High Park Native Plant Sale

Posted on May 17, 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 11 am – 2 pm
In front of the High Park Greenhouse (south of Grenadier Restaurant, off of Centre Road)
Use native plants in your garden and help native species thrive! This plant sale supports the work of the High Park Volunteer Stewards and native plant restoration in High Park. It will take place in front of the Greenhouse (middle of High Park) from 11 am to 2 pm (see the map at https://www.highparknature.org/wiki/uploads/Maps/Map_Sale.jpg).


Cash only. Parking is very limited at the Grenadier Restaurant, so please use transit, walk, or bike. Assistance in carrying plants will be provided. In order to have plants for everyone to enjoy, large orders will be available only after 1 pm.


For much more information, go to http://highparknature.org/wiki/wiki.php?n=Resources.PlantSale.


Chelsea Avenue Playground is Open!

Posted on May 17, 2018

Chelsea Park re-opened Wednesday afternoon.

Our office was told that an hour after it opened the playground was full of kids!

The scope of work included removal of the old playground & installation of new playground, upgrades to the existing wading pool, a new walkway, benches, picnic tables and a water bottle filling station.

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Community Dialogue: A Public Health Approach to Drug Policy

Posted on May 9, 2018

The number of people dying from opioid poisonings in Toronto continue to rise. Preliminary estimates from the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario show there were 187 deaths in Toronto from May to July 2017; double for the same period in 2016.


Around the world, governments are considering different approaches to drugs. Some countries are decriminalizing drug use and possession while others are legalizing and regulating drugs. Change is happening in Canada too. It will soon be legal for adults to purchase cannabis for personal use. In the midst of the current opioid poisoning crisis, some health officials and others are also calling for a new approach to other drugs.


How could we change our approach to drugs? What would a public health approach to drugs look like for Canada?


Toronto Public Health wants to hear from you on this important topic for our community.


To learn more, including how to register for a community dialogue session and to fill out our online survey, please visit the Community Dialogue website.

Reminder: Spring Into Parkdale this Saturday May 12th, 2018

Posted on May 9, 2018

The Parkdale Village Business Improvement Area (PVBIA) invites you to the Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival & Night Market on May 12th, 2018!

Time to shake off those winter blues and visit Parkdale Village’s Queen Street West this spring for a weekend filled with sidewalk sale deals and free fun for the family.

Come out and meet shop owners, crafters, artists and community groups that make up our thriving neighbourhood! Throughout the day enjoy some special attractions such as live performances, free craft workshops, Markets and surprise giveaways!

Ward 14 is a Toronto’s Greenest Neighbourhoods Pilot community

Posted on May 9, 2018

Coming soon!

An exciting new project – Toronto’s Greenest Neighbourhoods – will launch later this month in three Toronto neighbourhoods, including Parkdale. Through the project, the City will engage with a local community group to help residents learn about all of the incentives and rebates available to make their homes more energy efficient. Need a new furnace, windows, insulation, or more? There’s never been a better time to make your home more comfortable and start saving on your energy bills. Stay tuned for more news on Toronto’s Greenest Neighbourhoods.

Solid Waste Management Communication: Storm Related Yard Waste Collection

Posted on May 8, 2018

The City is currently dealing with high volumes of yard waste due to the storm. If you have put yard waste out properly for collection and it has not been picked up, please leave it out, and the City will collect it ASAP. Thank u for your patience. More at: bit.ly/2FN9B71

Saturday May 5th – Jane’s Walk and Community Forum | Parkdale People’s Economy, Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust, Toronto Public Library, and Canadian Film Centre

Posted on May 4, 2018

This Saturday, May 5, 2018, join the Parkdale People’s Economy, Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust, Toronto Public Library, and Canadian Film Centre on a Jane’s Walk and Public Panel – (dis)Placed in Parkdale: Gentrification & Community – for On Civil Society!


12:00PM-2:00PM:       Jane’s Walk – Voices of Resilience: Claiming Places in Parkdale – Meet at Parkdale Project Read (1209 King St W)

Join the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust in learning how to preserve, protect and build a just, healthy and inclusive neighbourhood. See Parkdale through the eyes of diverse residents and organizations in pursuit of equitable development. Speakers will share stories of building participatory strategies in response to the pressures of displacement. Glimpse the future of a site of conflict and of community empowerment through Augmented Reality technology presented by the Canadian Film Centre. The walk will be supported with live Tibetan translation.


2:00PM-2:30PM:          Break and Gallery Tour – Parkdale Library Auditorium (1303 Queen St W)


2:30PM-5:00PM:          Public Panel Discussion – Democratizing the Economy in Toronto – Parkdale Library Auditorium (1303 Queen St W)


As part of On Civil Society, the Toronto Public Library will be hosting a public panel on Democratizing the Economy in Toronto. The panel will feature:

  • Mercedes Sharpe Zayas – Parkdale People’s Economy
  • Cutty Duncan – Formerly Social Planning Toronto
  • Wayne Chu – City of Toronto
  • Katharine Rankin – University of Toronto


Light refreshments, childcare, and Tibetan translation provided during the public panel.


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