Ward 11 University Rosedale was created in 2018 from parts of former Ward 19/20 Trinity Spadina and Ward 27 Toronto Centre Rosedale. Mike Layton has been the Councillor since 2010 and announced in July 2022 that he would not be participating in the October 2022 election. There are 14 candidates for Councillor Ward 11 University Rosedale in this October's municipal election:
The Baldwin Village Community Association will be hosting an in person information session for Ward 11 University Rosedale City Councillor candidates on Monday October 3rd at 6:30 pm. Each candidate will have 10 minutes to speak. In addition, each candidate will have a table and will be able to meet voters one on one. There will be a limit of 268 persons for the event. The event will be held at the Cecil Street Community Centre, 58 Cecil Street. The location is south of College Street, east of University Avenue.
Are you interested in helping to shape policy and engage on issues of common interest in Toronto? If the answer is yes, please consider joining the Advocacy and Activism Committee of Federation of South Toronto Residents' Associations (FoSTRA). The Bay Cloverhill Community Association - BCCA is a member of FoSTRA and their advocacy benefits all of us.
The following working groups need volunteers:
Please respond to directorward11@fostraTO.ca by September 14th if you would like to contribute and make the City a better place to live.
Visit FoSTRA's website for more info fostrato.weebly.com/.
Bill 3 Strong Mayor and Building Homes Act was passed by provincial government September 8th. It gives the mayors of Toronto and Ottawa sweeping powers over municipal budgets, plus the ability to hire and fire senior city staff. It will be effective after October 24, 2022 election. It also gives municipalities the ability to shorten development timelines by cutting ‘red tape’ to increase housing supply. This likely means less community consultation and prioritization of quickly approving buildings over environmental and infrastructure concerns.
This makes your vote for Mayor even more important during the October municipal election. Mayoral candidates should be asked how they would assert these new powers if elected. 31 candidates have registered for the 2022 Mayoral race, a slight reduction from the 35 candidates in the last 2018 election.
John Tory is running for his third term. There are 6 other candidates this year that ran in the 2018 election: Drew Buckingham, Kevin Clark, Sarah Climenhaga, Monowar Hossain, Kris Langenfeld and Knia Singh. The other candidates are: Blake Acton, Avraham Arrobas, Darren Atkinson, Chloe-Marie Brown, Elvira Caputolan, Phillip D'Cruze, Cory Deville, Alexey Efimovskikh, Isabella Gamk, , Arjun Gupta, Peter Handjis, Robert Hatton, Sooad Hossain, Khadijah Jamal, John Letonja, Tony Luk, Ferin Malek, Gil Penalosa, Stephen Punswasi, D!onne Renee, Kyle Schwartz, Sandeep Srivastava, Reginald Tull and Jack Yan.
We encourage you to research the candidates to help you determine who to support as the City of Toronto Mayor for the next 4 years in the October 24, 2022 municipal election.
Please be advised that the General Member's Meeting that was scheduled for 7 pm on Monday September 19th has been cancelled.
You can stay up to date with what's happening in the neighbourhood by following us on Twitter @baycloverhill or joining our Facebook group Bay Cloverhill Community.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the Annual General Meeting on Monday November 21st at 7 pm. The meeting will be held virtually. Stay tuned for details on guest speakers and the agenda to be released in early November.
The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario has proposed changing boundaries and names for electoral districts across the province because of changes in population. The review process is mandated every 10 years. The federal electoral district is the same as the provincial electoral district in southern Ontario, and municipal ward for Toronto.
The existing 25 electoral districts/wards in Toronto will be reduced to 24 electoral districts/wards to be in line with federal quotas for population size for each electoral district/ward. Scarborough Agincourt will be combined with Scarborough North to create Scarborough Northwest. The Bay Cloverhill neighbourhood will no longer be part of Toronto Centre and be located solely in the University Rosedale electoral district. Changes will not be effective until 2024 at the earliest.
To attend a meeting, you must complete a Public Hearing Participation Form at https://redecoupage-redistribution-2022.ca/com/on/phrg/index_e.aspx to observe or participate.
To make a written submission email:
Ms. Paula Puddy
Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario
PO Box 37018 Southdale
London, Ontario N6E 3T3 at
A virtual hearing for Toronto will be held on Thursday September 29, 2022 at 6:30 pm. An in person hearing for Toronto will be hosted at Beeton Hall, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street on Wednesday October 19, 2022 at 6:30 pm.
