Citizen politics, unlike party politics, does not seek to change government, but to improve it by watchfulness, oversight and advice
- Ursula Franklin

Housing Strategies in Huron Sussex

Dear H-S Resident,
You have received a letter from University of Toronto staff requesting participation in a focus group about housing strategies in Huron-Sussex. The focus group will provide input on the following questions:

  • To whom should the University provide housing, and why?
  • What role does a campus housing community (run by the institution or its students, faculty, staff or other stakeholders) play in supporting the academic mission of the institution?
  • What kind of family/individual needs should be accommodated?
  • How changes in family dynamics influence housing choice; and
  • How housing needs are balanced with affordability?

The focus group is part of the housing strategy project that supports the implementation of the Huron-Sussex Neighbourhood Plan. Brook McIlroy and N. Barry Lyon Consultants, the consultants who developed the plan, are also leading the housing strategy project. HSRO is a member of the project steering committee and helped select the consultants.

Resident voices are critical to the success of the housing strategy project. We encourage you to participate in the focus group. If you wish to do so, please contact Gloria Zangari Cuneo at gloria.cuneo@utoronto.ca or 416-978-0630, preferably by August 16.

The focus group is scheduled for August 24 at 3:00 at 229 College St., 2nd Floor, Room 220.

Sincerely,
Zoë Newman and Julie Mathien,
Co-Presidents, HSRO Board of Directors.

Fundraising Sale – Quaker House – Sept 24

Quaker Treasures for sale:

Sunday, Sept.24, 2017
From 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm
at Friends House, 60 Lowther Avenue

In support of the Quaker Refugee Committee

Huron Sussex 2nd Annual Solstice Laneway Party – June 21

HSRO is having its second summer solstice laneway party.
This year, we’ll start off in the community garden at Huron and Glen Morris, where we’ll plant a tree in honour of Leigh Chestnut Halls’s 80th birthday, and then we’ll have a potluck in bp nichol lane.

Everyone welcome!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 (rain or shine)
6:00–6:30pm, meet at Huron & Glen Morris community garden for tree ceremony
6:30–9:30pm, we’ll be in bp nichol lane, behind 377 Huron (or inside Innis if it rains)

Potluck: If your last name starts with
    A to H: bring a main dish
    I to Q: bring a dessert
    R to Z: bring a salad
– We’ll provide water, cups, plates, cutlery, tables, and some chairs;
please bring a chair or two if you can.
– Innis College is donating non-alcoholic drinks; please bring
anything else you’d like to consume.

Bloor Street Bike Lanes – Project update & mid-pilot public consultation – June 5

As the 1-year Bloor Street bike lane pilot project continues, join Councillor Cressy, Councillor Layton, and City staff on June 5th for a mid-pilot public consultation.

The City has been working hard on the extensive monitoring, evaluation, and consultation program since the project’s installation. Come out on June 5th to learn about the technical evaluation completed to date, review of summaries of ongoing public feedback, and discuss your experience, feedback and suggestions for the future.

You can find more information on the City’s website, or by viewing the meeting flyer here. Earlier this year, the City also released preliminary portions of data that has been collected on the project, that was collected 6 weeks after the installation. You can find more information here.

Community Consultation: U of T Secondary Plan proposal – May 8, 2017

Meeting #2: University of Toronto St. George Campus Heritage, Public Realm and Movement
Date: May 8, 2017
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Place: Sandford Fleming Building, Room 3201, 10 King’s College Road

This second meeting in a series on a new plan for the University of Toronto St George Campus and surrounding area, including Queen’s Park and other Provincial government lands, will focus on heritage, the network of open spaces and how people move around (especially pedestrians and cyclists). The University will provide an overview of the proposal and City Planning staff will provide some preliminary comments. There will then be a chance for you to break into small roundtable groups to provide comments and present your ideas. City and University staff will be available to answer questions and hear your input.

Please join us at this important event and let us know your ideas for the future of this iconic place in our city.

Proposal: The University of Toronto has submitted an Official Plan Amendment application to establish a new University of Toronto St. George Campus Secondary Plan that would replace the existing Secondary Plan for the area. The purpose of the Secondary Plan is to provide a policy framework to manage change and guide new development in the area.

For information on the proposal, please visit: www.toronto.ca/planning/UofTSecondaryPlan.

City Planner Contact: Paul Johnson 416-397-0259 Paul.M.Johnson@toronto.ca City Hall, 18th Floor, East Tower 100 Queen Street West Toronto ON M5H 2N2

Ward Councillor Contact: Joe Cressy Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina. 416-392-4044 councillor_cressy@toronto.ca