*Reminder* Voices of Parkdale

Posted on May 2, 2012

 


Just a reminder to come out tonight and learn more about some of the great programs happening in Ward 14.

Voices of Parkdale


When: Tuesday May 8, 7 pm

Admission: Free

Where: Parkdale Project Read, 1209 King Street West

 

“Voices of Parkdale is a creative partnership between the adult literacy programs at Parkdale Project Read, Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre, and the youth program, Literacy Through Hip Hop. The evening will feature spoken word performances, poems and stories about freedom, justice, community and the love of literacy. Ten artists will share poems and stories they developed in the three aforementioned literacy programs. The artists represent a diverse group of Parkdale residents – including women, First Nations, seniors, men and women who identify as consumer/survivors of the psychiatric system, people with various abilities and women of colour.

This event is co-sponsored by Parkdale Project Read, Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre and Literacy Through Hip Hop.”

 

For more information Click:

Mayworks Festival

Parkdale Project Read

Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre

Literacy Through Hip Hop

 

 

"Parkdale, Who Knew?" Photography Festival

Posted on May 2, 2012

 

The students of Parkdale Collegiate Institute present the photographic results of their exploration of Parkdale and mentorship with Jonathan Groeneweg, Artist, throughout various locations in Parkdale in the month of May

 


 

“Students at Parkdale Collegiate Institute have been working under the mentorship of artist Jonathan Groeneweg, a master’s student in documentary media, to create photo-documentary works in response to the theme “Parkdale, Who Knew?”for the Parkdale Village BIA. Their results will be explored and presented in four locations throughout the Parkdale neighbourhood – at eco-boutique Chartreuse Style (1692 Queen West), Poor John’s Cafe (1610 Queen West), Brown Sugar Bakery (1374 Queen West) and The Boreal Gelato Company (1312 Queen West) as part of the city-wide Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

“Parkdale, Who Knew?”will be a foray into the hidden treasures of Parkdale Village before it was annexed by the City of Toronto in 1889. Take a journey with the students as they discover the Parkdale of yesteryear and reflections of what it is today.

In addition to the PVBIA-presented “Parkdale, Who Knew?”there will be several CONTACT exhibitions throughout Parkdale, including “Acts of Exposure”at Gallery 1313 (1313 Queen West) throughout May.

Join in on Thursday, May 3rd, for the Opening Reception of “Parkdale, Who Knew?”from 7 – 10 pm at Boreal Gelato (1312 Queen West) to kick off the exhibit, celebrate the student’s achievements and enjoy some wine and snacks.”

 

To learn more about the festival or the great folks at the Parkdale Village BIA please see: PVBIA

 

 

“Parkdale, Who Knew?” Photography Festival

Posted on May 2, 2012

 

The students of Parkdale Collegiate Institute present the photographic results of their exploration of Parkdale and mentorship with Jonathan Groeneweg, Artist, throughout various locations in Parkdale in the month of May

 


 

“Students at Parkdale Collegiate Institute have been working under the mentorship of artist Jonathan Groeneweg, a master’s student in documentary media, to create photo-documentary works in response to the theme “Parkdale, Who Knew?”for the Parkdale Village BIA. Their results will be explored and presented in four locations throughout the Parkdale neighbourhood – at eco-boutique Chartreuse Style (1692 Queen West), Poor John’s Cafe (1610 Queen West), Brown Sugar Bakery (1374 Queen West) and The Boreal Gelato Company (1312 Queen West) as part of the city-wide Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

“Parkdale, Who Knew?”will be a foray into the hidden treasures of Parkdale Village before it was annexed by the City of Toronto in 1889. Take a journey with the students as they discover the Parkdale of yesteryear and reflections of what it is today.

In addition to the PVBIA-presented “Parkdale, Who Knew?”there will be several CONTACT exhibitions throughout Parkdale, including “Acts of Exposure”at Gallery 1313 (1313 Queen West) throughout May.

Join in on Thursday, May 3rd, for the Opening Reception of “Parkdale, Who Knew?”from 7 – 10 pm at Boreal Gelato (1312 Queen West) to kick off the exhibit, celebrate the student’s achievements and enjoy some wine and snacks.”

 

To learn more about the festival or the great folks at the Parkdale Village BIA please see: PVBIA

 

 

Doors Open Toronto 2012 – May 26 and 27

Posted on May 2, 2012

 

The City of Toronto is proud to present the annual Doors Open Toronto — one weekend, once a year — when close to 150 buildings of architectural, historic, cultural and social significance open their doors to the public for a city-wide celebration.

The program allows visitors free access to properties that are either not usually open to the public, or would normally charge an entrance fee. Many locations have organized guided tours, displays and activities to enrich the visitor experience.

 

200 Years of Building Our City : As the city commemorates the War of 1812 Bicentennial, Doors Open Toronto 2012 looks back over the past 200 years to reveal the fascinating personalities who shaped Toronto’s architecture and history. More than 135 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings will open their doors for the weekend and highlight the people who built our city. All for free!

 

This years Doors Open Toronto will take place on May 26th and May 27th.  To Find out more information and locations please see: 2012 Door Open Toronto

 

Here is are a few of the amazing spots in Ward 14 (or just outside our boundary) that will be open to the public this year!  Click the links for more information.

