Beach Triangle Residents Association: A History (1985-2015)

Dec 12th, 2015 | By | Category: Winter 2015

Formation
On Wednesday, January 23, 1985, a meeting was held at Corpus Christi Church Pastoral Education Centre, at 16 Lockwood Road to form the Beach Triangle Residents Association. The first board of directors included Sandra Jackson, President; David Windrim, Treasurer; and Layton Stewart.

All original directors subsequently moved away except Pat Silver and Brendan Morrissey. Layton Stewart retired from the board last year, after 29 years of service, and David Windrim retired due to illness this year, after 30 years of service. John Ellis is now the senior member, on the board since 1990. In 1994, Hans Looije and his wife joined the fight against the racetrack and, in 1997, Hans was elected to the Executive Committee (now ‘board’) where he serves to this day.

Commercial and Residential Development
Residents of the Triangle had been complaining about problems with Greenwood (formerly “Woodbine”) Race Track on the south side of Queen from Coxwell to Woodbine. The complaints included noise, litter, drunken horse players who urinated and vomited on people’s lawns, and who gambled that they could get away with parking across driveways rather than pay to park. Another major community concern was about absentee landlords and irresponsible tenants.

In 1987, the BTRA won city approval of by-laws to begin to govern rental housing. This marked the beginning of an interest in the implications of property development and the need for guidelines and controls that continues to the present day, the focus changing from private residential to commercial development on Queen Street East.

According to Sandra Jackson, who moved to Tillsonburg, the first big issue was off-street parking. “People were parking on their lawns – all over the place”, she said, “The city put cement barriers on the street verges.” John Ellis recalls finding a parking violation ticket on his car, which was parked in his driveway! “I appealed to the police, and they waived the ticket.

Next, I began a long campaign with our alderperson, Dorothy Thomas, and her staff to finally get a Driveway Parking licence as provided under some dusty, old, city by-law.” The problem was finally remedied by the approval of permit parking and limited front-yard parking.

The BTRA demanded one-hour parking limits and ‘tag-and-tow’ to deal with racetrack visitors parking on residential streets, and this was approved. With the race track gone, the BTRA supported a neighbourhood initiative in 2008 to bring in three-hour parking, approved in 2009.

Mrs. Jackson recalled that the BTRA had to raise money to take legal action against the race track, so a membership recruitment drive and polling was carried out in 1986-’87, with Street Captains appointed for almost every block. In 1989, as the newly-elected Chair, Pat Silver-Erlendson continued her powerful campaign against racetrack abuse of the neighbourhood. The lawyers who pleaded the BTRA case worked pro bono. The BTRA lost its case, despite most political figures supporting it, but the Beaches-Woodbine MPP, Marion Bryden, paid all costs. Bryden then moved a bill in the Ontario legislature, which received approval on second reading. The city prepared a draft regulation. In 1989, the Jockey Club cancelled Sunday racing at the track and, in 1994, announced intention to close the track altogether by 1996. This turned BTRA attention to the redevelopment of the property, with full participation in the Part II Official Plan Study through the Working Committee. David Windrim was the primary BTRA representative.

Also in 1998-2006, the BTRA was critical of the Market Value Assessment program.

Throughout its history, the BTRA challenged new liquor licenses as being damaging to the community. A poll on the off-track wagering facility on Queen at Eastern Avenue in 2000 confirmed overwhelming opposition, and the BTRA was able to obtain strict conditions on entrance age, on hours for sale of liquor, and prohibition of video lottery terminals. In 2005, the Greenwood Teletheatre applied for relief from some of the conditions on the hours of liquor sales, but the BTRA, with the help of Councillor Bussin, succeeded in persuading the teletheatre to withdraw its application.

In 2005, BTRA board members began regular meetings with the Beach Business Improvement Association to share views on common interests, such as traffic, air quality, event management (especially the Jazz Festival), TTC service, Woodbine Park, water quality, Official Plan and zoning. Unfortunately, the BIA discontinued these meetings in 2006.
Having had minimal effect on the commercial development on the south side of Queen Street in the early 2000’s, in 2008 the BTRA became very active in seeking to minimize the impact of condominium development on the north side. Concerns were expressed about ‘fit’ in the neighbourhood, construction noise and dust, and pressure on transit, utilities, and parking.

