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About Us

The Republic Residents’ Association (RRA) represents the community interests of residents at 25 Broadway Ave., 70 Roehampton Ave.; North Toronto Collegiate Institute (NTCI) students, parents and staff and the interests of residents at buildings adjacent to NTCI. We are a group of volunteers who came together as an association in 2010, and incorporated in 2017, to address the many concerns of residents who are living through the massive current and proposed densification of the Yonge–Eglinton neighbourhood.

Most of us live in high-rises in this community and have benefited from new developments in the area. We are not anti-development but rather encourage developers to work with us to build truly liveable communities. We have worked with city planners, city councillors and developers to represent the interests of our community and to ensure that we have a voice during the development process. We support developments that provide much needed housing for individuals and groups, services and shopping, businesses and recreational spaces and that take into account the shortage of local public schools.

Our Team

Co-chairs
 

Geri Berholz
Terrence O'Sullivan

Leadership Team
 

Noeleen Disney

May Gardiner
Tony Gardiner
Miria Ioannou
Sam Laskaris
Anisha Mehta
Vesna Milevska
Elaine Mintz

Renée Sylvestre-Williams

Recent

Accomplishments

  • Successfully participated in a mediation process with the City and the developer for 40-44 Broadway Avenue that resulted in a reduction of tower height and density, a new green space for the neighbourhood and a church building better situated to the streetscape.

  • Initiated a structured way to manage construction in our neighbourhood by working with the City to establish a framework for discussing, monitoring and ameliorating the effects of development in our community. 

  • Established ongoing consultation and participation in local development applications from initial proposals, to involvement at OMB and LPAT, to construction management. We have been involved in the following developments:

    • 40-44 Broadway

    • 55-65 Broadway
    • 91 Broadway
    • 75 Broadway
    • 100, 110, 120 Broadway
    • 89-101 Roehampton
    • 29-41 Roehampton
    • 2323 Yonge St.
    • Canada Square

  • Actively participated in Midtown in Focus process with City Planners and Councillors; informed and mobilized the community; successfully advocated City Council to pass   Midtown in Focus unanimously.

  • Organized multiple general RRA town hall meetings featuring local political representatives, city staff, police and guest speakers; organized all-candidates meetings for both the municipal and provincial elections.

  • Initiated improvements on the NTCI playing field and the walkway between our buildings; investigated and collaborated on the maintenance of public artwork in our joint walkway.

  • 2013-17 Collaborated with local Toronto Board of Education Trustee Shelley Laskin and North Toronto Collegiate Institute principals in securing improvements to the NTCI playing field, rooftop plantings and walkway, including the installation of skateboard ‘stoppers’.

  • Lobbied for and acquired traffic lights at Yonge and Roehampton.

  • Worked with the City to widen the sidewalk and improve terrain on the south end of the NTCI playing field.

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Resources

Toronto City Councillor Ward 11 Toronto-St. Paul’s
Josh Matlow
Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West, Suite A17
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Telephone: 416-392-7906
Fax: 416-392-0124
Email: councillor_matlow@toronto.ca

Toronto City Councillor Ward 15 Don Valley West
Jaye Robinson
Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West, Suite A12
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Telephone: 416-395-6408 
Fax: 416-395-6439
Email: councillor_robinson@toronto.ca

Toronto District School Board
Ward 8 Eglinton-Lawrence and Toronto-St. Paul's School Trustee
Shelley Laskin
5050 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M2N 5N8
Tel: 416-395-8787
Email: Shelley.Laskin@tdsb.on.ca

Legislative Assembly of Ontario MPP Toronto-St. Paul’s Queen's Park
Jill Andrew (NDP)
Room 115
Main Legislative Building, Queen's Park
Toronto, ON M7A 1A5
Tel 416-325-0071
Fax 416-325-4728
Constituency
803 St. Clair Ave. W
Toronto, ON M6C 1B9
Tel 416-656-0943
Fax 416-656-0875
Email: JAndrew-CO@ndp.on.ca

 

Member of Parliament for Toronto-St. Paul’s
Carolyn Bennett (Lib)
Constituency Office
40 Holly Street (Main Office)
Suite 103
Toronto, ON M4S 3C3
Telephone: 416-952-3990
Fax: 416-952-3995
Email: carolyn.bennett@parl.gc.ca

 

Member of Parliament for Don Valley West
Rob Oliphant (Lib)
Constituency Office
1670 Bayview Avenue
Suite 310
Toronto, ON M4G 3C2
Telephone: 416-467-7275
Email: rob.oliphant@parl.gc.ca