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• The City's list of "stakeholders" who were contacted to give their opinions about the Recreation Service Plan in May and June, 2011 (and the Parks Plan in September 2011).
HARBORD VILLAGE RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION
--is listed as “Harbord Residents’ Association” on the city website, but is actually the HVRA
Harbord Village Residents’ Association – P.O. Box 68522, 360A Bloor St West, Toronto Ontario, M5S 1X1
The HVRA is a volunteer organization of residents committed to strengthening and preserving the stability, distinctive character and quality of life of our neighbourhood. Harbord Village is bordered on the north and south by Bloor and College Streets, and east and west by Spadina Ave and Bathurst St.
The HVRA organizes a number of events, including an annual pumpkin festival and fall fair, a seasonal farmers market, and tree planting in the Harbord Village neighbourhood. The Association also deals with graffiti removal, heritage conservation, fire safety, and environmental issues.
The HVRS is currently working on the redesign of the Brunswick-College Parkette.
416-961-1698 extention 35 email@example.com
The Harbord Street BIA believe it’s all about community. As one of Toronto’s premier neighbourhoods in the South Annex, our friendly community has a small town charm in the heart of the big city within the shadow of the University of Toronto downtown campus. Please shop, dine and visit our unique Hamlet within the City.
HS BIA Community Programs and Activities:
The Harbord Street BIA is a strong supporter of the Toronto Youth Ambassador organization. This organization has hundreds of youth members volunteering their time for municipal and non profit organizations. As Chair of the Task Force we have endorsed this organization as an example of how youth can make a difference in our communities.
Out of the Cold program: Working with non-profit organizations in assisting the homeless conditions in and around Toronto.
627 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto Ontario, M5V 3G3
Harbourfront Community Centre is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with residents and community-minded organizations to create a safe and supportive environment for people of all ages. By engaging the community, we ensure that HCC’s activities will meet the growing and diverse needs of our neighbourhood – now and in the future. Living along side each other, Toronto’s Harbourfront is home to active young people, families, and an increasing number of seniors.
In our work, Harbourfront Community Centre strives to:
HCC strives to create a safe and supportive place where everyone is welcome! We offer a number of community services including a clothing program, community computer access (18+ years), emergency support as well as a number of community programs.
At HCC, we have four garden projects that volunteers can participate in:
THE HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION OF ONTARIO
2300 Yonge Street, Suite 1300, P.O. Box 2414, Toronto Ontario, M4P 1E4
The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through:
2411 Lawrence Ave East, Scarborough Ontario, M1P 4X1
33 Winona Drive, Toronto Ontario, M6G 3Z7
The Hellenic Home for the Aged is a not for profit organization dedicated to providing exceptional quality care and services to the seniors in our community that enhance their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healthy. Our seniors live in a nurturing environment that respects, enhances and promotes their dignity, independence and happiness. The Home offers a unique cultural setting – one that is proud to recognize customs and traditions of our residents who are of a predominantly Greek ethnic background – but with a long-standing commitment to provide for the needs of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
The Hellenic Home for the Aged is comprised of two main divisions: Housing and Long Term Care.
23 Audley Ave, Toronto Ontario, M4M 1P5
Hideaway Park features a playground, wading pool, and dog off-leash area. It also offers drop-in swimming programs.
The park is not visible from any street, it is only accessible through laneways/alleys.
HIGH PARK COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL
95 Lavinia Ave, P.O. Box 108, Toronto Ontario, M6S 3H9
The HPCAC was formed in 1995 by an order-in-council by the City of Toronto as a volunteer organization to provide input and feedback on the preservation and improvements required to protect High Park for future generations.
The mandate of the HPCAC is to facilitate ongoing public input and assistance in the stewardship of High Park for present and future generations of park users.
High Park Initiatives is a registered charity dedicated to supporting volunteer-led environmental education and stewardship programs in Toronto’s High Park. HPI works to facilitate the protection, conservation and ecological restoration of the Park’s woodland, savannah and wetland ecosystems. Our mandate is achieved through carrying out and providing support for various innovative restoration, public education and research programs. The main vehicle through which HPI functions is the High Park Nature Centre. This award-winning environmental education centre located within High Park aims to offer an enriched educational experience that will have a long-term impact on individual attitudes toward the natural environment and contribute to the protection of High Park’s rare and significant natural areas.
