All posts by Ric Amis

Kids Bikes for Free

Bike Pirates, (http://bikepirates.com/) have received a LARGE number of smallish bikes, 20″ wheel and smaller (including a unicycle!). The have safety-checked them all and have been giving them out for FREE but still have about 30 bikes left. Can you, a friend, a family member or anyone you know use a kids bike? They are keen to get them out of their shop, as they are closing on January 31 for an annual 10-day cleanup/renovation period and any of these little bikes still in the shop will be scrapped — which is a shame, as they as very usable and they would like to get kids started riding bicycles early.

Bike Pirates is at 1416 Queen St. W. or email them at dawn@claviersbaroques.com

Environment Town Hall – Jan 16

Our MP for Parkdale-High Park – Arif Virani is holding a Town Hall meeting with a special focus on climate change and putting a price on carbon pollution. We are facing the most existential crisis of our time with drastic effects from climate change and global warming, as the UN’s recent IPCC report made clear.

Space is limited. Please RSVP HERE to reserve your spot.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 16th, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: 95 Lavinia Ave. (Swansea Town Hall – Rousseau Room)

SURVEY – Parkdale Community Hub’s Future

We need your help! The Parkdale Resident Association (PRA) is conducting a survey of the City’s proposed development of properties at Queen St. West and Cowan Ave. (Library, Community Centre, Park, 1313 and parking lot). We are asking our PRA neighbours (YOU) for their input to help us together (re)-imagine what is the future potential of this site.

Click HERE to fill out the survey…thank you for participating.

Rally Round Ontario Place – Jan. 12

Waterfront for All and Park People are holding a rally to garner public support on the future of Ontario Place.

Share your Ontario Place memories.
Share your Ontario Place visions.

Then let’s take action and make it happen!

RSVP  Here to reserve your place

Speakers include:
Karen Carter, museum consultant
Zahra Ebrahim
Ken Greenberg
Mark Mattson, Swim Drink Fish

Date: Saturday, Jan. 12th, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Place: NEW LOCATION: 55 John St. #308/309 (Metro Hall)

Happy Holiday Parkdalians!

We encourage you to give back to the community in any way that you can – whether it is donating non perishable goods, volunteering in the community, or doing a good deed.

Here are just two suggestions of local groups doing good things: Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust and Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre.

The Executive from your Parkdale Residents Association wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday season.

Very best wishes to ALL Parkdalians!!

CNE at Aurora Winter Fair in Ontario Place – to Dec. 30

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is pleased to be a partner in the presentation of the Aurora Winter Festival Toronto, an exciting new holiday experience taking place at Ontario Place now until Sunday, Dec. 30. Click HERE for more info.

The 24-day festival, is the first of its kind in the Toronto market and features enchanting elements inspired by the North Pole including magical characters, captivating light displays, endless fun, games and activities.

The Aurora Winter Festival is a paid event with admission fees of $19.99 / $14.99 on the West Island. Also happening at Ontario Place is Winter Lights which is FREE at the East Island.

Pia Bouman School NUTCRACKER – Dec. 14-15-16

This is a Parkdale tradition now in its 33rd year. Join us in welcoming the Holiday Season with an afternoon or evening full of dance and wonderful magic, at Toronto’s longest-running and most family-friendly Nutcracker.

Tickets available on-line HERE.
Tickets also available at the door, if available, one hour prior to curtain. Door tickets are cash only.

Friday December 14 – 7:30pm
Saturday December 15 – 1:30pm & 7:30pm
Sunday December 16 – 1:30pm
Saturday Night Gala (pre-show)

Location: 280 Quebec Ave. (Lismer Hall, Humberside Collegiate)

UHN Lakeside Long-Term Care Development @ 150 Dunn Ave – Dec. 12

University Health Network (UHN) – Toronto Rehab, will be holding an Open House and
Pre-application meeting to discuss with the community their proposed plans for expanding the Lakeside Long Term Care Centre at 150 Dunn Avenue.

UHN is aiming for construction to begin during the summer of 2020, and be completed in the fall of 2022. But, before construction would start, they need to go through an approvals process with the City. They intend to submit an application to the City early in 2019.

Councillor Perks and City Planning staff will be in attendance. If you
are unable to attend the meeting and are interested in providing comment
and/or receiving more detailed information, please email Councillor Perks
office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca.

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 12th, 2018
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (view panels and presentation starts at 6:30 p.m.)
Place: 1499 Queen St. W. (Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre – PARC)

Roncy Parkdale Eco Fair

Digital Eco Fair – Energy saving initiatives for homeowners. This is an online listing of available green programs, energy saving initiatives, financial rebates and useful eco conscience information for homeowners. Click HERE

The City has partnered with MyHEAT to provide heat loss maps to six neighbourhoods across Toronto. View your home’s heat loss HERE

Green Parkdale is delivering this project in the Parkdale area, along with Greenest City, a registered charity organization rooted in the Parkdale neighbourhood that is dedicated to connecting people with the environment and community.

If you live in the area and are interested in learning more about this project, please contact:

Green Parkdale
Phone: 647-802-2707
GreenestCity
Phone: 647-438-0038