COMMUNITY MESSAGE BOARD

LPRO is pleased to offer its residents an opportunity to post items of interest to the community in the categories below. If you wish to submit a post to this page, please send it to: messageboard@lyttonparkro.ca

Please note that this Community Message Board is for non-commercial purposes only: goods and services for sale or purchase will not be posted. Notices will be removed when they are no longer relevant.

For the SCOKE (Saguenay, Caribou, Otter, Kimbark, Edgecombe) Community Page click here: SCOKE

Have Your Say With The City

Have Your Say With The City

The City of Toronto frequently engages with citizens on a variety of  policy issues through public meetings. Advanced registration is usually required, and due to Covid all meetings are virtual.

OUR PLAN TORONTO Consultation Meetings: As part of the City of Toronto’s Official Plan review, Our Plan Toronto is inviting the public to a series of meetings to get their input on key Official Plan policy areas under review. Four meetings will be held this fall:

  • Stakeholder Meeting #1: Environment and Climate Change – Monday October 4, 2021, 12pm-1:30pm (REGISTER)

o   Key topics include climate change adaptation, mitigation and resilience, protection of natural heritage and water resources, biodiversity, reducing consumption of natural resources, management of stormwater, green infrastructure, reduction of urban heat island impacts, and addressing density targets for Major Transit Station Areas that overlap with the Green Space System.

  • Stakeholder Meeting #2: Affordable Housing and Intensification – Thursday October 7, 2021, 10am-11:30am (REGISTER)

o   Key topics include ongoing policy work on inclusionary zoning, Major Transit Station Area delineations and minimum density targets, and other components of the intensification strategy.

  • Stakeholder Meeting #3: Future of Work and Employment – Thursday October 14, 2021, 12pm-1:30pm (REGISTER)

o   Key topics include job growth trends, impacts of the global pandemic, trajectory of change in employment, matching labour force with opportunities, supporting small businesses, and the Employment Area conversion request process and update.

  • Stakeholder Meeting #4: Neighbourhoods and Complete Communities – Friday October 15, 2021, 11am-12:30pm (REGISTER)

o   Key topics include ongoing policy work on Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods, Major Transit Station Area delineations that fall within Neighbourhoods, components of complete communities, and others.

You are also invited to join us on October 20, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (REGISTER)  or from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (REGISTER)  for city-wide conversations on Our Plan Toronto and the most pressing issues facing our city as we grow.

Neighbourhood Crime

Neighbourhood Crime

Car Thefts have been on the rise for nearly a year in many residential areas, including Lytton Park. High-end SUVs such as Lexus, Toyota, and Land Rover are especially sought after. Some residents have been victimized by this crime more than once! Toronto Police are encouraging car owners to take extra measures to protect their vehicles, including anti-theft hardware, watching out for neighbours, and reporting suspicious people or vehicles to the police. For detailed tips, see this Public Safety Alert from 53 Division issued September 2021: Police Alert (1)

Toronto Police have also issued a Public Safety Alert in September regarding recent Taxi Scams. The suspects are active in areas of Yonge and Eglinton and Mt Pleasant and Eglinton. One suspect stands on the sidewalk and the other suspect remains in the driver seat of the fake taxi. The suspect on the sidewalk stops the victim, saying that the driver does not accept cash and asks for help. The victim is provided cash, then asked to use their debit card to pay for the taxi fare in exchange. The victim gives his/her card to the driver to make the payment and enters his/her pin code to the fake machine. The driver then swaps the bank card with a similar card and the victims walks away. Later the suspects use the stolen debit card to empty the victim’s bank account in less than 24 hours. If you have been a victim of this scam or have information about the suspects, please report it to Police @ 416-808-2222 or Crime Stoppers @ 1-800-222-TIPS

Bikes are a frequent target of theft in this city. Reports include thieves entering through a gate to steal bikes from a garage or shed located at the end of a driveway or in a backyard. Residents should consider locking their garages and sheds, and possibly securing their bikes even when they are inside a locked garage or shed. Toronto residents can register their bikes with Toronto Police Service (TPS). When a stolen bike is recovered TPS checks the registry. https://bike.torontopolice.on.ca/BicycleRegistry/

For additional tips on protecting your bike, see Bike Thefts On The Rise

Wildlife/Nature

Wildlife/Nature

The Box Tree Moth is an invasive insect that has appeared this spring on boxwood hedges in Lytton Park. Hatched larvae feed on the boxwood, ravaging the leaves and causing defoliation and dieback. They can be a significant pest if left unmanaged.

Larvae are light green in colour with characteristic black stripes, white dots and a shiny black head. Treat active larval stages with registered insecticides. 3-5 days after application, check to ensure that all the larvae have been killed. Re-treat if necessary. Continue to monitor plants for signs of active larval stages, especially during the following periods: May 30-June 15, July 15-August 10, September 1-15.  If you see this invasive pest, you should report it to: http://inspection.gc.ca/pests

Coyotes continue to appear in our neighbourhood, including a sighting at Lytton Park and the Sunken Garden in early August and again in September! They pose a threat to dogs, cats, children and even adults. They can jump fences, and can attack small animals and humans. Keep your distance.

Community Events & Activities

Community Events & Activities

North Toronto Lawn Bowling and Croquet Club

A great place to play croquet! North Toronto Lawn Bowling and Croquet Club (NTCC) is a non-profit, volunteer-run club that has been in continuous operation since 1912! NTCC has everything you need to try out a new sport. ​Croquet is one of sports’ best-kept secrets, a great physical, social and outdoor (Covid-safe) activity you can play at any age. It’s easy and fun, or skillful and demanding, all in the same game.

If you are interested in finding about more about the Club, and arranging to come and try croquet, see our website for details http://www.northtorontocroquet.ca/ We are located beside the North Toronto Tennis Club on Lytton Blvd.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Volunteers/ Donations Wanted