The association fully participated in the City Planning Steering Committee and public meetings in 2012 to bring in Urban Design Guidelines (UDG) for Queen Street from Coxwell to Nursewood, strongly supported by Councillor McMahon. Hope turned to dejection as it became clear that the UDG needed to be within the Official Plan to be effective, and development proposals that preceded the UDG need not be amended. Happily, the UDG are now within the Official Plan, but there is unlikely to be further development in the Triangle, regardless.

Although the BTRA won some concessions from the developer, including setback of upper floors, the One Rainsford and the 200 Woodbine condominiums don’t fully meet the UDG requirements, and result in the destruction of seven early homes (three of them among the first homes built in the Triangle) and one early retail building at the corner of Woodbine and Queen.

In 2011, as President of the BTRA, Hans Looije began focussing attention on development issues right across the Beach, developments that could become bad precedents.

Parks, Transit and Expressways
In 1998 the decision to create a festival area in the new Woodbine Park was strongly questioned, due to the lack of community consultation.
In 1999, the BTRA questioned the wisdom of city council in moving to remove the eastern portion of the Gardiner Expressway. There was division on the issue, with City Councillor Bussin saying that in removing the overhead structure “…we would be promoting an attractive gateway to our community”; while Metro Councillor Jakobek cautioned that “It is important that City Council not proceed with the demolition until proper traffic studies can be conducted and the public consulted with.” Beginning in 2010, the association participated in consideration of maintenance or further demolition of the aging Gardiner.

In 2010, the association obtained resident support, resulting in the TTC deciding not to proceed with expansion of rush hour service. In 2011, Chris Blythe focused concern on development of the Leslie Barns to service the new street cars. He persuasively contended that it is the wrong location and predicted all of the disruption that has since ensued.

Social Events
The first annual Lawn Sale was held on June 1st, 1985, advertised in the Toronto Star, the community newspaper, and by posters along Queen Street. A BTRA table was located at the corner of Lockwood and Dixon, selling hot dogs and cold drinks. This became a major, annual, community event that continued for 23 years. Not only did it enable residents to make their trash into someone else’s treasure, but it was also a social event where residents met or renewed acquaintances. It ended in 2008 when the Lawn Sale for the Cure adopted the same date as the Triangle event and residents began to direct donations to that worthwhile cause rather than to the residents’ association.

Other neighbourhood events were supported: dances (in the 1980’s, and Love Thy Neighbour dances held in February, 2008-2012), Halloween party (1989-1993), Christmas carolling, and Fun Fest afternoons for the whole family at the Corpus Christi Church parking lot (2008-2011), sponsored by Triangle Community Group. In 2015, the Bike Fest on Dixon Avenue was not only an important opportunity to learn about safe bike-riding, but was also a great social event for the whole family. These events were generously supported by neighbourhood retailers and services.
Beginning in 1999, the BTRA supported establishment and maintenance of a little garden in the triangular island at Dundas and Kingston Road (substantially redeveloped following replacement of underground infrastructure in 2014-’15) and supported a grant for the Circle of Trees project at the north-west corner of Woodbine Park. Over the years, the association actively supported Jeff Sloan Park in the Triangle.
Neighbourhood Watch was implemented in 2010 but the initiative died as the police developed refined electronic communication methods for alerting residents.

Neighbourhood Communications
Neighbourhood communications methods included the newsletter (originally published three to four times a year, now biannual) from 1985 to the present day, with paid neighbourhood advertising added in 1994. This revenue became the only revenue source to the present day. In 1988, Matt Clark won $50.00 for the winning entry in the Logo Design contest, with a black triangle showing the roads and avenues (this design was made less literal in 2001, as suggested by John Ellis). A team of volunteers delivers the newsletter to every home, and content is published on the web site. In 2000 an interest in Beach history surfaced, soon followed by regular articles on the history of the Triangle, Triangle homes and notable buildings, and on the Beach area.

