NRRA Newsletter – Spring 2021

Volume 18 | Issue 2

As I look out my window at the May showers I’m thrilled to welcome the change of season. The explosion of green and delicate snowbells, daffodils and tulips are putting a spring in my step during my walks around our neighbourhood with our dog Bella.

In our Spring/Summer 2021 North Rosedale Newsletter edition, we are encouraging our members to get involved and help keep our unique neighbourhood safe and beautiful. Whether it is requesting traffic calming speed signs for your street or keeping our local neighbourhood streets litter-free or helping to protect our local parks and ravines, we have a challenge for you.

You will also find an update from board members who have been in touch with the “Don’t Mess with the Don” group. Metrolinx and the provincial agency for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area have been working on plans for the Don Valley Lay-over to help with GO Train storage. Read about the requirements and the risks as it might be time for you to get involved and be heard.

We’ve been approached by neighbours asking us to challenge all residents to safely pick up the litter in front of each of our properties and in our parks. We were unable to have an official park clean up day, so we now have a local challenge underway to “Get Caught Picking up the Litter”! This can only help all of us, as our neighbourhood streets and especially our parks have become our havens during Covid. See the details inside.

It is Annual General Meeting time for all members of the North Rosedale Residents’ Association. Again this year we will not be together in person, but will connect remotely. I hope you will join us. Details can be found inside to have your password emailed to you.

You will find another Rosedale’s Finest tasty recipe to try out this summer. Thank you Jameson! We have a summer reading list and an invitation to join a NRRA Book Club if there is interest from our members. We also have some summer fun for the kids. Wait till you see the easy to assemble Balloon Rockets!

In past editions we have remembered several neighbours of North Rosedale. This edition, one of our second generation residents Lindsey Wong writes a wonderful tribute to his dad, Dr. Edward Wong who passed away from Covid recently. Dr. Wong moved into North Rosedale in the 1970’s and his family continues to live in the family home today.

And finally, we’re asking everyone to renew your membership if you have not already done so and we’re looking for new North Rosedale Residents’ Association board members! Get involved! See inside for details on how to renew your membership or how to volunteer!