Issues

WINTER 2018-19: Moore Park is a beautiful, friendly place. But like any neighbourhood, we have some issues. Below you’ll find a few that we are working on now. Have a neighbourhood issue you don’t see here?  contact us.

Moorevale Park and Clubhouse Improvements

Moorevale Park is expected undergo significant improvements to the park, playground and splashpad areas in 2019. Once this work is completed, a major renovation of the clubhouse is expected take place in 2019-20.

The renovation of this building presents an opportunity to expand the use to include the wider Moore Park community in addition to the ongoing needs of the tennis club and the lawn bowling club. The MPRA welcomes the expansion of the use of the building for the use of the Association and the community. There will be a common space with kitchenette and washrooms for events, celebrations or meetings (free reserved bookings of the space will be administered by the City).

We are grateful to Councillor Wong-Tam for her efforts to help make this project a reality, and we look forward to ongoing cooperation with the City and Councillor Layton to complete the park improvement and the building renovation projects.

 

Flooding, Erosion, Invasive Species, Habitat destruction:  Midtown Ravine Group

In our community, we all enjoy the benefits of the ravines. This unique urban forest is home to abundant wildlife and an oasis for citizens in North America’s fourth largest city. However, after years of inattention, our ravines are in crisis.

The last several decades have witnessed uncontrolled growth of invasive species which undermine natural regeneration, and threaten biodiveristy and ravine health. With no natural predators, invasive species grow exponentially while wildlife struggles against diminishing food sources and habitat. In cooperation with four adjacent residents associations, the University of Toronto Faculty of Forestry, the City and other stakeholder groups, the MPRA is working hard on a pilot project in the Vale of Avoca and Mud Creek that is part of a larger regional Ravine Strategy. This work requires substantial long-term investment, both public and private.

Part of our work is the help everyone to understand the economic, ecological, and social importance of our ravines.

Here’s a video celebrating the value of our Ravines.

 

Road Safety – Vision Zero

Like many neighborhoods we have two high traffic arteries in Moore Park, Mount Pleasant Road and Moore Avenue. We advocate, with our neighbours in North Rosedale, for Vison Zero tools including school zone photo radar on Mt. Pleasant. We also advocate for City action and better enforcement to prevent dangerous driving on Moore Avenue, particularly at the approach to the Mt. Pleasant intersection from the east.