On Wednesday, April 18th at 6 pm a fundraiser will be staged at the Revue Cinema. There will be short films, music, a door prize, a 50/50 draw, and a Silent Auction.
Tickets $10 – at Pollocks Home Hardware, firstname.lastname@example.org or at the Revue on the day of the event. Seating is limited.
All attendees who consent will appear in our movie! Dress for stardom!
For more information see: Revue Cinema Fundraiser
Get your shovels and containers ready, we will be holding our annual Ward 14 compost days at the end of the month. Our compost comes from your leaf and yard waste that we collect as partof our waste reduction and recycling program. The compost is FREE and available as long as the supplies last.
The Dates for the events are:
Thursday April 26th, 2012 – 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm(or until supplies last)
Masaryk-Cowan Community Center, 220 Cowan Ave.
Saturday April 28th, 2012 – 10:00 pm to 8:00 pm(or until supplies last)
Indian Road Crescent Junior Public School, 285 Indian Road Cres.
For the flyer and more information please see:
Through their hard work the Parkdale Village BIA has been awarded a 2012 TD Green Streets Grant through the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. Out of the over 70 submissions the Parkdale Village BIA was one of the 21 entries chosen!
The TD Green Streets Grant is a national program that supports innovative practices in municipal forestry. Through this program, communities across Canada are eligible to receive matching grants of up to $15,000 to support local forestry projects.
The grant encourages and supports the adoption of leading-edge practices in municipal forestry
- Innovative urban forest planning
- Single tree and forest stand innovation demonstration projects
- Policy and best management practices workshops
- Outreach and educational activities on innovative practices including arboricultural practices
- Innovative management tools to protect and maintain the urban forest
- Innovative urban design which showcases “green infrastructure”
- Innovative planting techniques
For more information on the program please see: Green Streets 2012
To learn more about the Parkdale Village BIA and their great initiatives please visit: Parkdale Village BIA
Great news! Roncevalles Village has made the short list for the Canadian Institute of Planners Greatest Places In Canada Contest in the Great Neighbourhoods category.
More than 200,000 votes were received in the second Great Places in Canada contest. From a field of 90 nominations, an expert panel of professional planners has now short-listed 21, with Roncesvalles Village being the only remaining Toronto nomination.
A judging panel will now select the winners. Canada’s Great Places, along with the People’s Choice awards, will be announced at the end of April.
For more information please see: Greatest Places In Canada Contest Short List
Councillor Sarah Doucette announced some great news this week regarding the ongoing funding initiative for the High Park Zoo.
Through the Toronto Community Foundation, The Honey FamilyFoundation has agreed to make a multi-year funding commitment. Starting today April 9, 2012 the Honey Family Foundation has generously committed to match, dollar-for-dollar, and to a maximum of $50,000 any funds raised until June 15, 2012. Not only that, but they have agreed to offer thesame funds for 2013 and 2014!
Unfortunately, the 2012 City of Toronto Budget did not include the High Park Zoo, so it is relying on public and corporate donations to ensure its survival. With a deadline of this June, the zoo must reach$114,000 to remain in operation for 2012. Through their awareness campaign and holidayevents, the Friends of High Park Zoo have raised over $40,000 to-date.
If you would like to learn more about the Friends of High Park Zoo please visit: Friends of High Park Zoo
To Donate to help save the zoo please see: Donate To Save The High Park Zoo
The Sorauren Town Square Campaign has reached the half-way mark after 4 months of campaigning!
“Toronto residents continue to show their generosity and desire to expand the park, with donations to the Sorauren Park Town Square community fund now at $20,000.
Construction of the new Town Square is expected to begin in 2013. The “town square”will occupy the now vacant land between the Fieldhouse and the abandoned linseed oil factory along Wabash Avenue, and will add new green space, 31 more trees, gardens, picnic tables, performance space, and a pizza/bake oven.
You can Donate Online and all donations over $10 receive a charitable tax receipt. The community fund will leverage funding from other sources… every dollar counts!”
The saveONenergy spring coupon event is funded by the Ontario Power Authority and offered by Toronto Hydro.
Attached you will find the list of participating retailers by ward.
More details and a list of participating retailers and eligible products/discounts can be found at torontohydro.com/coupons
Also, Toronto Hydro will be at all The Home Depot stores across the city on April 14th and 15th, providing product and program education to customers.
To see a list of participating locations please view: Toronto Hydro Spring Coupon Event – Retailers and Councilor Listing
Finally, The saveONenergy “Exchange Event” will be held at all Canadian Tire stores on June 16 & 17, 2012 only. Customers can swap their old, inefficient window/room air conditioners and dehumidifiers for a $50 coupon to redeem against a new, efficient model. More information will be available at torontohydro.com/exchange in the coming weeks.