Affordable Housing Panel Discussion: March 14, 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018

Hi Parkdalians,

Options for new affordable housing in Parkdale

Parkdale Residence Association and Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust are holding a Panel Discussion on the options for creating new affordable housing in Parkdale.

Toronto is experiencing a housing affordability crisis. Rents are skyrocketing, pricing low and middle income people our of their communities, while home-ownership is increasingly unattainable for the majority of Torontonians.

In Parkdale and beyond residents have demanded “affordable housing now!” This begs the question what options do we have for creating more affordable housing in Parkdale?

Panelists will provide an introduction to the opportunities and challenges of some of these options including: Cooperative Housing, Affordable Home Ownership, inclusionary zoning, non-profit rental housing and Community Land Trusts.
Possible solutions will also be discussed.

Mercedes Sharp – Parkdale People’s Economy – What is affordable?
Anjala Kulasegaram – Cooperative Housing Federation of Toronto
ArtScape – Affordable Housing Ownership For Artists
Cheri DiNovo – Inclusionary Zoning – How will it create affordable housing for Parkdale

You can register HERE.

Date: Wed., March 14th, 2018

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: 20 West Lodge Avenue, May Robinson Auditorium

Toronto Local Appeal Body – Public Consultation on April 18, 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018

The TLAB wishes to hear submissions related to any Rule, Practice Direction, Form, or the Public Guide. Oral presentations should be organized by specific topic, such as the number of the Rule, Practice Direction, or Form, or section of the Public Guide.

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Time: 2:00 to 5:30 PM and 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Location: Scarborough Civic Centre

150 Borough Drive

Scarborough, Ontario M1P 4N7

Room: Council Chambers

TLAB Public Consultation Invite April 2018

LEAF Tree Planting Program

Posted on March 8, 2018

Bring a LEAF Arborist to your Yard – Virtually!

The LEAF Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Tree Planting Program now offers virtual consultations to residents of Toronto. The DIY program includes:

  • online educational videos
  • virtual consultation with an arborist
  • a selection of native trees and shrubs to choose from
  • delivery of your trees and shrubs, along with mulch
  • tree planting guide to help you plant properly

For more information and to book your virtual consultation visit

Roncesvalles Refugee Relief Fundraiser – April 12, 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018


Roncesvalles Refugee Relief (RRR) is raising money to sponsor a third family.  To do so they are holding another wonderful community event. The theme of the evening is Food Binds; in most cultures coming together involves food.  They will be having an oyster bar provided by De La Mer, tasty appetizers made by The Cookery, olive oil and balsamic vinegar tastings from My Olive and more.  There will also be homemade middle eastern delicacies made by three Syrian women who will be in attendance.

Tickets are $80.00 and include food, music, silent auction and a drink.

To purchase tickets, please visit their website at

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Gallery 345

345 Sorauren Ave

Toronto, Ontario

M6R 2G5

You can also check out their website to see how they have been supporting Government Assisted Refugees for the past two years.  GARs do not have the support of a sponsorship group to help them settle in their new life in Canada so RRR has tried to fill the that void for several families.


March 2018