The St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association (SLNA) is an Association of residents in the St Lawrence area of the City of Toronto and is incorporated as a non-profit Corporation. The SLNA has served the St. Lawrence neighbourhood and its 30,000 - 35,000 residents since 1982.
The SLNA's strength is its voice. An advocate for responsible development and preservation of heritage, the SLNA promotes a sense of community, encourages participation in events and celebrations and champions our neighbourhood's interests by building relationships with local businesses, institutions and with all levels of government.
The St. Lawrence neighbourhood -- containing the oldest neighbourhood in the (now) City of Toronto, dating from 1793 -- is a mixed-income, ethnically diverse residential and commercial community adjoining the Central Business District. It extends from Queen Street East south to the rail corridor and from Yonge Street east to Parliament Street.
St. Lawrence includes the ten original blocks of the Town of York, bounded by George, Front, Adelaide and Berkeley. The many low-rise yellow and red brick buildings in this 19th century core lend the neighbourhood a distinctive historic character. The southern part of St. Lawrence clustered around The Esplanade and constructed in the late 20th century contains a family-friendly, mixed income residential neighbourhood that combines low-rent and subsidized rental accommodation with co-ops, condominiums and individually owned homes.
St. Lawrence Neighbourhood boundaries
Town of York -- Original 10 blocks