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

Hallowe’en Pumpkin Carving in Huron-Sussex


Huron-Sussex calls on all residents who revel in the Hallowe’en spirit to join the neighbourhood in our 15th annual trick-or-treating celebration

4:30 pm onwards: Pumpkin carving (bring your own)
5:00 pm: snacks & juice

at the Huron-Washington Parkette (rain location: porch of 7 Washington Ave)

Let’s light up the neighbourhood on Hallowe’en!




Green Neighbours 20 – Meeting Oct. 13 at 6:00 pm

Green Neighbours 20  [Seaton Village ∙ Annex  ∙ Harbord Village ∙ UofT ∙ Kensington ∙ Baldwin Village ∙ Alexandra Park∙ Grange Park ∙ CityPlace ∙ Entertainment District]
Do you…
…live, work, study or spend time in Ward 20 (between Dupont and the waterfront, and between University and Christie/Bathurst)?
…want to work with your neighbours to slow and mitigate climate change?
…want to connect with a network of local and city-wide environmental groups?

Join Green Neighbours 20 on October 13 at 6pm in the Lillian H Smith library auditorium (at College & Huron, 1 block east of Spadina) for an open meeting where we will:
– learn about TransformTO – the City’s plan to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050
– gather plans for local action, and
– learn more about ongoing green activities and organizations in our part of the city

Join Green Neighbours 20 on Facebook

Toronto Ward Boundaries Review – online survey for comments open until Sept 23

The Toronto Ward Boundaries Review ( will soon go before City Council for final approval. If you are interested in the recommended ward boundary changes proposed for Ward 20, go the Draw the Lines website for details and maps.

There’s also an online survey here for submitting your comments on the three options – note that the online survey is only open until Friday, September 23.

For reference, HSRO attended the TWBR Public Consultation on Sept 14 in support of Option 1 (47 Wards) as the most appropriate (with a north-south orientation) respecting historical and ongoing developments for neighbourhoods surrounding the University of Toronto, a position also supported by the Annex Residents Association, the Harbord Village Residents Association and the Grange Residents Association.

HSRO Community Meeting: UTS Redevelopment – Sept 15 @ 6:30 pm

September 15, 6:30-8:00
St Thomas’s Church

University of Toronto Schools (UTS) will hold a consultation in Huron-Sussex on its plans to rehabilitate and enlarge the school.

For people new to the neighbourhood, the school is located at the corner of Bloor and Huron, north of the parkette.  The façade on the original part of the building has a historic designation.  This area has been a development site since 1997.

The consultation will include an architect’s presentation followed by a Q and A.

Huron-Sussex Community Garden Official Launch

Tuesday, July 5, 2016. 6:00 PM at the garden site – south side of Glen Morris at Huron Street.

Join neighbours (including the wonderful and hard-working Garden Committee) and Ward 20 City of Toronto Councillor Joe Cressy to launch our first HS Community Garden. Check out the raised beds, the clever squirrel-proofing and the first crops.

Refreshments will be served so come and enjoy a pre-dinner snack. All ages invited.

If you want to join the garden and benefit from the delicious veggies, you can do so at the event or by contacting

Fees to join: Families – $100; Individuals – $50.