LARA Toronto

protecting | improving | preserving

Lara Toronto

The Longboat Area Resident's Association was formed in 1982 and serves as a voice for the residents of this unique downtown Toronto community situated between Toronto's famous St. Lawrence Market & Distillery District.

Who We are

Situated between Parliament & Lower Sherbourne Streets, the Longboat Area Resident's Association (LARA Toronto) represents 140 households and acts as a community voice in city & municipal matters.

board of directors

The LARA board consists of neighbourhood individuals who volunteer their time by meeting monthly to address community concerns, host community events & represent LARA on various FOSTRA boards which help shape the city's future.FOSTRA - Federation Of South Toronto Residents Associations (which includes five downtown Toronto Wards and represent in excess of 400,000 residents).

Key Initiatives

Here are some of the important neighbourhood issues LARA has been Involved With:

LARA is a member of
St. Lawrence Neighborhood Association
Federation of South Toronto Residents' Associations
LARA is working with Metrolinx and Metrolinx Ontario Line during the planning and building process to keep the disruptions to our neighbourhood as few as possible while Metrolinx is trying to ensure the construction of a vital regional transit system.

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Stay up to date with the latest news and announcements.

Community Happenings

Some of the community events and organisations LARA supports:

Jamii Esplanade

Community Concerns

If you have any concerns relating to the Longboat Area Community, please let us know how we can Help.


If you're new to the neighbourhood get in touch with us and we'll send you our LARA welcome package with important information to help you settle in to your new home.

Get involved & become a member

Please consider supporting LARA and join us to help shape your community today by becoming a member.
The annual membership fee is only $20.

To become a member, complete the form below and send the $20 membership fee by Interac e-Transfer to

If you have any questions, contact us.

contact & information

For questions, copies of meeting minutes & to subscribe to our newsletter, please use the form below

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