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April 2014 Community News

Improving Mixed-Use Path Signage on Waterfront Trail

In response to concerns heard from our community,  MRA submitted a letter to Councillor Grimes on April 2nd regarding improving the signage on the Mimico Waterfront Trail. “…we suggest that clear, obvious signage be implemented to clarify to all using the path that it is MIXED USE – that cyclists should slow down and use their bells when approaching, and pedestrians should be mindful and alert. When there are sections that split, there should be clearer signage indicating which side is intended for which purpose.”
Read the complete letter on our website.

Bill 20 – Respect for Municipalities Act going to hearings April 10

Bill 20 is a private members bill that proposes to limit the influence of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB)  over Toronto development and planning. The Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs will meet to consider Bill 20 in public hearings in Toronto on Thursday, April 10, 2014. The MRA will be sending a representative to speak at this hearing regarding our concerns with the OMB and over-development. Read Bill 20. Read our 2013 letter regarding the OMB and Bill 20.

Mimico Party in the Park Seeking Local Sponsors

Mimico’s Annual Party in the Park is a much anticipated family event, this year happening on Tuesday June 17 at 5:30 – 8:30pm, at John English Schoolyard (95 Mimico Ave). Past years have attracted more than a thousand local residents.
MRA is helping to facilitate this event by inviting local businesses to sponsor Party in the Park for up to $1000. Please contact MRA Party in the Park Representative Daniel Gerecht for details via
Check out the new Party in the Park Facebook Page for regular updates, photos and more!

MRA in Etobicoke Guardian!

The MRA Board was please to appear in a recent issue of the Etobicoke Guardian! “Kyra Trainor and her fellow members of the likewise-active Mimico Residents Association have found no lack of issues to rally around – namely the Mimico 20/20 plan, ongoing strife between a local concrete mixing plant and the residents who live in its vicinity, the rejuvenation of Amos Waites Park, the redevelopment of Mimico Wesley United Church, and lastly, issues of prostitution and safety in the community.”
Read the full article.

Breakfast with Christie Blatchford – “Toronto’s Political Scene”

Date: Saturday April 5
Time: 9:00am
Location: Mimico Presbyterian Church
Tickets: $10, Reserve tickets at 416-252-6555.

Public Consultation on local trail and park projects

  • Humber Bay Shores Park & Trail Improvements
  • Stanley Ave Contra Flow Bicycle Lane
  • Waterfront Trail Connection on  Lake Shore Blvd. West

Date: Wed April 16
Time: 5: 30 Drop-in, 7pm Presentation, 7:30 – 9 Drop-in
Location: Polish Cultural Centre, Banquet Hall, 2282 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
Details at

Mimico-by-the-Lake Secondary Plan Appeal prehearing

OMB Case # PL130885 Prehearing
Date: April 22, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Ontario Municipal Board (Toronto) 16th Fl, 655 Bay Street, 16th Floor Toronto ON M5G 1E5
For more information on this OMB appeal and to be a participant please contact: Leesa Kwong, Case Coordinator (416) 326-6785

Trustee Pamela Gough Ward Forum

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Etobicoke School of the Arts
The topic for the evening will be Issues Important to your School Council.  The forum will begin at 7:00 p.m. and is open to all parents who have students attending schools in Ward 3.

Waterfront Clean-Up Day

Date:  Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time: 10am – 12:30pm
Location: Amos Waites Park, Mimico Ave and Lake Shore Blvd. West
Join your friends and neighbours to clean up the Mimico Waterfront.  Garbage bags and gloves will be provided. Meet at Mimico Square in Amos Waites Park (2445 Lake Shore Blvd West.)
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