FIRST WE CREATED AN INVENTORY OF ALL GRAFFITI WITHIN THE AREA! BEFORE
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.
HARD AT WORK!
GOOD JOB EVERYONE !
COMMUNITY YARD SALE June, 2009
Guided Garden Walk Promoting a Sense of Community August, 2009
Susan & Terry’s Garden Seaton Garden Jill & Herb’s Garden Ontario St.
Don & Gary’s Garden Milan Street
Erica’s front garden Tim & Ted’s on Ontario Street
Great new Streetscape at the Imperial Optical Condos at 365 Dundas
Cabbagetown Art Salons September, 2009
Cabbagetown Art Salons
Walking to our first Salon
The food was delicious!
Walking to our Second Art Salon on Aberdeen!
Second Salon: Artist Victoria Hadden
Walking to our 3rd Salon on Carlton St.
Enjoying the Art
Artist Ryan Dineen
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.
At Ben Wicks Pub!
Enjoying the Performance!
Neighbourhood Beautification October, 2009
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.
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!
We are waiting for a Park Designer to be assigned to the project.
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!
Membership has increased by 100% Goal: Increase Active Members by 100% Goal: Decrease Lapsed Members