57 Brock Avenue Update

Posted on November 9, 2017

The developer of 57 Brock Avenue, Brock Seaforth Inc.,  have submitted a Settlement Proposal to the city. 

 City Legal and City Planning have accepted this settlement proposal by submitting a Staff Report to the November 7-9th City Council Meeting. The item is available online at :http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2017.CC34.12

This settlement  agreement will be heard prior to the OMB prehearing that was scheduled for November 23rd.

 The presentation from the Community Meeting :

Community Meeting Presentation

Pia Bouman’s 32nd Nutcracker – December 15th -17th, 2017

Posted on November 9, 2017

Pia Bouman’s 32nd Nutcracker

Presenter: Pia Bouman’s School for Ballet and Creative Movement

Grab your friends and family and join us for a magical performance of the classic ballet, the Nutcracker. In its 32nd year, the production by the Pia Bouman School for Ballet has become an annual holiday tradition for many in Parkdale and the wider Toronto community. 

Our mandate embraces everyone who wants to learn dance, to create and to perform. Students who demonstrate their dedication and love for dance and for performance have a chance to be part of this amazing culmination of artistic vision and community effort. We look forward to seeing you there!

Times and dates:

Friday Dec 15, 7:30 pm

Saturday Dec 16, 1:30 pm and 7:30 pm

Sunday Dec 17,  1:30 pm

Location: Humberside Collegiate Institute – Lismer Hall, 280 Quebec Ave 

Admission price: $10-$50

Ticket website: https://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/TicketRequest?eventId=1187954&presenter=PIABOUMAN&venue=&event=&version=&tck=true

Website: http://www.piaboumanschool.org/nutcracker/

Join the conversation – Help re-name Toronto’s homelessness system

Posted on November 9, 2017


Help re-name Toronto’s homelessness system!

Council recently adopted a review (http://bit.ly/2o1r0Rj) of how the City locates homeless shelters making it clear that the conversation about homelessness services has to change. To do that, homeless shelters—programs, service delivery models, and building designs—all need to be transformed. This is underway now to emphasize that services exist to support clients to move to permanent housing as quickly as possible and with supports to assist them to keep their homes.

Understanding that language and names are powerful signals of the transformative changes being proposed through the new service model, Council also suggested staff consider new names for the service.

The City is seeking the input of Toronto residents in this process. Your input will help inform an external consultant’s recommendations regarding a possible new name for the homelessness services system, including shelters, to better reflect the positive roles that these play in communities and in the lives of our most vulnerable residents.

The survey takes only a few minutes to complete and is open until 12 December, 2017. You can access it here: http://bit.ly/2z9o6j7

Toronto Animal Services cat adoption event this weekend (All cats are $25) – November 10th – 12th, 2017

Posted on November 9, 2017


Are you coming over this weekend? From Friday to Sunday, (November 10 to 12) all cats are $25 plus taxes and licence. At all our shelters plus PetSmart at 835 Eglinton Ave W. Go to toronto.ca/adoptapet to view available cats!

High Park Stewards | High Park Buckthorn Busting – Sunday, November 12 (and 26)

Posted on November 9, 2017

Sunday, November 12 and 26, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Grenadier Restaurant, Colborne Lodge Drive and Centre Road, Toronto, ON

Help the High Park Stewards remove buckthorn, one of the worst invasive species in High Park. Buckthorn removal is a popular activity for anyone who likes being outdoors and finds satisfaction in restoring the park’s ecology; a few hours of work make a real difference. For students, it is also a way to collect volunteer hours.

Another group will work on the boulevard beds, a native plant garden in front of the Grenadier Restaurant.

The final session, on November 26, will be followed by a potluck lunch at the Howard Park Tennis Club (430 Parkside Drive).

Please meet us at 10:30 am in front of the Grenadier Restaurant if you want to work on the boulevard beds, or go directly to the site near Howard Park Avenue and Parkside Drive for buckthorn busting (see the map on the web site).

For more information:


November 2017