The ARECA Annual General Meeting was held Nov. 28/18 and was a great success. Members bid farewell to Tony Rizzuto who is leaving the Board and welcomed new Board Member Stuart Robertson.
We heard from Councillor-Elect Mike Colle who will officially be sworn in as our Councillor next week. Mike was well prepared for the meeting and addressed, the best he could given he is not officially a Councillor, the questions that were posed. Included in those:
- 346 Eglinton (Yitz’s) – a demolition permit has been issued. Appear it will be 9-storeys but all of the details have yet to be finalized with the City and the developer. Appears there will be more opportunity for the community to be involved.
- Avenue Road Pedestrianway – Speed limit dropped to 40 km/h earlier this year. Future and on-going evaluation is taking place to control the speed. Transportation services continue to evaluate requests at Glencairn, Briar Hill and Willowbank as well as timings for traffic signals to ensure adequate crossing times.
- NT Community Centre – Scheduled to re-open in the 1st quarter of 2019. Outdoor skating rinks will be closed for this season.
- Police Communications Tower – on Roselawn is now owned by the City and is a long-term project. Police have concerns for this being used as a park.
- Old Bank of Montreal site – At Yonge and Roselawn – proposal is at the OMB
- Eglinton Park – Lots of discussion and renewed push for lighting on pathways.
- Eglinton and Henning – Proposed development is at the OMB