Membership Contribution Reminder
Like everything else in this pandemic year, our financial contribution drive has had to adapt. We are not delivering personal reminder letters to residents’ doors, in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection for both the deliverer and the recipient. Additionally, we have postponed both our Annual General Meeting and our Neighbours’ Night Out event, where we often receive members’ contributions. As a result, we are relying solely on electronic reminders such as this email.
Over the last four years, we have led appeals of Committee of Adjustment decisions to both the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) and the Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB) eight times. For the three most important cases, we hired a planner and a lawyer and won each time, protecting our neighbourhood from runaway development. This year will bring another appeal likely in September and there is a chance for still another later in the year.
SAHRA’s Board uses your contributions judiciously, and our planner and lawyer for these appeals provide good value. However, they do cost money. Over the last three years, your Board has decided to draw on our cash reserves and annual membership contributions rather than raise funds through a special fundraising programme. This year, we need your contributions to mount these appeals effectively in order to maintain the character of the neighbourhood, as well as to maintain our other activities such as various communication channels to you and other members.
SAHRA recognises that these are difficult times. We appreciate any contribution to help SAHRA maintain its activities.
SAHRA 2020 Membership Drive
Please support our efforts at keeping this Neighbourhood the special place it is by making a membership contribution.
We have on-line payment capability on our website or you can mail a cheque to the SAHRA post office box (1500 Avenue Road, PO Box 1373, Toronto, ON M5M 0A1) or drop it off at 118 or 123 Felbrigg Avenue.
If you wish to contribute by cheque, please download and complete this 2020 Membership Form to accompany your cheque.
If you wish to contribute via PayPal or a credit/debit card, please click on the Membership button.
SAHRA will never disclose your personal information to any third party
It is very important to us to collect Email Addresses from our members, as the preferred means of communication. Email is a fast and cost-effective way for us to let you know about upcoming neighbourhood events, special presentations, social events, public forums organized by our Councillor, etc.
SAHRA publishes a list of all Contributing Members for each fiscal year (Jan 1 to Dec 31). If you do NOT want your name to be published in such a list, you can indicate so on the Membership Form if you are contributing by cheque; if you are contributing via PayPal or credit/debit card, send an email to [email protected] asking for the Non-Publish option.
The South Armour Heights Residents’ Association (SAHRA) was created to act as an advocate for the residents of SAHRA, to protect our neighbourhood from inappropriate development, to promote safety and security in the neighbourhood and to enhance the environment and social life in our community.
Your membership contributions and donations fund SAHRA activities including:
- Addressing Committee of Adjustment (CofA), North York Community Council (NYCC), Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) and Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB) notices and hearings
- Representing SAHRA interests at FoNTRA (Federation of North Toronto Residents’ Associations) and CORRA (Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto) meetings
- Advocating for our Neighbourhood with North York Community Council, City Government and our Councillor
- Dealing with crime prevention, safety and traffic issues
- Updating residents on local issues via E-blasts, Newsletters and the website
- Hosting community-building events
- Holding regular SAHRA meetings and the Annual Meeting (April)
All the above takes time, effort and money. If you have thoughts about how we can improve, please contact us. If you would like to become more involved in your residents’ association, we would love to hear from you.
We need your financial support ! Membership contributions increased last year (Thank You) but contributions by only 15% of our population still makes it difficult to maintain our current level of activity. We are very frugal but there are expenses for newsletters, our website, office expenses, insurance and events. We also need funds to rebuild our reserve so that, without a special appeal, we are able to engage planners and lawyers when necessary to deal with Committee of Adjustment, TLAB and LPAT applications/appeals.
2019 Activity & Contributions
SAHRA has been involved with Committee of Adjustment hearings, North York Community Council hearings, City Council meetings, TLAB/LPAT Hearings, Traffic and Safety issues and tree/graffiti/sign/driveway issues at the following locations in 2019
2019 contributions compared to number of houses on each street
|Apsley Road||3 of 18|
|Armour Blvd||4 of 23|
|Avenue Road||2 of 9|
|Belgrave Avenue||10 of 34|
|Brooke Avenue||11 of 104|
|Delhi Avenue||9 of 44|
|Dunblaine Avenue||0 of 19|
|Elm Road||9 of 49|
|Esgore Drive||4 of 72|
|Felbrigg Avenue||20 of 82|
|Greer Road||4 of 7|
|Haddington Ave||6 of 58|
|Harley Avenue||2 of 9|
|Hedon Avenue||3 of 5|
|Jainey Place||1 of 14|
|Joicey Blvd||9 of 106|
|Ravenhill Road||9 of 15|
|Ridley Blvd||5 of 79|
|Saunders Street||4 of 12|
|Wilson Avenue||2 of 19|
|Yonge Blvd||5 of 45|
|Totals||122 of 823|
We wish to thank the following members for their contributions for the 2019 year (Jan 1 to Dec 31, 2019)
|Achkarian, S.||Calvert, J.||Ellis, M.||Joynt, P.||Oliver, S.||Strashin, P.|
|Acton, L.||Calvin, D.||Fahie, T.||King, D.||Pazuki-Taheri, M.||Sutton, K.|
|Alibhai, N.||Chisholm, R.||Ferguson, B.||King, R.||Pearson, L.||Taylor, T.|
|Alter, M.||Chu, L.||Ford, D.||Lang, M.||Pellegrini, L.||Tranquada, D.|
|Anglin, G.||Clark, T.||French, C.||Langdon, G.||Perry, I.||Vagners, Z.|
|Armstrong, R.||Cooper, D.||Gagliano, J.||LeNoury, J.||Pilon, R.||Vandeweghe, E.|
|Awrey, B.||Craig, P.||Gerlings, L.||Lockwood, L.||Poole, C.||Vice, B.|
|Axelson, R.||Cross, C.||Gifford, T.||Loftus, S.||Powell, G.||Von Eppinghoven, A.|
|Ball, M.||Deeks, J.||Guilfoyle, G.||Lyon, G.||Pratt, R.||Waddell, J.|
|Bauraind, A.||Dickinson, L.||Haar, M.||Magee, M.||Rannala, K.||Whiteside, B.|
|Bernardo, M.||Dignan, P.||Hastings, M.||Marshall, C.||Richardson, P.||Williams, W.|
|Bird, M.||DiNunno, M.||Hawryliw, W.||Masterson, B.||Ringo, M.||Wood, G.|
|Bock, C.||Dixon, D.||Hedayati, S.||McGillivray, D.||Ruttonsha, S.||Wotherspoon, R.|
|Bodack, N.||Dodson, M.||Heinz, P.||Messier, B.||Sadler, J.||Wyett, B.|
|Bondy, S.||Douglas, D.||Higgins, T.||Metaxas, A.||Schmid, D.||Yeates, D.|
|Bonner, M.||Duic, D.||Holloway, L.||Moolenburgh, E.||Simpson, P.||Yeung, D.|
|Boynton, M.||Dunbar, R.||Howat, I.||Morrow, M.||Sinclair, J.|
|Bracht, E.||Dunkel, M.||Ilkiw, J.||Muirhead-Gould, A.||Sisley, P.|
|Bratton, J.||Dunlop, S.||Jenkins, R.||Murray, C.||Smith, B.|
|Budd, K.||Eccles, J.||Johnson, M.||Nichol, M.||Stea, C.|
|Budish, A.||Elliott, R.||Johnson, R.||O’Brien, D.||Stinson, T.|