Tuesday May 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm on Zoom
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0scO-vrD4vGN0YL3MuL258T45DjlvuFd1w
Join us for our 2021 Spring General Meeting! We are pleased to announce our guest speaker will be a local resident presenting on a subject of critical importance to us both as individuals and as a community.
… Read more Spring Meeting, Tuesday 18 May
We will soon have a new park! The March edition of the Annex Gleaner has an update on the Community Area of the Robert St. Field with many useful links.
The University also has a website to keep the neighbourhood up-to-date on the progress of the field.
… Read more Update on Community Area of the Robert St. Field
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,
… 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)
The University of Toronto will be finishing work on the Robert Street field and the Community Area this spring, aiming for completion by the end of May. Facade retention/stabilization and demolition at 698 Spadina will commence in March. Construction of the residence tower will begin this summer.
… Read more Robert St. Field and Spadina-Sussex Residence Construction News
Local resident Colin Furness is featured in this article in the Toronto Star. He’s one of the experts who translate news about COVID-19 into advice for ordinary people. You’ve probably heard and seen his hard-headed and practical comments on radio and TV.
… Read more Local Epidemiologist Keeps Us Informed
The HVRA continues to advocate for snow clearing on downtown residential sidewalks to increase accessibility for everyone (especially in the era of Covid-19), including those with mobility needs. Read our recent letter ahead of the upcoming City Council meeting here: Letter to Mayor &
… Read more Snow Clearing