Volunteers Wanted!

The Kingsway Ratepayers is looking for volunteers. We need broad perspectives and folks who will attend meetings and keep us all updated on what’s coming down the pike at warp speed towards all of us. We are an informal group, very friendly, meeting once a month or two, and happy to see new faces. Email Fiona@bermudarentals.com or call 416-232-2243.

Genealogy and Family History course

A quick reminder that we are running an eight-week course this fall (on Wednesday afternoons starting on October 19) on Basic Genealogy and Family History, which may be of interest to some of your association members.

Below is a brief summary of the course:

Basic Genealogy and Family History
Instructor: Jane E. MacNamara
Wednesdays 2-4 pm: October 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and December 7
Eglinton St George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd, Toronto
This course is designed for those just beginning to research or looking to upgrade basic research skills. It will cover terminology, types of sources, the use of on-line resources, libraries and archives, including LDS Family History Centres, and record-keeping – to help you “think like a genealogist”. Techniques discussed will apply to a wide variety of geographic areas, providing you with a good base for further courses.

I've also attached a letter-sized poster for the course and full details are posted on our Branch website at http://torontofamilyhistory.org/learn.

We appreciate your support of our Branch activities.

Gwyneth Pearce

Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review: Planning for Health, Prosperity, and Growth in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2015-2041.

By KPRI Director Gail Anderson

The 87 recommendations of the David Crombie led review deal with updating 4 existing land use plans:

The Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, The Greenbelt Plan‎, The Oakridges Moraine Conservation Plan and The Niagara Escarpment Plan.( http://www.mah.gov.on.ca‎)

The government is proposing changes to the 4 land use plans based on the recommendations and feedback on the Growth Plan. Some of the recommendations related to intensification, green space and the decision-making powers may impact our communities. ‎A recent editorial in the Toronto Star encouraged people to respond to the review recommendations and government proposed changes.  

Written responses with comments and feedback are invited by September 30, 2016. The feedback can be provided through the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website or can be mailed to: Land Use Planning Review, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Ontario Growth Secretariat, 777 Bay St. Suite 425, 4th floor.  For more detailed information, call 1-800-665-1120 or email landuseplanningreview@ontario.ca

Section 37 Meeting

Councillor Di Ciano has advised through E-Newsletters and email responses the Section 37 process. In order to clarify the outstanding misconceptions Justin will be holding a "once only" Community Meeting with Planning and Finance staff in the late autumn of 2016.  Stay tuned for details.