City Planning – Bathurst Land Use – Meeting Tonight!

via the City of Toronto Planning Department:

Planning Study Background

The City of Toronto has initiated a study to develop a built form and land use vision for Bathurst Street between Queen and Dupont Streets.

The purpose of this study is to develop a planning and urban design framework that addresses land use, built form, heritage, and the public realm.

This study emerged in response to recent development activity along Bathurst Street.

Bathurst Street plays a unique role as a boundary between the area our Official Plan identifies as “Downtown and Central Waterfront” and the rest of the city.

A land use and built form vision for the area needs to be developed to provide guidance to property owners proposing new developments, to inform City staff in reviewing applications for new developments, and to ensure that Bathurst Street reflects the community’s vision for the area.

City Planning is leading the project and has retained a consultant team to prepare the study. The success of this study depends on input from local residents who have an intimate knowledge of the area.

Bathurst Land Use and Built Form Study Map

What’s New:

You are invited to participate in two events to discuss the future of Bathurst Street:

Monday June 10 2013: Public Meeting from 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Sunday June 23 2013: Study Area Bus Tour and Design Day from 1:00-7:00 PM

Both events will take place at the College Street United Church at 452 Bathurst Street, northwest corner of Bathurst and College

Please RSVP to this invitation by contacting Ian Malczewski: at Swerhun Facilitation. If you are interested in participating in meetings but are unable to attend, please let us know so we can explore alternative meeting times for future meetings. We will share meeting summaries with all interested individuals. We look forward to speaking with and learning from you.

Contact Us:

To submit comments or questions, please contact:

Liora Freedman
Planner, Community Planning
City Hall, 18th Floor, East Tower
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

Tel: 416 338 5747
Fax: 416-392-1330

Save the Date – Canada Day 2013!

Canada FlagSave the date!

Come celebrate Canada Day on July 1, 2013 at Trinity Bellwoods Park, from 1 to 4 pm. The TBCA has partnered with a number of local organizations to hold a family friendly celebration in the park. Updates on the event will be posted over the next few weeks.

 Volunteers are welcome.

Please save the date and join us!

Event – Sat May 25, 2013 – 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Trinity Bellwoods Massive Yard Sale for the Cure

Another event that has become an annual tradition in the park is the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s Yard Sale for the Cure. This year’s event seems to be once again sponsored by 1-800-Got-Junk, and you can find the event page here .

All donations go to the foundation. I hope they paint the benches pink again.

Yard Sale for the Cure






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 – 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