Reminder: Spring Into Parkdale this Saturday May 12th, 2018

Posted on May 9, 2018

The Parkdale Village Business Improvement Area (PVBIA) invites you to the Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival & Night Market on 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!

Saturday May 5th – Jane’s Walk and Community Forum | Parkdale People’s Economy, Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust, Toronto Public Library, and Canadian Film Centre

Posted on May 4, 2018

This Saturday, May 5, 2018, join the Parkdale People’s Economy, Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust, Toronto Public Library, and Canadian Film Centre on a Jane’s Walk and Public Panel – (dis)Placed in Parkdale: Gentrification & Community – for On Civil Society!

 

12:00PM-2:00PM:       Jane’s Walk – Voices of Resilience: Claiming Places in Parkdale – Meet at Parkdale Project Read (1209 King St W)

Join the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust in learning how to preserve, protect and build a just, healthy and inclusive neighbourhood. See Parkdale through the eyes of diverse residents and organizations in pursuit of equitable development. Speakers will share stories of building participatory strategies in response to the pressures of displacement. Glimpse the future of a site of conflict and of community empowerment through Augmented Reality technology presented by the Canadian Film Centre. The walk will be supported with live Tibetan translation.

 

2:00PM-2:30PM:          Break and Gallery Tour – Parkdale Library Auditorium (1303 Queen St W)

 

2:30PM-5:00PM:          Public Panel Discussion – Democratizing the Economy in Toronto – Parkdale Library Auditorium (1303 Queen St W)

 

As part of On Civil Society, the Toronto Public Library will be hosting a public panel on Democratizing the Economy in Toronto. The panel will feature:

  • Mercedes Sharpe Zayas – Parkdale People’s Economy
  • Cutty Duncan – Formerly Social Planning Toronto
  • Wayne Chu – City of Toronto
  • Katharine Rankin – University of Toronto

 

Light refreshments, childcare, and Tibetan translation provided during the public panel.

Get Involved in the Parkdale People’s Economy Working Group

Posted on April 23, 2018

Parkdale People’s Economy will be hosting a community meeting at PARC (1499 Queen Street West) next Monday April 30th from 6PM – 8PM.

The meeting is a chance for community members to get involved in one of their seven different Working Groups and help advance the Parkdale Community Plan.

Join your neighbours and local community organizations to advance neighbourhood planning in Parkdale!

  • Work together to build a healthy and just neighbourhood
  • Share your thoughts and expertise about your community
  • Learn more about working groups, resident grants, and
    community activities happening in Parkdale

Free food, childcare, and translation services!
TTC tickets will be provided upon request.
Please RSVP to mzayas@parc.on.ca and specify if you
require any special accommodations.

 

Working Groups - April Outreach (003)

Overnight Permit Parking Survey and Consultation Meetings

Posted on April 17, 2018

In October 2017, Toronto and East York Community Council directed City staff to solicit feedback from residents on the proposal to provide Overnight Residential On-street Permit Parking on streets that do not have permit parking in Toronto and East York District.

We invite you to share your opinion by taking this survey here

The same information from the online survey will be presented at the meetings.

  1. April 23 – 7pm to 9pm – East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave. Register here
  2. April 30 – 7pm to 9pm – Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 250 St Clair Ave. W. Register here
  3. May 1 – 7pm to 9pm – St James Cathedral Centre, Snell Hall, 65 Church St Register here
  4. May 3 – 7pm to 9pm – Sheraton Hotel, Birchwood Room, 123 Queen St. W Register here

 

Spring into Parkdale Volunteer Call-Out

Posted on April 16, 2018

The Parkdale Village BIA is looking for volunteers to lend a friendly hand during their 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.

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!

West Bend Community Association: Railside Gardens Spring Cleaning

Posted on April 10, 2018

Meet up in the Garden on Dundas St. across from Jerome St. on Sunday morning, April 15 @ 10am

Exhibition Place Walking Tour

Posted on April 10, 2018

The walking tour called “Exploring Exhibition Place through the Eyes of the Community” is a 1.5-2 hours walking tour of the Exhibition Place grounds led by Bruce Van Dieten, a member of the community. It will touch on various architectural and historical highlights of the site. Tours will begin at the Princes’ Gates.

Tours will take place at 1pm on the following days (all Sundays):

  • April 15, 2018
  • May 20, 2018
  • June 3, 2018
  • September 16, 2018
  • October 21, 2018
  • November 11, 2018
  • December 16, 2018
  • July/August: tentative (Dates TBA)

 

For more information and to RSVP, visit https://www.explace.on.ca/events/2018-04-15/exploring-exhibition-place-through-the-eyes-of-the-community

Greenest City Hosts Tree For Me

Posted on April 10, 2018

What is Tree For Me: Tree For Me is a community-based partnership that makes it easy for Toronto residents to get no-cost native trees for their yards. Community groups in neighbourhoods across Toronto will host tree matching and giveaway events that teach residents how to plant and care for their trees. Together, we’re working towards building a greener Toronto. Tree For Me events help put more trees in our yards, more trees in our communities, and more trees in our city.

 Host: Greenest City

Date: June 2, 2018

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: “Tsering” Milky Way Garden, 201 Cowan Avenue, Toronto, ON, M6K 2N7 

*NOTE: Participants must register for their tree online before attending an event. Participants must also participate in a tree planting and care workshop at the event. Details available at the Event Registration URL: https://www.treeforme.ca/event-listings-1/greenest-city

 

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.

 

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