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

U of T Construction Updates in Huron Sussex

We have created a new page on the website (under Pages section here)  specifically for U of T related construction updates for projects that are now underway including the Robarts Library addition on Huron Street, as well as the Laneway Pilot Housing Project on the laneway behind Huron St between Glen Morris and Sussex Avenue.

Huron-Sussex Neighbourhood Housing Consultation on November 22 at 7:30 pm

Huron-Sussex Neighbourhood Housing  Consultation
Wednesday,
November 22, 2017 7:30-9:30pm
St. Thomas Anglican Church, Church Hall, 383 Huron Street

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO ST. GEORGE CAMPUS HOUSING STUDY

The University of Toronto has retained NBLC and Brook McIlroy to develop a housing strategy for the St. George Campus. This study focuses on family housing (not single student housing) within the Huron-Sussex and Charles and Yonge Street communities. The goal is to create a vision for this unique and diverse housing portfolio that will support the future growth of stable and successful communities.

In 2014, a Neighbourhood Plan was created for the Huron-Sussex neighbourhood, which consists of more than 80 properties that house a mix of long-term residents, new faculty, visiting faculty and a few student families. The Plan provides recommendations for physical changes to this community, including laneway housing, new mid-rise buildings and public space enhancements. The Housing Strategy will augment this Plan by developing a vision for occupancy and resident composition.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

We would like your input on draft directions for the University of Toronto Housing Study for the St. George Campus. Please attend the upcoming public consultation for the Huron-Sussex neighbourhood to discuss your vision for housing in your community! Participation for the entire 2 hour session is not required.

No previous consultation attendance is required. A supervised children’s activity table will be provided.

HSRO – Neighbourhood Housing Consultation Session – Oct 26 at 7:30 pm

Huron Sussex Neighbourhood Housing Consultation Session
October 26, 2017
7:30 – 9:30 pm

St. Thomas Anglican Church Hall
383 Huron Street

From 2012 to 2014, the Huron-Sussex Residents’ Organization, the University of Toronto, two successive Ward 20 City Councillors and the broader Huron-Sussex community worked together to develop the Huron-Sussex Neighbourhood Plan. The plan provides recommendations for physical changes to the community, including laneway housing, new mid-rise buildings and public space enhancements. The housing strategy is part of the implementation phase of the plan and will augment it by developing a vision for occupancy and resident composition.

The October 26 consultation will be specific to Huron-Sussex. It is also part of a larger project to create a vision for both Huron-Sussex and the UT student family housing buildings on Charles St. The goal of the project is to create a plan that will support the future growth of stable and successful communities in these two locations. The project is being led by N Barry Lyon Consultants and Brook McIlroy. Both firms worked on and wrote the Huron-Sussex Neighbourhood Plan.

Toronto Mandolin Orchestra – Fall Classic, Oct 29 at Trinity St. Paul’s Church

The Toronto Mandolin Orchestra will hold its Fall Classic on Sunday, October 29 from 3:30 pm at Trinity St.Paul’s Church, 427 Bloor Street West.

For more information, click here.

Huron-Sussex Community Garden is Getting a Mural

THE H-S COMMUNITY GARDEN IS GETTING A MURAL ….

JOIN YOUR NEIGHBOURS IN MAKING IT REAL

HSRO has received a grant from Street Art Toronto to work with an artist to create a mural on the fence behind our community garden.

We primed the fence last weekend, and we’ll paint the design (weather permitting) on Saturday, September 30 from 3:00-6:00 PM.

Come on out and feed your inner artiste. KIDS WELCOME.

Many thanks to the U of T Housing Office for contributing paint and Above Ground Art Supplies for a discount on other materials.