HPRA Initiatives

HPRA Initiatives

The High Park Residents' Association (HPRA) actively promotes local civic engagement as a means of creating solution "wins" for all!

Select current initiatives of the HPRA and its Members:

Grenadier Square Development

Petition for the Grenadier Square development

1844-1854 Bloor Street (Oakmount-Pacific) Development liaison (New images below)

Front       *Note* The "Rear", "Bird's eye" and "Front" images are developer exhibits from the OMB
Bird's eye           hearing.
Bousfields rationale *Note* This image is an early rendering from Bousfields rationale report. This image shows the context of the building and nearby 2-3 story houses along Bloor.

24-66 Howard Park Avenue Development liaison

200 Keele Street Development liaison

Dundas West - Bloor Transit Mobility Hub liaison with Metrolinx/Brook McIlroy Pace

Highlights of past initiatives:

Organizer of community response and liaison with Landscape Ontario for the rebuilding of Jamie Bell Adventure Playground in High Park after it was partially destroyed by arson in March 2012.

Held a Parkdale-High Park all-candidates debate for the 2011 Provincial Election. Candidates from five official parties attended to answer questions directly from the audience and debate hotly contested issues.

Presented the Centennial Photo Exhibit at the High Park Library - a collection of archival photos celebrating 100 years of our great neighbourhood in pictorial form.

Held Mayoral and Ward 14 Councillor debates for the
2010 Toronto Municipal Election. Recordings available under Archives.

Successfully opposed the "Giraffe" development at Bloor and Dundas at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), in concert with the West Bend Community Association.

Presented a local "FUNraiser" for a sold-out audience of 400 at Lithuanian House in support of the Howard Schoolground Rejuvenation, bringing the HPRA's total contributions for this family-friendly neighbourhood amenity to over $2,500

Helped bring about pedestrian and cyclist friendly improvements to Roncesvalles Avenue as the streetscape construction liaison with the City of Toronto and Roncesvalles Business Improvement Association.

High Park Residents' Association (HPRA)