Concerned that 38% of Toronto’s carbon emissions come from transportation? Thinking about ways to lower your carbon footprint? Want to use your car less, but not up for cycling everywhere?
The HVRA’s NetZero Committee has organized a fun informational fair about the new electric assist bicycles available locally.
… Read more Pedal Power Fair – Sat. Sept. 25, noon to 4pm
Enjoy the 2021 HVRA Fall Event: schedule and locations (updated Sept. 10).
- In lieu of our usual Fall Fair, HVRA is pleased to announce a scaled-back but enjoyable Fall Event.
- All events are free (though donations to the artists are encouraged!)
- Participants are encouraged to wear masks and observe social distancing.
… Read more HVRA Fall Event, Sun. Sept. 12
A summary of good reasons to join the Harbord Village Residents’ Association (via the Membership page at harbordvillage.com/membership/).
To learn more about the activities mentioned, scroll through this website or use the Search box or Site Map button from any page.… Read more Why join HVRA? See the benefits
The owner is delightful, and the coffee is amazing. The Toronto Star of April 25 profiles Leighton Walters, who opened Found Coffee at 324 College at the start of the pandemic, and has kept it open by making customers happy. His backstory includes 63 hospital stays,
… Read more Found Coffee and Its Owner
After much urging from HVRA, the city is planning to clear your sidewalk next winter — just like in the rest of the city. A recent article from the Toronto Star quotes HVRA Board member Bob Stambula:
Robert Stambula of the Harbord Village Residents Association welcomed with relief news that he won’t again have to argue for an end to the situation where even one resident failing to shovel can create a big hazard for many.
… Read more City to Clear ALL Sidewalks Next Winter
Local author David Macfarlane writes in the Mar. 27 Globe & Mail about waving to a driver as he walked along Harbord Street, on a slightly dangerous stretch where the sidewalk crosses a narrow laneway. That leads to another vivid story about waving between boaters,
… Read more Making Waves in Harbord Village: David Macfarlane Reflects on Acknowledging Other People
A Feb. 21 Toronto Star story about Kensington Gardens longterm-care residences showcases the strength and creativity of staff, families, and residents. These are the people we banged pots for in the springtime, and for whom neighbour Jackie Brown recently set up a fundraiser page.
… Read more Kensington Gardens Takes On COVID-19
A recent article in Now Magazine lamented the city’s loss from the closing of Parentbooks on Harbord Street. Local resident Dinny Biggs has sent us this story about the loss to the neighbourhood and to her personally. There are deep roots here!
… Read more Saying Goodbye to Patti Kirk and Parentbooks (by Dinny Biggs)