The HPI works in partnership with programs of the High Park Community Advisory Council, various community organizations and City of Toronto departments to fulfill our mandate.
The High Park Initiatives mission is to protect, preserve, restore and respect the natural environment in High Park by creating awareness, educating and inspiring action.
High Park Residents Association
Chair -Jeff Derksen, Vice-Chair -Chris Ganowski, Teasurer -Jilian Saweczko firstname.lastname@example.org
HPRA's catchment area includes over 15,000 residents living in two distinct geographical areas bordering High Park. The High Park Residents' Association (HPRA) actively promotes local civic engagement as a means of creating solution "wins" for all!
Current initiatives of the HPRA and its Members: This Is My Park - a committee struck to solicit opinion from residents about development plans on properties adjacent to High Park. http://highparkra.org/blooroakmount.htm Neighbours east of Roncesvalles have expressed concerns about a development application for lands on Howard Park Avenue between Roncesvalles and Dundas West. http://highparkra.org/howardparkcondo.html
Once every half-century or so, major infrastructure deserves a refresh. With the Airport Rail Link (ARL) coming soon to our neighbourhood, the time has come to help design a rejuvenated and reconnected transportation hub at Bloor and Dundas! http://highparkra.org/bloor-dundas-transit-hub.htm
747 St Clair Ave West, Toronto Ontairo, M6C 4A4
The Hillcrest Village BIA represents the businesses on St Clair Ave West between Christie St and Winona Drive, Toronto. Founded in 1984, the organization is managed by a voluntary Board of Directors who are involved with area businesses.
The organization has been involved in number of activities designed to make the area more attractive to shoppers and diners from near and far, as well as residents:
HILLTOP COMMUNITY SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL
35 Trehorne Drive, Etobicoke Ontario, M9P 1N8
Hilltop Community School is located in the Royal York Road and Eglinton Ave area in the Etobicoke-York District. The office is housed within Hilltop Middle School and a wide array of recreation programs are offered within the school and the surrounding community. Program areas include preschool, arts, sports, fitness, general interest, camps and programs for children and youth with special needs.
Registered programs offered include: art, music, dance, fitness, sports, preschool interactive play, children’s camps.
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, HOLY TRINITY CHURCH
10 Trinity Square, Toronto Ontario, M5G 1B1
Holy Trinity is a unique church whose community is characterized by informality, where both traditional and contemporary worship are available. It is a church of inclusivity, both in language and comprehensive lay participation. We are a community of artists, activists, theologians, cooks, writers, students, queer and straight, lay people and clerics. We are part of the Diocese of Toronto in Anglican Church of Canada and celebrate its tradition. At the same time we are unafraid to challenge what we believe to be wrong.
We are involved in and develop work in many areas from music to homelessness, lunch to refugees. Caring is given and received in an atmosphere which links traditional faith to today’s issues.
HORNER AVE SENIORS ADVISORY BOARD
320 Horner Ave, Etobicoke Ontario, M8W 1Z3
Horner is a smaller friendly centre where you can make new friends or renew old acquaintances. Learn something new or enjoy a familiar activity, we have something for every interest. We offer great food and excellent entertainment at our special events.
The Centre offers drop-in programs in arts and games, as well as registered programs in arts, fitness, and trips to off-site locations.
HUMBER COMMUNITY SENIORS’ SERVICES INC
1167 Weston Road, Toronto Ontario, M6M 4P5
We endeavour to enhance the quality of life for seniors and physicall and mentally challenged citizens through the delivery of Home Support Services, which promote independent living in the community.
The Humber Community Seniors’ Services Inc offers an array of services, including: Meals on Wheels, caring garden adult day services, transportation, telephone reassurance, escorted monthly outings, home help, and home and property support services.
