Who We Are

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MANDATE:

To act as a strong resident’s association, committed to long-term assistance.

To maintain South Osborne as a healthy and vibrant residential area:

  • by keeping our neighbourhood safe, our environment peaceful and green;
  • by promoting the existing heritage character of the community;
  • by promoting the historical significance of the area; and
  • by promoting responsible change and development in the area.

To encourage suitable policies pertaining to housing, parks and recreation,       transportation, industry, commercial and other community services.

To formulate planning proposals, by-laws and other initiatives that reflect the concerns and address the long-term needs of South Osborne.

To inform all residents in the South Osborne area of planning proposals, projects, and implementation strategies.

To encourage all residents to consider, to advise and to vote on planning proposals, on projects, and on implementation strategies.

To give residents a forum for preserving and improving our neighbourhood’s characteristics.

ITS YOUR COMMUNITY – BECOME INVOLVED!

Website: southosborneresidentsgroup.wordpress.com

Former website: savelordrobertsarea.wordpress.com

E-mail: southosborneresidentsgroup@gmail.com

(We are a non-partisan group of community-minded neighbours who incorporated a resident’s association in April 2012.   Formerly known as Save Lord Roberts Area Coalition.) 

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3 thoughts on “Who We Are”

  1. Esther Korchynski said:

    Keep Lord Roberts as a neighbourhood with single family homes. The area is too small for many large projects which will increase traffic. Street parking will become too crowded. This is a good family area with a nice variety of income and ethnic groups. Let us keep it that way.

    • Dianne Doney said:

      I notice some big, loud trucks, carrying a heavy load on Kylemore. It is not constant. People drive fast on Kylemore Ave and even faster, I believe, on Berwick which is a curvy road.

  2. A. Todd said:

    Hello!

    Thank you for reaching out to the residents of Lord Roberts…it is good to have a voice on the happenings in our neighbourhood! Despite the City Planning meeting at the Leisure Centre and promises of little interruption and beautification with berms for sound attenuation, we have been extremely disappointed by some of the outcomes from these building phases. “Trust and Good Faith” are easy words to say…results tell the story.

    In response to the questions on the green paper slip left in our mailbox, here are our thoughts:

    1. We have definitely seen an increase in traffic – and at a higher rate of speed – in our direct area which includes Hethrington, Hugo, and Daly Avenues.

    2. Living with a park directly by us, the large construction vehicles have dwindled more or less but there are now large landscape maintenance vehicles and one could say ‘convoys’ of such some days servicing the condo properties..

    3. We can’t really speak to decreasing property values.

    4. Our house/block was not protected with anything…absolutely nothing during the construction of the Transit Building extension. We know that curb damage and concrete cracks were the result of month of heavy machinery plying the neighbourhood for months. Of course the reply would attribute to this as being in an ‘old’ area’.

    5. We used to have a calm peaceful neighborhood with little traffic and noise. It is very disconcerting to have a beautiful park area for children and families to gather in, and now worry if a vehicle is going to come tearing around a very pronounced corner. The ‘progressive’ pedestrian/bike path installed leads right into a now busy traffic path that used to be a back lane. We’ve even witnessed people driving their motorcycles down this path…not Mopeds, but full size bikes! Neighbours fought hard for this park going back all the way to Councillor Don Gerrie and it is precious to long time residents. Coming out of the Hethrington back lane into Hugo is very dangerous now for pedestrians, children, cyclists, and drivers alike.

    I would also be remiss if I did not mention the new bus traffic into the RT station at the end of Morley Avenue. First you have to watch out closely at Arnold Avenue as there is an entrance into the condo complex. Then, with the condo buildings so close to the corner of Hugo, large advertising signage, tree plantings, and uncontrolled bus traffic into the RT roadway at Morley, moving around our area has become precarious. I can’t even begin to say how annoying it is to have mud all over the lane and streets due to the poor planning of landscaped slopes during wet weather. Admittedly some neighbourhood folks need to be more considerate as they navigate their turns, but we have seen the construction vehicles running over this property more than anyone else. There is barely enough room for ‘regular’ vehicles to pass one another on most days.

    Now we are seeing utility markers around the perimeter of the park on Hethrington and along the Transit pathway and are anxious to find out exactly what is going on. We have tried getting information from 311 and from the City Planning Department website, but nothing so far has been made known. Our next step is to contact the area Councillor. If your group is aware of any development, could you please advise us, and we will do likewise. Our area is very important to us!

    Thank you again for taking on this big job of monitoring and being advocates for our neighbourhood…we appreciate it!

    The Todd Familly

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