What a year it’s been in Bay Cloverhill! A staggering 60 events in the neighbourhood, from parades to protests to memorials. 1 building completed, 2 more under construction, 6 developments approved and 4 more projects in the planning process. The highlight of the year has to be the opening of Dr. Lillian McGregor Park and Breadalbane Park off leash dog area in May made possible by the community’s tireless advocacy for green space for more than a decade.
In 2024, we are planning for more improvements for Bay Cloverhill. We are excited to see the installation of murals, trees and planters and St. Joseph bumpouts as part of the Participatory Budgeting of Toronto Centre Projects.
The obsolete fountain in Queen’s Park North could be reimagined to something that is both artistic and educational, like a sun dial. Planning and research on this project are already underway, and will continue in 2024.
Lighting is important for safety and security. We will be working with Transportation Services and Toronto Hydro in 2024 to improve street lighting, especially on Yonge Street.
The Green Loop prospective name is Twelve Parks Walk or Clock Tower Walk. There needs to be signage and wayfinding created in 2024.
We are working with the City to get plaques in 2024 to honour Dr. Lillian McGregor, the art sculptures and the community’s efforts to establish the park.
The Out of the Box is a City program that engages local artists to decorate the grey traffic control boxes. We will apply in Spring 2024 to have 14 traffic control boxes in our neighbourhood included in the 2024 scope of work. Only 4 have been decorated to date.
Our Gardening Committee is a small group of dedicated residents who take care of the 5 community gardens and the Bay Street bioswale. The gardens and bioswale are due for some soil renewal in 2024.