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!

More News

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.

Avenue Road proposed interventions

Finally, a plan for Avenue Road

In a significant development last month, the City of Toronto unveiled new designs for Avenue Road at an open house event, signalling progress in addressing the long-standing issues. The designs aim to transform Avenue Road into a more pedestrian-friendly, people-friendly environment, prioritizing safety, comfort and connectivity.

1080-1088 Proposed condo development

1080-1088 Yonge Street development

We are writing to express our opposition to the 1080-1088 Yonge Street – Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Application and request a deferral on the item. We have been in negotiations with the Developer and acknowledge the good steps that have been taken in reducing the massing on the west side of the site, but are of the opinion that more work needs to be done.

bike lane Yonge at Scrivener

City could shut down Yonge bike lanes and sidewalk for years for one condo

Cycling enthusiasts from various communities are gearing up to challenge the construction plan for a 50-storey condo along a stretch of Yonge Street, challenging the proposed closure of bike lanes and sidewalks for nearly three years.

171 Lowther proposal submitted to City of Toronto

Eye-popping 11-storey tower proposed for site of historic Toronto homes

A row of homes dating back almost 125 years could be transformed by an impressive 11-storey tower, if a new development application is approved by the city. Not surprisingly, local residents have questions about the growing intensity in a quiet section of one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods where a number of proposals to increase density are piling up.

Albert Campbell Branch Library

Winners Announced for the 2023 Heritage Toronto Awards

Canadian architects and urbanists were at the helm of five projects that were among the winners of the the 2023 Heritage Toronto Awards. The Heritage Toronto Awards bring together leaders, innovators and emerging professionals from across cultural, development, and policy-making sectors to celebrate achievements in Toronto’s heritage. The event is also Heritage Toronto’s major fundraiser of the year and raises monies in support of its public programming.

new houses under construction

What third-party audits could tell us about municipal finances — and housing — in Ontario

OPINION: Shedding light on government finances is never a bad idea. Here’s hoping audits will spur a necessary discussion about how Ontario cities raise revenue and from whom.

Homeless man resting in doorway in Toronto

Advocacy groups call on Toronto for full moratorium on unhoused evictions

An advocacy group is calling on the mayor and city council to vote in favour of a full moratorium on evictions and address “service restrictions” practices across the entire shelter system. Voices for Unhoused Liberation wrote an open letter outlining demands, including investment in more indoor space and starting an accountability process, including people in Toronto’s homeless population and advocates.


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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