…so little time.
1. First off – thanks so much to all of you who came out to our first annual DECA cocktail party. It was a full house and we were deeeelighted. I want to say a special thank you to a few people:
- Melanie 0f Melanie’s Bistro for hosting the evening, preparing some really fantastic food, and serving up the beverages
- City Councillor, Janet Davis for helping us with the flyers, and
- Graphic Designer, Aron Harris, for designing said flyers, but more about him another time.
2. Did you know DECA was in a parade? You would if you had ventured down to the Beaches Santa Clause parade last weekend. About the experience of dressing up as local fruits and vegetables to promote the East Lynn Market in a parade on a cool November Sunday, DECA vice-chair, Catherine Porter, said it was “quite possibly the best cure for depression. I vow to go in every parade I can from now until…death?” (That’s her in the pumpkin suit.)
3. UP! This Friday night, Gledhill Public School is hosting a family movie night. All proceeds from popcorn sales and the $1 admission charge will go to Community Centre 55 to help local families in need. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Showtime is 6:30. Doors open at 6 p.m.
4. G-Spot Bar and Grill – A hearing has been scheduled for Dec. 14th at 9:30 a.m. to review the application for the liquor license of the G Spot Bistro. If you have any concerns at all about this establishment and it’s liquor license please try to make it to this hearing if you can. It’s at 90 Sheppard Ave. on the 3rd floor. Contact 416-326-0366 for more information or let me know if you would like to know more.
5. A note on safety. A resident on Oakcrest Ave. wrote me a little while ago to let us all know about an incident at her home. They had gone to get into the car at 8:30 in the morning when their son decided he needed a new diaper (honestly it’s always when you’re walking out the door isn’t it?). Anyway, they left the car unlocked while they went in to change the diaper and when they came out, the car was ransacked. Someone had pulled everything out and gone through all the nooks and crannies. In my own experience, I think someone goes down my street every night checking to see if any car doors are left accidentally unlocked. Keep your vehicles locked folks.
6. Merrill Bridge Road Park (Is it just me or are there too many geographic identifiers in the name of this park?) On Monday there was a meeting about making this park an off-leash dog park. I understand there was discussion about making part of the park off-leash and discussion about making all of the park off-leash and fencing off the ravine. There would be some on-leash hours during the day in the summer. Anyway, the City (Parks and Rec) will now go off and consider the input from the meeting. For more info, check out the Merrill Park Dog Association site.
7. Basement Flooding – Apparently the City is doing an environmental assessment and looking into the issue of basement flooding from the DVP to Vic Park and south from Sammon Ave. The study will consider solutions and will include some public consultation next fall. If you would like to know more about this, contact Councillor Sandra Bussin or Josie Franch, the Public Consultation Coordinator for the City at 416-338-2859.
8. Councillor Janet Davis is organizing a meeting to help tenants better understand their rights and responsibilities as tenants. It will be Dec. 2nd from 7-9 p.m. at the Secord Public School Gym at 101 Barrington Ave.