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CHATTER (JULY 2017): Larry Sdao receives Community Builder Award

August 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (JULY 2017): Larry Sdao receives Community Builder Award

The Harbord Village Residents’ Association (HVRA) has given Larry Sdao its Community Builder Award. Sdao owns 481 Bloor St. W., formerly home to the Brunswick House. HVRA chair Gus Sinclair said that Sdao worked with the community to deal with “an intractable problem that was the Brunswick House business [Sdao’s former tenant]”.

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GREENINGS (JULY 2017): Taking tolls to the Gardiner and Don Valley Parkway

August 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on GREENINGS (JULY 2017): Taking tolls to the Gardiner and Don Valley Parkway

Toronto shouldn’t have to pay for roads used by non-Torontonians

I love a good history lesson.

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Tags: Annex · Life · Opinion

NEWS (JANUARY 2017): Laneway living

January 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (JANUARY 2017): Laneway living

Should infill take precedence over upward building?

By Brian Burchell

With affordable housing at a premium in Toronto, two councillors are proposing to open up the city’s 2,400 laneways to infill development.

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NEWS (OCTOBER 2016); Ardent for arbour

October 28th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS (OCTOBER 2016); Ardent for arbour

Forestry activists call on province for support

PICTURE COURTESY ©ERIN?MACDONALD/LEAF: Volunteers tend to LEAF’s Urban Forest Demonstration Garden at the Markham Road entrance of Bathurst subway station.

PICTURE COURTESY ©ERIN MACDONALD/LEAF: Volunteers tend to LEAF’s Urban Forest Demonstration Garden at the Markham Road entrance of Bathurst subway station.

By Clarrie Feinstein

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CHATTER (OCTOBER 2016): HVRA mourns death of Steve Klein

October 28th, 2016 · Comments Off on CHATTER (OCTOBER 2016): HVRA mourns death of Steve Klein

The Harbord Village Residents’ Association (HVRA) mourned the passing of long-time board member Steve Klein, who passed away last month after a struggle with lymphoma. He loved travelling with his family and had a strong relationship with his daughter.

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NEWS (OCTOBER 2016): Preventing a wall of towers

October 28th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS (OCTOBER 2016): Preventing a wall of towers

Spadina Avenue high-rise not a bar for height

By Annemarie Brissenden

A 25-storey, 334-unit apartment building is providing the model for a new mixed-student residence at the northwest corner of Spadina and Sussex avenues, but not in the way local residents’ associations would like.

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NEWS: Farmers’ market thriving but under threat due to declining provincial dollars

August 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS: Farmers’ market thriving but under threat due to declining provincial dollars

PHOTO BY GEREMY?BORDANARO/GLEANER?NEWS: Doug Eiche (background) sells his honey at the Bloor-Borden Farmers’ Market. An initiative of the Harbord Village Residents’ Association, the market runs every Wednesday until Oct. 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. out of the Green P parking lot just south of Bloor Street between Borden and Lippincott streets. The market’s 22 stalls also offer bread, vegetables, meats, wines, and fruits from a variety of producers.

PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDANARO/GLEANER?NEWS: Doug Eiche (background) sells his honey at the Bloor-Borden Farmers’ Market. An initiative of the Harbord Village Residents’ Association, the market runs every Wednesday until Oct. 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. out of the Green P parking lot just south of Bloor Street between Borden and Lippincott streets. The market’s 22 stalls also offer bread, vegetables, meats, wines, and fruits from a variety of producers.

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NEWS (JUNE 2016): New landscaping for Lennox Street

June 14th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS (JUNE 2016): New landscaping for Lennox Street

Concerns raised about lack of consultation for Central Tech space

PHOTO COURTESY RON BERNASCH/JSW+ ASSOCIATES: The landscape architect overseeing the enhancements said the aim is to emulate a university campus.

PHOTO COURTESY RON BERNASCH/JSW+ ASSOCIATES: The landscape architect overseeing the enhancements said the aim is to emulate a university campus.

By Geremy Bordonaro

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NEWS (JUNE 2016): HVRA cultivates community at spring meeting

June 14th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS (JUNE 2016): HVRA cultivates community at spring meeting

It’s probably the only residents’ association meeting that begins with neighbourhood caucuses. The Harbord Village Residents’ Association (HVRA) spring meeting on May 18 included a review of the planning challenges in various parts of the village, the public launch of the association’s plan to green 24 laneways, a ward update from Joe Cressy (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina), and readings of two award-winning essays on community service (see page 14).

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NEWS: Planning for the future

May 13th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS: Planning for the future

U of T to present latest vision for St. George campus

By Marielle Torrefranca

The University of Toronto will hold a public open house on May 17 to discuss its latest development plans for its St. George campus.

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NEWS: HVRA recognized for historical achievements

May 13th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS: HVRA recognized for historical achievements

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PHOTO COURTESY HVRA: Wendy Smith accepts the 2015 Peggy Kurtin Memorial Award on behalf of the Harbord Village Residents’ Association (HVRA). Presented annually by the Toronto Historical Association, the award recognized the HVRA’s oral history project, as well as its website.

 

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NEWS: Bloor Street goes green

April 7th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS: Bloor Street goes green

Plan to transform underutilized space

“This is a major greening initiative for the neighbourhood”—Jonathan Da Silva, Bloor-Annex BIA

By Annemarie Brissenden

Bloor Street West is about to get a whole lot greener, and it’s all thanks to the trees.

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LETTERS: HVRA still on board for CTS plan

March 9th, 2016 · Comments Off on LETTERS: HVRA still on board for CTS plan

Past chair responds to February editorial

Re “Ship to wreck” (Editorial, February 2016): you claim that former opponents of the dome at Central Technical School continued to work actively against the construction of the dome even after they had signed on to the Minutes of Settlement. That settlement was the result of successful mediation at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) between Razor Management Inc., the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), and five other parties. You name the former opponents as the City of Toronto and the Harbord Village Residents’ Association (HVRA). It would appear that the trigger for the editorial was the news that Razor Management had ceased work because it was being assessed $600,000 in tax arrears on a similar dome at Monarch Park Collegiate Institute.

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