Welcome to Summerhill

  • February 11, 12 or 13: Childhood Now (founder Sarina Condello from Shaftebury Ave.) presents 'This Thing Called Love' performed by The Summerhill & Bedford Park Players. Location: Daniel's Spectrum. For more information please go to; https://athingcalledlove.eventbrite.ca Password: love2020

  • February 6: Summerhill Residents' Association Annual General Meeting. Location: The Activity Room at 21 Shaftesbury Avenue. 7pm start. Doors open at 6:30pm. For the tentative agenda please click here.

  • January 16: Mayor John Tory hopes funding to revive ravines will start flowing this year.
    For more information please click here.

  • The Toronto Region Conservation Authority, now expects their work on the stream reengineering project below Summerhill Gardens to be completed by March. Work on tree planting will be undertaken by Parks and Urban Forestry after completion of the project. For more information please click on the ravine tab on the left.


  • January 9: Reservoir Update: Watermain Replacement under Little Park Driveway. Hoarding will be placed either side of the driveway. Work starts on January 20. Hoarding will stay in place after the watermain work is completed for safety reasons. For more details from the city posting please click here.

  • January 6:  Upcoming StreetARToronto 2020 Information Sessions. For more information click here.

  • December 20: Toronto's Unplowed Sidewalks "Clear our Sidewalk Campaign” from Deer Park Residents Group. Which sends a letter directly to the Mayor, asking him to consider this plight in the upcoming budget cycle. The link below helps press the point www.clearoursidewalks.ca

  • December 10: Newsletter from Mike Layton's office - click here.

  • November 25: Watermain replacement  - from St. Clair Avenue to Woodlawn from November 25 - July 2020. Click here for more details.

  • October 24: Reservoir Update #26: Summerhill Av Parking Restrictions. For more details click here and the Reservoir tab on the left. 

  • October 16: Correction to Update #25. Rosehill Reservoir Rehabilitation for more details please click on the Reservoir tab on the left.

  • October 16: Shaftesbury Salon Series for 2019/2020. For more details click on the the Community Events tab at the top of the page.

  • October 15: City of Toronto Temporary Signs By-law Review. A report on the Temporary Signs By-Law, outlining proposed amendments to the Toronto Municipal Code is now public. It will be considered at the meeting at the City of Toronto's Planning and Housing Committee on October 15 at 9:30am at Toronto City Hall - 100 Queen Street West. Committee Room 1. For more information please click here

  • October 11: Empower Toronto :Josh Matlow, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 12, Toronto-St. Paul's please click here.

  • October 2: A shot of the top of the reservoir sent to us from a member of the community.

  • October 2: City of Toronto, Single-use and Takeaway items Reduction Strategy,The City of Toronto is undertaking consultation to help develop a strategy to reduce single-use and takeaway items. Please complete an online survey, join a telephone town hall, and share information with your networks. Comments will be accepted until November 4, 2019. Details: www.toronto.ca/single-use

  • October 1: Update #25: Rosehill Reservoir Rehabilitation. For an update on work since Phase 2B started earlier in August please click on the reservoir tab.

  • September 20: Update #24: Rosehill Reservoir Rehabilitation: Work will be taking place this Saturday within the City's Noise Bylaw (9 am to 5pm) for the washroom's retaining walls (boreholes) and soil screening and moving to the West side of the reservoir. 

  • September 12: Toronto Police 53 Division: Needles found in parks.  Recently there has been more reports of needles being found in parks. It goes without saying that these present a significant hazard to the safety of children. For more details please click on the Police Alerts tab on the left hand side of this website.

  • September 11: City of Toronto consultation on approaches to reduce single-use and takeaway items. Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 7 – 8:30 p.m.Toronto City Hall, Council Chamber, 100 Queen St. W. For more information click on the City Issues Tab.

  • August 30: Reservoir Update #23: Work to tie-in the watermain at the end of Jackes Avenue will take place  September 9 to 13. Access into the underground garage has been coordinated with the property manager. More information click here.

  • August 1: Toronto & Region Conservation Authority - Yellow Creek (below Summerhill Gardens) Emergency Works Declaration. Please click here for more details. The SRA is delighted that this work which we have been asking for, is being pushed forward expeditiously, but we are awaiting details on how it will be done and and will keep the community informed as we find out more.

  • July 19: Councillor Josh Matlow's Community & City Hall Update: Summer II please click here. 

  • July 18: Rats spotted in the neighbourhood. There has been a number of sightings of rats in Summerhill around peoples homes. What you can do:
    Store garbage in rodent-proof containers with tight-fitting lids.
    -Reduce clutter to prevent hiding spots (wood piles, old tires, etc.).
    -Eliminate sources of food (fallen fruit, pet food left outdoors, grass seed, etc.)
    -Secure composters to prevent rodents from entering.
    -Keep areas around bird feeders and bird baths clean.
    -Cut tall grass around the house
    Residents should seek private pest control services in case of rat infestation.

  • July 9; Rosehill Reservoir Rehabilitation:  FULL PARK CLOSURE from August 6, 2019. Please click here for more details.

  • June 29: Toronto Police Service Alert. Please click on the Police Alert tab on the left for more details.

  • June 21: Josh Matlow's Community & City Hall Update for the Summer please click here.

  • June 20: Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation Newsletter Summer 2019. Please click here to read more about their initiatives.

  • June: Mike Layton's newsletter. Click here for more information.

  • May 16: Reservoir Update #20 on exterior work. For more information click here..

  • May: Ravine Update: please click on the Ravine Appeal tab on the left for more information

  • May 10: Mike Layton May Newsletter: Child Care Cuts, Inclusionary Zoning, Ravine Working Group & more. Click here for more information

  • May 3: Statement: Doug Ford bring back OMB, handing planning over to wealthy developers. For more information  click here.

  • April 13: Toronto City: Saturday work. The contractor will be resuming construction work on the reservoir exterior on Saturdays, starting tomorrow April 13 (weather dependent) to the end of the year. 

  • April Update from Josh Matlow: click here

  • April 12: Reservoir Update #19: The contractor will be resuming construction work on the reservoir on Saturdays, starting tomorrow April 13, weather dependent.

  • March 27: Update #18: Public presentation material and tree removal. Click here for more information.

  • March 6: Update #17: A New design for David A Balfour Park please click here.

  • March 6: Mike Layton News: His plan for a dedicated transit and transportation fund. Click here for more information.

  • March: Councillor Josh Matlow's Community and City Hall Update. To view please click here

  • February 15: Josh Matlow: Take Action: Sign the Petition to Save Our Subway. To view please click here.

  • Federation of North Toronto Residents Association (FONTRA): Letter to City Hall regarding the 2019 City of Toronto Budget to view please click here.

  • City of Toronto: Rosehill Reservoir presentation given to SRA at their AGM on January 23, 2019. To view please click here.

  • New Instagram page for SRA. Follow us @ summerhillresidentsassociation

  • January 17: Update #16 Revised Construction Schedule – Phase 2A and 2B. For more details please click on the Rosehill Reservoir tab on the left.

  • City of Toronto Public Consultations: Noise Bylaw Review The City of Toronto is reviewing the Noise Bylaw and wants to hear from you! The review aims to introduce updates that reflect our growing and vibrant city, while enhancing the noise standards that protect the residents of Toronto. For more details please click on the tab 'City Issues' at the top of the page.