In response to community-based advocacy, the City of Toronto is moving ahead with the creation of a Cultural Districts Program. By bringing together resources, policy and new approaches, the Cultural Districts Program is intended to maintain the local culture of Toronto’s unique and vibrant communities while welcoming new community members and cultural expressions. Please take this brief Cultural Districts Program Citywide Surveyand let them know what your priorities are for equitable and vibrant cultural districts like Parkdale.
Renowned Ukrainian artists, Mykola Zhuravel and Daria Tishchenko Zhuravel witnessed firsthand the turmoil and uprising that led to the ouster of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich during the 2014 Revolution, and the ongoing political tensions that have reached a boiling point with Russia’s hostile attack on Ukraine.
The multi-media exhibition poignantly transforms their memories of the uprising and its aftermath into vivid abstract portrayals – artworks, sculpture, photography and film – that encapsulate what it is like to live in the shadow of a hostile giant.
Date: April 21 to May 29, 2022 Time: Thursdays & Fridays: 6 pm to 9 pm; Saturdays & Sundays: 12 pm to 5 pm Location: 200 Princes’ Blvd., Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Place
Tickets are pay what you can on Thursdays and Fridays and $15 + HST on Saturdays and Sundays. Net proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the UN Refugee Agency (Canada): Ukraine Emergency. Tickets are available HERE or in person at the gallery.
Invasion Reduxwill be featured as a part of Doors Open Toronto with free admission on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29.
It’s been 3 years since the residents of Parkdale have heard from the City about the Parkdale Main Street Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Plan. Once approved this plan will effect Queen Street in our community for decades to come. So getting it right is important to ALLParkdalians.
City Planning is hosting a virtual Community Consultation Meeting on April 20th at 6:00 PM to seek community input and feedback on the draft Parkdale Main Street HCD Plan in advance of a staff report proceeding to the Toronto Preservation Board and City Council in June.
The Parkdale Main Street District includes ALL properties fronting Queen Street West from Dufferin Street to Macdonell Avenue/Jameson Avenue and includes several heritage properties along Cowan Avenue. Within the boundary of the HCD, there are 101 properties included in the City’s Heritage Register.
Please join the meeting on Wednesday, April 20th at 6:00 PM. Join by computer or mobile phone please visit: https://tinyurl.com/parkdalehcdpublicmeeting Join by phone: Call (416) 216-5643, when prompted, enter Access Code: 2632 600 3146
For more information on the HCD Plan and how to join the meeting please see the notice HERE.
Join the Accessibility Housing Network and the City of Toronto Housing Secretariat staff to learn more about housing accessibility in the City and share your experiences.
Councillor Perks, along with the Accessible Housing Network and the City’s Housing Secretariat, would like to extend an invitation to a virtual town hall on housing accessibility. Join us on April 14th at 6:00 PM to learn more about housing accessibility in the City and share your own experiences.
The City’s Community Environment Days are back! Join us Saturday, April 2nd at Sir Casimir Gzwoski Park (1751 Lakeshore Blvd West, east of Ellis Ave.) for our Environment Day.
Do your part to create a cleaner, greener and more liveable Toronto. Drop off reusable and recyclable items such as clothing, small appliances, non-perishable food items and electronics. You can also drop off household hazardous waste for safe disposal and pick up free compost for your garden. Click HERE for more details.
When: Saturday, April 2nd 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Where: Sir Casimir Gzowski Park, 1751 Lakeshore Blvd West
Here are the details for the COMPOST days: • Thursday, April 28th at Masaryk Cowan Community Centre (220 Cowan Ave.) 2:00 PM – while supplies last • Saturday, April 30th along Wabash Ave. 10:00 AM – while supplies last
Spring has sprung, the sun is shining, and The Bentway is thrilled to announce their Summer 2022 season, STREET: a constellation of free art installations, roving performances, conversations, and celebrations that play out on our shared roadways, sidewalks, and public spaces.
The pandemic prompted cities around the world to reconsider the role of their streets. These familiar routes, previously reserved for vehicles, became sites for renewed improvisation, innovation, and action. People questioned what these spaces could do, and even the complex histories their names hold.
Running May 26 to August 21, STREET brings together artists, urban planners, educators, and changemakers from Canada and beyond, inviting the public to see the streets of Toronto anew – both under the Gardiner and beyond.