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

Opposition to strong mayor legislation grows

Opposition to Ontario Bill 39, Better Municipal Governance Act, 2022, giving the Toronto’s John Tory “strong mayor” powers continues to grow. FoNTRA wrote a letter to Mayor John Tory on November 23, 2022 expressing strong objections to what is widely seen as an anti-democratic move by the provincial government. It was followed by another letter on November 28, urging the mayor to call an emergency session of council to discuss the matter; he refused, despite calls from many of his own councillors to do so.

On December 6, fifteen of the 25 city councillors, including Ward 15’s councillor, Jaye Robinson, sent a joint letter to Premier Doug Ford and Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark, urging a halt to the legislation.

New Electoral Map

The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario has proposed a new electoral map for consideration at public hearings this fall. This map introduces changes to Ontario’s federal electoral district boundaries and has been developed through an independent and non-partisan process.

The electoral boundaries for Leaside will change drastically – splitting Leaside into two different electoral districts. This will potentially affect ALL levels of government, as the provincial boundaries and the municipal ward boundaries are currently the same as the federal ones since the number of Toronto wards was reduced to 25 in 2018.

Leaside Neighbourhood Transportation Plan moves ahead

We are pleased to report that the Leaside Neighbourhood Transportation Plan is moving ahead, bringing us one step closer to making our neighbourhood safe for everyone. Following an initial community consultation in February, the City has launched an on-line mapping tool for residents to register problem areas and offer suggested improvements. The on-line mapping tool will be open for your input until September 2nd, 2022 so be sure to take advantage of this opportunity. You can also sign-up for email updates about this project.

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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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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.