2013 Trinity Bellwoods Community Centre Garage Sale – Registration & Event details

Trinity Bellwoods Garage Sale 2012***Update – May 23rd

The yard sale is now full and registration has now closed.  There is a wait list that has been set up, please call staff at the TRC to get on it at 416 392-0743

One of the hottest tickets in the park is the annual garage sale, and we expect that this year will be no different. This is the one day of the year where registered members of the community have an opportunity to sell their stuff at one of the most interesting garage sales in Toronto.

We expect that demand for the 2013 edition of the sale will once again be strong and are looking forward to the event. Don’t forget, before you schlep your stuff to the park to sell, you must pre-register for this event at the Trinity Community Recreation Centre. Space is extremely limited and spots are usually filled very quickly.


Registration for the 2013 Trinity Community Yard Sale opens up on May 13. On that date, flyers with an associated event barcode will be made available to patrons at the TCRC (Trinity Community Recreation Centre) front desk. Patrons will need to pay the event fee, which is $30.00 at the point of registration, and an additional $20.00 garbage deposit on the day of the event, which will be refunded to them at the end of the days event, provided that the participant meets the posted regulations regarding garbage. Should a participant withdraw from the event prior to the date of the event, they will receive a refund for the amount paid, less a $10.00 administration fee. Additional ways to register for this event include:

  • They can call 416 392-0743 and speak to a staff at the TCRC.
  • They can call 416 338-4386 and speak to a customer service representative.
  • They can use Touch Tone Registration as long as they are a P,F&R client and have a family and Client number, (which can be acquired through the Centre if they don’t have one)..They can call 416 338-0000.
  • Online registration – toronto.ca/torontofun and follow the link to Toronto FUN Online.
  • Once registered, you should call into the Centre (416 392-0743) as a followup to obtain the policies for the event

Garage Sale – Saturday June 15, 2013 – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

If you have any questions about this event, please contact staff at the Trinity Community Recreation Centre at 416 392-0743

Doors Open Toronto May 25 & 26, 2013

doors-open-torontoExplore Toronto’s Buildings The 14th annual Doors Open presented by Great Gulf offers residents and visitors an opportunity to take a peek behind the doors of nearly 150 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city on Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26, 2013.

This year’s theme is entitled ‘Creators, Makers and Innovators’ and features many older buildings that have been redesigned, re-invented and re-purposed into modern 21st century spaces that host collaborative teams of imaginative people who are creating new ways of thinking, making and doing.

Since its inception in 2000, Doors Open has attracted more than two million visits in nearly 600 unique locations across the city. It is Canada’s largest Doors Open event and one of the three largest Doors Open events in the world. Doors Open is produced by the City of Toronto in partnership with the broader community. A complete list of venues for 2013 will be released soon. visit http://www.toronto.ca/doorsopen/2013/ for updates.

Mark your calendars for May 25th and 26th, 2013.

TBCA March 2013 Meeting–Summary Minutes

TBCA_logo_RGB_noURLTampered Press, Dundas Street
Monday, March 25th, 2013
7:00 P.M.




  • Chair – Chris Walker
  • Ashley Da Silva – Councillor Layton’s Office
  • John Amorim
  • Amy Hamblin
  • Darlene Giroux
  • Ben Watt-Meyer
  • Antony Hilliard
  • Nico Koenig
  • Carol Keates
  • Liz Manger
  • Paula Capela
  • Craig Daniels
  • Ben Pakuts
  • Jason Alexander
  • Kelly Sinclair
  • Ross Burnett

Agenda for Evening:


  1. Dog Watering Station
  2. Shaw Bike Lane
  3. Richmond Street and Adelaide Street Bike Lanes
  4. 110 Palmerston


  1. MOCCA Redevelopment
  2. John Gibbson House
  3. Studio Bar
  4. Fresh Patio Update
  5. 109 Oz OMB
  6. Homegrown National Park

Dog Watering Station
Presented by Trena Cesario, City of Toronto

  • City of Toronto is now involved in the process.
  • Project application has been completed and is with City – waiting for approval or rejection.
  • Application will be evaluated by the City. A decision is expected before summer.
  • Under 50k, a project does not need to go through Council.  This project has donated approximately 7k.
  • Parks supervisor is supportive of the project.
  • Dog watering station model identified in the proposal is not one that the City typically deals with. TBCA asked whether we would be open to another model that is similar, but provided by a vendor that the City already works with.  It was agreed that the City can use an alternative model for the fountain.
  • Torontoparksandtrees.org lists all the projects that the City department is working with.
  • Torontoparksandtrees.org will be where donations can be made to the project in future.
  • Trina will investigate a new fountain option that integrates a human fountain and a dog fountain.

