2022 is the Year of the Garden

Welcome to our first GREEN Waves e-newsletter of 2022. Meet two of the Green Wave team Debora Kuchme is the green brain behind the Bayview Pixies and someone who is as passionate about sustainable balcony planting in high rises as she is the green possibilities in low rise neighbourhoods. She is also a native plants … Read more

Basement Flooding and Water Quality Improvements Study – Community Consultation on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Study Area 40 (Eglinton & Yonge Area) A study is underway to determine the contributing factors for surface and basement flooding in the City of Toronto and recommend solutions to improve the City’s sewer system and overland drainage routes in order to mitigate flooding problems. Study Area 40 location in Yonge-Eglinton area has experienced recurring … Read more

Grand Opening of Manor Community Green

Doubling the Fun on Manor Road Councillor Josh Matlow worked with the neighbourhood to retain most of the Glebe Manor Bowling Club’s green space from development and consulted with the community to make this park a reality. On Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 Councillor Matlow invited the community to celebrate with a game of Bocce Ball! … Read more

Grand Opening Celebration of the new Mona Piper Playground

On Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 Councillor Josh Matlow invited the community to celebrate the grand opening of the Mona Piper Playground at the corner of Manor Rd. and Forman Ave., located beside Manor Road United Church. The new playground was named in honour of Mona Piper, who was the longest serving crossing guard in the … Read more

Grand Opening Celebration of Mona Piper Playground and Cudmore Creek Park

Councillor Josh Matlow invites the community to come and celebrate the grand opening of Mona Piper Playground and Cudmore Creek Park on Sunday June 3rd, 2018, 12:00 noon. Manor Rd & Forman Ave., Toronto, beside Manor Road United Church. Bring the whole family.  Snacks and beverages will be provided. Read about Mona Piper here: Saying … Read more

Davisville Village Greenways / Connected Pathways

By Rosemary Corbett Have you ever felt like you were breathing in toxic fumes when walking along Yonge, Mt Pleasant or Bayview or cramped when trying to get past all the sidewalk restaurant patios? Or perhapse you’ve found the long east-west blocks cumbersome when you only need to go north or south a few blocks? … Read more

Toronto Parks and Forestry initiative: Every Tree Counts

The city has set a goal of a 40% tree canopy (we are now at 28%) and has a robust plan for planting in public spaces. However, since there is a limited supply of public property, the city encourages the planting of young trees on private property. Toronto’s urban forest is a vital asset with … Read more

Davisville Village Greenways (DVGs)

Residents of Davisville are only too aware of the stress on our neighbourhood because of unprecedented development at Yonge and Eglinton and on the City-designated ‘Avenues’: Yonge St., Mt. Pleasant Rd., and Bayview Ave. Hence the theme of our recent AGM: “Take Back our Neighbourhood.” One way of reclaiming some of the calm, walkable elements … Read more

Keeping Our Neighbourhood GREEN

SERRA has actively participated in 4 meetings and workshops this fall which will give direction to the preservation and formation of parks and green space in Davisville Village, an area of the city under great development stress. Parks and Public Realm Update In November Paul Farish, a Senior Planner of Strategic Initiatives Policy and Analysis … Read more