The St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association advocates on behalf of the more than 35,000 residents it represents to preserve, protect and enhance the quality of life in the St. Lawrence neighbourhood.
Its efforts to accomplish this Mission are focused in five strategic areas:
- responsible development;
- conservation of heritage;
These five Areas of Strategic Focus are further amplified as follows:
The St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association uses its influence and leverages the voices of the more than 35,000 residents it represents to:
- advocate for responsible development in the neighbourhood and its near surroundings; development which preserves its unique nature and heritage character, conforms to City policies and is supported by adequate infrastructure;
- advocate to conserve the neighbourhood’s heritage, including the original ten blocks of the City of York, the St. Lawrence Market, and the many and varied heritage buildings, green spaces and other historical sites in and around the neighbourhood;
- promote a strong sense of community through communication, participation and events;
- participate in all relevant processes – community, governmental, regulatory – which have the potential to affect the quality of life in the neighbourhood;
- develop and leverage relationships with major neighbourhood institutions, corporations and utilities for mutual benefit (including St. Michaels Hospital, St. Michael’s Hospital Family Health Unit, George Brown College, police, fire department, cultural institutions (i.e., St. Lawrence Hall, theatre companies, Canadian Opera Company), St. Lawrence Market, major neighbourhood employers, key utilities.