About the LRA

The Leaside Residents Association (LRA) is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization that represents the residents of the neighbourhood of Leaside in the city of Toronto, Canada. We aim to enhance the livability of Leaside through advocacy and community-building. Learn more about us, including the area we cover!

Recent News

Mayoral Candidates Face Residents

OCAD University Auditorium,
100 McCaul Street

Rescheduled Debate – mark your calendars!

Thursday, June 22 at 7 p.m.

Live at OCAD University, 60 residents’ associations will host a public meeting to introduce leading mayoral candidates to the people of Toronto. With an outreach to 900,000 residents, this unique event could be a game changer in the municipal election.

The Federation of North Toronto Residents Associations (FoNTRA) and the Federation of South Toronto Residents Associations (FoSTRA) have worked together to organize this historic opportunity, along with the generous support of OCAD University. Major media is expected to cover the resident-led meeting. Questions from residents will put leading candidates to the test.

Virtual Public Consultation

Leaside Neighbourhood Transportation Plan
Phase 1 Near-Term Plan
Wednesday, June 7, at 7 p.m.

The City of Toronto is inviting residents to learn more about the Leaside Neighbourhood Transportation Plan (LNTP) which is being developed to address transportation conditions in the neighbourhood.

Attend by computer, tablet or smartphone:

Leaside is turning 110!

You are invited to join your friends, neighbours, local businesses, community advocates & politicians on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, to help celebrate the 110th anniversary of the incorporation of the Town of Leaside.

The event will be held at the Amsterdam Brewhouse (45 Esandar Drive) from 5 to 8 p.m. As there are capacity limits, please sign up via the link below to let us know you are interested in joining us. An official event invite with additional details will be sent 2 weeks prior to the event to all interested parties who sign up by April 15, 2023. Please feel free to share this invite with your friends and family.

Join the celebration!

Leaside is one of Canada’s few truly planned communities, spearheaded by the Canadian Northern Railway (CNoR), and originally designed by landscape architect Frederick Gage Todd using the principles of the Garden City…

1779-1787 Bayview Avenue Community Consultation Presentation

Including 589-595 Eglinton Avenue East & 61-67 Mann Avenue

This community consultation covered two proposals; a 35-storey mixed-use development on Bayview at Eglinton and a 35-storey mixed use development at Eglinton Avenue and Mann Avenue, both of which require Zoning By-law Amendment applications.

The proposal at Bayview and Eglinton includes 373 residential units, 478 bike spaces, 138 parking spaces, and approx. 150 sq. m. of retail space.

The proposal for Eglinton Ave. E. and Mann Ave. includes 389 residental units and 660 sq. m. of retail space.

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Committee of Adjustment

Have you just received a notice from the Committee of Adjustment about a neighbouring property and don’t know what to do?

Check out our guidelines and explanation of the procedures and let us know if you need assistance!

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Subscribe to receive news from the LRA about Leaside issues.

We will also try to keep you informed of any issues specific to your street or immediate vicinity, including Committee of Adjustment applications, LPAT hearings, etc.

Character Guidelines

Thinking of renovating, adding, or rebuilding? Consult the character guidelines developed to help owners, architects, and designers in gaining an understanding of what makes Leaside’s natural and architectural attributes valuable and how to extend these to new development.