850 Humberwood Blvd, Etobicoke Ontario, M9W 7A6
At the Humberwood Centre, four owners (the Toronto Catholic District School Board, the Toronto District School Board, Toronto Parks and Recreation Services and the Toronto Public Library Board) share one integrated, mixed-use facility as business partners. The city of Toronto contributed the land and three Ontario ministries provided capital funding from an inter-ministerial pool of funds. Even the design team was a joint venture between two architectural firms. The facility is a 212,300 square foot, three-storey building with two elementary schools, a public library, a community centre, community hall and triple gymnasium.
The Centre’s facilities also include a ball diamond, kitchen and stage. Registered programs are offered in the arts, fitness, sports, and various general interest classes, as well as children’s camps.
The Centre is located on the west edge of the Humberwoods Park.
HURON STREET COMMUNITY GARDEN, HURON STREET COMMUNITY GARDEN
The Huron Street Community Garden is located in an unnamed City of Toronto park behind the Lillian H. Smith Public Library. It is the first community garden in Toronto that is located on land owned by the Toronto Parks Department. Originally it was designated to become a city park until Laura Berman - Community Garden Co-ordinator for Food Share, a non-profit agency based in Toronto - approached the city with a request to turn it into a community garden. With start-up funding from Foodshare, the City and other donors, the garden is a loosely-organized group of gardeners in use since 1997.
The garden now boasts twenty-two plots with a beautiful perennial border.
Ice Masters info to come.
67 Yonge Street, Suite 1101
Toronto, ON M5E 1J8
Bathurst Quay has been identified as the most appropriate waterfront location for Ireland Park, not only on account of its frontage on the water, the physical connecting medium between Ireland and Canada, but also for historical reasons.
This is not a typical Toronto park - it is an emotional and evocative place that might call up long lost memories of destitute ancestors arriving from blight ravaged Ireland on our Canadian shore with hopes for a new life in a new land.
The park design consciously looks to create a feeling for the kind of landscape that was left behind in Ireland - a bare and craggy western landscape comprising poor agricultural land on which the Irish tenant farmers could only subsist by growing potatoes in the smallest of fields. It deals with the contrasting human experiences of devastation and hopefulness.
The Making of Ireland Park
The making of Ireland Park dates back 11 years when Robert G. Kearns, first viewed Rowan Gillespie’s ‘Departure’ series of famine figures in Dublin. These sculptures were donated by Norma Smurfit of the Foundation to the people of and the citizens of Dublin in 1997 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the famine. These seven sculptures stand on the Liffey quayside and depict Irish famine immigrants looking out towards the sea, awaiting their departure on famine ships to take them to a new land. It was always the wish of Rowan Gillespie and Norma Smurfit to have a reciprocal memorial in North America that would reflect the journey the immigrants took to those new lands, hence “The Arrival.”
Islington Centre-Etobicoke Senior Citizens
Contact: 4968 Dundas St W, Etobicoke, ON M9A1B7
Debbie Morgan, Administrator
Elderly persons centre -- social and recreation programs, trips, legal, income tax and foot clinics, information and referral, light lunches available Wednesday-Friday.
Q: Does Islington Centre-Etobicoke Senior Citizens have direct involvement with city parks?
A: Not if you are talking about green space. The building we occupy is owned by the City and we have a Parks, Forestry and Recreation City employee as a liaison on our Board of Directors. We have 3 classes that are held here at the Centre that are run by PFR instructors/employees. The class fees are paid directly to the City. We are very grateful to be mentioned in the PFR Funguide.
Q: Has Islington Centre-Etobicoke Senior Citizens collaborated with park staff on community events or making park improvements?
A: We are invited to participate in the City Clean-Up that the Mayor promotes, but then so is everybody. We participate in the Village of Islington BIA events but that's not PFR although it does involve area improvements. We have not been included in any PFR senior programs at other seniors' centres since before amalgamation.
Q: Does Islington Centre-Etobicoke Senior Citizens use a park/parks for events or gatherings? (If so, have permit fees limited your use of the park?)
A: No. Many of our members are quite frail. Insurance is a problem once they are taken out of the building.
Information provided by Islington Centre-Etobicoke Senior Citizens staff member.
919 Scarlett Rd M9P 2V3
Riverlea Park, located at 919 Scarlett Road, is home to the Riverlea Italian Seniors Club, the Elm Jr. and Sr. Club, and the only greenhouse allotment gardens in Toronto. This allotment garden operates from October to May. It is a private facility run by the city which rents out greenhouse space to non-commercial applicants on a first come first serve basis.