In 2005 the Triangle Topics newsletter generated enthusiastic resident reaction due to an error! In sending the winter issue off to the printer in a digital format in the wee hours of a morning, John Ellis hit the wrong key in ordering the size of the paper. Instead of the 8 ½” x 5 ½” format that had been in use for fifteen years, he ordered 8 ½”x 11” format. It was so much easier to read and provided such better space for photos that many compliments were received. Increased ad revenue made the larger size affordable, so it has been in this format ever since.

Other community initiatives included door-to-door membership drives and flyers in the 1980’s and ‘90’s, public meetings, and a web site (2003 to the present day).

Other Triangle Initiatives
In 2004-’05, the BTRA supported Triangle residents in seeking a crosswalk on Woodbine near Columbine but not enough criteria were met for city action (one of which was at least three accidents per year over three years!). However, a renewed campaign in 2014, supported by Councillor McMahon, resulted in the crosswalk now in operation.

In 2005, the association closely monitored an effort by a young couple to make the alley off Kingston Road between Columbine and Rainsford into Bailey Lane and build the first laneway house in the area. Strong community opposition and concerns about emergency service access resulted in the project being rejected.

Support for bike lanes through the Triangle began in 2013 and, with the support of Councillor McMahon, was implemented along Dixon Avenue in 2015.

Association Development and Support
The BTRA supported the establishment and re-establishment of area residents’ associations (David Windrim was especially active in this), and the incorporation of the Greater Beach Neighbourhood Association (GBNA) in 2012, uniting the various residential associations in the area. In 2005, the association joined the Confederation of Regional Ratepayers Associations (CORRA) to participate in Toronto-wide representation of resident interests. The BTRA supported the Beach Lakefront Neighbourhood Association in their successful fight against a development that would have been most incongruent with the beach landscape. The establishment of a Heritage Conservation District in the Balmy Beach area was also monitored.

The Environment
The environment became a ‘hot topic’ as the BTRA joined other groups in opposing resumption of incineration at Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant, a struggle begun in 1999 and won in 2010.

Participation in the Treatment Plant Neighbourhood Liaison Committee began in 2003. Interest in redevelopment of the waterfront began in 1990, and an in ‘the urban forest’ began in 1994.

Spearheaded by David Windrim, in 1998-‘99 the BTRA was very active in calling for environmental monitoring of the effect of the new St. John’s Norway crematorium on the neighbourhood air quality. This morphed into strong pressure on governments to monitor overall air quality in our area, and move to control emissions. The city Right to Know by-law was discussed by David Windrim in 2010. The environment and waterfront development became a key portfolio for Chris Blythe in 1997 and, in 2004-2008, by Philip Knox. In 2006, the association joined with others in opposing the gas-fired power plant in the Port Lands. In 2010, John Ellis presented the possibilities of solar and wind energy, which were supported.

Police Liaison
Participation in the Police Liaison Committee (now “Community Police Liaison Committee”) began in 1994, including support for the Police Week Community Fair in Woodbine Park, and continues to the present day.

Conclusion
Why has the BTRA been so successful over such a long period?

  1. Defining Issues: The seriously negative impacts of the racetrack south of Queen Street and the Greenwood Teletheatre caused residents to band together.
  2. Ongoing Issues: Environmental concerns, including the Treatment Plant, incineration, air quality, public parks, and development issues, became targets for action.
  3. Core Veterans: People who ‘know the ropes’ and care enough to continue to volunteer guaranteed ongoing effectiveness.
  4. New Blood: People with new skills and enthusiasm not only offered fresh and expanded perspective but also pushed the ‘old fogies’ to work harder.
  5. Sense of Community: The newsletter and website, with local business and support, are major community relations builders, complemented by social events.

Appendix

BTRA Boards of Directors (“Executive Committee” 1985-2003)

1985:        Officers: President: Sandra Jackson; Treasurer: David Windrim; At Large: Wolf Kutnahorsky, Beth Bailey, Patricia (“Pat”) Erlendson (later “Pat Silver-Erlendson” and, later still, “Pat Silver”), Avril Jones, Layton Stewart, and Brendan Morrissey. There were 21 Street Reps.

