Category Archives: Local Interest

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.

 

Growing The Future – Cooking Techniques for Ages 8-12

Greenest City is excited to announce their first session of Growing The Future after school program for 2020!

Growing The Future is a free after school program that teaches children ages 8-12 about cooking techniques, reading recipes, nutrition concepts and how food and the environment are connected. The program is ten weeks long, starting on January 29th.

Space is limited – please email adrian@greenestcity.ca for information about enrolling.

Former Cadillac Lounge Site Redevelopment – Jan. 23

The proposal is to construct a 7-storey mixed-use building at 1296-1314 Queen Street West (includes the former Cadillac Lounge, former Club OVs, as well as Copenhagen Cafe & GUU Izakaya) with hotel suites, event space, and retail space, as well as townhouses on Noble Street. The redevelopment would also include underground parking, bicycle parking, and improvements to the public realm.

There will be a short presentation at 7:00 pm by the developers project team members who will be available to hear your comments and answer questions throughout the evening. Councillor Perks and City Planning Staff will be in attendance.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 23, 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

The Future of Exhibition Place – Jan. 13

Come SEE the Future possibilities of Exhibition Place – view the emerging Master Plan strategies.

Exhibition Place is in OUR backyard – for some it is their backyard (local park and green space).

Twelve local residents’ groups from the area have put in hundreds of volunteers hours in public meetings, working groups, written reports and held community meetings regarding what happens to this PUBLICLY OWNED LAND. Here is what the PRA and West Side Community Council (WSCC) have to SAY.

To view and comment on the Exhibition Place Master Plan come to this public meeting. Check out the City’s information.

Date: Monday, January 13th, 2020
Time: Doors Open at 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Place: 105 Princes’ Boulevard – Room 201ABC (Beanfield Centre – elevator available at North Entrance)

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 three suggestions of local groups doing good things: Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust, Parkdale Project Reads and Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre.

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

If you are passionate about your community – JOIN the PRA Executive. Here are some of the things the PRA is currently involved in: Parkdale Hub Project, West Queen West Area Study (Bathurst to Roncy), Parkdale Heritage District Study, Exhibition Place Master Plan, Ontario Place, greening Parkdale, affordable housing.

Very best wishes to ALL Parkdalians!!