Climate Action Grant Reminder

Posted on October 3, 2019

A reminder that the City is launching grants to support climate action projects at the neighbourhood level. Grants of up to $7,500 per project are available for resident-led projects in the City’s Neighbourhood Improvement Areas, which includes South Parkdale.

Eligible projects are those that directly contribute to emission reduction and/or projects that include a climate change education component. Applications open on September 1, 2019 and close on October 31, 2019. Projects approved for funding may start on or after January 1, 2020.

More information about the application process can be found here:

City of Toronto: Recipe for Community Working Group

Posted on October 3, 2019

Join the City of Toronto’s Recipe for Community Working Group, a space to facilitate resident leadership in the planning, delivery and evaluation of resident-inspired and resident-led projects and activities that strengthen community belonging and pride, and to build community skills and capacity. The table provides residents with an opportunity to submit project proposals directly to the working group. The Working Group is a community-based team comprised of staff from City of Toronto, Toronto Community Housing, not for profit organizations and residents.  Please contact Rolfe Santos ( to RSVP.

  • Date: Wednesday, October 9th
  • Time: 6:30PM-7:30PM
  • Location: Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre (220 Cowan Avenue – 2nd Floor meeting room)

Parkdale People’s Economy: Parkdale Neighbourhood Planning Table

Posted on October 3, 2019

Join the South Parkdale Neighbourhood Planning Table, a place-based planning approach that involves residents, community agencies, and City staff to identify local priorities, create solutions, and build partnerships to advance the Parkdale Community Planning Study! Please contact Mercedes Sharpe Zayas ( to RSVP and access meeting materials.

  • Date: Wednesday, October 9th
  • Time: 2PM-5PM
  • Location: Parkdale Library (1303 Queen St W, Basement)

TTC 5-Year Plan and 10-Year Outlook – Survey

Posted on October 3, 2019

The TTC has embarked on the development of a 5-Year Service Plan and 10-Year Outlook that will serve as the blue print for improvements to surface transit that will be delivered between 2020-2024.

After extensive technical work and public feedback, a draft Plan is available for a final round of public consultation. Additional details on the draft Plan and a link to the survey are available below.

Please participate in this ten-minute exercise which will help shape transit service for the next ten years.

Note that the survey will close on October 23, 2019.

Baby Point Halloween Pumpkin Spooktacular

Posted on October 3, 2019

The merchants of Baby Point Gates are hosting a family-friendly fall event on Oct. 26, including a sidewalk sale, and themed food & beverage. Costume attire welcome. Free carving pumpkins. Spooky selfie corner at Jane & Annette.

Location and Venue: Baby Point Gates B.I.A. area, 777 Annette St.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre Community Meeting Recap

Posted on October 3, 2019

A community meeting was held on Tuesday October 1st to discuss the Runnymede Healthcare Centre Long-Term Care Expansion.

Concerns were heard about the height and massing of the proposal, its effect on parking and traffic for the nearby area, and the effects that construction will have on the neighbourhood.

We also heard that the institute has purchased land at 3434 Dundas St W, and is in conversations with City Planning to assess the viability of using that as offsite parking to ease the parking and traffic load on the surrounding area.

The presentation given by Runnymede Healthcare can be found below:

October 2019