Town Hall on Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality – Feb. 21

Join MP Arif Virani and a panel of women leaders from the community to discuss issues relating to women’s empowerment and gender equality.

Speakers are:
Heather Gamble, Co-Founder of Women on the Move
Lindsay Maskell, Strategist and Consultant in the Public Affairs, Crisis Management, Government Relations and Advocacy fields
Rev. Anne Hines, Minister at the Roncesvalles United Church
Huda Bukhari, Executive Director at the Arab Community Centre of Toronto
Chemi Lhamo, University of Toronto SCSU’s Racialized Students’ Collective Coordinator
Avon Harris, Community and Outreach Manager at The Redwood

Featuring special guest and Parkdale-High Park Canada 150 Change Maker Award Recipient Scout Collins!

Register HERE

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Place: 1515 Bloor St. W. (Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton CSS)

Greenest City Fundraiser – Mar. 21

Enjoy the goodness of food prepared by Parkdale chefs in the intimate setting of the Tempered Room, steps away from Greenest City.

Greenest City teaches children and youth to grow, cook, eat! healthy food. Growing the Future focuses on food skills, stewardship and food growing. Youth leaders are trained and through paid employment – facilitate the children’s programming. Watch this animated video created by the youth mentors to learn about the impact for them.

A night out with good friends, good food and a great cause. Buy a ticket HERE

Date: Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Place: 1374 Queen Street West (The Tempered Room)

Town Hall on Indigenous Reconciliation – Jan. 18

Our Federal MP Arif Virani is holding a Town Hall meeting to discuss nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous peoples. Arif will be assisting the Minister of Heritage in his role as Parliamentary Secretary with one key part of reconciliation – working to co-develop Canada’s first-ever Indigenous Languages Legislation with Indigenous partners. Come out to learn more about nation building.

Date: Thurs., Jan. 18, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Place: 214 Wright Ave.  (Roncesvalles United Church)

6 Noble Street Development Community Meeting – Jan. 22

The developer of 6 Noble St. has submitted a settlement proposal to the City of Toronto with revisions to the original application. City Planning along with a number of City departments will now review the Settlement Offer and provide their feedback.

Councillor Perks is holding a Community Meeting to review the revisions to the original application with community members. 

Of note, revisions include the height of the building which has been reduced from 14-storeys (51.3 m including mechanical penthouse) to 8-storeys (32.3 m including mechanical penthouse); no non-residential uses are proposed. The non-residential gross floor area and the live-work units have been replaced with townhouse units. This ZERO non-residential space means no accomodation for Pia Bouman School.

Date: Monday, Jan. 22, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Place: 1303 Queen St West (Parkdale Library, basement auditorium)



New 24-hour Winter Respite Service for Women in Parkdale

A new program, providing 24 hour services for women experiencing homelessness who need warm and safe refuge from Toronto’s winter weather opens in Parkdale at the Church of the Epiphany and St. Mark’s, 201 Cowan Avenue, just south of Queen St West.

You are invited to a Community Open House to welcome the program, meet staff and ask any questions you may have.

Donations or volunteers to the program are welcome. Please contact Stewart King, Program Manager, directly at,  647-302-5752.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Place: 201 Cowan Avenue, south of Queen St West (Sanctuary Space, Church of Epiphany and St. Mark’s)

Co-Ownership Housing Workshop – Jan. 25

Co-buying is becoming an increasingly common means of accessing the real estate market for those who might otherwise not be able to afford a house of their own. A house co-purchased with friends, acquaintances or family members can have segregated living spaces with all the privacy of apartment style living. Others might structure their co‑ownership with communal living ideals in mind – complete with shared household responsibilities. No matter how you do it, there are many considerations that go into co-buying a home.

Join a discussion on what it takes to make housing co-ownership work.
Register for FREEHERE.

Safia J. Lakhani and Lauren Blumas
Lawyers, Iler Campbell LLP
Lesli Gaynor
Sales Representative with the Fridman Team
Forest Hill Real Estate Inc.
Lesley Tenaglia
Mortgage Agent – License # M10002427
Ultimate Mortgage and Finance Solutions Inc.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Place: 720 Bathurst St. Ground Floor (CSI Annes “The Garage”)

Sign Petition To Make South Parkdale Streets Safer

Over the last 10 years there have been 9 pedestrian and cyclists hit by cars on King Street between Dowling and Dufferin. These numbers include 3 deaths.

It has been almost 2 months since the cyclist tragedy at King and Cowan. A number of community members have been reaching out to councilors (Gord Perks), the Toronto Police Service, family and friends to work on ideas on how to make our streets safer for everyone in the future. It was suggested to start a petition to show local residents support for these changes. We can never allow a tragedy like this happen again in our neighbourhood.

Please share widely from the site.…

Dundas & Roncesvalles Planning Study Consultation – Dec. 4

City Planning staff are conducting a study of Roncesvalles Avenue between Queen Street West and Boustead Avenue, and of Dundas Street West between Boustead Avenue and Sorauren Avenue. City Staff are holding a Community Consultation meeting to provide an update on the study and the draft urban design guidelines.

This study reviews the built form and physical character of the area which includes examining building envelopes, height and massing, assessing heritage resources and considering streetscape and landscape improvements. Here is a link to review the past staff presentation of the Planning study:

If you are unable to attend this meeting, please forward your comments to and Joanna Kimont, City Planner at

Date: December 4, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Place: 116 Fermanagh Avenue, St. Vincent De Paul Catholic School (Gymnasium)