SAHRA 2021 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 2021 Membership Contribution 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 promote safety and security in our Neighbourhood; to protect our South Armour Heights residents from inappropriate planning and development from residential, commercial, transportation and any other sources; and to enhance the environment and social life in our community.
SAHRA’s funding comes entirely from membership fees and donations. Your contributions allow SAHRA to protect and improve our community through activities including:
- Dealing with crime prevention and community safety issues
- Addressing Committee of Adjustment (CofA), North York Community Council (NYCC), Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) and Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB) notices and hearings. In 2020, we dealt with 15 CofA applications in our area and one TLAB Appeal as well as dealing with a large condo/commercial proposal at Avenue Road and Lawrence
- Addressing road issues, including traffic, safety, speed limits, traffic calming and parking
- Updating residents on local issues via eBlasts, Newsletters and our website
- Representing our members’ interests at FoNTRA (Federation of North Toronto Residents’ Associations) , CORRA (Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto) and FUN (Federation or Urban Neighbourhoods) meetings
- Advocating for our Neighbourhood with North York Community Council, City Government and our Councillor
- Hosting community-building events – difficult to do during the pandemic, but we will return to this afterwards
- Holding regular SAHRA meetings and the Annual Meeting – by videoconference during the pandemic
During 2020, SAHRA conducted two surveys. They showed that our increased activity in the crime prevention and community safety sphere remains the top priority. Our members expect us to continue to concentrate on two of our long-time priorities, namely development and construction issues, and Avenue Road improvements. Respondents asked for an increased emphasis on traffic and road safety, and to this end we have asked Councillor Colle for a meeting with the City traffic engineer who is leading a study with the aim of calming and controlling traffic in the area of Avenue Road between Brooke and Highway 401.
We also quizzed residents on the issues of three storey homes (which are not legal in our area), sub-basements and burrowing. The response was clearly against all three of these. We have asked Councillor Colle to support us in opposing proposals which include these features. SAHRA will be in touch with you with more details in the future.
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 are our only source of revenue required 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.
The Activity Map below shows the locations that SAHRA has been involved with Committee of Adjustment hearings, North York Community Council hearings, City Council meetings, TLAB/LPAT Hearings, Community Consultations, traffic and safety issues as well as tree/graffiti/sign/driveway issues in 2020.
2020 Activity Map
|Apsley Road||3 of 18|
|Armour Blvd||5 of 23|
|Avenue Road||1 of 9|
|Belgrave Avenue||11 of 34|
|Brooke Avenue||7 of 104|
|Delhi Avenue||7 of 44|
|Dunblaine Avenue||0 of 19|
|Elm Road||5 of 49|
|Esgore Drive||5 of 72|
|Felbrigg Avenue||13 of 82|
|Greer Road||2 of 7|
|Haddington Ave||8 of 58|
|Harley Avenue||2 of 9|
|Hedon Avenue||2 of 5|
|Jainey Place||1 of 14|
|Joicey Blvd||9 of 106|
|Ravenhill Road||6 of 15|
|Ridley Blvd||8 of 79|
|Saunders Street||3 of 12|
|Wilson Avenue||1 of 19|
|Yonge Blvd||1 of 45|
|Totals||100 of 823|
to the following members for their contributions in 2020
|Acton, L.||Chow, S.||Haar, M.||McGillivray, D.||Smith, B.|
|Alter, M.||Chu, L.||Harrison, S.||Messier, B.||Stauble, D.|
|Anglin, G.||Chung, T.||Hastings, M.||Metaxas, A.||Stea, C.|
|Armstrong, R.||Clemens, D.||Hedayati, S.||Muirhead-Gould, A.||Su, J.|
|Awrey, B.||Contway, K.||Heinz, P.||Murray, C.||Sutton, K.|
|Balfour, J.||Craig, P.||Hisey, V.||Nichol, M.||Taheri, M.|
|Ball, M.||Decker, D.||Holloway, L.||O’Brien, D.||Taylor, T.|
|Bodack, N.||Dickinson, L.||Ilkiw, J.||Oliver, S.||Vagners, Z.|
|Bonner, M.||Dignan, P.||Jenkins, R.||Pearson, L.||Van Dalen, E.|
|Borland, M.||DiNunno, M.||Johnson, R||Pellegrini, L.||Vanstone, R.|
|Boynton, M.||Dixon, D.||Joynt, P.||Perry, I.||Vice, B.|
|Budd, K.||Douglas, D.||King, D.||Petrungaro, R.||Walker, A.|
|Budish, A.||Duckett, P.||King, R.||Plecash, P.||Whiteside, B.|
|Burkes, R.||Duic, D.||Lacey, J.||Powell, G.||Williams, R.|
|Callaghan, F.||Dunkel, M.||Lai, J.||Pratt, R.||Wright, C.|
|Calvert, J.||Elliott, R.||Langdon, G.||Ruttonsha, S.||Wyett, B.|
|Calvin, D.||Ford, D.||Libby, D.||Sadler, J.||Yeates, D.|
|Cancellara, K.||French, C.||Loftus, S.||Schmid, D.||Yeung, D.|
|Chiovitti, S.||Gifford, T.||Magee, M.||Simpson, P.|
|Chisholm, R.||Green, M.||Masterson, B.||Singer, C.|