Shaw Street Contraflow Bike Lane
Presented by Nico Koenig and Anthony Hillard, Cycle Toronto

  • Presented on proposal for Contraflow Bike Lane on Shaw Street.
  • Route will be on east side of Shaw Street between King and Davenport
  • Route to be delineated by a mix of sharrows and contraflow method
  • Parking will be preserved on Shaw Street – no issues for parking
  • Shaw northbound will become narrower (east side)
  • Additional signage will be required
  • Cycle Toronto is looking for a letter of support from TBCA

Richmond Street and Adelaide Street Bike Lanes
Presented by Nico Koenig and Anthony Hillard, Cycle Toronto

  • Currently undertaking an EA for the implementation of dedicated bike lanes
  • Expected to be designed similar to Sherbourne Street
  • EA will propose alternatives to design
  • EA Process has just started
  • Meet once a months – contact ward19@cycleto.ca for more details

110 Palmerston Redevelopment Proposal
Presented by Chris Walker

  • Property that currently exists: 1 story, “Queen Anne Cottage” style. Will be adding 2 more stories (3 stories in total).
  • Developer is going before Committee of Adjustment to seek 6 zoning variances.
  • 20 metres is proposed new height.  Also seeking an increase in density (lot coverage), setback variance and use variance.
  • Use Variance ~ regarding how property is divided (both horizontally and vertically).
  • No height variance is required.
  • Adjacent residents are concerned with lack of backyard; loss of light and airflow, future use and possibility of further increase in density (to 6 units).
  • To address shadow, developer has cut back the third floor to reduce impact – could this be done further?
  • Cllr office will circulate new floor plans to TBCA (presented on 26th of March).
  • TBCA to consider drafting a letter to CofA expressing concerns with this proposal. To be further discussed.
  • Was postponed at CofA, but have not applied yet.

MOCCA Redevelopment

  • Proposal by Urbancorp for a 9 storey building.
  • 151 units proposed.
  • One large format retailer at grade.
  • Process is pre-application stage.
  • Public meeting yet to be scheduled.
  • City waiting for re-application and will then schedule a public meeting.
  • Significant concern from TBCA on design expression, contextual fit and overbuild of this site.

 West Queen West Heritage Conservation District Proposal (WQWHCD)

  • Ossington Community Association is proposing a WQWHCD and inviting TBCA to support them in a heritage conservation district for Queen Street West (west of Bathurst).

John Gibbson House

  • Tree was saved and ramp is to be redesigned (yay!).

Studio Bar, 824 Dundas Street
Presented by Chris Walker

  • Owner has issued a petition of support for the venue
  • Building permits are being applied for at moment
  • No liquor licence will be issued until building permits are issued

Fresh Patio Update

  • Redesign is going ahead.

HomeGrown National Park (David Suzuki) and the Urban Forestry Plan

HomeGrown National Park 
Idea is to trace Garrison Creek through the area >> Foundation is collecting ideas at this stage.  Ideas to be distilled through the process.

Urban Forestry Management Plan
Will identify public, private and street trees across the neighbourhood (age, condition, issues, etc).  Planned as a 2 to 5 year project.  Harbord Village completed a plan in 2008.  An example is on Harbord Village  website. Leadership for this projevt is still unclear.


Next TBCA Meeting is Monday March 25th, 7pm – 9pm
At the Tampered Press Café,
256 Crawford Street at Dundas St W.
Entrance on Dundas Street

Do Photo–Free Exhibit Exploring the History of Dundas Street West

DO-Photo2013The inaugural Do Photo exhibition gathers together over 50 neighborhood storefronts, each presenting a single large image in their window, which embraces the theme of nostalgia. The images collectively portray a unique story of the changing nature of the street through its built environment as well as individuals past and present, who have contributed to that story.

The photographs culled from neighborhood businesses and the City of Toronto Archives celebrate  the quirky, diverse, and ad hoc character of our street. We invite you to Do Photo – all month long, at any hour, on Dundas St West between Bathurst and Grace.

Dates: May 1 to May 31, 2013
Location: Dundas St W, between Bathurst and Grace Streets
Opening Reception: Saturday May 4th 4pm – 6pm, (free-various venues)

Presented by Do West- The Trinity Bellwoods on Dundas BIA

Patios for Hawker Bar, Bellwoods Brewery and Ward 19 Variances – April 24, 2013 Hearings

Three properties have filed for variances with the city’s committee of adjustment department, including Ossington’s Bellwoods Brewery and Hawker Bar. See below for further details. If these changes affect you be sure to attend the public hearing on April 24th and make your voice heard. See the resources below to learn more.

124 Ossington Avenue (Bellwoods Brewery): To maintain the restaurant use within the one-storey building and to construct a pergola with a retractable canopy over the patio to the front of the building.

124 Ossington Avenue Notice.pdf
124 Ossington Avenue Plans.pdf

164 Ossington Avenue (Hawker Bar): To construct an outdoor patio between the rear wall of the existing restaurant and the rear lot line.

164 Ossington Avenue Notice.pdf
164 Ossington Avenue Plans.pdf

222 Crawford Street: To construct a third storey addition and deck above the two storey rear portion of the existing row-house.

222 Crawford Street Notice.pdf
222 Crawford Street Plans.pdf