Enjoying (and not enjoying) Your Neighbourhood

A miscellany of things to tell you about today…

Jack of Sports provides swim lessons and summer camps at various places around the city.  Now, it’s moving into our neighbourhood – at Monarch Park Collegiate (west of Coxwell, south of Danforth).   They run the Red Cross swim program.  It costs $160 for 10 lessons of 1 hour each and lessons will be starting at the end of June.  They’re also planning on offering summer camps.  For more info call 416-489-4777 or info@jackofsports.com

Environment Days

The Ward 31 Environment Day is Saturday, June 5th from 10-2 at Stan Wadlow Park at 373 Cedarvale Ave. Pick up free compost, buy native plants, exchange broken green bins and kitchen catchers, buy a rain barrel or water saver kit, learn about the city’s environmental programs, get free seeds, drop off hazardous waste and special recyclables, and much more.

Red Sable

Check out the paintings by Lisa Crouch, Ana Gribbons and Cynthia Noel during the month of June at Red Sable at 1765 Danforth.  The opening reception is Saturday, June 5th from 1 – 4 p.m.  Red Sable is open Thursday and Friday  11-6 and Saturday 12-5.  Call 416-436-3733 for more info.

Tree Tour

Want to learn how to distinguish a sugar  maple from a silver maple?  Join Lauren B  own from LEAF (Local Enhancement and  Appreciation of Forests) and learn how to  identify trees, the benefits of trees, the  challenges our urban forests face and ways    to help.

Meet on Sunday, June 6th at the Grinder  Cafe at 126 Main St. (south of Danforth).    The tour will take place from 1 – 3 p.m. Fore  more information, contact Mary-Margaret  McMahon at spargy@rogers.com

Car Wash

A group of people who live near the car wash at Aldridge and Danforth are getting very frustrated with the noise of the car wash and the noise and exhaust of the cars idling in the back lane waiting to use the car wash.  Linda has posted about it here on the blog and the residents there looking for any advice people may have about how to proceed.  They’ve formed a committee called the West Lynn – Aldridge Peace and Enjoyment Committee (because they’ve lost the peace and enjoyment of their yards).

0 comments to “Enjoying (and not enjoying) Your Neighbourhood”
  1. It’s very worrisome that a business like a car wash can open in a residential area, where it clearly doesn’t fit. Does anyone know how it got approved and what the approval process was/is? Is the West Lynn/Aldridge neighbourhood committee working with City Councillor Sandra Bussin? What is her role here?

  2. Well, while I can empathize a bit with traffic issues, I can only point out that the car wash operates right beside a long-standing commercial garage.

    As for council’s role in these matters, just follow the money, i.e., the recent decision to give someone a 20 year lease for waterfront food and liquor sales…

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