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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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
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.
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: 20 West Lodge Ave. – May Robinson auditorium
We wish you, your family and friends the very best this Holiday Season and throughout the coming year.
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: Saturday, November 8th
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Place: Parkdale Amphitheatre, northwest corner of Queen Street West and
For more information click here.
Monday, Oct. 27th is election day in Toronto. The voting stations will be open from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM. For more information on who is running and where you can vote click here or call 311.
Get out and make your voice heard – 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:
Toronto District School Board – Parkdale/High Park – Candidates
English Public School Board
English Catholic School Board
French Public School Board
French Catholic School Board
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.
7:00 — 9:00 PM
128 Fern Avenue
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 Chow, John 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