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

Restaurant Study – Parkdale Community Consultation Meeting

As most of you are aware, Interim Control By-Law to prohibit new restaurants and second floor expansion for one year on Queen Street West between Roncesvalles Ave and Dufferin St (Parkdale BIA area) was introduced on October 26, 2012 (link to the city council page). (and also see Inside Toronto article on this topic). Over the past few years, Parkdale area has seen … Read More

WEFC’s Food Hub Open House

West End Food Co-op has been working toward opening up a community food hub in Parkdale – coop store and community kitchen in the ground level of Parkdale Community Health Centre. This Saturday July 21st, WEFC is hosting a Open House of this exciting community hub that is opening soon! Date: July 21st (Sat), 2012Time: 12pm-4pmPlace: 1229 Queen St West Details: http://westendfood.coop/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=173

Population change in Parkdale from 2006 to 2011

Some of the 2011 census data have been already released at the Statistics Canada website, although the comparison has become difficult due to the loss of mandatory long-form census. That said, the data still tells us something. Here, Geosearch 2011 allowed to track the population change in Parkdale from 2006 to 2011 by census tract.  What do you think of this?

The Parkdale People’s Economy Project

The Parkdale People’s Economy Project is an ongoing collaboration among various community organizations to build a resilient local economy that provides access to affordable housing, healthy food and good jobs in Parkdale, Toronto.