1986-‘87: Officers: President: Layton Stewart; Past-President: Sandra Jackson (Other executive members yet to be found)

1987-‘88: Officers: President: David Windrim; Past-President: Layton Stewart; 1st Vice-President, John Wallace; 2nd Vice-President: Andrew Alleyne; Treasurer: Beth Bailey; Secretary: Wendy Tinkler; At Large: Pat Barry. Committee Chairs: Membership: Nancy Laurie; Newsletter: John Wallace; Parking: Gerry Henderson; Publicity: Pat Erlendson; Racetrack: Joanne Sulman; Social: Brendan Morrisey; Zoning: Andrew Alleyne

1988-‘89: (Yet to be found)

1989-‘90: Officers: President: Pat Silver-Erlendson; Past-Presidents: Layton Stewart, David Windrim; 1st Vice-President, Walter Rubino; 2nd Vice-President: Andrew Alleyne; Treasurer: Beth Bailey; Secretary: Barry Crowe. At Large: Pat Barry. Committee Chairs: Membership: Nancy Laurie; Newsletter: John Ellis; Parking: Liz Smith; Public Relations: Peter De Marco; Racetrack: Joanne Sulman; Social: Brendan Morrisey; Zoning: Andrew Alleyne

1990-‘91: (Yet to be found)

1991-‘92: (Yet to be found)

1992-‘93: Officers: President: Beth Bailey; Past-Presidents: Layton Stewart, David Windrim, Pat Silver-Erlendson; Titles unknown: Fil Papich, Craig Barden. Committee Chairs: Newsletter: John Ellis; Newsletter Distribution: Lisa Giannelia; Parking: Bruno DiFonzo; Public Relations: William Moore; Social: Marie Karastamatis; Zoning: Kevin Barrett

1993-‘94: Officers: President: Beth Bailey; Past-Presidents: Layton Stewart, David Windrim, Pat Silver-Erlendson; Titles unknown: Fil Papich, Craig Barden. Committee Chairs: Newsletter: Tracy Ellis; Parking: Bruno DiFonzo; Public Relations: William Moore; Social: Angela Minaker; Zoning: Kevin Barrett

1994-’95: Officers: President (“Chairperson”): David Windrim; Vice-President (“Vice-Chair”): Dick Allan; Treasurer: Layton Stewart; Secretary: John Ellis. Committee Chairs: Community Involvement (replaced Public Relations and Social): George Sloan; Newsletter: Shirley Stencell; Police Liaison (replaced Parking): Beth Bailey; Racetrack: David Windrim; Zoning: (?)

1995-’96: (Yet to be found, including lost newsletters)

1996-’97: (Yet to be found, including lost newsletters)

1997-’98: Officers: President (“Chair”): John Ellis; Vice-President (“Vice-Chair”): Unknown; Treasurer: Layton Stewart; Secretary: Hans Looije. Committee Chairs: Community Liaison: David Windrim; Gardiner/Lakeshore/Triangle Greenery: David Windrim; Greenwood & Environment: Chris Blythe; Membership: Edythe Gerrard; Newsletter Editor/Layout: Chris Blythe; Newsletter Publisher/Sales: Shane Ward; Police Liaison: Beth Bailey; Zoning: (?)

1998-’99: Officers: President (“Chair”): Chris Blythe; Vice-President (“Vice-Chair”): Unknown; Treasurer: Layton Stewart; Secretary: Hans Looije. Committee Chairs: Community Liaison: David Windrim; Gardiner/Lakeshore: David Windrim; Greenwood & Environment: Chris Blythe; Membership: Edythe Gerrard; Newsletter Editor/Layout: Laima Reiner; Newsletter Publisher/Sales: John Ellis; Police Liaison: Beth Bailey; Zoning: (?)

