You may have read about the changes the provincial government, without consultations, is about to impose on the TOcore Plan. This Toronto Star article details these changes and provides some context.
HVRA requests that the Ministerial decision to amend the TOcore official plan be withheld until consultation and review by the City of Toronto and its residents can take place.
… Read more HVRA objects to changes to TOcore plan (now with video link)
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.
… Read more Agreement Reached for Patio at 356 College St.
Secondhand Sunday Comes to Harbord Village on April 28.
Secondhand Sunday is happening right outside your house, and you’re invited! Sunday, April 28 is your chance to share any unwanted, reusable items. Simply leave them on your property next to the sidewalk or curb for your neighbours to take for free.
… Read more April 28 is Secondhand Sunday!
Saturday, April 27, 10 am – 12 pm
Join your neighbours at the annual Harbord Village Community Clean up, Saturday April 27, from 10 am-12 pm. Meet at Piano Piano, 88 Harbord St., at 10. Clean up to be followed by lunch and prizes from 12-2 pm.
… Read more Annual Community Clean Up
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.
… Read more Clear Our Sidewalks! HVRA speaker tells Budget Committee
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,
… Read more New Parkettes for Bloor Street
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,
… Read more Construction of in-street planters set to begin Nov. 8
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.
… Read more Ensuring Local Democracy in a 25-Councillor World