Dundas/Roncesvalles Planning Study Meeting

Posted on April 5, 2017


The City of Toronto is currently undertaking a Planning Study of Roncesvalles Avenue between Queen Street West and Boustead Avenue, and Dundas Street West between Boustead Avenue and Sorauren Avenue.

The study focuses on the built form and physical character within the study area and how to appropriately accommodate future growth. This includes examining building envelopes, height and massing, heritage assessment and streetscape and landscape improvements.

City Planning Staff are holding a Community Consultation meeting to provide an update on the study’s progress and to outline some draft urban design guidelines.

Please join us for a community updated meeting on:

Date: April 24, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Place: St. Vincent De Paul Catholic School (Gymnasium), 116 Fermanagh Ave

Your input is important to this process.

If you are unable to attend this meeting, please forward your comments to my office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca and/or Joanna Kimont, City Planner at joanna.kimont@toronto.ca.


Dundas Roncesvalles meeting April2017

Toronto Drop-in Network Easter Holiday

Posted on April 5, 2017

Hi everyone,

The meal list (a list of drop-in hours and meal times) for the 2017 Easter holiday period (April 14 – April 17) can be downloaded via this link: http://tdin.ca/res_documents/TDIN%202017%20Easter%20Holiday%20Drop-In%20Hours%20and%20Meal%20Times.pdf

The list is also posted on the TDIN website here: http://tdin.ca/resource.php?id=486

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

Parkdale Artist Residency Call-out for Applications

Posted on April 5, 2017

The Public is an activist design studio working from grassroots and anti-oppressive frameworks. They seek to create work that engages and inspires, while democratizing the practice of design, building community capacity, and fostering growth. Past work and current projects can be viewed at www.thepublicstudio.ca/work

The Public Gallery is a new initiative of The Public that features art that explores issues of social justice and anti-oppression. As a 2m x 3.5m street-facing window gallery, it is the façade of The Public Studio and can be viewed at any time at the corner of Lansdowne Avenue and Seaforth Avenue.

They believe that art should be accessible—created and enjoyed by everybody—and inspire change. With this in mind, they are launching a pilot Parkdale Artist Residency program running from May 1, 2017 – June 5, 2017, culminating in an exhibit for the gallery, which will be on public display through June and July 2017.

More information can be found online at : https://thepublicstudio.ca/blog/post/parkdale-artist-residency-call-out-for-applications

High Park Nursery and Boulevard Beds Spring Maintenance

Posted on April 3, 2017

Sunday, April 9, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Grenadier Restaurant, Colbourne Lodge Drive and Centre Road, Toronto, ON

The High Park Stewards plan to clean up the Boulevard Beds and the Nursery, cutting down winter’s growth, and raking to uncover the plants that have survived the winter.

The Boulevard Beds are getting an exciting makeover this year. The group will work in front of the Grenadier Restaurant parking lot, uncovering the existing plants, removing old stalks, and transplanting new native plants from the Nursery if weather allows.

Meet in front of the Grenadier Restaurant at 10:30 am, and go together to the site. All tools will be provided, but dress in layers and be prepared for muddy ground as the temperature is unpredictable.

For more information:

Environment Day Saturday, April 22, 10am-2pm

Posted on April 3, 2017

Saturday, April 22 | 10am-2pm
Sorauren Park | Along Wabash Ave. | south of Dundas St. W

Come out to Sorauren Park along Wabash Ave south of Dundas St W and join in to Reuse, Recycle, and Safely Dispose!

Bring used or unwanted electronics, household hazardous waste, fluorescent bulbs, unused medications, batteries, propane tanks, and oils to be safely removed.

Please do not bring: construction waste, gasoline, garbage, wood, cassette and video tapes, commercial/industrial hazardous waste and scrap metal.

Green Bin exchanges will not be available at Community Environment Days events due to the coming new style of Green Bin.

Donate to schools for reuse:
• Yarn, knitting needles, sewing notions, buttons and keys
• Children’s books, musical instruments
• CD’s, CD cases, 35 mm cameras
• Costume jewellery including broken, old watches
• Arts and crafts supplies (pencils, crayons, markers, etc.)
• Corks, cork boards, clipboards
• Dress up clothing (costumes, prom dresses, uniforms, etc.)

