IMPORTANT PHCA E-UPDATE – JULY 17, 2012
Friends and Neighbours,
On behalf of the Parkview Hills Community Association (PHCA), we want to remind you of an upcoming community meeting taking place on Wednesday regarding the proposed development at 1401 O’Connor Drive, which is the site of the O’Connor Bowl.
We have also been informed of another community meeting regarding the future of 54 Division. We encourage you to fill out the attached survey.
With respect to our local 91A bus, and after discussions with the Toronto Transit Commission, transit riders are hopefully experiencing better bus service. The schedule recently changed, but the signage on the post at Aspen and Parkview Hill Cres. was never modified. At the request of the PHCA, the TTC has reinstated the layover bus stop near Aspen, which means the buses are to be operating on time.
Finally, the PHCA has been working closely with 54 Division regarding some recent community safety incidents. Some of our neighbours have been unfortunate victims of vandalism. Many houses have been egged and it’s time we step up. Please take a moment to read our community safety update below.
As always, please contact us by e-mail if you have any comments, questions or concerns.
Justin Van Dette
Parkview Hills Community Association
Community Meeting: Proposed Development at 1401 O’Connor Drive – O’Connor Bowl
Wednesday, July 18, 7 pm – Gordan A. Brown Middle School Cafetorium, 2800 St. Clair Ave. E.
City of Toronto Planning Staff will be available to explain the proposed development of a new condo building at 1401 O’Connor Dr. A copy of a staff report that went to Toronto-East York Community Council is attached for information purposes.
COMMUNITY SAFETY UPDATE
Following up from our Community Safety Meeting with 54 Division a few months ago, several residents have been victims of vandalism. Many houses have been egged, bottles and glasses have been smashed on the middle of the street and so many have wondered what’s happening to our neighbourhood. The PHCA have had ongoing discussions with 54 Division and they have asked us to communicate the following:
Always lock your car doors. Many residents are continuing to leave their doors unlocked.
If you see something suspicious, pick up the phone and call 9-1-1. If it doesn’t seem to be an emergency, call Toronto Police at 416-808-2222
Some residents are not reporting criminal activity to the police. Examples like houses that are being egged or cars that are being broken into, should be reported immediately. This information helps the police develop a plan.
With our recent discussions, the police will be doing more overnight patrols and monitoring loitering in the school yard and parks.
WE WANT TO KNOW…
As the PHCA prepares to launch a Neighbourhood Watch, we will need your help and support. To pass along important information to the police, we are collecting addresses of houses in the neighbourhood who have been egged and/or had their cars broken into. If this is you, please consider clicking REPLY to this message and providing us with your address and when this happened to you.
CHECK OUT THE PRELIMINARY REPORT ON RE-ZONING (click on link below):
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