Regal Heights Residents' Association

Events

Neighbourhood Events and Goings On

Events Calendar 2018

Here is a list of dates for events hosted by the RHRA. Please note times may change. Check the Regal Heights website at www.regalheights.ca closer to the dates for more events and details.

To help with an event, contact John Keating (johnpkeating@gmail.com)
To join the RHRA, contact Dave Meslin (dave@pigeonhat.ca)

 

Pub nights (bimonthly!) 

NEXT PUB NIGHT is THURSDAY October 25th! 

Our ever-popular family friendly get-together at the Fox & Fiddle, 1085 St. Clair Ave. W. Get 25% off your meal! Kids welcome. Save these dates for the remainder of 2018: April 26th, June 28, Aug 23, Oct 25 and Dec 6. 

See Pub Night Photos Here!

  • May 12
First Annual Regal Heights Plant & Seed Swap Event at the Dufferin / St. Clair Library 
  • May 15, 2018
  • 6:30
RHRA General Meeting. Everyone welcome. Dufferin / St. Clair Library 

Meeting Agenda (May/18)Meeting Minutes (May/18)

  • May 16, 2018
All Candidates Debate (Davenport Riding, Provincial Election)
  • May 30, 2018
Oakwood Collegiate Art Show and Open House
  • May 31, 2018
Regal Road School Spring Fair!
  • June 16, 2018
Bi-Annual Regal Heights Street Sale
  • Sun. July 1, 2018
  • 11 a.m.
Canada Day Parade – See event report here
  • Sep. 11th, 2018
  • 6:30 pm
A community open discussion about the pilot project at Regal Road and Springmount Ave. 

Event Report - Community Discussion                Facebook event link

  • Sep. 18th, 2018
  • 7 pm
Executive Meeting, 79 Regal Rd.

These are often held at the home of a member, but some are at public venues. In either case, anyone is welcome to attend if there’s an issue you’d like to discuss.

Meeting Agenda (Sep/18)

  • Oct. 10th, 2018
  • 7 pm – 9 pm
All Candidates Meeting

with candidates for City Council in our ward. Meeting will be held at Oakwood CI in the auditorium. Mark your calendars and come hear what candidates that want to represent you at city hall for the next four years have to say!

  • Oct. 16th, 2018
  • 7 pm
Executive Meeting, TBD

These are often held at the home of a member, but some are at public venues. In either case, anyone is welcome to attend if there’s an issue you’d like to discuss.

  • Oct. 27th, 2018
  • 2-4pm
Annual Pumpkin Carving Event.

Our popular Halloween event for kids and kids at heart. We’ll supply the pumpkins and safety knives. At the Northcliffe parkette, Northcliffe and St. Clair Ave. (Donations welcome to defray the cost of the pumpkins.)

  • Nov 20th, 2018
  • 7-9pm
RHRA Annual Meeting.

Find out what we’ve been up to and tell us what you’d like to see in the community. Meet some of your elected representatives. Tentatively at the Oakwood Collegiate Institute cafeteria. Watch for details.

  • Dec 14th, 2018
  • 7-8pm
Regal Heights Carol Sing

A Regal Heights Christmas tradition. Meet in front of Oakwood Collegiate Institute for carols and seasonal songs.

 

A Look at What’s Ahead in 2019

2019 Pub Nights: Feb 28, April 25, June 27, Aug 22, Oct 24 & Dec 5

2019 Exec Meetings: Jan 15, Feb 19, March 19, April 16, May 21 (Public Meeting), Sep 17, Oct 15, & Nov 19 (Annual General Meeting).

March, 2019: Regal Heights Maple Syrup making. Got a maple tree on your property? Join us in taping some sap! Don’t have a tree? Then volunteer to do some of the boiling down. This was a big success when we first tried it in 2019. Everyone involved gets a bottle of Regal Heights Maple Syrup of their own. Watch for details!

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10 am: Neighbourhood clean up day and garden maintenance. Join thousands across the city and help clean up litter left over from the winter. We provide bags and free leather gloves. We also need help cleaning our public gardens. Bring a rake and join the fun! Meet at the OCI parking lot.

Spring, 2019 (Tentative): Tree For Me campaign. Get a free tree for anywhere on your property, courtesy of the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation. We’ll show you how to plant and care for your new tree. Watch for details to come!

Mid-June 2019 (Tentative) Neighbourhood Garden Tour: Watch for details closer to the date. Ideas and volunteers welcome!

Monday, July 1, 2019, 10 am: Canada Day Parade. Wear something red, encourage your children to decorate their bikes and join the family-friendly parade through the neighbourhood streets to Regal Rd. School.

Late summer 2019 (Date to be announced): Neighbourhood Street Party.  We’ll close a neighbourhood street for a fun day of games, live music and a fantastic potluck dinner. Don’t miss it!

 

Notes and Links About Events in 2017 

April 22: Neighbourhood clean up day and garden maintenance. Join thousands of others across the city and help clean up litter left over from the winter. We’ll provide the bags and gloves. Help keep the neighbourhood looking great. Meet at the OCI parking lot at 10 am. We also need a hand to clean up our public gardens. Bring a rake and join the fun.

May 6: Bike Maintenance Workshop. Bring your bike to the OCI parking lot at 1 pm for expert advice on how to keep your bike in top shape. Presented by MPP Cristina Martins with Cycle Toronto and the RHRA.

June 11: Neighbourhood Garden Tour, 11 am – 3 pm. We’re featuring gardens east of Oakwood this year. Enjoy a day of beautiful gardens and get inspired!

July 1: Canada Day Parade. Wear something red, encourage your children to decorate their bikes and join the family-friendly parade through the neighbourhood streets to Regal Rd. School. Starts at 10 am. Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday!

August 19: RHRA Neighbourhood Street Party. We closed Lauder Ave. for a fun day of games, live music and a fantastic potluck dinner. It only happens every second year. Don’t miss it!

October: Regal Heights Pumpkin Carving Event (see event notes here)

November: RHRA Annual General Meeting (read the minutes from 2017 here)

December: Joint Northcliffe Village and Regal Heights Christmas Party Pub Night at the Fox and Fiddle (see event notes here)

December: Annual Neighbourhood Carol Sing (see photos here)

 

Past Events of Note

  1. The Regal Heights community recently unveiled a special plaque at the top of the Glenholme Steps, naming them the Dick Watts Steps, in memory of community activist and long-time RHRA Chairman Dick Watts.Davenport MPP Cristina Martins added her own tribute to Dick Watts on October 19, 2016 reading a member statement in the Ontario Legislature.View the tribute here
  2. Regal Heights Names a Lane in Honour of Clovis John Brooks
  3. Restored Regal Road Portico Unveiled (Dec. 7, 2006)  (Additional Photo of the unveiling)
  4. Another Laneway in Regal Heights is renamed to honour a WW II war hero from the neighbourhood. View event notes here.
  5. Memorial Tree Planing Ceremony for Charles Caccia – Replanting in 2017. See event notes here.

 

For more information and coverage of these and other important events in the neighbourhood honoring our rich history, see our Neighbourhood Lore section.