Six Reasons to Renew Your SEDRA Membership Today

Updated plans outline new gathering spaces like Canada Square pictured here
Image from submission to City of Toronto

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 don’t always have a voice. Here are just six of our accomplishments from 2022:

1: Two Developers and South Eglinton Public School

We started with two different developers building towers that overshadow the overcrowded Eglinton Public School with its huge need for more classroom spots.

After working alongside city staff, the city councillor, the developer, TDSB and other stakeholders, we now look forward to a double-capacity, brand-new school near Mount Pleasant and Eglinton.

2: Parks, Open Space and Green Space

The new park running between Soudan and Hillsdale at Yonge is just one example of a project that we supported, and we will continue to find opportunities for the improvement of community space in our neighbourhood.

We are active participants in the talks (in their early stages) for a major new linear park over the Davisville Rail Yards that will transform Midtown Toronto.

3: Canada Square

We were part of bringing together eight sister Residents’ Associations, as well as three councillors to run a grassroots campaign to gain awareness and support for a more thoughtful development. We continue engagement with this key project as it moves forward.

4: Pedestrian Safety

We are working with our city councillors to add new LPIs (Lead Pedestrian Intervals) to key intersections along Mt. Pleasant after having these LPIs added to Yonge Street intersections.

5: Eglinton Connects and Yonge Complete Streets

We are working closely with CycleTO, our BIAs, City Staff and our City Councillors to represent your interests in ongoing conversations about these initiatives.

6: Garden Suites, Multi-unit homes and Infill

Large scale developments are always a high priority, however, they don’t distract us from paying attention to other developments closer to street level. We have a working group dedicated to informing and supporting residents when it comes to topics like garden suites, laneway housing, multi-unit homes, and infill.

2022 was a big year for our organization as we look for more ways to both connect with and reflect our South Eglinton-Davisville community. Have you noticed we have a new name, a new look and a new website?

As we reflect on our recent accomplishments, we also reflect on the continued challenges ahead. Our efforts are 100% volunteer based and we rely tremendously on donations and annual memberships. $25 goes a long way in supporting our efforts and our goal of protecting and enhancing a strong vibrant neighbourhood.

Stay in touch, stay engaged in your community. Renew or obtain your SEDRA membership now for 2023. Click here: