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C S A Events2009v10

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

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