The Federation of North Toronto Residents’ Associations (FoNTRA) is a non-profit, volunteer organization comprised of 28 member organizations. Its members, all residents’ associations, include at least 170,000 Toronto residents within their boundaries. The 28 residents’ associations that make up FoNTRA believe that Ontario and Toronto can and should achieve better development. Its central issue is not whether Toronto will grow, but how. FoNTRA believes that sustainable urban regions are characterized by environmental balance, fiscal viability, infrastructure investment and social renewal.