Remembering Norman

We are sad to report that 95 daytime security guard Norman Gozun passed away from a severe heart attack while driving to work on the morning of November 9th . Norman worked at a level far above his pay grade, providing 95 residents with many services of a “real” concierge. We will miss him. Thanks so much to Morguard for hosting yesterday’s visitation for Norman’s family.

Help Us Clean-Up the Valley

Sunday Oct.17th, 9:00 AM — Noon

Friends of Thorncliffe Park is pleased to be co-sponsoring a clean-up of the Don Valley in Thorncliffe Park this Sunday, October 17th from 9 AM to 12 PM.  


Led by the well-known, nature-loving Don’t Mess with the Don group, all Thorncliffe Park residents are encouraged to come out to help remove litter from our ravine behind the apartment buildings before winter sets in!  Everyone is welcome.


Greenwin Property Management is generously providing free food and drinks.  Participants are encouraged to wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and sturdy shoes as we will be working off the path, in the ravine itself.  The meeting location is the back parking lot of 75 Thorncliffe Park Drive.  If you are not an early riser, that’s okay!  Feel free to join us anytime between 9 AM and 12 PM.  Don’t Mess with the Don assures us that they will get everybody active and involved, whenever you are able to show up!


Promoting community health and safety is important, please follow all Covid protocols / guidance.  Do not attend if you feel sick or unwell.


Please register here: https://bit.ly/3iV2Q8R.  Registration helps to provide us with a sense of the group size in advance, but it is not a requirement to participate.


Hope to see you there!


Friends of Thorncliffe Park

New Info on Cockroach Controls

Check out the new article from the LTTA that gives helpful info on what to do about cockroaches.

You can download the article here or find it on the Pest Control page.

Should you see cockroaches or other insect pests (silverfish, grain beetles, ants, etc) in your apartment, you can:

  • Fill out a work order and deposit it at the Management Office in 85.
  • Use an online work order at https://www.rentcafe.com/residentservices/apartmentsforrent/userlogin.aspx or use the RentCAFE Resident smart phone app — then click Maintenance Request. (Please contact the Management Office for instructions on how to set-up a Rent Cafe account.)
  • Contact Suzana in the Management Office at (416) 421-8109 ext. 27628 or email her at seskic@morguard.com

Upcoming Local Events

Monday, September 13th, 7 pm to 9 pm
The Leaside Residents Association is hosting an all candidates debate for Don Valley West on Zoom. You can register here. Questions can be submitted during the debate using the chat box.

Tuesday, September 14th, 6 pm to 8 pm
The City of Toronto is hosting a stakeholder’s meeting regarding Overlea Boulevard bike lanes and the Overlea Bridge. Jason Ash will be attending on behalf of the LTTA and will provide an update afterward. Meetings for the general public will follow but are yet to be scheduled.

Thursday, September 16, 2021, 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Metrolinx is hosting an Ontario Line meeting online for Thorncliffe Park residents, as well as anybody living between Pape & Danforth and Don Mills & Eglinton. Topics to be discussed include updates on the Thorncliffe Park train yard and the location of Thorncliffe Park Station. You can register here, as well as submit questions in advance.


Thursday, September 16, 2021, 7 pm to 9 pm
The Flemingdon-Thorncliffe Interagency Network is hosting an all candidates debate for Don Valley West on Zoom. You can register here. Questions can be submitted in advance to ftiancontact@gmail.com.

2021 Community Environment Days


Info from Jaye Robinson on Community Environment Days:

Dear Friends and Neighbours,

The City’s drive-thru Community Environment Days will kick-off on Sunday, September 12 at the Dufferin and Bermondsey transfer stations.

Unfortunately, the City made the difficult decision to once again scale back Community Environment Days due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This news was particularly disappointing as the Ward 15 Environment Days are among the most well-attended in Toronto.

Instead, the City will be hosting 14 drive-thru Community Environment Days in September and October. These events provide residents with an opportunity to properly dispose of a variety of household items, including clothing, small appliances, and electronics. You can also safely dispose of household hazardous waste, and bring books, sports equipment, and clothing for donation. City staff will also be giving out two 13kg bags of compost per household for free!




If you’re interested in attending one of these events, the six closest to Ward 15 are:

  • Sunday, September 12 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Dufferin Drop-off Depot (35 Vanley Crescent)
  • Sunday, September 12 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the Bermondsey Drop-off Depot (188 Bermondsey Road)
  • Sunday, September 26 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Dufferin Drop-off Depot (35 Vanley Crescent)
  • Sunday, October 3 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Victoria Park Drop-off Depot (3350 Victoria Park Avenue) 
  • Sunday, October 24 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Bermondsey Drop-off Depot (188 Bermondsey Road)
  • Sunday, October 24 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Victoria Park Drop-off Depot (3350 Victoria Park Avenue) 

You can find the full 2021 Environment Day event schedule, here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office.

Warm regards,