Jenner Jean Marie CC Advisory Council
48 Thorncliffe Park Dr M4H 1J7
JJMCC is attached to the Thorncliffe Park Library, with access to the Thorncliffe Park Daycare. JJMCC is located in a high density multi-cultural community.
50 Sherbourne St M5A 2R6
Contact Us: 416 392-6779
John Innis CRC & Moss Park right on Queen Street & Sherbourne Street. The new big basketball court added this year. Every Summer this park is so busy for Soccer & Tennis, Squash, For Running, they have Green Thumbs for neighborhood gardening. In Winter Time there are programs for free, indoor activities. They have hockey, skating arena too,they have private lesson and it is very reasonable price, and the instructors are professional.
Convenient hours and location too. Near TTC street car and buses. But at night this is not a good area to walk around or doing outdoor actvities at the park.
1369 St. Clair Ave W M6E 1C5
Joseph J. Piccininni is one of the largest facilities in Toronto. We offer a variety of programs for everyone from preschoolers to older adults, all of which are located in accessible areas. The pool offers programs including swimming lessons, adult lane swim, aqua fitness, leisure swim, leadership courses, fitness, sports, female only swims and much more Our B facility Health Club has all new cardio, muscular strength and free weight equipment and knowledgeable staff to assist and guide you. Fitness classes and swimming included with all membership options.
Contact: 396 Pacific Avenue, Suite 205, Toronto, Ontario
M6P 1Z2 email@example.com
The Junction Business Improvement Area is the voice of the business community. It is committed to improving and promoting the Junction area through investment and advocacy to maintain its position as Toronto’s premier shopping, business and entertainment destination.
The purpose of the BIA is to:
*Improve, beautify, and maintain municipally owned lands, buildings and structures in the area, beyond such improvement, beautification and maintenance provided at the expense of the City of Toronto at large.
Facebook group administrator: Sue St. Denis
Q: Does the Junction Gardens BIA have direct involvement with city parks?
Q: Has the Junction Gardens BIA collaborated with park staff on community events or making park improvements?
Q: Does the Junction Gardens BIA use a park/parks for events or gatherings? (If so, have permit fees limited your use of the park?)
Railpath Construction, July 9 2008
The Junction Triangle is a neighbourhood located in West Toronto, Ontario, Canada, roughly in the area of Bloor St., Dupont St., Lansdowne Ave, and Dundas St. West. The "triangle" shape of the neighbourhood is formed by the three sets of railroad tracks on the north, west, and east sides. Please see the map for the exact location.
This is a community website that started in February 2008, and is maintained by local residents. Ideas and help are always welcome!
Junction Triangle Rail Committee What does increased diesel traffic along the borders of our triangle mean for the community? The newly formed Junction Triangle Rail Committee will focus on the merits of electrification and the construction of the Davenport Diamond overpass/separation on the eastern side of the neighbourhood.
Carlton Park and Campbell Park are both located in the Junction Triangle
King-Spadina Residents Association
Wayne Scott – Chair, Don Rodbard - Director and Co-founder, Liz Sauter - Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Formed in 2004, the King-Spadina Residents Association is an umbrella organization that provides experienced strategic and tactical support to the entire King-Spadina community on night club and liquor license related issues.
Our association is determined to bring nightclubs into compliance with existing law and regulation – and if it becomes necessary – remove those who refuse.
The majority of King-Spadina's residents associations and condominium corporations are now partnered with KSRA.
3029 Bloor St. W., Etobicoke, Ontario, M8X 1C5 Tel (416) 239-8243
The Kingsway Business Improvement Area began as the Kingsway Business Men's Association in 1949. On December 3, 1973, the Council for the Borough of Etobicoke passed a by-law establishing the Kingsway Business Improvement Area and creating a Board of Management.
The Kingsway is rated one of the City's top destinations. Experience shopping, dining and entertainment in nature's wonderland. You'll be inspired by the green, lush environment and be amazed by our median street gardens, luxurious hanging planters suspended on traditional wrought iron coach lamps. It's no wonder we've been recognized and awarded the highest honour and praise.
