COMMUNITY

UPTOWN YONGE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREA

 

Uptown Yonge BIA, represents all commercial tenants along Yonge Street (and on the side streets immediately adjacent) from Glengrove Ave. to Orchardview Blvd. Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) are created by the City for the purpose of attracting shoppers to create a diverse market-place in our neighbourhoods. BIAs are funded through a levy added on to commercial tenants’ property taxes.

Lytton Park residents  share many common interests with our BIA: reasonably-sized development, construction and traffic safety, creating welcoming streets and preventing crime, all of which all lead to a vibrant community.

Discover more about our local BIA here:

NEIGHBOURING RESIDENTS ASSOCIATIONS

LPRO has a close working relationship with the active residents organizations in our vicinity. We share information and collaborate on issues of common interest. For example we worked extensively with BPRO and other RAs north of Lawrence Ave to represent the interests of all the neighbourhoods surrounding the 250 Lawrence West development, with the City and the site developer. LPRO worked with EPRA to represent the community in the mediation for 2400-2444 Yonge Street (the former BMO site and Best Buy) and 500 Duplex and will do so again for the upcoming new proposals at 34-70 Montgomery and 2350 Yonge. LPRO will join forces with BPRO, SAHRA and UACA on the upcoming development at Avenue and Lawrence.  LPRO and 7 other residents groups collaborated to host a virtual federal candidates meeting for the Eglinton-Lawrence riding prior to the 2021 election.

Avenue Road Eglinton Community Association (ARECA)

Bedford Park Residents Organization (BPRO)

Eglinton Park Residents’ Association (EPRA)

South Armour Heights Ratepayers’ Association (SAHRA)

Upper Avenue Community Association (UACA)

York Mills Heights Residents Association (YMHRA)

FEDERATION OF URBAN NEIGHBOURHOODS (F.U.N.)

LPRO is a standing member of The Federation of Urban Neighbourhoods (Ontario) Inc. which was founded on November 24, 2001. It is a province-wide volunteer-based umbrella organization of community and neighbourhood associations.

The objectives of F.U.N. are to promote awareness of urban issues, undertake projects which will enhance quality of life for residents of urban settings, establish a resource base for information, share expertise, represent the common interests of member organizations before public and private bodies as well as to encourage citizens to actively participate in and become informed about community and civic affairs. Since its formation, FUN (Ontario) has been a strong and consistent voice on issues affecting neighbourhood associations and civic organizations throughout Ontario.

For more information go to: https://urbanneighbourhoods.ca/

FEDERATION OF NORTH TORONTO RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATION (FoNTRA)

Founded in February 2001, FoNTRA is a not-for-profit organization of over 30 residents’ associations, of which LPRO is a founding member. Collectively, this includes more than 175,000 Toronto residents within their boundaries, located generally between Bloor Street and Sheppard Avenue, and between the Don Valley Parkway and Bathurst Street. FoNTRA believes that Toronto and Ontario can and should achieve better development. Its central issue is not whether Toronto will grow, but how. FoNTRA advocates for sustainable urban regions that are characterized by environmental balance, fiscal viability, infrastructure investment and social renewal.

FoNTRA’s mandate includes:

  • Monitoring, investigating and working towards resolution of urban planning-related issues and concerns raised by member residents’ associations;
  • Sharing best practices regarding urban planning;
  • Representing the interests of member organizations before public and private bodies and working constructively towards resolution of issues.

For more information go to: www.fontra.com

LOCAL RESOURCES

Some helpful links in finding your way to public services and our elected representatives.

Toronto City Council (Ward 8):

Councillor Mike Colle
Email address: councillor_colle8@toronto.ca

TORONTO CITY HALL
100 Queen Street West, Suite A20
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Telephone: 416-338-2500

CONSTITUENCY OFFICE
2952 Dufferin St.
Toronto, ON M6B 3S9
Telephone: 416-338-0008

School Trustees:

Toronto District School Board: Shelley Laskin
Email address: Shelley.Laskin@tdsb.on.ca

Toronto Catholic District School Board: Maria Rizzo
Email address: maria.rizzo@tcdsb.org

Provincial Legislature (Eglinton-Lawrence riding):

MPP Robin Martin, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health.
Email address is: robin.martin@pc.ola.org

MINISTRY OF HEALTH
5th Floor
777 Bay St.
Toronto, ON M7A 2J3
Telelphone: 416-327-4300

CONSTITUENCY OFFICE
2882 Dufferin St.
Toronto, ON M6B 3S6
Telephone: 416-781-2395

Federal Parliament (Eglinton-Lawrence riding):

The Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety. Email address is: marco.mendicino@parl.gc.ca

PARLIAMENTARY OFFICE
Confederation Building, Suite 203
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
Telephone: 613-992-6361

CONSTITUENCY OFFICE
511 Lawrence Ave W
Toronto, Ontario
M6A 1A3
Telephone: 416-781-5583

Our local community centre is:

NORTH TORONTO MEMORIAL COMMUNITY CENTRE
200 Eglinton Ave. W.
Toronto,  M4R 1A7
416-392-6591
North Toronto Memorial Community Centre Website

NORTH TORONTO LIBRARIES

We are fortunate to have two libraries serving our community:

torontopubliclibrary.ca/northerndistrict/

torontopubliclibrary.ca/locke/

North Toronto Memorial Community Centre

TORONTO POLICE SERVICES 53 DIVISION 
Non Emergency: 416 808 5300
75 Eglinton Ave W. 
Toronto, M4R 2G9
http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/d53/

Community Police Liaison Committees (CPLC) are made up of community volunteers and police service representatives from the local division’s geographic area. Each committee is inclusive to reflect the demographics of the local community. An LPRO director sits on the Committee for 53 Division.

The committee’s mandate is to work together in identifying, prioritizing, and problem-solving of local policing issues by being proactive in community relations, crime prevention, education, mobilization, communications initiatives and acting as a resource to the police and the community.

 

NORTH TORONTO ONTARIO HEALTH TEAM

The North Toronto Ontario Health Team is a collaboration of healthcare organizations and providers who are working together to improve the coordination of care among family physicians, hospitals, long term care facilities, and home and community care. It is one of 24 Ontario Health Teams. To find out more see http://northtorontooht.ca.