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.

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.

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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

Roncesvalles Refugee Relief Fundraiser – April 12, 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018


Roncesvalles Refugee Relief (RRR) is raising money to sponsor a third family.  To do so they are holding another wonderful community event. The theme of the evening is Food Binds; in most cultures coming together involves food.  They will be having an oyster bar provided by De La Mer, tasty appetizers made by The Cookery, olive oil and balsamic vinegar tastings from My Olive and more.  There will also be homemade middle eastern delicacies made by three Syrian women who will be in attendance.

Tickets are $80.00 and include food, music, silent auction and a drink.

To purchase tickets, please visit their website at https://www.roncyrefugeerelief.org/rrr-great-food-event.html

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Gallery 345

345 Sorauren Ave

Toronto, Ontario

M6R 2G5

You can also check out their website to see how they have been supporting Government Assisted Refugees for the past two years.  GARs do not have the support of a sponsorship group to help them settle in their new life in Canada so RRR has tried to fill the that void for several families.


Call for Volunteers – Spring Festival 2018

Posted on February 28, 2018

The Parkdale Village BIA is looking for volunteers to lend a friendly hand during our outdoor Festival on Saturday May 12th, 2018 – in Parkdale!

If you love Parkdale, are friendly and excited to support the community and local businesses, please fill out our Volunteers Application Form and email it to info@parkdalevillagebia.com along with your resume and list any relevant past volunteer experience.

Up to 30 Volunteer positions and a few paid positions are available for a series of three (3) to six (6+) hour shifts, scheduled between 8:00am & 11:00pm.

Duties may include:

  • Night Market support
  • Photo Booth Assistant
  • Sound Equipment Support
  • Driver
  • Booth set up and tear down (must be able to lift 40 pounds)
  • Helium Tank/Balloon Operator
  • Cotton Candy Operator
  • Craft Workshops
  • Face Painting
  • Cleanup/hospitality crew
  • Survey Outreach

Volunteers/Staff may be required to participate in an orientation session.

Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival

The Parkdale Village Business Improvement Area (PVBIA) invites you to Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival on Saturday 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!


Posted on February 28, 2018

A message from Greenest City. Please share with your neighbours.

Hey Greenest City supporters!

Seedy Saturday Parkdale is fast approaching – this Saturday March 3rd 11:00 -4:00pm, at Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church!

We are still in need of volunteers for set up, kids’ activities, tabling support, take down and photography!

If you are interested in community events, gardening/urban agriculture, or want to check out some of our amazing kitchen garden workshops THIS IS THE EVENT FOR YOU!

Please fill out this form or get in touch by responding to this email. We are ideally looking for 3 hour commitments between 9am-5pm, but would be thrilled with whatever time you are willing to give!

If you’re unable to volunteer, we hope you’ll still swing by Seedy Saturday between 11:00 – 4:00! And be sure to share our Facebook event page and keep checking the site for updates!

Looking forward to our best Seedy Saturday Parkdale yet!
For more details, contact Molly Fremes at communications@greenestcity.ca.

See you March 3rd! 


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