Category Archives: Local Interest

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)

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)

Plant Fair & Craft Sale – May 12

The Horticultural Society of Parkdale and Toronto is holding their amazing annural spring plant fair and craft sale.

Perennials • Annuals • Pollinators • Natives • Herbs & Veg • House Plants • Hard-to-get Plants

For beginning and sophisticated gardeners: choice plants, the “Green Elephant” sale, herbs and hard-to-get perennials from select GTA nurseries and horticultural member’s own gardens—all at the best prices in town! Bring your questions, they’ll have gardening experts on hand!

Date: Saturday, May 12th, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Place: 214 Wright Ave., (Roncesvalles United Church)

Spring into Parkdale Festival – May 12

Join your neighbours and friends for Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival & Night Market!

What better way to celebrate all that Parkdale has to offer then by bringing together all of our favorite things about this wonderfully dynamic, creative, eccentric, historic community. Come and experience Parkdale Love!

Enjoy musical & artistic entertainment, free activities, a sidewalk sale along Queen Street West, side road closures and over 4 Pop Up Markets. Plus, launching this year the 10,000 sqft ‘Foodora Night Market’ from 4pm-10pm where you can enjoy some of Parkdale’s most eclectic food and Chef’s all in one place and under the stars! From $5 to $12 enjoy cuisine from around the world and most importantly from Parkdale Chefs! From glorious donuts to Tibetan, Japanese & Cuban inspired cuisine, includes food vendors, musical entertainment, bike parking, patio seating & more! Entry to market is free, vouchers for food can be purchased online (here) or on site, each purchaser receives a $10 Foodora coupon, plus visit 4+ food vendors & you could win a $200 Gift Card to any Parkdale Restaurant, $30 Foodora Credit & your favorite Toronto’s Finest artist designed cell phone case! (Vegetarian & Vegan options are available, unlicensed area, all ages.)

For full details on all the amazing things happening click HERE

Date: Saturday, May 12th, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Place: all along Queen St. W., (Dufferin to Roncy)

Parkdale People’s Economy Working Group – Apr. 30

Parkdale People’s Economy will be hosting a community meeting at PARC.

The meeting is a chance for community members to get involved in one of their seven different Working Groups and help advance the Parkdale Community Plan.

Join your neighbours and local community organizations to advance neighbourhood planning in Parkdale!

  • Work together to build a healthy and just neighbourhood
  • Share your thoughts and expertise about your community
  • Learn more about working groups, resident grants, and
    community activities happening in Parkdale

Free food, childcare, and translation services!
TTC tickets will be provided upon request.
Please RSVP to and specify if you
require any special accommodations.

Date: Monday, April 30th, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: 1499 Queen St. W., (PARC)

Parkdale’s Intensification – What to Conserve? – Apr. 24

Can History tells us What To Conserve During Parkdale’s Intensification?

The Sunnyside Historical Society is hosting a community meeting.

Find out:
•  Why is Queen Street West so important?
•  What created our side street pattern?
•  Why are there FIVE Architectural eras?
•  Why is Parkdale the Gateway for new Canadians?
•  Must intensification start by replacing heritage?!

Open Discussion Period.

Date: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: 1303 Queen St. W., (Parkdale Library auditorium)

Environment Day (Reuse/Recycle/Dispose) – Apr. 28

Bring used or unwanted household items to the Community Environment Day event at Sorauren Park (along Wabash Ave.) South of Dundas St. W.

Pickup free compost, Kitchen Container ($5 each)

Donate School materials, Sporting goods, Books, Eyeglasses, Small household items, Textiles in good condition and Non-perishable foods.

Click HERE for more details.

Date: Saturday, April 28th, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Place: 289 Sorauren Ave. (Sorauren Park)

Earth Hour Candlelight Walk – Mar. 24

TWO VILLAGES MEET – Parkdale Village and Roncesvalles Village

Annual Candlelight Walk in support of Climate Action. Show how we come together and help each other cope with blackouts and extreme weather.

GATHER 8:15  WALK 8:30

PARKDALE START: Parkdale Library – Queen and Cowan

RONCESVALLES START: Peace Garden – Roncesvalles and Dundas

END: Queensway Intersection – Queen/King/Roncesvalles