We need to build the Scarborough subway now—and
Glenn hopes you’ll join the fight! Please fill in
the new ePetition on his website. Within the
petition, you will find a summary of the situation
facing us regarding the Scarborough subway and the
"Top 10 reasons for supporting our Scarborough
Please also email Glenn about any potholes,
sunken sewer grates, dangerous sidewalks, broken curbs,
areas where water is pooling, or anything else that
needs fixing in our community!
Looking for child care or interested in
upgrading your job skills? Need help with
housing or medical-related expenses? The City
has created a new, easy-to-navigate website that
will make accessing services provided by
Children's Services, Employment and Social
Services, and Shelter Support and Housing
easier. The City's new one-stop human services website also
features a finder tool. Answer a few questions
and you'll get a personalized list of
services you may be eligible to receive.
Emergencies by definition are unpredictable and
disruptive to people's daily routines before
things get back to normal. If individuals and
families take some practical steps to become
prepared, families can greatly reduce the
negative effects of unforeseen events. Visit the
City of Toronto's Office of
Emergency Management for steps to take to
minimize the negative effects of emergencies and
how you can "Get Emergency Ready".
Recently several residents have had their vehicles broken into, and some have had
their homes broken into. One resident commented that homes with front porches
seemed more likely to be targets since the thieves can work on the front door while
hidden from street view.
City police rely more on statistics nowadays to see where their services are needed,
so it is very important that we are vigilant and report suspicious activity. We also
must do our part to protect our homes, our vehicles and our property. Some
- Ensure our cars/homes are locked and alarms activated. Front porches should also
be locked, if possible.
- Ensure our properties are well lit and clear of overgrown shrubbery that provide
hiding places for criminal activity.
- Make your home look lived in and occupied, especially now over March Break
- If a stranger knocks at the door, let them know that you are home without opening
the door. Would be thieves will not attempt to break in if they know someone is home.
- Consider implementing a neighbourhood watch program in our
neighbourhood. As the North Bendale Community is unique with a
large park with a multi- exit pathway system throughout, there
may be a need for several block or street captains.
- Residents should share safety tips or recent unusual behaviour with each other.
- Be the eyes and ears of the police. Call 911 (if crime is
ongoing, depicting an EMERGENCY) or CrimeStoppers at (416) 222-
(TIPS) 8477 to report strange behaviour.
- Get to know your neighbours, and look out for each other
(ie collecting mail/flyers when away)
To help us, the police have published several bulletins:
Read Inside Toronto's update
Scarborough Subway route won't use Big Bend alignment, councillor says. In the article Glenn De
Baeremaeker also says he now backs the Sheppard Subway loop.
Read The Toronto Star's update
Scarborough subway report delayed . . . again
a critical staff study of the route and cost of the one-stop extension was originally supposed to be
completed by December.
Read Inside Toronto’s update
TTC drops expropriation plans, moves Scarborough subway work site to read about the TTC’s
change in construction plans which they are now planning to move to the Scarborough Town Centre area where they were planning to build a new station.
The News section
of our website now has a link to PlowTo
which helps you find out when roads have been salted and plowed,
provides a time range to indicate when a salter or plow was last on a
street and real-time location of salters, plows and sidewalk
All Scarborough Centre families are
invited to join Glenn De Baeremaeker and take part in
the annual Tree-Lighting
Ceremony at the Scarborough Civic Centre Rotunda.
Glenn De Baeremaeker is also hosting a
Kids Christmas Party at Cedarbrook Community Centre.
Families will be welcomed into a Frozen-inspired
The Glen Andrews Community Association hosted a TTC and City Planning
event at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on October 24, 2016 to
discuss the locally promoted “Big Bend” alternative route
developed by Lorne Ross which will be substantially less disruptive to
The presentation is provided for your reference and news coverage of
this meeting included the Toronto Star’s Scarborough
politicians push Big Bend for subway route and Inside
subway champions want TTC's likely route changed. We ask all NBCA
residents to educate themselves on the proposed Big Bend alternative route and
stay informed on this very important city project affecting our community.
As well, an open letter to appeal to the TTC to find
another route for the subway construction is being delivered to all homes in our
community and we ask that you sign the letter and drop it off at one of the
locations listed on the cover page.
It is with deep regret that we share the
passing of the following members of our community.
passed away on July 23, 2016. Henry was a cub leader at North Bendale
for a few years. His wife Doris predeceased him December 13, 2012. The
Pilakowskis were original owners of 14 Faraday Drive. They are survived
by their children Janine
(Mike) and Michael (Nancy) and 4 grandchildren.
TTC was planning to cut down the Frant Faubert Wood Lot
to allow for the extension of the Bloor-Danforth line to Scarborough
Town Centre. Once again our pro-active community, with the help of Lorne
Ross and Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker, was successful in saving our
wood lot for a second time.
The North Bendale Community Association’s 55th
took place on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at the Birkdale
Community Centre, where NBCA discussed issues facing our
Please let Glenn
De Baeremaeker know about any potholes, sunken sewer grates, dangerous
sidewalks, broken curbs, areas where water is pooling, or anything else that
needs fixing in our community! When you report potholes quickly, the City
can fix them before they become too large and dangerous.
Potholes are usually fixed within five working days
Héloïse Lebreton, a student residing in our neighbourhood,
is looking for part time work to help her fellow neighbours.
The kinds of work she is willing to take on include:
- snow shoveling
- helping to clean up after the snow is gone
- dog walking
- assisting with yard work
- washing windows
- tutoring (depending upon the subject)
Fees are negotiable.
For further information please contact
Héloïse directly at 416 805-2056