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!

High Park Nursery and Boulevard Beds Spring Cleanup

Posted on April 16, 2018

Sunday, April 22, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Grenadier Restaurant, 200 Parkside Drive, Toronto, ON

Celebrate Earth Day with the High Park Stewards as we start maintenance and fencing of the boulevard beds in front of the Grenadier Restaurant, and continue the native plant nursery cleanup.

You may go directly to the nursery if you know where it is. Otherwise, meet us in front of the Grenadier Restaurant at 10:30 am. We will work until 12:30 pm. All tools will be provided.

For more information:




Pre-Application Meeting & Drop-In for 2280 Dundas Street West – Loblaw site

Posted on April 10, 2018

Choice Properties will be holding a pre-application meeting for 2280 Dundas St. West- Loblaw site.

This will be an opportunity to review details of proposed plans for the site. A Question and Answer session will follow.

Councillor Perks and City Planning staff will be in attendance.

Date:     Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Time:    7 – 9 PM
Place:    Auditorium, Bishop Morrocco/Thomas Merton Secondary School , 1515 Bloor St West.

If you are unable to attend the meeting and are interested in providing comment and/or receiving more detailed information, please email Councillor Perks office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca .

Community Drop-In

Choice Properties will be hosting a Community Drop-In Session to review the proposed plans for the site in an informal setting.

Councillor Perks and City Planning staff will be in attendance.

Date:     Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Time:    11:30 AM- 2:30 PM
Place:    Community Idea Centre, 2280 Dundas St West

If you are unable to attend the Drop-in and are interested in providing comment and/or receiving more detailed information, please email nbeuglet@brookpooni.com .


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

Exhibition Place Community Liaison Consultation Meeting – May 3, 2018

Posted on April 10, 2018

Exhibition Place welcomes the community to attend their Spring Community Liaison Consultation Meeting, taking place on:

Thursday, May 3, 2018

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Enercare Centre, Salon 110

R.S.V.P: hello@explace.on.ca

Public Consultation on More Overnight On-Street Parking

Posted on April 10, 2018

The City of Toronto holds public consultations as one way to engage residents in the life of their city. We invite you to get involved.

April 23: 7 p.m.- 9 p.m., East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave.

April 30: 7 p.m.- 9 p.m., Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St Clair Ave. W

May 1: 7 p.m.- 9 p.m., St James Cathedral Centre, Snell Hall, 65 Church St.

May 3: 7p.m.- 9 p.m., Sheraton Hotel, Birchwood Room, 123 Queen St. W.

permit parking consultation

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


Youth In Policing Initiative (YIPI)

Posted on April 5, 2018

This employment initiative focuses on diverse youth between the ages of 15 and 18 years, who reside in our priority identified neighbourhoods within the City of Toronto.

The aim of the Youth in Policing Initiative is to promote youth participation in and exposure to the work environment through diverse, educational, and productive work assignments.

This program also enhances the link between the police and the neighbourhoods we serve. This initiative gives young people an opportunity to develop job skills while fostering positive partnerships with the Toronto Police Service.

Deadline for the application is April 23, 2018 for the September to December Employment Period.

For more information and to download the application visit www.torontopolice.on.ca/yipi

Easter Holiday Drop-Ins and Meal Programs

Posted on March 28, 2018

The Toronto Drop-In Network’s list of drop-in services and meals for Easter weekend (Friday, March 30, 2018 – Monday, April 2, 2018) can be accessed through this link: http://tdin.ca/resource.php?id=555

The Parkdale Activity and Recreation Centre (PARC) at 1499 Queen St. West will be serving meals during the Easter weekend.

Please share with your neighbours.



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