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The Beach Triangle Residents Association, Toronto, Ontario

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Stories from the Winter 2012 Newsletter

Queen East Urban Design Guidelines
The Visioning Study for Queen Street East in the Beach led by our councillor, Mary-Margaret McMahon, resulted in the formation of a Stakeholders' Advisory Committee (SAC), that met three times during the summer, augmented by three public meetings. The meetings were expertly facilitated by Swerhun & Associates, while James Parakh of the City Planning Department pulled the diverse opinions and ideas together into a plan ... [More]

Remembering Triangle Pioneers
Father Joseph Platt lived all of his life in the Beach, and most of it in the Triangle. According to his sister, Ursula Reid, herself now 91 years old, the family lived first on Columbine, then on the west side of Lockwood, then on Balsam, Leslie, back to Columbine, and finally back to Lockwood. In 2008 Father Platt was honoured ... [More]

Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant Neighbourhood Liaison Committee
The BTRA Board has been in attendance at meetings of the Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant. Neighbourhood Liaison Committee and the public meeting held on October 23rd. The city needs to replace the 60-year-old pumps that pump sewage into the treatment plant ... [More]

Traffic Chaos Coming
In April 2013 the TTC will start reconstruction of the Kingston road streetcar lines. This means that three of the four lanes of traffic will be closed in sections starting at the short turn loop near Queen and extending all the way to Victoria Park. There will be ... [More]

Chairperson's Report (Winter 2012)
In my second year as chair of the Beach Triangle Residents Association I thank all the volunteers who served on the board, and Jennifer Hamilton and Tanya Vancea who have left the board. I also thank the Triangle Community Group for the 2011 Funfest and 'Love Thy Neighbour' events that they organized. Some of the highlights of the past year include the following: ... [More]

Home History: 46 Dixon Avenue
46 Dixon is a handsomely renovated semi-detached house between Lockwood and Brookmount Avenues, the happy home of Anil Khera and his family. In looking for the history of the home and its first owners at the Toronto Archives, the Goads Atlas reveals that 46 Dixon was among the first ... [More]

Help Is Here @311
Have questions about city-related non-emergency services? 311 can help, Just dial 311 from anywhere in Toronto! Or send an e-mail! 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.... [More]

Checked Out the BTRA Website Lately?
In addition to this newsletter, the BTRA also hosts its own website, which can be found at: It's been around since 2006 and regularly attracts hundreds of visits every month.... [More]