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)
Pickup FREE leaf compost for your garden or balcony containers!
While supplies last, please bring your own shovel and containers
Date: Saturday, May 14th
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: Northeast corner of Macdonell and Wabash
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
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
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)
The City is holding a public consultation to discuss the built form and physical character within the study area and how to approximately accommodate future growth. This includes examining building envelopes, height and massing, heritage assessment and streetscape and landscape improvements. The Study covers the area along Roncesvalles from Queen St. to Dundas St. and includes a portion of Dundas St. to the East of Roncesvalles.
Date: Tuesday, November 17st
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: 128 Fern Ave. – Fern Avenue Public School
VIEWING LIVE STREAMING via a web browser
All Rogers Customers (cable, internet, wireless, home phone) can watch the shows online WHEN they are airing on the channel.
You first have to REGISTER for a MyRogers account (don’t need to be a Rogers customer). Go to their website: www.rogerstv.com
Top left corner, big red box that says ‘Watch Now’. All you have to do is login ONCE using your MyRogers Account Login. Please note you can also watch any Rogers TV station throughout the country with this feature.
To watch “Structures” during the scheduled air times, please make sure you select Toronto in the top right corner.
New condo developments are moving into Parkdale!
Lifetime Developments submitted rezoning and site plan approval applications to the City of Toronto on July 20th. The company wants to build condo towers at 1221 and 1182 King St. W. The initial proposals put the buildings at 19 and 21 storeys, respectively.
In current renderings, each condo will offer three levels of underground parking as well as ground and second floor retail spaces. The project will also provide nearly 750 residential units. Currently, the intersection houses two banks, the only remaining downtown Island Foods location and some other fast food establishments.
On July 9th, the Pan Am Torch Relay runners will be at Dundas and Bloor at 11:36 and will stop for a minute at the CIBC (209 Roncesvalles) at 11:49. The route continues down to Queen Street and then proceeds east and stops at CAMH (1001 Queen Street W.) at 12:09. By 12:29 the Relay runners will be at Queen and Spadina.
Road Closures: http://parkdalevillagebia.com/2015/07/pan-am-coming-to-parkdale/
Canada Post has announced plans to replace door-to-door home delivery service with a Community Mailbox system. Other municipal governments, and their residents, have expressed significant concerns regarding the placement of these new large Community Mailboxes on residential streets.
We need to prevent similar problems here in Toronto where our densely populated neighbourhoods, narrow streets, and crowded streetscape will make implementation more problematic.
Toronto East York Community Council
email@example.com or 416-392-7033
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Place: City Hall, 100 Queen St W, Committee Room 1