The purpose of the Association is to encourage good government, to improve living conditions in the Swansea Area, and to promote and express the interests of the area residents generally.

Formally founded in 1929, SARA is one of the oldest neighbourhood residents' groups in the City of Toronto. SARA is a non-political group open to everyone in the Swansea Community. We are a strong recognized community voice in municipal and provinicial politics. SARA members with their diverse backgrounds provide the skills needed to effectively represent the concerns of the Swansea Community. SARA is a member of the Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto (CORRA). We are managed by a Board of Directors who volunteer their time. We welcome new members. Join us as we work to preserve and enhance those features which have made Swansea a unique community in Toronto. Members receive all issues of the Association's newsletter, the "Swansea Outlook".

Mailing Address  Swansea Area Ratepayers Association  c/o Swansea Town Hall  Box 103, 95 Lavinia Avenue  Toronto, Ontario M6S 3H9
Email Address:  swansea@swansearatepayers.ca


Fundraiser at the Village Playhouse

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SARA & BWVRA FUNDRAISER NOV 2014 AT THE VILLAGE PLAYHOUSE

SARA’s annual fundraiser will be held in conjunction with BWVRA on the preview night of the Village Playhouse production of “Strictly Murder”, on Thursday Nov 6, 2014

STRICTLY MURDER by Brian Clemens     director: Harvey Levkoe
Conflicts that play out in a British couple’s rustic cottage in Provence may affect the direction of the greater conflict that is about to envelope Europe. We dare you to separate the good guys from the bad in this thrilling tale of murder and espionage set in 1939.

Tickets are $18/ea., and are available from the SARA Executive.
Don’t miss out on a fun evening in support of SARA!

Municipal Election Debates

SARA will be co-hosting separate election debates for both the Councilor’s and Mayor’s positions. Save the dates! The details are as follows…

Councilor Candidates Debate – Tuesday, September 30, 7:30pm,
Swansea Town Hall, Rousseau Room. Doors open at 7:00pm.
Co-hosted with the Old Mill Community Association and High Park Residents Association.

Mayoral Candidates Debate – Friday, October 3, 7:00pm,
Runnymede United Church.
Co-hosted with the Bloor West Village Residents Association.

Hope to see you there!

Aug 20 meeting on 2117 Bloor West

Main and Main Developments invites you to attend a preliminary consultation session for a proposed mixed-use mid-rise development located at:

2117 Bloor Street West and 19 Harcroft Road

The meeting will take place on:
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 at 7:00pm–8:30pm
Swansea Town Hall – Rousseau Room – 95 Lavinia Avenue, Toronto

Councillor Doucette will be in attendance. However it is the developer’s meeting.

See the post on Save our Village for further information.

2265 Durie & Save Our Village Campaign

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A new condo has been proposed for 2265 Bloor Street West through to 2279 Bloor Street West. This stretch of property is on the south side of Bloor starting at Durie Street (across from Queen’s Pasta) and stretching to the flower shop just before the Bloor Street Meat Market.

It calls for an 8 story mixed use building comprised of 83 residential dwelling units, of which 19 replacement rental units are included, as well as 1200 square metres of non-residential office and retail floor area.

The developer has applied for a hearing at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).

SARA is working with other west end ratepayers’ groups (Bloor West Residents, High Park Residents, Old Mill Community Association) to raise funds to oppose this development, which we consider out of character for Bloor West Village.

Help us to fight this application by donating your time or funds! (with the Donate button at right).
Thank you