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.

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!

Call for 2024 Board Nominations and Volunteers

To ensure continuity, the ABCRA Board of Directors is elected on a rotating basis. Election to the ABCRA Board of Directors will be held at the Association’s Annual General Meeting scheduled for Monday, March 18, 2024 at the Heliconian Club, 35 Hazelton Ave.

Nominees must be registered members of the Association and must notify the current Board of Directors in writing of their intention to stand for election.

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

One Roxborough

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 Annex Residents’ Association features Councillor Saxe in action at City Hall

Councillor Dianne Saxe at Planning and Housing Committee, January 29, 2024

Councillor Saxe did the most magnificent job fighting for the Annex at this past Monday’s Planning and Housing Committee meeting – a committee on which she doesn’t actually sit. We’ve got an articulate legal mind as our representative. If you’ve got some time, then watch the YouTube archive of the meeting to watch the discussion as it unfolds and to see her champion our interests.

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

The One - rendering showing building in Toronto skyline

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.

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

Stone Slinger on Front street.

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.

ABC advocates for improved noise regulations

Construction noise from masonry saw

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.