Notice of Temporary Closure – Parkdale Public Library

Posted on March 26, 2019

Parkdale Branch will be closed as of Monday, April 8th, 2019 for Renovation

The small renovation to the main floor will include:

  • Relocation of the Music Instrument Lending Library
  • Reconfiguration of the adult computer area to allow more space per workstation
  • New mobile shelving in the teen and children’s area
  • New carpet

The book drop will be closed.  Musical instruments can be returned to the High Park Library where customers can borrow musical instruments that have been returned.

All other Library materials may be returned to any Toronto Public Library branch.

High Park Library will be open Sundays from April 14 – June 23, 2019.

During the closure call Answerline at 416-393-7131 for more information.

To find a list of major branch renovations, visit 


Construction Notice – Roof rehabilitation at Dundas West Station

Posted on March 26, 2019

As part of TTC’s state of good repair program, roof rehabilitation work will be done at Dundas West station. The station will remain open and transit service will be maintained. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of Summer 2019.

TTC Notice - Dundas West Station roof rehab - March 2019

Heritage Talk at Lambton House – Live in Harmony with Earth – April 11, 2019

Posted on March 21, 2019

Learning to live in harmony with the earth’s capacity” Heritage Talk with Sunday Harrison, M.E.S. Dipl LA and founder and Executive Director of Green Thumbs Growing Kids, a school gardening program in its 20th year. She contributes to knowledge-building in urban gardening, including green roofs, food gardening, landscaping with native plants, organic pest control, composting and rainwater catchment. Free. Doors open a 7:00pm. Talk begins at 7:30pm. Refreshments. Good-will offering appreciated.







Meeting Location Change -Development Application – 299 Glenlake Avenue at Pacific Avenue

Posted on March 21, 2019

An application has been submitted to the City proposing to amend the Zoning By-law at 299 Glenlake Avenue to permit an 11-storey infill apartment building (37.3 m in height, including mechanical penthouse) with 123 residential rental units situated to the north of the existing tower and fronting Glenlake Avenue.

A preliminary report on this application will be heard at Toronto and East York Community Council on March 19th by Toronto Community Planning staff. You can view the report at .

City Planning staff will be following up with a Community Meeting to review the application and seek input from local residents.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday April 23rd. A new meeting location is being secured.  Meeting Notice will be distributed within the next few weeks.

Councillor Gord Perks’ Office

Parkdale/High Park- Ward 4


Office: 416-392-7919

Parkdale’s Seedy Saturday and Green Fair – March 23, 2019

Posted on March 19, 2019

Saturday March 23, 2019 from 11am to 4pm
Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church, 250 Dunn Av.
Toronto – Parkdale, ON

Join Greenest City and Toronto Urban Growers at Parkdale’s Seedy Saturday and Green Fair event this March 23rd.

Parkdale is a diverse community and our Seedy Saturday will celebrate that – join us to buy and exchange heirloom seed varieties, learn from interactive workshops, eat great food and support your local food justice initiatives.

Learn about green initiatives happening in our city that focus on sustainability, zero waste and green living.

Admission is Pay-What-You-Can.

Would you like to support this green event by volunteering? Sign up here :

More information:

Community Consultation Meeting – Bloor West Village Heritage Conservation District Study – April 3, 2019

Posted on March 18, 2019

City Planning is holding an Open House on the Bloor West Village Heritage Conservation District Study (HCD) Study. Findings from the HCD study will be presented and community members are welcome to provide feedback.

Details as follows:

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: High Park Nature Centre
375 Colborne Lodge Drive, Toronto

For those unable to attend, or who wish to learn more about the HCD Study analysis and recommendations, please visit the study website:  

BWV HCD CCM2 Public Notice_Final 04 03 2019

Swansea Historical Society Newsletter – April 2019

Posted on March 18, 2019

Swansea Historical Society Newsletter for April 2019 is now available below. On April 3rd, author Kelly Mathews is returning as a featured speaker. Visitors are welcome.

SHS Newsletter - Apr 2019

Apply now to use the City’s Home Energy Loan Program

Posted on March 14, 2019

Thinking about renovating? HELP is here!

