Rain Barrel Sale & Pickup – June 1st

With the spring rainy season here, now is the time to flood-proof your home.

Rain barrels are a smart way to reduce your risk of basement flooding. Plus save money on your water bill by using the harvested rain water to keep your lawn and garden green with chlorine-free water.

Make the water-wise choice and purchase a rain barrel from Greenest City. All money raised will support their operational costs, as well as some of the programming costs for  Urban Agriculture, Community Engagement and Education initiatives.

You can pre-order your $55 rain barrel at

Date: Monday, June 1st
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Place: 50 Wabash Ave., Sorauren Farmers’ Market

Keep Moving During The Games – May 26th

PanAmGamesThe Pan Am / Parapan Am Games are coming!

Roncesvalles-Macdonell Residents Association (RMRA) is holding a public meeting so you can hear more about how you will be impacted by the Games. Representative from TO2015 will provide tips, tools and information to help residents and local businesses get around during the Games.

The Parkdale / High Park area is located along the race routes for marathon, triathlon, cycling and race walk, which will take place in July and August. For detailed information on temporary Games-time transportation changes, as well as the race route maps, click here.

Date: Tuesday, May 26th
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: 128 Fern Ave., Fern Avenue Public School – Gym

Families with Preschoolers Needed!

Parents have different ways of feeding their children. Researchers from the University of Guelph are looking for families with children aged 2-5 years to film their mealtimes. By videotaping your family dinner, they hope to observe how you feed your children to learn how different ways of feeding may effect what children eat.

To thank you for your time, you will receive up to $40 in grocery gift cards. To find out more, you can contact Kathryn Walton, Project Director, at 647-988-4684, or via email at . Thanks in advance! Kathryn

Annual Plant Fair – May 23rd

The Horticultural Societies of Parkdale and Toronto are having their annual Plant Fair. The “Green Elephant” sale, herbs and hard-to-get perennials from select GTA nurseries and member’s own gardens—all at the best prices in town! Bring your questions. COME EARLY!
Click here for details.

Date: Saturday, May 23rd
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Place: 78 Seaforth Ave., Parkdale Public School

Take the Parkdale Survey

The PRA is conducting a survey of local residents. We want to know what tenants and home-owners think about their neighbourhood, how we can all work together to continue to make Parkdale one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in the GTA.

Your responses will be anonymous. The survey results will be used as a planning tool.

Your feedback is important to us. Please take a few minutes to answer our questions.

Deadline for submissions is May 5, 2015.

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.