Parkdale Ghost Walk – Oct. 29 & 30

MURDER & MAYHEM – A Parkdale Ghost Walk.

Sat. Oct. 29 and Sun. Oct. 30 at 4:00 PM (meet at SW corner of Queen and Brock).

Presented by the Sunnyside Historical Society with dramatic skits and true stories! Audience participation is encouraged! Dress for the occasion.

Want a role in a historic skit – email Meg:

Mature subject matter. Bring pre-teens at your discretion.

Receive a free gift card! Suggested donation of $10 or Pay What You Can.

Parkdale Queen “Spooky” Night Market – Oct. 29

Parkdale Spooky Night Market - FREE ADMISSION
Saturday, October 29 between 2 PM - 11 PM 
Queen West between Triller and Sorauren and at 1668 Queen St. West lot 

Barket 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.

Vote Compass and ArtsVote

Today is the last day for advance voting. The polling station at the Masaryk-Cowan Community Recreation Centre at 220 Cowan Ave. closes at 7 PM. Your other opportunity is on October 24 at 1499 Queen St. West. Bring your voter card and identification that has your address.

Here are two interesting sites:

Find out how your views align with each of the candidates.  Use the Toronto Star’s Vote Compass.

Check out the ArtsVote 2022 Report Card for candidates for the upcoming municipal election. ArtsVote aims to provide an overview of the candidates and their understanding of the issues facing the arts community.

Candidates for Toronto District School Board Trustees in Parkdale

This upcoming October 24th municipal election besides electing a Mayor and City Councillors includes electing school board Trustees for Public – English & French and Catholic – English & French.

These four positions cover different geographic areas. Here are the candidates in the Wards that encompass Parkdale. The list below includes all the candidates names (in alphabetical order) running with their contact information – not all candidates included their contact information on the List of Certified Candidates for Trustee:

Toronto District School Board Ward 7 (Public)

Dhami, Paul
Francis, Theresa –
Graham, Christina
Gural, Roxanne –
King, Debbie –
Michaels, Chris –
Severn, Christopher
Tarade, Daniel

Toronto Catholic District School Board Ward 4

Davis, Jo-Ann –
Lubinski, Teresa –
Poplawski, Barbara –

Conseil scolaire Viamonde Ward 4 – Ouest (Publique)

Oger, Geneviève –

Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir Ward 3 – Toronto Ouest

Dufour Séguin, Nathalie

Parkdale Municipal All Candidates Event – Oct. 12

Come Meet and Speak to the Parkdale–High Park Six Candidates running for Toronto City Council

The meeting is at 201 Cowan Ave. (Epiphany & St. Mark Church).

Doors open at 6:00 PM and event starts at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

If you cannot attend, the event will be live-streamed on the Parkdale Residents Assoc. Facebook page starting at 6:30 PM.

Sponsors: Parkdale Resident Association, Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre, Parkdale Peoples’ Economy, Epiphany and St. Mark Church

Dropping ‘Parkdale’ from Electoral District Name

Elections Canada is reviewing changes in our electoral district. This includes an area expansion and name change. The recommendation is to change the name to Taiaiako’n—High Park. There is a major concern for us Parkdalians with the removal of Parkdale. The PRA preference would be to keep Parkdale in our riding name – by making it Taiaiako’n – Parkdale – High Park.

Our provincial MPP Bhutila Karpoche is proposing a virtual meeting – Bhutila would explain the Commission’s proposed name change and lead a conversation on the significance of “Parkdale” as part of our riding name. She will also go over how you can submit feedback to the Commission should you wish to. Any thoughts or feedback you have would also be more than welcome.

The meeting will be held over Zoom on Tuesday, September 20, from 1:00 – 1:30 PM. RSVP to

Roncesvalles Polish Festival – Sept. 17-18

It’s been a long 2 years since we were able to gather together to celebrate the Roncesvalles Polish Festival and the unique heritage of this neighbourhood.

Building on the long history of the Polish Festival, that will include fan favourites, like Polka and pierogis, together with a renewed focus to celebrate a broader range of local artists, musicians and, of course, food.

Well-known as one of Toronto’s most vibrant, unique, and creative communities, attendees will find a fantastic variety of global cuisines from local eateries, as well as performances by talented local artists and musicians, including Indigenous programming and family-friendly activities.

Whether it’s your 1st or your 15th, welcome to Roncesvalles Polish Festival!

Development Application – 2 Melbourne Ave. & 340-376R Dufferin St.

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).

Here is a link to the Application Materials for this development. We suggest that you start with the “Planning Rationale document to give you a bit of history and rationale for what is being proposed.

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.

Parkdale Queen Night Market – Aug. 27th

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 PMFREE 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: