ABC Residents Association

The ABC Residents Association is a volunteer organization committed to enhancing the quality of life in our neighbourhood through participation in municipal issues. We serve the residents living in Toronto’s Yorkville/North Midtown community.


ABCRA 2024 Annual General Meeting

Save the date for the ABC Residents Association Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Join us for an evening of community updates, discussions, and plans for the upcoming year. Your attendance and participation are highly valued as we shape the future of our neighbourhood together.

Date: Monday, March 18, 2024
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Location: Heliconian Club, 35 Hazelton Ave.

Light refreshments will be served.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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The ravine next to Rosedale Valley Road is an unusual escape in the middle of Toronto

Rosedale Ravine Lands isn’t tucked away in a forest like some of the other walks in the city but the stretching pathway that follows the Rosedale Valley Road makes for a picturesque stroll in its own right.

Running below one of Toronto’s most historic neighbourhoods, the pathway located on the south side of the road can be followed from Park Road to Bayview Avenue.

One Roxborough

Someone in Toronto just bought a huge $18M condo and it’s pretty spectacular

One of the most expensive condo units in Toronto history has been purchased for a whopping $18 million — and it doesn’t even exist yet.

An undisclosed buyer has scooped up a luxurious penthouse unit on the top floor of a proposed boutique condo development at 1086 Yonge Street, known as One Roxborough West.

The One - rendering showing building in Toronto skyline

Skyscraper makes the top 10 in list of most exciting projects set to complete in 2024

Construction edutainment outlet The B1M recently released a video rounding up what it considers to be the most exciting projects due to complete in 2024.

Among them, the monolithic 91-storey skyscraper under construction at Yonge and Bloor, known as The One, took the #7 position and was the only North American construction project to make the top-ten ranking.

Yorkville Toronto high rise and street corner.

Five neighbourhoods in Toronto expected to transform the most in 2024

The 2020s will be remembered as a historic period of transformative change in Toronto thanks to the forthcoming completion of new transit lines and some of the tallest buildings under construction in all of Canada. But that’s just the bigger picture, …
Stone Slinger on Front street.

What good are new noise bylaws if Toronto doesn’t enforce the rules it already has?

The city of Toronto has no shortage of rules and regulations. According to a bylaw registry on the city’s website with information that dates all the way back to 1844, Toronto has 164,323 bylaws on the books, with more always coming: Toronto city council tacked on 1,334 more bylaws last year.

What there is a real shortage of, though, is an effective strategy to enforce many of those bylaws.

Construction noise from masonry saw

ABC advocates for improved noise regulations

The livability of the City is being eroded by excessive unrestricted noise and a lack of enforcement for the rules that we do have.

This review is important in order to address some of the deficiencies in the 2019 update and help create a policy that establishes clear, meaningful limits on noise and adequate, efficient enforcement. ABCRA did attend multiple community consultations and submitted comments and concerns that we hoped would be addressed through the staff recommendations.

Cartoon image of woman giving budget presentation.

What Torontonians want Olivia Chow to spend more on

More than a third of Toronto residents who took part in a prebudget online survey want to boost funding for affordable housing and shelters and cut funding for police, according to a partial copy of the survey obtained by the Star. 

The survey was part of a new prebudget consultation process introduced by Mayor Olivia Chow and led by budget chief Shelley Carroll. According to the city, a total of 16 in-person and virtual public meetings were held and an online survey conducted during November 2023.

House sitting on top of property tax binder next to gavel.

Toronto city staff propose 10.5% property tax hike as part of 2024 budget

Toronto staff are recommending a nine per cent hike to the city’s residential property tax — the largest single-year increase since amalgamation in 1998 — as they look to fill a nearly $1.8 billion budget shortfall in 2024 and a grim long-term fiscal outlook.

With the recommendation of an additional 1.5 per cent increase to the city building tax, property owners could see their tax bill jump 10.5 per cent this year if the figures go unchanged during five weeks of scheduled budget debates and consultations. The city building tax is a special levy introduced in 2016 that goes toward major transit and housing projects.

Air BnB office in Toronto

Toronto made a bylaw to crack down on Airbnb and other short-term renters

The sales rep on the phone is reassuring. He works for a property management company that specializes in short-term rentals, and he says Toronto’s bylaw is easy enough to get around.

Yes, you need to register if you want to list your place on Airbnb now, and you need to say that you live in the condo, he says.

But if you don’t, all you have to do is change the address on your driver’s licence.

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Events & Public Meetings

Heritage Register Review: Public Information Session

Toronto residents are invited to an online Public Information Session to learn about the City’s Heritage Register Review project. The purpose of the meeting is to share information about the project and answer questions.

Date: Monday, February 26 Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Location: Virtual Meeting

ABCRA 2024 Annual General Meeting

Save the date for the ABC Residents Association Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Join us for an evening of community updates, discussions, and plans for the upcoming year. Your attendance and participation are highly valued as we shape the future of our neighbourhood together.

Date: Monday, March 18, 2024
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Location: Heliconian Club, 35 Hazelton Ave.

Light refreshments will be served.

We look forward to seeing you there!

2 Bloor W. Development notice

Improving Community Consultation in the Development Review Process

March 12, 2024 6 to 8 p.m. – (Presentation at 6:30 p.m.)

The consultation meeting March 12 is your opportunity to voice any concerns with the development review process proposals.

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