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December 2015 Mimico News and Events

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Shoreline Towers OMB Appeal update

On Friday November 20, 2015 Mary Bella, on behalf of the MRA, submitted a witness statement as a Participant in the appeal regarding Shoreline Towers proposal. Read our written statement supporting the Mimico by the Lake Secondary Plan.
As of November 27th, after two weeks of all-day testimony and argument, the OMB hearing on the Mimico Secondary Plan had still not reached a conclusion. The hearing has been adjourned until February 2, 2016, at which time a further set of hearings of up to seven days will be held.
The November hearing was attended by representatives of the Mimico Lakeshore Community Network – for more information or to get involved please contact Martin Gerwin, co-chair MLCN at


Saturday, Dec 5th, 2015
Starts @ 10 am at Dwight Ave. Travels west on Lake Shore Blvd. W. To 36th St. As part of the parade line-up 22 Division CPLC is collecting non perishable food items & new Toys for the annual Christmas Drive along the parade route.

Skate with Santa at Col Sam Smith Skating Trail after the parade from
12 noon – 4:00pm

BOOK LAUNCH – Love, Loss and Fiji Time

Lorna Livey’s second illustrated travel memoir
Saturday, Dec 5th,1:30 to 3:30
at Smith Zone Exhibition Space at Lakeshore Arts 2422 Lake Shore Blvd. W

This book has funny and poignant stories of multi-generational travellers at a beachside hostel in Fiji. The travel stories are intertwined with memories that surfaced when I was drawing some of the many “things” my mom accumulated in her ninety-one years. The Members Exhibition in the gallery includes my art installation, “Unpacked – Telling Stories,” using drawings from the book.

Mimico Tree Lighting Ceremony

Sunday, Dec 6 from 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Amos Waites Park, Mimico Square

There will be live music including the Mimico Children’s Choir, free hot chocolate and advent calendars, and best of all a visit from Santa himself!  Dress warmly and bring a handmade decoration to hang from the tree.


Wednesday, Dec 9 – 6:30pm
at Martin Luther Church

Learn about your rights! Hosted by MPP Peter Milczyn

A DAY ON THE SHORE – Community theatre project

Thursday, December 10th (6:30pm)
Friday, Dec 11th (6:30pm)

Saturday, Dec 12th (2:30pm)
at Mimico Centennial Library, Downstairs

Pay what you can – come hear stories and music come to life, and see the beautiful designs developed by the talented Lakeshore community.

Ongoing community workshops and rehearsals Wednesday, Thursdays and Saturdays through November at the Library.

Fourth Annual
Christmas in Mimico Community Concert
with readings and sing-along carols

Sunday, December 13, 2015  |   3:00 pm
Mimico Presbyterian Church, 119 Mimico Ave at Royal York Road.

Join the Mimico Children’s Choir and other local musicians for this annual highlight celebrating Christmas and fellowship with beautiful music. All are welcome. Suggested donation $5/person, $20/family.

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