Filming at 49 Ossington Avenue (Jan 8-9, 2013)

Toronto City Hall has received a request for permission to film a commercial.
If you have an issue with the filming request, please advise the office of Mike Layton.

More Details:

  • Filming starts: 1/8/2013 7:00PM
  • Filming ends: 1/9/2013 10:00AM
  • Location: 49 Ossington Ave (between QUEEN ST W and FOXLEY ST)
  • Project title: CRACKERFULS – 130108
  • Film company: PARTNERS FILM INC
  • Contact: Lawrence LaPianta, (416) 402-7452

For more information see:130108 49 Ossington Av_Crackerfuls

Jane’s Walk 2012 – Trinity Bellwoods Park

Jon Harstone, local historian and author of the book “Between the Bridge and the Brewery” (PDF here) has graciously agreed to lead the community in a Trinity Bellwoods focused Jane’s Walk for 2012. Here is what he has planned for the walk:

Trinity Bellwoods Park has many stories to tell; during the walk we will trace the route of Garrison Creek through the park, look for traces of buried bridges, discover the location of a Blockhouse that defended Toronto during the War of 1812, find evidence of the original Trinity College as well as several demolished houses, and visit a 200 year old Bitternut Hickory tree, one of the oldest trees in Toronto.


When: Sunday May 6, 1:30 PM, approx 2 hours.

Where: Northwest corner of Queen and Gorevale



Skating with Olivia Chow – Monday Feb 20, 3:30-4:30 PM Trinity Bellwoods rink

The Friends of Trinity Bellwoods Park are happy to cohost this skating event with the neighborhood’s elected federal representative, MP Olivia Chow, at the Trinity Bellwoods Rink. Come join us for skating and pizza (the latter courtesy of the Friends of Trinity Bellwoods Park). Northeast corner of Trinity Bellwoods Park, at Gore Vale Ave, just south of Dundas. Don’t forget your skates! See you on the ice!

Saving Bellwoods House

Former TBCA board member Liz Magner is representing the TBCA as well as St. Matthias Church on Wednesday at a city budget meeting to discuss cuts to the city’s 2012 budget that would close Bellwoods House. That’s a shelter for at-risk women located in the old rectory at St. Matthias Church at 45 Bellwoods Ave. The shelter and the community both benefit from the shelter’s location; the shelter’s eight women have the benefit of a quiet setting on a leafy street close to the park, and the community benefits from the diversity the women provide.

Liz writes: “It has been such a perfect fit for the [Bellwoods House] residents… We have found that over the years the women really appreciate the inclusiveness and the convenience to be able to a part of celebrations… The house also offers a lovely veranda and the garden for the residents’ use. I can’t think of any other set up for residents in this circumstance that offers such a peaceful and healthful atmosphere.”

The movement to save funding for Bellwoods House is attracting its share of media attention, which is great, and councillor Mike Layton is fighting to save it.

Learn more:

Excerpts from the Star:

For the eight battered women of Bellwoods House, the city’s proposed budget cuts will put them back on the street, exposed to lives of homelessness and abuse they were trying to escape.

Bellwoods House, a transitional care home for women 50 or older, near Bathurst and Queen St. W., is among three shelters set to close under Mayor Rob Ford’s recommended 2012 city budget.

If approved by council, the city will save $240,000 in 2012 and $117,000 in 2013, according to the budget.

“These women need a home,” said Trinity-Spadina Councillor Mike Layton at a community meeting on Sunday. “It’s not costing the city a lot of money.”

At the meeting, held inside Saint Matthias Anglican Church, adjacent to the shelter, roughly 40 parishioners, politicians and community members listened to the emotional testimonies of Bellwoods House residents.

Upcoming community-related events

A couple of great events coming up that neighbourhood residents may wish to attend:

Tuesday, Nov. 8: Park People meeting to discuss budget cuts at Sorauren Park. Learn more:

Instead of cutting park budgets and staff, what would you do instead? Park People has prepared a list of draft ideas that we’d like to present and discuss with people who care about our parks. Give us your feedback and provide input into an important report to be released in the coming weeks.

The evening starts with our hosts, the Sorauren Park Advisory Committee, giving a talk on the great projects and activities they’ve brought to their local park. The highlight will be discussing their plans for a great new town square in their park. Come and learn how they are moving forward on this very cool idea.

Thursday, Nov. 10: Community Visioning Charette with Councillor Layton.

To discuss future development in Ward 19 and help to create a development plan for the community. Heights, density, open spaces, uses, community benefits, streetscape improvements.

Thursday, Nov 10th
7pm to 9pm
Trinity Community Recreation Centre

RSVP to:
416 392 4009