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 email@example.com 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.
This is a City-led meeting presenting the development proposal for 340-376R Dufferin St. and 2 Melbourne Ave. to the local community for the opportunity to answer questions and take feedback. Councillor Perks and City Planning staff will be attending.
Hallmark Sun Life has submitted a development application for 340-376R Dufferin St. and 2 Melbourne Ave. Their proposal plans for 4 towers ranging in height from two mid-rise buildings (6 and 11-storeys) and two tall buildings (21 and 25 storeys) above a series of linked base buildings that are configured around a courtyard and privately-owned publicly-accessible open space (POPS).
We would like to bring to your attention that looking to the West the development is moving into a well-established historically mature neighbourhood of low-rise housing – Parkdale. To the East of the development are historically industrial lands following the rail tracks. Lands along the rail line have traditionally been zoned industrial and rezoned to mixed-use (i.e. commercial on the ground floor and residential above). The tall towers in this proposal look to the East for reference and validation and tend to skew the conversation. Community benefits need to be more fully discussed.
On Thursday, January 12 at 6:00 PM Councillor Perks will be hosting a virtualTown Hall on the 2023 City Budget. He will be going over what is proposed, what is not, and how you can be involved to have your voice heard. To register, please visit https://bit.ly/Budgettownhall.
The 2023 budget will be launched on January 10 at the City’s Budget Committee. The agenda for the committee will be available here and can be viewed live here.
More information on the City’s budget process will be available here.
As 2022 comes to an end, we want to thank you so much for supporting your community. This New Year’s Eve, the Executive from your Parkdale Residents Association wishes you and your loved ones a safe and happy 2023. May it be a wonderful year for you.
We encourage you to give back to the community in any way that you can – whether it is donating non-perishable goods, volunteering in the community, or doing a good deed.
The Parkdale Residents Association (PRA) is now seeking new members from within Parkdale to lend their voices to issues impacting all neighbourhood residents. If you are a renter or owner living in Parkdale we would like to hear from you. For more information and to register interest, please firstname.lastname@example.org.
We wanted to share with you some of our highlights from 2022 that help build community…
Parkdale Hub Project (Queen W. & Cowan), West Queen West Area Study (Bathurst to Roncy), Parkdale Main Street Heritage District Study, new condo/rental developments along Queen West, King-Queen-Queensway-Roncesvalles (KQQR) intersection construction, Wabash Community Rec Centre development (Sorauren Park), Exhibition Place Master Plan, Ontario Place re-development, Laneway housing, greening Parkdale, affordable housing.
PARKDALE’s first community night market! Along the sidewalk stretch from Roncesvalles Ave. to Triller Ave. – including the outdoor lot at 1668 Queen Street West from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM – FREE ADMISSION
Parkdale Queen Night Market is the first community night market. An event to highlight and celebrate the diversity and inclusivity of the Parkdale neighbourhood and local businesses.
Enjoy the night with PARKDALE’s finest food, arts and live music. Over 100 + Parkdale local businesses to support, live music, food, drinks, fire dance show, free photobooth, free face paint, live print screen, food demo, and other table games activities. Event program here:https://www.blogto.com/events/parkdale-queen-night-market-toronto/
Exhibition Place has scheduled a Community Meeting to discuss the Centennial Park re-design.
Date: Wednesday, August 10th, 2022 Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm To join the meeting via your computer, use the link below. Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 459 831 2282 Passcode: 32929 Dial in number: 647-558-0588 Please keep your microphone muted during the meeting until the floor is opened for questions.
Meeting Program: Welcome and introductions – Kevin Seow – Chief People and Strategy Officer – Exhibition Place Centennial Square Design Presentation – Presented by Paul Marsala and Shadi Gilani from Studio Tla. Community Consultation/ Feedback – Facilitated by Kelvin Seow Exhibition Place
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.