Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust Rooming House Research Project

Posted on October 13, 2016

The Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust is seeking one or two passionate housing / rooming house advocates to conduct door to door, one-on-one survey interviews and also to help facilitate focus groups, for the Rooming House Research Project.

The project seeks a coordinated neighborhood-based strategy for the retention, renewal and/or development of existing and proposed new rooming houses in Parkdale. It is grounded on the principle of “zero displacement”.

More info can be found on the project’s website here.

Experience preferred. Compensation/honorarium available.

6th Annual Toast to Autumn

Posted on October 13, 2016

“We love Fall! Join Bloor by the Park as we celebrate the season and all it’s colourful glory at the 6th Annual Toast to Autumn on Sunday, October 23rd, 12-7pm at Lithuanian House 1573 Bloor St W.

Free admission to live music, food & beer, giveaways, art & craft vendors, and family fun like pumpkin carving, face painting, photobooth, button making, henna, and more!

See Juno artist Paul James with Paul James BandThe Dreamboats, HMCS York Band, Victor Bateman Trio and more perform live on stage. Oktoberfest polka dance-off contest at 6pm with Ed Guca & the Polish Canadians….everything to get your toes tapping and your shimmy shaking!

More info at

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6th Annual Toast to Autumn

Parkdale Community Economic Development Neighbourhood Plan

Posted on October 13, 2016

The Parkdale Community Economic Development planning project is excited to announce the launch of their Neighbourhood Plan. It is the culmination of the work of over 100 Parkdale residents over the last 18 months and represents an exciting moment in community planning in Toronto.

The celebration will begin at 1:30pm with the launch of the Neighbourhood Plan and a Jane’s Walk to explore the proposed actions across the neighbourhood. Then at 3pm there will be a celebration and mural launch at Queen & Callender.

Saturday, October 29th at 1:30pm
Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church
250 Dunn Ave, Toronto

A link to the facebook event page can be found here.

If you would like to attend it is asked that you please RSVP here.

Notice of Meeting – Exhibition Place Official Plan Amendment Subcommittee

Posted on October 13, 2016

A meeting of the Exhibition Place Official Plan Amendment Subcommittee has been called for:

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
9:30 am
Committee Room 4, 2nd Floor
City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

This meeting will elect a chair for the subcommittee and nothing more. There is not yet any agenda for the subcommittee as there is no elected chair.

Further information on this subcommittee will be posted as it becomes available.

Emergency Training Exercise at Billy Bishop Airport

Posted on October 13, 2016

PortsToronto will conduct an emergency training exercise at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport on Saturday, October 15th, 2016.

This routine full-scale training exercise is mandated by Transport Canada to test airport protocols, procedures, communications and planning for emergency and/or security related incidents. Exercises like this are critical to ensuring that the airport maintains a high level of emergency response preparedness and involve multiple agencies including Toronto Fire, Toronto Police Services (and related Marine Units), Toronto Paramedic Services, Nav Canada, as well as staff and officials from the various agencies, airport stakeholders and airlines that operate out of Billy Bishop Airport.

The scenario that has been developed to test emergency preparedness involves an aircraft in distress that has landed on the airfield and the evacuation of passengers. Throughout the morning those visiting or passing by the airport may witness:

• Emergency vehicles and personnel in and around the airport, including the Toronto Police Marine Unit and Toronto Fire boats, fire trucks and the Hazardous Material Response Team;

• An aircraft on one of the runways (not in use that morning) which may appear to be generating smoke, and;

• Volunteer actors from the Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute serving in various roles, including as passengers who appear to be in distress and are being removed, assessed and transported from an aircraft by emergency personnel.

October 2016