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President's Report

By Hans Looije

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As we come up to another Annual General meeting, it is time to look back on the past year. There are three vacancies on the board due to directors not seeking re-election: Keith Schengili-Roberts, Mira Claxton, and Layton Stewart (after 29 years of continuous service), and last year we lost a tireless volunteer in Chris Blythe and are in need of new individuals who can volunteer their time to the community. The past year saw the BTRA involved with other resident associations in working with the Greater Beach Neighbourhood Association (“GBNA”) at the Ontario Municipal Board (“OMB”) appeals for the two developments at Queen and Woodbine. This was the first time that the BTRA has been involved in an OMB hearing. I would like to thank Dennis Wood and the whole Wood-Bull firm for their pro-bono work during the hearings.

John Ellis, fresh off his work on the Queen Street Visioning Study, has been busy with the revival of The Beach and East Toronto Historical Society, as well as extensive work with the Beach Heritage Conservation District Committee, which is seeking to preserve the heritage of Queen St. E. in the Beach

If you have not had a chance, try to get out to one of the Port Lands or East Gardiner Expressway meetings and voice your opinion on the massive developments planned just west of our area.