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

Co-op Cred program in action!

Co-op cred program is a community food security accessibility tool based on an alternative currency model that facilitates low-income people’s participation in the healthy and economic benefits of local, organic, and sustainable food. Community members engage in volunteer activities at community organizations like West End Food Co-op and Greenest City and receive co-op creds in return while also enabling them … Read More