President's Report

Jeff Forsyth

Posted May 05



This month we launch our annual membership campaign.  Membership Chair Tony Sibley has been busy recruiting canvassers to ensure we have a successful campaign.  As noted in earlier newsletters you can now go to our web page and sign up and pay for your membership on line at and just click on the “Pay Pal” icon. CCRA is one of the largest community associations in the Toronto area.  It is important that we have a large, active membership to ensure our voice is heard on matters that affect our community.   Be sure to purchase your membership.


The issues around the Toronto District School Board’s intention to dispose of the Wanita School site continue.  Planning chair Gayle Gibson has written a report in this newsletter to update you on the situation.


On Thurs. April 7 the Toronto Region Conservation Authority held an Open House so members of the community could provide input into the design of the major area of the Waterfront Trail at the base of Port Union Road.  The Conservation Authority has retained a consultant who will be developing detailed plans for this significant section of the trail.  As mentioned by Councillor Cowbourne in her article in last month’s newsletter, she will be hosting a community open house on June11 to allow the general public to visit the trail to view the progress to date.  Plan to attend and get a first hand look at the trail.  As more and more work is completed and the trail takes shape, one cannot help but be excited and look forward to the completion of this great new amenity to our community.


On Saturday April 23 our annual Earth Day celebrations were held.  Thanks to all who came out to participate in the activities to clean up and enhance the environment of our community.


As noted in last month’s newsletter we have started distribution of the newsletter to the Port Union Village area.  We hope to be able to continue this distribution and thank all the


delivery volunteers who have come forward in this area of our community to help with the distribution.  We hope you will become involved in CCRA community activities.


Looking ahead to June, the annual Highland Creek Heritage Day Festival will be held on Saturday June 18th.  This is a family event so mark this date on your calendar and plan to attend.


Our annual Summer Concert Series will be held on July 10th, 17th and 24th.  More details on Heritage Day and our Summer Concert Series will appear in the June newsletter.




Jeff Forsyth