The Curran Hall Community Association is an organization formed in 1957, the year when a substantial number of the now over 2,000 homes in the Curran Hall community were just being built. An organization made up of neighbours committed to the common interest of the health and well being of our community and to engage the community in social and recreational activities, we have accomplished many things over the years.
Over the years we have organized Fun Fairs, Fireworks, Parades, built skating rinks, maintained the ski and toboggan hill at “Horseshoe Valley” in Botany Hill Park, organized community picnics, a spring baseball league for children, dances, an annual Children’s Christmas party (first one held in 1957!), food drives for the local food bank, Winterfest events, garden talks with Sheridan Nurseries, and town hall meetings to provide a forum for community and household safety and for public consultation on matters that concern the community. We successfully spearheaded the construction of Scarborough’s first enclosed off leash dog park in Botany Hill Park and we organize clean up events so our community’s beautiful parks remain that way.
Members of the executive regularly attend city audits of both community and parks to ensure areas of concern are addressed directly with those responsible for their care. A member of our executive reports on a regular basis as a member of the Community Police Liaison Committee (CPLC). The executive of our organization communicates on a regular basis with all three levels of government — municipal, provincial and federal — but does not hold any political affiliation with any of them. In the Fall and Winter months at the community centre we offer a Ladies Thursday afternoon craft and conversation activity as well as a roster of other activities open to all members of the community.