5 Important Heritage Events!


June 21, 5:30 pm, First Nations at Peace Garden.

June 20, 6 pm, Parkdale Land Trust, Info. 

June 26, 7 to 9 pm, Parkdale & WQW HCD Reveal! 

Aug. 5, 12 noon & 2:30 PM History On The Humber, 6 Theatrical Performances. Stay Tuned.

June 21, 5:30 pm, First Nations Event at The Peace Garden.

The Three Sisters Mound project

It is a small but significant event for National Aboriginal Day on June 21. The Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden will plant a Three Sisters Mound to symbolize the Haudenosaunee people’s ties to this land. 

The Three Sisters Project is the beginning of relations between Roncesvalles Village and Six Nations of the Grand River, relations that we intend to hold with respect, and nurture. 

For this project we went to Six Nations, where we participated in a community planting, and learned how to plant a Mound. We were given white corn seeds, and learned much about the significance of corn, beans, squash agriculture.  We look forward to a harvest in the fall with an Elder or Haudenosaunee teacher to lead in a harvest ceremony. 

The date and time are: Wednesday June 21, at 5:30 pm.  It will be 45 minutes to an hour, no more. We will share what we learned about Three Sisters Mounds. The heavy work is 1 Two Row Wampum Belt smalldone already. You may do a little symbolic planting, or perhaps you will sit in the leafy shade and enjoy watching others take turns. This is a community event. Abby Bushby DundasRoncesvallesPeaceGarden.com

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June 20, 6-8 pm, Parkdale Land Trust, Information Night

At St Mark Church Sanctuary – 201 Cowan Avenue. Please RSVP here  The Parkdale Community Economic Development (PCED) Planning Project would like to invite you to a two part learning series on community development that will:  Make you aware of the increasing influx of development in Parkdale and prepare you to gain greater community control and Inform you about current development and planning processes in the neighbourhood.

The panel: Benjamin Hoff, Urban Strategies, Clara Stewart-Robertson, Jane/Finch Comm. & Family Centre and Claire-Helene Heese-Boutin, PNLT, Moderated by Emily Paradis, University of Toronto. Back to top.


June 26, 7 to 9 pm. WQW HCD Update by City, Heritage Conservation Planning

Monday, June 26, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 1115 Queen Street West – The Theatre Centre

The presentation from City Staff will include:

  • Brief summary of the report from Heritage Preservation Services regarding the West Queen West and Parkdale Main Street Heritage Conservation Districts;
  • Background on the Planning Study;
  • Summary of applicable planning policies;
  • Summary of building guidelines and approaches to main street development;
  • A discussion of the type of development that may be possible on West Queen West; and,
  • Next steps in the Planning Study process.

Discussion: The second half of the meeting will open the floor to questions and comments. Input from that meeting will help the Planners to continue our work on the Planning Study.

The WQW Planning Team looks forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Thank You, Graig Uens, MCIP, RPP
Senior Planner, Community Planning, 416-397-4647
 guens@toronto.ca , http://www.toronto.ca/planning/

City’s Heritage Report on History and Plans   GREAT READ!!
I recommend you download these to your computer to read them to fully appreciate the rich historical record the city planners have carefully made for us. The mind set is still, unabashedly, British Colonial. Beautiful old Architecture but less beautiful old mind set. We are on land taken from, but not given by, the Mississaugas between 1764 and 1848.


Direct link to the same information on the City Web Site. http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2017.PB24.2

My Concern: Will we have to accept glass and steel pouring up from the roves of our heritage buildings? Intensification vs Heritage. What do you think?

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One Response to 5 Important Heritage Events!

  1. Jordan MacLachlan says:

    There is much going on just now, and it is so very exciting. I swear there is an energy in the air right now around all of this, it is magical. The 21st is the most magical time of the year – the Summer Solstice. The First Nations Peace Garden and, if I am correct, National Indigenous People’s day across Canada. I have been listening to stories and music this week online and have been so deeply moved – to tears and to hope/inspiration. All I can say is that I am humbled, and thank you.

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