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Community Survey
The 7 Oaks Community Association has posted a survey on their website for your input.  I encourage you to partake in shaping your community with the newly revitalized association. Survey

Contact: Dan Nortes, President, 7 Oaks Residents Association, Website: 7 Oaks Residents Association

City Street Furniture Installation in your Community
Under this annual program a litter receptacle will be installed at the South/East corner of Neilson Rd. and Oakmeadow Blvd.

If you are aware of other locations which may be suitable for garbage bins/ bus shelters, or benches, please contact my office.

Military Trail from Highcastle Road to Ellesmere Road is Open
The road was reopened with the necessary repairs to ensure it was safe for vehicle use.  The 2017 watermain break caused significant road damage in many locations on Military Trail making the road closure necessary. The damages included:

  • destabilized  road subsurface and surface
  • severe cracking, potholes, pavement distortion,
  • depressions, ponding and broken pavement edges

A geotechnical investigation was completed in November and the City has reviewed the report. The necessary temporary road repair work was delayed due to the extreme freezes and thaws during December/January and crews needed to visit the site and plan the work before it was completed two weeks ago. 
The City is completing the engineering design for the new road and sidewalk for Military Trail between Ellesmere and High Castle, a tender will be issued this Winter work will start later this Spring (2018).

The work will involve reconstructing and realigning Military Trail, installing a sidewalk and potential green features. This work should take about 16 weeks for the entire project dependent on the weather.  I have been advised that the timeline is needed as the work involves a full road reconstruction (this is much deeper digging and removal than road resurfacing), including the installation of a new concrete base, new curbs and some realignment of the road. I am continuing to speak to staff to see if the work can be done in a tighter timeline.

When work starts, the road will have to be closed because it is not wide enough for both construction machinery and private vehicle traffic.

A pre-construction notice and construction notice will be distributed before the road reconstruction work begins.

When the ravine portion of Military Trail was re-opened, there were morning and afternoon turn restrictions put in place.  They were put in place to deal with the high level of short-cutting and speeding in the community… particular on Highcastle, Oakmeadow and Military Trail.

The speeding and cross-cutting has been the main topic of discussion during my Town Hall Meetings in Seven Oaks.  People asked about speed reductions or speed bumps.  To have either of these done I need a petition signed by residents asking for the change.  People have offered to the petitions but I have never had any submitted to my office. So this leads me to believe that neither of these options were really supported by residents.

Residents have also asked about some type of sticker which can be issued to Seven Oaks residents to place on their vehicle windows.  Transportation staff said there is no system like this available, and it would be very costly to administer in conjunction with the Toronto Police.

During the recent construction complaints about speeding and short-cutting were almost non-existent.

There is also not enough police resources in 43 Division to have officers sitting on these streets each and every weekday morning.

It was determined in conjunction with Transportation staff the best course of action was to put in the turn restrictions.

Brooks Road Park Playground Update
This project is on schedule with the playground equipment ordered in 2017.  The installation of the equipment is dependent on the Spring thaw, with the expectation for a completion date of mid-June, 2018. 

St. Edmund Campion Catholic Elementary School New Child Care Centre
Funding for the construction of a child care centre at St. Edmund Campion Catholic School has been announced. The facility will include spaces for up to 10 infants (0-18 months of age), up to 15 toddlers (18 months – 30 months of age) and up to 24 preschool children (2.5 – 3.8 years of age). Click for details here. 

1st Centenary Scouts Canada Testimonials
"I have two children in Scouts Canada with the 1st Centenary, my daughter age 11 and son age 7. They both love it!
We as a family have enjoyed the many outings and community events that Scouts have planned or helped in some way.  We look forward to many more years with Scouts Canada."
"My four kids are in the Scouts program with 1st Centenary and we have found it very rewarding.   What is notable is the dedication to and knowledge of the program.  
My older two are in Scouts and recently came home full of pride after making catapults. I thought it was amazing." 

"I encourage all parents if they have an opportunity to check out their local area Scout troupe for their kids, it's a great opportunity for learning and forming friendships."  
"Our family has been involved in Scouting with 1st Centenary for the past 7 years.  We know that all the experiences they have gone through with Scouting have enabled our children to discover feelings confidence, skills to become leaders of tomorrow and an appreciation and connection for the outdoors."

The 1st Centenary Scouts Groups (Beavers/Cub Scouts/ Scouts) meet Tuesday/Wednesdays at Saint Edmund Campion, and Highcastle Public School depending on the group.  Times and age groups vary, so give call  416-724-9215 and explore what Scouts Canada can do for your children, ages 5 to 26!!

Sign up for my monthly Ward 43 Report

Budget 2018

Scarborough Business Association

Upper Highland Creek Access Improvements

Probus Club in Guildwood

UTSC - Draft Secondary Plan

Guildwood Refugee Action Committee(GRACE)

Metrolinx GO Expansion (Guildwood to Pickering)

Scarborough Transit Planning Update

Morningside Park

Chartwell Retirement Residences Redevelopment Proposal

Emerald Ash Borer(EAB)

Guild Park and Gardens

Final Report Mayor's Task Force on Housing

Toronto Walking

Toronto Public Library’s What's On

Community Bus

Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

saveONenergy Home Assistance Program (HAP)



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