Category Archives: Announcement

Parkdale Community Foodbank New Digs – 263 Dunn Ave.

Their new location officially opened to the public on July 19th. This new space is fully accessible and will allow them to return to a shopping model.

With the shopping model, service users can now select their own grocery items instead of receiving a pre-made grocery hamper.

Dropping Off Donations

Moving forward all donations can now be dropped off at the new location at 263 Dunn Avenue during the following hours:

Wednesday & Thursday: 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Friday: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

If you are planning to bring more significant donations please send an email to to let them know when they can expect you.

There are usually volunteers located outside the entrance of the building that would be more than happy to accept your donations. If no one is outside please call them at 416-532-2375 and they will meet you at the door.

Music in the Park at ExPlace every Wednesday evening in July

In partnership with City Hall Live, Exhibition Place will be hosting Music in the Park at ExPlace every Wednesday in July. Taking place at 7 PM in Centennial Park, the series will feature a diverse lineup of emerging and established Toronto musicians.

Bring your friends and family, grab a picnic blanket, and enjoy a night of great music under the stars.

Join us every Wednesday in July from 7 – 8:45 PM.…/music-in-the-park-at-explace/

Ex Place Beekeeping Workshops – July 6 or 8

Exhibition Place is thrilled to announce their upcoming Beekeeping Workshop at ExPlace – an unforgettable adventure that will excite you!

They are pleased to be working with Toronto Bee Rescue to bring this educational and fun workshop to the residents of Parkdale/Toronto.

Join them on either July 6 or 8 for 2 hours of hands-on fun, including interactive beekeeping on the roof and a Honey Harvest Experience inside Enercare Centre. You’ll get to uncap and spin frames, filter honey, and bottle your very own jars!

Please note there is a $10 dollar sign-up fee – this is a donation, and all money is being donated to CAMH.

Space is limited, sign up here!

Wabash Rec Centre Community Consultation Pop-Ups – June 19 & 24

Park Pop-Ups are being hosted as part of the City’s community engagement for the final phase of the Wabash Community Recreation Centre design process. You can attend Pop-Ups to review the proposed design and share your feedback:

Pop-Up 1: Sorauren Park – Farmers’ Market

·       Monday, June 19, 2023

·       3 to 7 p.m.

Pop-Up 2: Sorauren Park – before the Friends of Sorauren Park movie night

·       Saturday, June 24, 2023

·       5 to 9:15 p.m. (The pop-up will end once the Friends of Sorauren Park movie begins)

You can also visit the project webpage to take the online survey, register for the virtual public meeting on July 5, or learn more.

A Better Idea for Ontario Place & the Ontario Science Centre

Ontario Place for All is offering this better idea. It’s an invitation to the Province and the City to make a fresh start, together. People already know what Ontario Place for All are against and now are asking, with good reason, what they are for.  They offer this proposal as a way forward … for all.

Their proposal is based on leveraging the Ontario Line at both ends, connecting the Don River Valley to the Lake Ontario Waterfront in a way that links these two major natural features. It will revitalize Ontario Place, would help get affordable housing built and enhance the Ontario Science Centre instead of destroying it.

Full proposal on OP4A website:

Advance Vote Locations To Elect A New Mayor Of Toronto – June 8-13

You can VOTE between June 8 and 13 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at one of these two advance voting locations in Parkdale–High Park Ward: Masaryk-Cowan Community Recreation Centre – 220 Cowan Ave. or Annette Community Recreation Centre – 333 Annette St.

You can visit MY VOTE ( to see if you are on the voters’ list or to register to vote. You can also bring one piece of identification (ID) showing your name and qualifying Toronto address.

Voting is your democratic right. Please use it.

New Public Space at the Dowling Avenue Bridge

The new public space is a small area that can accommodate some passive activities and provide improved access to the bridge from the existing sidewalk. Design options for the new public space developed to date accommodate opportunities for: 

·       Seating, lookouts and rest areas

·       Plantings and naturalized features

·       Cycling amenities including bike parking and a bike repair station

·       Enhanced features such as special lighting and paving materials

Public feedback, technical considerations and City policies and guidelines will be considered in City staff recommendations and City Council decisions.

Learn More and Provide Your Feedback

·       View project information on the website:

·       Complete an online survey (SURVEY HERE) or request a printed copy

·       Submit comments by email, mail or phone

·       Comment deadline: June 14, 2023

Meeting re Development Proposed at 1229 Queen W. – June 7

Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre is proposing to build affordable, supportive housing on site of the Parkdale Health Centre, 1229 Queen St West (SE corner Queen W. and Gwynne Ave.).

An open house information session to share plans for proposed housing at 1229 Queen St West and to hear feedback on the initial concept plans will take place on:

Date: Wednesday, June 7th, 2023 
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (drop by anytime!) 
Location: 1229 Queen Street West (Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre)

Councillor Perks and City Planning staff will be in attendance.

Exhibition Place Community Meeting – June 7

Exhibition Place is holding an in-person Community Liaison Consultation Meeting on Wednesday, June 7th, from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Enercare Centre – StudioEX. Many things are happening on the Exhibition Place grounds as we continue to move away from Covid restrictions. This is your opportunity to receive updated information about the grounds, events and comment regards these 192 acres directly South of our community.

We have received no Agenda for the meeting as of this posting.

Things to ask about:

  1. Updates on Phase 2 Hotel X and the Ontario Subway Line
  2. Updates on the Garden of the Greek Gods, Bandshell Park and Centennial Park
  3. What progress has been made on the design and execution of the Festival Plaza
  4. Update on BMO Stadium expansion in preparation for the FIFA Games in 2026
  5. Update on the 2022-2026 Strategic Plan (animating the site 365-days per year)