King Liberty Pedestrian/Cyclist Link Study

Posted on December 20, 2011

Below is a message from the City of Toronto Public Consultation Unit:

“On November 29, 2011, City of Toronto Council authorized staff to issue a Notice of Completion for the King Liberty Pedestrian/Cyclist Link study.
The approved design is a bridge spaning the rail corridor between the west end of Douro Street and the west end of Western Battery Road. In order for the bridge to be fully accessible to all users, stairs and an elevator are recommended at each end. 

City Council has directed the detailed design of the bridge be funded from Section 37 contributions or any other appropriate third party funding, with a zero net impact to the City, and be undertaken as soon as these funds become available. We are aiming for no long term capital costs to the City for this project. If funding is secured, construction of the crossing would likely not be possible earlier than 2014, in order to avoid conflict with the GO/Metrolinx Strachan Avenue Overpass construction work.

See the Notice of Completion here:
The complete Environmental Study Report (ESR) is available for public review and formal comment starting now and ending January 31, 2012.You are invited to download the ESR files at:
Or view a printed version of the documents in one of two locations:
  • Parkdale Library
    1303 Queen Street West
    Tel:  416-393-7686
  • City Clerk’s Office
    City Hall, 12th fl., West tower
    100 Queen Street West
    Tel:  416-392-8016
Please call to confirm hours of operation.
If you have any comments or concerns regarding this study, please contact: 

Jason Diceman
Public Consultation Unit
City of Toronto
Metro Hall, 19th Floor
55 John Street Toronto, ON M5V 3C6

Tel:  416-338-2830
Fax: 416-392-2974
TTY: 416-397-0831







New Liberty Village Family Health Team

Posted on December 20, 2011


A new Family Health Team (FHT) will be coming to Liberty Village and will service the neighbourhoods of: West Queen West, Parkdale, Dundas St West, King St West and Trinity Bellwoods.  Doors are expected to open in January.


The FHT will be located in Liberty Village in the Liberty Market Building, 171 East Liberty St. Unit 102.


The FHT will have 8 physicians, male and female, who will be supported by a Nurse Practitioner, 2 Registered Nurses, a Social Worker, a Dietitian and a Clinical Pharmacist. The Family Health Team will provide all core primary care services including:

  • Health Assessments
  • Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Primary Reproductive Care
  • Primary Mental Health care
  • Primary Palliative Care
  • Service Coordination and referral
  • Patient Education/health promotion and disease prevention
  • Pre-post-natal care and obstetrical care
  • Arrangements for around-the-clock care
  • Chronic Disease Management programs
  • Health promotion and disease prevention programs


In addition to primary care core services, the FHT will have four priority programs. These priority programs are based on community demographics and needs assessment. The four priority programs are:


  • Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes
  • Child and Family Health
  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Wellness Promotion, Illness Prevention and Screening



For more information please see:

Family Health Team – Overview


Family Health Team – Flyer


Parkdale In The News

Posted on December 20, 2011


Danielle Groen of `The Grid TO` published an great article about Parkdale.  The article touches on some important questions about community, social services, development and gentrification (to name a few).  The article can be found at The Grid TO – Parkdale .



Roncesvalles TTC Carhouse Maintenance

Posted on December 20, 2011

The Toronto Transit Commision has announced they will begin construction of a new addition to the existing carhouse building  at its Roncesvalles Yard (the northwest corner of Queensway and Roncesvalles Ave) beginning in spring 2012.  This addition is necessary to make the yard compatible with the new fleet of TTC streetcars.


For more information please see the attached .pdf: TTC Flyer – Roncesvalles Yard Construction




2012 Evergreen Green Grants Program

Posted on December 9, 2011

The deadline to apply for the for the 2012 Walmart-Evergreen Green Grants Program is: January 31st/ 2012.


The Walmart-Evergreen Green Grants Program, a greening program sponsored by Walmart and led by Evergreen, provides funds of up to $10,000 to groups working on community development, environmental restoration and other community-based projects across Canada


For full information and to find out if you are eligible  please see: Green Grants Page

TPL Meeting December 12

Posted on December 9, 2011

If you are interested in attending the next Toronto Public Library Board meeting it is on December 12th/2011, at 6PM, in the Boardroom at the Toronto Reference library (789 Yonge Street).
To view the agenda and related material please see: TPL Agenda

Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre (PARC) Holiday Wish List

Posted on December 9, 2011

As it is the season giving PARC could really use some help with acquiring the following items before December 16th:

– Dinner Plates
– Bowls
– Cutlery Flatware
– Coffee mugs
Mismatched, one of a kind, etc. are all welcome!

As well,  for the various festive meals (they will have an average of 150 guests for each meal):

French toast or sausages for breakfast
Dinner: jello, Snacks, Meat, Fruit, vegetables (anything, really! we can tailor the menu to suit. )

Christmas meal Dec. 23rd:
They have turkeys however, other ingredients they’ll require include: potatoes (150 lb), peas(30 lb), carrots(60 lb), garlic, fresh herbs, bread, celery, apples(10 lb).

Christmas Sunday Dec. 25:
30 lb ground beef
a lot of spaghetti & fresh bread

New Years Eve:

Please contact Charmaine Frado (416) 537-2262, Resource Development Director, PARC for more details and to find out where and when to drop off your donations!


11 Division Community Police Liaison Community Town Hall Meeting

Posted on December 6, 2011

On Tuesday the 13th of December 2011, the 11 Division Community Police Liaison Community (CPLC) will be hosting the annual 11 Division Town Hall Meeting. It will be held at Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton CSS (1515 Bloor Street West at Dundas Street West) and will commence at 7:00PM. The theme for this year’s meeting is youth safety and bullying. The meeting will feature interesting and entertaining speakers and a panel on bullying, as well as an opportunity to raise general issues. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

*Reminder* 2012 Toronto Budget – Ward 13/14 Community Meeting Tonight

Posted on December 6, 2011


A quick reminder,


Please feel welcome to join the Ward 13/14  Councillors for the 2012 Community Budget Meeting. Spaces are still available at the door for those who were unable to RSVP.


The meeting is: Tonight from 7pm-9pm at the Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton School (1515  Bloor St. West), in the 3rd Floor Staff Room.  Flyer


As mentioned previously, this event is an important opportunity to workshop with fellow residents and community leaders about how to protect and build the essential services which make Toronto great. We will be discussing issues and city services important to you and your community, as well as the impact the 2012 Budget will play in delivering and funding these services.


If you plan on making a deputation  at to the Budget Committee,  you must register by 4pm today at 416-392-7340 or
Finally, if you would like some further information on the overall impact of this budget before tonight’s meeting, some articles that may be of interest include:

The Real Cost of City Cuts

FAQs on the 2012 Budget

The Budget Q&A Section


Green 13 Members Recognized in WWF Canada's 2011 Annual Report

Posted on December 6, 2011

Congratulations to Green 13 who were recognized in WWF Canada’s 2011 Annual Report (see page 24 for a great story wwfcanada2011)  among its profiles of outstanding citizens nationwide for environmental stewardship. To learn more about Green13 visit: green 13

During Earth Hour in March 2011, a flash mob made its way through Parkdale and Roncesvalles Villages.

If you haven’t seen the video make sure to check it out at: Roncesvalles-Parkdale Earth Hour Flash Mob

December 2011