Hello Bay Cloverhill Community Association members, neighbours and friends! The Bay Cloverhill Community Association Annual General Meeting will be held virtually on Monday November 21, 2022 starting at 7 pm. We encourage all building representatives to attend, and extend the invitation to interested residents. Voting is assigned to the individuals who are the primary Delegates for member buildings.
There will be an interesting presentation on affordable housing and the Strong Mayors Act by Karen Chappelle of the School of Cities, as well as local politicians. You can hear what’s happened in the Bay Cloverhill neighbourhood over the past year and plans for next year. The history of how Dr. Lillian McGregor Park came to be will also be explained. Primary delegates will be asked to vote on a motion to waive the need for an auditor to prepare financial statements.
HOW DO I ATTEND THE MEETING?
You can join the online Google Meet session at the following link: https://meet.google.com/ofo-ztie-opt. If you want to join by telephone, call 1 289-319-9518 PIN: 642 736 190#. More phone numbers are available at: https://tel.meet/ofo-ztie-opt?pin=4322052267822. This meeting link is also on the Calendar of Events on www.baycloverhill.com.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a personalized email invitation. We look forward to (virtually) seeing everyone! Thank you.
You are invited to the 52 Division's Community Police Liaison Committee 2022 Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday November 23rd from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at 52 Division, 255 Dundas Street West. Please RSVP to Karol.Maharaj@torontopolice.on.ca or call 416-808-5286 by Friday November 18th. There will be guest speakers on the "Streets To Home" project, electric vehicle safety and 'Ask Anthony'.
As the date of our BCCA AGM draws closer, we would like to bring the following to your attention:
2022 Municipal Election Results
With the results in for all polls (except for 1 outside the neighbourhood), here are results for the municipal elections in the Bay Cloverhill neighbourhood.
Mayor John Tory was elected for his third term with over 60% of the vote. He has indicated that he will not run for a fourth term in the 2026 election. Urban advocate Gil Penalosa was the only strong challenger with the support of 18% of residents.
Mike Layton’s decision not to run for Ward 11 University Rosedale Councillor left the field open. Provincial Green Party Deputy Leader Dianne Saxe won the ward, closely followed by Toronto Catholic District School Board Trustee Norm Di Pasquale. Norm was endorsed by the outgoing Ward 11 University Rosedale Councillor. Appointed Toronto Centre Councillor Robin Buxton Potts finished in third place.
The departure of Kristyn Wong-Tam, who was elected as MPP Toronto Centre, created an opportunity for TDSB Trustee Chris Moise. Chris received an endorsement from the former Ward 13 Toronto Centre Councillor and was elected as Ward 13 Toronto Centre Councillor by a substantial majority, with about 50% of the vote. Community activist Nicki Ward came in second with 18% of the vote.
Deborah Williams was endorsed by outgoing Ward 10 TDSB Trustee Chris Moise. She received over half of the votes cast for Ward 10 TDSB Trustee. ‘D’ is a parent and community advocate who was endorsed by the former TDSB Trustee.
Norm Di Pasquale was the Ward 9 TCDSB Trustee and turned his attention to run as a City Councillor. Kevin Morrison was elected, after previous unsuccessful campaigns in 2010 and 2014. He is a parent and community advocate.
Overall, voter turnout was lower throughout the city. It was especially pronounced in Ward 13 Toronto Centre, with about 18% of residents voting. This was substantially lower than the 30% in the 2018 municipal election for the area. There was also a decline in Ward 11 University Rosedale participation, with a 23% voter turnout, compared to 31% in the 2018 municipal election for the neighbourhood.
Ward 13 Toronto Centre was created in 2018 from former Wards 27/28 Toronto Centre Rosedale. Kristyn Wong-Tam resigned May 4/22 after 12 years as Councillor and was elected MPP June 2/22. Robin Buxton Potts was appointed Interim Councillor on June 1/22 until November 14/22 and confirmed she would not be running for the position in the October 2022 elections.
There are 9 candidates for Councillor of Ward 13 Toronto Centre in this year's election:
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.
Advocacy Volunteers Needed
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.
Federal Ward Redistribution
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.