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July 2013 Community News

Renew your membership today – join the MRA!

If you read our updates, please consider joining or renewing your annual membership. We now have an easy online payment option and membership form.

The MRA needs your support through membership fees and donations to remain a vital and sustainable organization in our community. Expenses include liability insurance, photocopying, public meeting space rental and supplies for meetings and events.

Provincial By-Election coming to Etobicoke-Lakeshore August 1st

Councillor Peter Milczyn (LIB), Councillor Doug Holyday (PC) and P.C. Choo (NDP) are in the running.

MRA is compiling questions to ask the candidates – MRA Members are invited to submit yours to our email, comment here on FB or post on our blog BEFORE MONDAY JULY 15. We will post their answers by July 26th.

Mimico’s David Bolland to bring home Stanley Cup, Bolland and Clarkson to join Leafs

Bolland scored the goal that won the Chicago Blackhawks their 2nd Stanley Cup since 2010!

A reporter asked (Paraphrasing) “David Bolland of Mimico; you have won two Stanley Cups in your young hockey career …what’s next for you?” David replied : ‘Bringing the cup back to the Blue Goose’

Toronto Maple Leafs have since acquired Dave Bolland and Dave Clarkson, both Mimico natives

MRA Comments on Mimico 2020 Secondary Plan submitted to EYCC

The Mimico Residents Association (MRA) has followed and participated in the Mimico 20/20 planning process over the past 7 years. As stated in our previous communication (April 3, 2013), the MRA supports change in our community, as long as it is appropriately planned change. We would like to see revitalization along our lake, but not at the expense of any additional benefits to the community. Read the letter

CAPREIT purchases Mimico Estates (formerly Longos Amedeo Court)

There has been a Press Release from CAPREIT with some info on their plans for Mimico Estates (formerly Longos Amedeo Court). “The portfolio presents a significant opportunity to increase rents over time as the buildings are re-positioned and upgraded.” – CAPREIT Press Release

Porter Airlines expansion – will it affect Mimico?

In response to residents’ concerns, the Mimico Residents Association recently sent several questions to Porter Airlines regarding Porter’s plans for expansion and how they might impact our area. We have posted the responses received from Porter and there has been a lot of commentary on this blog post, which may give residents more detail around this issue. Read the post and comments.

If you are concerned with Porter expansion at the Island Airport, we invite you to read more about this issue at and

MRA Response to current Wesley Mimico United Church Development Proposal

We recently submitted a letter to Councillor Grimes in response to the proposal submitted by Wesley Mimico United Church at our May 15 Public Meeting. The MRA Board feels that, based on community comments over the year as well as the Public Meeting, the rezoning application should not be passed in its current state. Our two main concerns are:

1)     Historical significance and appropriate preservation of the building
2)     Request for adjustments beyond the permitted allowances (density and setbacks)

Read the letter


Community Events


FORGOTTEN VOICES – Outdoor Performances

Based on historical records, letters, diaries and family histories, stories of the courage, loneliness, and perseverance of those left behind the lines are woven into this outdoor community theatre piece. Presented by Sirius Theatre and Lakeshore Arts.
When: Thursdays through Sundays – July 4 – 14, 2013   Show Time: 7:00 p.m. (75 Minutes)
Where: Various outdoor locations (check
FREE! (Donations gratefully accepted.) Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket!

Lakeshore West Music Festival

When: Saturday, July 20 @  6pm – 2am
Where: Lake Shore Blvd West – Dwight to 11th Street
Brought to you by Lakeshore Village BIA – Walk the shore for a night of music showcasing our amazing venues and artists. Details:

Lakeshore Mardi Gras

Save the date: August 2– 5, 2013
Where: Colonel Samuel Smith Park, Kipling and Lake Shore Blvd. West

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