Category Archives: Announcement

VOTE in the ADVANCE POLLS – May 19 to 28

The advance polls are open! Did you make your plan to vote?

Our advance polling locations in Parkdale–High Park are the following:

MASARYK-COWAN COMMUNITY CENTRE @ 220 COWAN Avenue – 10 AM to 8 PM

ANNETTE COMMUNITY CENTRE @ 333 ANNETTE Street – 10 AM to 8 PM

LITHUANIAN HOUSE @ 1573 BLOOR Street West – 10 AM to 8 PM

SWANSEA COMMUNITY CENTRE @ 15 WALLER Avenue – 10 AM to 8 PM

Candidate Name and Political Party

AGDUK, GUNES Communist

BARDEESY, KARIM Ontario Liberal Party

FREJLICH, MONIKA PC Party of Ontario

HEIGHT, DANIELLE New Blue

KARPOCHE, BHUTILA NDP/NPD

MACKLEM, PATRICK Green Party of Ontario

PESKETT, CRAIG Ontario Party

ROBERTS, OLIVER The People

Webinars and Discounts on New Induction Stoves and Pedal Assist EBikes

Our neighbours at the Harbord Villiage Residents Association Net Zero Committee have the following:

INDUCTION STOVES: THE BEST BUY BULK BUY PROGRAM

The Net Zero committee has launched the Best Buy induction stove bulk buy, a money-saving program to green your home.

Free Induction Stoves Bulk Buy webinar: Tues., May 24 at 7 pm

Join the webinar to find out why induction stoves make as much sense for your kitchen as for the environment. Learn all about the Best Buy bulk buy details

Register for the webinar HERE

E-BIKES NEIGHBOURHOOD PROMOTION

In partnership with neighbourhood bike shops, the Net Zero committee has launched an e-bike promotion

Free E-Bike Promotion webinar: Wednesday, June 8 at 7 pm

Whether you are interested in retrofitting your current bike, renting an e-bike, or buying your own, join the webinar to learn about the options and promotion details.

Register for the webinar HERE

Free Yoga in Bandshell Park!

Exhibition Place has partnered with 10XTO and Hotel X Toronto to provide FREE Community Yoga classes for community members.

Every Wednesday from May 25th – June 29th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the Bandshell Park – 100 Prince Edward Island Crescent.
View the schedule below & remember to bring your yoga mat!

Sign up HERE.

Apply Now: Parkdale Community Gardens

There are 7+ community and pollinator gardens in Parkdale.

The following community gardens currently have plots available for Parkdale community members:

• Melbourne Parkette Gardenhttps://www.facebook.com/masarykfriends/

• Bonnie Storr Garden17Closeavegarden@gmail.com

• St Joe’s Community Gardenalyw5885@gmail.com

• West Lodge Community Gardenwestlodgeparkcommunitygarden@gmail.com

You can learn about more community gardens in Parkdale on the Co-Design Parkdale map (https://commonspace.mysocialpinpoint.ca/directory#/), which has more details about each garden. Toggle on the right bar where it says Community Gardens, and they will appear on the map. If you are a gardener in Parkdale and would like to connect with other gardeners, please contact parkdalecommunitygrowing@gmail.com.

Cultural Districts Program Survey

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 Survey and let them know what your priorities are for equitable and vibrant cultural districts like Parkdale.

CNE’s Invasion Redux Exhibition – April 21 – May 29

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.

Throughout the Toronto exhibition, both Mykola Zhuravel and Daria Tishchenko Zhuravel will be working as Artists in Residence at the CNE’s Withrow Common Gallery. Guests can observe “art-in-the-making” as the two artists work on pieces.

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 Redux will be featured as a part of Doors Open Toronto with free admission on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29.

Parkdale Main Street HCD – Apr. 20

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 ALL Parkdalians.

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.

Housing Accessibility Town Hall – Apr. 14

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.

Please register at this link: https://bit.ly/AHN2022

Community Environment Day – Apr. 2

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