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

Huron Sussex 2nd Annual Solstice Laneway Party – June 21

HSRO is having its second summer solstice laneway party.
This year, we’ll start off in the community garden at Huron and Glen Morris, where we’ll plant a tree in honour of Leigh Chestnut Halls’s 80th birthday, and then we’ll have a potluck in bp nichol lane.

Everyone welcome!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 (rain or shine)
6:00–6:30pm, meet at Huron & Glen Morris community garden for tree ceremony
6:30–9:30pm, we’ll be in bp nichol lane, behind 377 Huron (or inside Innis if it rains)

Potluck: If your last name starts with
    A to H: bring a main dish
    I to Q: bring a dessert
    R to Z: bring a salad
– We’ll provide water, cups, plates, cutlery, tables, and some chairs;
please bring a chair or two if you can.
– Innis College is donating non-alcoholic drinks; please bring
anything else you’d like to consume.

Bloor Street Bike Lanes – Project update & mid-pilot public consultation – June 5

As the 1-year Bloor Street bike lane pilot project continues, join Councillor Cressy, Councillor Layton, and City staff on June 5th for a mid-pilot public consultation.

The City has been working hard on the extensive monitoring, evaluation, and consultation program since the project’s installation. Come out on June 5th to learn about the technical evaluation completed to date, review of summaries of ongoing public feedback, and discuss your experience, feedback and suggestions for the future.

You can find more information on the City’s website, or by viewing the meeting flyer here. Earlier this year, the City also released preliminary portions of data that has been collected on the project, that was collected 6 weeks after the installation. You can find more information here.

Community Consultation: U of T Secondary Plan proposal – May 8, 2017

Meeting #2: University of Toronto St. George Campus Heritage, Public Realm and Movement
Date: May 8, 2017
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Place: Sandford Fleming Building, Room 3201, 10 King’s College Road

This second meeting in a series on a new plan for the University of Toronto St George Campus and surrounding area, including Queen’s Park and other Provincial government lands, will focus on heritage, the network of open spaces and how people move around (especially pedestrians and cyclists). The University will provide an overview of the proposal and City Planning staff will provide some preliminary comments. There will then be a chance for you to break into small roundtable groups to provide comments and present your ideas. City and University staff will be available to answer questions and hear your input.

Please join us at this important event and let us know your ideas for the future of this iconic place in our city.

Proposal: The University of Toronto has submitted an Official Plan Amendment application to establish a new University of Toronto St. George Campus Secondary Plan that would replace the existing Secondary Plan for the area. The purpose of the Secondary Plan is to provide a policy framework to manage change and guide new development in the area.

For information on the proposal, please visit:

City Planner Contact: Paul Johnson 416-397-0259 City Hall, 18th Floor, East Tower 100 Queen Street West Toronto ON M5H 2N2

Ward Councillor Contact: Joe Cressy Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina. 416-392-4044

Community Consultation Meeting – U of T Secondary Plan on March 1, 2017

University of Toronto Secondary Plan

Date: March 1, 2017
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Medical Sciences Building, 1st Floor, C. David Naylor Student Commons (1 King’s College Circle)

You are invited a community consultation, hosted by City Planning staff to discuss the University of Toronto’s Secondary Plan for the future of the St. George Campus.

This presentation is an opportunity to hear more about how the City is reviewing the proposed Secondary Plan framework, learn more about the plan from the University and their consultants, ask questions, and offer feedback.

HSRO 2017 Annual General Meeting – Feb 23

at the
Huron-Sussex Residents’ Organization
2017 Annual General Meeting

Date: Thursday, February, 23, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: St Thomas’s Church Hall, 383 Huron at Washington

In addition to the HSRO Board elections and a report on our 2016-17 activities, the meeting will feature a presentation by Jon Neuert, Principal of Baird Sampson Neuert Architects on the proposed laneway housing pilot project.