SAHRA Annual General Meeting 2020

Our Annual General Meeting is generally held in April of each year but had to be postponed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Board has decided that it is time for us to reschedule the AGM.  It will be held as a Virtual meeting using ZOOM on Wednesday, Oct 21 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.  We will hold the Business Meeting followed by a presentation of the Survey 2020 conclusions and action items.  We will publish registration and access details closer to the date of the meeting.  We hope you will participate in our virtual AGM.

Business Meeting
Welcome and Introductions
Approval of Minutes of 2019 AGM
Treasurer’s Report 2019
Waiver of Audit
Call for nominations / election of SAHRA Directors
Election of Officers
SAHRA’s Report for 2019
New Business

Followed by a presentation of the conclusions and action items from the 2020 Survey and an Open Discussion and Question Period.



Avenue Road and Lawrence Development

A virtual Communication Consultation meeting will be held for this proposal on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.  Access information will be provided once available.  


4050 Yonge Street Development

This proposed development is being presented at the Oct 7, 2020 meeting of the North York Community Council at which time a motion will be approved to arrange a Community Consultation meeting.  A virtual meeting could be arranged for November or December, 2020.  We will advise once a Date is defined.


Community Events

Leaside Walks

Toronto residents can show love for Toronto by becoming tourists in their own and local neighbourhoods. Take a self-guided tour to actively discover shops, stops, places and spaces on local main streets. Look at the following walks offered by Leaside Life Walks.

West-central Leaside

North Leaside

Bayview Institutional Lands


Free Bike Share on Wednesdays
Bike Share Toronto and the CAA South Central Ontario have teamed up to offer Free Ride Wednesdays throughout September. Free Ride Wednesdays mean you can get a free 24-hour access pass and can take as many 30 minute station-to-station rides as you like in 24 consecutive hours. Plus E-bikes have been added to some Bike Share stations so this is a great opportunity to try one out for free. With so many new Bike Share stations now on Yonge in Midtown, you have another reason to visit by bike and support local businesses through #BikesLoveYonge. Simply visit a Station Kiosk or download the PBSC/CycleFinder App on any Wednesday in September, check out a bike and ride to destinations on Yonge for free. 


Community Environment Days Event Schedule
Community Environment Days are operating across the City for seven weekends until Nov 1.  This year the events will be set up as drive-thru events at various City Drop-Off Depots.  One such event will be held on Sunday, October 18th from 9am to 1pm at the Dufferin Drop-off Depot, 35 Vanley Cr, North York.  A list of events and more information is available at



Circle of Care/Armour Heights Presbyterian Church – ZOOM Exercise Class
Circle of Care is now offering their exercise classes online through ZOOM.  Circle of Care provides free exercise and falls prevention classes to older adults living in the community.  Their Falls Prevention program is led by an Occupational Therapist and the Group Exercise Classes are led by trained fitness professionals. Classes are designed to help participants increase mobility, relieve pain and reduce the risk of falls by building strength and improving balances. Classes are funded by the Central Local Health Integration Network (CLIN) and are offered to eligible participants free of charge.  If you have questions, please contact Erin Stone for details.

Go to to view the upcoming Schedule and to Register.


Better Living Website Virtual Program Updates
Better Living  Health and Community Services actively updates their website to provide you with access to up-to-date and reputable sources of information and reference sources on COVID-19.  They have a number of special support programs for Seniors.  You can access their website here:  Some examples of their Virtual Programs.




Fall fest on Upper Avenue – Saturday, October 19th
Our Businesses on Upper Avenue between Joicey and Roe put on a very enjoyable Fall fest – a fall-themed “open house” event to celebrate our vibrant Upper Avenue community on Saturday, October 19th.   Councillor Colle and his Staff made a great piping hot minestrone soup.  Good turnout and everyone enjoyed the events/giveaways/specials.  We will be starting the planning soon for an even bigger and better event in 2020!

Fall Fest on Upper Avenue

Supported by:  Councillor Mike Colle, the Upper Avenue Community Association, the Bedford Park Residents Organization, the South Armour Heights Residents’ Association and the Ledbury Park Connects Group.


14th Annual Neighbours’ Night Out on June 18 2019

We had a great evening for the 14th Annual Neighbours’ Night Out!  This year we visited the  Northern portion of the SAHRA area, holding the event in front of 2 Armour Blvd.

The firetruck/firemen were there as well as the police car/policemen – the children had great fun climbing about/experimenting.  We all enjoyed the ice cream and the colourful ballons – thanks to Baskin Robbins and Party Rock.

Thanks as well to our Raffle sponsors for the great prizes – The Miller Tavern, York Mills Eyecare and the Bank of Montreal.

Special thanks to our Volunteers who helped make it a successful event – Joanne Alter, Lynda Holloway, Michelle Nichol, Johan Duker, Robin Dunbar, Heather Crawford, Wendy Johnson, Eileen Su and our student volunteers Madison Wang and Tess Gillanders.

See below for a link to photos of the event.

A good time was had by all!

 Photos from the Neighbour Night Out are available in the Posts listing (on the right hand side of the screen) at

But there is also a new page under News called Our Photo Album with links to the Annual General Meeting as well as the Neighbour Night Out Photos at


Armour Heights Community Centre Programs

The Armour Heights Community Centre provides programs for Children and Tiny Tots.  The goal of this not-for-profit community group is to provide our community with quality daytime, after-school, weekend and summer programming for infants, toddlers, children and teens. Here is a sample of the Spring Poster.
AHCC Spring Poster 2019


ROM – 3rd Monday Nights Free

The Royal Ontario Museum has announced a new initiative that will enable members of the public to visit the Museum free of charge once a month.  3rd Monday Nights Free furthers their commitment to provide greater access to the Museum and open the doors of the ROM to as many visitors as possible.  This program is supported by the TD Bank Group and The Bennett Family Foundation.  The program was launched on April 15th.  The ROM is offering the public complimentary access to the Museum’s 40 galleries, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month.  Entry to feature exhibitions such as Zuul: Life of an Armoured Dinosaur and Treasures of a Desert Kingdom: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur will be separately ticketed and subject to a surcharge.  Working with their community partners, these evenings will also feature local artists and performers, further enhancing the Monday night experience.


Interested in Organized Walks?

Review the following websites for Walks of interest to you.

ROM Walks

The Program for the 2019 Season is available on their site in pdf format.  Most of the ROM walks are free and you do not have to be a Member, but there are some walks that are for Members only.

Heritage Toronto Walks

Heritage Toronto has not published their 2019 Program but it is to be available shortly.

Rouge River National Park

Guided tours are available.  The Program for April 2019 is available on their site.



COMMUNITY CAFÉ is a pilot project organized by the Health Ministry Team of the Armour Heights Presbyterian Church and Mosaic Community Resource Centre. Mosaic will provide a facilitator and Armour Heights will host. This is an opportunity for seniors to gather, share, listen and engage in various topics of broad interest. Unlike our lunch and learn events which are more focused on listening, community café is intended to include more engaged participation to exercise the mind and spirit toward greater health long term. Topics will be announced each month.