged during construction. The playing fields at the reservoir will also be repaired and upgraded when project construction safely allows.
We were told the alignment changes to Eglinton Ave and traffic congestion at Scarlet Road and Eglinton should be improving during the fall months.
Metrolinx has just opened a community office located at 326 Scarlett Road (just north of Edenbridge and Scarlet Rd on the west side). Phone number is 416-202-8001.
As many of you are aware traffic can be quite backed up both east and west bound on Edenbridge Drive at Royal York Rd. during rush hour. This issue became more significant after the meeting date, so we reached out to the community contact at firstname.lastname@example.org . The organization was very quick to respond. They are aware of the traffic problems and will bring it up at their organizational meeting.
Keep our roads safe for everyone! (Dogs, cats, and squirrels too.)
PICK UP after your pet!
Please place your pet’s waste in city garbage cans or bring it home-don’t put in other people’s bins! Did you know the city won’t pick up yard waste if they see a dog waste bag on top? Please be a good neighbour and dispose of the waste properly.