Humber Bay Shores Residents are sponsoring a town hall meeting (e.g. regarding Mr. Christie’s Bakery) on Oct. 24, 2013

Donna Magee reports:

Humber Bay Shores Residents are sponsoring a town hall meeting on Oct. 24, 2013 addressing these topics:

Issues related to the Christie site at Park Lawn and Lake Shore.

A key issue is a GO station.



plus more

forwarding to people I think may want to keep up to date on the issues in Etobicoke Lakeshore

[End of text from Donna Magee – I like how she’s arranged the words]

Details (from a flyer I’ve received announcing the event)

Councillor Mark Grimes and city officials will answer questions on development in the Humber Bay Shores area.

If you have a question you’d like to ask, submit it by Oct. 24, 2013 to

Questions won’t be permitted on the floor.

Thurs., Oct. 24, 2013, 7 to 9 pm at the Polish Hall, 2282 Lake Shore Blvd. West.

Organized by HBSCA

If you are interested in having a shuttle bus from Palace Pier to Polish Hall for this event, please sign up and add your name to the list in the management office. If we have enough people signing up for the bus service, we will order a bus for transit to and from Palace Pier to Polish Hall. Thank you.

[End of information about Oct. 24 event]


Humber Bay Shores is in Mimico, according to City of Toronto data. From a planning perspective, as I understand, the neighbourhood is an integral part of Mimico.

That is, Mimico extends east to the Humber River.

The reasoning behind this view, according to Councillor Mark Grimes’ office, is the necessity to maintain a balance between the demographic and density data:

“If we were to cut Humber Bay Shores out into its own neighbourhood,” the Councillor’s office has noted, “it would skew the data and misrepresent the impacts these adjacent communities have on one another.”

The Mimico Residents Association adopts the view, on the other hand, that Mimico residents east of Park Lawn Road should in fact be viewed as residents of a separate neighbourhood, and as such ineligible for membership in MRA.

Mimico residents east of Park Lawn Road are deemed ineligible for MRA membership

It’s my understanding – I stand to be corrected – that the Mimico Residents Association does not dispute the boundaries that the city has determined.

It has, however, posted a map which indicates that membership in the MRA is not available for Mimico residents who live between Park Lawn Road and the Humber River.

Map on Metro Morning website

One effect of the map is that site visitors are likely to arrive at the erroneous belief that Park Lawn Road is the eastern boundary of Mimico. It’s a map as well that’s been reproduced on the website for CBC Radio’s Metro Morning program.

The rationale, if I understand correctly, is that Humber Bay Shores has its own residents association. The assumption, as I understand, is that the neighbourhood east of Park Lawn Road is viewed by MRA as a dense, all-condo area whose demographics and priorities differ from the Mimico residents who live west of Park Lawn Road.

Questions: Why is MRA called the Mimico Residents Association? The name (Mimico) does not correspond to what the name in this case refers to. Why not call it the Mimico West Residents Association?

Does it make sense that a Mimico resident who lives east of Park Lawn Road, is ineligible for membership in an association called the Mimico Residents Association? Why not let such residents join the MRA, if they want to?

I ask these questions because I find the situation intriguing, and I have an interest in clarity in the use of language. I live in Long Branch, for which reason the question doesn’t affect me personally – except, that is, to the extent that anomalies in the use of language fascinate me endlessly.

Metro Morning map of Highland Creek

The Metro Morning map of Highland Creek, a neighbourhood also highlighted in the fall of 2013 at CBC Radio, also demonstrates a minor anomaly. [See link in previous sentence.]

As I’ve noted in an update to a post about Highland Creek, the CBC map asserts that Highland Creek (the stream) forms part of the boundary of the Highland Creek neighbourhood. The map, however, indicates that the creek is in the interior of the neighbourhood. The stream that forms part of the boundary of Highland Creek is in fact the Rouge River.


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