President's Report

Jeff Forsyth

Posted June.06

This is our last newsletter until September so there are some community events I want to mention.  The first is the annual Highland Creek Heritage Day.  This year it will be held on Saturday June 17 starting off at 10:00 a.m. with a parade commencing at Centennial Rd and Lawson and proceeding west along Lawson into Highland Creek village.  Events for the whole family are planned throughout the day in Highland Creek.  The second summer event is the Summer Concert Series.  Concerts will be held on the evenings of Sunday July 9th, 16th, and 23rd.  Plan to take in one or all of these concerts.  Refreshments are available and it is a pleasant way to spend a summer evening. 

Over the summer months a number of families move in and out of our community.  For those leaving our community thanks for your support over the years and for those moving in we look forward to meeting you and having you get involved in your new community.

The official opening of the Waterfront Trail is scheduled for September 24th.  Below is a report I received from the Toronto Region Conservation Authority regarding the status of the work on the trail.

Port Union Waterfront Trail Project Update

In September 2006, the Port Union Waterfront Trail (Phase 1) will be open for public use.  Project activities for this spring and summer include seeding and planting, trail creation and installation of site amenities such as safety fencing, seating areas and a look out shelter on the Pedestrian Node.  Additionally, a pedestrian bridge spanning 45 meters across the mouth of Highland Creek will be installed to provide access from East Point Park to the Port Union Waterfront Trail.  For further information, please contact Nancy Gaffney, Waterfront Specialist at ngaffney@trca.on.ca or 416-661-6600, ext. 5313. Mark your calendars!  Port Union Waterfront Trail Open House Sunday September 24, 2006 1:00-3:00PM. Please visit www.trca.on.ca for event updates

Please mark September 24th on your calendar

We have some great news regarding the Wanita School site.  On May 16TH about 70 residents and I attended the City of Toronto Policy and Finance committee meeting seeking their approval to purchase the Wanita School site from the Toronto District School Board. The turnout of residents from the community was overwhelming.  I am pleased to report that because of the efforts of dedicated residents of our community, the Policy and Finance Committee recommended the city purchase the site for parkland and to ensure the headwaters of the Centennial Creek watershed are preserved.  The matter is to be considered by the full city council during the week of May 23.  We truly do live in a great community.  Thanks to all those residents who have worked so hard to get petitions signed and sent letters and made phone calls to the councillors.  Your efforts have been rewarded.

Have a safe and pleasant summer.

Jeff Forsyth

President