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.

128 Hazelton condo

Another One? Mizrahi’s second Yorkville condo project now in receivership

A receivership order granted last Tuesday, June 4, has appointed KSV Advisory as the receiver and manager over the property at 126–128 Hazelton Avenue in Toronto. The order effectively allows KSV to exercise control over the property moving forward.

Constantine Enterprises Inc. (CEI), which has a 50 per cent stake in the condo project at 128 Hazelton Ave., first made a plea for receivership back in February, with court documents showing that CEI filed for KSV to manage and possibly sell the project to recover debts, identifying Sam Mizrahi as the principal of both Mizrahi 128 Hazelton Inc. and Mizrahi 128 Hazelton Retail Inc.

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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.

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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.

Toronto City skyline at night

Don’t Be Shocked By (Even More) Condos in (Even More) Toronto Neighbourhoods

Density is the name of the game when it comes to the Greater Toronto Area’s (GTA) urban planning agenda – especially in areas surrounding current and upcoming public transit hubs. With new provincially-passed legislation as a driving force behind it, these neighbourhoods are in store for a drastic transformation in the not-too-distant future.

“Not another condo,” exclaim countless Toronto residents daily, as they throw up their arms and shake their heads in disbelief at news of yet another towering new development.

Check out our new website

ABCRA Winter Newsletter

Welcome to ABCRA’s Winter 2023 newsletter. In this edition, we want to share updates and news from the neighbourhood, upcoming events and opportunities to get involved in your City.

What have we been up to? Lots! First off – there’s our new website (you’re looking at it) and and we hope you’ll take it out for a thorough test drive and let us know what you think.

Events & Public Meetings

Dianne Saxe

Rosedale-University Virtual Town Hall – June 20, 7 p.m.

The summer break and halfway point of 2024 is fast approaching — a good time to take stock of accomplishments at City Hall in 2024 and consider the challenges that remain. I would like to invite you to an “ask me anything!” edition of the University-Rosedale town hall.

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