Useful Links

The lists below will give you a sense of the public services available to Harbord Village residents. This page covers only a selection. Use the links to find out more. (For information about recreational and social opportunities provided by groups other than HVRA, see our related webpage Other Local Groups.)

Elected Government Representatives

Toronto City Councillor, Ward 11 University-Rosedale (Municipal)
Dianne Saxe
416-392-4009
Email: Councillor_Saxe@toronto.ca
Website

Toronto District School Board, Ward 10 University-Rosedale and Toronto Centre
Deborah Williams
416-395-8787
Email: Deborah.Williams@tdsb.on.ca
Website

Toronto Catholic School Board, Ward 9
Kevin Morrison
416-512-3409
Email: kevin.morrison@tcdsb.org
Website

MPP, University-Rosedale (Provincial)
Jessica Bell
416-325-1620
Email: JBell-QP@ndp.on.ca
Website

MP, University-Rosedale (Federal)
Chrystia Freeland
1 613-992-5234
Email: Chrystia.Freeland@parl.gc.ca
Websit

City of Toronto

  • Call 911 for emergencies.
  • The webpages “Toronto at Your Service” at toronto.ca/311 offer easy access to information about the range of City services, programs and information. Use the “search” line to try out terms for what you want and get instant answers about where to look next. (The table below on this page also suggests some pages with specialized information.)
  • You can also use the web forms on toronto.ca/311 to report problems or request services. Note your service request number so you can follow up if necessary. (NOTE: Email requests are no longer officially accepted.)
  • Call 311 (TTY 416 338-0889) for the fastest way to get information, request a service or report a problem. Phone lines are open 24/7 and 365 days a year, with helpful agents who can provide assistance in more than 180 languages. Agents will direct your request to the appropriate department and assign a service request number so you can check on the progress of your request or complaint.

The table below names a few of the services provided by the City, showing official department names and examples of what you can ask for. Click on the green links and explore the departmental websites to find more services and ways to access them.

CATEGORYSELECTED EXAMPLES
Animal Services
  • request emergency response (lost pets, animals in distress)
  • report wildlife
  • find out about licenses
Garbage and Recycling
  • missed pickup, damaged bin
  • hazardous waste, large items, electronics
  • how to reduce waste, donate, buy 2ndhand
Housing and Shelter
  • homeless shelters, meals, clothing, dropin, housing help
  • people in crisis, call Toronto Distress Centre 416-408-HELP (4357)
Police
Emergency 911
Non-Emergency, 14 Division
416 808-2222
  • Citizen Online Reporting Entries (CORE): use online forms to report break-and-enter, car theft, illegal parking, wrong-way driving
  • NEW: For driving offences, if you can supply evidence such as exact time, location, and photographs, the police will send letters to offending drivers.
Property Issues
  • report noise, graffiti, vandalism
  • lack of maintenance
Rental Housing
  • rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords
  • organizations that support tenants
Streets, Parking, Transportation
  • buy street parking permits
  • report potholes, damaged curbs
  • request cleaning of catchbasin or road surface
Water
  • report leaking water line
  • report basement drain backup

Province of Ontario

The website at ontario.ca/page/government-ontario outlines the range of services provided provincially. Dial 211 for information and help on programs and services such as health care, income support, and disabilities. You can also search www.211ontario.ca to find what is offered.

A particularly useful number: Telehealth Ontario, 1 866-797-0000. Use it when you want information or advice on a health issue that’s not an emergency.

Government of Canada

The website at www.canada.ca provides an inclusive search function and offers quick access to information about the most requested services—Canada Post, Employment Insurance, Income Tax, etc.

Other Services and Organizations

Governmental

Local Associations

Local Legal Services

Rental Issues