Category Archives: Meetings

2014 Municipal Election – Mayoral Candidates Town Hall

Please join us on Wednesday, October 15th for a Town Hall meeting of the leading candidates for Mayor of Toronto.  The PRA will be co-hosting this event along with the Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (PARC) and the Roncesvalles-Macdonell Residents’ Association (RMRA).

Olivia ChowJohn Tory, Doug Ford and Ari Goldkind will be in attendance.

The event will be a town hall format rather than a debate:

5:30 PM – pre-candidate civic engagement “how-to”, for those in the community who are new to the municipal election process.

6:00 – 8:00 PM – Mayoral Candidates Town Hall – each candidate will in turn have 20 minutes to present their platforms and take questions from the audience.

Please note the event location:  PARC, 1499 Queen Street West

West Queen West Study – Roncy to Bathurst

City Planning staff are undertaking a study to review the built form standards and heritage character of the properties on both sides of Queen Street West from Roncesvalles Avenue  to Bathurst Street. The study will also look at transit capacity and parking in the vicinity of the study area, focus on understanding the character of the street and creating a vision for future development.

Please join local residents for this public meeting where you can learn more about this study, ask questions, and share your comments and ideas.

Thursday, July 10th, 2014
6:30 — 9:00 PM
Parkdale Library Auditorium
1303 Queen Street West

Ontario Election: Parkdale All-Candidates Debate – Wednesday May 28th

Meet the candidates running for office to represent you in the Ontario Legislature and hear about their party platforms.

  • Cheri DiNovo – Ontario NDP/NPD (
  • Jamie Ellerton – PC Party of Ontario (     Note:  Declined the invitation
  • Nancy Leblanc – Ontario Liberal Party (
  • Timothy Rudkins – Green Party of Ontario (

Please join us at our next residents association general meeting on
Wednesday, May 28th from 7-9 pm,
May Robinson Auditorium, 20 West Lodge Avenue.

Tenant Townhall

Know your rights as a tenant. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your rights as a tenant come to this meeting being held on:

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

1303 Queen St W (Basement Auditorium)

City Councillor Gord Perks has organized this Tenant Townhall with City Staff, the Federation of Metro Tenants Association, Parkdale Legal Community Services, Parkdale Residents Association, MPP Cheri Dinovo and MP Peggy Nash.

Calling All Volunteers!

It’s time to Spring into Action!

Please join us on Wednesday, March 26th, 7-9 PM at May Robinson Auditorium, 20 West Lodge Ave., for a general meeting of the Parkdale Residents Association where we’ll say goodbye to this brutal winter and Spring Into Action! on our 2014 community-building initiatives.  This meeting will focus on our volunteers, and on the launch of new initiatives identified through a democratic and inclusive process that you will be a part of.

The PRA Executive has some ambitious ideas, but we need the help, energy and direction of volunteers such as you to make them happen.  Here’s what we’re thinking:

  • Parkdale Historical Society launch
  • PRA Summer Event – Music in the Park (June/July)
  • PRA Membership Drive
  • Municipal Election All-Candidates Night (September)
  • Greening Parkdale – Parkdale Tree Canopy Mapping
  • Your community-building idea here!

The March 26th meeting will give everyone who attends an opportunity:

  • to meet your PRA Executive and fellow volunteers
  • to learn more about these initiatives
  • to pitch your own community-building idea for consideration
  • to sign-up to one or more of the volunteer committees, and
  • to participate in a break-out session to start the discussion and planning of your chosen initiative in earnest.

We hope to see you on the 26th.  If you are unable to make the meeting, please feel free to respond to and tell us where your interests lie.  We’ll add you to that volunteer committee and ensure you are included in subsequent communications around that initiative.

PRA Annual General Meeting – Jan. 29th

Please join us at our next residents association annual general meeting on January 29th from 7-9 pm, May Robinson Auditorium, 20 West Lodge Avenue.  Presentations include:

    • Report from Elected Local Politicians (Fed./Prov./City)
      • ​Constituency updates
    • Election of PRA Officers
      • Reports & Financial update
      • Nominations & Election
    • PRA Branding & Website Renewal
      • Demo website features & focus
      • Q&A
    • Queen Street Restaurant By-Law Status
      • OMB pre-hearing on February 14th
      • Q&A
    • West Queen West Planning Study
      • Heritage value of buildings on Queen St. W.
      • Q&A
    • Launch Parkdale Village Historical Society
      • Presentation
      • Sign-up
The meeting is open to the public.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.  We look forward to seeing you there.

PRA General Meeting – September 25

Please join us at our next residents association general meeting on September 25th from 7-9 pm, May Robinson Auditorium, 20 West Lodge Avenue.  Featured presentations include:

  • Toronto Police Service – 14 and 11 Divisions
    • ​Our annual meeting with the leadership and officers who service Parkdale
    • ​Community updates, crime statistics, Q&A
  • Queen Street Restaurant By-Law Status
    • Joanna Kimont, Toronto City Planning Department
    • Q&A
  • Gord Perks, City Councillor
    • ​Constituency updates
    • Q&A
The meeting is open to the public.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.  We look forward to seeing you there.