(Below is a copy of the community survey email sent on October 29th. Feel free to share your comments at the bottom of this post)
We need your input!
Click here to join the conversation about where OurLakeshore.net should go from here.
OurLakeshore.net is a grass roots initiative that was initially created by residents to protest the strip club in our residential area.
In the past few months, the many residents that have worked on OurLakeshore have accomplished the following:
- received over 2,000 signatures on the petition against the Jay Jay's strip club license
- received over 800 opt-in registrations to receive email information from OurLakeshore.net
- completed a full review of the Jay-Jay's license that revealed the license was new (not a renewal) and did not seem to comply with current zoning. A municipal lawyer is now dealing with the city on this
- organized Shop The Shore with the participation of over 60 businesses and 1,000 residents in New Toronto.
- contributed to a lakeshore-wide group with Councillor Grimes to explore strategies and tactics to improve the Lakeshore-Etobicoke communities
OurLakeshore has become an important voice with our local BIAs, press, politicians and residents.
OurLakeshore could be a great springboard for other great community building initiatives going forward but those of us that have spent the most time on this cannot maintain the high level of time invested over the past few months to undertake new initiatives without additional help.
So, please complete the survey and share your thoughts.
We like to say that no-one owns "OurLakeshore." It truly is "residents for residents." This is not about profile, ego, or personal aspirations and so we think it makes sense to "poll the community" about what things people care about, would like to work on, and as importantly how many people are willing to help.
Finally, with regards to our original mandate - Jay Jay's. We sent out an email recently explaining the status and that we now have a lawyer representing the concerns of residents. The Lawyer is following up with the City but does not yet have a response.
We continue to be in touch as we receive any more information.
For Residents, By Residents