ARECA is a voluntary Community Association representing the views of residents in our Community in matters that affect our Community in North Toronto. Operating since the 1970's ARECA was incorporated in 1988.

Regarding the proposed development at 444-446 Eglinton

May 10/2024 Update

ARECA and the OPA (Oriole Park Association) are working together to represent residents on both the north and south sides of Eglinton as there seems to be unanimous community agreement that we all find this proposal objectionable.


Learn what we have told the City and what you can do to let your voice be heard.

We are committed to working on this

and to keep you informed.

April 14/2024 Update

Councillor Mike Colle is hosting a community meeting with City Planning on Friday April 19 at 10am-11:30am to provide a project update and to hear your concerns.

To register for this meeting you are asked to complete this Google Form


Voice your opinion in an email to:

City Planner: Valeria Maurizio;

Councillor Mike Colle:

Councillor Josh Matlow:

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To learn more about the proposal, you can view all the details here.

We are committed to working on this and to keep you informed.

ARECA is very much aware of the proposal and is of the position that it appears that the building is intrusive. It is a concern to ARECA and we are investigating options as to the best and most effective ways to push-back on this. Please keep in mind the Province, through Bill 23 (more homes built faster act, 2022) and Bill 109 (the more homes for everyone act, 2022), has diminished the City’s ability to limit developments and in turn, this limits the ability of resident associations and individuals.

We are committed to working on this and to keep you informed.

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Looking for Local Information?

We have you covered. Check out out resources page, with direct links to our local M.P.P. , M.P. and City Councillor. You can connect with everything you need inside and out of the ARECA boundary. 


ARECA is bounded

on the south by Eglinton Ave. (north side)

on the east by Yonge Street (west side)

on the west by Chaplin Crescent (east side)

on the north by St. Clements Ave. from Chaplin to Avenue Rd.

and Roselawn Ave. from Avenue Rd. to Yonge St.


The continued strength of any organization is often measured by its numbers. We are often asked “How many people do you represent?”


The Annual ARECA Membership Fee is $20.00 per family. If you feel as many households do that ARECA must continue to be active and strong, renew or take out your membership now! Membership is effective until the annual meeting in the each fall.

We are pleased to announce you may now pay your Membership via e-Transfer.

Click here for details.

Please complete the Membership form and mail or drop it off at:  23 Elwood Blvd., Toronto, ON M4R 1B8



Jim Baker


Shauna Corbin


Gillian Jagasia


Chris Gough

Board Members

☉ Lesley Goldenberg ☉ Jean Pearson Gilbert May

ARECA History

ARECA was officially incorporated in 1988 however, ARECA was formed and has been active since the 1970s.


Back in the 1970s there were a variety of issues that caused the people in the Avenue Road Eglinton area to come together in a united fashion to benefit the existing community. Things like the after hours "Club Virgo" on Eglinton Avenue and the proposed 13-storey development on part of the St. Margaret's Church site are 2 of the more memorable issues. Board Meetings and the Annual Meeting were held at St. James Bond as they warmly welcomed the community.


Over the past 30 plus years, some of the more significant issues include the sale of CFB Toronto and the development of Marshall McLuhan Catholic High School, various traffic studies, speed bumps, infill housing, the North Toronto Community Centre to name just a few. ARECA was involved with the sale of St. James Bond Church and the proposed Seniors' Residence, the proposal to artificially turf and dome Memorial Park, the corner of Duplex and Orchardview and the proposed reclassification of part of the area to an Apartment Neighbourhood. 

There is no doubt ARECA has become an essential fixture in and for the community and a voice that is listened to and respected.


In July of 2008, a small celebration was held to mark ARECA's 20th Anniversary. Among those in attendance were no fewer than 5 Past-Presidents, many past Directors. MP Joe Volpe and MPP Mike Colle who presented a commemorative plaque to ARECA which read: "ARECA's 20 years of outstanding contribution to the community deserves to be acknowledged and celebrated."

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