The SEDRA Owl: March 2023

Presidents’ welcome: Jane Auster and John Hiddema, SEDRA Co-Presidents Image: John Hiddema (SEDRA Co-President), Hon. Carolyn Bennett, Jane Auster (SEDRA Co-President),photo c/o Jane Auster Building Community: What does community mean to you?Our community is growing and changing as we welcome new neighbours moving into the buildings springing up in every corner of South Eglinton/Davisville Village as well … Read more

New Federal Electoral Map for Ontario Tabled in the House of Commons

The report by the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario, outlining its proposed changes to the province’s federal electoral map, was tabled in the House of Commons on February 10, 2023. The report, which was sent to the Speaker of the House through the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, will be reviewed by the House of … Read more

Congratulations to our SEDRA Co-Presidents

Image: John Hiddema (SEDRA Co-President), Hon. Carolyn Bennett, Jane Auster (SEDRA Co-President),photo c/o Jane Auster The Queen’s Jubilee Outstanding Neighbour Awards are awarded to nominated individuals in our neighbourhood recognizing their service and dedication to our community. On January 29, 2023, SEDRA co-Presidents Jane Auster and John Hiddema both received an Outstanding Neighbour Award, presented … Read more

Six Reasons to Renew Your SEDRA Membership Today

Over the last several months, we have been working hard for you, our neighbours. Our board members and able volunteers continue to invest hours of their time on many projects. We work closely with residents, city councillors, city staff, other associations and developers to find common ground and advocate for the interests of those who … Read more

Bill 23: Ford’s Housing Plan is built upon a Field of Dreams

On October 25, 2022 Premier Doug Ford said that ‘Everyone’s dream is to have a little white picket fence.’ Meanwhile his government proposed Bill 23 that does nothing to provide for affordable housing and fails to build liveable communities. Bill 23 is a complex piece of omnibus legislation that, if passed, will make a multitude … Read more

SEDRA makes a submission to the Electoral Committee to reinstate Historical Boundaries

The residents living between “Eglinton – Merton – Bayview – Yonge” have been part of a single voting ward for almost 150 years. Doug Ford changed that in 2018 with his decision to align the city’s wards with the federal/provincial riding boundaries to create 25 new wards. The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario is … Read more