All posts by Ric Amis

Ex Place Transportation & Pedestrian Study – Nov. 7

Exhibition Place and the City of Toronto have retained the engineering and professional services firm WSP to conduct a Transportation and Pedestrian study. The intent at this virtual meeting is to have WSP gather community feedback in developing the plan.

Date: Tuesday, November 7th, 2023
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 846 4094 8121
Passcode: 0

Dial by your location
• +1 647 374 4685 Canada
• +1 647 558 0588 Canada

Please keep your microphone muted during the meeting, until the floor is opened for questions.

Milky Way Garden Potluck – Oct. 19

As fall has already approached, Greenest City is pleased to invite you all to their Traditional Harvest Potluck in the Milky Way Garden on Thursday, October 19, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (behind the Parkdale Library on Milky Way Lane). This is an opportunity to come together to celebrate the bountiful gifts we received during this wonderful season. 

This year they will have a very special program that will include:  

  • Indigenous ceremony 
  • Guiding tour to the gardens by our special invitees “the Monarch Butterfly performers”  
  • Traditional dancers of Tibet 
  • Local musicians  
  • Harvesting dances by Aztec indigenous people 
  • Truth and Reconciliation activities 
  • Free art creation station 
  • Kids and family Eco-workshops 
  • Community raffles 
  • Campfire for ALL to drink delicious Hot Chocolate while roasting marshmallows.  We are also looking for volunteers to help bring this amazing event to life! Please let them know if you want to be part of the Harvest Volunteer team. 

Listen to food stories and memories and taste delicious cultural dishes.  Please join and bring your unique recipe to add some Luck to the Communal Pot. 🙂
Please let them know if you will be coming by registering using this form or by email –
Your confirmation is very important to them so they will make sure they will have enough warm soup and hot chocolate when you arrive 🙂  

1437-1455 Queen St. W. & 1266 Queen St. W. – Virtual Community Consultation Meetings – Oct. 10

The application proposes a 12-storey mixed-use building. The submitted drawings and materials can be accessed at

A second re-zoning application has been submitted for 1266 Queen St West

A re-zoning application has been submitted for 1437 – 1455 Queen St West

This application proposes a 25-storey mixed-use building. The submitted drawings and materials can be accessed at

To allow you to learn more about the application, ask questions, and gather feedback, City Planning will be holding a Virtual Community Meeting on Tuesday, October 10th, 2023, from 6 – 8 PM.

We will discuss the applications as follows:

Introduction & Policy Overview: 6:00 pm – 6:15 pm

1437-1455 Queen Street West: 6:15 pm – 7:05 pm

1266 Queen Street West: 7:05pm – 8:00pm

Register to attend the virtual community meeting at:

Ex Place Community Meeting – Oct. 11

Exhibition Place has scheduled a Community Consultation Meeting.

The sole focus of the meeting will be on the feature wall design of Centennial Square presented by Studio TLA.

Please note this meeting will be held virtually via Zoom.

The meeting details and Zoom link are noted below.

Date: Wednesday, October 11th, 2023.
Time: 6 PM – 7 PM

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 835 0513 8525

Passcode: 0

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The Parkdale Art Thing event – Sept. 23

Come out and celebrate the talented and creative local artists, crafters, performers, musicians…

It’s all happening outside on Saturday, September 23rd from 2 PM to 11 PM at the corner of Queen West/Cowan (Parkdale Library / 1313 Queen W).


to show your work, be a vendor, do a demo, perform, promote, create an installation…


To provide an integrated community event that showcases professionals next to budding artists, kids’ art next to home artists, performers next to community arts programmes, and arts’ supplies vendors next to installations.

Community Day at Ex Place – Sept. 16

Exhibition Place is holding a Community Appreciation Day on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the Ex Place grounds. During the summer people learned about beekeeping and attended weekly music concerts at Centennial Park.

Join in the celebration with free early morning cookies and coffee in Centennial Park, lawn games, music at the Bandstand, a scavenger hunt, making matching BFF Friendship bracelets, face painting, a guided walk through Exhibition Place and the history behind the beautiful buildings.

Here is a link to sign up for any or all of these events –

Ontario Place Public Consultation – Sept. 7 & 12

The City is holding an In-Person Community Consultation Meeting.

Early in fall 2023, the City is expecting to receive a revised planning application from Ontario to redevelop the provincially owned lands at Ontario Place. Join their community consultation meeting to learn more!

Thursday, September 7th, 2023
Exhibition Place – Beanfield Centre (105 Princes’ Boulevard Toronto, ON M6K 3C3)

•  Open house design panels: 3-6 PM
•  Presentation and discussion: 6-8:30 PM

Virtual Community Consultation Meeting

Tuesday, September 12th, 2023
Presentation and discussion 7-9 PM

Link to register is available at: