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Subsidized Backyard Tree Planting – LEAF

LEAF offers a subsidized Backyard Tree Planting Program to help you get the right tree in the right place. For approximately $150 to $220 per tree you will get a site consultation in your yard with an arborist, a five to eight foot tall tree (or two to four feet tall for evergreen trees) and full planting service.

Or, if you want to plant in your front or side yard (or just like to get your hands dirty), try the Do-It-Yourself version of the program. For $100 to $150 per tree, you’ll receive access to online tree care and maintenance video workshops, personalized advice from arborists by email, and a tree delivered right to your door!

Native shrubs and garden kits are also available. The program is available to homeowners, multi-units, and businesses across Toronto.

For more information on how the program works or to book a consultation, visit www.yourleaf.org

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Condos Proposal for King and Dufferin

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. 20150717-condo-parkdale

Canada Post Community Mailbox locations

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 
teycc@toronto.ca or 416-392-7033

Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Place: City Hall, 100 Queen St W, Committee Room 1 

West Queen West Planning Study – Walking Tour

City Planning staff are conducting a study of Queen Street West from Bathurst Street to Roncesvalles Avenue. Join your neighbours for a walking tour of Queen Street West from Dufferin Street to Roncesvalles Avenue.

Let City Planning staff hear your thoughts and ideas during the walk through our neighbourhood. This will help inform the direction and objectives for the study. Please come out and join your neighbours.

Date: Tuesday, September 16th
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: Parkdale Amphitheatre, northwest corner of Queen Street West and
Dufferin Street

For more information click here.

Ride4RealFood 2014

Ride4RealFood is about raising money for better food security in our city. Money raised supports better access to real food for low-income people living in Toronto.

This all happens through the Coop Cred Program – a partnership between West End Food Coop and PARC. Raise money, register to ride and spread the word now by clicking here.

Ride4RealFood is the only city-to-farm fundraising event!
The ride is on Sunday, September 14th!

Clean Toronto Together

It’s time for some spring cleaning!

On Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 join thousands of Toronto residents, students, businesses, organizations and community groups who do their part to keep our city clean and green. Taking part is easy as 1-2-3

Step 1. Find a park, laneway or any other space that needs your help
Step 2. Get together your friends, family and neighbours
Step 3. Register your Community Clean-up

You can pick up free GLAD® garbage and recycling bags at any of these locations:

Paper, newspapers and aluminum cans can all be recycled. For a complete list of items that are recyclable, go the recycle page on the City’s website: Waste Wizard

Union Pearson Express Electification Open House

Metrolinx and Hydro One Networks Inc. invite you to their joint Public Open House to learn more about plans to electrify UP Express. You can receive project updates and provide feedback on the preliminary design components, environmental effects and more – click here.

There are 4 Open House meetings. The closest to Parkdale in on:
Monday, February 3, 2104 – Locus 144 Restaurant, 171 East Liberty Street, Unit 144
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Thanks to all Parkdalians for moving this course of action forward!