Free Sewing Classes for Women in the Parkdale Area, run by local sewer, designers, team leaders and volunteers. Individuals will learn to use a sewing machine, basic sewing skills which include machine skills, zippers, hand sewing, patterns, etc.
Classes begin on January 27 for 7 weeks. They will be held in the Parkdale Public Library and there is childcare if needed.
There is an application process – you can go to the Parkdale Public Library and pick up an application, fill one out here, or come to Greenest City at 201 Cowan on Wednesday, January 10 or Thursday, January 11 from 1pm – 2pm to get a paper application and get support in filling out the application.
EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org or call Angela at 647 438 0038 for questions.
We are looking for volunteers!
This is a partnership between Greenest City, Parkdale Public Library and local sewer/artist Helen Melbourned
Protecting Biodiversity in Ontario: the Environmental Commissioner’s Perspective
Sunday, January 28, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Howard Park Tennis Club, 430 Parkside Drive, Toronto, ON
Speaker: Ellen Schwartzel; Deputy Commissioner, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
Ellen will share how Ontarians can use the Environmental Bill of Rights to strengthen environmental laws and policies, including protecting natural heritage. Biodiversity highlights from the Commissioner’s recently released report –- especially the province’s track record on species at risk and protected areas –- will also feature in her talk.
This is an opportunity to discuss issues and strategies for protecting nature in both urban and rural areas.
Note: The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) is an independent officer of the Legislature who reports on government progress on climate change, energy and other environmental issues. The ECO is the province’s environmental watchdog and champion of Ontarians’ environmental rights.
For more information:
The developer of 41 Wabash Avenue, Curated Properties, will be holding a pre-application meeting to discuss their proposed plans for this site.
General Purpose Room, Fern Avenue School
128 Fern Avenue
Monday, January 29, 2018
The developer is proposing a 4 storey mixed-use development with townhouse and office uses. Details will be available at the community meeting.
Councillor Perks and City Planning staff will be in attendance.
If you are unable to attend the meeting and are interested in providing comment and/or receiving more detailed information, please email Councillor Perks office at email@example.com Wabash Pre-Application Meeting Notice
On Saturday, January 27, 2018, Parkdale Library will be hosting Drag Queen Storytimes to celebrate Family Literacy Month. This is a program aimed at teaching children about diversity in gender and gender expression.Drag Queen Storytime Poster
The Newcomer Youth Program has exciting activities during the holidays for youth ages 13 to 24. Please help share it with youth and contacts that you know may benefit from these activities. Registration is still open for Muay Thai, Paint lounge and Snow tubing.
For more information, please contact the staff listed on the flyers:
Newcomer Youth Leadership Program
Open to Newcomer Youth ages 13-24
Please bring your Permanent Resident (PR) number, if applicable.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 (Part 1)
& Friday, December 29, 2017 (Part 2)
Registration is on December 16, 2017
10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Newcomer Youth Space
Freestyle Painting at the Paint Lounge
Find your inner artist and paint your own canvas in an art studio!
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Meet at the Newcomer Youth Space,
1499 Queen St. West, 2nd floor
at 12:30 pm
Contact Jovie to register: 647-268-4417
Free refreshments will be provided
Snow Tubing Trip
Friday, January 5, 2018
Please bring your Permanent Resident (PR) number, if applicable
Meet at the Newcomer Youth Space at
1499 Queen Street West, 2nd Floor at
Registration is on Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 10 am to 12 pm, at the Newcomer Youth Space
YIMBY (Yes In My Back Yard) Festival 2017
Saturday, December 9th – 12-4pm
Metro Hall Rotunda
55 John Street
Free and open to the public
The annual YIMBY Festival provides a social space for people and groups involved in grassroots, locally driven community development to gather, exchange ideas and strategies to affect change, and imagine their future city. This free, one-day event invites community groups and non-profits from across Toronto to educate residents, politicians, policy makers, and each other through informal table discussions and presentations. YIMBY provides an opportunity for neighbours to meet neighbours, residents to meet politicians, and politicians to meet community groups in the spirit of people coming together for positive change.
This year’s YIMBY festival will welcome 100 Toronto-based groups involved in community development, civic literacy, equity, neighbourhood improvement, environmental action, arts and culture, economic development, and more.
Throughout the day, visitors can connect with organizations at informational displays and take in programming by YIMBY participants who will share samples their current work, ongoing strategies, and new ideas for positive change in Toronto’s neighborhoods.
Inspirations Studio‘s Holiday Pottery Sale & Studio Fundraiser
December 1st – 3rd, 2017 at 2480 Dundas West