Community Meeting Notice – 35 Wabash Avenue

Posted on February 12, 2010

Please be advised that a community meeting for the subject property has been scheduled for Thursday February 18th, at 6:00 p.m.

This meeting will take place at the Parkdale Community Recreation Centre: Room 108, 75 Lansdowne Avenue, Toronto, ON.

Please see attached flyer for details.


Community Meeting Notice: CITY BUDGET

Posted on February 12, 2010

Please be advised that a community meeting to discuss the City Budget has been scheduled for Friday February 19th, at 6:00 p.m.

This meeting will take place at the Bishop Marrocco Catholic Secondary School: Auditorium, 1515 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON.

City Staff from Finance will also be giving a presentation on the subject.

Please see attached flyer for details.


Parkdale Ranks High in Percentage of Artists in Our Community

Posted on February 12, 2010

A new study, Mapping Artists and Cultural Workers in Canada’s Large Cities, mapped and measured artists and cultural workers in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver in 2006. The total number of artists and cultural workers (48 different occupations) in Toronto was 82,600 in the Statistics Canada 2006 census, or 5.9 per cent of the overall labour force. Toronto‘s average concentration of artists is 1.6 per cent, the Canadian average is 0.8 per cent, and Toronto’s average concentration of cultural workers is 5.9 per cent. The Canadian average is 3.3 per cent. Parkdale has 6.0 per cent of its labour force in arts occupations. This concentration is about seven times the national average. The highest ranked neighbourhood in 2006 was Parkdale, which was originally ranked sixth in the 2001 census.


To view the full report visit

Martin Goodman Trail cleared for cyclist this winter

Posted on February 12, 2010

To make things easier for cyclists this year, the City is improving its service levels for cyclists. In addition to providing more attention to clearing snow from bike lanes, the City is also clearing sections of the Martin Goodman Trail to help cyclists get around during the winter season.


Happy winter cycling!

Items of Interest

Posted on February 12, 2010

West End Food Co-op

The West End Food Co-op welcomes you to a night of entertainment and great prizes at this month’s Sorauren Farmer’s Market and WEFC SILENT AUCTION. The market and auction will take place at the Sorauren Fieldhouse, Monday February 15th from 3-7 p.m.

Join us to bid on exciting prizes that include: local/organic food gift baskets; art and photography; handmade crafts; massages and reiki treatments; gift certificates from local businesses; preserving workshops; and other unique items. Stay tuned to to see the updated list of sponsors!


POWER JOB – Employing Youth in Parkdale

Power Job aims is to place 100% of students looking for summer jobs with summer jobs. It is not only about youth earning money but more importantly gaining experience. Learning new skills boosts self esteem which is exactly what our youth need. Our team will coach all students on how to be successful employees during their summer work. We also look to get feedback from employers during and at the end of the summer. What we now need are local companies willing to hire. Once we know of a company’s needs, we will provide them with three resumes with youth suitable to the job.

Please see flyer for more information power-youth-job-bank.pdf

February 2010