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May 2013 Community News

More frequent Go Train service for Etobicoke Lakeshore commuters

Starting June 29, GO Trains that currently run hourly along the Lakeshore line between Aldershot and Oshawa will run every 30 minutes, seven days a week. This will add 263 new train trips in total along the line. Read more details.

Relocation of Mimico Go Station Update

As mentioned in our April Newsletter, there was a motion made to the Planning and Growth Management Committee to study relocation of the Mimico Go Station. The MRA submitted a letter opposing relocation of our GO station.

This Agenda Item was considered at the May 16 meeting Planning and Growth Management Committee. According to Councillor Grimes’ office: “The report which came back to Planning and Growth recommended addressing it as part of the ongoing Mimico / Humber Bay Shores planning and traffic studies. It also notes that GO Transit has not indicated any desire or interest in relocation nor was the Park Lawn Rd area identified as a future mobility hub in the Big Move plan. The report was received for information meaning that no further action will come directly from the item.”
Read the Report

Etobicoke Concrete Campus Report says “no available sites”

Update on the Concrete Campus Motion – “There are currently no available sites in the Etobicoke York Community Council area that have the appropriate as-of-right zoning and size to accommodate multiple concrete production facilities within a concrete campus setting.”
Read the report here

Response from Councillor Grimes re: Section 37 and Mimico parks

We received a letter from Councillor Grimes stating that while $50,000 is designated to upgrade Mimico Memorial Park and $250,000 is slated for Amos Waites Park, additional funds are required before work will commence at either site.
Read the complete letter

Letter to Councillor Grimes re: Storefront Humber Lease Renewal and Renovation

MRA submitted a letter to Councillor Grimes expressing concerns from residents and business owners regarding the future use of Storefront Humber.
Read the complete letter

MRA March 2013 Annual Report now available online

In case you missed our AGM on March 21st, we have posted our Annual Report on our website.

Spring Community Events

Doors Open Toronto in Etobicoke

When:     Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26, 2013
Where:    Multiple Locations
Click for details & map of Etobicoke sites. Check for City-wide locations.

Mimico Village Tulip Festival

When: Tuesday May 28,  4pm – 7pm
Where: Mimico Village, Royal York Road, south of QEW & north of GO Train Station
Mimico Village unveils over 40 giant tulips decorated by local youth at this family event, which includes face painting, bouncy castle, music and snacks. Click for details.

Songs Bright and Beautiful – Mimico Children’s Choir Spring Concert

When: Saturday, June 1,   11am
Where: Mimico Baptist Church
Join us for Mimico Childrens Choir Spring Concert! Free will offering, Refreshments after the concert in the Church Hall.

Fun Fair – David Hornell JS

When: Saturday, June 1, 10am – 1pm
Where: David Hornell Jr. School, 29 Victoria Ave.
Everyone is invited! Bouncy castles, great entertainment by Sirius Theatrical Company, Martial Arts by CFTP, fire truck, games, and food! All proceeds will be used to purchase books and classroom supplies for our JK – gr. 5 school. (Organized by the David Hornell Jr. School – Parent Council.)

Toronto Lakeshore West High School Reunion

When: Sat, June 8   STARTS: 5pm
Where: Royal Canadian Legion 101 Longbranch, 3850 Lakeshore Blvd. West
A reunion for those who attended High School in the New Toronto, Alderwood or Mimico area, featuring dinner, dancing and live music. Tickets are $30 and on sale at  Royal Canadian Legion – Long Branch (416) 255-4535 or available at the door. Contact Gayle Thomas at (416) 901-5757 or

Mimico Party in the Park

When: Tuesday June 18, 5:30 – 8:30pm
Where: John English school yard
Join friends and neighbours at this annual celebration – live music, bouncy castles, face painting, activity booths and fair refreshments! Please contact the MRA at if you are interested in helping out with this event.

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