York U volunteers fan out to deliver Good Neighbour Guide

For the sixth year, York University volunteers banded together to distribute the Good Neighbour Guide to students living off campus in the Village housing development.

good-neighbour-imageYork students, including varsity field hockey athletes, supported the initiative this year, which took place on Sept. 22.

The guide is a go-to resource for off-campus students, outlining tenant rights and responsibilities, and information about city services and community hotlines.

It includes information on the importance of property maintenance, instructions for garbage and recycling services, snow removal requirements, parking regulations and overall neighbourhood etiquette. Information on York University’s goSAFE program and shuttle service is also provided.

Volunteers went door to door, distributed the packages and took the opportunity to engage in conversations with tenants and homeowners about the issues that concern them.

In addition to the guide, volunteers distributed a York Lions varsity sports schedule, a flyer from the Centre for Human Rights, information on York Security Services and the Neighbourhood Watch program in the Village, and a fire safety kit from Toronto Fire Services.

For an online version of the guide that can be translated into Mandarin or Arabic, visit advancement.yorku.ca/gng.

For copies of the guide, contact Mandi Hickman in Community Relations at ahickman@yorku.ca or by phone at ext. 77529.