High Park Stewards invite you to Nature, Restoration and Health – March 25, 2018

Posted on March 19, 2018

You are invited by the High Park Stewards to Nature, Restoration and Health – March 25.

Join the High Park Stewards on March 25 for our final winter speaker presentation by Ben Porchuk. Ecologist, Forest Therapy Leader, Writer
on Nature, Ecological Restoration and Health.

10:30 am to 12:30 pm, HOWARD PARK TENNIS CLUB, 430 Parkside Drive

Explore how you can help nature and find health and happiness at the same time.

www.highparknature.org and stewards@highparknature.org

Ben will be talking about native plants and bolstering urban ecology, safeguarding urban natural areas from invasive species and extensive human over use, while capitalizing on events that give people full nature experiences even in large cities. In particular, Topics include the World Wildlife Fund and Carolinian Canada program, In The Zone Gardens, as well as Forest therapy and other activities that can build pride and integrity in socio-environmental initiatives to ensure long-term viability of diverse urban natural ecosystems.


Annual Candlelight Walk in Support of Climate Action – Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Posted on March 19, 2018

Roncesvalles & Parkdale – Canada’s longest running neighbourhood Earth Hour event is focussing on proactive strategies to prepare communities for the effects of climate change.

Since 2010 businesses along Roncesvalles Avenue and now many along Queen Street West, have been dimming their lights for Earth Hour as candle holding walkers gather, then walk, to symbolically recognize the need to safeguard the planet.

Parkdale Neighbourhood Community Meeting – March 20th, 2018

Posted on March 15, 2018

Hear about new opportunities in your neighbourhood such as Neighbourhood Grants and local funding and economic opportunities.

Parkdale Neighbourhood community meeting poster


For any further information, contact Rebecca.Bassey@toronto.ca or call 416-895-9230.

2639 Dundas Street West Developer Presentation

Posted on March 15, 2018

Presentation shared by the developer at the March 7th, 2018 Community Meeting:

2639 Dundas Pres copy


A copy of the Preliminary Report providing background information can be viewed at https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-112504.pdf


Greenest City: Growing the Future

Posted on March 14, 2018

Greenest City Fundraiser
Enjoy the goodness of food prepared by Parkdale chefs in the intimate setting of the Tempered Room, steps away from Greenest City.

Wednesday, March 21, 6pm – 10pm

A night out with good friends, good food and a great cause. 

Toronto Police Service 11 Division Community Event: March 21, 2018

Posted on March 14, 2018

Toronto Police Service Community Alert

11 Division Community Event

Greetings 11 Division Community Members,

Come join us, one and all, this Wednesday March 21st, at 700pm at the Hallelujah Fellowship Baptist Church, located at 425 Pacific Ave, (In the area of Keele St and Dundas St W) to commemorate with the Toronto Police Service, our community partners, and area dignitaries, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Don’t miss this empowering United Nations inspired event, which includes an evening of speeches, presentations, candle light vigil, songs, cultural dance and prayers to bring the powerful voice of hope to all our citizens.

Again, this Wednesday March 21st, at 7:00pm at the Hallelujah Fellowship Baptist Church, located at 425 Pacific Ave. The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Visit our Facebook event page for more details>>>>http://bit.ly/2HLliLZ

Or download and listen to our Podcast here>>>>>http://bit.ly/2FHTzPO

Parkdale Leadership Training Series

Posted on March 14, 2018

When are the Training Sessions?

The Public Studio (58 Lansdowne Ave) will host the following 3-hour training sessions:

• Grassroots Organizing: Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 6-9PM

• Community Sector Organizing: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018, 6-9PM

• Government Organizing: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 6-9PM

Applications are due on Wednesday, March 21st by 6PM.

PCE01 Poster

Affordable Housing Panel Discussion: March 14, 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018

Hi Parkdalians,

Options for new affordable housing in Parkdale

Parkdale Residence Association and Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust are holding a Panel Discussion on the options for creating new affordable housing in Parkdale.

Toronto is experiencing a housing affordability crisis. Rents are skyrocketing, pricing low and middle income people our of their communities, while home-ownership is increasingly unattainable for the majority of Torontonians.

In Parkdale and beyond residents have demanded “affordable housing now!” This begs the question what options do we have for creating more affordable housing in Parkdale?

Panelists will provide an introduction to the opportunities and challenges of some of these options including: Cooperative Housing, Affordable Home Ownership, inclusionary zoning, non-profit rental housing and Community Land Trusts.
Possible solutions will also be discussed.

Mercedes Sharp – Parkdale People’s Economy – What is affordable?
Anjala Kulasegaram – Cooperative Housing Federation of Toronto
ArtScape – Affordable Housing Ownership For Artists
Cheri DiNovo – Inclusionary Zoning – How will it create affordable housing for Parkdale

You can register HERE.

Date: Wed., March 14th, 2018

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: 20 West Lodge Avenue, May Robinson Auditorium

Toronto Local Appeal Body – Public Consultation on April 18, 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018

The TLAB wishes to hear submissions related to any Rule, Practice Direction, Form, or the Public Guide. Oral presentations should be organized by specific topic, such as the number of the Rule, Practice Direction, or Form, or section of the Public Guide.

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Time: 2:00 to 5:30 PM and 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Location: Scarborough Civic Centre

150 Borough Drive

Scarborough, Ontario M1P 4N7

Room: Council Chambers

TLAB Public Consultation Invite April 2018

LEAF Tree Planting Program

Posted on March 8, 2018

Bring a LEAF Arborist to your Yard – Virtually!

The LEAF Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Tree Planting Program now offers virtual consultations to residents of Toronto. The DIY program includes:

  • online educational videos
  • virtual consultation with an arborist
  • a selection of native trees and shrubs to choose from
  • delivery of your trees and shrubs, along with mulch
  • tree planting guide to help you plant properly

For more information and to book your virtual consultation visit www.yourleaf.org


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