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Excessive Speeding Initiative
Quiet Streets Initiative
Estonian House Site Update
The City surveyed Chester Hill Road residents about speed humps and the survey results supported them. The speed humps are scheduled to be installed in the fall of 2020. Since Fall 2018, CHCTRA has asked the City to canvass the residents of Thorncliffe and Cambridge about whether these streets should also have speed humps, but to date the City has not done so. We will continue to follow up with the City to survey your views on this issue.
CCTV at the Lookout
CHCTRA has been told by Toronto police that CCTV cameras have been approved and will be installed at the Lookout. The process is underway, but we have no firm date for the installation.
Car Break-Ins over the Summer
CHCTRA residents reported a very significant spike in car break-ins over the summer, with ownership and insurance papers removed from cars, as well as property damage. We have brought this issue to the attention of Paula Fletcher’s office and Toronto police. Please be aware that keyless entry fobs can be diverted to unlock your car even when the keys are safely in your home. A few safety tips:
Don’t leave valuables in your car
Always ensure your car is locked, especially overnight
Don’t keep your keys by your front door or in your home near where the car is parked
Store keyless entry keys in a metal box or container
Toronto Police have provided small signs to place in your car “No Valuables left in Vehicle”. Pick one up on the front porch of 24 Chester Hill
Development at Whistler’s Site
The development at Whistler’s is currently stalled and the property is being sold to a new purchaser. The City has assured residents that it will not re-open the application process for a proposal that is higher than the mid-rise approved to date.
A Globe and Mail story about the financial troubles for the development can be found here: Failed Toronto condo project lays bare battle between wealthy foreign investors https://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/article-failed-toronto-condo-project-lays-bare-battle-between-wealthy-foreign/
796-802 Broadview Avenue
Paula Fletcher’s Letter to CHCTRA on development updates
For more information on the above development projects, please see the August 17, 2020 letter from Paula Fletcher’s office here: Broadview Development Update for Residents Associations.
If you have questions or concerns, or want to become more involved in CHCTRA, please email email@example.com
Stay strong on Covid-19 Prevention Efforts
Given the global pandemic, we conclude this newsletter with a show of support and a reminder to all of us to stay safe and strong. Covid-prevention is a marathon not a sprint, and we have many long winter months ahead.
If you are an elder member and need community support for food delivery, please be in touch.
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