Keep Ossington Lovable – Ossington Community Association Fundraiser

Ossington Ave signThe OCA is fundraising to preserve the cityscape that is has made Ossington such a popular destination in the city. In the words of the OCA:

“Ossington is a charming, walkable, character-rich destination that draws visitors locally and from around the GTA, and has been written up in the Guardian and the New York Times.

Unfortunately, the condo industry will put their oversized, dominating, boring buildings and chain stores wherever they can make the most money.

We care about preserving the cool unique places in Toronto that make it a fun and interesting city. We think it would be too bad if it all became homogenized. We think Ossington in particular is worth saving.

That’s what we’re fundraising for.”

To donate, visit

Event: April 13, 2013 – City of Toronto Community Environment Day – Trinity Bellwoods

The City of Toronto will be hosting a Community Environment Day in our neighbourhood on Saturday April 13! These events are a great opportunity to dispose of some unwanted items that may have been collecting around your home! Additionally, the City gives away free compost and green bins. Some of the items you can dispose of are listed on the City’s website and include:

Drop off for recycling or proper disposal

  • Computer Equipment & Peripherals
    (e.g., desktops, laptops, hand-held portables, monitors, printing devices, etc.)
  • Audio/Visual Equipment & Peripherals
    (e.g., telephones, cell phones, pda’s and pagers, cameras, small TVs, radios,  receivers, speakers, tuners, equalizers, turntables, projectors, recorders, DVD players and VCRs, etc.)
  • Household Hazardous Waste
    (e.g., cleaning supplies and solvents, motor oil, paint, batteries, old/unused medication, mercury thermometers/thermostats, pesticides, fluorescent and compact fluorescent bulbs, propane tanks, etc.)

There’s a rumour that the Friends of Trinity Bellwoods Park will be there serving up hot dogs as well!

Event Details

  • Saturday April 13, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Along east side of Shaw St. (just south of Dundas St. W.)

 Trinity Bellwoods Community Event Calendar

Committee of Adjustment Public Notices – Hearings on Wednesday April 10, 2013

Spring construction is in the air! Seven properties have filed for adjustments. See below for further details. If these changes affect you be sure to attend the public hearing to learn more and make your voice heard.

15 Crocker Avenue: To alter the existing 1½-storey row house by constructing a second storey addition over the existing one-storey addition at the rear.

15 Crocker Avenue Notice.pdf

146 Strachan Avenue: To obtain consent to sever the property into two residential lots. These then will face onto Strachan Avenue and Massey Street, respectively. The resulting properties will each hold a three story dwelling.

146 Strachan Avenue Notice Consent.pdf
146 Strachan Avenue Notice Part1.pdf
146 Strachan Avenue Notice Part 2.pdf

178 Manning Avenue: The existing dwelling is a two-storey row house. Conversion of the attic space to habitable space and the construction of stairs; and, of a third floor dormer addition, will result in a three storey row house.

178 Manning Ave Notice.pdf

221 Markham Street: To legalize and maintain a third floor addition.

221 Markham St Notice.pdf

259 Dovercourt Road: To maintain the existing 2½ storey semi-detached dwelling fronting onto Dovercourt Road and to construct a twostorey
pair of semi-detached dwellings and a two-storey detached dwelling on the rear portion of the lot.

259 Dovercourt Rd Notice.pdf

750 Crawford Street: To permit construction of a 3 story rear addition. Also to construct a basement apartment with access from below the existing front porch.

750 Crawford St notice.pdf

775 King Street West: To maintain the as-built dimensions of 74 parking spaces within the underground garage.

775 King St W Notice.pdf

Free Income Tax Services in Ward 19–RSVP before April 2nd

Microsoft Word - Income Tax Poster _EN_.docEach year experienced certified accountants volunteer to help thousands of lower-income Ontarians by preparing their income tax returns, free of charge. If your gross income is under $30,000, you are eligible.



  • Thursday, April 4th (6pm-9pm)
  • Friday, April 5th (6pm-9pm)


  • Scadding Court Community Centre
  • 707 Dundas Street West (at Bathurst)

RSVP: Before April 2nd, 2013

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