Parkdale Residents rally against 19- and 21-storey condos at public meeting Oct 29 2015

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Dufferin & King W Development Meeting Thurs 7 pm 171 Dunn

Dufferin St to be 21 stories of condos

Dufferin St to be 21 stories of condos

The City is holding a Community Consultation meeting where you can learn more about this application, ask questions and share your comments.

Thursday, October 29, 2015,  7:00pm – 9:00pm
Place:  Parkdale United Church (Church Hall at 171 Dunn Avenue)

The proposed rezoning application is to permit two residential buildings at the intersection of King Street West and Dufferin Street.  The proposed development at 1181 King St W is 21 storeys (located on the north east corner site) and at 1221 King St W is 19 storeys (located just past the southwest corner).  Both buildings would have commercial uses on the ground floor, 3 levels of underground parking and a total of 749 residential units across both sites.

To speak to the planner directly, contact Elise Hug, at 416-338-2560 or  You may also mail your comments to the planner at Toronto and East York District, 100 Queen St W Floor 18 E Toronto On, M5H 2N2.

Notice to correspondents:
Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

1182 + 1221 King St W As it appears now with some King Street History.

Densification comes to in South Parkdale. See you there. Click on any picture for large pictures.

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Did Étienne Brûlé Traveled Along Carrying Place ?

Thurs, Sept 24, 2015, 7 pm, at Montgomery’s Inn 4709 Dundas Street West: Find out if Étienne Brûlé went “From the Humber to the land of the Susquehanna in his historic journey of 1615.” Join Etobicoke Historical Society director and event organizer Hugh Barnett at the monthly EHS meeting, on a tour of some of the myths and facts surrounding Brûlé’s epic journey of 1615. Often credited with being the first European to visit the regions that now make up modern-day Toronto, a great deal of controversy persists today surrounding the actual route taken by Brûlé, French interpreter and fur trader, on his mission for Samuel de Champlain in the autumn of 1615. Did he actually travel the Tkaronto Portage, or Toronto Carrying Place Trail, along the Humber River to Lake Ontario, or did he in fact take a different, more westerly route, south to Lake Erie? Was he indeed the first European to visit modern-day Pennsylvania, traveling as far as the English settlement at Jamestown, or did he lie about the details of his journey to Champlain? What evidence do we have for his route today? Refreshments at 7 pm; the speaker begins at 7:30 pm. Montgomery’s Inn is at 4709 Dundas Street West at Islington Avenue, 3 blocks north of the Islington Subway Station.

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Swansea 8,000 Years

Sunday, September 13, 12 – 6pm, 222 Riverside Drive – Lucy Maud Montgomery Parkette, Free

This 1-day event is in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Etienne Brûlé’s expedition with the Wendat (Huron) down the Toronto Carrying Place Trail to the shores of Lake Ontario. Come and meet Etienne Brûlé and the many great historical figures who ventured the Trail leading to the development of Toronto as we know it today!

Plenty of things to do for ALL ages. A few highlights:
♦  You can be a part of history – audition to be one of the historical figures – click here.
♦  Unveiling of The Moccasin Project with Elder Gary Sault of the Mississauga of the New Credit Nation
♦  Arrival of the final stage of the 3-day Brûlé-Wendat Expedition
♦ Savour historic food prepared by Chantal Vechambre
♦ Métis Fiddler Quartet

Rain or Shine – Entrance is FREE (click here for more detail)

Date: Sunday, September 13th
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Place: 222 Riverside Drive – Lucy Maud Montgomery Parkette

Co-Hosted by the Swansea Historical Society and the Swansea Area Ratepayers Association

For More related events visit Swansea Historical Society Article here.

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