Three Big Events for Parkdale!

LOGO PVHSSmallMon Jul 7, 2014, 7 pm.
The First Open Meeting of the Parkdale Village Historical Society. You are invited.
172 Dunn Avenue (south of King)
BUILD OUR FUTURE this Monday !

Introductions 7-7:15
Ideas and speakers for Queen Study 7:15-7:45
Ideas and participants for Lab Cab 7:45-8:10
Break 8:10-8:45
Ideas & Plans for PVHS 8:30-8:45
In preparation: ckeck out “‘Walk’ Historic Queen Street – Here

Thurs Jul 10, 2014, 6:30 to 9 pm.
Consultation with City on The future of Queen St W in Parkdale
Parkdale Library Auditorium, 1303 Queen Street West
Attend Monday’s discussion to be well prepared for Thursday.
Read more from Gord Perks…

Sat & Sun July 26 & 27 2014 about 3 pm
Lab Cab Art Festival, Including a Historical Walk by PVHS!

Tour Name: “Parkdale Architecture and Attitudes in 1884”
Tour Guide: Jack Gibney (perhaps you, drop by Monday. See above.)
Start / Meeting Point: Elm Grove and Queen, south west corner with additional stops along Queen at Cowan and Close.
Web Site:

  1. Explore Parkdale’s societies and attitudes as reflected in the Victorian architectural styles they chose; Romanesque, Gothic, Classical and Second Empire.
  2. Consider some preservation failures and recovery options.
  3. Discuss creating a more beautiful Parkdale around our Victorian Core.

Gord wrote…

Message from Councillor Gord Perks regards Queen St West Study

In the fall of 2013 at Toronto and East York Community Council, I recommended, along with my colleagues Councillor Bailão and Councillor Layton, that City Planning staff review the policy context, built-form and heritage value of the properties on Queen Street West between Bathurst Street and Roncesvalles Avenue.

I have heard from many community members that protection of the heritage values and character of Queen Street West remains a priority as we welcome change to this street. The study will involve public consultation to clarify what defines the street character and to develop a community vision for the future. Transit capacity and parking supply will also be reviewed.

City Planning staff are now beginning the community consultations.

I invite all of you to attend and share in this work. Please see the invitation information below for details.



 The City of Toronto holds public consultations as one way to engage residents in the life of their city. We invite you to get involved.

Bathurst Street to Roncesvalles Avenue

 City Planning staff are undertaking a study to review the policy context, built form standards and heritage character of the properties on both sides of Queen Street West from Bathurst Street to Roncesvalles Avenue. The study will also look at transit capacity and parking in the vicinity of the study area, focus on understanding the character of the street and creating a vision for future development. Please join us for this important kick-off meeting where you can learn more about this study, ask questions, and share your comments and ideas.
 Date: July 10, 2014
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Place: Parkdale Library Auditorium, 1303 Queen Street West

 To speak to the planner directly, contact Avery Carr, at 416-392-0423 or . You may mail your comments to the planner at Toronto and East York District, 100 Queen St W Floor 18 E Toronto On, M5H 2N2. To provide comments online, use the link below.

 You may also contact Councillor Gord Perks, Ward 14, at (416) 392-7919, Councillor Ana Bailao, Ward 18, at (416) 392-7012, and Councillor Mike Layton, Ward 19, at (416) 392-4009.
 If you are unable to attend the meeting but want to be included in notifications, please email your name and full mailing address to Colleen Auld at

 Notice to correspondents:
Personal information received at community consultation meetings or contained in correspondence with the City is collected under sections 8 and 136 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 specifically for creating a public record of information potentially relevant to making an informed decision. Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to the Planner listed above.

 Compliance with City Council policy respecting Notice may result in you receiving duplicate notices.

 Attendant Care Services can be made available with some advance notice.

 Gord Perks
City Councillor
Ward 14, Parkdale-High Park

 Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West
2nd Floor, Suite A14
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2

Back to Top

This entry was posted in Events. Bookmark the permalink.