Swansea Town Hall Community Centre – Seeking New Board Members

Posted on February 27, 2019

Swansea Town Hall is a locally based organization that promotes community building. They enable a variety of activities and services for all ages by offering welcoming, accessible and affordable space; hosting public services and providing community programming.

More information and the application can be found at http://swanseatownhall.ca/sth/?p=2093 . The application deadline is March 18th, 2019

March Break – Girls Who Code Club at Parkdale Centre for Innovation

Posted on February 26, 2019

Parkdale Centre is excited to launch a chapter of “Girls Who Code” Club in Parkdale, grades 6 – 12! These clubs are a fun, supportive place for girls to get together and learn computer science by building a project they care about. The first meetings are scheduled this March Break Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12-2 pm.

There are scholarships available for Parkdale families and newcomers! To find more information or to register visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/march-break-girls-who-code-club-tickets-57217325561 .

Share your views at the Ontario Place Subcommittee Meeting – March 5, 2019

Posted on February 26, 2019

Ontario Place is a critical part of our City and our Province. Recently, the Provincial Government announced the dissolution of the governing body of Ontario Place and indicated their intention to move forward with a future redevelopment of the Ontario Place lands. Any potential changes to Ontario Place must be made in the public interest and must include a rigorous public consultation process.

An Ontario Place Subcommittee of Toronto and East York Community Council was established at the January 15th meeting. http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2019.TE2.82 

The first meeting of the Subcommittee of Ontario Place will be on Tuesday March 5th at 5:30pm, City Hall, Committee Room 1. Members of the public are welcome to attend, submit communications, and register to speak to share their views publicly.

For more information on speaking to Committee, click here. To register to speak on March 5th, please email teycc@toronto.ca.

16th Annual Clean Toronto Together – Registration Opens March 1

Posted on February 25, 2019

Toronto’s annual spring cleanup will take place on April 26-28, 2019. Join 200,000 residents, students, businesses, organizations and community groups for the 16th annual city-wide cleanup of public spaces. Save the dates:

  • Community Cleanup Days: Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28
  • Corporate 20-Minute Makeover and School Cleanups: Friday, April 26

All participants – including community, corporate, school, and councillor-led groups – must register their cleanups. The City will arrange special litter collections (April 26-28) for registered cleanups, subject to approval. Registration also prevents multiple groups from cleaning the same space.

Registration opens March 1st. Find more information on this program here

March Break Family skate at Coca-Cola Coliseum

Posted on February 21, 2019

Free Family Skate at Coca-Cola Coliseum, 45 Manitoba Drive, Exhibition Place on March 11, 12, 13, & 15 from 2:30 – 5pm. Children 12 years and under are required to wear a CSA approved helmet. Skate rentals and sharpening are not available.

Coca-Cola March Break 2019

Biodiversity in the City – Upcoming Consultation Events

Posted on February 21, 2019

City Planning in collaboration with Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Environment and Energy, and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority are inviting public comments on the draft Biodiversity Strategy at the 3 upcoming public consultation events identified below. More details can be found on the website and links to Facebook event invitations.


Tuesday, February 26 Scarborough Civic Centre 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. presentation at 6:30 p.m.


Thursday February 28 Humber Arboretum 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. presentation at 6:30 (there will also  be an outdoors walk at 4:30)


Saturday March 2 Royal Ontario Museum 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.  presentations at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.


Public consultation on Clothing Drop Boxes Bylaw – February 28, 2019

Posted on February 21, 2019

The City of Toronto is undertaking a review of the Clothing Drop Boxes Bylaw and wants to hear from residents. The aim of the review is to discuss potential improvements to the bylaw to ensure that clothing drop boxes remain safe and maintained.

The public is invited to attend a consultation on Thursday, February 28 from 6 to 8 p.m., in Committee Room 3, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

Feedback may also be sent by email to mlsfeedback@toronto.ca.

Clothing drop boxes play an important role in the city, helping to divert items from landfill and raise money for charity. Under the current bylaw, clothing drop box operators who are not registered as a charitable or not-for-profit organization are required to obtain a clothing drop box licence. Additionally, all clothing drop boxes must display a permit. The City has issued close to 500 clothing drop box permits. A maximum of two clothing drop boxes are allowed per location.

Feedback from this consultation will be used to inform a report to General Government and Licensing Committee in the second quarter of 2019.

To learn more about the review, visit http://ow.ly/SqGe30nItzE.

Parkdale Library Building Improvement – Community Open House – March 7, 2019

Posted on February 19, 2019

Parkdale Library has been a valued part of our community for over 50 years; well loved, well used. Now it’s time to refresh and renew.

Parkdale Library will be closing for approximately 3 months to redesign and revitalize the main floor. This includes enhancements to the Musical Instrument Lending Library, added flexibility to deliver programs, new carpeting and more public seating.

Join Toronto Public Library for a Community Open House to meet library staff, who will answer questions and listen to your feedback.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Drop in 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Parkdale Library (1303 Queen St. West)


Events at Lambton House – The PandaBand Pub Night – March 1 & Queen’s York Rangers’ Simcoe Seminar – March 26, 2019

Posted on February 19, 2019

The PandaBand Pub Night@Lambton House (No Cover)

March 1, 2019 from 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Lambton House (4066 Old Dundas Street)

Enjoy the live music of The PandaBand who play a happy mix of classic rock, folk and pop tunes. While listening to some great music in historic Lambton House, guests can also feast on roast beef sandwiches and a variety of beers and wines. With no cover charge, it is a great way to spend a Friday night with friends and neighbours. Doors open at 6:00 and music begins at 8:00pm.

“Will the Afghan conflict end?” QYR Simcoe Seminar@Lambton House (Free) 

March 26, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Lambton House (4066 Old Dundas Street)

The Simcoe Seminars are presented by the Queen’s York Rangers Regimental Council. “Will the Afghan conflict end?” panel speakers about the Afghan insurgency are: Colonel Dwayne Hobbs, LCol Phil Halton and Captain Chris Wattie. Copies of Halton’s “This Shall Be a House of Peace” and Wattie’s “Contact Charley,” both about Afghanistan, will be available for purchase. All proceeds from book sales go to the Regimental Council of the Queen’s Rangers, which benefits the soldiers of the Regiment. Doors open at 6:00pm. The Seminar begins at 7:00pm. Refreshments. Freewill giving appreciated.


TTC Open House: The Junction Area Study – February 20, 2019

Posted on February 15, 2019

The TTC and Councillor Perks invite you to a public open house to learn more about the Junction Area Bus Study.

Venue: West Toronto Baptist Church (3049 Dundas St West)

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

We are proposing changes to the bus network in The Junction to improve customer travel time by removing gaps in service. TTC staff will be on hand to answer any questions.



February 2019