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

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.

Yonge4All – what’s it all about?

Anyone who has gone for a stroll down Yonge Street between Davisville and Bloor recently has seen how the Midtown Yonge Complete Street Pilot has transformed Yonge Street, with people out walking and biking, dining in streetside cafes, pop-up events orchestrated by the local Business Improvement Areas, and improved safety for everyone. The Leaside Residents Association has supported this project since its inception in 2021 because it strives to balance the needs of all road users and protect the most vulnerable, while supporting Toronto’s climate goals by encouraging low carbon modes of travel such as walking, biking, and taking transit.

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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.