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Municipal All-Candidates Meeting – Oct. 17

The Parkdale Residents Association (PRA) is hosting a Municipal All-Candidates meeting. This is Parkdale residents’ opportunity to hear directly from the candidates running  for election in the NEW Ward 4 Parkdale-High Park. One of these candidates will be our elected representative in Toronto City Council.

To prepare for the meeting the PRA attempted to contact ALL the registered candidates. We asked them for a head-shot, bio and to answer one question – What your vision is [for the future] of Parkdale?

Six of the ten candidates responded. Please click on the individual’s name for their response – Kalsang Dolma, David Ginsberg, Taras Kulish, Mercy Okalowe, Gord Perks and José Vera. To see a full list of the candidates running in this election for Mayor, Councillor and School Board Trustee(s) click HERE. Continue the conversation with your neighbours – #parkdalevotes2018.

Advance Voting takes place between Oct. 10th and 14th. In our area you can go to 220 Cowan Ave. (Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre, Activity Room 1) or 100 Queen St. W. (City Hall, Rotunda) – 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 17th, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: 20 West Lodge Ave. (May Robinson auditorium)

Walking Tours of Exhibition Place Grounds (Summer Sundays)

Exploring Exhibition Place Grounds Through the Eyes of the Community

A community-lead walking tour through the Exhibition Place (AKA CNE grounds) .

This 1.5-2 hour walking tour of the Exhibition Place grounds will be lead by Bruce Van Dieten, a member of the community, and will touch on various architectural and historical highlights of the site. Tours will begin at the Princes’ Gates.

To see a schedule of summer Sunday dates click HERE.

20th Anniversary for Gallery 1313

Since 1997 the Parkdale Village Arts Collective (PVAC), not-for-profit organization, has held more than 1,400 exhibitions with 800-plus artists and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. It’s helped the neighbourhood become an art hub for emerging and established artists alike with members from across Toronto.

For more information click here

Location: 1313 Queen St. West (west of the Parkdale Library)

Free Trees for Parkdale Residents – Oct. 22

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Tree for Me

The Parkdale Residents Association is hooking up with the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation (TPTF) to offer free trees to Parkdale residents. If you own a property or are a tenant (ask the landlord) and want to add a tree to your front or backyard this is your opportunity.

We have two shrub species and four tree species available:

Date: Saturday, October 22nd
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 pm
Place: 220 Cowan Ave. (Masaryk Park)

Update Building Developments – 11 Brock, 57 Brock, 6 Noble

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The Toronto Parking Authority is in discussion to purchase the land from the provincial government where they will, in the short-term, look to operate a surface parking lot. In the longer terms they are seeking the construction of affordable rental housing units with an included public parking garage.

57 Brock

An application for Rezoning was submitted on June 30th, 2016 regarding proposed construction at 57 Brock Avenue. The applicant is proposing to construct a 7-storey residential building containing 106 units and 73 parking spaces.

Planning staff will now review the application and will be holding a community meeting in the near future – details of which will be shared when available.

Please view details of the application and development online at: http://app.toronto.ca/DevelopmentApplications/associatedApplicationsList.do?action=init&folderRsn=3982741&isCofASearch=false

6 Noble

An application for a Zoning By-Law Amendment was submitted on September 15th, 2016 from applicant 6 Noble Street Developments regarding proposed construction at 6 Noble Street.

The applicant is proposing to construct a 14-storey, mixed use building containing commercial use on the ground floor, with 174 residential units above.  The applicant also proposes the inclusion of 76 parking spaces in a below-ground parking garage. 

Planning staff will review the application and will be holding a community meeting in the near future – details of which will be shared when available.

Please view details of the application and development online at: http://app.toronto.ca/DevelopmentApplications/associatedApplicationsList.do?action=init&folderRsn=4023767&isCofASearch=false

Milky Way Garden Fundraiser – June 4th

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The Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust (PNLT) is purchasing its very first piece of community owned land in Parkdale!

As Catherine Porter announced in her Friday Toronto Star column “generosity blooms in Parkdale” and PNLT has secured a partial land donation from activist filmmaker John Greyson! Now they need your help to complete the deal and make the Milky Way Garden a community owned asset!

Join with other community members on June 4th in the Milky Way Garden for an outdoor community potluck, donor drive and screening of Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein’s film about climate change This Changes Everything. FREE & ALL AGES.

PNLT & Greenest City have launched a fundraising campaign to raise 25k from the community and supporters. A short donor drive will be held at 8pm to support the acquisition of the Milky Way Garden. We encourage charitable donations in the form of cash, check, credit or debit. You can donate in person or online at: www.milkywaygarden.ca

Date: Saturday, June  4nth
Time: 7:00 p.m. – Community Potluck, 8 p.m. – Donor Drive, 9 p.m. – Film Screening of “This Changes Everything” – Introduced by Avi Lewis
Place: 87 Milky Way lane (behind Parkdale Library)

Jane’s Walk in Ward 14 – May 7 & 8

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Join one of the many Jane’s walks taking place across Toronto.

Of interest in Ward 14 are:

Take a Walk on the Sunnyside
Sunnyside Amusement Park was bigger than NYCs Coney Island in its day. It drew thousands of holidaymakers. What happened and why?

May 7th, 10:00 AM
Meet at Beaty Ave. Parkette – south side of King St.

The Tibetan Experience in Gentrifying Parkdale
Organized by the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust, this walk focuses on the Tibentan experience and response to gentrification in Parkdale.

May 7th, 1:00 PM
Meet at Cowan Ave. and Queen St., PNLT table

Let’s Walk Together
This walk is for Residents and Visitors of the Parkdale Community and is dedicated to the refugees and refugee supporters.

May 7th, 1:00 PM
Meet at Romero House, 1558 Bloor St. West

Multisensory Tour
A well-designed place doesn’t just look good; it feels good to the senses. Come discover Toronto’s multi-sensory spaces.

May 8th, 9:30 AM
Meet at north east corner of Dufferin & Queen

Parkdale Roncesvalles Cycling Town Hall – Thurs. April 7th

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Have your say on how to make cycling better and safer in our neighbourhood. Make your voice heard, learn about the City of Toronto’s Ten-Year Cycling Network Plan, and see what the Cycle Toronto Ward 14 Advocacy Group is doing to improve cycling conditions.

Bring ideas, feedback, and friends for a Q&A with:
– Councillor Gord Perks
– MPP Cheri DiNovo
– MP Arif Virani
– Toronto Cycling Planner Christina Bouchard

… followed by a social at a nearby pub TBA!

FREE for all at an accessible venue – including delicious refreshments and a prize draw! Hosted by Cycle Toronto Ward 14 Advocacy Group.

Date: Thursday, April  7th
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: 1303 Queen St W. – Parkdale Library (basement auditorium)