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TRINITY SPADINA Candidates’ Debates
at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. West
COUNCILLORS: 7-9:30 pm Thurs., October 16
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The Central Technical School Community Saturday Afternoon Swim
What Public swim time in the Central Tech pool
When Every Saturday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where Central Tech Pool at Lennox and Lippincott Streets (southeast of Bathurst, door 16).
- Recreational swim space as well as lane swimming available
- Certified lifeguards on duty at all times
- In order to continue funding the program, a $2 donation per person (adult and children) is appreciated at the door.
CTS SWIM is currently fund raising so that the Community Swim
can continue into 2015. Please send them suggestions and leads for donations.
For more information regarding the community swim at Central Tech, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
15th Edition of the Harbord Village Directory for Conservators and Restorers of Heritage Properties is available.
Our 15th edition of the Harbord Village Directory for Conservators and Restorers of Heritage Properties was released on November 27, 2013.
Recipient of the 32nd Heritage Toronto,
Community Heritage Award and Members’ Choice Award, 2006.
The Harbord Village Directory for Conservators and Restorers of Heritage Properties is a 72-page booklet that answers this question with respect to every one of a building's street visible elements, from the chimney top to the garden fence(with roofs, windows, doors, porches, railings and paint colours in between).
Graffiti Committee Seeks Donations
In late February, 30 people representing police, school, Harbord BIA, residents, the councillor and his staff met to discuss what to do about the continuing graffiti tagging that is going on in our lanes. Since this past Summer, almost all graffiti tags on Sussex Mews and Harbord Street have been removed or painted over. Two of the most prolific "taggers" have been arrested. Now HVRA’s Graffiti Committee would like to extend the programme to other Harbord Village lanes. If you would like your laneway to be next and are willing to help, contact HVRA Chair Tim Grant at email@example.com.
Up to now, the cost of paints and graffiti removal chemicals has been borne by a handful of individuals. HVRA is now seeking financial donations that will create a superfund to pay for paint, etc that will be used in the coming months on other laneways.
If you can help, please mail cheques payable to "HVRA" to:
HVRA, 360A Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 1X1.
Please mark "graffiti removal" on your cheque.
Why is this necessary? Many of those whose garages or houses have been tagged, are on fixed incomes. The Graffiti Committee wants to make graffiti eradication painless for them, and will find the volunteers to do the work. But they need funds to make this work.
245 College Still Needs Donations
Thanks to all that made donations to help HVRA, and neighbouring residents’ associations, participate in the current Ontario Municipal Board hearing on a private developers’ proposal for a 24 story student residence. The case is now in mediation. We’ve paid all our legal bills to date, but will need more to press on.
If you can make a donation, please mail a cheque, payable to "Iler-Campbell" to:
Ralph Daley, 41 Soho Square, Toronto ON M5T 2Z2.
Harbord Village Pilot Project Gets Ahead of Emerald Ash Bore Killer
Cost to HVRA homeowners could be as little as $250 every 2 years
Harbord Village EAB Management Plan —
Finally, some real hope in staving off the green beetle that is threatening one in ten trees in the City of Toronto and is further advanced on the University of Toronto campus than was thought. Some have been found in Harbord Village, but we need to act in the next four months to save half our trees.
“We need to be in a position to act by June,” said Prof. Sandy Smith, University of Toronto Forestry Department Entymologist. “Injections must be within June-August timeframe, or the trees will die.”
“This is way better than we thought,” said Tim Grant, Chair of HVRA, when we were given a quick preview of the plan. “We still have a chance to act.”
What is promising is that the cost of injecting affected trees is considerably less over time than cutting them down, because a major infestation is invariably fatal.
Read more here.
Get to know our Community Builder Award Winners.
Each year we recognize those who have made outstanding contributions in three categories: Community Builder, Front Yard Garden and Heritage Restoration.
Visit our Award Winners web page to see the amazing collection of individuals and homeowners who have made wonderful contributions to our neighbourhood. Harbord Village is a much better place for their efforts.
Find your tree!
Our Google Earth map will show you your street, your house, your tree — and the entire Harbord Village canopy.
Check it out on our Harbord Village Trees Inventory web page
Reading recommendation from the HV Tree Committee: