Category Archives: Community

PNLT SECURES 36 UNITS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING!

Join the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust (PNLT) in celebrating the acquisition and securing of a building in Parkdale with 36 units of affordable housing. Last week the Parkdale NLT purchased 22 Maynard Avenue – an at-risk low-rent residential building containing 36 apartments in Parkdale. With this acquisition, the land trust has grown its community ownership in the area from 15 to 51 units of affordable rental housing – equivalent to a 240% increase!

Join the PNLT for an online celebration on Monday, May 3rd at 6pmRegister here: https://www.eventbrite.com/…/22-maynard-celebration…

Development Proposal for Dufferin & Temple – Apr. 28

Join us for a Virtual Community Consultation Meeting to learn more about this application, ask questions and share your comments. Your feedback will help inform the City’s evaluation of the proposed development.

Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment to allow a 16-storey residential building with 273 residential (condo) units inclusive of 22 rental replacement units and 109 parking spaces at 2-24 Temple Ave. The proposal will require the demolition of 9 existing houses. There is no retail on the ground floor.

Please visit the Application Information Centre at Toronto.ca/2temple for further information, including: Applicant’s submitted plans and reports.

Councillor Perks and City Planning staff will be in attendance. We kindly ask that you join to share your comments.

Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 PM
Place: Register for Webex event (2-24 Temple Ave) > http://www.toronto.ca/cpconsultations.

Ex Place Community Consultation Meeting – Apr. 20

This is the first of two Exhibition Place on-line Community Liaison Consultation Meetings for 2021. They are planning to have a presentation by Metrolinx regarding the Ontario Line, information concerning Phase Two of the Hotel X, event outlook on the grounds, highlight their winter maintenance of pathways and open washrooms at the Horse Palace and discuss they will continue this practice as a standard going forward to encourage year-round use, additional picnic tables and grounds litter service to support summertime casual usage.

The Community will have the opportunity to join the meeting via your computer or your telephone.

Date:  Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Time:  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

To join the meeting via your computer use the link below.

WebEx https://exhibitionplace.my.webex.com/exhibitionplace.my/j.php?MTID=m51a35d1932eb394fdc6c03c15f3087df and use the password ”Explace”. To join the meeting audio-only dial (416) 216-5643, and use access code “132 025 1277”

Development Proposal for Queen W. & Brock – Apr. 19

Join a City Virtual Community Consultation Meeting to learn more about this application, ask questions and share your comments. Your feedback will help inform the City’s evaluation of the proposed development. The application is for: 1358-1360 and 1354-1356 Queen Street West and 8-10, 12 and 14 Brock Avenue.

Proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment to allow a new 9-storey mixed-use building with commercial/retail uses on the ground floor. A total of 117 new residential condo units are proposed on the upper floors including 81 one-bedroom units (69%), 23 two-bedroom units (20%) and 13 three-bedroom units (11%).

The property is currently occupied by five buildings along Queen Street West and Brock Avenue. Four two-storey retail and a three-storey mixed-use building along Queen Street West and Brock Avenue and one two-storey semi-detached building on Brock Avenue.

Further Information: Please visit the Application Information Centre at https://aic.to/1354QueenStW for further information.

This proposal is making its way through the City process, with many years of Community, Planning, Heritage and City Councillors’ involvement, to change the current 14m (3.5-storey) height limit along Queen West to 20m (6-storeys). This developer is discounting all this public work. This property also sits to the North of the proposed Parkdale Hub project (at Queen & Cowan – Public Library, Community Centre, 1313 Queen, Green P parking).

Councillor Perks and City Planning staff will be in attendance. We kindly ask that you join to share your comments.

Date: Monday, April 19, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 PM
Place: Register for Webex event (1354QueenStW) > http://www.toronto.ca/cpconsultations.

Summer Youth Paddling Program

SMALL WAVES YOUNG MINDS – Youth Summer Program (ages 7 to 15)

The ultimate youth paddling program in the heart of Parkdale. Youth will be introduced t a variety of paddle crafts including Outrigger Canoe, Kayak, and Stand Up Paddle Board. They will be taught foundational paddling skills and boat control for each craft. They will have the best instructor to participant ratio of 1:6.

Program Schedule (July 5 to Sept. 30
Outrigger Canoe & Fitness Program – Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Board – Tuesday & Thursday: 9 AM to 12:30 PM
All equipment including life jackets will be provided and sanitized before and after each use.

Pandemic Protocols:
• All paddlers (including youths) will need to submit a covid assessment form 72hrs prior to their first session
• Sanitation stations will be provided at the compound
• A distance of 2 meters must be maintained between each paddler. 
• All paddlers will be required to wear masks in the compound and within the vicinity of the compound until they are on the water.

Learn more and register: sunnysidepaddlingclub.com/youth-program

Infrastructure Improvements at the Intersection of King West, Queen West, The Queensway and Roncesvalles

Beginning February 12, 2021, work crews will begin advanced preparation work on The Queensway and KQQR intersection, ahead of the closure of the KQQR intersection scheduled for March 31, 2021.

The City of Toronto and TTC have coordinated various infrastructure upgrades in the area of King Street West, Queen Street West, The Queensway and Roncesvalles Avenue (KQQR). This includes the intersection at KQQR and roadway on The Queensway from Parkside Drive to Roncesvalles Avenue, as well as Roncesvalles Avenue from Queen Street West to Dundas Street West and rehabilitation of the Parkside Drive bridge.

Happy New Year Parkdalians!

In this time of Covid, we encourage you to give back to the community in any way that you can – whether it is donating non-perishable goods, volunteering in the community, or doing a good deed.

Here are just three suggestions of local groups doing good things: Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust, Parkdale Project Reads and Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre.

The Executive from your Parkdale Residents Association wishes you and your loved ones a safe and happy New Year.

If you are passionate about your community – JOIN the PRA Executive. Here are some of the things the PRA is currently involved in: Parkdale Hub Project, West Queen West Area Study (Bathurst to Roncy), Parkdale Heritage District Study, Exhibition Place Master Plan, Ontario Place, greening Parkdale, affordable housing.

Very best wishes to ALL Parkdalians!!