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
Exhibition Place is holding a virtualCommunity Liaison Consultation Meeting via Zoom on Thursday, March 24, from 6:00-8:00 PM. There are lots of things happening on the Exhibition Place grounds as we move away from Covid restrictions. This is your opportunity to receive updated information and comment regards these 192 acres directly South of our community. One strong interest for local residents in the catchment area around Exhibition Place would make the site more successful by animating the site 365-days per year and not focusing just on live events.
Join Councillor Perks on Tuesday, March 1st at 6:00 PM for a virtual/telephone information session for seniors and their caregivers!
In collaboration with the City of Toronto Senior Services & Long-Term Care Division, Councillor Perks will be hosting a webinar to provide seniors and caregivers information on services available in Ward 4 and across the City. Learn about dental care for low-income seniors, deferring your property taxes, HomeShare (student tenant) program, food access programs, caregiver supports, and much more! This event is open to any interested individuals!
Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) is asking for public input and review of a proposal in order to make recommendations on an application by Hullmark Developments Ltd for 340-376R Dufferin St. and 2 Melbourne Ave. to change the range of permitted employment uses on the site.
We are extremely concerned to hear of at least the third major fire on Laxton Avenue in Parkdale within a 1 year period.
Laxton Avenue is a small street — approximately 210 meters long — south of Queen St. W. that runs east-west between Dowling Avenue and Jameson Avenue. There is a mix of houses on the street and low-to-mid rise apartment buildings.
In May 2021, there was a fire at the rooming house at 9 Laxton Avenue. Then on 2 December 2021, there was a fire at the Native Family Services residence at the northeast corner of Laxton Avenue and Dowling Avenue. Now, last night (17 January 2022), there was a fire at 4 Laxton Avenue. This is concerning for such a small street.
There have also been several major fires elsewhere in Parkdale, including the January 2021 fire which displaced 12 men from a rooming house at 24 Callender Street; several apartment building fires on and near Jameson Avenue; and a significant fire at the southwest corner of Dowling Avenue and King Street West in December 2019.
What is being done in terms of promoting fire prevention and fire safety in Parkdale?
City Council approved to lease the site at 11 Brock Ave. (at Noble St.) to a non-profit housing provider, yet to be determined, to develop and operate 40 affordable and supportive rental homes in a new 4-storey building.
The City and CreateTO have done additional due-diligence work on the site and they are now ready to proceed with the demolition of the existing building. Site activity will begin including construction crew and equipment on-site and installation of fencing mid-January.
On Tuesday, January 18 at 7:00 pm Councillor Perks will be hosting a virtualTown Hall on the 2022 Budget. He will be going over what is proposed, what is not, and how you can be involved. To register, please visit: https://bit.ly/Budgettownhall
As 2021 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 wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy 2022. 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.
We wanted to share with you some of our highlights from 2021 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.