The Sorauren Park Fieldhouse was officially opened May 5 with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by approximately 600 residents.
In attendance was Mayor David Miller, Ward, Parkdale-High Park MP Peggy Nash and MPP Cheri DiNovo as well as myself. Parks, Forestry and Recreation General Manager Brenda Librecz was master of ceremonies for an event that featured short speeches by me, Mayor Miller, and Wabash Building Society chairperson Doug Bennet.
The new washrooms got their first serious work-out and came through beautifully! (Though they still need signs on the doors.) Residents also got a chance to see the beautiful new kitchen donated by Aya Kitchens. The Fieldhouse isn’t completely finished — it still needs floors, paint, and other details — but the washrooms will be open during the sports season to start.
Please visit www.soraurenpark.com to find out how you can volunteer or offer free materials and/or services.
The new Sorauren Park Farmers’ Market had a booth at the event to promote its upcoming inaugural season, starting with “mini-markets”on May 12 and 19, and the full market on May 26.
A sold-out BBQ hosted by Mitzi’s CafÃ©, the start of the soccer season, and perfect weather made the evening a memorable affair.
The City of
Ward 14 residents will (if they have not already) be receiving their new Blue Bins over the course of the next week and Garbage Bins will be rolling out later this summer.
If, after you have tried your new Blue Bin for several collection cycles, you decide you need to upgrade or downsize (currently there are three bin sizes – medium, large and extra large) please call Customer Service at 416-392-BINS (2467).
Every household is allowed one free exchange prior to
You will be receiving a Garbage Bin order package in the mail asking you to select a new Garbage Bin for your household. Need help deciding which bin is right for you? Visit a display to see the different sizes of Garbage Bins available and to talk to City of
Events in Ward 14:
Parkdale Public Library
On Friday May 23rd I will be a guest Speaker at the Senior’s Advisory Council. The Four Villages Community Health Centre is looking for older adults to identify seniors’ needs, advocate for better services and give feedback on service delivery
Please join me from at
Look forward to seeing you there.
Toronto Public Health is joining forces with major home and garden retailers to help residents follow
Pesticide bylaw presentations
Saturday, May Canadian Tire (
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Saturday, May 17 Home Depot Gerrard Square (
Sunday, May 18 Home Depot Leaside (
Saturday, May 24
Residents can also find information about the bylaw and natural products at retailers across the city, at the City’s Community Environment Days (2008 schedule available at: www.toronto.ca/environment_days), online at www.toronto.ca/pesticides or by calling 416-338-7600.
City is seeking residents to serve on Casa Loma Board of Trustees
As part of Toronto’s ongoing commitment to civic participation, the City is seeking residents who are at least 18 years of age to serve on the Board of Trustees of Casa Loma. People with expertise in heritage buildings, Toronto history, Casa Loma community history, fundraising, finance, marketing, hospitality, event management or tourism are encouraged to apply.
“We are proud that the City’s agencies, boards and commissions reflect the diversity of Toronto’s population better than ever before,”said Councillor Janet Davis, Chair of the Civic Appointments Committee. “We continue to encourage women, youth aged 18-30, people with disabilities, Aboriginal/First Nations people, and members of racial minorities to apply to serve on City boards.”
Interested residents can obtain an application form online at www.toronto.ca/public-appointments, by calling Access Toronto at 416-338-0338, or by visiting the City Clerk’s Secretariat office at City Hall, or the Scarborough, Etobicoke and North York Civic Centres.
Applications will also be available at two information sessions:
• Thursday, May 15, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Casa Loma
• Friday, May 16, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., City Hall, Committee Room 4
Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20.
On May 31, the first Roncesvalles Avenue Yard Sale, a neighbourhood-wide event, takes place. In addition to being a new a great way to sell unused stuff, the organizers have designated the event as a fundraiser for the Wabash Building Society.
Mark this date on your calendar and tell all your family and friends. Stay tuned for further details.
Please see attached flyer flyer-3.pdf
The Parkdale Beauty Pageant Society presents
10th Annniversary Parkdale Film + Video Showcase ::: June 27-29, 2008
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ::: Deadline 30 May 2008
NO SUBMISSION FEES :: ARTIST FEES PAID FOR ALL WORKS SCREENED
The 10th Anniversary Parkdale Film + Video Showcase
(formerly REHAB: Parkdale Film + Video Showcase…after 10 years we are completely REHABilitated!)
seeks new, vintage or under-appreciated short films, videos and installations made by folks living
and/or working in Parkdale. Artist fees paid, short works preferred.
[Parkdale defined as south of Dundas, east of Roncesvalles, west of Dufferin and north of the lake.]
All genres and styles considered: animation, experimental film or video, documentary,
personal diaries, narratives, music videos. First timers and emerging makers strongly encouraged!
Events in 2008 include day and evening screenings at multiple neighbourhood venues
and outdoor family screenings in the Fuller Avenue Parkette. All screenings are pay what you can!
NEW programming for 2008!
Send us your proposals for:
REside: in-house projection installations for homes on Fuller Avenue
REwind: home movie screenings from the vaults of Parkdale – bring your own home movies!
RElearn: daytime film and video workshops for children and youth
Work can be submitted to one of 3 drop off boxes:
The Film Buff Video Shop (73 Roncesvalles Avenue just North of Queen)
7-24 Movies and More (1624 Queen Street West)
Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West)
Submissions should include a VHS preview tape or DVD and a completed
Submit your submission form online!
(or print it out and include with your preview materials)
Any questions? please contact us at email@example.com
REHAB c/o The Parkdale Beauty Pageant Society
169 Sorauren Avenue // Toronto // M6R 2E7
REHAB 2008 is presented with gracious support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Please be advised that Suneeva Ltd will be filming a portion of a commercial for Run for the Cure on behalf of their client at 1434 King St W .
The location manager for this production is Ryan Barwll ; the contact telephone number is 416-477-0428
The scene involves: ext filming only on sidewalk
Filming will take place on:
1 hour of filming btw 0700-2300 May 12 (rain date May 13)
Production vehicles will be parked on:
N/s King St W btw Jameson Av & Maynard Av – excl pm rush hours
The production company will be notifying all affected residents/businesses in advance of filming.