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.
“Changing Lanes” is a City of Toronto initiative studying how the City might allow and regulate laneway suites on the numerous laneways within the Toronto and East York District of the City.
The purpose of this community meeting is to present a set of draft policy changes and regulations to allow the construction of laneway suites in the back yard of low-rise residential properties in the neighbourhoods in the Toronto and East York District. The City is seeking your feedback before they are considered by City Council.
The meeting will include both a presentation and an open house where comments and questions can be directed to City staff.
Date: Thurs., March 29th, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: 222 Bremner Blvd. Room 203 (Metro Toronto Convention Centre)
TWO VILLAGES MEET – Parkdale Village and Roncesvalles Village
Annual Candlelight Walk in support of Climate Action. Show how we come together and help each other cope with blackouts and extreme weather.
GATHER 8:15 WALK 8:30
PARKDALE START: Parkdale Library – Queen and Cowan
RONCESVALLES START: Peace Garden – Roncesvalles and Dundas
END: Queensway Intersection – Queen/King/Roncesvalles
BRING YOUR OWN CANDLE AND MUG FOR HOT CHOCOLATE
CANCEL IF RAIN
Options for new affordable housing in Parkdale
Please join us for a Panel Discussion on the options for creating new affordable housing in Parkdale.
Toronto is experiencing a housing affordability crisis. Rents are skyrocketing, pricing low and middle income people our of their communities, while home-ownership is increasingly unattainable for the majority of Torontonians.
In Parkdale and beyond residents have demanded “affordable housing now!” This begs the question what options do we have for creating more affordable housing in Parkdale?
Panelists will provide an introduction to the opportunities and challenges of some of these options including: Cooperative Housing, Affordable Home Ownership, inclusionary zoning, non-profit rental housing and Community Land Trusts.
We will also discuss possible solutions.
Mercedes Sharp – Parkdale People’s Economy – What is affordable?
Anjala Kulasegaram – Cooperative Housing Federation of Toronto
ArtScape – Affordable Housing Ownership For Artists
Cheri DiNovo – Inclusionary Zoning – How will it create affordable housing for Parkdale
Date: Wed., March 14th, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: 20 West Lodge Avenue, May Robinson Auditorium
MP Arif Virani is hosting three FREE tax clinics for residents of Parkdale-High Park area to have their taxes done for the 2017 year.
Who qualifies to have their taxes prepared?
- Singles with incomes below $30,000
- Couples with incomes below $40,000
- Adults with a dependent $35,000 (with $2,500 added for each additional dependent)
Date: Saturday, March 3
Location: Cooper Mills gym, 4020 Dundas West
Date: Saturday, March 17
Location: 245 Dunn Ave Recreation Room
Date: Saturday, April 7
Location: 100 High Park Recreation Room
If you would like to know if you qualify for these services, please contact MP Arif Virani office, 416-769-5072, to book an appointment. *For the 2017 tax year*
Join MP Arif Virani and a panel of women leaders from the community to discuss issues relating to women’s empowerment and gender equality.
Heather Gamble, Co-Founder of Women on the Move
Lindsay Maskell, Strategist and Consultant in the Public Affairs, Crisis Management, Government Relations and Advocacy fields
Rev. Anne Hines, Minister at the Roncesvalles United Church
Huda Bukhari, Executive Director at the Arab Community Centre of Toronto
Chemi Lhamo, University of Toronto SCSU’s Racialized Students’ Collective Coordinator
Avon Harris, Community and Outreach Manager at The Redwood
Featuring special guest and Parkdale-High Park Canada 150 Change Maker Award Recipient Scout Collins!
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Place: 1515 Bloor St. W. (Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton CSS)
Enjoy the goodness of food prepared by Parkdale chefs in the intimate setting of the Tempered Room, steps away from Greenest City.
Greenest City teaches children and youth to grow, cook, eat! healthy food. Growing the Future focuses on food skills, stewardship and food growing. Youth leaders are trained and through paid employment – facilitate the children’s programming. Watch this animated video created by the youth mentors to learn about the impact for them.
A night out with good friends, good food and a great cause. Buy a ticket HERE
Date: Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Place: 1374 Queen Street West (The Tempered Room)
There is a very extensive on-line article prepared by
for Urban Toronto that tours all the development and construction happening in Parkdale, Roncesvalles, West Queen West, King West, Liberty Village and Fort York.
Click HERE to read the full article.
Our Federal MP Arif Virani is holding a Town Hall meeting to discuss nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous peoples. Arif will be assisting the Minister of Heritage in his role as Parliamentary Secretary with one key part of reconciliation – working to co-develop Canada’s first-ever Indigenous Languages Legislation with Indigenous partners. Come out to learn more about nation building.
Date: Thurs., Jan. 18, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Place: 214 Wright Ave. (Roncesvalles United Church)