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 email@example.com.
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.
Our provincially elected MPP for Parkdale–High Park, Bhutila Karpoche, is holding a virtual town hall meeting.
Our healthcare system is under strain. ER visits are characterized by long wait times, ICUs are at capacity, critical surgeries are being delayed and healthcare workers stretched beyond capacity. Join in a conversation about the latest updates on health care, the government’s plans to privatize, best practices to mitigate the crisis and answer any questions you may have.
Parkdale Spooky Night Market - FREE ADMISSIONSaturday, October 29 between 2 PM - 11 PM Queen West between Triller and Sorauren and at 1668 Queen St. West lotBarket Market (For Dogs and their Hoomans)
At Parkdale Hall 12 PM - 5 PM
Bring your pets dressed-up to win costume prizes.
Bring the kids to tric-or-treat from vendors!
Also, we really encourage local residents to also participate if they want—yard sales, cottage industries, artists etc. Spots for non-packaged food vendors are free. Please fill out this FORM.
Organized by Pinay Tayo and The Queen’s End Neighbourhood.
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.