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




December 2011