Heritage York Events @ Lambton House – June 2019

Posted on June 4, 2019

Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 pm, Canadian Rivers Day Moccasin Identifier Project

 In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Humber River’s designation as a Canadian Heritage River, Carolyn King, former Chief of the Mississaugas of the Credit, will be bringing the project involving the printing of a moccasin footprint with water based paint in the vicinity of an aboriginal site to the area.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 7:30 pm, Heritage York History Night

Ron Fletcher, co-author of “Lacrosse: The Ancient Game” adds to the sport’s existing literature by exploring the game’s vibrant cultural and historic roots.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 1:00 – 2:30 pm, One Summer Walk -Our Sparkling Treasures: Walking York’s Waterway Gems

Bird’s Eye View – Humber River Crossings and other Lambton Park Stories. Hilltop and valley trail and bridge vistas frame unique perspectives on river, wildlife and human interplay. With Madeleine McDowell and Lance Gleich (Heritage York, Humber Heritage) and photographer Ann Brokelman. Begin/end at Lambton House, 4066 Old Dundas St.

High Park Stewards – Spring Planting and Boulevard Beds – June 9, 2019

Posted on June 3, 2019

High Park Spring Planting
Sunday, June 9, 2019, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Grenadier Cafe, 200 Parkside Drive, Toronto, ON

Join the High Park Stewards for our annual spring planting, in the Tablelands behind the Grenadier Cafe. We hope to plant many grasses and shrubs, so lots of hands are needed. Another group will work on the boulevard beds in front of the cafe.

Meet us in front of the Grenadier Cafe at 10:30 am. Tools will be provided.

For more information:
http://highparknature.org/wiki/wiki.php?n=VolunteerOpportunities.VolunteerStewardship

Swansea Historical Society Annual Guided Walking Tour – June 8

Posted on June 3, 2019

This year’s annual Swansea Historical Society walking tour is scheduled for Saturday, June 8, starting at 2 pm in the parkette behind the Runnymede Library and finishing in High Park.  The library is located at 2178 Bloor Street West, 2 short blocks east of Runnymede Road (across from the No Frills parking lot).  For more details, see http://swanseahistoricalsociety.ca/events .

The weather forecast looks very promising for Saturday.  SHS hopes to see you there. There is no charge to participate, and all are welcome. Feel free to invite family and friends.

When: Saturday, June 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Where: Behind the Runnymede Library (2178 Bloor Street West)

Cost: Free

Greenest City: Growing the Future Fundraiser – June 26, 2019

Posted on June 3, 2019

Greenest City is a ground-level charity in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood that uses food as a catalyst for social change with the belief that the growing of food, the preparation of food and the sharing of food is crucial in alleviating social isolation and contributing to the resilience of our communities.

You are invited to a Greenest City Fundraiser –

7-9pm Wed 26 June 2019
Greenest City: Growing the Future Fundraiser

Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen St W

Join them for a night of gathering, festivities, giveaways and a silent auction featuring local and city-wide donations from great businesses.

“Raptors Viewing Parties” at Sorauren Park!

Posted on May 30, 2019

Friends of Sorauren Park has secured the rights to host “Raptors viewing parties” in the Town Square for the Finals.

Watch a live broadcast of the NBA finals at the town square of Sorauren Park. Bring your own chairs + blankets! The first game is on May 30, 2019 at 9 pm.

Special thank you to the Friends of Sorauren Park for making this happen!

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Bill 108 – The OMB is Back! Make Your Voices Heard!

Posted on May 23, 2019

Friends,

Earlier this month the Government of Ontario announced changes to planning law in Ontario under Bill 108 which affects 13 different pieces of legislation and reinstates the old Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), putting more power in the hands of developers and their lobbyists. We cannot allow an unaccountable and unelected body to determine local planning decisions. Your voice is critical in taking a stand against Premier Ford and these unwanted changes.

Read the Chief Planner’s report and presentation to City Council on the proposed Bill 108.

