StART Mural Program: Financial Support to Deter Graffiti

The City of Toronto is launching a new program to help property owners who are victims of graffiti vandalism. The StART Support Mural Program will provide materials for the creation of art murals and graffiti art on walls visible from city streets that have a history of repeated graffiti vandalism.

The City will provide exterior paint in a full colour spectrum, application materials like brushes, rollers and paint trays and artistic quality spray paint, available in a variety of colours.

To participate in the StART Support Mural Program:

  • The applicant’s property must have received a minimum of one (1) Notice of Violation for Graffiti from the City of Toronto’s Municipal Licensing & Standards division;
  • The proposed location for the mural must be clearly visible from a city street; and
  • The property must be located within the City of Toronto.

Property owners must hire an artist independently and pay for any other costs related to the project, like equipment rentals or permits, if they are required. The StreetARToronto Artist Directory www.toronto.ca/streetart may be a helpful tool to find an artist.

More information about StART Support, including the preliminary application form is available at: www.toronto.ca/graffiti

Ward 19: Name Your Lane Project

Trinity_lanes_map_aerialThough well used, most of Toronto’s laneways don’t have a name. Ward 19 is no exception. If you have ever tried describing the location of something located in an unnamed lane, you’ll know that isn’t easy. This is especially troublesome if you need to report a fire or some other emergency taking place in a neighbourhood lane.

TBCA and Councillor Mike Layton would like to invite you to help name these lanes.

To participate: send your thoughts, ideas and comments to TBCA Chair Chris Walker chris.walker@trinitybellwoods.org or Ashley Da Silva adasilv2@toronto.ca from Councillor Layton’s officee.

To read more, see an open letter from Chris Walker and Mike Layton: Name Your Lane Project.

In the News: An article on the “Name Your Lane Project” was featured in the Toronto Star. To read the article, click here.

 

New Liquor Licence on Queen Street and Property Adjustments in Ward 19

 

New Liquor License for 869 Queen Street West
Please be advised that Registry Services has received notification that PITA NUTSO at 869 QUEEN STREET WEST has applied to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) for new sale-advertised (new liquor licence application).

Please contact the AGCO at (416) 326-8700 if you have any questions or concerns.

Property Adjustments Requested in Ward 19
Public hearings are taking place on February 19th, 2014 for changes proposed to the following properties:

98 ARGYLE
PURPOSE OF THE APPLICATION: To construct a new three-storey detached dwelling with a front porch, a rear deck and a rear third floor balcony.
MEETING DATE AND TIME DATE: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Committee Room 2, Second Floor, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St W, M5H 2N2

98 Argyle Notice
99 Argyle Plans

311 CLINTON
PURPOSE OF THE APPLICATION: To alter the existing 2½-storey semi-detached dwelling by constructing a front third-storey dormer addition, and a rear third-floor addition with third-floor deck.
MEETING DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Committee Room 2, Second Floor, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St W, M5H 2N2

311 Clinton Notice
311 Clinton Plans

About the Committee of Adjustment Public Hearings
Within the files above you will find instructions on how to submit your comments to the Committee of Adjustment and how to sign up to speak. If you have any questions or comments, please email councillor_layton@toronto.ca or call (416) 392-4009.

The Committee of Adjustment is comprised of citizen members and Councillors do not sit on this committee. They regularly hold public hearings to consider applications for minor variances, permission and consents. To learn more about the Committee of Adjustment please visit: http://www.toronto.ca/planning/comm_adj.htm

Free Family Day Skate at Christie Pits, Monday Feb 17, 2014

Lace up your skates and join your neighbours, MP Olivia Chow and I for some fun on the ice. Warm up post-skate with some hot chocolate and cookies.

Monday, February 17, 2014

9:00am -11:00am
Trinity Bellwoods Skating Rink
North East corner of Trinity Bellwoods Park
At Gore Vale Ave, south of Dundas St (map)

1:00pm- 3:00pm
Christie Pits Skating Rink
North West corner of Christie Pits Park
At Crawford St, north of Bloor (map)

TBCA Meeting Minutes, January 2014

 

Trinity Bellwoods Recreation Centre
Monday, January 27th, 2014
7:00 P.M.

Attendees:

  • Chair – Chris Walker
  • Ashley Da Silva – Councillor Layton’s Office
  • Bjarne Peterson
  • Ross Burnett
  • LJ Lahodynsktj
  • Dominic Valela

Agenda:

  1. Open Meeting

GENERAL DISCUSSION

Open Meeting:

  • 2-year term period for Board Membership concluded at end of November. Currently TBCA has 3 vacancies that need to be filled on in next election.
  • Chair is interested in maintaining this position, but he needs additional support to allow him to continue in this role. Chair to identify what specific types of additional support it is required – membership, promotion, web update, email filtering and re-responding, marketing, etc.
  • Clearer protocols need to be created and followed for promoting meetings to TBCA mailing list.  Notice should be circulated electronically via email one week prior to the meeting with a reminder email or facebook post sent out a couple of days prior to the meeting. This should include the agenda and potentially the newsletter.  TBCA should make better use of their electronic membership list.
  • Creating an SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) may be a way forward to help allocate responsibility and clarify process.  SOPs define tasks and duties and processes for the Board. May be useful to promote available positions.
  • An idea was presented to establish a TBCA Committee Structure based on themes, such as neighbourhood development, parks and public realm, crime and safety, media, community change, and so forth. Committees would then be tasked with responding to their area of ‘expertise’.  This would help share work load and relieve some of the Chair’s responsibilities.
  • It was noted by Cllr Office that TBCA geography is one of the largest – it may become more manageable if we were to reduce the boundaries of the area of study. Potentially focussing on area north of Queen St W.
  • It was also commented that community meetings could be more informal – to attract more residents. PARA (Palmerston Area Residents Association) is a good example of a residents association that makes sessions more informal.
  • Generally agreed that TBCA need to promote themselves more strongly and better utilize our existing membership lists – email blasts, regular updates to website, bi-monthly newsletters, email update list, meeting notifications.
  • Next Steps: Prepare newsletter that focuses on call out for action.  Request additional Board members with a clearly defined role.
  • Interim Board Meeting to be scheduled to discuss future of the Board, member gaps and roles.

 
Next TBCA Meeting is Monday March XXth, 7pm – 9pm
At the Trinity Bellwoods Recreation Centre,
PLEASE JOIN US!