Join Friends of High Park Zoo on Friday, January 24th, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the High Park Brewery (839 Runnymede Rd) for their Elvis with A Bite & Some Brew for the Zoo event. Music by Kevin King at 8:00 pm. Cover charge $10
The City of Toronto is establishing a Protection of Rental Housing Advisory Committee to work with staff to identify ways to protect affordable rental tenancies in the City. Specifically, the Committee will:
- Inform the City’s response to illegitimate tenant evictions;
- Inform the development of materials to educate tenants on their rights and inform landlords of their responsibilities;
- Inform the City’s response to eviction prevention supports;
- Suggest potential amendments to the provincial Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 and changes at the Landlord Tenant Board to address illegitimate evictions; and
- Help organize an affordable housing workshop to address the issues of security of tenure and affordable rental housing.
Membership & Meetings
This will be a committee that reports to staff with membership of up to 12 members for a one year term.
- Balance will be struck between:
- People with lived experience (3)
- Tenant advocacy groups (3)
- Landlords (3)
- Legal clinics (3)
- Meetings will take place monthly outside of business hours (i.e. evenings/weekends) beginning in February 2020 for a six month period.
- Meeting frequency will be re-visited after six months against the progress made to date on key deliverables.
How to Apply
The City welcomes any individual or organization to submit their interest to serve on this advisory committee. We are asking individuals/groups to email their interest to the Housing Secretariat by Friday, January 17th, 2020. Email: email@example.com with a subject heading ‘Protection of Rental Housing Advisory Committee’.
Please include your full name/organization name along with contact information. Given the limited number of spots on the advisory committee we are asking individuals to outline their lived experience with illegitimate evictions and for organizations to outline their work on this issue. Selected individuals and organizations will be informed by January 24th with a first meeting the first week of February.
Join Green 13 on January 21st, 2020 at the Annette Public Library (145 Annette St.) for a free screening of The Whale an the Raven. Discussions will follow.
Director Miriam Leuze’s The Whale and the Raven illuminates the many issues that have drawn whale researchers, the Gitga’at First Nation, and the Government of British Columbia into a complex conflict. As the people in the Great Bear Rainforest struggle to protect their territory against the pressure and the promise of the gas industry, caught in between are the countless beings that call this place home.
In preparation for this screening, it recommended that you view this 6 min. video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_drWwjtgat4 which explains why aquatic mammals, cetaceans such as whales, are so very vulnerable to the noise pollution which resource extraction and transport bring. Learn more here: https://green13toronto.org/event/whale-and-raven-free-screening
Inspirations Studio is holding its 25th annual holiday sale and open house on December 6, 7 & 8 2019 in support of women impacted by poverty, homelessness, trauma, and mental/physical health and addiction issues. Join the members of the Studio for cider and treats while shopping for gifts that give back to the community.
“The holiday sale and open house is an event the Studio is holding in celebration of its 25 years of supporting the health and well-being and economic security of marginalised women in the City of Toronto,” said Ms. Gudrun Olafsdottir, Studio Coordinator.
The dates and times of the holiday sale and open house are as follows:
Friday, December 6, 2019 12 to 6pm
Saturday, December 7, 2019 12 to 5pm
Sunday, December 8, 2019 12 to 4pm
The Open House will take place at Inspirations Studio, located at 2480 Dundas Street West, just north of Bloor Street West, close to the Dundas West subway station.
We are having a Christmas Market event at Swansea Town Hall (95 Lavinia Ave) on Saturday November 30, 2019 for local vendor and artisans to showcase their work. Come out between 10am to 3pm to join in on the festivities!
Bring your family and join the Friends of High Park Zoo on Sunday December 1st between 12:30pm-5pm for lots of fun activities at the park. There will be a scavenger hunt, live music, a visit from Santa and his reindeer, and more!
On November 21st, 2019 Parkdalians will gather at PARC (1499 Queen St W) from 7-9pm for an information and discussion round table about the Sidewalk Labs (Google) “smart city” plan and the needs of the community. Councillor Perks will be in attendance.GJFA Parkdale SL meeting leaflet (F)
Join Fridays for Future Toronto at Queen’s Park on November 29. The rally will start at 11:30 am and the march will commence at noon. Bring your instruments, pots, pans and noisemakers!Climate-Strike-Poster
On Wednesday, November 13 join your elected representatives from all 3 levels of government and various Parkdale-High Park environmental groups to work together to design a community action plan to address the climate crisis. This event will be held at Swansea Town Hall (95 Lavinia Ave.) from 7-9pm.STH Roadmap Poster final.jpeg
Learn how to fix your broken household items – for free!
Join Repair Cafe Toronto at the Parkdale Library (1303 Queen St W.) on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 12pm – 4pm.
*visitor registration ends at 3pm