Pan Am Games effect on Parkdale

The Pan Am Games are coming to Toronto and Parkdale during July and August. Please come and attend the Pan Am information session for Ward 14 residents and businesses. The information session will provide residents and local businesses with the opportunity to learn more about how the Parkdale / High Park communities may be affected by the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.

Date: Wednesday, April 15th
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Place: 1303 Queen Street West, Parkdale Public Library

Queen Street West Study – Movement

Please join other residents for a presentation and open house that will focus on movement – transit, walking, traffic, parking and cycling – in the corridor (Roncesvalles to Bathurst). Staff from the TTC, the Toronto Parking Authority, Transportation Services and Toronto Cycling will be on hand to share information and take your questions and comments.

Feedback received at this meeting will be vital to understanding movement issues in the corridor and to help staff develop recommendations for City Council.

Date: Monday, March 30th
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: 30 Humbert Street, Senhor Santo Cristo Catholic School – Gymnasium

For more information click here.

Queen West Street Study by PRA

In anticipation of significant growth and development along Queen St. West, in November, 2014 the City Council adopted a motion which directed city staff to undertake a planning study of Queen Street. The outermost boundaries of this study are Roncesvalles Avenue to the west and Bathurst St. to the east. Approximately half of this study area lies in the Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto (Roncesvalles Avenue to Dufferin St. The City of Toronto web site dedicated to this study can be found here.

In response to this growth, the PRA has taken the initiative to conduct its own study of Queen Street.  The purpose of this document is to give some input into the study as it moves forward. As representatives of the residents of Parkdale the PRA wants to ensure that the various cultural physical characteristics that define Parkdale are respected and represented as our neighbourhood continues to grow and evolve. To view and/or download the study please click here.


Dufferin King Parkette Meeting

There is a community consultation meeting with Councillor Perks and City of Toronto Parks Staff to provide an update and present the new concept design for the King and Dufferin Park expansion (behind MacDonalds).

Date: Thursday, February 26th
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: 171 Dunn Avenue – Parkdale United Church, Phoenix Room (Downstairs)

Update on Metrolinx Electrification of Union Pearson Express

The Roncesvalles Macdonell Residents Association ( will be hosting a public meeting with Karen Pitre, Executive Director Electrification, Metrolinx, who will provide an update on the electrification of the Union Pearson Express (UPE) line and the sound walls around Sorauren Park.

Date: Tuesday, February 24th
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: 128 Fern Avenue – Fern Avenue Public School (gym)

Toronto 2015 Community Budget Meeting

A Community Budget Meeting with Councillor Gord Perks and Councillor Sarah Doucette .

You are invited to participate in a Ward 14 and Ward 13 round table discussion on the 2015 City of Toronto Budget. This evening is an opportunity to examine the City Budget with your neighbours and begin a conversation about delivering and funding services with the 2015 City Budget.

Date: Thursday, January 29th
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: 1515 Bloor St. W., 3rd Floor Staff Room – Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton School

Pan Am / ParaPan Am Games and Traffic/Transportation

The Pan/ParaPan Am Games are only 6 months away. What’s going to happen in our little corner of the City and what is the impact on our daily lives?

The Pan AM Games take place from July 10 to 26. The ParaPan Am Games are Aug. 7 to 14.
The Games are expected to draw 7,500 athletes, 23,000 volunteers, 4,000 members of the media and 1.4-million spectators.

There will be road closures to CNE/Exhibition grounds, Lakeshore Blvd., Queensway, Ellis Avenue, Parkside Drive to name a few. In some situations you will not have access to the street or to homes on the street.

Here is some reading material from The Star, GlobalNews and Hamilton Spectator. The Toronto Police have a document titled Road Event Road Closures that outlines in more detail the where and when. You can contact them at for more information.

Education Town Hall Meeting – Parkdale–High Park

Interested in public education issues at the elementary level? As Parkdale grows, so does the TDSB student enrollment. Here from quest speakers about how the TDSB is adapting with redevelopment intensification and what are some possible changes that may come as our community grows.

• What are enrollment numbers at the different schools?
• How are decisions made to accommodate growth?
• How is funding allocated and where does it come from?

Families and community members living in the catchment areas of Fern Ave. PS, Garden Ave. PS, Howard Jr. PS, Parkdale PS, Queen Victoria PS are encouraged to attend and bring questions on public education issues.

Join Provincial MPP Cheri DiNovo, MPP Peter Tubans, TDSB Ward 7 Trustee Robin Pilkey and Krista Wylie with Fix our Schools.

Date: Thursday, January 22nd
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: 1303 Queen St. W. (at Cowan Ave.) – Parkdale Library Auditorium

Upgrades to Albert Crosland Parkette

You are invited to a community meeting to discuss concept designs for Albert Crosland Parkette on Fuller Avenue just North of Queens Street. Join Toronto City Parks staff, Councilor Gord Perks and your neighbours in helping to make this parkette a more welcoming place for residents.

Date: Tuesday, January 20th
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: 20 West Lodge Ave. – May Robinson auditorium