ward 25

Action on Roads

With warm weather comes increased construction activity on our roads. This year, after an extensive push from my office and countless meetings with senior staff, over 20 roads in Ward 25 will be undergoing reconstruction or repairs.

Road Repaving

The following road segments will be repaved and have extensive maintenance repairs completed:

  • Blanchard Road from Blyth Hill Road to Blyth Dale Road
  • Blyth Dale Road from Blyth Hill Road to Blythwood Road
  • Fidelia Avenue from Strathgowan Crescent to Dawlish Avenue
  • Glenallen Road from Strathgowan Crescent to Mildenhall Road
  • Mildenhall Road from Blythwood Road to Lawrence Avenue East
  • Stratford Crescent from Mildenhall Road to about #101 Stratford Crescent

If your street is scheduled for repaving and you would like more information about the timing of the road work or the type of work to be completed, I encourage you to reach out to Bruce Shaw, Supervisor of Road Operations, at bshaw2@toronto.ca.

Road Reconstruction

Major road reconstruction will also take place on several Ward 25 roads:

  • Bayview Ridge from Valley Road to Highland Crescent
  • Beechwood Avenue from Hedgewood Road to Birchwood Avenue
  • Cedarwood Avenue from Highland Crescent to York Mills Road
  • Doon Road from Highland Crescent to Beechwood Avenue
  • Fenn Avenue from York Road to the cul-de-sac
  • Glenridge Avenue from York Road to the cul-de-sac
  • Harrison Road from Old Colony Road to Berkindale Drive
  • Lawrence Avenue East from Leslie Street to the cul-de-sac
  • Old Colony Road from Bayview Avenue to the cul-de-sac
  • Old Yonge Street from Mill Street to Campbell Crescent
  • Plymbridge Crescent from Plymbridge Road to Brookfield Crescent
  • Plymbridge Crescent from Donwoods Road to about #52 Plymbridge Crescent

If you live in the York Mills neighbourhood and road reconstruction is scheduled for your street, you can learn more about the work by contacting the project manager, Angela Au at aau2@toronto.ca.

For questions about the Lawrence Avenue East road reconstruction, I encourage you to contact Pezhman Imani at pimani@toronto.ca.

For any work taking place on Old Yonge Street or Plymbridge Crescent, the best person for you to contact is Javier Saborio at jsabori@toronto.ca.

Road Resurfacing

Road resurfacing will take place on:

  • Bayview Avenue from Truman Road to Steeles Avenue East
  • Don Mills Road from Lawrence Avenue East to York Mills Road
  • Yonge Street from York Mills Road to the 401

If you have any questions about the work scheduled for these roads, I encourage you to contact Sinead Canavan, Program Manager, at scanava@toronto.ca.

If your street is not included in the above list but is in poor condition, please let me know at Councillor_Robinson@toronto.ca. City staff have the final say in scheduling road work, but I’d be happy to bring your concerns to their attention or request that any interim repairs be completed as soon as possible.

Ward Boundary Review

The Toronto Ward Boundary Review released its Options Report this past summer. The report outlines five options for redrawing the city’s existing ward boundaries.

The alternatives range from increasing or decreasing the number of wards to maintaining the current number of wards but adjusting their boundaries.

The next stage of the review process is to collect public feedback on the various options.

The month of September saw three public consultation meetings in North York. Public consultations in other parts of Toronto are underway and will conclude in later this fall.

The final report on ward boundaries is due to head to City Council in spring 2016.

You can give your feedback on the five options for ward boundaries by filling out this survey!

For updates on the Ward Boundary Review, follow @drawthelinesTO on Twitter!

Ward Boundary Review

The Toronto Ward Boundary Review released its Options Report this past summer. The report outlines five options for redrawing the city’s existing ward boundaries.

The alternatives range from increasing or decreasing the number of wards to maintaining the current number of wards but adjusting their boundaries.

The next stage of the review process is to collect public feedback on the various options.

The month of September saw three public consultation meetings in North York. Public consultations in other parts of Toronto are underway and will conclude in later this fall.

The final report on ward boundaries is due to head to City Council in spring 2016.

You can give your feedback on the five options for ward boundaries by filling out this survey!

For updates on the Ward Boundary Review, follow @drawthelinesTO on Twitter!

Action on Roads - Spring, 2015

Along with the warmer weather comes road improvements across the Ward!

I’m happy to announce that the following streets will be repaved in 2015:

  • Pinedale Road
  • Stratheden Road
  • Strathgowan Crescent
  • Pine Forest Road
  • Garland Avenue
  • Blyth Hill Road
  • Bayview Wood
  • St. Aubyns Crescent
  • Wood Avenue
  • Lewes Crescent
  • York Ridge Road
  • Don Ridge Drive
  • Bayview Avenue
  • Ivor Road
  • Plymbridge Crescent
  • Riverview Drive
  • Lawrence Avenue East
  • Valley Road
  • Bayview Ridge

Action on Roads in Ward 25

I’m pleased to relay that more than twenty roads were resurfaced or reconstructed in Ward 25 in 2014.

