Open House – December 11, 2018 on Easier Access Construction at Runnymede and Keele Station

Posted on November 28, 2018

Event Details
Venue: Council Chamber – Swansea Town Hall
Address: 95 Lavinia Avenue, Toronto, ON M6S 3H9
Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

TTC staff will be on hand to answer any questions.


Zero Waste Community Action Planning – November 27

Posted on November 22, 2018

Come build a shared vision of zero waste for Parkdale.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Church of Epiphany and St. Mark, 201 Cowan Ave.


A message from Councillor Gord Perks

Posted on July 31, 2018

On late Thursday evening we learned the City of Toronto was being attacked by Premier Ford. He has single-handedly decided to reduce the size of council from 47 to 25 Councillors in the middle of the election period (which began May 1st) . Our clerk has raised concerns that this will cause serious problems.

On Sunday, I wrote a twitter essay on this very topic, 

At council yesterday I spoke about it,

Today I signed the Progress Toronto petition and urge you to do the same. Please take a moment to add your name,

More information will be coming in the next week or so. I will be in touch.



Update on 2639 Dundas St West

Posted on July 25, 2018

Toronto City Council, at the July Council Meeting, approved the 2639 Dundas St West Rezoning Application that proposes an 8-storey residential building with 107 units, 47 vehicle parking spaces and 192 bicycle parking spaces at 2639 Dundas Street West, the site currently occupied by Active Green and Ross.

The full report is available on-line at

CNE- temporary traffic and parking amendments

Posted on July 25, 2018

Every year, temporary traffic and parking amendments are required to improve traffic operations and pedestrian safety during the annual Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), which takes place from August 17 to September 3, 2018.

The changes are recommended by Transportation Staff as part of the temporary traffic and parking amendments during CNE 2018.

The complete list of yearly changes is available online at:



Temporary parking on residential front yards and boulevards in South Parkdale during the CNE remains prohibited.

Permit Parking staff will again restrict the issuance of Visitor Parking Permits to the residential addresses located in the area bounded by Dufferin St, King St W, Jameson Ave and the lake for the entirety of the 2018 CNE. During this period, temporary parking permits will be issued- with proof of residency and guest’s licence plate number- at the City Hall counter, 100 Queen Street West. Online applications will not be permitted.

Further, the following actions will take place again this year:

  • CNE to communicate in the ‘CNE Guide Book’ and in media releases that “Paid Parking on residential properties in South Parkdale is no longer permitted during The Ex”- with information on parking lots and bike rack locations;
  • City Transportation to sign the boundary of the South Parkdale area (Dufferin/King, Jameson/King  intersection)  to communicate message to deter drivers from entering the area to look for paid parking on these residential streets;
  • City Transportation to post signs on Liberty at Dufferin, as well as at the entrance of Springhurst (at Dufferin) and Temple (at Dufferin) advising that only permit parking holders can park on residential streets in south Parkdale during the CNE;
  • Toronto Police, Parking Enforcement and City Bylaw enforcement staff will be asked to monitor South Parkdale for infractions during the CNE;
  • Toronto Police and Parking Enforcement will be asked to, when appropriate, use foot and bike patrols in South Parkdale during the CNE to lessen the number of vehicles in the area;
  • Toronto Police will be reminded of ongoing safety concern during the CNE when the one way at Springhurst from Dufferin to Tyndall, is not respected;
  • CNE working with Traffic Management Centre to monitor traffic and manage traffic flows and monitor lights.

Ryerson’s City Building Institute report – Toronto’s Great Streets

Posted on July 18, 2018

Toronto’s Great Streets from the Ryerson City Building Institute is an accessible guide to urban mobility and neighbourhood revitalization through effective street redesign. What’s your favourite street in Toronto?

Find the report at

Just Released: Toronto’s Great Streets

High Park Native Plant Sale

Posted on May 17, 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 11 am – 2 pm
In front of the High Park Greenhouse (south of Grenadier Restaurant, off of Centre Road)
Use native plants in your garden and help native species thrive! This plant sale supports the work of the High Park Volunteer Stewards and native plant restoration in High Park. It will take place in front of the Greenhouse (middle of High Park) from 11 am to 2 pm (see the map at


Cash only. Parking is very limited at the Grenadier Restaurant, so please use transit, walk, or bike. Assistance in carrying plants will be provided. In order to have plants for everyone to enjoy, large orders will be available only after 1 pm.


For much more information, go to


Plant Fair and Craft Sale – Horticultural Societies of Parkdale and Toronto

Posted on April 25, 2018

Saturday, May 12, 10 am – 2 pm at the Roncesvalles United Church (214 Wright Ave).


Prairie Climate Centre Presents Climate Atlas of Canada

Posted on April 10, 2018

The Climate Atlas of Canada combines climate science, mapping and storytelling to bring the global issue of climate change closer to home for Canadians. It is designed to inspire local, regional, and national action that will let us move from risk to resilience. You can view the atlas at

Hear Gord speak on Toronto and Climate Change at and on Heat Waves at


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