Season's Greetings!

Posted on December 23, 2015

Looking forward to working with you in the New Year!

Season's Greetings

Season’s Greetings!

Posted on December 23, 2015

Looking forward to working with you in the New Year!

Season's Greetings

Free Christmas Lunch in Parkdale – Thursday, December 24th 1-4 PM

Posted on December 23, 2015

Via Parkdale Village BIA

Please join us on Thursday December 24th from 1-4pm at Raca Café (1704 Queen West by Roncesvalles) where renowned Chef Ivana Raca will be providing a free Christmas Lunch to the community.
If you know anyone who may be less fortunate, may be spending the holidays alone or if you want to try one of Parkdale’s new top restaurants, spread help spread the word!


Toronto Hydro Emergency Preparedness

Posted on December 23, 2015

Toronto Hydro released a video to help you learn about emergency preparedness.  The video follows the story of Sara and José as they experience a power outage in the city of Toronto, and shows why it’s important to have an emergency kit put together before there’s a power outage.

Watch the new video here:

More tips for putting together an emergency kit:

  • Keep your emergency kit in an easy-to-access location known to all family members
  • Check batteries twice a year
  • Ensure that you have at least one cell phone or non-cordless telephone
  • Have a list of emergency contact numbers nearby
  • Don’t forget your pets! Have identification on your animals and enough pet food and water in your emergency kit for at least three days

It’s also recommended that you customize your kit to your family – aging parents, young children and pets may require more preparation.

For information during a major outage, Toronto Hydro has a website – – that can be accessed from any device to get the latest news and updates.

Social Planning Toronto – Budget Forums, January 2016

Posted on December 17, 2015

Social Planning Toronto is hosting five budget forums in January 2016.

Learn about what’s in the 2016 City of Toronto budget for community services, poverty reduction strategy, public transit, housing and homelessness supports and much more … Residents play a vital role in the budget process, so join us at one of the following forums to learn what’s in the budget, what it means for communities and how you can get involved in this process:

1) Downtown
YWCA Toronto, 87 Elm St.
Thursday, January 7th from 9:30 am – noon

2) Scarborough
Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, Action for Neighbourhood Change Office, 3600 Kingston Road, Scarborough
Thursday, January 7th from 6:00-8:00 pm

3) Etobicoke
Stonegate Community Health Centre, 150 Berry Road, Etobicoke.
Monday, January 11th from 6:00-8:00 pm.

4) North York
Bathurst-Finch Community Hub, 540 Finch Ave. West.
Monday, January 11th from 6:00-8:00 pm.

5) York
Weston Mount-Dennis Community Place Hub, 1765 Weston Road
Monday, January 11th from 6:00-8:00 pm.
To register, visit or call Mary at (416) 351-0095 x251

For more information:


2015-2016 Holiday Drop-in Hours and Meals List

Posted on December 17, 2015

Please use this as a reference to support vulnerable Toronto residents in need of access to healthy meals this holiday season.

The information contained in this Meals List is provided to the Toronto Drop-In Network by its members and by the Daily Bread Food Bank as of December 11, 2015. While every effort is made to ensure the information is accurate, service changes happen on an ongoing basis, and we recommend calling ahead to verify services, meals, and hours information.

2015-2016 Holiday Drop-in Hours Meals List

Overnight pre-winter maintenance track work – work limits extended

Posted on December 16, 2015

Metrolinx​ are doing overnight pre-winter maintenance work on the tracks this week.

Metrolinx communicated this overnight work last week based on the work being completed only between Lansdowne Avenue and Queen Street West area.

However, the work limits were extended based on conditions on the site. Work limits are Strachan Avenue to St. Clair Avenue West. The work is expected to continue overnight until December 18 until 4:00 a.m. every night as Metrolinx can only complete this work when there is minimal train activity.

Live Green Toronto launches new app

Posted on December 15, 2015

Live Green Toronto has launched a new app more info here:

More ways to green the holidays available here.

Census Canada Jobs

Posted on December 14, 2015

Spotted at City Hall, click below for more information on Census employment opportunities.


December 2015