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AUGUST 2012 Community News

Community Information Session: Longos / Amedeo Court Development Proposal

Date: Thursday, September 13
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Location: Mimico Baptist Church, 80 Hillside Ave.

(Please Note: Location may change if larger venue is required based on RSVPs). This meeting is open to all Mimico residents. RSVP to confirm your attendance to so we can ensure sufficient space and seating. In the interests of time and order, questions may only be submitted in writing at the event or via email in advance to


Dancing Under the Stars

Date: This Friday, August 24
Time: 8pm – 10pm
Location: Mimico Square, Amos Waites Park – Lake Shore Blvd. W. at Mimico Ave.

Join your neighbours for the final dance of the summer! Free community event sponsored by the Mimico by the Lake BIA.

Hillside Avenue Yard/Garage Sale

Date: This Saturday, August 25
Time: Morning (flexible start times)

Garage/Yard sales held by residents of Hillside Ave. (esp. East of Royal York). All are welcome! Residents of Hillside – and neighbouring streets – now is the time to sell your stuff!

Reminder: Fun Guide Registration is coming up!

Toronto Parks & Recreation Fall Program Registration Starts Saturday, September 8th.

Urgent need for dog care volunteers at Etobicoke Humane Society

From the Etobicoke Humane Society:

Hello dog lovers!
We are in urgent need of dedicated volunteers to help with dog care at our shelter. Dog care volunteers will typically assist with some of the following tasks relating to dogs: feeding, walking, playing, giving affection, cleaning of food/water dishes, sweeping and practice of positive reinforcement (reward with praise and treat for good behaviour).

Shifts are typically for three to four hours. Volunteers are needed for the following times:
Mornings: 8 a.m. – noon \ Afternoons: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. \ Evenings 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

If you are interested in volunteering for this opportunity, fill out our Volunteer Application and email or mail/take your application to our new shelter location.

OR Mail or take to:
Etobicoke Humane Society (EHS), 67 Six Point Rd.
Etobicoke, ON M8Z 2X3

MPP Laurel  Broten answers MRA questions

MRA president Kyra Trainor recently had the opportunity to meet with MPP Laurel Broten and asked the following questions :

Residents are concerned about developers “jumping the queue” to the OMB.  Where does the OMB fit into the equation and who governs it?
MPP Broten: The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) is an independent, quasi-judicial tribunal that makes decisions at arms length from the government. Their website contains guidelines on how to proceed with regard to community engagement.

Residents have expressed concern over the discharge policy of the new detention centre.  Could you provide us more information on this?  
MPP Broten has requested that a “one pager” of information about the Toronto South Detention Centre, including discharge policy, be prepared by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. Once it is complete, she will forward directly to the Mimico Residents Association. There is a link to the TSDC webpage on the ministry’s internet site. (

It was brought to the MRA’s attention that there is an old city by-law in Etobicoke that allows for rooming houses to be opened without a license.  What do you know about this?
MPP Broten: This is a municipal issue that is under the jurisdiction of the City of Toronto. The MRA can follow up with Ward 6 Councillor Mark Grimes.

Save the date! 1st Annual Mimico Pumpkin Parade

Date: Thursday, November 1
Time: 6pm-8:30pm
Location: Mimico Square, Amos Waites Park

Say farewell to Halloween with an enchanting evening. The Mimico-by-the-Lake BIA invites you to bring your Jack-O-Lanterns to light up Mimico Square and the pathway leading to Amos Waites Park on Thursday, November 1st beginning at 6pm. Please bring your own candles. Volunteers will be on hand to assist in lighting the pumpkins. Pumpkins will be collected by the City of Toronto the following morning.

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