Newsletter – Fall 2021
The HVVRA is pleased to provide members with this newsletter. We hope you find it useful!
Did you know?
Humber Valley Village History
Following the Second World War, Canada’s economy, especially in Toronto, was booming. Rapid job creation required extensive immigration to fill employment. This in turn created rapid need for housing, schools and commercial development hence the apartment neighbourhood, Humbertown Shopping Centre, and Humber Valley Village Public School were built in the early 50s.
Meanwhile, the redevelopment of the Royal York and Dundas intersection as a “highway style interchange”, sadly divided HVV from its older neighbourhood to the south, The Kingsway.
Save the date
Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Our counsellor, Deputy Mayor Stephen Holyday, will be on hand with updates on items that affect our neighbourhood.
Members will receive a zoom link on Tuesday, October 19. We hope to see you there (virtually!)
Update on St Stevens Court
Work continues on the St Stevens Court project. Should any resident have safety or other concerns arising from work being carried out on this project you may communicate those to the developer by contacting Paul Collison at:
416 – 602 – 6880
Alternatively you may contact the chair of the HVVRA Working Group monitoring the developer’s compliance with the construction management plan by emailing:
A Novel Spot Bookshop
A Novel Spot Bookshop opened its doors in the heart of Etobicoke’s Humbertown Plaza in November 2012.
It is a tiny bookshop at 634 square feet, but is packed full of hand-selected titles. As Sarah, the owner, says: “They have to be special books to make it onto our shelves or onto our main table.”
This curated list contains more than just novels. They have a great selection of mysteries and thrillers, historical fiction, biographies, history, cookbooks, business, sports, and arts and entertainment. They like to have a little bit of everything at A Novel Spot!
The owner and all the staff are voracious readers. They are always delighted to give recommendations! Their personal touch and their willingness to help you find your next great read is the essence of the business. It is what makes them unique.
A bookshop is more than just books—A Novel Spot wants to share their love and appreciation of books and reading with the Etobicoke community.
It’s never been more important to support local, independent stores. Keep A Novel Spot in mind for your holiday shopping. You can order or pre-order now. They even have free local delivery with a minimum order! To access their website for more information, click here
Blast from the Past
Humbertown in the 1960s showing where A Novel Spot is located today!
Lambton Woods Bridge
Some good news for those who walk or hike near the Humber River; almost two years since the original bridge was removed, the new Lambton Woods bridge is finally open on the west side of the Humber River between James Gardens and Lambton Park.
The new bridge was installed approximately 25 meters upstream where there is less projected streambank erosion. The existing trail network was realigned to meet with the new bridge location. The bridge was designed in sections that were assembled onsite to minimize impacts to the surrounding forest. A number of trees were removed prior to construction, including a number of invasive species. Restoration planting of native species is now taking place.
Renovations continue on historic Edgehill House. Daily work is being done to repair and preserve windows and other worn areas of the building.
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