ARECA is a not-for-profit Community Association governed by a voluntary elected Board of between 9 and 12 Directors. The Board meets monthly except for the months of July and August. The Annual General Meeting of Members is held in the Fall.

Board of Directors 2015

President: Jim Baker
Secretary:Shauna Corbin
Treasurer: Gillian Jagasia
Membership: Chris Gough

David Batori
Lesley Goldenberg
Frank Peters
Tony Rizzuto


ARECA is a voluntary Community Association representing the views of residents in our Community in matters that affect our Community in North Toronto.

Issues and concerns include parking, traffic, development, zoning, safety and others of concern to our Community.

For some current issues we are working on please got to the Current Issues page.

If you have any concerns or issues, please contact us at:

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 20 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.  Most recently ARECA has been 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."