Ongoing Events

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Past Events

Event:  Butterfly Gardening Seminar
Speaker: Aileen Barclay
Date: May 14, 2002
Time:  7:00 PM
Prudential Properties Plus, 1052 Kingston Road

This seminar will provide valuable insights on butterfly gardening for nature lovers and gardeners from Aileen Barclay of the Toronto & Region Conservation Authority.

Event:  The Facts About Second Suites
Residential Fire Code Retrofit, Basement Apartments, what you need to know
Speaker: Paul Schuster ( Fire Protection Technologist)
Date: February 28th, 2002
Time:  7:00 PM
RSVP:   By February 15th,  by calling Cristina van Blommestein 416-606-4663

This seminar will provide information about how to put in a second suite in your home. We will discuss what is considered a second suite, what the  benefits are of a second suite and the benefits of legalizing an existing second suite. We will discuss why are they  permited now , what the  requirement of the Ontario Fire Code are and much more. Join us!

A Crime Concern meeting in The Cliffside Community was hosted by the Cliffside Community Association  on November 20th, 2001.  Some concerns were expressed when the Cliffside Village Community Association hosted it's first community Crime Concern meeting.  Lori Meltcalf of  Scarborough Crime Concern, and Police Constable Claudine Thomas from 41 division, addressed these and other concerns, that attending members of the community had, regarding safety and the prevention of crime in the Cliffside Village community.  Although all aspects of community safety were addressed the overriding concern of those community members who
attended the meeting was how they could stop gangs of youths from hanging around on the street.

Constable Thomas advocated the use of good common sense.  "If you see a group and your by yourself avoid the confrontation if you can." Constable Thomas was also quick to come to the defense of the youths telling the
assembly that, as a member of the Toronto Police's Summer Heat program, she had a chance to meet a lot of these kids face to face. "The vast majority of these kids are really good kids.  It's just that they don't have any
where to go.  The schools don't want them in the yard after dark, the community doesn't want them on  the street and there are no facilities or organized activities provided for them."

The Directors of the Cliffside Village Community Association want the community to know that the association as a united and organized voice can get these and other concerns brought to the attention of the municipal
government through contact with councilor Brian Ashton or direct deputation's to City Council.  "We understand that people don't have the time for the hands on commitments they used to," the President of the
association said, "By the time you finish working all day, get something to eat, and have the house work done your ready to collapse.  That's why the C.V.C.A. wants to act as your voice.  You can visit the C.V.C.A. web site  at cliffsidevillage.organd see what activities we're involved in or send us an e-mail to let us know what's important to you."

Although the concerns for the safety of the community were expressed it was the general consensus of those attending that meetings such as this are a good and important step in the continued protection and growth of the community.  The Community Association would like to plan another meeting in the spring.

Toronto Waterfront Naturalization Initiative

The Toronto Waterfront Naturalization Initiative (TWNI) is gearing up for the fall tree and shrub planting season. TWNI works with the community to rehabilitate the Toronto Waterfront in order to increase available fish and wildlife habitat.

Scarborough Bluffs Park Tree Plant Festival
Saturday October 20th 11a.m. - 3 p.m.

Join Cliffside Village Community Association  for a day of tree and shrub planting along the spectacular Scarborough Bluffs. We will be planting native trees and shrubs along the top of the Bluffs to provide bird and wildlife habitat while helping to reduce erosion. The day will also feature live critters, face painting, information booths and many more fun filled activities. Come out and help the environment while having fun and learning!! A great event for the whole family. Groups and individuals are also welcome! Refreshments and materials will be provided. Please call to register.

Located at the end of Undercliff Drive. Take Kingston to Midland and turn south. At Ramona Drive turn east, then north on Scarborough Crescent, Undercliff will be on the right. Follow the signs.

Planting Festival at Marie Curtis Park

If you would like to be part of this event please give me a call!