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.

HVRA 2017 AGM: Gus Sinclair, Gail MisraAbout 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: 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 the HVRA News section on our sidebar for current announcements, and check out our Coming Up Soon page too.

Robert St. with new College St. condoAdvocacy Projects

HVRA advocates for residents when issues need a coordinated response. Projects include Greening, the Harbord Village Gardeners’ group, Heritage protection, and urban issues such as graffiti, noise, and traffic. Our Net Zero Carbon initiative now has its own page.

sketch of 666 Spadina planDevelopment Issues

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.

Families splashing in Central Tech poolOther Local Groups

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.

Toronto city hallUseful Links for Life in Harbord Village

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.


Membership Table at Fall Fair 2019Membership

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.