The Parkdale Residents Association (PRA) is now seeking new members from within Parkdale to lend their voices to issues impacting all neighbourhood residents.
Community outreach and support
Respecting culture and diversity
Sustainable and considerate development
Local governance and the future of Parkdale
For more information and to register interest, please see parkdale.to or firstname.lastname@example.org. Join monthly public meetings and events. All neighbours are welcome, no previous Association experience is required!
We wanted to share with you some of our highlights that the PRA is involved with that help build community…
Parkdale Hub Project (Queen W. & Cowan), West Queen West Area Study (Bathurst to Roncy), Parkdale Main Street Heritage Conservation 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, Garden Suites, greening Parkdale, affordable housing.
Exhibition Place is holding a virtualCommunity Liaison Consultation Meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, November 29th, from 6:00-8:00 PM. Many things are happening on the Exhibition Place grounds as we continue to move away from Covid restrictions. This is your opportunity to receive updated information and comment regards these 192 acres directly South of our community.
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.
Read what 5 former Mayors of Toronto have to say to our current Mayor John Tory.
In the letter, the former mayor’s say “We are appalled at this attack on one of the essential tenets of our local democracy and a fundamental democratic mechanism: majority rule. We are fearful of the real substantive risks this change would pose for our City. The principle of majority rule has always been and must continue to be how Council conducts the public’s business.”You can read their full letter below.
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair takes place every November at the Exhibition Place grounds. Come celebrate the best in agriculture, local food, and equestrian competitions from across the country. https://www.royalfair.org/
The Royal is Canada’s premier showcase for excellence in livestock, crops and food. It’s your chance to see up close chickens, sheep, cows, horses, pigs, etc. How about Square Dancing, Butter Sculpture, bareback riders, Indigenous cultures and peoples of this province.
You are invited by Parkdale–High Park federal MP Arif Virani to a Town Hall event examining the role of Nuclear Energy on the path to Net Zero emissions.
On November 7th, join Dr Chris Keefer, President of Canadians for Nuclear Energy, and our Federal MP will discuss the role of nuclear energy on the path to net-zero emissions.
Can nuclear energy secure a path to net zero? While some energy companies and governments have recently announced plans to phase out their use of nuclear power, others are looking at nuclear power as a tool to mitigate the rising cost of oil and gas and to reinforce their energy security.
Date: Monday, November 7th Time: 7:00 PM Location: Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church (250 Dunn Avenue)
This is an in-person event, please RSVP on Eventbrite as space is limited.
An application notice has been submitted to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-law to convert this site from a Neighbourhood (4-stories) to a Mix-Use development (consisting of 25 and 21-storey towers).
More detailed information on this development is available by contacting the City Planner, Doris Ho, at (416)338-1264 or Doris.Ho@toronto.ca. Quote Application Number: 22 198105 STE 04 OZ.
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.
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.