Davisville Traffic Safety Proposal

For several years, SEDRA has been working with Councillor Josh Matlow, City of Toronto staff, TDSB Trustee Shelley Laskin, TDSB staff, and community members on improving safety for pedestrians on Davisville Ave. To our great frustration, the pandemic threw a wrench into plans to have a new traffic light replace the crossing (known as a … Read more

Federal By-election in Toronto-St. Paul’s

A federal by-election will be held in Toronto-St. Paul’s on Monday, June 24, 2024 to replace long-time MP Carolyn Bennett. According to Elections Canada, voters will face the longest ballot ever used in a federal election. Taking credit for the number of candidates is the group Longest Ballot Committee, who are seeking electoral reform. The … Read more

Construction of Davisville Community & Aquatic Centre

Construction will begin soon for the City of Toronto’s Aquatic Centre, being built on the southwest corner of Davisville-Spectrum school site, steps away from the Davisville subway station. The TDSB is hosting a virtual meeting where staff from the City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division will provide more information on the upcoming construction. … Read more

SEDRA Tribute to Jaye Robinson

It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Jaye Robinson, City Councillor for Don Valley West. We send our condolences to her family and friends, and wish them strength at this time. We would like to share a few memories of Jaye from SEDRA board members. As a SEDRA advisor to BARA … Read more

The SEDRA Owl: March 2024

Heritage Preservation in Midtown Bill 23 and the Impact on Heritage Preservation in Midtown Toronto You may have heard of Bill 23 in reference to the Greenbelt, but we want to take a moment to talk about the Bill’s impact closer to home. In the heart of Toronto, where history meets development, there stands Bill … Read more

Q&A with Councillor Mike Colle

Image: Ward 8’s City Councillor Mike ColleImage Credit: toronto.ca A number of local residents’ associations, including SEDRA, have come together to bring you a series of short informational pieces that are designed to build context and stay informed about decisions and conversations that have an impact on our local neighbourhoods. Today’s feature is the last of … Read more

Traffic Safety – an oxymoron?

An important message from John Hiddema, SEDRA Co-President The term traffic safety is used as a catch-all for conversations about what happens on our streets as we move about the city. It covers what goes wrong when vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists collide. That said, it’s not traffic we want to keep safe, it’s people. Lost … Read more

The SEDRA Owl: November 2023

A conversation with Josh Matlow Image: Ward 12’s City Councillor Josh MatlowImage Credit: toronto.ca A number of local residents’ associations, including SEDRA, have come together to bring you a series of short informational pieces that are designed to build context and stay informed about decisions and conversations that have an impact on our local neighbourhoods. Today’s feature is … Read more

The SEDRA Owl: Fall 2023

The greening of Davisville Image: 33 and 77 Davisville Ave, and future site of 60 BalliolImage Credit: Mary Turcotte by Jane Auster, co-president, SEDRAWhere are our parks?Davisville Village is one of the most parkland-deficient neighbourhoods in Toronto.This disheartening “nugget” came to me by way of the parks planner for our area in a meeting with … Read more