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April 2013 Community News – 20/20, Wesley Church, GO Station and Spring events

MRA Public Meeting May 15th re: Wesley Mimico United Church Redevelopment

When: Wednesday, May 15  @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Mimico Baptist Church, 80 Hillside Ave

Wesley Mimico United Church recently filed a rezoning application and is continuing with redevelopment plans – transforming their Heritage-listed building into a 4-storey, 40 unit life-lease residence for seniors and persons with disabilities. The MRA is hosting this Public Meeting to find out more, and invites residents to attend and submit written questions about the Church’s plans. A full report of the presentation and Q & A will be distributed after the meeting via our website.

Do you use the Mimico GO? Let the City Know!

City Staff to study relocation of Mimico GO.

From Councillor Grimes: “At its April 11 meeting, the City’s Planning and Growth Committee introduced a surprise motion asking staff to study the relocation of the Mimico GO station. While I strongly support the construction of a new GO station in the Humber Bay Shores neighbourhood, removing the Mimico GO station is not the way to accomplish this.
I urge local residents to send your comments to the Planning and Growth Committee at”   Please copy your comments to

Read the motion | Read the MRA’s response, opposing relocation of the Mimico GO Station

Mimico-by-the-Lake Secondary Plan decision deferred by Etobicoke York Community Council

The EYCC has deferred their decision on the Plan until June 18, “to allow the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, to respond to comments received at the April 9, 2013 Public Meeting.” (from Councillor Grimes’ Motion to defer)

Many different concerns and facets of the Plan were discussed at the April 9th EYCC Meeting. You can review many of the communications submitted on the Agenda Item here.

MRA Response to Draft Secondary Plan

The MRA submitted a written response to the Draft Plan based on our surveys over the past year, and our president Kyra Trainor also spoke about our positions at the April 9 meeting. Excerpt: “Ultimately the MRA would like to see revitalization along our lake but not at the

expense of any additional benefits to the community. The waterfront is a scarce resource that should be enjoyed by all people in our city. The City needs to invest in this section of the waterfront with more than a Secondary Plan.”

Review the complete Positions and Comments on our website.

Spring Community Events:

Clean up the Shore this Saturday

When: April 20, 10:30am – 1pm
Where: Amos Waites Park (2445 Lake Shore Blvd West)
Come join the Mimico-by-the-Lake BIA and help cleanup the Mimico Waterfront. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided. Meet at 10:30am in Amos Waites Park.
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Lakeshorts Film Festival

When: Friday and Saturday May 3 – 5
Where: The Assembly Hall, 1 Col Sam Smith Park Drive, New Toronto
The Lakeshorts film festival fosters the arts community in South Etobicoke while showcasing the passion and spirit of independent film. Lakeshorts is produced by Fifth Ground Entertainment Inc. in association with Lakeshore Arts. More info at

Doors Open Toronto in Etobicoke

When:     Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26, 2013
Where:     Multiple Locations
Click for details. Check in May for City-wide locations as they are available.

Mimico Village Tulip Festival

When: May 28,  4pm – 7pm
Where: Mimico Village, Royal York Road, south of QEW & north of GO Train Station
Mimico Village unveils over 40 giant tulips decorated by local youth at this family event, which includes face painting, bouncy castle, music and snacks. Click for details.

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