Recording of Invited Talk on Tree Care — Wed. May 25, Spring General Meeting

The HVRA Spring Meeting was held by Zoom on Wed. May 25. A recording of the talk on tree care by guest speaker Todd Irvine is now available on YouTube at

As always, the Spring 2022 meeting was a great way for neighbours to meet each other, find out what’s happening in our community, contribute and be involved. All residents of Harbord Village are welcome to attend HVRA meetings, but only paid-up HVRA members can vote. (Check your membership status at, and invite your neighbours to join!)

Here are some highlights. (Relevant documents were posted before the meeting — the agenda, previous meeting minutes, financial statements, etc. See the end of this page for the links. Notes from this meeting will also be posted on the Board Minutes webpage for approval at the next HVRA general meeting in the fall.)

Guest Speaker: Todd Irvine, Certified Arborist
Topic: How to Make Your Trees Thrive

The guest speaker is a local tree expert who will help us understand the critical role of trees in our neighbourhood and how we can improve and preserve this resource. His talk will touch on the key things you should know to keep your trees healthy and happy, including pruning, soil health and protection during construction.

Todd is the founder of City Forest, a company dedicated to increasing our understanding, appreciation and stewardship of trees and the natural environment. He is a certified arborist and co-founder of Spacing magazine. His writing on trees and ecology has appeared in the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail and Canadian Geographic.

Regular HVRA Business:

The meeting presented financial and other reports. In Zoom breakout rooms, Area Reps led discussion of issues important to each area of Harbord Village. We heard from our Councillor and honoured our most recent Community Builder Award winners.

Background files: