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

Interview Participants Needed for Doctoral Study on Eastern Grey Squirrels

If you live in Huron-Sussex and have had a recent conflict experience with eastern grey squirrels, you may be eligible to participate in a doctoral study on eastern grey squirrels! Please note that eastern grey squirrels have a few colour variations: black, grey, brindle or even white (although rare in Huron-Sussex).

toronto white squirrel

Tracy Timmins is a doctoral candidate at the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, investigating Torontonians’ encounters with eastern grey squirrels with the aims of supporting coexistence and identifying strategies to prevent, mitigate, or resolve conflicts effectively.

Tracy would like to interview people who have had conflict with squirrels about their experiences. Interviews will be approximately 45 minutes to one hour. Participants will receive a $10 Starbucks gift card.

If you are interested in participating in this study, or would like more information, please contact Tracy at

Innis College Addition & Renovation – Meeting, Nov 21

You are invited to a presentation and discussion of the proposed
Innis College Addition & Renovation project, located on the
north side of Sussex Ave, at the corner of St. George Street.

The University is planning an addition and renovation of Innis College at
the St. George campus. The design proposes a sensitive infill strategy
for the expansion situated behind the existing west wing of the College,
and selective exterior and interior renovations that will preserve the
qualities of the original College building, including the Victorian house
component. The project will provide an array of new study areas; a
student learning centre, including the college library, student services, and
writing centre; an expanded multipurpose cafe open to the public; new
classroom spaces and academic offices; and will also greatly improve
the accessibility of the building. All are welcome to the presentation
and discussion to learn more about the project and provide feedback.

Presentation by Montgomery Sisam Architects and
Brook Mcllroy

Thursday, November 21, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Innis College Cafeteria Ground Floor
2 Sussex Ave (at St. George Street)

Hallowe’en in Huron-Sussex

Residents who revel in the Hallowe’en spirit are invited to join the neighbourhood in our 18th annual trick-or-treat festivities:

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

At the new playground – corner of Huron & Washington
(Note: Rain location – on the porch of 7 Washington Ave)

Carve & Light the best pumpkin ever and put it on your porch to welcome funny / scary faces at your door.
Parents: look for these Jack-o’-Lanterns as your little goblins go trick-or-treating in Huron-Sussex

Harbord Residence – Community Consultation – Oct 17

U of T is hosting a presentation and discussion of the proposed Harbord Grad Residence located on the north side of Harbord Street, between Spadina and Huron in the Huron Sussex Neighbourhood.

Presentation by Michael Maltzan Architects & architectsAlliance

Thursday, October 17 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
at St. Thomas’s Church Parish Hall, 383 Huron Street
(at Washington Avenue)

For further information: Harbord Grad Residence project update.

All Candidates Forum for the Federal Election – Oct 7

A consortium of 5 residents’ associations
(including Huron-Sussex Residents’ Organization)
and 2 BIA’s have for 20 years mounted an
All Candidates Forum for all municipal, provincial and federal elections.

The 2019 All Candidates Forum (University-Rosedale) will be held as follows:

Date: Monday, October 7, 2019

Venue: Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church (427 Bloor St West at Robert)

Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm. Forum starts at 7:00 pm.