On October 30 St Andrews Community Association
hosted a meeting to which NBCA residents were
invited. They had as guest speaker Alan
Fillipuzzi, a senior Transportation planner,
talk on the new streetscapes planned for the
City Centre area.
One of our residents attended that meeting, and
kindly provided us with her report, which
St Andrews Community Assocation
Meeting of Oct 30, 2017 re Scarborough Centre's future transportation network
Invited guests were Alan Filipuzzi and his team from the City Planning Division.
They were invited to explain the transportation network they are working on for
Scarborough Centre which goes from Brimley to Bellamy and the 401 to Ellesmere.
They went through the process they used to come to this point and, armed with
maps, illustrated their plan for accommodating traffic in and around the Town
Considering the fact that this area will grow to house over 70,000 people in the
coming years it is of extreme importance that they get the street design right
even though the plan covers the next twenty years.
Along with all this discussion is, of course, the impact of the proposed
Scarborough subway and its attendant bus connections which will alter the nature
of the Centre's main intersections at McCowan, Bushby, Triton and Progress.
The department has consulted the public on many occasions and has written many
reports detailing their findings, You can follow these through the following
With all the changes proposed, there is some concern about the following in particular:
the Span McCowan idea presented and approved by both Scaborough Council and Toronto Council some five years ago was never considered, but it is a cheaper alternative than the raising of McCowan Road.
Disrupting the path of Progress Ave around the Town Centre by taking down the overpass just north of the current RT station is unacceptable.
Consequently raising McCowan Road to meet Progress at grade level is costly and not necessary
The idea of dead-ending Progress Ave just past Midland at the railway tracks is unacceptable.
The next public consultation meeting will be held on
November 22, 2017
6 - 8:30 PM
Scarborough Civic Centre
I hope many residents will consider attending to voice
their opinion about this coming transformation.
Scarborough Centre on the Move
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Drop-In Session 1:30pm to 9:00pm
Learn about and provide your input on the Scarborough
Centre on the Move Transportation Master
Plan study determining the 20-30 year future
transportation network improvements at the
second public consultation meeting at the
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough
Initial recommendations include developing a
simplified street network including establishing
signalized at-grade intersection at McCowan Road
and Progress Avenue, improving pedestrian and
cycling infrastructure throughout the Centre;
and supporting future transit improvements.
Glen Andrew Community Association
October 24, 2016 7:00pm
The Glen Andrew Community
Association invites North Bendale residents to join them at St.
Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 115 St. Andrew's Road , for a
presentation on TTC and City Planning on the extension of the
Bloor-Danforth subway to our Scarborough Town Centre as well as
opposition to the planned route to the STC by City Planning and
our alternative route which will be substantially less
disruptive to our communities.
Salmon Festival at Highland Creek
Sunday, October 2, 2016
1:00pm – 4:00pm.
Salmon in Highland Creek have had
their ups and downs but seeing the big fish move through
Scarborough's Morningside Park is now a popular fall event.
Celebrating its 15th anniversary at Thomson Memorial Park
this event is a community favourite to enjoy delicious food
(ribs, hot dogs, french fries, corn on the cob and more...),
midway rides, games, Karaoke competitions, craft and vendor
exhibits, and an all day beer garden. Read
Birkdale Art in the Park
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Art in the Park is an annual one-day outdoor community arts
festival held in the Birkdale Ravine surrounding the
Birkdale Community Center that provides an opportunity for
local artists and artisans to exhibit and sell their original
works and connect with the community, sharing ideas and fostering dialogue.
Canada Day Celebration
Friday, July 1, 2016
Be sure to check Inside
Toronto for details on this year’s Canada Day
festivities. Past year’s events have included
activities at Thomson Memorial Park and a Canada Day Parade on
The 17th annual Doors
Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf returns on Saturday,
May 28 and Sunday, May 29, 2016, offering free and rare access
to more than 130 architecturally, historically, culturally and
socially significant buildings across Toronto.
North Bendale Fun Fair & Marketplace
Thursday, May 12, 2016 – 3:00pm to 7:00pm
The whole community is invited to attend the fun fair and marketplace
and North Bendale Jr. P.S. Activities will include a bouncy castle, cotton
candy, pie in the face, BBQ, photobooth, art auction, raffle, bake sale, face
paining & marketplace.
International Women's Day Celebration - Mar. 6, 2016
Glen Ayr United Church celebrates it's 50th anniverary - October, 2010
Please join us as we celebrate 50 years at Glen Ayr United Church
During the month of October we will celebrate with special Sunday services:
October 3, October 17, October 24 and October 31
Check the website: www.glenayr.ca or call the church at
416-438-9843 for further details.