The ABC Residents Association is a volunteer organization committed to enhancing the quality of life in our neighbourhood through active participation in municipal issues.

Originally established in 1957, we serve the residents living in Toronto’s Yorkville / North Midtown community between Yonge Street west to Avenue Road and Bloor Street north to the CPR tracks. The ABCRA neighbourhood is rich in heritage, character and interest.

The ABCRA also administers a Community Fund. Its purpose is to fund professional consultants for studies and advice  and special neighbourhood initiatives to ameliorate the effects of neighbourhood developments.

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By registering you will become a member of the ABC Residents Association entitling you to vote at members' meetings.
There is no fee to become a member but we gratefully accept donations.
Go to the Contact Page and click on the "Support ABCRA Donate Button" in the right-hand column.


Latest News

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ABC Community Clean-up Saturday April 26

Join us for the annual ABC Spring park clean up!
Rain Day: Sunday, April 27, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.


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Electronic and illuminated signs: April UPDATE

Resident's efforts to have fewer electronic and illuminated signs across the city has some success!
Although Toronto's Planning and Growth Development Committee deferred this item until after the elections their direction sends a message to staff that third party electronic signs should be eliminated. 

 

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ABCRA Ramsden North Traffic Committee Report April 10, 2014

Members of the ABCRA Ramsden North Traffic Committee are currently in the process of sharing a tentative proposal for traffic calming with their neighbours. To read the full report, dated April 10, 2014, click HERE.

 

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Ramsden Park Revitalization

The City of Toronto is proposing improvements to Ramsden Park. Members of the community are invited to review and provide input on how the park is currently used, what works, and what could be improved.  Keep informed about the project and future meetings  

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53 Division: United Way Stationary Bicycle Race

On May 22, 2014 53 Division is sending a team to the United Way Stationary Bicycle Race, the entry fee is $500. Sgt Jazen Brautigam of the Community Response Unit is leading the team.

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121 Avenue Road IMPORTANT  Public Meeting Thursday April 24

The City is holding a public meeting on Thursday April 24, 2014, 7 to 9 PM at the Stone Church, 45 Davenport Road, Toronto.  Residents can express their opinions about the development application for 121 Avenue Road. PLEASE ATTEND !

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DPS: Development Permit System, explanation

Unlike the city-wide zoning by-law, the DPS is applied area by area at a neighbourhood scale. In this manner, it supports and reflects local character and distinctiveness. The process will involve the creation of a comprehensive vision for a particular area with resident participation. 

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Mayoral Transit Debate

Transit is the main focus of this year’s mayoral debate so far, but underneath various pledges to build or scrap multi-billion-dollar expansion projects, a key fact is getting lost.

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Yorkville: 2014

Beyond fashion, the neighbourhood has long been a well-recognized hub of art and culture.

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Open Streets Proposal

A stretch of Bloor Street could be closed to vehicle traffic for one or more Sunday mornings this summer and turned over to cyclists and pedestrians.

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Feeling Congested: Public Consultation

The City is proposing draft policy amendments to the Official Plan transportation policies...as part of the “Feeling Congested?” initiative, which is part of the City’s Five Year Official Plan Review.

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Urban Scrawl and the OMB

...Queen’s Park...Thursday...Bill 20 — the Respect for Municipalities Act (City of Toronto). The bill would remove the City of Toronto from the purview of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).