Heritage Toronto Walks

Posted on April 28, 2011

Heritage Toronto launches its 17th season of free walking tours of the city this weekend.

In case you haven’t been acquainted with their walks program: Heritage Toronto partners with local community groups, volunteers and museums to host walks throughout all corners of the city. The walks tell the stories of the people, places and events that have shaped our city.

All walks are free to Torontonians and visitors alike and no reservations are required.

The spring schedule of walks has now been posted on Heritage Toronto’s website. The summer schedule will be posted in late June:

http://www.heritagetoronto.org/discover-toronto/walk/month

See brochure for reference.

 

 

Jane's Walk: Parkdale Community Walk

Posted on April 28, 2011

Jane’s Walk is the street-level celebration of Jane Jacobs’ legacy that combines the simple act of walking with personal observations, urban history and local lore as a means of knitting people together into strong and resourceful communities. Jane’s Walk seeks to increase resident engagement in planning processes by connecting residents with others who share concerns and hopes for their communities. It also aids in the process of getting people out of their cars and onto the sidewalks for the basic tasks of daily life, shopping, schools and work.

On May 7th at 11:00 a.m., a community walk will be guided by Parkdale youth to show case the community organizations located in Parkdale core neighbourhood, from Dufferin and Queen to Roncesvalles and Queen. In this walk, we will get to know 21 community organizations right here in this small area of Parkdale, from community centres to a health clinic to a settlement organization to a community garden and more! Some of the agencies we will tour include Parkdale Community Health Centre, Parkdale Intercultural Association, Parkdale Community Legal Clinic, St. Christopher House, PARC, Kababayan Community Centre, Masaryk-Cowan and Parkdale Community Recreation Centres, Holy Family Community Centre, Parkdale Public Library and more.

Starting at the Globe Landmark on the South East Corner of Queen St. And Cowan Ave., we will start off by introducing the Parkdale library branch and then walk in the diverse neighbourhood of Parkdale. The goal of this walk is to invite everyone from Toronto to come explore this area of Parkdale and for the residents of Parkdale to familiarize themselves with our community organizations within walking distance. The highlight of this walk is that youth from Parkdale will be your tour guides! Parkdale Community Walk will conclude at the Parkdale HOPE Community Garden and the Youth Community Garden with light refreshments and a round of debrief.

http://janeswalk.net/walks/view/parkdale_community_walk/

Janes Walk Color Poster web

 

Jane’s Walk: Parkdale Community Walk

Posted on April 28, 2011

Jane’s Walk is the street-level celebration of Jane Jacobs’ legacy that combines the simple act of walking with personal observations, urban history and local lore as a means of knitting people together into strong and resourceful communities. Jane’s Walk seeks to increase resident engagement in planning processes by connecting residents with others who share concerns and hopes for their communities. It also aids in the process of getting people out of their cars and onto the sidewalks for the basic tasks of daily life, shopping, schools and work.

On May 7th at 11:00 a.m., a community walk will be guided by Parkdale youth to show case the community organizations located in Parkdale core neighbourhood, from Dufferin and Queen to Roncesvalles and Queen. In this walk, we will get to know 21 community organizations right here in this small area of Parkdale, from community centres to a health clinic to a settlement organization to a community garden and more! Some of the agencies we will tour include Parkdale Community Health Centre, Parkdale Intercultural Association, Parkdale Community Legal Clinic, St. Christopher House, PARC, Kababayan Community Centre, Masaryk-Cowan and Parkdale Community Recreation Centres, Holy Family Community Centre, Parkdale Public Library and more.

Starting at the Globe Landmark on the South East Corner of Queen St. And Cowan Ave., we will start off by introducing the Parkdale library branch and then walk in the diverse neighbourhood of Parkdale. The goal of this walk is to invite everyone from Toronto to come explore this area of Parkdale and for the residents of Parkdale to familiarize themselves with our community organizations within walking distance. The highlight of this walk is that youth from Parkdale will be your tour guides! Parkdale Community Walk will conclude at the Parkdale HOPE Community Garden and the Youth Community Garden with light refreshments and a round of debrief.

http://janeswalk.net/walks/view/parkdale_community_walk/

Janes Walk Color Poster web

 

Bloor Street West Closure

Posted on April 28, 2011

Bloor St. W. will be closed between Dundas St. W. and Perth Ave. from Saturday, April 30 at 5 a.m. to Monday, May 2 at 5 a.m.

The closure is necessary to install a new bridge span for the Bloor St. W. bridge. This work is part of the Georgetown South Project transit expansion. Construction update

 

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