Parkdale People’s Economy – Working Groups

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On Monday, August 20th, 2018, the Parkdale People’s Economy will be bringing together our eight working groups for an evening of community visioning and collaboration! The gathering will provide a space for community members to learn about the Parkdale Community Plan, move forward our priority actions for 2018, and engage in participatory budgeting. We will be providing food, childcare, Tibetan … Read More

Parkdale People’s Economy – Working Groups

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On Monday, April 30th, 2018, the Parkdale People’s Economy will be bringing together our seven working groups for an evening of community visioning and collaboration! The gathering will provide a space for community members to learn about the Parkdale Community Plan, move forward our priority actions for 2018, and engage in participatory budgeting. We will be providing food, childcare, Tibetan … Read More

Parkdale Leadership Training Series

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Are you committed to social justice in Parkdale? Do you want to gain knowledge and experience in community organizing? Do you want to see people like you reflected in local leadership? If you answered yes to these questions, please apply to the Parkdale Leadership Training Series! The Parkdale People’s Economy and The Public Studio are partnering to provide a training series … Read More

Parkdale People’s Economy – Working Groups

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On February 26, 2018, the Parkdale People’s Economy will be bringing together our seven working groups for an evening of community visioning and collaboration! The gathering will provide a space for community members to learn about the Parkdale Community Plan, review the directions, and set out priority actions for 2018. We will be providing food, childcare, translation services, and TTC … Read More

Not in our Lifetime: Neighbourhood Assembly to oppose the King Street Luxury Condo Proposal

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Not in our Lifetime: Neighbourhood Assembly to oppose the King Street Luxury Condo Proposal Date: Thursday November 9th, 2017Time: 7-9PMLocation: 201 Cowan Ave (Basement) Lifetime Developments has proposed a 14-storey and 17-storey luxury condo development at the intersection of King and Dufferin. The developer is proposing to build 703 luxury residential units and 10 retail units, yet not one unit will be affordable. … Read More

Parkdale Community Benefits Workshops

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PCED is hosting a series of Community Benefits Workshops for Parkdale on Wednesday August 30th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and Thursday September 7th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm*. Come learn about new developments arriving in Parkdale, discuss how they will impact the neighbourhood, and collectively develop ideas for how these developments can be best leveraged to benefit our community. Building on … Read More

On Community Benefits: Development 101

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On June 20th, 2017, the Parkdale Community Economic Development (PCED) held a panel discussion entitled On Community Benefits: Development 101. Moderated by Emily Paradis (University of Toronto), panelists Benjamin Hoff (Urban Strategies), Clara Stewart-Robertson (Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre) and Claire-Helen Heese-Boutin (Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust) provided an overview of development and planning processes in Parkdale, with an emphasis on … Read More

Community Benefits 101

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On June 29th Parkdale Community Economic Development held their second panel discussion entitled On Community Benefits: Community Benefits 101. This discussion was moderated by Jenn Miller (Aktinson Foundation) and featured Rosemarie Powell (Toronto Community Benefit Network), Mariam Paul (East Scarborough Storefront) and Alejandra Bravo (Broadbent Institute). Drawing from their own perspectives and experiences, the panelists offered in-depth analyses of how … Read More

PCED Learning Series – On Community Benefits

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Come learn about how to gain greater community control over development in Parkdale! On Community Benefits is a two-part learning series organized by the Parkdale Community Economic Development (PCED) Planning Project. The neighbourhoodwide planning initiative has been led by over 30 community-based organizations to build Decent Work, Shared Wealth, and Equitable Development in Parkdale. Through a series of community-based consultations, … Read More

PCED Solidarity Statement with the Parkdale Rent Strike

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As members of the Parkdale Community Economic Development (PCED) Steering Committee, we would like to voice our support for the 200 tenants on rent strike against MetCap. We call upon Metcap to withdraw their rent increases, cease their campaign of tenant harassment and eviction, and address the structural repairs necessary to allow for a decent, healthy, and affordable quality of … Read More