Come to the south patio at 25 Brunswick on Sun. June 2, 1-3pm to pick up your pre-ordered tree from TreeForMe, and also to enjoy the fifth annual Harbord Village Plant Fair. Both events are organized and staffed by volunteers from the Harbord Village Gardeners’
HVRA has a long history of helping businesses connect with neighbours—and of producing thriving patios that are good neighbours.
Sidewalk patios in Harbord Village always tug at different needs and interests of business owners/clients and of the neighbourhood. After all, sidewalk patios are on public property.
On Feb. 7, HVRA Board Member Bob Stambula made people listen when he told City Budget Committee about uncleared sidewalks in our area. Downtowners pay the same taxes as suburban residents, but we don’t get our sidewalks plowed by the city, even though we have more pedestrians.
NEWS: On Dec. 5, City Council passed a motion to double the staffing budgets for Councillors. Read Sue Dexter’s comments here.
On Nov. 22, HVRA and the Annex Residents’ Association sent the Mayor and Councillors a letter signed by 55 residents’
A Nov. 27 article in UrbanToronto.ca celebrates the Bloor-Annex BIA’s announcement of four new parkettes along Bloor Street. Three are on the Harbord Village side, at Robert, Major, and Brunswick, with the fourth at Howland. Site design is by the firm DTAH,
Our new in-street planters are coming soon! This HVRA/City collaboration implements a key component of the Harbord Village Green Plan. The City will remove the concrete planters that form part of our traffic maze and construct in-ground replacements. The goal is to improve traffic management,
As the dust settles on the Oct. 22 Toronto election, HVRA Board member Sue Dexter and other community advocates have published a discussion paper titled “The New Reality: An Approach to Governing Toronto in a 25-Councillor World.” It urges the City to consult with the public on how to ensure local democracy in the wake of cuts to City Council.
After chaotic shifts of direction, the Toronto Municipal election will go ahead on Oct. 22 with 25 wards. Here is a timeline of events leading up to that outcome, indicating the strong public protest in which HVRA joined:
- On July 27,