New Traffic Lights

Posted on July 25, 2018

After review, Transportation Staff recommended that the existing Pedestrian Cross Over (PXO) at King Street West and Close Avenue be removed and changed to traffic lights (

he traffic lights were activated this month.

There will also be new traffic lights at Dundas Street West and Ritchie Avenue which are anticipated to be activated at the beginning of August (

Update on Parkdale Hub

Posted on July 25, 2018

The Parkdale Hub is in the very early stages. The goal of the hub is to build the City’s capacity to think and plan in a more coordinated and effective manner.

There are multiple City assets at the Queen Street West/Cowan Avenue intersection, including Parkdale Public Library, Masaryk-Cowan Recreation Centre, a Toronto Parking Authority lot and a below market rent facility operated by Artscape.

All of the buildings require significant state of good repair investments over the next 10 years. An inter-divisional agency table, including City divisions and agencies, has been formed to begin coordinating the inventory.

Community engagement began in 2018 and will continue into 2019.

Newcomer Youth Leadership Program (NYLP)

Posted on July 18, 2018

The Newcomer Youth Leadership Program (NYLP) at West Neighbourhood House is offering fun and unique activities during the summer months, including a Co-ed Running Group, Hip Hop Dance Group, an Indoor Volleyball Trip, a Hiking Trip, Canada’s Wonderland, 1-day Soccer Tournament, among others.

The activities are open to newcomer youth between the ages of 13 to 24.

Check out our flyer below for more information

Newcomer Youth Leadership Program

Traffic Lights at King and Close activated.

Posted on July 5, 2018

The Traffic Lights at King Street West and Close Avenue are now activated! This is great news.

A request to review the King and Close intersection to Transportation Services to review the pedestrian crossing at King and Close. After completing their study, Transportation Staff recommended that the existing Pedestrian Cross Over (PXO)  be removed and changed to traffic lights (

Please note that if you wish to cross, pedestrians should press the button to activate the signal. When pedestrians press the button to cross, the maximum time of 28 seconds will be initiated. If the button is not pressed, the pedestrian signal lights will not be activated.

Also – please stay tuned for the activation of the traffic lights at Dundas Street West and Ritchie Avenue.


High Park Stewards invite you to Weed Whacking and Boulevard Beds – July 8

Posted on July 5, 2018

You are invited by the High Park Stewards to Weed Whacking and Boulevard Beds – July 8.

Please meet us in front of the Grenadier Restaurant at 10:30 am. We will work until 12:30. For your protection, please dress as in long sleeves and pants, closed shoes and socks, a hat and bring water and sunscreen. We will supply tools and gloves. Check our website after 9 am if weather is questionable.

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Canada’s New Youth Policy: Toronto Consultation

Posted on July 5, 2018

On July 7th a cross-country, youth-led, and youth-organized consultation on Canada’s new Youth Policy will be coming to Toronto, and we want to hear from youth about their concerns, ideas, and priorities for the future! Details are as follows:

Date: Saturday, July 7

Time: 2:00-4:00

Location: Toronto City Hall, Council Chambers

The purpose of this cross-country series is to reach as many young Canadians as possible and hear their diverse perspectives in an inclusive setting, with the goal of:

  • Identifying issues important to youth and solutions to improve the lives of young Canadians;
  • Examining the supports that enable all youth, regardless of their background, to be Canada’s leaders; and
  • Understanding how youth want their voices to be heard and how youth want to influence the Government of Canada’s actions and decisions.

Reserve your spot by registering to attend the consultation here.

For more information and to get details about the upcoming consultation in your city, visit our website.

Momo Crawl T.O. 2018 – July 29, 1-5pm

Posted on June 28, 2018

Momo Crawl TO is back to Little Tibet, Parkdale and it’s bigger and better than ever!

This July 29th in Little Tibet (Parkdale), Students for a Free Tibet Canada is pleased to host you Toronto foodies on a steamy savoury crawl for the top momos.

More info on the event here:

Purchase a passport here:

Wabash Community Centre Public Information Meeting : July 10

Posted on June 28, 2018

You are invited to come and learn more about the upcoming plans for the new community centre and to:

 – review the project background and potential programming;

 – review timelines;

 – review next steps


Public Consultation – New SmartTrack Stations

Posted on June 15, 2018

An update on the work underway, including environmental studies, for the new SmartTrack/GO stations. Anyone can participate in the online town halls by visiting or calling 800-457-6180. During the online town halls, participants will have the opportunity to ask the Project Team questions live via an online interface or their phone. For those unable to attend, recordings and transcripts of the online town halls will be made available on the project websites.


The live, online town halls will be held as follows:


Monday, June 18, 2018
7pm – 8pm


Station Focus:

Finch-Kennedy and Lawrence Kennedy SmartTrack Stations

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

7pm – 8pm


Station Focus:

Gerrard-Carlaw and East Harbour SmartTrack Stations and Spadina-Front GO Station

Thursday, June 21, 2018

7pm – 8pm


Station Focus:

St. Clair-Old Weston and King-Liberty SmartTrack Stations and Bloor-Lansdowne GO Station


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Zero Waste Community Action Planning for Parkdale – June 19, 2018

Posted on June 15, 2018

Connect and get involved with organizations and neighbours to reduce waste in Parkdale!

Date: Tue Jun 19, 2018

Event time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

Auditorium @ Parkdale Library,

1303 Queen St W @ Cowan Ave, M6K 1L6.

*For people who live or work in Parkdale*



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