As we approach the end of 2023, the Parkdale Residents Association (PRA) would like to express our deepest gratitude for your support throughout the year. Your dedication to our community has made a significant impact, and as we stand on the cusp of a new year, we extend our warmest wishes to you and your loved ones for a safe and joyous 2024.
We encourage you to continue the spirit of generosity that defines our community. Whether through donating non-perishable goods, volunteering your time, or performing acts of kindness, your contributions make Parkdale a better place for everyone.
In the spirit of fostering community engagement, the Parkdale Residents Association is actively seeking new members from within Parkdale. If you are a resident, whether a renter or owner, your voice is crucial in addressing issues that impact our beloved neighbourhood. To learn more and express your interest, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we reflect on the past year, we are proud to share some of the highlights that have strengthened and helped build community:
- PRA celebrated the ARTS in Parkdale by holding the ‘Parkdale Art Thing’ event in September with 56 vendors, 8 performers and 1,500 attendees
- Parkdale Hub project (Queen W. & Cowan) continuing discussions & meetings
- Worked at securing artists and cultural spaces in the area
- West Queen West Area Study – OPA 445 (Bathurst to Roncy) approved by Province
- Parkdale Main Street Heritage Conservation District (HCD) finalized and appealed to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT)
- New condo/rental developments are moving into Parkdale at an increasing pace and we continue to monitor and engage with both the City and the developers
- King-Queen-Queensway-Roncesvalles (KQQR) intersection finally finished
- Wabash Community Rec Centre development Phase C (Sorauren Park) ongoing
- Exhibition Place Community Engagement Focus Group – animating 192-acre site 365
- Ontario Place re-development impacting our neighbourhood
- Housing along our laneways and rear garden suites are popping up
- Ongoing Greening of Parkdale
- Affordable housing initiatives at 150 Dunn Avenue and 11 Brock Avenue
- Community recognition awards were presented by our Ontario MPP, Bhutila Karpoche, to South Parkdale Community Pollination Gardens, Heinz Klein and Ric Amis, PRA Chair, for exemplary contributions to the community of Parkdale.
Together, we look forward to building an even stronger and more vibrant Parkdale in the coming year.
Best wishes to ALL Parkdalians for a Happy and Prosperous New Year!!