Take a peek at some of the events happen in Ward 14 this weekend:
- TWBCA – Wanda Street Party – Saturday, June 9th, 2012, 2-9pm. For more details visit: More Information
- Garden Party – Saturday, June 9th, 2012, morning, For more details visit: More Information
- Parkdale Hort – Garden of Bloor West Village – Saturday June 9th, 2012, For more details visit: More Information
- Junction Flea Market – Sunday, June 10th, 2012, 9am. For more details visit: More Information
Please take the time to read this powerful and insightful piece on gun violence and social exclusion:
This Sunday is the inaugural installment of the Junction Flea Market. The Flea Market will be held on every the second Sunday this summer beginning at 9am at 2799 Dundas St. West. Swing by and take a look at a mix of select independent vendors selling antiques, handmade craft+design, food, vintage clothing, records and more. If you would like to find out more information please visit: Junction Flea
Toronto Fire Service Safety Awareness Week (SAW)
“Each night from June 11 – 15th TFS will be holding events for SAW. SAWs event brings together our Fire Prevention/Public Education staff and the schools, to provide a wealth of safety information for the local residents. The theme is centred around the Risk Watch program that our Fire Service Public Education Section has placed in all Toronto Public and Catholic grade schools encompassing grades JK – 8. TFS Public Education have trained the teachers in using Risk Watch and support with in school presentations where possible.
At SAW, there will be some 15 table displays including for example, Health Canada, EMS, MTO, Toronto Health and other groups profiling child safety and safe biking techniques. In addition, out in the school yard Toronto Fire and the Toronto Firefighter’s Association will host activities like the inflatable firetruck, mini-combat challenge, fire vehicles and ‘Sparky’ the Dog. We will also have a P.A. system working outside if you are able to visit and wish to participate. Start times are 5pm at all locations with the end of activities approx. 8pm.”
The school and date:
Friday June 15, 2012
30 Marmaduke Street
Howard Park Junior Public School
While just outside Ward 14, it is worth noting that:
“City of Toronto Museum Services and Councillor Sarah Doucette(Ward 13 Parkdale-High Park) invite you to participate in a community meeting about new strategic directions for Colborne Lodge.
Colborne Lodge will be commemorating its 175th anniversary this fall.It has been a community museum since 1927. Join other stakeholders,community representatives and supporters within the High Park community in a discussion about future programming and partnerships.
Thursday June 14, 2012 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Colborne Lodge Coach House
11 Colborne Lodge Drive (at the south end of High Park)
On-site parking at Colborne Lodge is limited.
Additional parking lots arelocated at the Grenadier Restaurant, at the southeast corner of the parkand the south side of Lake Shore Boulevard.
To view a .pdf of the invitation please see: Consultation Invitation
Some of the great community members, groups and agencies in Ward 14 have been making headlines this week. Take a look!
- Parkdale Junior and Senior Public School have won an almost $200k book grant: \’Parkdale Public gets Indigo grant\’
- Parkdale Public’s student jury for the Children’s Picture Book award: \’Parkdale public school students choose winners of book awards\’
- Recognized for her service to our community, Roma Community Centre executive director Gina Csanyi-Robah has won the Diamond Jubilee Medal: \’Roma activist wins Diamond Jubilee medal\’
- A great write up on third annual Roncy Rocks festival: \’Artists of all stripes highlight their craft at Roncy Rocks\’
The City of Toronto is introducing a new web-based mapping system that will display locations and details of planned capital projects that are scheduled for construction in 2012, particularly construction that will affect city streets.
To learn more please see: http://insideto.toronto.ca/mcic/introduction.htm
To see a list of the 2012 capital works construction projects for Ward 14 please see: Ward_14_Project_List _2012
The Hort presents a self guided walking tour of 25 beautiful gardens in a charming pocket of Bloor West Village between Jane and Durie Streets, Bloor and Annette Streets. The area is convenient to reach, either by car or from the Jane subway station. It is flat terrain and the gardens are all close together for ease of walking and are rich with ideas to delight and inspire you.
Tickets are $18 each and are available at A Changing Nest, 572 Annette St., Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave., Sweetpea’s, 163 Roncesvalles Avenue., The Flower Room, 776 Annette St., and Windergarden, 664 Annette St. until June 9.
For more information please see: Parkdale Hort Garden Tour
The Roncesvalles Polish Festival is looking for vendors for their 2012 festival, if your are interested please apply at: Vendor Application
City of Toronto launches online consultation for Seniors Strategy:
“The number of seniors living in Toronto will increase dramatically during the next decade. The City of Toronto is working with the Toronto Seniors Forum and other key partners to create a Seniors Strategy intended to help ensure that Toronto remains a safe, affordable, accessible and enjoyable city for people of all ages. Individuals and groups are encouraged to use the City’s online Consultation Workbook to have a voice in the creation of the Seniors Strategy.
The Consultation Workbook poses questions to stimulate thought, discussion and input on matters such as housing, health, recreation, community programs, transportation, diversity, accessibility, safety/security and civic engagement. The public input will help to identify service priorities and may include innovative ideas to ensure Toronto’s seniors have what they need at each stage of their lives.
The City will accept submissions through the online workbook until September 30. Residents can participate by visiting the toronto.ca/seniors website at http://www.toronto.ca/seniors to use the Consultation Workbook.”