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

City Ward 11 – All Candidates Debate – Hart House, U of T – Oct 9 at 7:00 pm

University of Toronto Students Union (UTSU) will host a Ward 11 candidates debate on the University of Toronto campus on
Tuesday, October 9th at 7 pm in the Debates Room at Hart House.

Candidates present will be given the opportunity to introduce themselves, followed by questions facilitated by a moderator. Questions for the candidates can be submitted here.

Doors to the Debates Room will open at 6:30 pm.

HSRO Welcome & Welcome Back Event – Sept 15


On Saturday, September 15 in our community garden The Huron-Sussex Residents’ Organization is hosting

at 2:00 PM: a continuation of the fence painting that we started last year, and

at 5:00 PM: drinks (non-alcoholic) and snacks

Whether you are new to Huron-Sussex or a veteran, you and your family are warmly invited to either or both events

Note: The garden is located at the corner of Huron and Glen Morris. If it rains, the events will be rescheduled


Joe Cressy Re-Election Campaign Kickoff – June 19

Dear Friends,

Over the last four years, it has been a privilege to represent our downtown communities. Together, we’re building more liveable, caring, and sustainable neighbourhoods, and a better city.

The ward boundaries have changed for the 2018 municipal elections, and a few weeks ago I announced to you that I’ll be seeking re-election to City Council in the new ward 24. With the provincial election now out of the way, our attention turns to electing a progressive City Council in October. We need local, compassionate and effective leadership that embraces change and invests in our community with integrity.

Join me on June 19th to kick off my campaign to continue the work we’ve done together, as I run for re-election in the new Ward 24. 

DATE: Tuesday June 19th
WHEN: 6pm to 8pm
WHERE: Free Times Cafe, 320 College Street

Free Times Cafe is an accessible venue, and all are welcome!

RSVP to the Facebook event here.

It will be a night of celebration with some old (and new!) friends, and the first step on a journey we’ll take together over the next few months. Together, we can build the neighbourhoods, and city, of our dreams. I look forward to continuing this work with your support.

My sincerest thanks,

NOTICE of ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD WORK at the Washington-Huron Parkette, June 12-22, 2018

Who are we?
We are the University of Toronto’s urban archaeology field school. Urban archaeology is the study of urban people from the past. Using careful excavation and recoding methods we can study what people left behind—their buildings, rubbish and burials—and learn who they were, how they moved around the city and how they made their living. For ten days in June, we’ll be digging in the green space in the Washington-Huron Parkette to study the people who once lived here.

What might we find at this site?

We know from old maps and photographs that there were once buildings at this location. However, this area hasn’t been excavated before, so there may be some surprises. Over the last few years, we have excavated the Lime Ridge Monument behind Gerstein Science Information Centre, the Sir Daniel Wilson quadrangle at University College, and in King’s College Circle. Our finds include a British gun flint (early 1800s), Victorian pottery (late 1800s), wall foundations of past dwellings, and military artifacts from the First World War.

Who will you see digging?
You will see undergraduate students learning how to dig systematically, how to survey the land, and how to identify and catalogue artifacts. Once they have finished digging, they will use city records, maps and stratigraphy to help them understand the artifacts they have unearthed. The artifacts discovered will then be curated by the U of T Anthropology Department, and eventually made available to researchers from inside and outside U of T. If you would like to learn more about what we find please contact us (below) in July once our excavation season is complete.

How do I find out more?
If we are on-site, we are happy to talk to visitors about our project. We welcome groups (and kids!) to visit as well, but please contact us ahead of time if you would like to schedule a group visit.
See coverage of last year’s excavation here and video here.

Ward 20 – Community Environment Day, May 26 at Central Tech

Ward 20 Community Environment Day 2018 will be on Saturday May 26 – come & help celebrate spring with the community!

Highlights will include:

  • Free compost pick up
  • Donation of gently used items for reuse
  • Safe disposal of household hazardous waste ex. cell phones, small electronics, fluorescent bulbs, unused medications, propane tanks, batteries and more!
  • Learning about the City’s many green initiatives, and ways to make shrink your environmental footprint

Please join Councillor Joe Cressy on Saturday, May 26th for our Ward 20 Community Environment Day from 10am-2pm in the Central Tech parking lot.