HVRA Planning and Development Committee

The HVRA Planning & Development (P&D) Committee is a consultation committee of private citizens who volunteer their time to review, comment upon and in some cases, initiate further action and participation in City of Toronto Committee of Adjustment (“C of A”) matters affecting properties in Harbord Village. These volunteer efforts are carried out on a voluntary basis drawing upon the individual layperson’s knowledge and experience of its members. P&D does not have legal authority or obligations of any nature, including with respect to planning decisions, approvals, or appeals, and is not required to participate in any process.

Members of the HVRA Planning and Development Committee as of October 2021
Robert Stambula, Frank Davis, Rory Gus Sinclair, Sue Dexter, Carolee Orme, Anne Fleming

screen capture of City zoning bylawZoning, Committee of Adjustment, and HVRA

The principles and methods by which HVRA helps residents respond to small and large development proposals, whether for an addition to a neighbour’s house or a tall building on a main street.

sign beside doorway at Her Father's Cider BarConflict Resolution Protocols

Examples where HVRA has helped residents improve relationships with local businesses, including a specific agreement for a restaurant patio.

Map of St. George Campus showing areas for secondary development plansCurrent Planning Studies

Information about large-scale studies in which HVRA is participating, from both City Planning and the University of Toronto, with links to their documentation and invitations for response. (See the page Past Development Issues for completed studies and their outcomes.)

sketch of 666 Spadina planDevelopment Plans

This page provides links to relevant documents and websites with detailed information about current development projects. Read about the Honest Ed’s project and the proposal for 666 Spadina. The Spadina-Sussex residence has its own page.

view of Central Tech tower and domePast Development Issues

This page shows past studies and completed projects. Read about HVRA contributions to TOCore, OMB reform, the Central Tech Playing Field, the 2005 College Street revitalization—and more. Links lead to PDF pages and external websites.