Enjoying Trinity Bellwoods Park This Summer

park bench trinityThe TBCA recently met with Michael Muir, the 14 Division Police Constable that is responsible for patrolling Trinity Bellwoods Park.

He has served this role for the past three summers, over which he has experienced a lot of responsible behaviour as well as other behaviour that has threatened the enjoyment of the park for others.

For the summer of 2015, the patrol of the park will be known as “Project Growler” and will represent a continuation of the preventative approach, with flyers being handed out and warnings being given, rather than a blanket ticketing approach.

Mr. Muir will be looking for any behaviour that is blatantly in violation of the laws and regulations governing the park. In addition, Park Ambassadors and City staff (Bylaw enforcers, and Animal Services inspectors) will also be monitoring the park to ensure respectful behaviour that fosters the fair and shared use of the park.

Please use your discretion to avoid receiving one of the following fines:

$360 – for allowing a dog to run at large (outside of the posted off-leash area)
$360 – for consuming, selling or serving alcohol in the park without a permit
$360 – for smoking within 9m of a sports field, playground, or other smoke-free area
$260 – for creating a nuisance or interfering with other’s enjoyment of the park
$235 – for urinating in the park

If you have any questions or concerns or would like to report a park-related incident, please feel free to contact:

Police Constable Michael Muir

Please enjoy the park responsibly and have fun this summer!


Be the First to See Fort York Bridge Designs (June 2, 2015)

Attend the community meeting on June 2 see the design concepts for the Fort York Bridge.

  • Fort York Bridge Community Meeting
    Tuesday, June 2 – 6:00 p.m.
    Fort York Visitor Centre, 250 Fort York Boulevard (map).

fort york bridgeThe Fort York pedestrian and cycling bridge will be a key piece of infrastructure in our ward. It will link people by foot and bike from Wellington, across to the Ordnance Triangle and Liberty Village, to Fort York – tying together our parks, historic sites, and communities.

This meeting will be your opportunity to view the three proposed designs, ask questions of the design teams, and provide your comments on each.

The meeting format will be as follows:

  • An informal open house from 6:00pm until 6:30pm to allow community members to view the proposed designs and provide their comments.
  • Between 6:30pm and 8:30pm, each of the three design teams will have 15 minutes to present their design and will be available to answer any questions.
  • The informal open house will resume at 8:30pm until 9:00pm to allow community members to review the boards and provide any final comments.

The comments received by the end of the meeting will be summarized and submitted to the project Evaluation Committee the following day.

Please note: there will not be an online opportunity to provide comments on the designs. If you’d like to have a say, please attend this meeting to make your voice heard.

The first Community Information Meeting was held on January 8, 2015. For more information about the project please visit fortyorkbridge.mmm.ca.

Download a PDF of the Meeting Notice here.


Dundas West Fest – a Street Festival with Markets, Music and More (June 6, 2015)

The Dundas West BIA and the Little Portugal BIA have come together to present a full day filled with fun family events to celebrate the entire community.

The Dundas West Fest stretches across 12 city blocks and features 3 stages, 6 busker areas, over 40 patios, and shopping at over 200 different vendors, including a curated vintage and handmade market. But more than just the numbers, the festival has food and music that can be enjoyed by the whole family, and special activities for children.

This year’s vendors and performers are listed here.

Key details about the event:

Date: June 06, 2015
Location: Along Dundas West between Lansdowne and Roxton
Ticket Pricing Method: Free
Audience: All ages
Phone: 416-540-6750

Help Shape Toronto’s Noise Bylaws: Public Consultations in June

noise-night-club-dancingThe City of Toronto is undertaking a review of the Noise Bylaw. The goal of the review is to ensure that the bylaw is modern, up-to-date and easy for residents, property owners and business to understand.

Public consultation meetings will be held to present findings from a noise survey conducted earlier this spring and to gather additional input from stakeholders and the public. More information about this review can be found through the noise webpage.

The dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday, June 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. City Hall, Committee Room 2
  • Wednesday, June 24 from 6 to 8 p.m., North York Civic Centre, Committee Room 3

We would welcome you to forward this information along to your resident members. Any questions for requests for further information can be directed to:

Jessica Walters, Senior Policy and Research Officer
Municipal Licensing and Standards
416 392 8794

Learn About Upcoming Ward 19 Events: See the Trinity Bellwoods Calendar

calendarThe Community Calendar for Ward 19 is filling up. Learn about what is happening in our neighbourhood. In the coming weeks, you can look forward to:

Tuesday Farmer’s Markets; Young Composers’ Workshop Concerts; an upcoming Park Day (free compost!); and the Dundas West Fest.

For more info on these events and more, see the Calendar, which is updated regularly.