 

 

Locations in Ward 14:

Emmanuel-Howard Park United Church – More Information

Riwoche Tibetan Buddhist Temple of Toronto – More Information

TTC Roncesvalles Carhouse/Division – More Information

Toronto Public Library – High Park Branch – More Information

St. Vincent de Paul Church – More Information

Revue Cinema – More Information

 

*** While not on the official Open Doors Toronto list, a past Parkdale venue, Gallery 1313 (1313 Queen Street West), has mounted architecture-inspired exhibition, titled Building Art, this month including during the Doors Open weekend: More Information

Locations Near Ward 14:

Colborne Lodge Museum – More Information

Scadding Cabin – More Information

Toronto West Masonic Temple – More Information

 


The Future and History Of Boulevard Trees

Posted on May 2, 2012

 

 

While this event is outside Ward 14, it may be of interest to you….

 

“Join us on a trip back through time, to a day and age when boulevard trees were nothing but an idea. Explore the deep rooted reasons why we need trees in our cities and what we need to be able to plant them properly. Learn where, who and why trees were first planted in cities and the challenges of planting them today.”

Thursday, May 17, 2012 – 7:00p.m. – 8:30p.m.
Cost: FREE
North York Civic Center, 5100 Yonge St.

Presenter: Peter Simon architect, urban forest specialist

 

For more information please see: LEAF

Can-Bike Courses, Learn to Ride and Can-Bike Summer Camp

Posted on May 2, 2012

 

 

Want to learn to ride defensively and share the road safely with cars, trucks & buses.

Can-bike Level 1 teaches you traffic theory, and how to be visible to drivers and to communicate with them. Guided practice riding on residential streets will increase your confidence on the road.

Can-bike Level 2 teaches you advanced bike handling skills, how to avoid hazards and how to ride through challenging situations. Guided practice riding on major roads will increase your confidence to ride in heavy traffic. You will be awarded nationally-recognized certification upon successful completion of this course.

Kids Can-bike 1 provides the same learning outcomes as Can-bike 1 for adults, but is taught using age-appropriate context and language. Children must be 9 years or older, and must ride with confidence.

 

For more information please see: Can-Bike Courses

 

 

Learn to Ride – Introductory For first time riders – all ages 10 years to 100! A six-hour course taught over 3 weeks, you will learn to Balance & Coast, Pedal & Steer, Stop & Go safely. All family members can learn at the same time in this introductory course.

Learn to Ride – Child & Caregiver for Children 6 years+ who need support riding A program where the adult caregiver is taught how to support the child rider while the child learns some basic skills.The Caregiver must be able to walk along beside the child riding on the bicycle. Shoes that have traction and laces are recommended. Note: Mitchell Field program is 3 group lessons. All others are single 2-hour clinics.

Adult Learn to Ride Clinics – Level 1 & 2 for adults and older adults who have previous experience riding a bicycle. A 2-hour clinic to provide improved skill and confidence levels to adults who have basic riding skills. Level 1 focuses on balancing, stopping & starting, turning safely. Level 2 focuses on bike handling skills, turning, riding with one hand, changing gears. This course is taught at a ratio of 1 instructor to 3 students.

 

For more information please see: Can-Bike Learn To Ride

 

 

 

Summer Camp – Enjoy all the camp activities you love (swimming, sports, crafts, games) and get around on your bike. During this 2-week camp, you will be taught traffic theory, how to be visible & communicate with drivers, how to avoid hazards, and enhance your bike handling skills. Can-bike Level 1 will be awarded.

 

For more information please see: Can Bike Summer Camp

 

 

 

TDSB Budget Meeting

Posted on May 2, 2012

 

 

 

 

The TDSB Budget Consultation meeting on Tuesday, May 22, 2012.  The meeting will be from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Western Tech Auditorium (125 Evelyn Cres).

There will be a presentation by Vidyia Rego, Chief Financial Officer and an opportunity for Questions and Comments after the presentation.

This meeting is open to the general public. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Parkdale-High Park TDSB Trustee Irene Atkinson at: Trustee Irene Atkinson


Roncesvalles "One of Canada's Finest Neighbourhoods"

Posted on May 2, 2012

 

 

 

We have had another great article written about one of our Ward 14 neighbourhoods.  Take a minute and check out a wonderful article at: Roncesvalles – One Of Canadas Finest Neighbourhoods

Roncesvalles “One of Canada’s Finest Neighbourhoods”

Posted on May 2, 2012

 

 

 

We have had another great article written about one of our Ward 14 neighbourhoods.  Take a minute and check out a wonderful article at: Roncesvalles – One Of Canadas Finest Neighbourhoods

Zumba Fundraiser to Save High Park Zoo

Posted on May 2, 2012

 

 

There is another great fundraiser this weekend to save the High Park Zoo

(which has been around for over 112 years).

 
 
“JOIN US and ZUMBA with us to Save it!

WHEN: Saturday, May 5th. 11-12pm
WHERE: Gotta Dance. 3581 Dundas st W
Suggested donation: $12

– Raffle to win free Zumba classes
– Just added to the price a FREE Groove Dance Class”

 

For more information on the High Park Zoo, to make a donation, or to volunteer please visit: Friends of High Park Zoo

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