WHO WE ARE
Lytton Park Residents’ Organization (LPRO) is a group of volunteers committed to representing the interests of the residents of Lytton Park, a neighbourhood in the heart of North Toronto. We are working to improve the overall character of the area and encourage good government for our community and the City of Toronto. LPRO is a strong voice for the community. If you are located within our area boundaries, we are YOUR residents’ association.
Our activities include:
- Organizing community events
- Communicating information about issues of interest to our membership through our website, regular e-newsletters, and social media
- Encouraging involvement by community members in issues that impact our neighbourhood
- Advocating on a variety of local and city-wide matters
- Liaising with elected officials and staff from all three levels of government
- Working with other residents’ groups in North Toronto and other areas
- Communicating with the local Uptown Yonge Business Improvements Area
- Coordinating with diverse advocacy groups
OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES
Lytton Park is located in Ward 8 (Eglinton-Lawrence) in the City of Toronto, and the provincial and federal ridings of Eglinton-Lawrence. Our elected representatives are:
Toronto City Council: Councillor Mike Colle
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Provincial Legislature: MPP Robin Martin, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health
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Federal Parliament: The Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS and VOLUNTEERS
Maureen has been a resident in the Lytton Park neighbourhood since the 1970s. Her children attended the local schools. She first became involved with LPRO many years ago over a controversial traffic plan for the neighbourhood. She continues to be interested in traffic-calming, public transit and development.
Robert (Bruce) Murray
Robert has lived in Lytton Park since 1987 and has been active with North Toronto youth soccer and hockey programs. He first joined the Board to work on the restoration of the Alexandra (Blvd) Gates and brings invaluable IT skills to LPRO.
John has been a resident of Lytton Park since 1988. He has 3 children who attended JRR, Glenview PS and LPSS and is a career banker with an MBA. In addition to being a Board member, he has been Treasurer of LPRO since 2005.
Judi has lived in Lytton Park since 1980 and served as a board member since 2015. She is involved as our Secretary, Volunteer Contact and Community Contact for both the 53 Division TPS and Shelter Committees.
Eli has been a resident of the community since 1999. He has a degree in urban planning and is focused on local development issues, helping to ensure the community is represented through the development application process.
Robin has been a resident of Lytton Park since 2000 and has been walking his dogs through the neighborhood for most of the years he’s lived here. He is an active tennis player at the local courts, skates at the Otter Creek rink every winter and was active in hockey and soccer leagues when his children were younger. Robin organizes LPRO’s very successful annual Community Yard Sale.
Adrienne FisherAdrienne has been a resident of the neighbourhood since 1983. She recently joined the LPRO Board as she was interested in contributing to her local community. She is responsible for the Community Spirit Awards.
Fred is a long-time Lytton Park resident and is interested in development that is suitable for the neighbourhood.
Michael KehoeMichael has been a resident of Lytton Park since 2008 and is active on property development issues in the LPRO catchment.
Harold SmithHarold has lived in the area since 1979. He has a strong interest in the environment including preserving and protecting Ontario’s Greenbelt, sustainable native plant gardening, protecting pollinators and advocating for a quieter and more sustainable Toronto. A retired architect, Harold also assists with development issues.
Tom has been a resident of the community since 1987 and is primarily focussed on the safety on our sidewalks and streets regardless of how you use them.
HISTORY OF LPRO
Lytton Park residents originally organized as a community group in the 1950/1960’s to oppose a proposed subway stop that was planned for Lytton Blvd and Yonge St. The “station” is still in existence next to Snider Parkette and serves as a service access to the Yonge line.
Many years later, on November 10, 1987, the resident group incorporated as Lytton Park Residents’ Organization Inc. Since then LPRO has maintained a high level of involvement in many important community issues serving the best interests of our residents.