Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust Job Opening

Posted on September 7, 2017

Just a friendly reminder about this ongoing opportunity:

Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust is hiring a full-time Affordable Housing Development Manager to lead acquisition and development planning for affordable housing projects! We are building our team to increase our local capacity to respond to the need for affordable housing preservation in Parkdale. Please see attached a job posting and/or download it from this link or view the posting on Charity Village.. The extended deadline for submission is September 15th, 2017.

The ideal candidate will be an early or mid-career professional with a background in affordable housing development, a strong commitment to neighbourhood inclusiveness, social equity, and eagerness to contribute to both affordable housing preservation and community-based land use management models. A strong capacity for real estate business planning, financing and project management is a must.

PNLT is committed to employment equity and encourages applicants from equity-seeking groups. We seek to foster a workplace that reflects the diversity of the community we serve. SPECIAL NOTE: In the case an early career practitioner is selected, PNLT will provide opportunities for job shadowing and mentoring from senior professionals in Toronto’s social housing sector.

WaBash Call for Volunteers

Posted on September 7, 2017

Know any teenagers looking for their volunteer hours? Or perhaps you would like to get involved yourself? Friends of Sorauren Park needs extra hands at the WaBASH Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23 at Sorauren Park.

Shifts and jobs vary. Every volunteer will be provided with an event t-shirt and light food and drink during the shift. You’ll also have lots of instruction and direction. And it’s great fun!

They need:

Set-up Volunteers (1pm-4pm) — Many volunteers needed!

Food Zone Volunteers (3pm-8:30pm)

Kids Zone Volunteers (3pm-7pm) — Many volunteers needed!

Stage Show Volunteers (2pm-8pm)

Movie Set-up and Production (6:30pm-10pm)

Tear-Down Volunteers (8pm – 12am)

Welcome Booth Volunteers (3pm- 8pm)

Runners and Event Assistants (3pm-8pm)

Event Photographers (4pm-9pm)

Sign up here.

Toronto’s Parkland Strategy Open Houses

Posted on September 7, 2017

We need your help! We’re conducting Open Houses across the city about Toronto’s Parkland Strategy. We want your input on how to grow Toronto parkland for a growing, equitable and connected city.

Join us to learn more and participate in a mix of fun, interactive activities about the Parkland Strategy.

Scarborough Civic Centre
Location: Committee Rooms 1 and 2, 150 Borough Drive
Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Regent Park Community Centre
Location: Banquet Hall B, 402 Shuter Street
Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Etobicoke Civic Centre
Location: Meeting Rooms 1, 2, and 3, 399 The West Mall
Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Lawrence Heights Community Centre
Location: Gymnasium, 5 Replin Road
Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

A city builds a park so that people can build community. Toronto is known for our parks and natural environment, and as Toronto grows, our parks system must grow along with it.

However, there are gaps in the system; areas in the city where more must be done. And we must reinvest and re-invigorate our existing green space.

Toronto’s parks system is much more than official city parks; it includes open spaces, conservation lands, ravines, hydro corridors, schools and other privately owned, publicly accessible lands. We need to work together to ensure a livable Toronto for today, and for future generations.

The Parkland Strategy is a 20-year plan that will guide long-term planning for new parks and expansion and improved access to existing parks.  It will aid in the decision-making and prioritization of investment in parkland across the city.

To learn more, and to join in the conversation, visit 

September 2017