Avenue Road Memorial Walk – November 21 2021

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is held annually on the third Sunday of November.  

In Toronto, Friends and Families for Safe Streets marks the day with a candle-lit walk along a dangerous street that could be made much safer.  

This year Avenue Road has been chosen for the walk, in recognition its dangers and the efforts of the Avenue Road Safety Coalition to make it safe. 
Meet on Sunday November 21st at 4:45 pm in Ramsden Park, opposite the Rosedale Subway Station
or, join the walk at the west end of Ramsden Park at 5:00 pm as it heads down Avenue Road
Please bring a battery-powered candle if you have one.

Friends and Families for Safe Streets  is a Toronto support and advocacy group made up of people who have lost loved ones in road crashes or have been severely injured themselves.  Its goal is for Toronto to be free from deaths and serious injuries caused by traffic collisions.
We hope you will join us to support those affected and to show the community’s desire to make AVENUE ROAD safe for everyone.

For more details, see the event’s public Facebook page.

Heat Pump Webinar Nov. 23rd

ABCs of Air Source Heat PumpsThe Net Zero Committee of the Harbord Village Residents Association is holding a webinar on how households can help fight climate change by using an air source heat pump.  The webinar will be held on Tuesday 23rd November at 7pm.

Air source heat pumps (ASHP) can replace both your furnace and air conditioner while reducing carbon emissions by 60%.  As an added bonus , the federal government now provides a $5000 grant to make them competitive with high efficiency gas furnaces,  For those with newish gas furnaces, a small ASHP can be used to provide heat in all but the coldest weather, thus extending the life of your gas furnace.

Energy advisor Trish Long from Goldfinch Energy and Steve Cornelius from Mitsubishi Electric will explain how this technology works and answer your questions.

To register:    Click here If you can’t attend on the date but want to be able to see a recording later, please register.

More information on the NetZero Project is found at: https://harbordvillage.com/projects/netzero-carbon-project/

A Safe Avenue Road Now

We greatly appreciate your interest in a safer more beautiful Avenue Road, and we thank those who participated at the Avenue Road Safety Coalition’s (ARSC) community meeting with Brown+Storey Architects this past Monday, September 13th.

As councillors Mike Layton and Josh Matlow said in the meeting, projects like this only become reality when the city feels pressure from its citizens.  We received many important comments in the chat box during the meeting, and we need to keep the momentum going.  We are grateful for your engagement.

– Email your Councillor and Mayor: Josh MatlowMike Layton, and Mayor John Tory.
– Email the Transportation Department: Barbara Gray, (General Manager at Transportation Services Division), and Jacquelyn Hayward, (Director, Transportation Project Design & Management).
– Become a supporter/member or volunteer for the ARSC.  Email info@arsc.ca to find out how.
– Follow us on Twitter: @ARSCsafety

Tell the city you want a safer AVENUE ROAD.  

Feel free to copy info@arsc.ca in your emails to the city so they know you are part of the movement calling for action NOW.  
Stay tuned for updates and Thank You!  TOGETHER we can make Avenue Road safe and beautiful for everyone!

PATIO at Yonge + St. Clair Now Open!

Starting Friday June 18, 2021 the PATIO at Yonge + St. Clair opens to the public! Located at 1503 Yonge St. this outdoor food + drink patio lets you order from 10+ local restaurants delivered to your table, and features an on-site bar.

Participating restaurants include:

+ 9Bars Café Latino
+ Ambiyan on Yonge
+ Barnsteiner’s
+ Boccone Deli & Pizza Bar
+ Brownes Bistro
+ Capocaccia Trattoria
+ Cucina Buca
+ Mary Be Kitchen
+ Mermaid Fish & Grill House
+ Midtown Gastro Hub
+ Zelden’s Deli and Desserts

All orders must be placed on-site to be delivered to you by PATIO staff. Kick back with some on-site beer or wine from the bar and enjoy this exclusive community patio.

PATIO at Yonge + St. Clair will launch Friday June 18, 2021 and operate weekly Thurs – Sunday, 12PM – 10PM until Saturday September 4, 2021.

Reservations are now OPEN! Book your table or learn more on the official PATIO website: patioYSC.com or follow patioYSC on Instagram or Facebookfor updates.

Join us at PATIO at Yonge + St. Clair and reclaim your summer! 

Upcoming Development Consultations

Are you interested in participating in an upcoming development consultation? To find out what is coming up, click HERE.

Highlights of Upcoming meetings:

Virtual Community Consultation: Yonge-St. Clair Apartment Neighbourhood Study – May 27 at 6.30

Join the Virtual Community Consultation Meeting to learn more about the Yonge-St. Clair Apartment Neighbourhood Study. The virtual consultation will include presentations and a Question and Answer portion providing the opportunity to ask questions and give feedback.  Participants can view video of the consultation and only designated panelists will be shown on video.

Date: May 27, 2021
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Register: Follow details to register by clicking this link here.

You can contact the planner for this file, Corinna Prior, at: Corinna.Prior@toronto.ca

For further information you can read the development application here.

Online Public Meeting to Discuss the Development Proposal for 101-103 Heath Street WestTuesday, June 1st at 6:30 p.m.


You can read more information about the context of the meeting underneath, along with resources on the applications submitted and the reviews that the City is conducting. In order to partake in the meeting, please pre-register by using the following information:

Meeting date & time:          Tuesday, June 1st at 6:30 p.m.

Access via computer/tablet:        Register at this link.  

Event number: 177 979 3837

Event password: Toronto123

Access via phone: Call 416-915-6530 and use access code: 177 979 3837

If you have any issues with registering or accessing the meeting, please reach out to my office at Councillor_Matlow@toronto.ca

Join us for our Annual DPRG AGM & Town Hall on June 2

The DPRG’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be virtual again this year.

In addition, we will have our Councillor, Josh Matlow, joining us after the AGM in a Townhall discussion, to update us on key issues for the neighbourhood and answer questions.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday June 2, 2021

Time: 6:30 pm (Townhall 7-8pm)

Special Notes: A Zoom invite will be provided to paid up DPRG members the week before the AGM/Townhall. 

This notice is being sent to our entire mailing list – however, unless you are a paid up member, you will not receive the AGM/Townhall invite. 

Please renew your membership if it has expired – our website sets out the options for renewals, or you can email us at: info@deerparkresidents.ca

AGM Notices

The AGM agenda will include the President’s report on all of our activities this year as well as an update to our by-law, including the addition of tenant associations and condo board associations as members.

We have 3 vacancies on the Board. If you are interested in becoming a board member, according to DPRG policy, you must provide written notice to the board before the AGM, and explain your background/ interest in being on the board. Please send your notice to: info@deerparkresidents.ca.