President's Report

Jeff Forsyth

Posted Jun.05

Two annual events in our community mark the arrival of the summer season.   CCRA is proud to be one of the sponsors for both of these events. The first is the annual Highland Creek Heritage Day that will be held on Saturday June 18th.  Activities get underway with a parade starting at 10:00 along Lawson Rd to Highland Creek Village.  Festivities for the whole family continue throughout the day in Highland Creek Village.  Mark this date on your calendars and plan to attend.  The second event is our annual Summer Concert Series which will be held on the evenings of Sunday July 10, 17, and 24.  Great entertainment has been lined up for this year’s concerts.  Light refreshments will be available.  Grab your lawn chairs and plan to take in one of the concerts.

 In late April the City of Toronto held an information gathering meeting regarding Meadowvale Rd.  Residents on Meadowvale Rd. received notice of the meeting and many of them were present to provide their input.  The City has decided that something needs to be done to improve the condition of Meadowvale Rd.  This meeting was the first step in the process to determine what should be done.  It is our understanding that this study is not looking at the possibility of widening the road to 4 lanes as has been contemplated in the past.  The present study is only to look at the best and most suitable design for a 2 lane road.  Once the City has studied the comments received at the meeting, they will be proposing a solution that will be presented to the residents.

We have had a suggestion put forward that we hold a family Halloween party this October.  While we would support this event we need volunteers to come forward to offer to help.  If anyone is interested in helping with this event please contact myself or anyone on the executive. 

Discussions continue between the City of Toronto and the Toronto District School Board regarding the Wanita School site.  Planning

Chair Gayle Gibson has a full report in this newsletter on the status of these discussions.

Membership chair Tony Sibley reports that the membership campaign is well underway but there are some streets that lack canvassers.  If you would like to volunteer to canvass give Tony a call.  Remember you can purchase your membership through our web page www.centennialcra.com and click on the “Pay Pal” icon.

This is our last newsletter until September.

 

Have a safe and enjoyable summer.

 

Jeff Forsyth

President