In the last 10 years, Harbord Village has lost 30% of our trees and 23% of our canopy cover. Now two reports point the way towards recovery.
University of Toronto Master of Forest Conservation students have analysed our 2007-8 and 2017-18 tree inventories,
… Read more Can We Get Our Trees Back?
On December 5, 150 people from across University-Rosedale came together for MPP Jessica Bell’s annual recognition of community members who are making a difference. It was truly inspiring to celebrate the countless people working hard to make positive changes in our community.
The full list of honorees and a photo album from the night is posted here.
… Read more Sue Dexter Honoured at Community Celebration
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