Bloor Street East Neighbourhood Association Annual General Meeting
BENA has advocated for cycling lanes on Bloor Street East to connect from Sherbourne to those on Bloor Street West for a umber of years. The issue of safe and separated passage of pedestrians and cyclists along this strip has been an issue raised repeatedly at our meetings, including our Annual General Meetings. BENA has always been an advocate for the safe passage of all forms of transportation on our shared streets and sidewalks. Street sharrow markings and a redesign of our streetscape, including cycling lanes, has long been a community goal that has been difficult to realize. Councillor Wong-Tam has been steadfast in her support of these, in spite of the regular cancellation and their delay. But their time has come! We are excited to finally have the temporary cycling lanes and are excited to celebrate them with you, and the Councillors that represent our catchment area who have been instrumental in their realization. Although these lanes are temporary, the expectation is that they will become permanent when Bloor Street East is rebuilt in a few years. We need only witness the volume of cycling traffic that proves they are a great success! Information on the Bike Lanes may be found at https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-reduce-virus-spread/covid-19-activeto/covid-19-activeto-expanding-the-cycling-network/ Any feedback is welcome and may be emailed to active_TO@toronto.ca, or by calling 311. Please also share this feedback with BENA at firstname.lastname@example.org. On behalf of BENA, I look forward to welcoming you to the official ribbon cutting as noted above.
The Bloor Street East Neighbourhood Association is pleased to announce it is hosting a return engagement of the Political Panel that was conducted at its AGM last October and we are inviting you to assist us in our preparation. We are interested in your suggestions for questions and areas of interest that we can collate into our pre-prepared questions. The panelists will be provided the questions a few days in advance of the virtual event. Please provide your question to email@example.com on or before Tuesday the 20th of October. Panelists: Councillor Mike Layton (University Rosedale) Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Toronto Centre) MPP Jessica Bell (University Rosedale) MPP Suze Morrison (Toronto Centre)
In the Upper Jarvis Neighbourhood area immediately to our south, several tall tower development applications are in progress. This will affect
BENA's monthly Operations Committee meeting will be held online using Zoom on May 24, 2023 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.Neighbourhood issues,
BENA's monthly Operations Committee meeting will be held online using Zoom on Tuesday October 10, 2023 from 7:00 pm to 9:00
Bloor Street East Neighbourhood Association Annual General Meeting November 8, 2023 Register in advance for this meeting here Guest Speakers: Toronto