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January 2013 Community News – Judson Public Meeting, 20/20 and Mr.Christie’s


Judson Street and ML Ready Mix Public Meeting

Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Trident Banquet Hall and Conference Centre, 145 Evans Avenue
Etobicoke M8Z 5X8 NOTE: Room Changed **Now Salon B meeting room
Residents concerned with the ML Ready Mix Cement batching plant on Judson are invited to attend – please submit questions and issues in advance of the meeting to This meeting with City staff is being facilitated by Councillor Grimes’ office with the help of the MRA (as one of MRA’s quarterly Public Meetings). Respond & discuss this meeting on Facebook.

Background: All MRA posts and correspondence on this topic have now been tagged ML-Ready-Mix on our blog, and can be found at:

Response from MPP Laurel Broten re ML Ready Mix

MPP Broten has responded in writing to our concerns about ML Ready Mix.
Excerpt: “The ministry’s role is to ensure that if the city permits an operation to occur at a given location that the operation complies with all requirements under the ministry’s jurisdiction – zoning is not within the ministry’s jurisdiction.”
Read the letter

Mimico 20/20 Update, Vote & Important MRA Survey coming this week

We are at a critical point in the Mimico 20/20 planning process. The Mimico Residents Association (MRA) would like your input to help us formalize our official position on the current version of the Mimico 20/20 Revitalization Plan. Etobicoke York Community Council will vote on the Plan as early as February 26, 2013. The MRA is interested in knowing how YOU would vote if you were a councillor.
The Survey will be available within the week – watch your email inbox, the MRA Facebook page and the website to fill out the survey and have your say! Meanwhile, you can review the emerging Plan on the City of Toronto website’s Mimico 20/20 page.

Mr.Christie’s has withdrawn development application

According to a recent Update from Councillor Milczyn: “Mondelez officially withdrew their “Concept Plan” for the Christie site at 2150 Lake Shore Boulevard West, which was previously submitted to City Planning Staff on November 1st, 2012. That report recommended a residential development to replace the Christie Plant with 27 Condominium towers.”
Read the Update

Mimico Residents Association AGM in March

Date: Thursday, March 21st
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Mimico Baptist Church, 80 Hillside Ave
The MRA is seeking applicants to the our Board of Directors. If you are interested in working with us, please submit a short bio including your areas of interest and expertise to Please submit applications before March 1st. Applicants will be interviewed and vetted before the Annual General Meeting.


City Review of Body Rub Parlour and Holistic Centre Regulations

The MRA has submitted a response to the City Hall’s Survey and Review of Body Rub Parlour and Holistic Centre Regulations.
Read the letter.

Toronto Casino Consultations this month

From City of Toronto Website: City Council’s Executive Committee has requested the City Manager to seek the public’s input on the establishment of a casino in Toronto. The City Manager has engaged the firm DPRA to conduct the consultation with the public and stakeholders by the end of January 2013.
More info:

Section 37 and Affordable Housing – Special Public Meeting

Date: February 28th, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 2nd Floor, Committee room 1, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. West, Toronto
Amendments to Official Plan policies are proposed in order to: 1) explicitly authorize affordable ownership housing as an eligible Section 37 community benefit; and 2) permit condominium-registered rental units owned by a non-profit housing provider to be considered as an eligible Section 37 community benefit.
Read the Notice

Emailed to the MRA News list on January 21, 2013
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