So come visit and be welcomed by our over 250 businesses and see for yourself a world class business environment.
Lakeshore Area Multi-Service Project (LAMP)
Contact: 185 Fifth Street, Etobicoke ON M8V 2Z5
LAMP CHC is a multi-service, community based charitable organization that provides a wide range of programs and services to improve a person's health. LAMP uses a co-ordinated approach to connect people to medical services and other programs that build personal resources. By providing services that improve physical, emotional, social and economic well being, people can better control their health and environment.
LAMP CHC, the Daily Bread Food Bank and Women’s habitat would like to invite you to come out to our Community Garden. Here you work alongside other passionate individuals to grow plants and vegetables for your community, or even take on an individual plot for yourself and family. The garden is a great way to learn some valuable tips for your own garden as well as participate in garden committee meetings where you’ll meet other members of your community. As a member you will receive a monthly newsletter with garden updates and community news. Participating will further introduce you to related community events such as Lakeshore Park’s Pizza Oven and Good Food Market. In addition gardeners are invited to join the community kitchen run by LAMP’s registered dietitian, Minxue, where you will share nutritious recipes, and learn how to use garden produce in your own meals. On top of all these great perks you will furthermore be helping the environment by supporting locally grown produce.
For more information please contact Lamp staff Makiko 416-252-9701 x271 email@example.com OR Hilda at 416-252-9701 ex818 firstname.lastname@example.org
Located at 191 New Toronto Street (the lawn of the Daily Bread Food Bank at Islington and New Toronto)
Q: Does LAMP have direct involvement with city parks?
A: During the summer (2011), LAMP used the Lakeshore Village Park on Garnett Janes Road. We were there Wednesdays from June to September, from around 2/3pm until 7:30pm, to run our pizza oven and Good Food Market (a program by FoodShare). It was the third or fourth year in a row that LAMP has run the Good Food Market, and the first year for the pizza oven. These are the only LAMP programs I know of that used City of Toronto Parks, but there may have been more.
Q: Has LAMP collaborated with park staff on community events or making park improvements?
A: (No answer given.)
Q: Does LAMP use a park/parks for events or gatherings? (If so, have permit fees limited your use of the park?)
A: Our permit fees were waived, which was extremely helpful to us, as we do not make any profit from running these programs, and only strive to break even. The permit fee would have taken the majority of our program budget. This summer we are planning to run both programs again, and are planning to ask for the fees to be waived again.
Information provided by Makiko Hatashita, Community Dietitian - LAMP Community Health Centre
The Lakeshore Village Business Improvement Area (BIA) is located on Lakeshore Blvd W. between Dwight Ave and 12th Street. This Business Association was first incorporated in 1948 and has since that time done much work on streetscape improvements in the form of street furniture, planters and pedestrian lighting.
Our present endeavor is a very imaginative “destination” fountain project for the Lakeshore and Toronto to be located on the South East corner of 5th Street and Lakeshore Blvd West. The fountain design consists of a cascading circular fountain at the end of an S curve of eight ground level water spouts. The fountain project was designed by a Canadian who has designed and built many world class fountains – Ottawa Airport, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, The Eaton Centre, and Mexico.
The Lakeshore Village BIA was recently expanded and now runs along Lake Shore Boulevard from Twelfth Street to the west and Dwight Avenue to the east.
(St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Seniors Executive - should be listed under ‘S’?)
3333 Finch Ave E
Toronto, ON M1W 2R9
St. Paul's L'Amoreaux Centre has been a pioneer in the field of senior care for over 30 years. Established in 1978, we became accreditated by Accreditation Canada in 2008. St. Paul's unique blend of housing and community services provide a continuum of care that supports independent living for those in need of extra assistance and care. Our programs and services help attain a higher quality of life, maintain seniors' independence and overall well being, and facilitate seniors' navigation through a healthy aging process.
We are located in one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse areas of Scarborough. Our agency provides services in the languages of our community: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Tamil, and Greek. Our services are geared to seniors, but are also available to other members of the community in need including people with physical disabilities, mobility impairments and cognitive impairments.
