Category Archives: Community

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

Ontario Place Winter Lights FREE – Nov. 23 thru the Winter

Ontario Place‘s FREE winter programming opened yesterday, November 23, on the West Island. Will this be the last time free and publicly accessible events happen here for all to enjoy on our waterfront?

Activities: Winter Light Exhibition, Skating, Ontario Place hosted skate parties, Community Bonfire
• More info: http://bit.ly/2whOWri

Also the Aurora Winter Festival Toronto opens November 29 with admission fees of $19.99 / $14.99:

Ticketed event happening from November 29 – December 30th on the East Island (enter through Budweiser Stage)
Activities: Tube Park, Amusement Rides, Food Gardens, etc
More info: https://www.aurorawinterfestival.com/toronto/

Waterfront for All – Nov. 21

Waterfront for All is holding it’s first Annual General Meeting (AGM) and is open to all.

Special guest speakers from Waterfront TorontoMeg Davis (Development Officer) REALIZING THE WATERFRONTS’ POTENTIAL and Chris Glaisek (Planning & Design) SEEING THE FUTURE FROM THE SHORE.

Light refreshments provided.

RSVP Suzanne Kavanagh suzkav123@gmail.com

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 21st, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: 80 Cooperage St. (George Brown Residence – Luce & Thornton Blackburn Conference Centre)

Exhibition Place Cultural Heritage Landscape Assessment – Nov. 28

The City of Toronto, City Planning Division, is undertaking a Cultural Heritage Landscape Assessment of the land and buildings at Exhibition Place. This is an assessment of whether the interaction of humans and the natural environment on a geographic location has resulted in an identified cultural heritage value or interest by a community.

To speak to the planner directly, contact Nathaniel Baker, at (416) 338- 2073 or nathaniel.baker@toronto.ca or alternatively John Duncan, at (416) 392-1530 or john.duncan@toronot.ca. You may mail your comments to the planner at Toronto and East York District, 100 Queen St W Floor 18 E Toronto On, M5H 2N2.

You may also contact Councillor Mike Layton, Ward 19, at (416) 392- 4009 by email at Councillor_layton@toronto.ca. Or Councillor Joe Cressy, Ward 20, at (416) 392-4044 by email at Councillor_cressy@toronto.ca

Make your opinions known about how you feel Exhibition Place lands should be managed and maintained for today and into the future.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 28th, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: 100 Princes’ Blvd., Salon 103 (Enercare Centre)