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April 2015 Mimico Community News

Thank you to all who came out to our AGM on March 24th!

We had a good turn out – about 40 people – including our MPP Peter Milczyn!
Review the 2015 Annual Report.

Thanks especially to Humber College’s Event Coordinator, Tom Haxell, for the introduction to the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre project. “Through arts, culture, and storytelling, the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre will be a space of harmony and knowledge around themes of education, mental health, Aboriginal history, environmental sustainability, and civic engagement.” For more info and to submit your stories for the Centre, please visit –

Join the MRA or Renew your Membership!

If you live in Mimico and get our Newsletter, follow our Facebook page or read our Blog – please consider joining today to support our activities. You will be contributing to our family-centered events such as the Halloween Dance and Party-in-the-Park as well as the serious work of informing and representing our community’s interests at Etobicoke Council meetings and at Ontario Municipal Board hearings.

It’s easy, and only $10 a year! Go to our website, fill out our online Member Form, pay online, and you’re done! You can pay for several years in advance, or make a donation along with your membership payment. If you are already a member, or your membership has expired in the last 2 years, you can renew simply by paying the $10 member fee on our Payments Page.

Follow MRA Activities – Read our Minutes

Board Meeting Minutes are posted the month following each board meeting.
Read February 2015 Minutes.

25-Storeys by-the-Lake – Article in Novae Res Urbis Magazine

MRA Board member Mary Bella was quoted in a recent article about the Mimico waterfront redevelopment proposal for the (current) parking lot area of Shoreline Towers site. A 25 storey building is proposed where the Mimico-by-the-Lake Secondary Plan calls for a new roadway to access new development, and the developers are challenging the Secondary Plan. Read the article on our blog.

Humber Bay Shores Park Trail Improvements and Bicycle Connections

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Drop-in
Location: Mimico Centennial Library (47 Station Road)
Details on

Mimico Waterfront Clean-up Day

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2014
Time: 10am – 12:30pm
Location: Meet at Mimico Square in Amos Waites Park (2445 Lake Shore Blvd West.)
Join your friends and neighbours to clean-up the Mimico Waterfront! Garbage bags will be provided. Join and Share on Facebook

Free Thursday Arts Drop-ins Continue through April at Lakeshore Arts

Date: Thursdays
Time: 3:30 – 5:00pm
Location: Lakeshore Arts, 2422 Lake Shore Boulevard West
We’re making Thursdays a little more crafty. Join Lakeshore Arts for a FREE drop-in for all ages and skill levels. A great opportunity to work with a professional artist and create work that will be displayed in the Smith Zone Gallery on our community wall. For more information, please call 416.201.7093 or visit

Live Green Toronto “SPROUT Etobicoke South” Update

The summary of the Feburary Live Green Toronto Sprout Etobicoke South event is now available online. The Etobicoke South Community Facilitation page ( will be regularly updated with information on different events and local community projects.

The Mimico Village BIA Tulip Art Project and Tulip Festival

Date: Tuesday, May 26
Time: 4pm – 7pm

18th Annual Mimico Party in the Park

Date: Tuesday June 16, 2015
Time: 5:30 – 8:30pm
Save the date & spread the word!

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