You're Invited to the Launch of the North Gateway Streetscape Project at Suydam Park

The Forest Hill Village BIA invites you to join us and your FHV neighbours for;

The launch of the North Gateway Streetscape Project at Suydam Park
The unveiling of the recently named Village Laneways

When: Sunday June 12th from 11 to 2pm
Where: Suydam Park at Coulson Ave./Spadina Rd.
What: Live Music, Ribbon-cutting & Plaque ceremonies, light refreshments

BIA Members: OBIAA releases the "BIA Handbook on the AODA"

The Ontario BIA Association (OBIAA) has released the first ever AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) guide developed specifically with BIAs in mind. The handbook highlights essential information in an easy-to-understand format; answers commonly asked questions; and summarizes the AODA requirements and deadlines that relate directly to you and your business members.

Click here to access the Handbook

The North Gateway Streetscape Project is Nearly Complete

While we're not done quite yet, the North Gateway Streetscape Project is very near completion and is really looking fantastic. The gateway sign post will soon be installed at the north end of the park marking the north entrance into the village, and the water station will be installed in spring. In the meantime, while there are a few post-installation deficiencies to be addressed, the new benches and lights are ready to be enjoyed.

We'll be hosting a Spring launch event sometime in June and will post more details here as they become available.

Fall Construction Update

With both the North Gateway Streetscape Project at Suydam Park, and the Thelma/Spadina Parking Lot expansion under way at the same time, we've had fences up and more than our fair share of construction noise and disruption this summer. The good news is that both projects are well underway and despite notable setbacks, they are nearing completion. We can't wait to see the end results and to wave goodbye to the fences!

Construction begins on the North Gateway Streetscape Project at Suydam Park

The North Gateway Streetscape Project, a joint initiative of the Forest Hill Village BIA, City of Toronto Economic Development, and Parks, to enhance the Spadina Rd. edge of Suydam Park with added seating, planters and subtle lighting, is set to get underway this week.

This is the next stage of the Forest Hill Village Masterplan that began with the building of Montclair Parkette. The goals for the project are:

- To enhance the streetscape at Suydam park for pedestrians with lighting, seating and planting so they can enjoy the park setting,

City Sign Bylaw - Public Consultations

The City of Toronto is looking for input from the public and business owners on potential changes to the City of Toronto Act and the Toronto Sign Bylaw. The proposed changes would increase the City's ability to implement and enforce the Sign Bylaw.

At the January 8, 2015 meeting of the Planning and Growth Management Committee, staff recommended that Council request the province to amend the City of Toronto Act so that the city's Sign Bylaw could apply to signs and billboards that existed prior to the current Sign Bylaw being enacted.