The City has grants up to $5,000 for creating or expanding pollinator gardens on public or private lands, including "multiple front-yard gardens on the same street". See the PollinateTO website for eligibility requirements, which include having an eligible trustee. Deadline is January 8, 2021.
Trace Manes ice skating
In response to our query, the City has told the LRA that a group of neighbours has submitted an application to build a natural ice rink in Trace Manes Park this winter. Big thanks go to all who will be volunteering their time and energy for such a worthwhile project, particularly this winter!
Holland Bloorview playground
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital recently launched a new accessible playground. Visit their website for more information and photos.
Naming of laneway
On January 13, 2021, North York Community Council will consider a motion to name the lane between Donlea Dr, Laird Dr, Eglinton Ave E, and Sutherland Dr as "Barbers Lane" to honour the barbers who have served Leaside over the years.
New LBPA President
The LRA welcomes the incoming President of the Leaside Business Park Association, Leslie Kellen, Director of Operations and Partner with XYZ Storage (formerly All-Canadian Self Storage). We hope to cooperate and work closely with them on some of the many issues that we have in common like development and transportation.
Burke Brook trail
The LRA has informed 311 about repairs needed to Burke Brook trail, which runs south of Sunnybrook Hospital. See a recent photo showing a trail hazard.
Looking for some physically-distanced community activities during lockdown? Consider a self-guided walk in our neighbourhood, as originally published in Leaside Life earlier this year: