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·10· Community Advisory Stakeholders O-Q

27-Oct-2011 [781]

• 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).

Oakdale Community Centre

Oakdale Community Centre

350 Grandravine Dr M3N 1J4 416 395-0484

Oakdale CC is a priority centre located close to the intersection of Jane Street and Grandravine Community Centre. Oakdale CC has a gym and meeting rooms, 2 staff offices, a kitchen, outdoor swimming poll, outdoor basketball pad and playground.

The Oakdale Community Centre is located at the edge of a suburban park (Oakdale Park) in North York, Ontario… The primary activity spaces are located on the park side of the building.

Old Cabbagetown BIA

Old Cabbagetown BIA

416 921-0857

Cabbagetown was one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Toronto, and in the late 1940s much of the original Cabbagetown was razed to make room for the Regent Park housing project, and the Cabbagetown name (but not necessarily its actual inhabitants) migrated north to the Victorian neighbourhood it now calls home.

As of 2004, the present-day Cabbagetown has become a Heritage Conservation District, protected by municipal bylaw. Included within the district are St. James Cemetery, Necropolis Cemetery, the Riverdale Park and Farm, and Wellesley Park.


Allan Gardens

19 Horticultural Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5A 2P2
(416) 392-7288

Riverdale Park and Farm

201 Winchester Street
Toronto, Ontario
(416) 392-6794

Wellesley Park

-Off of Wellesley Street East

Organic Landscape Alliance

Organic Landscape Alliance

P.O Box 89560 250A Eglinton Ave East, Toronto (ON)  M4P 1K2 1 866 824-7685

Vice-President: Chris MacLukie , Treasurer: Frank Reddick, Secretary: Manchoor Award, Communications Director: Paul Fendley

As a non-profit trade association, OLA is committed to the development of organic horticulture.

OLA provides professionals (including landscape workers, growers, arborists, parks staff and turf managers) the opportunity to network with leading experts in the field. OLA offers opportunities to learn about the latest organic products and techniques, and keeps its members abreast of the ever-changing legislative environment.

As an Active member of OLA, you receive the benefit of access to an excellent client referral service as we receive many inquiries from the public looking for credible organic service providers. OLA is also committed to supporting homeowners and property managers who are interested in learning about organic horticulture and how to integrate it into their property maintenance routine.

Oriole Advisory Council
  • Could not find any information on this Advisory Council

Pape Village BIA

Pape Village BIA

Jim Parker - Chair
Bethany Baptist Church

Adele Kozak - Treasurer

Eddy Chen - Secretary B.A. & M. Trading Ltd.

Established in 1986, the Pape Village BIA represents over 80 businesses along Pape from Mortimer to Gamble. Strolling along Pape Avenue you can find all your day to day needs including shopping, dining, grocery, health care, fashion, bakeries and financial institutions.

The BIA is run by an elected volunteer Board and the local Councillor.

Riverdale Park and Withrow Park are both located within close proximity to the Pape Village BIA.

Parc Downsview Park Inc.

Parc Downsview Park Inc

1-35 Carl Hall Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3K 2B6 416)952-2222

Downsview Park’s twitter page:!/downsviewpark

Downsview Park is active year round with events, sports, businesses, filming, urban agriculture, camps and school and stewardship programs. Downsview Park is building a park while being a park. Many park construction projects are underway to offer visitors more. Surf our site and discover everything we have to offer at Downsview Park.

In 1999, the Parc Downsview Park announced an International Design Competition in attempt to turn Downsview Park into an urban park, and potentially one of the largest ones in the world. in which Bruce Mau Design, Rem Koolhaas, Oleson Worland, and Petra Blaisse submitted the winning design scheme, known as "Tree City." Parc Downsview Park has since come up with a new plan to construct commercial and residential developments instead.[1]

Downsview Park consists of 260.6 hectares (644 acres) of land in the northwest portion of the City of Toronto and the geographic centre of the Greater Toronto Area. These lands were previously used as the air force base CFB Downsview from 1947 until April 1, 1996, when the base closed. It was also announced that the lands were to be held in perpetuity and in trust as a unique urban recreational green space for the enjoyment of future generations. The mandate to create the urban recreational green space was given to Parc Downsview Park Inc. (PDP) in 1996 and the title to 231.5 hectares (572 acres) of the Downsview Lands was transferred to PDP in 2006 in order to facilitate the development of Downsview Park. The Department of National Defence (DND) retained 29 hectares (72 acres) of the land to accommodate ongoing military needs. Approximately 150 hectares (370 acres) of the land adjacent to the Downsview Lands (including Toronto’s oldest operational airport) is under the jurisdiction of Bombardier Aerospace.

Park Lawn Advisory Council

Park Lawn Advisory Council

71 Ballacaine Dr M8Y 4B6

Principal:  Satbir Sidhu-Thomas, Vice Principal:  Scott Woolford

School Advisory Council

SAC (also known as Parent Council) is the umbrella group for parent involvement at Park Lawn, and acts as a conduit between parents and staff.  Attending every meeting are the Principal, the Council Executive (Chair, Treasurer, Secretary) and Chairs of the various committees. Every parent at Park Lawn is a voting member of SAC, and all parents are welcome and encouraged to attend any of the meetings.

Park Lawn Community School

416 394-8713

A small facility located in Park Lawn Junior Middle School in the Queensway and Park Lawn area. Park Lawn Community School offers a variety of recreational programming opportunities for participants from preschool to older adults including fitness, art, sports, camps, special events and so much more.

Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre

Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre

1499 Queen Street West
Executive Director: Victor Willis

Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (PARC) is a well established, multi-service agency providing support to a large and diverse group of psychiatric survivors, low income and marginalized persons. PARC programs respond to homelessness, deep poverty, social isolation, personal recovery from primary and mental health risks and community safety issues.


The Drop-In Program provides friendship, social opportunities, group and individual creative expression opportunities. Members can have a shower, receive clothing from our clothing bank, emergency food support, a daily meal, a warm place to sit, people to talk to, internet access, computer assistance and training from other members, volunteer support, transportation assistance, art and music groups, emergency housing/shelter referral and assistance, emergency warming supplies, outings to local cinema, and many other activities.

The Housing Program provides permanent, supportive and affordable housing for twelve PARC members who have been homeless and have a psychiatric history. Currently there are ten residential units on the third floor of our building, but starting from January 2011 twenty-nine new units will welcome other residents at Edmond Place.

The Parc Outreach Program (POP) with four outreach mental health support workers provides intense community support focused on living safely in the community. Individual assistance and support is given to members who are homeless, under-housed or have limited community support.

Parkdale Community Development Group (formerly Parkdale Liberty Economic Development Corporation)

Parkdale Community Development Group

Contact: 1313 Queen Street West. Toronto, Ontario M6K 1L8

The Parkdale Community Development Group (PCDG) works with other community groups and develops and delivers projects that aim to improve the health of the Parkdale community, and to nourish the cultural and artistic landscape that it's known for.

In 2009, PCDG planted the community garden at the intersection of West Lodge Avenue and Queen Street West. At the time, the Beautification Project generated an overwhelming amount of community support. The garden was created with the support of Home Depot, Employment Ontario, The Evergreen Foundation, The City of Toronto and students from Parkdale Collegiate Institute. It was named after the Doug Calder Memorial Garden after the beloved PLEDC volunteer who spearheaded the project.

CELOS Survey:

Q: Does the Parkdale Community Development Group have direct involvement with city parks?

A: We hold a two-day festival in Trinity Bellwoods Park in the middle of September each year.

Q: Has the Parkdale Community Development Group collaborated with park staff on community events or making park improvements?

A: No.

Q: Does the Parkdale Community Development Group use a park/parks for events or gatherings? (If so, have permit fees limited your use of the park?)

A: Permit fees haven't limited our use of the park. Fees are fine. It's the fees for securing the parking and road closures that are problematic.

Q: How is the upcoming municipal lockout or strike likely to effect your group?

A: Greatly. I went through this a couple of summers ago in my last position with Word On The Street. My permits all came through at the last minute when I typically would have had them secured in the late summer. Our biggest concern here is that the City runs a program called Investing In Neighbourhoods and the four staff I hire on contract to help administer the Queen West Art Crawl come through this program. First, it's our year to reapply to the program, and that application could get hung up. Secondly, if the strike goes on our positions will go unfilled with no City staff to post positions, review resumes and send us candidates for review. Then the contracts have to be prepared. We also pay these workers upfront and the City reimburses us. If there's a strike, I likely won't receive reimbursement for the last four to six weeks of the contracts of my current team. So that would mean we will be out of pocket for $10 - 14K indefinitely and can not really afford to be...

Information provided by Cindy Goldrick, Director - Parkdale Community Development Group

Parkdale Village BIA

Parkdale Village BIA

Contact: Executive Director - Heather Douglas
416 536 6918


Parkdale Village began as a wealthy suburb of Toronto in 1879. The elegant Victorian mansions are a constant reminder of Parkdale's heritage. That's history.

Today, you can see that Parkdale has undergone a renaissance, a rebirth as a unique and vibrant neighbourhood that delights, that enthralls, and welcomes visitors seeking exciting and wonderful sensations.

Check out the Parkdale Village BIA on Twtter:!/parkdalebia And Facebook:

CELOS Survey:

Q: Does the Parkdale Village BIA  have direct involvement with city parks?

A: This opportunity has not come to our attention. 

Q: Has the Parkdale Village BIA  collaborated with park staff on community events or making park improvements? 

A: Until recently we did not have a park within our BIA. There is now a new amphitheatre located at Queen and Dufferin. The BIA was not part of the design process, however the City did incorporate our pedestrian scale light standards into the final plan of the park.

Q: Does the Parkdale Village BIA use a park/parks for events or gatherings? (If so, have permit fees limited your use of the park?)

A: We have had to get permits to use the park and it can limit our use of the park.

Q: How is the upcoming municipal lockout or strike likely to effect your group?

A: The upcoming lockout will hinder the progress of our capital project by delaying the installation of our pedestrian scale light standards. It will also prevent us from accessing support and resources from the Economic Development office.

Information provided by Heather Douglas, Executive Director - Parkdale Village BIA

Parkdale Community Centre

Parkdale Community Centre

75 Lansdowne Ave M6K 2W1
416 392-6696

Parkdale Community Centre is fully accessible shared use facility. It is located one block north of Queen St. west on Lansdowne Avenue in historical Parkdale. It features a 25m pool, a separate wading pool, two gymnasiums which can accommodate a variety of activities, and a community room and limited access to a full function kitchen. Permits are also available for your next family get together, i.e., birthday parties, baby showers, community meetings, special events. Please contact the facility for more program & access information.

Parkdale Residents Association

Parkdale Residents Association

416 533-0044

Parkdale is composed of a great diversity of cultures, income levels, ideologies, opportunities, and challenges. As members of The Parkdale Residents Association we promise to work toward improving and celebrating the diversity of our community while working against the fragmentation and discord that threatens communities such as ours.

Through inclusive public events, transparent communication, and fair and informed debate, the Parkdale Residents Association intends to develop our distinct community spirit, energize and inform our advocacy, and promote the broader participation of Parkdale’s citizens in the decisions that Affect their lives.

Parkview Hills

Parkview Hills

Justin Van Dette (President), John Pasalis (Vice President), Nick Georgakopoulos (Treasurer), Bill Petropoulos (Secretary)

Parkview Hills was once part of the vast Taylor family estate. The Taylors moved to the Don Valley in the 1820's and built up a business empire that included a complex of mills and the Don Valley Brick Works.

The Parkview Hill Association Board has been in existence for 25 years and represents residents from the Parkview Hills area which is the residential community located to the south of the O’Connor/Bermondsey Business Area. There are approximately 1,000 homes in the area.

The PHCA has been actively and constructively involved in several issues related to the business area and the Community. It’s focus is to maintain good community relations as well as provide a collective voice for any issues or concerns that may effect our community.

Sports, Recreation and Leisure in the Parkview Hills area:

Paul Kane House

Paul Kane House

58 Wellesley St E M4Y 1G2

Paul Kane, painter (b at Mallow, Ire 3 Sept 1810; d at Toronto 20 Feb 1871). The most famous of all Canadian artist-explorers, Kane immigrated with his family to York [Toronto] before 1822. He worked as a decorator of furniture and in 1841-42 visited Italy to copy old masters. An exhibition of George Catlin's American Indian paintings in London so excited him that he returned to Canada determined to paint a similar series in the Canadian North-West.

Paul Kane purchased this property (at Church and Wellesley St.) and built a stucco cottage in 1853. Enlarged in the late 1850's, and again in 1873 with the addition of buff brick and a porch, the house was owned by the Kane family until 1903. From 1925 to 1973 it was used as a church hall by the Evangelical Church of the Deaf. In 1978 the City of Toronto purchased the property, assisted by Province of Ontario WINTARIO funding. In 1979 it was designated under the Ontario Heritage Act and a city park was established. The Church-Isabella Residents Co-operative Inc. leased the land in 1985 and Paul Reuber, Architect, incorporated the original house into the residential development opened in 1986. The preservation of this house in the park is a tribute to the persistent efforts of local citizens and heritage organizations.

PEL Consulting

P.O. Box 491797, Redding, CA 96049-1797
(530) 547-2060

American Trails is the only national, nonprofit organization working on behalf of all trail interests, including hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, horseback riding, water trails, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, trail motorcycling, ATVs, snowmobiling and four-wheeling. American Trails members want to create and protect America's network of interconnected trails.

We support local, regional, and long-distance trails and greenways, whether they be in backcountry, rural or urban areas. Our goal is to support America's trails by finding common ground and promoting cooperation among all trail interests. Since our formation in 1988 we've been involved in everything from training trails advocates to increasing accessible trail opportunities for persons with disabilities.

PEL Consulting provides professional development and research services related to trail use and other types of recreation that includes people with disabilities. Services are provided throughout Canada and the USA through the provisions of NAFTA. Principal is Patti Longmuir

Perth-Dupont Community Garden

Perth-Dupont Community Garden


Symington Avenue Playground 360 Symington Ave. Just north of Dupont St. on Perth Ave.

Contact: Susan Berman, Garden programmer

The Perth Dupont Community Garden is located just outside the downtown core of Toronto, in the west end. We are one block west of Symington Ave, just north of Dupont St. The only entrance to the garden is on Perth Ave. Started just as a garden with individual plots in 2005 by the City Councillor Adam Giambrone, it has been transformed into a thriving Community Garden, and is now a center for Urban Agriculture. With ethnic and lifestyle diversity, our garden is a place to grow food, flowers, friendships, and personal social and leadership skills.

CELOS Survey:

Q: Does the Perth-Dupont Community Garden have direct involvement with city parks?

A: Yes, I am in contact with Peter White, for things like compost and wood chips, ... garden related stuff, as well as repairs. Just recently one of the park picnic tables was damaged, and as soon as I reported it, they were there the next day with a replacement one.

Q: Has the Perth-Dupont Community Garden collaborated with park staff on community events or making park improvements?

A: Our park is in a neglected part of the "Triangle" so our community garden group is making improvements to the park, and they (parks and rec.) are helping us to do that.

Last year we had permission and planted 5 fruit trees, in an acceptable part of the garden. This year, we created a small garden with seating around the trees (the turf team was accidentally damaging the bark of the trees, this garden is to protect them

Q: Does the Perth-Dupont Community Garden use a park/parks for events or gatherings? (If so, have permit fees limited your use of the park?)

A:We have had small community potlucks each year, for the gardeners and the neighbourhood is invited, if we have 20 to 30 people total, that would be the most we have had.

