The provincial election has officially been called for Thursday June 2nd. Each household should receive an Ontario Voting Guide shortly, or download it at https://www.ontario.ca/document/2022-voters-guide-ontario-municipal-council-and-school-board-elections.
If you would like personalized information on voting locations and an electronic voter card, you can download the Elections Ontario app. Check your voter registration before May 23rd to ensure that your information is up to date. If necessary, you can add, update or delete your details.
The biggest voter turnout will be on election day. Unlike the federal election last year, there will be more polling stations. Your polling station will be noted on your Voter Information Card that you will receive in the mail, or you can check Voter Information Service on the Elections Ontario website www.elections.on.ca.
If you want to vote before June 2nd, there are several options.
The Bay Cloverhill neighbourhood covers two electoral districts, which mirror the municipal Wards 11(east of Bay) and 13 (west of Bay).
District 109 Toronto Centre
District 109 Toronto Centre is a 6 km area that was created in 1996 with a population of 103,805 people, according to the 2016 census. Currently held by the NDP, it was previously Liberal for about 20 years. The incumbent is Suze Morrison, with won with almost 54% of the vote in the last provincial election. Voter turnout in 2018 was 54%, below the provincial average of 58%.
The returning office is at TD Canada Trust Tower, Brookfield Place, 161 Bay Street, 27th floor (at Front). They are open Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm, Sunday May 8, 15 and 29 from noon to 5 pm and Sunday May 22 from 10 am to 8 pm.
Vote at the advance poll Saturday May 21st to Saturday May 28th from 10 am to 8 pm. The closest advance poll is The 519 at 519 Church Street (at Wellesley) from Saturday May 21st to Saturday May 28th from 10 am to 8 pm.
We encourage everyone to learn about the candidates for District 109 Toronto Centre:
District 112 University Rosedale
District 112 University Rosedale was created in 2015 from parts of Trinity Spadina and Toronto Centre areas. It measures 14 km with 104,311 residents as per the 2016 census. The incumbent is Jessica Bell with almost 50% of the vote in the last provincial election. Voter turnout in 2018 was 57%, just under the provincial average of 58%.
The returning office is at 632 College Street (west of Bathurst). They are open Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm, Sunday May 8, 15 and 29 from noon to 5 pm and Sunday May 22 from 10 am to 8 pm.
Vote at the advance poll Saturday May 21st to Saturday May 28th from 10 am to 8 pm. The closest location is the Native Canadian Centre at 16 Spadina Road (at Bloor). Hours are Saturday May 21st to Friday May 28th from 10 am to 8 pm.
Your candidates for District 112 University Rosedale are:
Please consider donating to those effected by the war in Ukraine. Every bit helps!
Donate your Licence Plate Renewal Fees Refund
The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police encourages Ontario vehicle owners to donate their provincial licence renewal tags refund to the Red Cross for Ukraine war relief #ValTags4Ukraine. In March and April 2022, the Ministry of Transport will be sending refund cheques to eligible individuals who paid any renewal fees since March 2020.
Donate Essential Items
In conjunction with the Second Front Ukraine Foundation, Toronto Police Service, Toronto Fire and Toronto Paramedic Services are accepting donations of badly needed items to support the citizens of Ukraine. Needed items requested at this time are:
These goods will be donated to the Second Front Ukraine Foundation. They are collecting money and supplies to help Ukraine.
If you wish to donate any of the items listed above, please drop them off at the front desk of 52 Division at 255 Dundas Street West, located west of University Avenue.
Bay Cloverhill Community Association
All member buildings are reminded that delegates should attend our virtual Member's General Meeting on Monday March 21st at 7 pm.
The 2021 census results were released last week by Statistics Canada. Some interesting information when the numbers are compared to the last census conducted in 2016. Due to the splitting of the Bay Street Corridor census area into basically half, the Bay Cloverhill neighbourhood is now separated from the Bay Street Corridor area south of College.
The City of Toronto’s population grew 2.3%, to 2,794,356 residents. In that same period the Bay Cloverhill neighbourhood, plus the block north of Charles (Yonge/Bloor/Queen’s Park/College) grew substantially by 19.8% to 17,591.
The number of private dwellings increased 6.3% to 1,253,238 for the City and by 4.7% for Bay Cloverhill to 12,891.
Population density per square kilometre slightly decreased for Toronto to 4,427.8, and Bay Cloverhill grew by a whopping 115.8% to 25,416.8.
As you can see, there has been massive population growth in the Bay Cloverhill neighbourhood over the past 5 years. This trend will continue with the many planned projects or condominium buildings under development.
The challenges of balancing the need for housing and the ability for a municipality to define the character of a city have been raised by the Report of the Ontario Housing Affordability Task Force that was just released. This puts the Yonge Street Heritage Conservation District (which is currently before the Ontario Land Tribunal) in jeopardy. It would transfer zoning, density and urban design standard control from the City of Toronto to the Province of Ontario. Concerns about sustainable development and public input on development projects are heightened.
Our first general member's meeting of the year is this Monday January 17th at 7 pm. Virtual meeting details have been sent to all member building representatives. We look forward to seeing everyone!
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the Annual General Meeting today. We apologize for the technical difficulties with the meeting invitations, resulting in a change of the virtual meeting link.
We would like to acknowledge Councillor Wong-Tam and Councillor Layton for their participation.
Attached is the Fall 2021 update, highlighting our association's history and current activities.
If you are interested in joining any of our committees, please contact us!
Hello Bay Cloverhill Community Association members, neighbours and friends!
The Bay Cloverhill Community Association Annual General Meeting will be held virtually on Monday November 15, 2021 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 Delegates for their building.
Featured this year are the following items:
HOW DO I ATTEND THE MEETING?
You can join the online Google Meet session at the following link: https://meet.google.com/mnh-mcth-rqa. If you want to join by telephone, call 1 226-314-9935 PIN: 483 624 617#. More phone numbers are available at: https://tel.meet/mnh-mcth-rqa?pin=8661216346004. 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. Thank you.
We look forward to (virtually) seeing everyone!
Construction work continues on the MacDonald Block provincial government buildings at Bay/Wellesley/Queen's Park/Grosvenor. Infrastructure Ontario is planning a crane lift in mid-October, but there should be no road closures required. Construction is transitioning from the Ferguson and Mowat towers to the Hearst and Hepburn towers. This includes the dismantling and the addition of tarped scaffolding to revitalize the complex’s limestone exterior, in addition to the installation of new energy efficient windows and podium green roof, further to interior finishes.