St. Paul's is a caring, client-focused, not for profit organization, dedicated to improving the quality of life of seniors in the communities we serve by providing services and housing in an accessible, professional and progressive manner.
Seniors Take A Walk in the Park
September 10, 2007
Over one hundred older adults and seniors in the neighborhood enjoyed the L’Amoreaux Park Walking Trails last Thursday September 6. The goals of the event were to promote walking as form of exercise for older adults and seniors and introduce participants to the many walking trails and green spaces the city of Toronto has to offer.
The L’Amoreaux Park event was made possible by a collaboration of several agencies, Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Centre, West Hill Community Services, Agincourt Community Services Association, the Arthritis Society, the Osteoporosis Canada and other community partners. This project is funded by The Toronto Heart Health Partnership and the Government of Ontario.
For more information on St. Paul’s Physical Activity Project: Contact Elsa Uy, Project Coordinator at 416-493-3333 ext. 227.
Lawrence Heights Advisory Council
Replin M6A 2M8
Lawrence Heights Community Centre is the heart of the City and the Community, located directly across from the Lawrence West Subway Station. A wide range of programs are offered for all ages -- from newborns up to and including our very own feisty older adults. Lawrence Heights CC is a fun place to play, meet and share our great community resources!!!
Lawrence Heights Community Quality of Life Project
In September, 1996 the Lawrence Heights Community Health Centre and the University of Toronto received funding to carry out a Community Quality of Life Project in Lawrence Heights. The purpose of the project was to learn about the aspects of Lawrence Heights that contributed to people's quality of life as well as the things that did not. We were also interested in learning how people cope and manage in Lawrence Heights and about some of the programs or services that people wanted to see in the community. By doing so we hoped to identify community strengths that should be preserved and needs that could be addressed.
The Places of Lawrence Heights
People in Lawrence Heights appreciate the low-rise housing with its open park spaces. They like the easy access they have to Lawrence Square and public transportation. They value having the Lawrence Heights Community Centre and Community Health Centre in the area. There is widespread concern however about the maintenance of the housing stock and physical area. It is felt that cutbacks have led to a deterioration in the quality of housing. Service agencies work hard to meet the needs of the community, but many feel that the resources available are inadequate. The schools and local agencies work collaboratively to support residents. Local representatives are concerned about and try to deal with the social and geographical isolation of Lawrence Heights from the surrounding areas.
Lawrence Heights Inter-Organizational Network(LHION)
12 Flemington Road, Toronto, ONT, M6A 2N4
LHION Network Coordinator
The Lawrence Heights Inter-Organization Network (LHION) is a coalition of emerging groups, service providers and other representative organizations delivering programs and services in the communities of Lawrence Heights, Lotherton Pathway and Neptune, one of thirteen priority neighbourhoods in the City of Toronto. We choose to work together with the City’s Neighbourhood Action Team and residents to coordinate our efforts toward building healthy and sustainable communities. LHION strives to strengthen the capacity and effectiveness of neighbourhood governance structures and to increase resident participation and empowerment. We choose to apply an anti-racism, anti-oppression framework to our work.
2500 Birchmount Rd M1T 2M5
"NEW" to Stephen Leacock Community Recreation Centre facility is a newly renovated indoor premier turf pad, dry pad and track! Leacock also offers programming to the community such as; arts and crafts, dancing, fitness, sport ,and youth leadership programs for children, youth and adults. During the day the centre offers an extensive list of older adult programming including, arts and crafts, dancing, billiards, bridge, fitness, social events, and special excursions. Leacock has a hall that is available for rent for private functions with a capacity of 150 people. For more information please call the main office.
Leslieville Business Association
– there doesn’t seem to be an exsisting BIA, but there is a lot of interests, and one may developing soon.
Here is part of a discussion about forming a leslieville BIA from the fall of 2010:
I am raising this issue for all residents of Leslieville who read this web site and for all of us to share this information.
We are fortunate enough to live in a pretty unique neighborhoud. It is gentrifying rather quickly and some pretty awesome business have come to establish themselves, all in the hopes of changing what used to be a somewhat working class neighborhoud , to a city class neighborhoud. And if we recall not so long ago, a large number of us, publicly supported NOT having big box stores come into our area for the fear that this would close down the smaller businesses that are trying to establish themselves.
