Beach Hill’s annual general meeting brought out 60 or more locals last night, in spite of the snow storm. More than 10 of them had events and initiatives to tell us about. This is not just an enthusiastic neighbourhood association, it’s an active one.
- Beach Hill tree canopy is at 40% coverage, the city’s goal
- Volunteers watering and mulching new trees, to maintain the 40%
- In May, volunteer weeding/planting Gerrard Street sidewalk wells
- Coming: 22 new, turquoise, high-quality benches along Gerrard
- The Budapest Restaurant reopens on Thursday
- IceMasters volunteer park rink melted every time this year
- Planned: Victoria Day Watch the Fireworks night. Hot dogs
- Fairmount Park to be listed for new playground equipment
- Locals help Syrian refugees by collecting household furnishings
- More trees for Fairmount Park, watering supply system planned
- Forward Baptist Church choir opportunities, kids’ day camps
- Fairmount Farmers Market struggling, hiring a manager
- 506 Streetcar Project links cultures of east side, west side
- Woodbine Bridge mural to be extended
- Beach Hill Residences construction: Gerrard lane reopens in May
- Beach Hill Residence occupancy starts this summer
- Toronto 311 service praised, fixed curb hazard quickly
The Naval Club’s public wifi is excellent.
Another volunteer group has taken over the Beach Hill Spring Clean-Up. Dozens of us will be out with our garbage bags for that.
To raise money for flower plantings, hall rental and small expenses, the Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association sells optional annual memberships for $20. Non-members are welcome to attend all events. Volunteers also bake goods for an annual sale, the Beach Hill Bake-o-rama.