The Creation of the Applewood Hills & Heights Residents' Association (AHHRA)
In 2014, the Applewood Residents’ Committee (ARC) was established by a group of residents who were concerned about the impact of plans being made to replace the grass school field with artificial rubber crumb turf which would include permanent lighting and using a 80 ft dome over the field 6 months of the year at the Applewood Height Secondary School (AHSS) located at Bloor & Tomken. This project would be a joint business venture between the Peel District School Board (PDSB) and Razor Management.
The majority of the community believed that such a facility was not suitable nor needed at this residentially zoned area. Residents united and made great efforts in bringing awareness of the project’s visual and overall impact to the established Applewood Hills & Heights communities through the community meetings prior to construction. Fortunately, the plans for a dome did not proceed and the school field remained unchanged.
In late March 2018, AHSS students were given a letter that the PDSB in contract with Community Sports Partners (CSP) were going to begin construction in late April to install an artificial turf field, walking/running track, LED lighting and fencing that would be ready for school use in September of the same year. Members of the ARC learnt of this indirectly and immediately reunited to address the issue and learn more of how such a project would impact the community since there was no community meetings held by PDSB or the City prior to any decisions being made by the PDSB. Therefore, the ARC felt it was necessary for our community to become as informed as possible. Based on the information researched it was found that the lack of community consultation and lack of transparency by both the City of Mississauga and PDSB of how the decision for this ‘revitalized’ project came about, many unanswered questions remained.
Several streets/residences surrounding this now commercialized school field would be (and are) directly affected by the 4 – 80 ft high stadium light poles which would be (and are) allowed on until 11 pm daily. Both the light spill and increase of noise needed and neeeds to be addressed.
Thus, the Applewood Residents’ Committee was re-established and the decision to create the Applewood Hills & Heights Residents’ Association was founded.
Purpose & Objectives of the AHHRA
The Applewood Hills & Heights Residents’ Association’s (AHHRA) purpose is to advocate for the residents on significant issues that affect the quality of life in the Applewood Hills & Applewood Height areas.
In addition to this, creating relationships within and outside our communities that allow all residents to have a say in matters that affect them and their families.
Unite homeowners and work towards achieving common goals;
Provide a forum for community action within our community;
Promote a safe and healthy environment for children and for all residents;
Inform all members of events, activities and news that may impact our community;
Work with local/provincial and federal government (as needed) to ensure responsible growth of the area and in maintaining a neighbourhood feeling for all residents.
Advocate for our property values and fairness in taxation of our properties
Applewood Hills & Heights Residents' Association Meetings - Update
March 2020 - Due to the recent covid-19 reality and State of Emergency measures in place both in Ontario and the City of Mississauga, the AHHRA spring meeting that was to take place this month and annual AGM for June have been cancelled at this time.
AHHRA members will be updated on the next meeting date after the State of Emergency measures are removed.
Be safe and healthy to Everyone!
Winter 2020 - Applewood Hills & Heights Residents' Association
All members, and to all wishing to join the Applewood Hills & Heights Residents' Assocation, you are welcome to attend the upcoming Winter 2020 meeting happening on:
Date: Thursday, January 16th, 2020
Location: Burnhamthorpe Community Centre in the Fleetwood Room https://email@example.com,-79.6043167,15z
Time: 7 pm
Fall 2019 - Applewood Hills & Heights Residents' Association
All members, and to all wishing to join the Applewood Hills & Heights Residents' Assocation, you are welcome to attend the Fall 2019 meeting happening on:
Date: Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
Location: Fleetwood Room in the Burnhamthorpe Community Centre
Time: 7 pm
First General Meeting - Applewood Hills & Heights Residents' Association
The Appplewood Hills & Heights Residents' Association first AGM (Annual General Meeting) will take place:
Date: Monday, June 24, 2019
Location: Burnhamthorpe Community Center
Time: 7 pm
If you are not already a member and would like to join the AHHRA, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org and you are welcome to attend the AGM.