Information provided by Susan Berman, Garden programmer - Perth-Dupont Community Garden

Pine Tree Seniors Centre

Pine Tree Seniors Centre

4130 Lawrence Ave. East, Scarborough
416 283-9822

Pine Tree Senior Centre Of Scarborough Inc, The is a private company categorized under Day Care Centers-Adult and located in Scarborough, ON, Canada

The Pine Tree Senior Centre is a wonderful gathering place for seniors to enjoy interesting and creative activities and to make new friends.

  • The Pine Tree Senoirs Centre is located close to Morningside Park, West Hill Park, Eastview Park, Deekshill Park, and Highland Park.

Pink Tulip Foundation

Pink Tulip Foundation

Founding Board Members of the Pink Tulip Foundation: Lesley Morison, Leslie White, Susan MacDonald, Diane Karnay, Suzanne Schwenger.

Our Mission:

To promote breast cancer prevention among girls through education about healthy lifestyle choices

Our Vision:

“Smart advice for savvy girls”

The Pink Tulip Foundation’s long term success as a leader in the provision of information to girls depends on its ability to readily adapt to changes within its environment including communication tools and techniques used by key stakeholders, evolving research findings, and provincial and federal government directions in health promotion and disease prevention.

The Pink Tulip Foundation has ties to the Campbell house museum, where it’s members have planted a garden of pink tulips.

Port Union R.C.

Port Union R.C.

5450 Lawrence Ave E M1C 3B2
416 396-4031

Port Union is a small but vibrant recreation centre offering a wide range of activities for all, from tots to older adults. The Recreation Centre boasts a well equipped fitness centre, library, skateboard park, gymnatorium/hall and older adults lounge to accommodate everyone's needs. A wide range of programs are offered from fitness classes to bingo, as well, many community events such as Winterfest and a summer concert series are provided for our local residents.

Port Union Seniors Executive====== - could not find any info.

Port Union Waterfront Park
Catherine DeAbreu
414-661-6600, ext.5305

The Port Union Waterfront Improvement Project will result in the creation of a unique park amenity on the Lake Ontario waterfront between the mouth of Highland Creek and the Rouge River.

Project Update

Construction on Phase 2 continues with completion expected in summer 2012. The Port Union Waterfront Park - Phase 1 has been open to the public since 2006.

You can access the first phase of the park via the pedestrian bridge over Highland Creek from East Point Park or via the pedestrian underpass at the Village Common. Parking is available at East Point Park and there is limited parking on Port Union Road. Visitors are encouraged to use public transit, including the GO Train, to visit the park.

Queen Broadview BIA

Queen Broadview BIA

756 Queens Street East, Toronoto Ont. M4M 1H4

Chairperson: Korman, Mitchell E. 416-465-4232, Vice-Chair: Grenier, Nancy, 416-778-8825,

Queen/Broadview Village is conveniently located along Queen Street just east of the Don Valley Parkway and minutes from downtown, with a stairway soon to provide easy access from the Queen Street Bridge to the Lower Don Trail.

This well-established commercial district has long and strong historic ties with the local community and the surrounding South Riverdale neighbourhood, and prides itself on its ongoing efforts to preserve and restore a number of interesting older buildings located in the area.

An energetic and effective association of local business people, Queen/Broadview Village spearheaded a variety of beautification and revitalization projects in the area over the last 16 years. These have included: holding seasonal festivals and other events; adding banners, seasonal decorations, and flowers in planters along with the spectacular city-wide "Cavalcade of Lights" displays and a building facade improvement program, among many other activities. Look for the impressive three-site Landmark Entrances, chosen from a recent Public Art competition and themed "Time: and a Clock" providing visible identity and definition to this active area.

The Riverside District Business Improvement Area (BIA) is an association of local business people and property owners who work in partnership with the City to enhance their business district. A BIA provides for a self-imposed assessment on commercial property to be raised within a specified geographic area. The proceeds from the assessment are used to provide services that benefit the District.