HVRA’s COVID-19 RESPONSE: “We may be isolated. We are not alone.”
HVRA has found ways to keep our community connected during the pandemic:
- A mutual-aid network for local errands and neighbourly help.
- Months of sidewalk gatherings to honour healthcare providers.
- Regular HVRA News eblasts for information on local initiatives and resources.
- Gardeners email and webpage for sharing plants, ideas and photos.
- A Useful Links page with official information about COVID and public services.
The Harbord Village Residents’ Association (HVRA) represents and engages people living in Toronto between Bloor, College, Spadina, and Bathurst Streets. 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.
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.
Residents come together for seasonal events: Fall Fair in September, PumpkinFest on November 1, Neighbourhood Yard Sale in May, Plant Fair in June. Two yearly public meetings host relevant speakers. See Coming Up Soon for current announcements.
HVRA advocates for residents when issues need a coordinated response. Projects include Heritage protection, Greening, the Harbord Village Gardeners’ group, and urban issues such as graffiti, noise, and traffic.
Our advocacy and mediation work on development now has its own section. Its pages show how HVRA helps residents deal with zoning issues, contributes to City and U of T planning studies, and responds to major development proposals.
HVRA connects with other volunteer groups that enhance neighbourhood life. The ones listed here sponsor weekend swims, support local parks, organize recreational activities, and coordinate a Farmers’ Market Wednesday afternoons from June to October.
Contact information for our political representatives and 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.
Your yearly fee of $10 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.