Category Archives: Local Interest

Important COVID-19 Updates and Information – April 1st

There is a great deal that can be learned from the successes and challenges other cities have faced in response to COVID-19. It is clear that we must act now.

We still have a window of opportunity to stop the spread of COVID-19, but that window is closing. We need to flatten the curve and limit community transmission, so that we don’t overwhelm our hospitals and health care system. If we don’t act, increased pressure will result in the tragic outcomes we are seeing around the world.

Today, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health announced new significant measures that are being taken to stop COVID-19 and save lives. Please click HERE to continue reading for more on these important next steps.

These are difficult and uncertain times. Remember, we’re all in this together. Stay home, stay safe, and look out for each other.

Parkdale Emergency Food Assistance

Greenest City is partnering with Food Share to provide Emergency Food Boxes in Parkdale. You can apply here and donate here.

If you are able to pick up the Good Food Box from 201 Cowan Ave (Epiphany & St Marks Church) safely, they are asking that you pick up your box in order to alleviate the pressure on FoodShare delivery drivers. Pick-up location will be strictly following public health guidelines.

*FOOD CAN BE DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR BY FOODSHARE.

COVID-19 Information for Parkdalians

Many of you here in our community of Parkdale are looking for information about the coronavirus pandemic (also known as COVID-19). The top priority is to limit the spread of the virus. Stay informed!

Here are three websites with the most accurate and up-to-date information.
Toronto Public Health: https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/health-wellness-care/diseases-medications-vaccines/coronavirus/
Health Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses

Parkdale Seedy Saturday – Feb. 29

Join Greenest City for Seedy Saturday! A chance to start scheming your summer paradise while the snow is still on the ground. Demonstrations, vendors, a seed exchange, local food and live music!

Volunteer opportunity: Any time from 9:30 – 5:30, to help with set up, clean up, registration, floating, seed packing, etc. Please email chimu@greenestcity.ca if you are able to help out.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020
Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Place: 1303 Queen Street West – The Parkdale Library Auditorium

Neighbourhood Planning Table – March 5

Join the South Parkdale Neighbourhood Planning Table, a place-based planning approach that involves community members, community agencies, and City staff to identify local priorities, create solutions, and build partnerships to advance the Parkdale Community Planning Study!

Date: Thursday, Mar. 5, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Place: 1303 Queen Street West – The Parkdale Library Auditorium

1375 Queen St. W. Redevelopment – Feb. 25

Skale Developments is holding a public consultation meeting where you can learn more about their proposed plans for an 8-storey rental building at 1375 Queen Street West. Currently, it’s an empty lot located at the south-east corner of Queen and Close. Further details will be available at the community meeting. Councillor Perks and City Planning staff will be in attendance.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Presentation at 7:00 pm followed by Q&A)
Place: 1303 Queen Street West – The Parkdale Library Auditorium

1488 Queen St. W. Redevelopment – Feb. 20

The Owners of the property at 1488 Queen Street West and are looking at redeveloping this property to add new uses and contribute to the commercial character along Queen Street West. The proposal is to add a 6-storey building with residential units and ground-floor retail.

The Owners are hosting a  pre-application Community Meeting. There will be a short presentation, followed by a Question & Answer session. The Owners project team members will be available to hear your comments and answer questions throughout the evening. There will be opportunities to provide both verbal and written feedback.

Councillor Gord Perks and City Planning Staff will be in attendance.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Presentation at 7:00 pm followed by Q&A)
Place: 20 West Lodge Ave. (May Robinson Auditorium)

Ward 4 Community Meeting 2020 City Budget – Feb. 3

Join Councillor Perks for a meeting to discuss the City of Toronto’s 2020 budget and to hear about local community priorities for the year. Councillor Perks will be joined by local community stakeholders who will be sharing their thoughts on how the City’s budget and investments impact the ward.

This will be an opportunity to learn more about:
•  The City’s revenue sources
•  Programs and services the City delivers
•  What projects you can expect to see over the next year

For more information about the event, visit http://gordperks.ca/communitybudgetmeeting/

More information on the City of Toronto’s 2020 Budget Process and how to get involved is available online: https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/budget-finances/city-budget/

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Councillor Perks by email at councillor_perks@toronto.ca or by phone at 416-392-7919.

Date: Monday, February 3rd, 2020
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Place: 1515 Bloor St. W. – Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton School – 3rd Floor Staff Room  *An accessible entrance is available on the south side of the building on Dundas St. W.