NLT strategic planning update

Neighbourhood Land Trust has been going through strategic planning sessions to identify, prioritize and strategize key areas of activities. Since CLT work is relatively new in Toronto, it has been a challenge to align key milestones and activities with an overall goal of developing a CLT in the Parkdale area. The strategic planning session identified four key areas – now … Read More

Parkdale Community Food Market gets insideToronto

Round two of the Parkdale Community Food Market is underway and we are ecstatic! Though the nuts and bolts are still being finalized we couldn’t help but share some of the great support and attention this project is receiving. Parkdale Food Network member and Parkdale villager reporter Erin Hatfield wrote a great piece – link below- on the work the PFN is … Read More

Report back from June 26 PFN meeting

The Parkdale Food Network held its third meeting on June 26 2013 at the Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre and brought together over 30 participants from a wide range of  collaborators from local social service agencies, city staff, housing providers, and community members. The PFN meeting was convened as an opportunity for collective reflection on the PFN’s efforts for the past year … Read More

Parkdale Food Network Meeting June 26th

Parkdale Food Network holds its third Community Meeting as follows. Date: June 26th (Wed)Time: 2-5 p.mLocation: Masaryk-Cowan Community Center(220 Cowan Ave: Click here for MAP)RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.ca/event/7043267603

The Queen Street West Restaurant Study

The City Planning Division has been conducting a Queen Street West Restaurant Study for the Parkdale area between Dufferin St. and Roncesvalles Ave. The study aims to assess whether any additional zoning controls could be used to mitigate some negative impacts of the concentration of restaurants and bars in the area. The public consultation meeting is scheduled on April 29 (Monday) 2013 … Read More

PARC Co-op Cred program updates

It has been two months since the PARC Co-op cred program began in partnership with the West End Food Coop (see the orientation session facilitated by the WEFC). Currently, PARC Ambassadors are taking part in the program at two sites: WEFC co-op store and Greenest City’s community garden. At the WEFC site, 5 PARC Ambassadors work as kitchen staff, produce staff … Read More

The dawn of community engagement in local land use debate

The NLT made its debut! We had the table for the Parkdale BIA event, ‘Spring Into Parkdale’ and facilitated the participatory exercise. People were asked 1) to  pin a dot  for where and how long they live in Parkdale and 2) to place a post-it for where and what they would like to see more in Parkdale. Different colours of … Read More

NLT will be at Parkdale BIA’s ‘Spring into Parkdale’ event

Neighbourhood Land Trust – a community land trust in Parkdale – is going to have a table at Parkdale BIA’s ‘Spring into Parkdale‘ event. If you are interested in ‘community ownership of land’, democratic local management, or alternative land development,  please come out to find out more at the NLT table! We also have an exciting participatory exercise ready so … Read More

Planting the seeds of CLT in Toronto

On February 15th 2013, Parkdale’s community land trust, Neighbourhood Land Trust, was invited to a Community Land Trust Workshop at the University of Toronto, organized by Susannah Bunce from UofT and a collaborative researcher, Yesim Sungu-Eryilmaz from Boston University. The workshop featured John Emmeus Davis, a CLT consultant from Burlington Associates, while convening practitioners, researchers, and students from various organizations in Toronto who are interested in the … Read More

PARC and PPE at YIMBY Festival 2013!

PARC and its collaborative project, Parkdale People’s Economy were at the 6th annual YIMBY! Festival! It was a great opportunity to showcase PARC’s ongoing activities as “A community where people rebuild their lives” through providing supportive housing programs, one of the largest drop-in meal programs in Toronto,  outreach programs, Ambassadors project, and many others. PARC’s Prezi presentation And, PPE presented its community … Read More