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 is Getting a Mural



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.

Housing Strategies in Huron Sussex

Dear H-S Resident,
You have received a letter from University of Toronto staff requesting participation in a focus group about housing strategies in Huron-Sussex. The focus group will provide input on the following questions:

  • To whom should the University provide housing, and why?
  • What role does a campus housing community (run by the institution or its students, faculty, staff or other stakeholders) play in supporting the academic mission of the institution?
  • What kind of family/individual needs should be accommodated?
  • How changes in family dynamics influence housing choice; and
  • How housing needs are balanced with affordability?

The focus group is part of the housing strategy project that supports the implementation of the Huron-Sussex Neighbourhood Plan. Brook McIlroy and N. Barry Lyon Consultants, the consultants who developed the plan, are also leading the housing strategy project. HSRO is a member of the project steering committee and helped select the consultants.

Resident voices are critical to the success of the housing strategy project. We encourage you to participate in the focus group. If you wish to do so, please contact Gloria Zangari Cuneo at or 416-978-0630, preferably by August 16.

The focus group is scheduled for August 24 at 3:00 at 229 College St., 2nd Floor, Room 220.

Zoë Newman and Julie Mathien,
Co-Presidents, HSRO Board of Directors.

Fundraising Sale – Quaker House – Sept 24

Quaker Treasures for sale:

Sunday, Sept.24, 2017
From 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm
at Friends House, 60 Lowther Avenue

In support of the Quaker Refugee Committee

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.