1999-’00: Officers: President (“Chair”): Chris Blythe; Vice-President (“Vice-Chair”): Unknown; Treasurer: Layton Stewart; Secretary: Hans Looije. Committee Chairs: Community Liaison: David Windrim; Gardiner/Lakeshore: David Windrim; Greenwood & Environment: Chris Blythe; Membership: Edythe Gerrard; Newsletter Editor/Layout: Chris Blythe; Newsletter Publisher/Sales: John Ellis; Police Liaison: Beth Bailey; Triangle Greenery: Lawrence Kerry; Zoning: Hans Looije

2000-’01: Officers: President (“Chair”): Chris Blythe; Vice-President (“Vice-Chair”): Edythe Gerrard; Treasurer: Layton Stewart; Secretary: Hans Looije. Committee Chairs: Community Liaison: David Windrim; Environment: Jim Edwards; Forestry: Lawrence Kerry; Gardiner/Lakeshore: David Windrim; Membership: Edythe Gerrard; Newsletter Editor/Layout: Chris Blythe; Newsletter Publisher/Sales: John Ellis, John McKay; Newsletter Research/Distribution: David Windrim; Phone Captain: Jim Edwards; Police Liaison: Beth Bailey; Triangle Greenery: Lawrence Kerry; Zoning: Hans Looije

2001-’02: Officers: President (“Chair”): John Ellis; Vice-President (“Vice-Chair”): Edythe Gerrard; Treasurer: Layton Stewart; Secretary: Hans Looije. Committee Chairs: Community Liaison: David Windrim; Forestry: Lawrence Kerry; Gardiner/Lakeshore: David Windrim; Membership: Edythe Gerrard; Newsletter Advertising: John Ellis; Newsletter Editor: John Ellis; Newsletter Distribution: Chris Blythe, David Windrim; Phone Captain: Jim Edwards; Police Liaison: Beth Bailey(?); Zoning: Hans Looije

2002-’03: Officers: President (“Chair”): John Ellis; 1st Vice-President (“Vice-Chair”): Lawrence Kerry; 2nd Vice-President (“Vice-Chair”): Edythe Gerrard; Treasurer: Layton Stewart; Secretary: Hans Looije. Committee Chairs: Community Liaison: David Windrim; Forestry: Lawrence Kerry; Harbourfront: Chris Blythe, David Windrim; Newsletter Advertising: John Ellis; Newsletter Editor: Keith Schengili-Roberts; Newsletter Distribution: Chris Blythe; Phone Captain: Jim Edwards; Police Liaison: Beth Bailey; Zoning: Hans Looije

2003-’04: Officers: President (“Chair”): John Ellis; 1st Vice-President (“Vice-Chair”): Lawrence Kerry; 2nd Vice-President (“Vice-Chair”): Edythe Gerrard; Treasurer: Layton Stewart; Secretary: Hans Looije. Committee Chairs: Community Liaison: David Windrim; Forestry: Lawrence Kerry; Gardiner/Lakeshore: Chris Blythe, David Windrim; Newsletter Advertising: Ingrid Furtado; Newsletter Editor: Keith Schengili-Roberts; Newsletter Distribution: Chris Blythe; Phone Captain: Jim Edwards; Police Liaison: Beth Bailey; Webmaster: Steve Erochko; Zoning: Hans Looije

2004-’05: Officers: President (“Chair”): John Ellis; 1st Vice-President (“Vice-Chair”): Ingrid Furtado; 2nd Vice-President (“Vice-Chair”): Lawrence Kerry; Treasurer: Layton Stewart; Secretary: Hans Looije. Committee Chairs: Community Liaison: David Windrim; Environment: Philip Knox; Forestry: Lawrence Kerry; Newsletter Advertising: Ingrid Furtado; Newsletter Editor: Keith Schengili-Roberts; Phone Captain: Steve Erochko, Jim Edwards; Police Liaison: Beth Bailey; Webmaster: Steve Erochko; Zoning: Hans Looije

