As the warm days of summer slowly give way to fall, CBLCA is gearing up.
While we were unable to run the usual Maki House activities, help organize street parties, or hold our annual Wheel Day— let alone have an actual in-person group meeting — the Executive addressed a number of important issues.
We organized a community-wide response to a Ministry of Transportation patrol yard proposed for Moodie Drive — and we stopped it in its tracks.
We supported residents affected by the proposed development at 3368 Carling development. While we did not get the result we wanted (a more reasonably-sized development), we did ensure the protection of the neighbour’s cedar hedges.
We have been working with residents from the Stonehedge and Creekside neighbourhoods to challenge the city on the 100 Bayshore development – an effort that continues.
And, after much delay brought on by the pandemic, there is now a virtual meeting planned with city officials and residents in Lakeview to discuss concerns regarding the ditch drainage system.
Our Parks and Recreation chair has also been kept busy working with the city to reopen Maki House for fall activities — plenty of hoops to jump though to make that happen!
For your information, CBLCA made four monthly donations of $250 through the summer to the local food bank (FAMSAC) on behalf of the community to help families in the area struggling with COVID-19.
I want like to thank all the members of CBLCA’s Executive and Transit, Transportation, and Infrastructure Committee for their tireless work over the last several months. These are all volunteers who give up their free time to help make our corner of the city a better place to live.
Lastly a big THANK YOU to the residents of Crystal Beach Lakeview for pulling together and watching out for one another in these uncertain times. We are not out of the woods yet with COVID — a second wave a looming possibility — but by working together and watching out for each other we will carry on!
—Kevin Brewer, CBLCA President