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Parkdale Tibetan Momo Crawl TO – July 29

Momo Crawl TO 2018 is back to Little Tibet and it’s bigger and better than ever!

This July 29th in Little Tibet (AKA Parkdale), Students for a Free Tibet Canada is pleased to host Toronto foodies on a steamy savoury crawl for the top momos.

What’s a Momo you ask? Momos are delicious Tibetan (and Himalayan) dumplings (meat or veg) mixed with a balanced blend of herbs and spices, hand-wrapped in dough and steamed to perfection.

Buy a Momo passport for Little Tibet for $25. You may think the passport is just a document that authorizes travel or authenticates the bearers’ identity, but it grants you a total of 10 Momos from 10 different Tibetan and Nepalese restaurants in Parkdale. This year will introduce three NEW Tibetan restaurants mentioned below. All participating momos will have meat and vegetarian options!

Order your momo passport ticket(s) HERE or the day of at the headquarters tent in front of Tsampa Restaurant (non-participant) at Queen West and Fuller Ave.

Participating Restaurants:
Daiko Indian and Nepali Street Food
Garleek – NEW!
Himalayan Kitchen
Little Tibet – NEW!
Loga’s Momo Corner
Om Restaurant
Shangrila Restaurant
Tashi Delek Cafe
Tibet Kitchen
Yak Cafe – NEW!

Date: Sunday, July 29th, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Place: Queen St. W., (Little Tibet AKA Parkdale)

Toronto’s Great Streets

 

Toronto is a city of neighbourhoods, which are often defined by main streets. But these streets are not just for moving cars, bikes, and transit. Beyond their transportation functions, main streets lined by storefronts, patios, and public spaces lend a unique character to a community. Streets connect places, and they also connect people. A great street redesign can transform a neighbourhood for the better.

Ryerson City Building Institute’s report “Toronto’s Great Streets” profiles five recently redesigned Great Streets in Toronto and uncovers some of their ingredients for success. Click HERE FOR REPORT

The need for proven strategies to improve safety and build cooperation on our streets has never been greater. Smart street redesigns can support our Vision Zero commitments, and potentially save lives.

Would love to see WEST Queen West added to the The Ones to Watch list. Check out Getting to Great page 40.

Roncy Rocks! Music & Arts Fest West – June 9

Join your neighbours and friends for Roncy Rocks! Music and Arts Fest West.

Roncesvalles Village abounds with creative talent. Artists, entrepreneurs, inspired community leaders and volunteers make marvelous things happen. Roncy Rocks celebrates this spirit by showcasing accomplished and rising local talent along Roncesvalles Avenue.

The day will feature 10 hours of live music, an art party, an art show and sale, kids’ activities, a dog show and a sidewalk sale. Check out the 2018 activities and featured musicians!

Date: Saturday, June 9th, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Place: all along Roncesvalles Ave. (Marion St. to Howard Park Rd.)

COWANATION Street Sale – June 2

Parkdale’s Biggest Treasure Trove – The Annual COWANATION Street Sale!

Cowan Ave. closes off to traffic at 9 am – 4 pm, or thereabouts, so people can stroll the sidewalks and avenue for this annual street sale of goods – used, new, antique, household, yard and whatchamacallits. Sunday, June 3rd is the rain date. You will find Parkdale has as a whole has picked up on the spirit of Cowanation with residents on Dunn, Springhurst and Spencer setting up yard sales as well. Come one, Come all!

Laneway Suites meeting hosted by RMRA – May 29

The Roncesvalles-Macdonell Residents’ Association (RMRA) is sponsoring a meeting for residents to hear from City planners and laneway experts about this approach to additional neighbourhood housing – Laneway Suites. Toronto City Council will be voting in early June to possibly allow as-of-right secondary or Laneway Suites in Toronto. Let our Councillor and City staff know your thoughts on this topic.

Laneway Suites can provide:
• new rental housing opportunities
• ageing in place for seniors
• multi-generational family living

Date: Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: 128 Fern Ave. (Fern Ave. PS auditorium)

Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust AGM – May 26

Come out to the back-to-back Annual Members Meetings (AGMs) for the Neighbourhood Land Trust (NLT) and Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust (PNLT). The AGM is an opportunity to participate in the decisions that the NLT & PNLT are making on your behalf.

At PNLT’s AGM members will consider new by-laws and elect new members of the board of directors, the decision making body of this community controlled organization.

To vote at this meeting you must first become a member of PNLT by registering in advance or at registration on the day. Membership is open to anyone who lives or works in Parkdale. Sign up online at PNLT.CA. If you are interested in joining the Board of Directors of either the NLT (charity) or PNLT (not-for-profit) please contact info@pnlt.ca. Proof of membership will be required. Please bring photo ID.

The NLT and PNLT are organizations that seeks to build a just, healthy, and inclusive neighbourhood. The NLT and PNLT acquires and manages land under the unique community ownership model of a community Land Trust (CLT), promoting long-term community benefits, affordability, and enabling democratic local planning.

• Food & Childcare Provided.
• Tibetan interpretation.

Date: Saturday, May 26th, 2018
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (doors open 2:30 p.m.)
Place: 201 Cowan Ave. (Church of the Epiphany & St. Mark)

All-Candidates Meeting – May 30

The Parkdale Residents Association is hosting a Provincial All-Candidates meeting. This is Parkdale residents’ opportunity to hear directly from all the political parties running candidates for election in the Parkdale-High Park riding. One of these candidates will be our elected representative in the Ontario Legislature.

Date: Wednesay, May 30th, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: 250 Dunn Ave. (Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church)

Doors Open TORONTO/Parkdale – May 26 & 27

Gallery 1313 at 1313 Queen Street West (entrance at the west gate) is participating in the annual Doors Open Toronto event, May 26 & 27. Gallery 1313 is housed in the building which was for Division 6 of the City of Toronto Police Force (1931-1963). They are hosting an exhibition celebrating Parkdale architecture by artists in their Process Gallery (May 23 to June 4), reception May 24th, 8 p.m. Guides will also share the building’s history and significance.

For more information about this and other events that are part of  Doors Open Toronto click HERE.

Date: Saturday & Sunday , May 26th and May 27th, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Place: 1313 Queen St. West (Gallery 1313)

Town Hall on Cannabis Legalization – May 17

Come out for a Town Hall meeting on Cannabis Legalization with special guest Bill Blair, Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministers of Justice and Health, for a discussion on the legalization of cannabis in Canada.

Please register HERE, as space is limited.

Date: Thursday, May 17th, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: 432 Runnymede Road (Runnymede United Church)

Parkdale Town Square Project Meeting – May 16

The City is hosting a community information meeting on the Parkdale Community Hub (AKA Parkdale Town Square) project where you can learn about this initiative, ask questions of City Staff, and share your comments.

The intersection of Queen Street West and Cowan Avenue is home to an important cluster of City facilities and community services that support the local Parkdale community.

At this meeting, City staff will introduce the Parkdale Community Hub project, provide an overview of their work and consultation to-date, present a set of principles to guide any changes to the intersection, and give a brief update on area planning and heritage work. Your comments are important in guiding the next steps in the Parkdale Community Hub project.

Date: Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: 1303 Queen St. W., (Parkdale Library auditorium)