The Commission will complete a report between October and December 2022, after which MP’s will have the opportunity to object. A Representation Order finalizing the new electoral districts must be made in September 2023. Any federal electoral boundary changes will not take effect until the next federal election after April 1, 2024, at the earliest. The next federal election will be held no later than Monday October 20, 2025.
The provincial electoral boundary changes will take effect after the federal boundary changes are established. The next provincial election is scheduled for no later than Monday June 4, 2026.
Unclear when the municipal ward boundary changes will be effective, likely after the next provincial election after April 1, 2024. The next municipal election will be Monday October 26, 2026.
While tidy yards and gardens may be pleasant, the noise from your leaf blower can end up disturbing those around you. Let's be considerate of neighbours and avoid excessive leaf blower noise! Currently, noise from leaf blowers is permitted from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, but on September 1, the start time will be changed to 8 a.m. On Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays, leaf blower noise is permitted from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Help keep sidewalks clean by not blowing leaves and lawn clippings onto sidewalks and roads.
You can also keep your yards clean without using leaf blowers. Consider composting leaves whenever possible, using lawn mowers with mulch settings, raking leaves and using a tarp to collect leaves, or using natural landscaping to limit area that needs to be manicured. If you do have to use a leaf blower, if possible, use green technologies such as electric and battery-powered blowers or low-noise equipment. Newer equipment is also required to emit fewer pollutants.
Adopting best practises for leaf blower use can also help you reduce noise and the impacts of leaf blowers on your neighbours. You can choose a blower that can operate at 65 decibels (dBA) or below, which still provides the power needed to care for most residential yards, but is quieter than the more high-powered equipment. Using the nozzle equipment of leaf blowers and limiting the number of leaf blowers in a small area can help reduce noise. Check out more tips on reducing leaf blower noise and the impacts on your neighbours at toronto.ca/LeafBlower.
Open Streets TO returns for the first time since the pandemic on Sunday August 21st from 10 am to 2 pm!! It is the City's largest free recreation program that closes streets to cars and opens them for people. The route starts at Bloor Street and Christie Street, goes east to Yonge Street, and ends at Queen Street. That's 5 km of fun with activity hubs promoting physical activity and exploring the city.
Bloor Street and Yonge Street will be closed to vehicles from 8:30 am to 3 pm. Major signalized intersections on Bloor and Yonge will remain open to traffic (Bay, Wellesley and College in our neighbourhood).
More info at www.openstreetsto.org.
The Word on the Street Festival will take over Queen’s Park Crescent from Bloor Street to Wellesley Street on Saturday June 11th from noon to 7 pm and Sunday June 12th from 10 am to 6 pm. Normally held in September, the festival commemorates Canadian writing and literacy. The event was temporarily moved to Harbourfront Centre during the remediation of Queen’s Park North and was virtually held during the pandemic. Readings from over 100 authors will be featured, as well as an outdoor marketplace. https://toronto.thewordonthestreet.ca/
NEW EVENT ADDED
EpiC Day and Purple Walk is Saturday June 18th from 12 noon to 4 pm. Epilepsy Toronto celebrates the strength and resilience of the epilepsy community, with optional fundraising, on a walk from College Park. Participants will be accompanied by a police escort with rolling closures between 1 and 2 pm from College Park: northbound on Bay, eastbound on Bloor, southbound on Yonge, westbound on Queen and back northbound on Bay, back to College Park. epilepsytoronto.org/about-us/events/epic-day-and-purple-walk/
The Run for Women happens on Saturday June 11th from 5 am to 11:30 am. 1,500 runners participate in a 5k or 10k walk/run in support of Women’s College Hospital’s Women’s Mental Health Program. The event starts at Women's College Hospital at 76 Grenville Street at 7 am. During the event Surrey Place and Queen’s Park Crescent will be inaccessible. The route is a loop from Bloor Street to Bay Street to St. Joseph Street to Queen's Park Crescent West to Wellesley Street West to Queen's Park Crescent East to College Street to Spadina Avenue. Streets between Bay and Queen’s Park will be closed including: Grosvenor, Grenville, College, St. Mary, St. Joseph. In addition, southbound Bay will be closed from Bloor to St. Joseph, westbound College closed from Queens Park to Spadina and northbound Spadina closed from College to Bloor. The event website is www.runforwomen.ca.