Wilmington Tennis works within the community

Posted on November 4, 2013


“Wilmington Tennis is a company that offers a high quality recreational tennis experience and connects to our community in a socially responsible way. For the Wilmington Tennis Team that means striving to make tennis a more accessible sport for everyone. The company’s mission is to bring a fun and educational tennis experience to every community, one fuzzy ball at a time, and break down barriers step by step until everyone who wishes to play is able to.

Wilmington Tennis offers after school tennis programs as well as private lessons/clinics around the GTA. The company has been very successful since it started in 2010 and will continue to grow in the right direction with the company’s owner and director, Carolynna Gabriel. Wilmington Tennis is a recognized partner of the various district school boards around the city including the Toronto District School Board, York Region District School Board, York Catholic District School Board, as well as a number of private schools.

Wilmington Tennis has recently started a new outreach program in the Parkdale area at Queen Victoria Public School. This program is sponsored by Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart foundation. Every student received a new tennis racquet to take home and will continue to receive free lessons for the next 6 weeks. This program not only brings together young tennis enthusiasts, but has brought together a community that has needed an exciting, uplifting program that will be a start to something great.

Please feel free to go to the Wilmington Tennis website at www.wilmingtontennis.ca or like them on Facebook to learn more about a company with a big heart!”


For more information contact:

Morgan Oliver

Wilmington Tennis, Program Manager



Congratulations to Parkdale Village BIA for their work!

Posted on November 4, 2013



The Parkdale Village BIA is delighted to share a short documentary illustrating the continued progress of the TD Green Streets program.

Without the support of TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF), Tree Canada, TD Green Streets, residents, business owners, artists, historians, partners, community groups and City officials this project would not be possible.

For more on the Parkdale Village BIA, click here:


Follow them on:

Twitter: @parkdalebia

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ParkdaleVillage

Instagram: http://instagram.com/parkdalevillage


Posted on November 4, 2013

On July 16th, 2013, Council requested that the Children’s Services Division organize a summit for Toronto parents. The purpose of the summit is to hear directly from parents their priorities, issues and challenges in accessing child care and other services for children and families. Findings will inform the City’s Child Care Service Plan and the new funding model for child care that is currently under development.

I encourage you to join us at one of the Parent Summit events, which will take place on Thursday, November 21st and Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 at the following locations and times:

Thursday, November 21st, 2013: North and South Summits
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
North Summit Location: North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street
South Summit Location: Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor St.

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013: East and West Summits
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
East Summit Location: Chinese Cultural Centre, 5183 Sheppard Ave. East
West Summit Location: Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall



Toronto Arts Council: Grant Writing Information Session

Posted on November 4, 2013

Attention Ward 14 artists, sign up soon, space is very limited.

Toronto Arts Council: Grant Writing Information Session

Are you an artist or part of an arts collective? You may be eligible for funding from Toronto Arts Council (TAC).

Learn about TAC’s grants programs and get important tips on how to write a successful grants application. Find out about some of TAC’s micro-grants partnerships that offer support to first-time applicants, youth and emerging artists. Learn about the diverse range of work funded by TAC in your ward and across the city.

At this session you will hear about discipline-specific programs directly from TAC grants officers including:

Peter Kingstone, Visual and Media Arts

Andrew Suri, Community Arts

Timea Wharton, Dance


Kerry Swanson, Outreach and Evaluation Officer, Toronto Arts Council

Lucas Costello, Constituency Assistant to Councillor Gord Perks


November 2013