Over the past 15 years, the population around Exhibition Place (in Parkdale, Liberty Village, Niagara, Fort York, City Place, Bathurst Quay, Wellington Place) has increased by over 125,000 people. They/we need green space for our physical, mental, and social well-being. The Parkdale Residents Association and the West Side Community Council (13 local RAs) have requested, for the past number of years, local representation on the Board of Exhibition Place from the local catchment area. Sign our petition: https://chng.it/ymqSHxCj
Exhibition Place is an iconic City landmark serving as Canada’s largest entertainment venue, a major convention centre, an urban parkland enjoyed by locals and other Toronto’s residents and visitors and a multi-faceted professional sports destination. Pre-pandemic attracting over 5.5 million visitors a year. We believe this 192-acre piece of City-owned land would be better served by having local representation on its Board.
Dear Neighbours, Canada Post has decided to close operations at 1117 Queen Street West (Postal Station C) and sell the building to the highest bidder. We believe the building should stay in public hands, for public use. It should not be sold and used only for private interests. The building has served the public since 1902! A group of local WQW residents have called upon the Federal Government to immediately halt the sale of 1117 Queen Street West and they ask that you join them in this effort! If you wish to show your support please sign their petition, here: http://chng.it/gVY9ffy2TK
They also, invite you to join them for a rally to save 1117 Queen Street West on
Ron Jenkins waterfront advocate and sailor speaks on the Toronto Island Airport and its alternative histories. In its history on the Island, the airport land could have become many things and still can.
Councillor Perks and Park Staff held a virtual meeting this past Novmeber to discuss proposed designs for the planned park improvements to Melbourne Avenue Parkette (located near King St W and Dufferin St). Staff shared different design options and gathered community feedback to finalize a design. The following is the final design:
These guided walking tours of the Exhibition Place grounds is led by Bruce Van Dieten, a member of the local community, and will touch on various architectural and historical highlights of the site. Tours will begin at the Princes’ Gates.
Many financial incentives are now available to help pay the up-front costs of a home renovation or a new electric vehicle — and HVRA’s NetZero Committee wants to help you decide what will work best for you.
In this June 1st webinar, Ariana Foyle, an expert in the City’s BetterHomesTO program, will cover:
· How to access government rebates, grants and loans for home improvements
· Subsidies available for purchasing electric vehicles (new and used)
· Q&A to address the specific concerns of audience members
Growing things on your balcony or in your backyard garden may end up being one of the few guaranteed pleasures during a long 2021 pandemic summer. For both long-time gardeners and new Covid-era hobbyists, D’Loraine Miranda at Toronto Life has curated a fun list of insider tips and shops devoted to backyard/balcony gardens this summer. https://torontolife.com/…/ten-ways-to-up-your…/
Food Up Front, a Transition Toronto project believes that growing local food is one way to mitigate the climate crisis by reducing food miles and our dependence on international agribusiness. They deliver seeds to people at no cost around the GTA. They are currently taking orders and looking for volunteers to deliver them. Visit their website to find out more about them and complete the relevant forms to either volunteer and/or order seeds. Orders can be made up to May 31. https://www.transitiontoronto.org/food-up-frontFood