The news comes after a significant and repeated push from my office to direct staff and city resources towards Ward 25’s worst roads.

Work on the following roads was included in 2014:

  • Braeside Crescent
  • Rothmere Drive
  • Proctor Crescent
  • Highland Crescent
  • Doon Road
  • The Bridle Path
  • Buckingham Avenue
  • Cheltenham Avenue
  • Rochester Avenue
  • St Leonards Avenue
  • St Leonards Crescent
  • Wanless Crescent
  • Lawrence Avenue East (Yonge to Bayview)
  • Glengowan Road
  • Roslin Avenue

The Hoggs Hollow Road and Stormwater Management Project continued unabated, with reconstruction of Winton Road, Donwoods Grove as well as portions of Donwoods Drive and Plymbridge Road.

Full reconstruction and stormwater upgrades also took place on York Ridge Road and Don Ridge Road.

For more information about the roads in your neighbourhood or to bring a bad road to my attention, just send me an email or give my office a call at (416) 395-6408.

I rely on your eyes and ears for the most up to date information on Ward 25’s roads!

Councillor Jaye Robinson’s Environment Day – May 31, 2014, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Please mark off the morning of Saturday, May 31 for my annual Community Environment Day at York Mills Collegiate!

My Environment Day is a great opportunity to clear out forgotten items during your Spring cleaning as well as toxic and electronic waste.

You can bring everything from computer equipment and electronics to compact and fluorescent light bulbs for disposal and recycling. You can also bring sporting goods, books and small household items, like dishes and utensils, for donation.

I hope you can join me!

Broadway and Bayview Hydro Improvement Project

Project Broadway Bayview
Toronto Hydro will be undertaking a project to improve the electricity system in the Broadway and Bayview area. This work will involve the replacement of existing transformers and overhead electrical cables on the following streets:

  • Bayview Avenue
  • Banff Road
  • Broadway Avenue
  • Cardiff Road
  • Corinth Gardens
  • Fairfield Road
  • Glazebrook Avenue
  • Glenavy Avenue
  • McBain Avenue
  • Rowley Avenue
  • Rappert Avenue
  • Walder Avenue

Construction is scheduled to start mid-February and will likely finish in July 2014. If you have any further questions about this project you can contact Toronto Hydro at (416) 542-3366 or capitalprojects@torontohdyro.com.

Overnight Sewer Inspections

Please be advised, as part of the State-of-Good Repair program, the city is inspecting the sewer system in various parts of the city, including Ward 25.

Sewers along the following streets in Ward 25 will be inspected:

  • Lawrence Avenue from Wanless Crescent to Mildenhall Road
  • Bayview Avenue from Scenic Millway to Valley Road
  • Bayview Avenue from Lawrence Avenue to Kilgour Road
  • Mount Pleasant Road from Sheldrake Boulevard to Erskin Avenue
  • York Mills Road from Old York Mills Road to Old Yonge Street
  • York Mills Road from Scarsdale Road to Upjohn Road
  • Don Mills Road from The Donway North to The Donway South

See full map below.

The inspection work will take place overnight between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m from Sundays to Thursdays. It is expected to take approximately 2-4 hours to complete each area. There will be no requirement to enter any residences to complete this work.

Residents will experience noise caused by the flushing and the removal of debris from the sewer pipes by vacuum trucks. Once the flushing and clearance of the sewers is complete, the inspection work is not expected to be noisy.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact 311.

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Bedford Park Public School Visit to City Hall

I was very pleased to welcome three grade five classes from Bedford Park Public School to City Hall in November!

It’s a great opportunity to give students a front row seat in the Council Chamber and get them engaged in our great city at an early age.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to arrange a class visit to City Hall or if you’d like me to visit your school.

Bond Park Tennis Lights

Update – February 2014

Work to improve tennis court lighting in Bond Park is underway. I pushed hard to make sure this project was on the books for 2014 and I’m happy to see that work has begun. City staff have already determined the scope of the project and reviewed drawings with a tennis club representative. Construction is scheduled to begin September 2 and finish October 18!

November 2013

I am pleased to report that work will soon be underway to improve the tennis court lighting at Bond Park early next year!

City staff have already met with representatives from the tennis club to review the scope of the project, hired a consultant and started work on a preliminary design.

Soon, city staff will be reaching out to stakeholders with design updates and to coordinate the schedule and impact of construction.

Stay tuned for updates!

Bus Shelter at 20 Sanderling Place

With Sanderling residents Nancy Halford and Ted Chrabaszcz in front of the new bus shelter at 20 Sanderling Place.

With Sanderling residents Nancy Halford and Ted Chrabaszcz in front of the new bus shelter at 20 Sanderling Place.

I am pleased to report that a bus shelter was installed significantly ahead of schedule in front of 20 Sanderling Place in Don Mills!

Residents spoke out loudly about the need for a bus shelter on my last visit, especially given the number of seniors in the area that rely on public transit.

I am glad to see it completed ahead of schedule, particularly given the numerous obstacles we had to overcome to make it happen!