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