Birchmount Stadium Proposed Re-naming

A formal request has been submitted to the City of Toronto to rename Birchmount Stadium, located at 75 Birchmount Road, to “Bill D. Stephens Stadium”.

This renaming would acknowledge and recognize the significant contribution Bill D. Stephens has made to the City of Toronto. This proposal for the naming is currently being reviewed by the staff of the City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division and we would like your input.

Note: Bill D. Stephens’ Bio is shared within the survey. Ways to provide your input:

  1. Complete this online survey – Open for responses until August 1, 2019
  2. Submit a letter of support or objection. Comments must be received by August 1, 2019

Letters of support or objection should be mailed to:
Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation – Park Naming
Coronation Park, 711 Lake Shore Boulevard West,
Toronto ON M5V 3T7

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

For those curious about the renaming process, here are the steps involved.

  1. A community group fills out a form provided by Parks with a letter stating their intent to rename, including the reasons why.
  2. Once the application has been received, Parks sends it to the Office of Partnership to see if it meets their criteria.
  3. Once approved by the Office of Partnership the application goes through Parks for their criteria approval process.
  4. Once Parks approves, it then goes to community consultation.
  5. Following Community Consultation, Parks staff present a report to community council.
  6. Community Council votes.

UPDATE: 171 Midland Avenue

71 Midland Avenue will once again become a community hub!

This cornerstone, heritage property has new owners and plans are underway to return the building to its former glory. The plans include both residential and retail components in keeping with the current allowable zoning.
Though there are more details to be announced by the new owners, I can say that they are
very invested in the community as they live and already own a business in Scarborough Southwest.

Stayed tuned for what I’m sure will be exciting news for all. Many can already see the property being cleaned up and that in itself is an excellent beginning.

Round Table Meetings : TWHL

We have a few openings at the following times for the upcoming round table meetings hosted by TWHLS in conjunction with me. Please contact my office to confirm your interest in attendance.

 Wednesday, July 3rd & Monday, July 8th

 6 – 7:15pm or 7:30 – 8:45pm

The objective is for residents to have a further opportunity to have their questions and concerns addressed.

As space is limited, kindly contact our office at your earliest convenience and we will confirm your attendance during one of the available time slots.

Email councillor_crawford@toronto.ca or call 416-392-4052

Housing Now Community Meeting

In December 2018 Toronto City Council launched Housing Now, an initiative that takes a critical step forward in addressing Toronto’s current and future housing needs. Housing Now will create mixed-income communities on public land by providing a mix of affordable rental, market rental and ownership housing options. The new affordable rental homes will remain affordable for 99 years, providing quality housing for future generations. 705 Warden Ave. has been identified as one of the sites for Housing Now.

Community Meeting:

The City of Toronto and CreateTO will be holding a Community Meeting in our neighbourhood to introduce the Housing Now Initiative and share and seek feedback on the conceptual design and preliminary directions for 705 Warden Ave.

When: Thursday, June 13, 2019 – 6:00 – 9:00 pm (presentation at 7 pm)

Where: Warden Hilltop Community Centre – 25 Mendelssohn Street

Oakridge Arts Market, Fun Fair & Bells

Oakridge Arts Market, Fun Fair & Bells! A great event for the whole family on Saturday, June 15

Interested in participating as a vendor for the Arts Market?
Contact: oakridgeartsmarket@gmail.com
Prefer to be a vendor for the Yard Sale?
Contact Oakridge CRC at 416-338-1966.