Well much to my disappointment, everytime i speak to store owners etc., I keep hearing the same thing. Business in some cases is a bit so so.....this is not good news because that measn we are either not supporting them and choosing to drive out the burbs to support those ever so wonderful big box stores.....Having said that i know that some businesses are really doing quite well and that's great news.....good on them.
I think we need to make a greater concerted effort to shop locally. Hell we keep talking about buying local products etc., well this same discourse should be applied to the kinds of businesses we support. We have great flower shops, restaurants, clothing stores, ice cream palours; butchers; bakeries etc. Do you need to go that far to get other stuff. And for those of you including myself who have complained about that more than awefull Loblaws that serves this neighborhoud, going more local might just send them a strong message.
So spread the word, let's encourage these businesses to do even better. I think we owe it to them.
Leslieville Residents Association
The Leslieville Residents Association is a recently formed group of people in the area who are raising opposition to the TTC's planned development of the new streetcar maintenance yard, and the associated tracks down Leslie Street.
As the first non-retail BIA in Canada (formed in 2001), the LVBIA represents the more than 500 businesses and 6,000 employees located in a campus-style community at King and Dufferin. Some of Toronto's leading creative thinkers and companies in the high tech, arts, design, entertainment and media businesses are located in Liberty Village.
Public spaces in Liberty Village http://www.toronto.ca/planning/king_liberty.htm
Three public parks are being built (in Liberty Village) including a linear park along the rail corridor, a gateway park and a central park which will contain the restored Chapel building. In addition to the park spaces, publicly accessible plazas will contribute to the open space in the community and will add a north-south pedestrian connection. East Liberty Street will be the main corridor in this new community.
King Liberty won the 2005 CUI (Canadian Urban Institute) Brownie Award for the best large-scale project.
Mr. Lenny Lombardi, Chairperson
http://littleitaly.sites.toronto.com/index.html Perhaps taking a cue from ancient times, Little Italy's vibrancy and allure is all about the age-old tradition of meeting good friends and sharing a delicious meal together. Named in tribute to the hundreds of thousands of people of Italian descent who made the area at College and Euclid their home at the start of the early 1950s, Little Italy today is noted to be one of the trendiest and friendliest neighbourhoods in North America. Clearly eclectic, always warm and inviting. Little Italy boasts nightlife second to none.
Attitude with a distinctly warm edge - Little Italy is renowned for its trendy, intimate European atmosphere. Located on College Street from Euclid Avenue to Shaw Street, Little Italy has over 200 establishments to cater to your shopping, dining and theatre needs.
Loyola Arrupe Centre for Seniors
Contact: 1709 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON, M6P 4E5
Executive Director, 416-766-7977
Melissa - Program Director. email@example.com or ext. 5 Nancy - Program Assistant. firstname.lastname@example.org or ext.6
Loyola Arrupe Centre for Seniors is a registered charitable organization located in the west end of Toronto. We offer a wide variety of accessible and affordable programs to fulfill the needs of people 55 years of age and over. Our staff and volunteers strive to ensure that members continue to live vibrant and rewarding lives by providing opportunities and support. The members' ongoing involvement is the centre's priority! For more information, click on the Membership link.
Our mission is to provide a variety of programs and services which promote independent community living for seniors residing in the west end of Toronto. Our goal is to facilitate easy access to the Centre's social, recreational and spiritual services, which enable seniors to live with dignity, respect and confidence.
Q: Does the Loyola Arrupe Centre for Seniors have direct involvement with city parks?
A: Unfortunately, we do not have any direct involvement in the park even though it is across the street.
Q: Has the Loyola Arrupe Centre for Seniors collaborated with park staff on community events or making park improvements?
A: Given low utilization, we have not had involvement with park staff.
Q: Does the Loyola Arrupe Centre for Seniors use a park/parks for events or gatherings? (If so, have permit fees limited your use of the park?)
A: We try to promote various activities to our membership but there is little uptake. We will continue to promote activities and try to have our membership use the park for walking and other exercise activities.
Information provided by Nancy Beatty, Program Assistant - Loyola Arrupe Centre for Seniors