Roncesvalles Meeting CANCELLED

Posted on June 26, 2009

Please be advised that as a result of the labour disruption the Roncesvalles meeting will be cancelled this Saturday. I apologize for the late notice and the inconvenience.

City of Toronto – Contingency plan

Posted on June 17, 2009

Toronto civic employee unions will be in a legal position to strike at 12:01 am Monday. City negotiators are still bargaining with the unions and want to reach a negotiated settlement.

If there is a strike the City will maintain some services, reduce others and close some services. Please look at the listings below to see how you will be affected. Please also share the information with friends and neighbours so that they can make any arrangements they need to make.

If there is a strike I will not be able to offer my constituency office in the Parkdale Library and my staff and I will not be working at City Hall. We will be checking email and telephone messages constantly and responding to your need and concerns.

I am sure you share my hope that a settlement is reached.


City of Toronto – Contingency Plan:



Roncesvalles Public Meeting – June 27th 1-4pm

Posted on June 17, 2009

Please be advised that staff will be hosting a public meeting to get advice on the detailed design elements of the Roncesvalles Reconstruction project.

Attached are the public notices, in English and Polish, that are going to be delivered to folks in the neighbourhood this week.



Jameson Revitalization Project – Phase Two

Posted on June 17, 2009

The city of Toronto in partnership with Mural routes is going to launch phase two of the Jameson Revitalization project this weekend. Please join us at Masaryk Cowan Park and record the diversity of Jameson Ave.

For more information please see attached flyer:


Wabash Green Feasibility Study – Final meeting

Posted on June 17, 2009

You are invited to a Public Presentation of Preferred Green Building Design Concepts for a Future Recreation Centre at 40 Wabash Avenue and a Master Plan for Sorauren Park.

Please see attached flyer:


Items of Interest

Posted on June 17, 2009

Parkdale Spring Fling – Saturday, June 20. There are events from 9:00 AM until 10:00 PM.

The Event Schedule is at:

Here are a few recent additions:

There will be a Parkdale Community Food Bank Food Drive (10:00

AM to 5:00 PM) and an All-Day Jam Session (Noon to 5:00 PM)

outside of No Frills supermarket, 1435 King St W.

Mercy Okalowe will perform a Monologue titled “My Short Skirt”

from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM (every hour on the hour) at Queen St W.

& Elm Grove Ave (the South West corner).

The Rev Dr Cheri DiNovo is hosting a “We Want Electric Trains”

event in front of the Parkdale Library from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

There will be a Parking Lot Art Show from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM at

the Parkdale Library parking lot. Come and show off your work

for an hour!

If you have an event you want listed on the website, email

Come and discover Parkdale. See you at the Fling!

Parkdale Foodbank Fundraiser

There is an upcoming Fundraising concert for the food bank on Saturday June 27 at 8:30 P.M. at Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas Street West, South of Bloor, 416-531-6604. It will be a fantastic concert with six bands that will run from 8:30 until closing. Tickets are $16 in advance and $20 at the door.

For more information see attached flyer:


New Plastic Bag bylaw – 5 cent charge

Plastic bags often end up where they don’t belong – on sidewalks and in landfills, waterways and even trees. When it comes to waste diversion, reducing is preferable to recycling or reusing. That’s why a new bylaw requires Toronto retailers to charge a minimum of five cents for each plastic bag provided at checkout. One way to help keep plastic out of the environment and avoid this charge is to do what many people are doing – using alternatives such as reusable bags, backpacks, bins or boxes.

Edna Greening Project

Posted on June 12, 2009

This post is a little tardy, but I would like to take this opportunity to thank the residents of Edna, the West Bend Residents’ Association, the TTC and the City for helping to make a beautiful linear garden along the north side of the Dundas West Subway station. I had a lot of fun planting and visiting with folks and look forward to watching the garden grow!

Wabash Green Feasibility Study – Final meeting

Posted on June 12, 2009

Staff will be presenting the preferred Green Building Design Concepts for a Future Recreation Centre at 40 Wabash Avenue and

a Master Plan for Sorauren Park on Tuesday, June 23: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.


See attached flyer for more information :


Count Me In Toronto

Posted on June 12, 2009

Hey Ward 14! Are you ready for a little friendly competition this summer? If so, here is your chance!

Created by Toronto Hydro, the Count Me In Toronto challenge is a new engaging and unique way to encourage electricity conservation in the City of Toronto. The program will see Toronto‘s wards competing against one another in a friendly competition. The greenest ward at the end of the summer will receive a $5,000 efficient retrofit (such as a lighting upgrade, solar water heater, landscaping and/or outdoor lighting) to a landmark building.

Here’s how the Challenge works:

Toronto Hydro will award “points” to each ward based on a combination of total number of ward residents registering for the challenge online and past participation in our conservation programs. The most points will be awarded for actual participation in the following programs within each ward from May 18 to August 31:

  • Spring Turn On
  • Keep Cool
  • Peaksaver®
  • Refrigerator Round Up

For more information on how to participate in the challenge as well a helpful list of programs, visit today! You can also us the website to register for the challenge online. Just for registering, you’re entered to win one of five MacBooks!

Items of Interest

Posted on June 12, 2009

Queen Victoria PA fundraising for Parkdale Public Library

On the afternoon of Tuesday, June 23, Students from Room 412 of Queen Victoria Public School will be running a charity car wash in front of the school , on Close Avenue, east of Jameson, south of King St.

They are hoping to raise money for the children’s book section of the Parkdale Public Library. The students have been visiting the library throughout the year, and would like to give something back. The money raised will go directly into books for the kid’s section, with a sticker inside to say how the book was purchased.

The car wash will be running from approximately 1:00 to 2:30.

A car wash will cost $5.00.

Parkdale Pride – celebrates 10th year

Please see attached flyer


Totstock 2009 at High Park Nature Centre

See attached flyer for more information


June 2009