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November 2012 Community News

Mimico 20/20 Open House Materials now Available

City of Toronto City Planning staff hosted an Open House event at the Mimico Adult Centre on Thursday, November 8th. There were 20 information panels which presented the consultants’ key study findings and conclusions regarding the following areas: Land Use and Built Form, Community Services and Facilities, Heritage Resource Assessment, Traffic Analysis, Servicing and Infrastructure Analysis, Community Energy Plan. To assist with the feedback exercise and for those of you who missed the event, the Open House information panels have now been posted on the City’s Mimico 20/20 Page (or click to download: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. Feedback Form). Please take the time to fill in the feedback form and submit it to
Meanwhile, please stay tuned for further consultant report postings and an announcement about the next community consultation event. Contact Matthew Premru ( to be added to the Mimico 20/20 email list for updates.

The MRA has submitted a preliminary response to the emerging Secondary Plan based on our June survey findings. Read the MRA Response.

NEW MRA Survey on key height/density and open space issues of 20/20 Plan

Since certain key aspects of the Plan were undecided when we conducted our last survey in June, we invite Mimico residents to fill out a very short 6-question survey to indicate your response to the heights, densities and open space network proposed in the emerging Mimico 20/20 Secondary Plan.
Fill out the survey by Wednesday, November 28th.

MRA Letter to Councillor Grimes supporting rezoning of North Mimico – Newcastle/Portland Community

The MRA has submitted a letter to Councillor Grimes to express our concern with the types of businesses that are operating in this area (most notably cement batching plants) in close proximity to the stable residential neighbourhood, and request that Council  re-zone this land appropriately to protect the community’s residents.
Read the complete letter.

MRA Letter to Councillor Grimes regarding Mr. Christie’s closure and potential development proposal

[Excerpt] With closing of the plant the effects on jobs and the community will be immediate, however the plans for massive condominium development on this site will be of grave concern to local residents, who have already expressed clear concern regarding increased density and building heights along Lake Shore Boulevard. The area from the Humber River to Park Lawn Road south of the Lakes Shore is now fully occupied by completed or under-construction tall condominium towers.
Read the complete letter.

MRA Letter regarding the Formation of a Local Appeal Body

[Excerpt] The Mimico Residents Association (MRA) hopes that the formation of a Local Appeal Body will support City Planning frameworks and policies, ensuring that approved development applications are appropriate to the infrastructure and built form of the surrounding area, and providing opportunities for community consultation on special allowances in height and density.
Read the complete letter.

The MRA Board is pleased to welcome Romana Nazareth as a new Board member

Romana is a Business Systems Analyst with RBC where she has worked for the past 12 years. She is also a mother of 2 and has been a Mimico resident for the past 7 years.
Romana has always been concerned about and interested in the current and future economic development of the area, as it affects the future landscape of our community. By being involved in the MRA, she wants to be able to assist in promoting a quality of life in the community and also to keep the Mimico residents informed and engaged in issues and what is happening in their community. Romana’s interests are gardening and interior design.

Upcoming Community Events:

Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade

When: Saturday, Dec 1, 2012 from 10:00 a.m
Where: Starts at Dwight Ave. (1 block west of Royal York), travels west along Lakeshore Blvd. W. , ends @ Thirty Sixth St. (Just before Browns Line). Download PDF map of the parade route.
Visit for details.

Mimico Tree Lighting

When: Sunday, Dec 2, 2012  from 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Where: Mimico Square, Amos Waites Park, at Lake Shore and Mimico Ave.
Join with your community in ringing in the holiday season with an evening of music and fun, and a special visit from Santa! Like and Share on Facebook.

4th Annual Christmas Bake Sale & Crafters Sale

When: Saturday, Dec 8, 2012 from 10am – 2:30pm
Where: Mimico Presbyterian Church 119 Mimico Ave (at Royal York)
Time is running out! Need that last minute gift? Not enough hours in the day? Let us bake for you this Christmas!

Christmas in Mimico!

When: Sunday Dec. 16  from 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: Mimico Presbyterian Church, at Royal York and Mimico Ave.
Community Christmas Carol Concert, Readings and Sing-a-long. All are welcome. Free will offering. Featuring Mimico Children’s Choir, Mimico Presbyterian Church Choir and Mimico Baptist Church Junior High Youth Group.


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