New Blog

The St. Clair West Residents Association has been inactive for a while. I wrote for the blog but cannot moderate comments here. A new blog is up called West Toronto, which picks off where this one left off covering the neighbourhood. It’s my hope to revitalize community organization at a time when our neighbourhood has a lot of potential for growth and has issues that will need to be addressed. Organization is a route towards achieving a better community.

Visit westoronto.wordpress.com to read the new blog and to post comments, concerns, news, and announcements.

Holiday Train Coming to the Junction Today at 6:15PM

The train, 1,000 feet in length, will be arriving at the CP Rail Yard at 87 Ethel Avenue, just east of the George Bell Arena on Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. adorned with hundreds of thousands of LCD lights.

Meeting concerning the Bunge Redevelopment – October 6

Councillor Nunziata is hosting an Open House this evening regarding the redevelopment of the former Bunge site at 30 Weston Road. It’s at 7 PM at York Civic Centre.

Neighbourhood Event at the Park – Thursday, Sept 4 at 7PM

Division 12 Police invites everyone from our community to join them at the Maple Clair Park….the “big Park” on Gunns and Tarragona.  This is an annual event to meet your local police office reperesntatives and your neighbours.

Symes Road Closure – Construction Starts in September

I’ll wait to see it to believe, but according to a letter I received from Councilor Nunziata’s office, the city plans to complete the closure by October this year.

ST. Clair Gardens BIA Event – Sept 20th

St Clair Gardens BIA Seeks Vendors for its exciting Annual Corn Festival on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 12 noon-9pm.

We are looking for the following types of vendors:
• Arts and Craft
• Face painters
• Henna Artists
• Games Vendors
• Stuff Animals Vendors
• Portrait Artists and more

If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact the BIA office at
(416)656-1240 or e-mail info@stclairgardens-bia.com.
Interested vendors please contact us by August 5, 2008. Deadline for all vendors interested in participating in Festival: September August 5, 2008.

New York Pork Non-Update

The situation with New York Pork is status quo.  Based on a recent conversation I had with Councillor Nunziata’s office, the insurance investigation is on going but that the insurer will pay the property owner for damage.

The porblem is that the property has a mortgage, debts against the mortgage and partners and other lenders who don’t seem to get along anymore and can’t decide how to split up the money.  So eveything is in court limbo right now and because there is an outstanding legal matter, the city cannot move to clean up this eyesoar on Symes.