2005-‘06: Officers: President (“Chair”): Ingrid Furtado; 1st Vice-President (“Vice-Chair”): John Ellis; 2nd Vice-President (“Vice-Chair”): Lawrence Kerry; Treasurer: Layton Stewart; Secretary: Hans Looije; At Large: Marco Clementoni. Committee Chairs: Community Liaison: David Windrim; Environment: Philip Knox; Greenery: Lawrence Kerry; Newsletter Advertising: John Ellis; Newsletter Editor: Keith Schengili-Roberts; Police Liaison: Deborah Etsten; Webmaster: Keith Schengili-Roberts; Zoning: Hans Looije

2006-’07: Officers: President (“Chair”): Ingrid Furtado; 1st Vice-President (“Vice-Chair”): John Ellis; 2nd Vice-President (“Vice-Chair”): Keith Schengili-Roberts; Treasurer: Layton Stewart; Secretary: Hans Looije; At Large: David Windrim. Committee Chairs: Community Liaison: David Windrim; Environment: Philip Knox; Forestry: Vacant; Newsletter Advertising: John Ellis; Newsletter Editor: Keith Schengili-Roberts; Police Liaison: Deborah Etsten; Webmaster: Keith Schegili-Roberts; Zoning: Hans Looije

2007-’08: Officers: President (“Chair”): Ingrid Furtado; 1st Vice-President (“Vice-Chair”): John Ellis; 2nd Vice-President (“Vice-Chair”): Keith Schengili-Roberts; Treasurer: Layton Stewart; Secretary: Hans Looije; At Large: Edythe Gerrard, Terra McKenna, David Windrim,. Committee Chairs: Community Liaison: David Windrim; Environment: Philip Knox; Forestry: Terra McKenna; Newsletter Advertising: John Ellis; Newsletter Editor: Keith Schengili-Roberts; Police Liaison: Deborah Etsten; Webmaster: Keith Schengili-Roberts; Zoning: Hans Looije

2008-’09: Officers: President (“Chair”): Ingrid Furtado; 1st Vice-President (“Vice-Chair”): John Ellis; 2nd Vice-President (“Vice-Chair”): Keith Schengili-Roberts; Treasurer: Layton Stewart; Secretary: Hans Looije; At Large: Edythe Gerrard, Terra McKenna, David Windrim,. Committee Chairs: Community Liaison: David Windrim; Environment: Vacant; Forestry: Terra McKenna; Newsletter Advertising: John Ellis; Newsletter Editor: Keith Schengili-Roberts; Police Liaison: Chris Blythe; Webmaster: Keith Schengili-Roberts; Zoning: Hans Looije

2009-’10: Officers: President: Ingrid Furtado; 1st Vice-President: John Ellis; 2nd Vice-President: Keith Schengili-Roberts; Treasurer: Layton Stewart; Secretary: Hans Looije; At Large: Edythe Gerrard, Terra McKenna, David Windrim, and Tanya Vancea. Committee Chairs: Community Liaison: David Windrim; Environment: Chris Blythe; Forestry: Terra McKenna; Neighbourhood Watch: Tanya Vancea; Newsletter Advertising: John Ellis; Newsletter Editor: Keith Schengili-Roberts; Police Liaison: Chris Blythe; Webmaster: Keith Schengili-Roberts; Zoning: Hans Looije

2010-’11: Officers: President: Hans Looije; 1st Vice-President: John Ellis; 2nd Vice-President: Chris Blythe; Treasurer: Layton Stewart; Secretary: Jennifer Hamilton; At Large: Edythe Gerrard, Keith Schengili-Roberts, Shari Smith-Doudelet, and Tanya Vancea. Committee Chairs: Community Liaison: David Windrim; Environment: Chris Blythe; Forestry: Terra McKenna; Neighbourhood Watch: Tanya Vancea; Newsletter Advertising: John Ellis; Newsletter Editor: Keith Schengili-Roberts; Police Liaison: Chris Blythe; Webmaster: Keith Schengili-Roberts; Zoning: Ingrid Furtado

