Harbord Village Residents’ Association

The Harbord Village Residents’ Association (HVRA) is a volunteer organization of residents representing and engaging home owners and renters living in Toronto between Bloor, College, Spadina, and Bathurst Streets. We are committed to strengthening and preserving the stability, distinctive character, and quality of life of our neighbourhood.

This website displays the wide range of our activities. Follow the green links in the descriptions below, or use the Search box or Site Map to find specific pages.

About HVRA

See who represents you on the HVRA Board and how to reach them. Browse full-colour PDF copies of our twice-yearly print newsletters. Find our constitution, meeting minutes, financial statements, and an account of the organization’s history.

Picnickers and dog at HVRA Fall FairHVRA Events

Residents come together for seasonal events such as the Fall Fair in September, PumpkinFest on November 1, and Plant Fair in June. Two yearly public meetings host relevant speakers. See the HVRA News section on our sidebar for current announcements, and check out our yearly Calendar. Members receive regular HVRA eblasts with information and invitations.

Robert St. with new College St. condoAdvocacy Projects

HVRA advocates for residents when issues need a coordinated response. Projects include Greening, Heritage protection, and urban issues such as graffiti, noise, and traffic. Development work and the Net Zero initiative have their own pages.

 

sketch of 666 Spadina planDevelopment Issues

HVRA’s advocacy and mediation work includes helping residents deal with zoning issues. The Planning and Development Committee also responds to major development proposals and contributes to City and U of T planning studies.

colourful house showing walls losing heatNet Zero Carbon Initiative

HVRA’s Net Zero Carbon Committee fights the climate crisis at a community level by helping residents make more energy-efficient choices for their homes and transportation needs. These pages offer information, advice, and opportunities for savings.

Toronto city hallUseful Links for Life in Harbord Village

This page gives information about public resources, including notes on which City Hall department does what. Scan the page now to see what services are available, and refer back when you’re wondering whom to call for help. (See also our page about Other Local Groups.)

 

Membership Table at Fall Fair 2019Membership

Your yearly fee of $15 brings you regular email newsletters and gives you a vote at the twice-yearly general meetings. You can now join, renew, or donate online; OR you can download a printable form and pay by cheque or cash.