Items of Interest

Farmers Market
It’s farmers market season and folks in the joint Ward 13 and 14 High Park Residents Association are looking for your thoughts on a future Ward 13 Farmers Market. This Ward 13 farmers market would be a welcome addition to the farmers market currently taking place in Ward 14, on Mondays, 3 – 7 pm, at Sorauren Park.
Please take a few minutes and share your thoughts with them by completing the short survey. Please go to or click

Doors Open Toronto
One of the city’s most popular annual events, provides free access to buildings of architectural, historic, social and cultural significance to a diverse, all-ages audience. Launched in May 2000 by the City of Toronto, this award-winning event has attracted over 1.9 million visitors.

This year’s event takes place on Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29. There are several Doors Open Toronto venues in Ward 14.  Here is a list of buildings that you might like to visit:

Parkdale Arts and Cultural Centre at 1313 Queen St. West
TTC Roncesvalles Carhouse/Division – NEW! at 20 The Queensway
Riwoche Tibetan Buddhist Temple of Toronto at 28 Heintzman St West
25 RITCHIE at 25 Ritchie Street- NEW!
36 Chambers (Formerly Ushers Grocery Store) at 1266 Queen St West-NEW!

For more details, visit  Most buildings are open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days, but some hours vary.

There will be a free launch event at the Royal Ontario Museum on Friday May 27th from 4:30-8:30 p.m. The museum opens its doors to the public for free (excluding its ticketed event  “Water: The Exhibition”).  At 6:30 p.m. Dean Goodman  of Levitt Goodman Architects , hosts three notable architectural photographers (Peter MacCallum. Peter A. Sellar and Cindy Blaževic ) who will speak about their work in the ROM Lecture Theatre to kick off the 2011 Doors Open Toronto photography theme.