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
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
“We may be isolated. We are not alone.”
HVRA has found ways to keep our community connected during the pandemic. Use the links below to keep informed, and to request or offer help.
… Read more HVRA’s COVID-19 Response
The winners are in, two for each HVRA area. See the winning addresses and photos on our Halloween Decorating Event page!
Let’s make Harbord Village as spooky as possible this Halloween! Make sure your home is decorated no later than 3 pm on Saturday October 31 and you will automatically be entered to win a prize for Best Decorated/Scariest Home!
… Read more HV Halloween Decorating Contest – And the Winners Are…