The City’s Home Energy Loan Program (HELP) offers competitive fixed rate loans of up to $75,000 to homeowners interested in improving the energy and water efficiency of their homes. The funds can be used to upgrade your furnace and insulation, install high-efficiency water heaters, windows, doors, and even install solar panels on your roof!

On average, HELP participants are saving $560 per year and using 25-30% less energy, while at the same time significantly improving household comfort. We want to help people put away the space heaters and enjoy their home without having to worry about expensive heating bills or chilly drafts.

Homeowners can decide which energy efficient renovations to complete and choose their own contractors. When the work is complete, homeowners can repay the loan over time in instalments on their property tax bill while enjoying the benefits of a newly renovated and more comfortable home. With repayment terms of 5, 10, or 15 years and fixed interest rates as low as 3.70% the program offers flexibility as well as security.

The HELP team is also available to help homeowners in understanding the process, accessing certified energy assessments, utility rebates and incentives as well as information on related city programs.

Learn more about HELP and apply at or

Heritage York @ Lambton House Up-coming Events

Posted on March 14, 2019

March 2019

Thursday, 14 March          Heritage Talk – Recent Archaeological Projects of the Ontario Heritage Trust with Senior Archaeologist  Dena Doroszenko

Doors will open at 7:00, talk will begin at 7:30

No cover. A free-will donation will be greatly appreciated

Tuesday, 26 March – 7:00 p.m. Simcoe Seminar – Conflict in Afghanstan; Will it Ever End

Join panel discussion speakers – Colonel Dwayne Hobbs, LCol Phil Halton, Captain Chris Wattie

No cover. A free-will donation will be greatly appreciated.

April 2019

Friday, 5 April                      Community Pub with Hawk’s Nest Trio

Doors Open at 6:00 p.m. Band begins at 8:00.

No Cover

Thursday, 11 April             Heritage Talk – Sunday Harrison, Green Thumbs, who will talk about involving children in gardening

Doors Open at 7:00           Talk at 7:30 p.m.

Up-Coming Pubs   –           7 June – Jane Drake

May 2019

Friday, 3 May                       John and Julie Dorsey

Doors Open at 6:00 p.m.  Band begins at 8:00

No Cover

Thursday, 9 May,   Heritage Talk –  Author Ted Glenn,

“Riding Into Battle: Canadian Cyclists in the Great War” – Lambton House is close to where this regiment trained and rode their bikes 100 years ago along the Humber River.

Doors will open at 7:00, talk will begin at 7:30

No cover. A free-will donation will be greatly appreciated


Exhibition in Howland Room  What’s up with the Humber River?

Human habitation along the Humber River has greatly impacted its ecology and landscape. Indigenous occupation began 11,000 years ago. While this shaped the landscape, large-scale environmental degradation did not begin until the milling era under British rule. Mills and increasing settlement in the 1800’s caused erosion, deforestation, and pollution. Only with Hurricane Hazel’s deadly flood in 1954 did the Humber River gain some respite. Today the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, in partnership with various municipalities, takes care of the Humber River for us all to enjoy.

If you enjoy the Humber River, visit Lambton House throughout 2019 and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the designation of the Humber as a Canadian heritage river.

Display in Humber Room

Alternatives to Plastic – Help Keep the Humber River Clean.  We have a display of garbage that we dragged from the Humber as well as products that we can use in daily life to avoid the excessive use of plastic, which often is found discarded in the Humber River.

We look forward to seeing you at many of our up-coming events.


Heritage York

High Park Stewards Presentation – Water-Loving Native Plants: Stories of Ecological Restoration – March 24

Posted on March 14, 2019

Sunday, March 24, 2019, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Howard Park Tennis Club, 430 Parkside Drive, Toronto, ON

Speaker: Janice Keil, a director of the North American Native Plant Society, and passionate environmentalist

An agricultural acreage in the Land Between (Northumberland County) is home to an ongoing marsh restoration experiment: to assess the impact of the invasive Reed Canary Grass on the hydrology of marsh ecosystems. An ecological swimming pool, constructed to EU standards using native plants as the sole filtration system, will be built next year.

For more information:


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