Nuit Blanche comes to Parkdale!

Posted on September 27, 2007

For one sleepless night on Saturday, September 29, you can experience Toronto transformed in this year’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. Discover art in galleries, museums and unexpected places such as alleys, churches and squash courts. Explore work by 500 artists at almost 200 sites. The PVBIA and Gallery 1313 have been working hard to bring Nuit Blanche to Parkdale this year. Please show your support by joining me at their installations. Particpate in The Gateway installation, which starts at the Dufferin & Queen bridge, with performance and Parkour, incorporating the urban art of jumping from building to building. Continue onto the Media Tent/Refresh Zone in the Green P city parking lot just west of Cowan and Queen Streets. Part performance part reality. The Media Zone will be a tented area with the projecting of images from different feeds of other areas of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. At the Refresh Zone tired visitors weary from their Scotiabank Nuit Blanche travels will sign up for a rest on one of the cots.

See you there!

Parkdale Community Legal Services host a public meeting

Posted on September 27, 2007

Join the Parkdale Community Legal Servicesto talk about the provincial government, the election and yourrights as a worker.

Tuesday, September 25th6:30 – 8:00pmParkdale Library – Basement Room1303 Queen St.

Light snacks, Good discussion…..

The Province has announced a new program called ROOF

Posted on September 27, 2007

The ROOF program is a $100 allowanceper month that is paid directly to low income working families (those with children and net incomes below $20,000) to assist with eitherprivate market or social housing rent. Starting January 2008, the Province will provide these housing allowances to eligible families for a maximum of 5 years. Families may be eligible if they: – have employment income – are a renter household – have one or more dependent children under the age of 18 – pay more than 30% of income on rent – are on, or eligible to be on the social housing waiting list- are not receiving social assistance or other government shelter allowance. The deadline for accessing this program is November 15, 2007. To be eligible, applicants must apply by this date. Applications must be made using original application forms provided by the Province; applications can be requested using the attached flyerat, by phone at 1-888-544-5101 or at some community agencies.

Psychiatric Survivor Pride Weekend – Friday September 28th , Saturday September 29th ,Sunday September 30th

Posted on September 27, 2007

Friendly Spike Theatre Band presents:

Saturday September 29th


Arts and Education Fair,CTO Research Presentation by Erick FabrisFree lunch! – Courtesy of Raging Spoon, Voices from the Street, & Houselink Community Kitchen

Performance Art by Linda CarterOpen Stage!A Crazy Diamond, (pt#1) a film by Lavarocky

Edmond Yu Theatre Project by The Friendly Spike Theatre BandAnd more!

11am – 4pm, Parkdale Library Auditorium (1303 Queen Street West)

For information on any of these events call Friendly Spike Theatre Band (416) 516 4740

September 2007