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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Ward 11 July 2023 Newsletter

These are interesting times at City Hall. Olivia Chow’s Mayoralty will represent a notable turning point in our city’s history. When she takes office this Wednesday, July 12th, Olivia will become both the first person of colour in Toronto’s history, and first woman occupant of the Mayor’s chair since amalgamation.
ABC area houses

Think your property assessment is too high? Here’s what to do

An ongoing Toronto Star investigation into the accuracy and fairness of property assessments found that the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) consistently under- and over-assessed homes’ worth compared to their sales prices.

ABC Summer Newsletter 2023

ABCRA Summer 2023 Newsletter

Welcome to ABCRA’s summer 2023 newsletter. In this edition, we share with you news from our neighbourhood and upcoming community events, including ABCRA’s 65th Anniversary celebrations in Ramsden Park on Sunday, June 25.
Ontario Place

Ontario Place for All invites province to consider a Better Idea

Ontario Place for All has released “A Better Idea,” a proposal for a new way to approach the revitalization of Ontario Place. Given the recent addition of the Science Centre to the site, the new proposal leverages the Ontario Line at both ends, connecting the natural features of the Don River Valley and Lake Ontario, while revitalizing Ontario Place, enhancing and expanding the mandate of the Science Centre, while building affordable housing.
Ramsden Park trees

The importance of Toronto’s tree canopy and green spaces

Each Planning Report dealing with various building initiatives identifies the importance to preserve the neighbourhood tree canopy, yet the actual action to do so becomes weaker and weaker.

Yorkville

Secondary Plan: Help plan our neighbourhood’s future

In the coming months, you’ll be seeing and hearing more about what’s called a “secondary plan” that will guide development in our neighbourhood for the next 25 years. You have a right, and hopefully a desire, to participate in advocating for the kind of community that you want to see. That’s why this communication is the first of three or four we’ll be sending to explain the various elements of the plan.

Paris aerial view showing low-rise buildings with high-rises and Eiffel Tower in distance

Paris proves that you don’t need skyscrapers to thrive

Paris, after a flirtation with tall buildings that has led to two or three controversial projects scattered about the edge of its centre, last week reimposed old rules that ban buildings above 37 metres (121ft).
Houses on farmland north of Oshawa

Ford government cancels ‘clueless’ plan to allow housing on farmland after backlash

A rare climbdown by Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives — on an ill-fated housing plan for prime agricultural land — left Housing Minister Steve Clark bruised and critics saying a government with MPPs across rural Ontario is “clueless” on a key farm issue.
136 and 138 Macpherson in Toronto neighbourhoods to be rezoned

Re-zoning Toronto’s Neighbourhoods to permit more housing options

ABCRA co-chaired the FoNTRA Garden Suite working group to review the proposal and recommended improvements to the proposed bylaw. The Garden Suites Working Group with a number of ABCRA board members was actively involved in consultations with City Planning staff while developing recommendations.


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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