More details about Tuesday’s Parks Meeting
Many of us have grumbled about the sad state of the parks in the DNA area — come out next Tues and share your ideas on improvements with Councillor Palacio and staff from Parks department!
Councillor Palacio suggested this date to discuss possible improvements to Bristol Parkette (in particular, to gauge interest in removing the baseball diamond and making it a soccer field). Instead of taking a piecemeal approach, we asked if the discussion could be broadened to consider the overall condition of the DNA parks (between Dufferin and Ossington, and Davenport and Geary) to make sure we’re addressing the biggest concerns and looking at the area as a whole, and he agreed.
This is a rare chance to meet our Councillor and senior park staff in a small meeting focused solely on our needs for better park space in
the DNA — we hope you’ll join us.
It builds on the large turnout and great ideas that came out of this summer’s Green Line ideas competition (http://www.greenlinetoronto.ca/entries.html) run by architect and DNA resident Helena Grdadolnik. There was also a very well-attended Jane’s Walk of the hydro corridor in the spring, which Councillor Palacio and other local politicians attended. (http://www.janeswalk.net/index.php/walks/canada/toronto/walk-green-line/). A lot of people were excited about the opportunities to improve our neighbourhood amenities discussed at those events, and we are hoping to capture that momentum.
Please join us and make your voice heard! Do spread the word to your neighbours and friends in our area — as a group we can really make a big impact on our community.
There will be snacks!
When: Tuesday, November 26th at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Dufferin/Davenport Community Centre, 1347 Davenport Rd (1/2 blk
east of Dufferin)
-Cesar Palacio, Ward 17 City Councillor
-Ms. Donna Kovachis, Manager of Parks
-Ms. Helen Sousa, General Supervisor of Parks Operations and Technical Services
Looking forward to seeing you there!
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We had a fantastic turnout on Delaware Ave. for our first-ever post Halloween pumpkin contest. Neighbours came out to admire each others’ carving, eat cookies, and vote on the best designs. Prizes were generously donated by local businesses, Eazy Health … Continue reading
Friday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. – come and view the best pumpkins from the neighbourhood on display. Prizes donated by our generous local businesses, Eazy Health and The Sovereign Expresso Bar.
In spite of the intermittent blizzards and cold winds, a group of about 25 brave neighbours participated in a highly fruitful clean up of the parks and hydro lands along Geary. This year, we focussed on the areas immediately east and west of Dovercourt. What an improvement!
Many thanks to the friendly folks at Riders Board and Cycle, who biked over with hot coffee, and invited us all back to their store for hot chocolate and retro video games after the clean up! Thanks, Valentine and Jeff!
Once again, our residents’ association has been invited by Councillor Palacio’s office to join in Saturday’s city-wide “Community Clean Up” day, running in parks across Toronto. As many of you will remember, last year’s DNA cleanup was great fun for kids and adults alike, and was a great way to meet neighbours.
-When: Saturday, April 20 10 a.m. – noon
-What: The City will provide gloves + garbage bags and will come and collect our piles of garbage
-Where: The parks along Geary Ave.
-START POINT: meet up at the parkette gate at Delaware and Geary on the south side, 10am
Last year we rewarded ourselves after the cleanup with hot chocolate at Nova Era Bakery– might do so again this year!
The open competition invites architects, planners, artists and community members to contribute to an overall vision for the public use of a 5km long hydro corridor from Davenport Village to the Annex. The Green Line route goes past everything from autobody shops and Portuguese bakeries to Tarragon Theatre and a great view of Casa Loma.