Category Archives: Local Interest

Nuit Blanche in Parkdale – Saturday

If you are going out on Saturday night to enjoy Nuit Blanche check out what is happening locally in West Queen West / Parkdale. There are some local artists showing works during the nights festivities. To find out more click HERE.

Explore nearly 90 art projects created by over 300 artists, across 9 neighborhoods.

Date: Saturday, October 5th, 2019
Time: After Sunset and into the wee hours of the morning
Place: West Queen West / Parkdale / all over town

 

Have YOUR SAY on the Future of Exhibition Place – Oct. 10

It’s YOUR turn to talk about the future of Exhibition Place.

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

Eleven 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 draft vision and guiding principles for the Exhibition Place Master Plan come to this public meeting. Check out the City’s information.

Date: Thursday, October 10th, 2019
Time: Doors Open at 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Presentation/Q&A: 7:00 p.m.
Place: 105 Princes’ Boulevard – Room 201ABC (Beanfield Centre – elevator available at North Entrance)

340-376R Dufferin St & 2 Melbourne Ave. Community Meeting – Oct. 8

A pre-application community meeting is being held to discuss plans by applicant Hullmark to amend the zoning bylaw. The proposal does not contain any changes to the current built form.

You are invited to attend this meeting to learn about the proposal details before a formal proposal is submitted. The meeting will include a presentation given by the applicant Hullmark, as well as a Q&A session chaired by Councillor Perks.

Date: Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place:  1303 Queen St. W. (Parkdale Library – Lower level)

72 Days of Free Art – Starts Sept. 21

The Toronto Biennial of Art is a new international contemporary visual arts event as culturally connected and diverse as the city itself. From September 21 to December 1, Toronto and surrounding areas will be transformed by exhibitions, talks, and performances that reflect our local context while engaging with the most pressing issues of our time. The Biennial’s free, citywide programs aim to inspire individuals, bridge communities, and contribute to global conversations from a variety of perspectives.

This stretch of Lake Ontario was active long before Toronto became a city. It has been populated by Indigenous peoples for at least 12,000 years, and was initially a site of trade, migration, and ceremony before it underwent mass settlement and industrialization. Today, the waterfront is host to relics of heavy industry, dense condominium developments, active and decommissioned military bases, manufactured parks, lost rivers, and human-made spits.

Click HERE for more information.

Summer Garden Dinner – August 16

Greenest City would like to invite you to a dinner in the Milky Way Garden on Friday August 16th.

Greenest City thought it would be a nice idea to have community members and the various organizations working in and around Parkdale come to celebrate together in these last dog days of Summer.

The garden is in full swing and what better way to centre ourselves here than to gregariously eat some delicious local veggies, rambunctiously play bean bag toss and catch up with one another as though there’s a million things going on all the time!

Greenest City will be hosting and cooking up a storm.

Please feel free to drop by between 6:00 and 9:00pm on Friday August 16th.
The Milky Way Gardens are located at 87 Milky Way Lane – behind the Parkdale Library.

The event is Pay What You Can – with a suggested donation of $5, but no one will be refused.
There will be vegetarian and vegan options plentifully available.

Dalai Lama Birthday Celebration & Dinner – July 6

This July 6th join the Milky Way Gardeners for a special community celebration featuring tradition Tibetan food and music in honour of  the Dalai Lama. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, is the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists and a worldwide symbol of wisdom and kindness. Buddhists all over the world celebrate the Dalai Lama’s birthday, but the Dalai Lama is especially important in Tibet, where he was born. Buddhists typically mark the day with prayers, picnics, and performances celebrating Tibetan culture.

If you plan to attend please RSVP  angela@greenestcity.ca or 647-438-0038

Date: Saturday, July 6th, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place:  87 Milky Way ( behind the Parkdale Library)

1521 Queen St. W. Development Proposal – July 15

The developer BSaR Development is looking at redeveloping 1521 Queen Street West to add a mid-rise building with rental units and street-facing retail (8 storeys). This proposed development would include underground parking as well as improvements to the public realm. There will be display boards with project details as well as opportunities to provide verbal and written feedback. Councillor Perks and City Planning will be in attendance and available to answer questions. Light refreshments will be served.

BSAR Development, the developer was responsible for the unlawful evictions of 27 community members in 2015 (click HERE for more info). This developer reached a court settlement of $29,500.

Date: Monday, July 15th, 2019
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place:  1499 Queen St. W. – Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (PARC)

Recipe for Community (Parkdale) – June 26

The Recipe for Community program is coming to Parkdale this year to support resident- inspired and resident-led initiatives in community engagement, skills buildings, food and nutrition, and enhanced outdoor green spaces.

Provide ideas, feedback and leadership to improve the sense of belonging and safety in the Parkdale community.

Refreshments provided. For more info contact rolfe.santos@toronto.ca or 416.688.5330

Date: Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place:  220 Cowan Avenue (Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre Gym)

Exhibition Place Open House Meeting – June 25

The City of Toronto is seeking your input on Exhibition Place as they undertake a Master Plan project for Exhibition Place grounds. This is your turn to talk about what the future of Exhibition Place can look like.

Exhibition Place is a unique City-owned site comprising approximately 192 acres of land within the Central Waterfront area at the foot of Parkdale. City recently completed a Cultural Heritage Landscape Assessment (CHLA) for Exhibition Place – click HERE for summary. What is the progress of Provincial negotiations and opportunities for joint planning the future of the Ontario Place/Exhibition Place.

Date: Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Place:  100 Queen St. W. (City Hall Council Chambers)