On January 31st, 2012, Metrolinx gave a presentation of their ongoing work and future plans to the Roncesvalles Macdonell Residents Association. The RMRA meets on the last Tuesday of every month at the Fern Avenue Public School. These meetings are a great chance to meet your neighbours and get involved with your community.
To see a copy of Metrolinx’s presentation please see: Jan 31, 2012 RMRA Metrolinx Presentation
If you would like more information on the Georgetown South Project please see: Georgetown South Project Website or contact the Strachan Community Office which is located at the corner of King Street West and Strachan Avenue 901 King Street West 416-581-1300 email@example.com
You are now able to help the zoo by donating directly to help support the maintenance costs. A tax receipt will be issued for donations of $10.00 or more.
To donate please see: High Park Zoo
To find out more information please contact Councillor Doucette’s office at 416-392-4072, or visit her webpage for the latest updates Ward 13
Each year, the City of Toronto is proud to support events and exhibits scheduled for Black History Month, inviting members of the public to explore and celebrate the heritage, traditions and culture of African-Canadians.
Black History Month began in the United States as “Negro History Week” in February 1926, through the work of African American scholar Dr. Carter G. Woodson. His aim was to raise awareness and understanding in the school curriculum of the African experience around the world. The United States began to formally celebrate Black History Month in the 1960s. Through community activities, organizers sought to present a more balanced and accurate picture of Black history.
In the 1950’s, community organizations such as the Canadian Negro Women’s Association began to celebrate the importance of the history of the black community in Toronto. In 1979, Toronto became the first municipality in Canada to proclaim Black History Month through efforts of many individuals and organizations such as the Ontario Black History Society. In 1995, Toronto Area MP Jean Augustine introduced a motion which was passed unanimously by the House of Commons to recognise Black History Month across Canada.
Black History Month is an opportunity for the City of Toronto to recognize the past and present contributions that African Canadians make to the life of Toronto in such areas as education, medicine, art, culture, public service, economic development, politics and human rights.
To see upcoming Black History Month events please visit: Black History Month Events
For some wonderful archival photos please see: City of Toronto Archives – Black History Month