The Warren Park Ratepayers' Association (WPRA) began in 1924 to further the interests of the community of Warren Park within the Township of York. Over its history, the WPRA acted as the political vehicle for the community on issues of local interest. These tended to relate to commercial and residential development plans, zoning issues, parking, garbage collection, public transportation, and public education.The WPRA also served a social function, organising community celebrations and events, as well as community fund raising for many local initiatives and helping neighbours in need.
In the beginning, the WPRA had a small assembly hall located at 2 Crosby Avenue, across from Warren Park Public School. Over the years, the building has undergone a number of renovations and now functions as a private residence.
One of their major victories was the creation of the 55 Warren Park TTC bus service, providing greater mobility to residents in the Warren Park valley. The Warren Park route started as a summer-only service in 1989, before being expanded to year-round service the following year.
The WPRA is a volunteer run organization, with executive positions annually elected by the membership. Membership primarily entailed voting rights at meetings. While the WPRA did have membership fees at one time, membership was later extended to all residents. It was a member of the York Federation of Ratepayers until the federation disbanded after the amalgamation of the City of York with the City of Toronto in 1998.
The WPRA has been largely dormant since the mid-2010s, with its remaining financial assets being donated to Heritage York in 2017. It continues to exist in a very limited capacity, primarily serving as point of contact for government with Warren Park residents, and a voice of the neighbourhood should a formal organization be needed by local government.