YMLRA and associated community organizations invite you to Meet the Candidates for Don Valley West in the upcoming Federal Election


Meet the Candidates for
Federal Member of Parliament, Don Valley West
Thursday, October 10 – 7pm to 9pm
Salvation Army Yorkminster Citadel (main sanctuary)
1 Lord Seaton Rd.

Candidates for Don Valley West:

  • Rob Oliphant, Liberal Party
  • Yvonne Robertson, Conservative Party
  • Laurel MacDowell, NDP
  • Ian Prittie, People’s Party of Canada
  • Amanda Kistindey, Green Party

Written questions from the audience will be read by a moderator and answered by the candidates.

Co-hosted by:

  • St. Andrew’s Ratepayers Association
  • Yonge Ridge Homeowners’ Association
  • York Mills Gardens Community Association
  • York Mills–Leslie Residents Association
  • York Mills Valley Association

Friends and neighbours welcome!

Meet the Candidates for Councillor in our new Ward 15 – Don Valley West: Thursday, October 4

Several local ratepayers associations are hosting an event to meet, hear and question candidates for Councillor in our new Ward 15, Don Valley West, in the upcoming municipal election. You are invited!

The candidates are:
Jon Burnside (current Councillor, Ward 26)
Tanweer Khan
Minh Le
Jaye Robinson (current Councillor, Ward 25)
Nikola Streker

The meeting specifics are:
Date: Thursday, October 4
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: St John’s Anglican Church (main sanctuary)
Address: 19 Don Ridge Drive

With two incumbents among the candidates running in our new expanded ward, it is important to make an informed choice. This is your opportunity!

We look forward to seeing you there.

Michael Orr
YMLRA Executive

1st Annual Bayview-York Mills-Leslie Fall Social

Dear Friends and Neighbours:

As you are about to start your long weekends, I wanted to invite you to join the York Mills Gardens Community Association, the York Mills-Leslie Ratepayer’s Association and Janet Russel, Publisher of the Neighbours of Windfields Magazine for our 1st Annual Bayview-York Mills-Leslie Fall Social.

When: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Bayview Family Church, 2570 Bayview Avenue
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YMLRA Executive Survey

August 20, 2018
Dear Resident

In addition to our ongoing focus on the Minto development situation plus other local development activities which would impact our community, the YMLRA Executive would like to ascertain which other topics are of particular interest to residents in our community.

This will help us to determine how we can best support the needs of our community and how we can work most effectively with neighbouring associations.

Discussions have indicated that the following topics may be of particular interest to our residents:

  • Information session on traffic, transit, community safety & security
  • Meeting with Kathleen Wynne, our MPP for Don Valley West
  • Meeting with Jaye Robinson, our local councillor, including potential impacts of ward boundary changes in coming election
  • Community BBQ with kids activities (approach local businesses to sponsor) to foster community spirit
  • Real estate market update
  • Development issues, including: what is the plan? Concerns of congestion & lack of infrastructure; understand the new Local Planning Appeals Tribunal process (replaces OMB).
  • Fund raising and/or charity event
  • Community clean-up

We would ask that you consider these items and indicate the top 3 – 4 which most interested you. We then ask that you send a brief email to survey@ward25residents.ca
identifying these topics. We will compile the input, post the results on the YMLRA website and use them in helping to fashion / determine the future actions and activities of the YMLRA.

If you have additional topics that you are particularly interest in, we encourage you include them in your email response as well.

Thank you for your time and interest

YMLRA helps in successful opposition to York Mills Gallery expansion proposal

Recently , the YMLRA executive was approached by a concerned resident to make a representation to City Planning regarding a proposal by York Mills Gallery (YMG), a banquet hall on the east side of Leslie Street between Bannatyne Drive and Kirkwood Road, to create an outdoor patio on the boulevard between their building and Leslie Street. This project was a concern for many reasons which are enumerated in the YMLRA response below.

Jaye Robinson strongly opposed this proposal and a number of individual email protests were sent by YMLRA Executives and members. In addition to the email below, members of the YMLRA executive were present at the North York Committee of Adjustment to make our views known to the committee and, we believe, we had an influencing factor in the unanimous rejection by the committee members.
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York Mills Gardens Reception with Mayor John Tory has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 10

Dear Friends and Neighbours:

Unfortunately due to a personal commitment that has come up with Toronto Mayor John Tory on Thursday, March 8th, we have had to reschedule our upcoming meet and greet social with him. The revised date along with the time and venue can be found below.

When: Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
Where: Saalem Bayview Family Church, 2570 Bayview Avenue
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