2011-’12: Officers: President: Hans Looije; 1st Vice-President: John Ellis; 2nd Vice-President: Chris Blythe; Treasurer: Layton Stewart; Secretary: Jennifer Hamilton; At Large: Edythe Gerrard, Keith Schengili-Roberts, Shari Smith-Doudelet, and Tanya Vancea. Committee Chairs: Community Liaison: David Windrim; Environment: Chris Blythe; Forestry: Jennifer Hamilton; Neighbourhood Watch: Tanya Vancea; Newsletter Advertising: Shari Smith-Doudelet; Newsletter Editor: Keith Schengili-Roberts; Police Liaison: Chris Blythe; Webmaster: Keith Schengili-Roberts; Zoning: Ingrid Furtado

2011-’12: Officers: President: Hans Looije; 1st Vice-President: John Ellis; 2nd Vice-President: Chris Blythe; Treasurer: Layton Stewart; Secretary: Jennifer Hamilton; At Large: Mira Claxton, Edythe Gerrard, Keith Schengili-Roberts, and Tanya Vancea. Committee Chairs: Community Liaison: David Windrim; Environment: Chris Blythe; Forestry: Tanya Vancea; Neighbourhood Watch: Tanya Vancea; Newsletter Advertising: John Ellis; Newsletter Editor: Keith Schengili-Roberts; Police Liaison: Chris Blythe; Webmaster: Keith Schengili-Roberts; Zoning: Keith Schegili-Roberts

2012-’13: Officers: President: Hans Looije; 1st Vice-President: John Ellis; 2nd Vice-President: Chris Blythe; Treasurer: Layton Stewart; Secretary: Mira Claxton; At Large: Edythe Gerrard, Bill Hurst. Committee Chairs: Community Liaison: David Windrim; Environment: Chris Blythe; Forestry: Mira Claxton; Neighbourhood Watch: Mira Claxton; Newsletter Advertising: John Ellis; Newsletter Editor: Keith Schengili-Roberts; Police Liaison: Chris Blythe; Webmaster: Keith Schengili-Roberts; Zoning: Bill Hurst

Chris Blythe died October 1, 2013, at only 59 years of age, after 15 years of service.

2013-’14: Officers: President: Hans Looije; 1st Vice-President: John Ellis; 2nd Vice-President: Keith Schengili-Roberts; Treasurer: Layton Stewart; Secretary: Lynn Wilson; At Large: Mira Claxton, Edythe Gerrard, Bill Hurst, Laura Inward, David Windrim. Committee Chairs: Community Association Liaison: Hans Looije; Environment: Vacant; Forestry: Mira Claxton; Neighbourhood Watch: Mira Claxton; Newsletter Advertising: John Ellis; Newsletter Editor: Keith Schengili-Roberts; Police Liaison: Mira Claxton; Webmaster: Keith Schengili-Roberts; Zoning: Bill Hurst

Layton Stewart retired from the board in 2014 after 29 years of service.

2014-’15: Officers: President: Hans Looije; 1st Vice-President: John Ellis; 2nd Vice-President: Keith Schengili-Roberts; Treasurer: Patricia Blythe; Secretary: Lynn Wilson; At Large: Mira Claxton, Edythe Gerrard, Bill Hurst, Laura Inward, David Windrim. Committee Chairs: Community Association Liaison: Hans Looije; Environment: Vacant; Forestry: Mira Claxton; Neighbourhood Watch: Mira Claxton; Newsletter Advertising: John Ellis; Newsletter Editor: Keith Schengili-Roberts; Police Liaison: Mira Claxton; Webmaster: Keith Schengili-Roberts; Zoning: Bill Hurst

David Windrim retired from the board in 2014 after 30 years of service.

2015-’16: Officers: President: Hans Looije; 1st Vice-President: Laura Inward; 2nd Vice-President: Edythe Gerrard; Treasurer: Patricia Blythe; Secretary: John Ellis; At Large: Areej Hasso, , Sue Smart. Committee Chairs: Community Association Liaison: Hans Looije; Environment: Vacant; Forestry: Vacant; Newsletter Advertising: John Ellis; Newsletter Editor: Keith Schengili-Roberts; Police Liaison: Hans Looije; Webmaster: Keith Schengili-Roberts; Zoning: Vacant

 

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