Donate for reuse:
• Sporting goods (skates, hockey equipment, bikes, rackets, etc.)
• Books (excluding school/university curriculum books)
• Eyeglasses, walking aids, hearing aids, etc.
• Small household items (dishes, ornaments, kitchen utensils, artistic drawings, games, etc.)
• Textiles in good condition (clothing, linens, etc.)
• Non-perishable foods will be donated to a food bank

All donated items must be in very good condition.

Leaf compost* (limited to one cubic metre per household) is available for pickup as well. While supplies last.

Environment Day 2017

West Toronto Railpath Community Visioning Event

Posted on April 3, 2017

Do you use the West Toronto Railpath? Do you like public art? Would you like to see street art along the West Toronto Railpath?

Come learn about the ‘Create Your Path’ project and participate in a visioning session to collectively develop themes for the new artwork that will be displayed in the neighbourhood! This event includes an optional walking tour.

Date: April 8th, 2017

  • 2:30 – 3:00 PM – Walk the Path (brief walking tour) Optional *Meet on the West Toronto Railpath in front of the Brewery*
  • 3:00 – 5:00 PM – Community Visioning

Location: Henderson Brewing Co, 128A Sterling Rd, Toronto, ON M6P 0A1

Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/create-your-path-wtr-street-art-visioning-workshop-tickets-33225998857

More information is on this website:


If you can’t make it, please respond to this survey: https://crazydames.typeform.com/to/D7Kvfq

WTR-April8 Street Art

153 Dufferin Street Community Consultation

Posted on March 28, 2017

A Community Consultation Session will be held on April 13, 2017 to address the application regarding 153 Dufferin Street.

The proposal is to erect and display one illuminated third party electronic ground sign, containing one sign face measuring 8.53 metres vertically by 17.07 metres horizontally and at an overall height of 22.86 metres above grade at the easterly portion of the property adjacent to the existing warehouse building and directed towards the F.G. Gardiner Expressway. The single face on the sign is proposed to display electronic static copy. Also contemplated is the removal of an existing third party roof sign at the subject premises and extending the expiration provisions for third party signs from 5 years to 10 years.

The Session will be held at the Parkdale United Church (171 Dunn Avenue – southeast corner of Dunn Avenue and King Street West) commencing at 7:30pm. The feedback City Staff receive through the Community Consultation Session will help inform the staff report and recommendations, scheduled to be before PGMC on May 31st.  Everyone is invited to attend and participate in shaping their neighbourhood.

Mailed Notice Sign Bylaw Amendment 153 Dufferin Street

Good News in Ward 14 Parkdale-High Park

Posted on March 28, 2017

Twelve youth from the Ward 14 Youth Advisory Council partnered with Greenest City for two cooking initiative workshops at Masaryk Cowan Community Centre. In addition, the Ward 14 Youth Mechanic program had six youth trained in repairing and rebuilding bicycles for themselves and community members. Great work Masaryk Cowan!

Local Champions, A New Leadership Program

Posted on March 28, 2017

The Centre for Connected Communities has created a new leadership program, Local Champions! This exciting, interactive curriculum offers you tools you can use in your neighbourhood and in your life!

Open to residents from Toronto’s NIA’s and Emerging Neighbourhoods, the Local Champions project is designed to bring residents who have demonstrated their local leadership to the next level, to honour their expertise, and build upon it in ways that propel their communities forward.

Acess the application form by following this link: http://cityoftoronto.fluidsurveys.com/surveys/suzanne/local-champions/

For more information, please contact Janet Fitzsimmons at:
jfitzsimmons@connectedcommunities.ca or 416-208-9889 ext. 39

LC One Page Promo

Inspirations Studio Spring Sale

Posted on March 27, 2017

Inspirations Studio (https://inspirationsstudio.org/) is having a its annual Spring Sale from May 12 -14, 2017 at 2480 Dundas St W.!

Friday May 12, 12-6pm
Saturday May 13, 12-5pm
Sunday May 14, 12-4pm

Inspirations Studio is a Sistering social enterprise offering marginalized women who have been impacted by homelessness, trauma, poverty and mental health issues the opportunity  to learn pottery and develop businesses skills in a creative, collaborative and healing environment. Creating and selling their work through Inspirations, a supportive community of entrepreneurial women who respect and honour one another, builds self-esteem, self-confidence and a sense of independence and self-worth. Information about Sistering may be found at: http://www.sistering.org/


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