New Child Care Centre on Keele

On Sept. 28 Council agenda there is a public meeting for an application to change zoning of a property at 13121 Keele St. so that a private child care facility can be opened.  As reviewed in the report this part of Keele is no longer zoned residential in our new Officical Plan “One King;” hence I am not surprised that there is a proposal for something like child care.  In addition, there is a child care centre already in near vicinty.  I do question whether proposal for a parking spot in front is really appropriate with what we want to achieve for the streetscape.  The request to reduce planting strips gives me the impression that the proposal is too large for the property.  I need to hear more details.  The public meeting is the opportunity for the public to raise questions and concerns.  Instructions how to participate in the virtual meeting are provided at top of the agenda.

Cosmocare Bylaw Amendment

On September 28 Council there is public meting for an application by a long time business in Nobleton, Cosmocare Service & Collision Centre.  The application is for a zoning amendment to achieve 2 things:  expand the services which can be done at this business and to address the fact that construction was completed in a manner which was not consistent with a previously approved site plan.  I do not understand the implications of the proposed new services of brake repair and general engine repair; but I can certainly appreciate that from the business owner’s perspective such would be entirely appropriate and appear reasonable.  As to the failure to build per the site plan this is another issue.  As the property is adjacent to a residential subdivision a significantly reduced planting strip (which is the result of not building per the site plan) is serious.  I need to understand what the reality is in terms of consequence.  The public meeting is the opportunity for the public to raise questions and concerns.  Instructions how to participate in the virtual meeting are provided at top of the agenda.

3 public meetings Sept. 28: Council agenda

Sept. 28 there is a Council meeting for 3 public meetings.  Agenda with links to the 3 reports has been published. Public meetings are the opportunity for members of public to identify concerns and ask questions.  Instructions how to participate in the virtual meeting are provided at top of the agenda.

Seminars About Trees, Gardens and Seeds

Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is offering several seminars over the next couple weeks.  They are free.  Topics are very relevant to the current season and to our changing climate.  Below are the seminars.  Click here for more information and to register.There are topics of interest to those who garden and/or maintain lawns.  There is also some very timely ones  such as “the life of a tree.” I say the latter is timely as right now the beauty of our deciduous trees is a hi-light of the landscape as the leaves turn colour; it good to be reminded and (more…)

Run for Southlake Virtual Challenge

September 23-  is the annual Southlake Walk & Run.  If you haven’t signed up this is a good way for you alone or with friends & family to make a donation to Southlake AND to give yourself a reason to go out and have a walk in the sun in beautiful King.  If you do decide to participate  register with Team King.  Or, you can simply make a donation.