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Volunteer with SAHRA

SAHRA has a current need for volunteers in two different roles.
  • Secretary: This position on the SAHRA Board of Directors provides the incumbent with input into the governance of the organisation, working in concert with the other Board members. The secretary is the official record keeper and will need to continue keeping our files in an organised way. One of the main tasks of the secretary is taking and writing the minutes to monthly Board meetings and Annual General Meetings. Other Board members support the secretary in these responsibilities.

  • eBlast Editor: This role requires good mastery of the English language with some editing and writing skills. An eye for good visual design is an asset. SAHRA receives several requests for content to be included in our eBlasts. In some cases, the content can be used more or less as is; in other cases it needs to be reworked.
If you are interested in becoming more involved in your community, please
consider volunteering for either of these roles by contacting us at
info@sahratoronto.com.

Crime Update

Carjackings:

Carjackings have increased across the City as well as in 32 Division, including one at gunpoint at the shopping centre at the southwest corner of York Mills Road and Bayview Avenue on August 21.

In general, hot spots for carjackings within 32 Division include:

  • Yonge Street Corridor from 401 north to Finch. Most frequent days of occurrence are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, in the afternoons and early evenings.
  • Bathurst and Finch area.
  • Yorkdale Mall

Here are several prevention techniques shared by Toronto Police:

  • Keep vehicle doors locked
  • Plan your driving route ahead of time
  • Be aware of your surroundings when approaching your vehicle and when inside it
  • When approaching your vehicle, have the key ready so that you can enter it quickly
  • Use well-travelled roadways
  • Park in lots with attendants
  • Park in well-lit areas

If you become a victim of a carjacking, don’t fight back. Give the thieves what they want. Call police afterward.

Community/Business Updates 

Armour Heights - Toronto Public Library

The Armour Heights Branch closed on September 3 for renovations  to improve and modernize the space! The renovation is expected to take 8 months and during this time the book drop will be closed.

Library materials can be returned to any library branch. Holds will be redirected to Barbara Frum Branch at 20 Covington Road.

Learn more about the renovation.

Avenue Optometry & Vision Therapy

Now open at 1923 Avenue Rd (east side, a few doors north of Brooke.). Services provided:  Full-scope family optometry,  vision therapy, visual rehabilitation and eyewear boutique.

Open: Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sun-Mon

Phone: 647-255-7044

Website: www.avenueoptometry.com

Upcoming Events

Armour Heights Presbyterian Church

To Register Contact:
Erin at estone@armourheights.org | 416-485-4000
To Register Contact:
Erin at estone@armourheights.org I 416-485-4000 
Mosaic Home Care at info@mosaichomecare | 416-322-7002

2022 Municipal Candidates Meeting

Wednesday, 12 October⋅7:00 – 8:00pm

Virtual Zoom Meeting (Registration required)

Avenue Road Eglinton Community Association,
Bedford Park Residents Organization,
Eglinton Park Residents’ Association,
Lytton Park Residents’ Organization,
South Armour Heights Residents' Association,
Stanley Knowles Housing Co-operative, 
Upper Avenue Community Association, 
500 Duplex Tenants’ Association

are collaborating to give their residents an opportunity to hear from the Ward 8 candidates in the upcoming municipal election. Each candidate will present their platform followed by a question-and-answer session. 

Please submit your questions for the candidates to:

candidatesmeeting.ward8@gmail.com

no later than October 12 at noon.

Questions will not be shared with candidates in advance of the meeting.

Register

Our Ward 8 candidates are (in alphabetical order):

For more information contact your residents' association or email

candidatesmeeting.ward8@gmail.com

Reminder: Election Day is Monday, October 24 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Advance Voting Days are October 7-14 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Voter information cards, for eligible voters, are being mailed the week of September 26th. More election information can be found on the City's MyVote webpage.

Fairlawn Avenue United Church
Special Fall Book Sale

More Information including how to donate or volunteer:
fairlawnchurch.ca/booksale
booksale@fairlawnavenueunited.ca

Reminders from the City

Leaf Blowers

While tidy yards and gardens may be pleasant, the noise from your leaf blower can end up disturbing those around you. Let's be considerate of neighbours and avoid excessive leaf blower noise! Effective September 1, noise from leaf blowers is permitted from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays. On Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays, leaf blower noise is permitted from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Help keep sidewalks clean by not blowing leaves and lawn clippings onto sidewalks and roads.

You can also keep your yards clean without using leaf blowers. Consider composting leaves whenever possible, using lawn mowers with mulch settings, raking leaves and using a tarp to collect leaves, or using natural landscaping to limit area that needs to be manicured. If you do have to use a leaf blower, if possible, use green technologies such as electric and battery-powered blowers or low-noise equipment. Newer equipment is also required to emit fewer pollutants.

Adopting best practises for leaf blower use can also help you reduce noise and the impacts of leaf blowers on your neighbours. You can choose a blower that can operate at 65 decibels (dBA) or below, which still provides the power needed to care for most residential yards, but is quieter than the more high-powered equipment. Using the nozzle equipment of leaf blowers and limiting the number of leaf blowers in a small area can help reduce noise. Check out more tips on reducing leaf blower noise and the impacts on your neighbours at toronto.ca/LeafBlower.

Downspout Disconnection

It is mandatory for all property owners in Toronto to ensure their downspouts are disconnected from the City’s sewer system.

During heavy rain, the sewers can become overloaded, which can increase the risk of basement flooding and release of polluted rainwater into local waterways.

By disconnecting downspouts and directing stormwater onto the property instead, it can minimize the risk of sewer overloads.

There are multiple benefits of the City’s Mandatory Downspout Disconnection Program:
  • Disconnecting your home’s downspout so it directly waters the lawn or garden, or goes into a rain barrel for use later, saves both water and money.
  • Diverting your downspout away from your home’s foundation helps reduce the risk of basement flooding.
  • Disconnecting your downspout so it is no longer directly connected to the sewer system helps keep the City of Toronto’s storm sewers from overloading during heavy rain.
  • The program also offers eligible households financial assistance for downspout disconnection, where some costs could be reimbursed.

Once you are ready to disconnect, you can decide to do it yourself or hire a contractor. Seniors and persons with a disability may qualify for financial assistance to help with downspout disconnection.

Final Reminder: 2022 Membership Renewal

3 Ways to Join


We need your financial support! 
Membership contributions allow us to maintain our activities.
 
SAHRA will never disclose your personal information to any third party.
Suggested contribution levels:  $25, $75, $125 or Other
PayPal or credit/debit card
Interac eTransfer (no security question required)
Email address: etransfer@sahratoronto.com
 
Cheque: Download Membership Form
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