Exhibition Place Public Consultation Session

Posted on March 6, 2017

The community is invited to attend Exhibition Place Public Consultation Session to review the Draft Strategic Plan 2017-2019 that the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place has developed. This is Parkdale’s opportunity to have input into how Exhibition Place will develop over the next few years.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend and if you require free parking to feedback@explace.on.ca

If you are unable to attend either session Exhibition Place welcomes your feedback. Please send all comments to feedback@explace.on.ca – all commentary will be read and taken into consideration.

Find the Strategic Plan 2017-2019 (DRAFT version) here.
Find the HLTA presentation presented to the Board of Governors in January, here.

Date: Wednesday, March 8th
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: Beanfield Centre, Room 200, Exhibition Place (former Automotive Building)

Upcoming Local Library Events

Posted on March 6, 2017

Your local libraries have some fun and exciting events upcoming, check them out below:

Bestselling local author Eva Stachniak will discuss & read from her new novel The Chosen Maiden on Wed Mar 15, 2017 from 7 – 8pm at the High Park Library (228 Roncesvalles Avenue).
www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT275991&R=EVT275991

Wondering what to read next? Join us for a cup of tea and a discover the story behind the creation of some of the world’s most famous novels. Wed. March 22 from 2 to 3pm at the High Park Library (228 Roncesvalles Avenue).
www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT18029&R=EVT18029

March Break events for the whole family at the High Park Library (228 Roncesvalles Avenue)
http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?N=37867+37850+33132&Ns=p_pub_date_sort&Nso=0

High Park Stewards – Biological Controls for Invasive Species

Posted on February 21, 2017

The High Park Stewards spend the majority of their time removing invasive species such as garlic mustard, hedge parsley, common buckthorn, and a host of others. Biological controls would make this task so much easier. What is possible now? What is likely in the future?

W.D. (Bill) McIlveen has been involved in Ontario’s ecological land classification, rare and introduced species studies, terrestrial toxicology projects, the Breeding Bird Atlas, and the Ontario Tree Atlas. After a career with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, he served on the executive of the Field Botanists of Ontario and the Toronto Entomological Association, among other organizations. He is currently working on a new and comprehensive Flora of Halton.

Howard Park Tennis Club. 430 Parkside Dr. 10:30am to 12:30pm.

See www.highparknature.org and the links in this invite for more details and photos.

Toronto Drop-in Network Family Day Holiday

Posted on February 14, 2017

Hi everyone,

The Family Day Holiday meal list (a list of drop-in hours and meal times) for Monday, February 20th can be downloaded via this link: http://tdin.ca/res_documents/Family%20Day%202017%20meal%20list.pdf

The list is also posted on the TDIN website here: http://tdin.ca/resource.php?id=474

Please share this information with anyone who might need to know where to access free meals and daytime shelter during the Family Day holiday.

Adopt-a-Park-Tree Program and Young Urban Forest Leaders

Posted on February 13, 2017

Do you have an interest in helping tree thrive in your community? Join us to learn about our Young Urban Forest Leaders and how they could help you start an Adopt-a-Park-Tree program in your local park!

Saturday, March 18, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
Cost: Free

Metro Hall, Room 308
55 John Street
Toronto, ON M5V 3C6

Building is wheelchair accessible. Indoor event followed by optional mini tree tour along paved and grass surfaces.

http://www.yourleaf.org/event/2017-03-18/information-session-adopt-park-tree-program-and-young-urban-forest-leaders

Parkdale Seedy Saturday

Posted on February 9, 2017

On March 4th, 2017, Parkdale Seedy Saturday will feature a community seed exchange plus local seed vendors, organizations, free garden advice and workshops at 250 Dunn Ave from 11am-3pm.

Everyone is welcome and entrance is pay-what-you-can. Light refreshments will be available by donation and the space is fully accessible. For more information, visit www.greenestcity.ca or call 647-438-0038.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1780077798919277

International Day For The Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Posted on February 1, 2017

Hosted by HFBC, 11 Division Police Station, and 11 Division CPLC.

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid pass laws. Proclaiming the day in 1966, the United Nations General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination.

Toronto Airspace Review

Posted on January 31, 2017

It has been a few months since the last meetings and it is now time for a third round of public meetings about mitigating aviation noise.

Anyone is welcome at any meeting, you do not have to attend the one that is closest to you. The Saturday morning meeting was arranged to give those who find it difficult to attend evening meetings an opportunity to engage with this review.

In these meetings there will be a presentation on mitigation options and a discussion on these and any other ideas that might be raised. At this stage the options are certainly not finalized and they may or may not end up as recommendations in the final report; there is still an opportunity to introduce and consider additional options.

To be clear, regardless of where the meetings have been held or from which individuals are heard, the work to investigate if there are further noise reducing mitigations that could be implemented by Nav Canada will endeavour to treat the whole area equally. Rest assured that our considerations will not be focusing on how to mitigate noise in Oakville just because there have been multiple meetings around Oakville.

Wednesday 1st March
6:30pm— 8:30pm
Hilton Garden Inn, 1870 Matheson Blvd, Mississauga, L4W 0B3

Thursday 2nd March
6:30pm— 8:30pm
St. Luke’s Community Centre, 3114 Dundas St West, Oakville, L6M 4J3

Saturday 4th March
10:30am— 12:30pm
Novotel North York, 3 Park Home Avenue, North York,  M2N 6L3

11 Brock Affordable Housing Visioning Workshop

Posted on January 30, 2017

Good news! Parkdale is getting new affordable housing!

Join the community on Thursday February 9th for a Visioning Workshop focused on Affordable Housing at 11 Brock Ave. Register here.

WHEN: Thursday Feb 09, Doors at 6:30pm, Visioning Activity – 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
WHO: Parkdale Residents & Stakeholders
WHERE: 20 West Lodge Ave – May Robinson Auditorium
ACCESSIBILITY: Wheelchair access.
Tibetan interpretation available.

11 Brock Ave. (former LCBO) is City-Owned land that is going to become affordable housing. However, the City has not yet announced what type of affordable housing will be built, who it will serve, and how it might respond to community needs. In anticipation of this unique opportunity, the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust (PNLT) is gathering recommendations from residents on how this project can best respond to community needs and aspirations. The focus of the conversation will be on the needs of senior housing, supportive housing and affordable family housing.

The event will commence with a short presentation by local residents about recent planning initiatives and the need for affordable housing. Residents will then have the chance to participate in break out discussion groups, where recommendations and collective visions for this site will be documented. The results of this workshop will be synthesized by PNLT and submitted to the City.

Join the conversation!

Please register here or at the door. Questions can be directed to info@pnlt.ca

57 Brock Avenue Public Meeting

Posted on January 24, 2017

The City is holding a Community Consultation meeting where you can learn more about this application, ask questions, and share your comments. Details are as follows:

Date: February 8, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Place: Parkdale Library, Auditorium
1303 Queen Street West

The application proposes to amend both the Official Plan and the Zoning By-law to allow for a seven-storey residential building with two levels of above-ground parking located at the rear. You can view a copy of the Preliminary Report providing background information at: http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-97839.pdf.

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