Town Hall on Bill 108 at City Hall

On Monday, May 27, 2019 at 7pm, join myself and Councillors Kristyn Wong-Tam, Josh Matlow, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Joe Cressy, Ana Bailão and Brad Bradford, along with Toronto’s Chief Planner Gregg Lintern, to learn about how Bill 108 will impact your community and how you can have your say before it is too late. This meeting is free and open to all.

When: Monday, May 27, 2019 at 7pm
Where: Council Chambers, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/309554903273831

Bill 108 Committee Hearings at Queens Park

As an Ontario citizen, you can have your say on this issue at public hearings. You can take part in the committee process by appearing as a committee witness, submitting written material to a committee, or attending committee hearings.

There is only one day of hearings for Bill 108: Friday May 31st 9:00am-11:30am and 1:00pm – 5:00pm. The deadline to request to appear is Wednesday May 29th at 12:00pm.

Witnesses will receive up to six minutes for presentation followed by twelve minutes of questions by committee members.

You may also submit written materials voicing your concerns. The deadline for written submissions is Friday, May 31st 5:00pm. More information about how to submit written materials and participate in committees can be found at https://www.ola.org/en/get-involved/participate-committees.

The first step in appearing before a committee is registering with the Clerk of the Committee. The Committee contact information is comm-justicepolicy@ola.org, 416-325-7352.

Final Compost Day – May 25th, 2019

Posted on May 16, 2019

The May 25th Compost Day will be at Indian Rd Public School, 285 Indian Rd Crescent, where free leaf compost will be available from 10:00 am, while supplies last. Compost will also be available at the next Community Environment Day on Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at Sorauren Park.

Our office can be reached at 416-392-7919 or via email at councillor_perks@toronto.ca .

Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust – Annual Members Meeting & Potluck – May 25, 2019

Posted on May 13, 2019

ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING & POTLUCK

JOIN US TO CELEBRATE A GREAT YEAR OF COMMUNITY ACTION!

WHEN: Saturday May 25, 2019. 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Milky Way Garden. *In case of rain, Church of the Epiphany and St Mark @ 201 Cowan Ave.
RSVP  & Download AGM Notice

Join us on Saturday May 25th 2019 for the Annual Members Meeting & Potluck!  We’ve had a hugely successful year and we want to celebrate with you!

The AGM is an opportunity to celebrate the year’s accomplishments and participate in decision making. This year members will have the opportunity to:

  • Vote on PNLT’s next acquisition priority – Over the past three years, we have built our local capacity to preserve rooming houses. We plan to continue this important work, but we also want to respond to other community needs and visions. Come help us decide together what to work on next.
  • Vote on proposed By-law AmendmentView Amendment and or View Current By-laws.
  • Vote to elect 7-8 new members to serve on the board of directors, our decision-making body.

* To vote at this meeting you must first become a member of PNLT by registering in advance or at registration on the day. Membership is open to anyone who lives or works in Parkdale.  Sign up online at PNLT.CA.

Please bring photo ID.

If you are interested in joining the Board of Directors please submit a nomination here, or contact info@pnlt.ca.

RSVP  & Download AGM Notice

Junction Farmers’ Market every Saturday, starting May 25, 2019

Posted on May 9, 2019

The Junction Farmers’ Market provides local, sustainably produced fresh foods in ways that build community, support local food growers and produces, and promote access to healthy food for all.

Visit the market, every Saturday 9am – 1pm, from May 25 to November 2nd at 2960 Dundas St W.

High Park Stewards May 12 and 26 Garlic Mustard Removal and Boulevard Beds

Posted on May 7, 2019

Help the High Park Stewards with one of two activities. We need to (1) redesign the boulevard beds next to the Grenadier Cafe, by rebuilding the fencing and replanting; (2) remove garlic mustard, a notoriously invasive species, from an area of the park. Lots of hands are needed!

 

Meet us in front of the Grenadier Cafe at 10:30 am. Note that cars may not be allowed in the park if the cherry blossoms are in bloom.

For more information:
http://highparknature.org/wiki/wiki.php?n=VolunteerOpportunities.VolunteerStewardship

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