2014 Municipal Election – Mayoral Candidates Town Hall

Please join us on Wednesday, October 15th for a Town Hall meeting of the leading candidates for Mayor of Toronto.  The PRA will be co-hosting this event along with the Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (PARC) and the Roncesvalles-Macdonell Residents’ Association (RMRA).

Olivia ChowJohn Tory, Doug Ford and Ari Goldkind will be in attendance.

The event will be a town hall format rather than a debate:

5:30 PM – pre-candidate civic engagement “how-to”, for those in the community who are new to the municipal election process.

6:00 – 8:00 PM – Mayoral Candidates Town Hall – each candidate will in turn have 20 minutes to present their platforms and take questions from the audience.

Please note the event location:  PARC, 1499 Queen Street West

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Ward 14 Candidates for Councillor & School Trustees • VOTE! •

October 27th is election day in Toronto. Below is a list of all the candidates running in Parkdale/High Park area. For more information on voters registration, advance voting, polling station locations and more information on each individual candidate click here.

Ward 14  Parkdale/High Park – candidates for Councillor are:

Charmain Emerson
Tim Kirby
Gus Koutroumanos
Andreas Marouchos

Gord Perks
Jimmy Talpa

Toronto District School Board – Parkdale/High Park – Candidates

English Public School Board
Gordon Foster
Jeffrey Freeman
Jim Henderson
Noel Kent
Robin Pikey
Marcela Saitua

Linda Torry

English Catholic School Board
Edith Pearson,
Barbara Poplawski

Ralph Tassone

French Public School Board
Jean-Francois L’Heureux

French Catholic School Board
Nathalie Bedros,
Marie Fontin

Robert Siani

Ward 14 – Councillor & Trustee Debate

The Roncesvalles-Macdonell Residents’ Association (RMRA) is holding a Ward 14 Councillor and School Trustee debate. The RMRA’s meeting is divided into 2 halves.

The 1st half will be a debate for the Councillor candidates (4) who they have been able to contact and invite. The debate will run from 7 to 8 PM

The 2nd half will be a debate for the Public (5) and Catholic (1) trustee candidates who they have been able to contact and invite.

There are important education issues that need attention, that is why they are having the trustee candidates included in their debate program. It will begin at 8 PM so that people may also attend the boundary meeting at Garden PS starting at 6:30 PM – click here for more info. That meeting ends at 7:30 PM allowing enough time to move over to Fern PS and the RMRA debate.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
7:00 — 9:00 PM
Fern Public School  (in the cafeteria)
128 Fern Avenue

West Queen West Planning Study – Walking Tour

City Planning staff are conducting a study of Queen Street West from Bathurst Street to Roncesvalles Avenue. Join your neighbours for a walking tour of Queen Street West from Dufferin Street to Roncesvalles Avenue.

Let City Planning staff hear your thoughts and ideas during the walk through our neighbourhood. This will help inform the direction and objectives for the study. Please come out and join your neighbours.

Date: Tuesday, September 16th
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: Parkdale Amphitheatre, northwest corner of Queen Street West and
Dufferin Street

For more information click here.

Ride4RealFood 2014

Ride4RealFood is about raising money for better food security in our city. Money raised supports better access to real food for low-income people living in Toronto.

This all happens through the Coop Cred Program – a partnership between West End Food Coop and PARC. Raise money, register to ride and spread the word now by clicking here.

Ride4RealFood is the only city-to-farm fundraising event!
The ride is on Sunday, September 14th!

Canadian National Exhibition NOW OPEN!

The CNE officially opens it doors today and closes Monday, September 1st – Labour Day.

Come check out all the ENTERTAINMENT, RIDES, GAMES, FOOD and SHOPPING – open from 10 AM to 10 PM. Click here for more info.

The CNE has a special price that will be of interest to local residents – $6 after 5 PM
Available Mondays (except Labour Day), Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Buy at the CNE gate

Sunnyside Beach Cleanup – Blue Flag Canada

C’mon out on Thursday, August 7th as Blue Flag Canada, in partnership with Corona Canada, adopts Toronto’s Sunnyside Beach for the day. Participate in a cleanup and help put litter in its place while having a positive impact on the shoreline ecosystem.

The first 200 people at the cleanup receive a ticket for the Corona SunSets Festival (August 16th on Toronto Island) featuring DJ sets by: Moby, Cajmere, Thievery Corporation, and Lee Foss & Anabel Englund.*

Cleanup Event info:
Date: Thursday, August 7th
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Place: Sunnyside Beach, 1755 Lake Shore Blvd. W, Toronto, ON
Register here

Organizers will provide: gloves and garbage bags. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring sunscreen and a water bottle.

*Must be 19 years-old or older to attend the concert. ID required. Only one ticket per person.