SMALL WAVES YOUNG MINDS – Youth Summer Program (ages 7 to 15)
The ultimate youth paddling program in the heart of Parkdale. Youth will be introduced t a variety of paddle crafts including Outrigger Canoe, Kayak, and Stand Up Paddle Board. They will be taught foundational paddling skills and boat control for each craft. They will have the best instructor to participant ratio of 1:6.
Program Schedule (July 5 to Sept. 30 Outrigger Canoe & Fitness Program – Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 AM to 12:30 PM Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Board – Tuesday & Thursday: 9 AM to 12:30 PM All equipment including life jackets will be provided and sanitized before and after each use.
Pandemic Protocols: • All paddlers (including youths) will need to submit a covid assessment form 72hrs prior to their first session • Sanitation stations will be provided at the compound • A distance of 2 meters must be maintained between each paddler. • All paddlers will be required to wear masks in the compound and within the vicinity of the compound until they are on the water.
There is a development application to replace the residential housing at 2-24 Temple Ave. with a 16-storey residential complex. The application to the City mentions the proposed development will comprise 273 residential (condo) units inclusive of 22 rental replacement units. There is no retail at ground level. You can find out more about the development HERE
Beginning February 12, 2021, work crews will begin advanced preparation work on The Queensway and KQQR intersection, ahead of the closure of the KQQR intersection scheduled for March 31, 2021.
The City of Toronto and TTC have coordinated various infrastructure upgrades in the area of King Street West, Queen Street West, The Queensway and Roncesvalles Avenue (KQQR). This includes the intersection at KQQR and roadway on The Queensway from Parkside Drive to Roncesvalles Avenue, as well as Roncesvalles Avenue from Queen Street West to Dundas Street West and rehabilitation of the Parkside Drive bridge.
The Executive from your Parkdale Residents Association wishes you and your loved ones a safe and happy New Year.
If you are passionate about your community – JOIN the PRA Executive. Here are some of the things the PRA is currently involved in: Parkdale Hub Project, West Queen West Area Study (Bathurst to Roncy), Parkdale Heritage District Study, Exhibition Place Master Plan, Ontario Place, greening Parkdale, affordable housing.
Ontario Place for All (OP4All) wants to thank all its members and supporters for the important victory they won yesterday – the Ontario government’s announcement that there is not going to be any wholesale destruction of Ontario Place.
Thousands of you joined OP4All in demanding the government preserve Ontario Place’s unique heritage landscape, including the Cinesphere, the Pods, Trillium Park and the William G. Davis Trail.
The Ontario government needs to recognize that Ontario Place is an essential public space and that there needs to be meaningful public engagement in determining its future. Read more HERE.
The Parkdale Residents Association is proud to be a member supporter of OP4All.
The West End Winter Market start tomorrow and will be hosted on private property at 23 Noble St. (rear of Club OV’s), following all social distancing regulations. The event was reviewed by the City’s special event division in taking all COVID-19 precautions; so all you’ll have to worry about is dressing warm and reserving a spot.
Travel through their Christmas tree maze and experience all of your sharable moments and activities, all designed to stoke the flames of your holiday spirit.
Book a reservation at their socially distanced food-court and safely dine from a selection of Toronto’s finest vendors of the sweet and savoury. From hot chocolate for the kids to mulled wine for the adults, there’s something for everyone.
Put your marshmallow roasting skills to the test with their s’mores fire and enjoy the sights and smells of a Christmas forest.
Click HERE for more information and to make a reservation.
Exhibition Place is probably the safest location in the city for people to use. The wide boulevards, expansive parking lots and green spaces make it the ideal location for citizens to exercise, walk and ride.
Exhibition Place is at the southern doorstep of Parkdale. Over the last number of years, the Parkdale Residents Association along with 11 other area Resident/Community Associations (www.westsidecc.ca) has been pushing the City of Toronto, local Councillors and Exhibition Place to consider area residents in its on-going and future plans.
Finally, in spite of, or because of, the pandemic, opportunities are opening for improved safe and comfortable access to the Exhibition grounds:
• A series of self-guided walks on the grounds of Ex Place.
• A snow management plan for this winter which will include enhanced maintenance of pathways.
• Opening the washrooms at the Horse Palace Building from 8 AM to 5 PM, 7 days a week with regular cleaning and open to the public.
Please take advantage of this great outdoor space and we’ll try to keep you posted of any changes that might occur.