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Cabbagetown South 2009 Initiatives & Events

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  • 1. CABBAGETOWN SOUTH 2009 INITIATIVES & EVENTS
  • 2. MEETINGS!
    • We meet the 2 nd Wednesday of every Month at Ontario Bistro from 7-9 PM.
    • Minutes of each meeting are available on the website.
    • We have a President, Board & numerous committees.
  • 3. REGULAR GUEST SPEAKERS:
    • Councilor Pam McConnell
    • Representatives from:
      • MP George Smitherman’s office
      • City Planning Office
      • Toronto Community Police
      • Solid Waste Management
  • 4. Regular Meetings & Guest Speakers
  • 5. Historic Neighbourhood Initiative March, 2009
  • 6. Historic Neighbourhood Initiative
    • CSA board member Wallace Immen researched & wrote the history of Cabbagetown South for our website!
    • The CS area from Carlton to Gerrard was documented thanks to the efforts of Wallace & the Cabbagetown Preservation Association (CPA)
    • Next:
      • Documentation of Gerrard to
      • Shuter St.
      • Move towards Historic District Designation!
      • Historic Walking Tour of the area
  • 7. Neighbourhood Beautification Initiative Bins Community Clean-up Graffiti Ontario Parkette
  • 8. BINS & MORE BINS!
    • The roll out of new garbage and recycling bins in our historic area proved quite a challenge as residents struggled to find a place to store them and bins became an eye sore!
      • We documented the problem in pictures and created ‘Miller’s Bin Book’
      • We met with a representative of Solid Waste Management
      • We lobbied to allow Cabbagetown South residents to switch to bags if they did not have backyard access for storage.
  • 9. BINS! We successfully worked with the City to Permit Cabbagetown South Residents to use bags if they have to store bins in their front yard! BIG BINS!
  • 10. Supporting the Environment! Earth Hour Walk Community Clean-up Project Chirp
  • 11. EARTH HOUR March, 2009
    • COMMUNITY WALK
      • Candlelight walk
      • Think about the environment
      • Meet your neighbors
      • Learn about the history of the neighbourhood
  • 12. EARTH HOUR
  • 13. We had over 40 people join our walk!
  • 14. COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP May, 2009
  • 15. VOLUNTEERS PICKED-UP GARBAGE & LITTER THROUGHOUT THE AREA!
  • 16. Project Chirp June, 2009
  • 17. Project Chirp
    • Speaker Christina Sharma from the Canadian Wildlife Federation spoke on how to attract Song Birds to your Cabbagetown backyard.
  • 18. Vanessa Magness, President of Cabbagetown South thanking Robert McEninery, President of Ben Wicks outside the restaurant.
  • 19. GETTING CONNECTED NEW WEBSITE! May 23 rd , 2009
  • 20. New Website!
    • This was our most important 2009 initiative!
      • We defined our requirements
      • Evaluated and selected Wild Apricot
      • Implemented and populated the database
      • Went live on May 23 rd !
      • www.cabbagetownsouth.ca
  • 21. HERE’S WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE!
  • 22. Paws in the Parkette May, 2009
  • 23. CSA VP, Don Purvis watching the ‘paws’
  • 24. Paws in the Parkette
    • Announce plans for improvements to Ontario Parkette
      • Every Dogs a Winner….Fun dog competitions!
        • Longest Tail
        • Best Dressed
        • Shortest Tail
        • Biggest Ears
        • Best Trick
      • Have your picture taken with your pet.
  • 25.  
  • 26. Some of the Fun! Thank You Judge Daryl! Pet Portraits Winner: Best trick – catching bubbles!
  • 27. The Community Police came out to support… “Paws in the Parkette”.
  • 28. RELATIONSHIP BUILDING: All Saint’s Church Ongoing Initiative
  • 29.
    • Over the past twelve months we have worked
    • On building a positive relationship with the church.
    • Improving the curb appeal at the corner of
    • Dundas and Sherbourne Streets was a priority.
    • Removal of garbage from the sidewalks
    • Creation of a garbage refuse area
    • Improvements to the Church gardens
    • Focus on community safety
    Before After
  • 30. Relationship Building: Area Businesses
    • Through the efforts of CSA member, Mark Craven we now profile a different local businesses on our website on a regular basis!
    • Check it out under: News
  • 31.  
  • 32. Community Initiative Community Yard Sale Container Garden Competition! Art Salons JUNE, 2009
  • 33. CONTAINER GARDENS!
    • Take a look at the beautiful container gardens that can be found throughout our historic community!
    • PS: If you see your home …ask us to send you a copy.
