Ontario Place Subcommittee Meeting – Mar. 5

To ensure our city and our residents have a say on its future, an Ontario Place Subcommittee has been struck by the Toronto East York Community Council. The first meeting of the Subcommittee of Ontario Place will be on Tuesday March 5th at 5:30pm, City Hall, Committee Room 1. We are encouraging residents of Parkdale to attend, and to register to speak to share your views on Ontario Place with TEYCC. They will also be considering a detailed report from City staff on the history and status of Ontario Place, and more.

The West Side Community Council of which the PRA is a member has registered to speak. We encourage you to do the same…this is an important piece of publicly owned land at the foot of Parkdale.

To register to speak on March 5th, please email teycc@toronto.ca.

Date: March 5th, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: 100 Queen St. W. (City Hall, Committee Room 1)

Ontario Place Family Day Weekend FREE – Feb. 15-18

This Family Day weekend, explore Ontario Place, Toronto’s winter oasis on the waterfront and create new memories to last a lifetime. In addition to their regular winter program and renowned Winter Light Exhibition, they are excited to host back-to-back DJ Skate Parties with DJ Fawn Big Canoe and DJ Shane Mackinnon, a YMCA Kids Winter Pop Up and a complimentary screening of A Beautiful Planet at the Cinesphere. For those artistically inclined, Art Tonite will host paint nights Saturday and Sunday and SPFX Kids will be onsite for a series of special effects classes and face painting for kids.  Plan your Family Day at Ontario Place, where there is something special for everyone!

You can view a full list of activities here.

Date: Friday to Monday, Feb. 15th to 18th, 2019
Time: Hours vary for each day
Place: 955 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (Ontario Place West Island)

Textiles and More – Fundraiser Sale – Feb. 9

Creative Reuse is selling fabric pieces and quilting pieces – various sizes and types, old sewing pattern catalogues, thread, sewing trim of all kinds, velcro, and much more, including some art materials, and interesting odds and ends.


Date: Saturday, Feb. 9th, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Place: 1229 Queen St. W. (Sewing Repair Hub – basement of Parkdale Community Health Centre)

Traffic Community Meeting – Feb. 7

You are invited to a South Parkdale Traffic Community Meeting with City of Toronto Transportation Staff and City Councillor Gord Perks.

This will be an opportunity for you to share concerns related to traffic volume in the neighbourhood as a result of events at Exhibition Place Grounds and Liberty Village.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Councillor Perks’ office at 416-392-7919 or councillor_perks@toronto.ca.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 7th, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: 171 Dunn Ave. (Parkdale United Church, basement)

Kids Bikes for Free

Bike Pirates, (http://bikepirates.com/) have received a LARGE number of smallish bikes, 20″ wheel and smaller (including a unicycle!). The have safety-checked them all and have been giving them out for FREE but still have about 30 bikes left. Can you, a friend, a family member or anyone you know use a kids bike? They are keen to get them out of their shop, as they are closing on January 31 for an annual 10-day cleanup/renovation period and any of these little bikes still in the shop will be scrapped — which is a shame, as they as very usable and they would like to get kids started riding bicycles early.

Bike Pirates is at 1416 Queen St. W. or email them at dawn@claviersbaroques.com

Environment Town Hall – Jan 16

Our MP for Parkdale-High Park – Arif Virani is holding a Town Hall meeting with a special focus on climate change and putting a price on carbon pollution. We are facing the most existential crisis of our time with drastic effects from climate change and global warming, as the UN’s recent IPCC report made clear.

Space is limited. Please RSVP HERE to reserve your spot.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 16th, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: 95 Lavinia Ave. (Swansea Town Hall – Rousseau Room)