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Cedar Ridge  & Cornell Community  / Community News / Facebook
Area: south of Lawrence, east of Markham, north of the railway tracks, west of Highland Creek.

Official Recognition of Friends of Cornell Park
This month, I moved a motion to officially recognize the “Friends of Cornell Park” in the community of Ward 24 Scarborough-Guildwood. I am happy to inform everyone this item was adopted without amendments by the Infrastructure and Environment Committee and will be considered by City Council on February 2, 2022.

The official recognition of the Friends of Cornell Park will promote volunteer engagement within the local community and add support to resident’s endeavors to enhance the community park. For more information please click here.

Cornell Park Lighting Improvements
I have met with staff and concerned members of the Cornell Community to discuss improving the lighting in Cornell Park. I am pleased to let you know Parks staff are moving forward with this request and will be hiring an electrical consultant by late Winter or early Spring 2022 to start making a detailed work plan and cost estimate. I will continue communicate with staff to provide updates on this project. Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to my office at or 416-396-7222.

Update on CCTV Cameras in the Cornell Community
My office has been in communication with Toronto Police Services 43 Division on the request for CCTV Cameras in the Cornell Community. I am pleased to let you know that the CCTV Cameras have been approved and we are anticipating further updates on the decision to when they will be installed. Should you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to reach out to my office at or 416-396-7222.

525 Markham Road Residential Development
A site plan application has been submitted to the Scarborough Planning office and is under review by City staff. The developer proposes a 6-storey residential building containing 62 affordable housing units for Indigenous households. This project has been awarded fee waivers and property tax exemptions, and a capital grant contribution by City Council as part of the 2020 Open Door Program for new affordable rental homes. I will keep you updated as this file progresses. All documentation/information and City planner contact can be found here. If you would like further information please contact the assigned City Senior Planner, Ben DiRaimo,

Welcome T.O. Winter 

I encourage everyone to review the City’s Winter Services which is available online here. Track real-time locations of plows, sidewalk plows and salt trucks and identify which roads have been serviced by winter snow clearing vehicles and crews using the City’s PlowTO Map. Remember contacting 311 is the most efficient way to ensure the City is aware of any

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