Citizen politics, unlike party politics, does not seek to change government, but to improve it by watchfulness, oversight and advice
- Ursula Franklin

Laneway Mural Installation Begins

The work for the first stage of the Huron-Sussex Living Lane Pilot Project, a laneway mural, is now underway as of May 28. It will be installed on the laneway south of Glen Morris St next to the Huron-Sussex Community Garden.

The artist, Karen Roberts, and her team will prepare the site and paint the artwork portrayed above. The design reflects the “abundant life” inhabiting our neighbourhood. Visitors to the mural site are welcome. Come and meet the artist and watch as the mural emerges from the pavement.

The next stage in the laneway pilot will be the installation of furniture. We’re planning tables and seating for the lane, if the City of Toronto approves the necessary permit, and a picnic table for the community garden. Future additions could include planters, and biodiversity supports such as birdhouses and insect and bee hotels.

The Huron-Sussex Residents’ Organization is working with the University of Toronto on this laneway animation pilot.

See you at the laneway!

UofT Faculty KPE – Ms. FIT Pilot Study

The Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education at UofT is looking for participants (specifically women over 30 years of age) in a new pilot study.

Briefly, the study is interested in understanding the effects of physical activity and dietary intake on women’s health and the prevention of chronic health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. While there are important biological differences between men and women, as well as between pre- and postmenopausal women, research is still very limited on women overall. Participants will be offered a free exercise and diet intervention following the recommendations of Health Canada and Canada’s Food Guide. The study will endeavour to understand the health impacts of following the guidelines on the heart, vessels and muscles in pre- and postmenopausal women.

Study participants will be asked to complete two 4-hour assessment visits at baseline and after the 6-week intervention. Visits will take place at the Goldring Centre, located in the heart of the University of Toronto, near the St. George subway station, and receive $20 compensation for each visit. These visits should be done in the morning (anytime between 6am and 11am) after an overnight fast of 12 hours. During these two assessments, participants will be asked to complete some tests such as: blood draw, blood vessel assessment, physical fitness assessment, body composition assessment and some questionnaires. Test results will be made available to participants after completion of the intervention.

For more information, the study website is

2022 Survey: Love Our Lanes

The Huron-Sussex Residents Organization and the University of Toronto are collaborating to create a Living Lane along the laneway just west of Huron running three blocks from Harbord to north of Washington.

We want to hear from community members.

What are your ideas to make our lanes a true community amenity now and in future?

To complete the online survey, click here.

HSRO Herald – Sept 2022

The latest newsletter – The HSRO Herald – is now available here.

HSRO Herald – Nov 2020 Newsletter

The latest edition of the HSRO Herald has just been published. Residents in Huron Sussex should check their mailbox for the November 2020 print edition, or get it here in PDF.