Spring 2009

Police Liaison Report (Spring 2009)

Apr 15th, 2009 | By

The 55 Division Community Police Liaison Committee is made up of community volunteers and police service representatives who work together in identifying, prioritizing, and problem-solving local policing issues. Your BTRA Executive has actively monitored committee developments for many years. Among topics reported at recent meetings: Extra officers were brought on-board several weeks ago to deal
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Home History: The Hidden Twins… 1878 and 1880 Queen Street East

Apr 15th, 2009 | By

Two of the oldest houses on Queen Street in the Triangle, 1878 and 1880, are now almost totally hidden by urban growth. These houses show up clearly in the photo taken in about 1906 from the fire hall tower but now barely discernible. The c.1906 photo reveals only four buildings on the north side of
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No More Breathing Room: Speak Up or Hold Your Breath

Apr 15th, 2009 | By

By Karen Buck, Citizens for a Safe Environment (At the request of David Windrim, the BTRA Board invited Karen Buck to submit this article for the Spring 2009 Triangle Topics newsletter.) In 2004, 250 local residents filled the auditorium at the Fire Academy for presentation of the conclusions of the Biosolids Master Plan. The six
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Live Green Toronto Meeting a Great Success!

Apr 15th, 2009 | By

“What is a Community Animator?”, I wondered as I joined about 50 people representing a wide variety of community groups in registering at the Information Session sponsored by Councillors Sandra Bussin and Janet Davis at W.S. Stewart Library on May 4th. Martina Rowley, Community Animator for Live Green Toronto, took us through a review of
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Emerald Ash Borer Still Devastating Trees in Toronto

Apr 15th, 2009 | By
Emerald Ash Borer

By Terra McKenna The Emerald Ash borer is still devastating trees within the Toronto area and was recently (February 2009) detected in Hamilton, ON. The best way to keep our Ash trees safe from this insect is to limit transportation and use of Ash species from wood packaging, nursery stock, firewood and raw wood materials.
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Queen Condo – Community Consultation Meeting

Apr 15th, 2009 | By

The Community Consultation Meeting at the Beaches Library on March 23 was specifically with regard to “Application to Demolish Rental Housing”, related to the proposed condo development at 1862 to 1876 Queen East. Facilitators were Tine Major of City Planning and Noreen Dunphy of City Housing. The city has policies and by-laws to protect rental
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Volunteers Needed for 2nd Annual Beach Triangle Funfest: September 12, 2009

Apr 15th, 2009 | By

By Terra McKenna Due to the success of our 2008 Triangle Funfest, we will once again be holding the event in coordination with our local Beach partners. Keep an eye open for our flyer in your mailbox with all the exciting details! If you would like to help out with this annual event, please email:
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TTC Rush Hour Extension Proposal… Your Opinion is Requested

Apr 15th, 2009 | By

The BTRA Board has joined with other area residents associations (RA) in meeting monthly with the Beach Business Improvement Association (BBIA). An important item at the April 21 BBIA/RA meeting was a proposal from the TTC to increase the rush hour by two hours to 3:00-7:00 p.m., and perhaps the morning rush hour as well,
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Enthusiastic Residents Conduct Parking Poll

Apr 15th, 2009 | By

A committee of Triangle residents was brought together in April to conduct a poll on all interior streets in the Triangle to test resident interest in changing the one-hour parking limit, dating back to problems with Greenwood Race Track. Thanks to Peter Demarco and Laura Inward for survey design, to the eight enthusiastic canvassers, and
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