Newsletter 22 October 2014

Lawrence Park: Neighbourhood News

22 October 2014

Century Home Celebration

October 23, 2014

Please join us at the Lovekin family home at 5 Weybourne Crescent from 7pm to 9pm. The plan for the evening includes:

  • Tour of the exterior and ground floor by Alex Grenzebach, local historian and long time resident at 7pm.
  • Presentation by Andrew Pruss, noted heritage architect (who oversaw the recent restoration of 79 Dawlish Ave) at 7.45pm
  • Explanation of Heritage Toronto's Plaque and Markers Programme by Kaitlin Wainwright of the City of Toronto.
  • The evening will be moderated by Lynda Moon, author of The Historical Walking Tour of Lawrence Park.

Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to Pat Main ( or Jane Somerville ( or 416-486.6434).  Spots are limited.


Please join us for the first annual Lawrence Park Pumpkin Blaze at Alexander Muir Park on Saturday November 1, starting at 6 pm.

Bring your LED lit pumpkins into Alexander Muir park (south side of St. Edmund's Drive and Weybourne Crescent, between Yonge Street and Dawlish Avenue) and line the paths and flower beds with pumpkins. We hope this will be a fun evening for the whole family.

Please note, anyone bringing pumpkins must dispose of your pumpkins in the City provided pumpkin compost bin by 8 pm that night so the bin can be locked for removal by the City. We hope to see you there!

Where's My Mail?

You may have noticed some changes in your mail delivery service lately. Canada Post is in the process of transforming their mail delivery model. This means that mail is now being sorted automatically for each route. Delivery agents don't just bring us our mail but will be provided with vehicles and will deliver parcels and pick up post from letter boxes along their routes too.

We've heard from some neighbours that there has been an increase in mail going to the wrong address (St. Leonard's Avenue vs St. Leonard's Crescent, as one example of the street names that are getting mixed up).  If you've noticed a problem, you can go online to and submit a complaint by way of a "service ticket" (found under the heading "Support").  Or phone 1-866-607-6301 (M-F 7 am to 9pm and Sat 10 am to 6 pm).

Committee of Adjustment

The North York Panel of the Committee of Adjustment reviews applications for minor variances for construction in our neighbourhood. This panel meets every two weeks, usually on a Wednesday.

The next meeting will be held on October 22nd, 2014 and no homes from Lawrence Park are on the agenda for that meeting.

The Development Committee of the LPRA is available to help you understand this process if you are interested in construction on your property or have questions about proposed development in the neighbourhood. Our Guiding Principles and Tips for Residents are on the LPRA website or you can email with questions.


Residents of Lawrence Park are served by the LPRA whose mandate includes:
  • To consider and promote all matters regarding the collective welfare of Lawrence Park and its preservation as a residential park area;
  • To consider, recommend and promote legislative and other measures that may be deemed wise and expedient to the intent of the community;
  • Generally, to promote good government in the City of Toronto and adjacent areas particularly as it relates to the community;
  • To promote a strong sense of community amongst our residents and families and provide a voice that represents the interests of all residents;
  • To regularly seek input and direction from LP residents to shape the LPRA mandate and collaborate with other relevant associations and organizations.

The work of the LPRA is supported by contributions from our residents. To become a supporting member, please click here and pay via PayPal or print off and send in a membership form. (If you are not sure of your membership status, email us at and we will check for you.)

Thank you for the support!


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