  • 34. Our Winner! Milan St. Gayle Muphy’s beautiful Purple container garden!
  • 35. Berkeley Street
  • 36. Berkeley Street
  • 37. Ontario Street
  • 38. Ontario Street
  • 39. Seaton Street
  • 40. Seaton Street
  • 41. Poulett & Shutter Streets Poulett Shutter Poulett
  • 42. Gerrard & Hospital Lane Hospital Lane Gerrard
  • 43. GRAFFITI INITIATIVE INVENTORY, CLEAN-UP & ONGOING EFFORTS JUNE, 2009
  • 44. FIRST WE CREATED AN INVENTORY OF ALL GRAFFITI WITHIN THE AREA! BEFORE
  • 45. GRAFFITI INITIATIVE
    • Goal: Keep our historic community beautiful!
      • Benchmark the graffiti in Cabbagetown South via photos
      • Work with 51 Division and local youth to remove graffiti from the worst offenders in the area
      • Develop a Graffiti Removal Letter
        • Drop letter off at top 10 offenders
        • Monitor removal results
      • Contacted Hydro, Beer Store, Canada Post and Newspapers to have them remove graffiti from their boxes, walls and poles.
        • Monitor removal results & follow-up
      • Participate in Toronto City ‘Mural Program’
        • Our goal is to have murals painted on some of the larger walls in 2010.
  • 46. HARD AT WORK!
  • 47. GOOD JOB EVERYONE !
  • 48. COMMUNITY YARD SALE June, 2009
  • 49. Guided Garden Walk Promoting a Sense of Community August, 2009
  • 50. Susan & Terry’s Garden Seaton Garden Jill & Herb’s Garden Ontario St.
  • 51. Don & Gary’s Garden Milan Street
  • 52. Erica’s front garden Tim & Ted’s on Ontario Street
  • 53. Great new Streetscape at the Imperial Optical Condos at 365 Dundas
  • 54. Cabbagetown Art Salons September, 2009
  • 55. Cabbagetown Art Salons
    • Art
    • Food
    • Entertainment
  • 56. Walking to our first Salon
  • 57.  
  • 58. The food was delicious!
  • 59. Walking to our Second Art Salon on Aberdeen!
  • 60. Second Salon: Artist Victoria Hadden
  • 61.  
  • 62. Walking to our 3rd Salon on Carlton St.
  • 63. Enjoying the Art
  • 64.  
  • 65.  
  • 66. Artist Ryan Dineen
  • 67. Our Performer: Tiki Mercury-Clark
    • Tiki Mercury-Clarke , who history will record as one of the all-time greatest Canadian jazz artists, is a multi-talented Canadian-born singer-pianist, storyteller, lyricist, composer and cultural historian. She has become a keeper of Afrikan ancestral wisdom, and, in harmony with tradition, a vessel for the often hard to find, authentic, African North American musical expression called jazz.
  • 68. At Ben Wicks Pub!
  • 69. Enjoying the Performance!
  • 70. Neighbourhood Beautification October, 2009
  • 71. Ontario Parkette: Community Beautification
    • PROBLEM: Ontario Parkette is the only green space in Cabbagetown South.
    • It has become a magnet for prostitutes, drug deals and dumping! It is in need of a major facelift and revitalization so that residents will again feel comfortable using it.
  • 72.  
  • 73.  
  • 74. Ontario Parkette
    • Action
      • We worked with Pam McConnell’s office to lobby for improvements
      • We submitted and were successful in getting a Toronto Clean & Beautiful grant
      • We met with members of the Parks Department on the community requirements
      • CSA board member Don Purvis regularly clean-up the park!
    • Next
      • We are waiting for a Park Designer to be assigned to the project.
  • 75. MEMBERSHIP DRIVE Oct & Nov, 2010
    • Free Halloween pumpkins were offered to CSA members.
    • Halloween Pumpkins with membership information were delivered to all new homeowners in the area! 70 in total.
    • Membership information letters were delivered to all businesses in the area.
    • Renewal emails and letters were delivered to all members whose memberships had lapsed.
    • Membership information was delivered to all the small condo’s in the area.
    • Thanks to CSA member & realtor, Jill Kopowitz for her help!
  • 76. Membership has increased by 100% Goal: Increase Active Members by 100% Goal: Decrease Lapsed Members
  • 77. HOLIDAY CHEER & DECORATING EVENT! December, 2009 Decorating Event: Ontario Parkette Christmas Party: Ontario Bistro
  • 78. COMMUNITY OUTREACH
    • We are working with local high schools on a number of community outreach initiatives that will help the community and allow the students to gain their 40 hours of community service.