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

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.


Summer Solstice Laneway Pot Luck – June 20 TONIGHT from 6:00 pm – on b p Nichol Lane

The HSRO Summer Solstice Laneway Pot Luck will continue rain or no rain in bp nichol lane, just beside Innis College, north of Sussex Avenue.  If it’s still raining at 6:30, we have indoor space at Innis College – just follow the signs in the lane.

Harbord Village

HVRA Yard Sale: Sat. May 14, 8:30 – 5 pm (rain date Sun. May 15), corner Robert and Harbord

Donate your gently-used but unwanted items, volunteer to help at the sale, and come out to enjoy the company and the bargains. You will be doing good as well as having a good time. All proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation (working on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic in Africa) and the Investing in Our Diversity Scholarship Fund (providing grants and other opportunities for deserving young leaders across Toronto). Any unsold items will be donated to the Scott Mission or other local charities.

Two scholarship winners: Aneesa Elmi (2015) and Vivian Cao (2016) from the Scadding Court Community Centre.

Early drop-offs preferred! So we can price items beforehand, please drop off your donations (except furniture) from Tues. May 10 to Thurs. May 12 on a porch at one of these locations (please write your name on the top of the boxes):

79 Robert St.  /  164 Borden St.  /  217 Brunswick Ave.

Saturday drop-offs before noon. If you can’t bring your donations to any of the above addresses, you can still drop them off at Robert and Harbord on sale day — but only before noon.

Notice: Minor excavation work at Robarts on Sussex at Huron

The university will be conducting some minor excavation work in the next couple of weeks on the south side of Sussex just east of Huron. The work will take approximately two days (weather dependent) involving the use of a vacuum truck to excavate as opposed to heavy equipment such as a back hoe. The work will impact accessibility to a portion of the sidewalk along the south side of Sussex Ave. It will involve the removal and reinstatement of 3 bays of sidewalk.

Refugee Initiative – Housewarming Shower

Please join the Saint Thomas’s and Huron-Sussex Community Refugee Group for a:

Housewarming Shower

Sunday April 3, 4:00pm
St Thomas’s Anglican Church (Parish Hall)
383 Huron Street

We are gathering for light refreshments to say thank you to all those who have helped with our Refugee Initiative and to collect household items for the newcomers we will be sponsoring. At the shower, we are hoping to receive gifts of new or very gently used kitchen, bathroom and bedroom items or gifts of money to enable household items to be purchased. Since we do not know the details about the newcomers we will be welcoming, items should be useful to any family, regardless of its composition. An online registry identifying the items we are seeking is available at:

If you are unable to attend the shower but would like to make a donation, please contact Andrew Gray at If you have any questions about the shower or any other aspect of the refugee initiative, please contact Father Rob Mitchell at or Andrew Gray.