New Planters Coming to Parkdale!

Marking street locations for new planters

Parkdale Village BIA Board Vice-Chair Sarah Dougall (Made You Look) helps to mark locations for new planters to be installed in June 2015. Accompanied by vendors Deano and Chris from Humberview and Classic Displays and City planning staff Antonella Nicaso.

In early May our old planters were taken away and many have wondered what will replace them. We are thrilled to announce that in the next two weeks Parkdale will be in full bloom again with sleek new planters brimming over with a full summer floral display. This week we have been out with vendors and City of Toronto staff to mark out the final locations.
In addition to the new planters we are happy to bring back our summer floral hanging baskets and this year they look more beautiful than ever, adding to the charm and beauty of Parkdale.
Now that summer evenings are upon us we invite you to take a stroll down Queen Street and to have a look and enjoy these new additions to the streetscape!

For more information: Parkdale_New_Planters_June 2015

Phase II of Capital Design Strategy Breaks Ground in Parkdale!

The PVBIA broke ground this week for Phase II of the pedestrian lighting project. The installation of 8 additional pedestrian light poles is part of the ongoing Capital Design Strategy for the Parkdale Village BIA along Queen Street West from Roncesvalles Avenue to Dufferin Street.

Although Queen Street West has vehicular lighting, there was no pedestrian lighting within the BIA leaving the streets dark in the evening. Pedestrian lighting was a priority within the capital design project as functional lighting along a main street creates safer streets and ties the neighbourhood together, while attractive design ads to the aesthetic, two basic components of a good streetscape design.

The project will continue to create safer walking and meeting spaces and will add a total of 21 decorative light poles within the Parkdale Village BIA by Spring 2013.


The additional Phase II lighting will be installed within the following areas;

  • Queen St. W., east of Roncesvalles Ave
  • Queen St. W., south of MacDonell Ave
  • Queen St. W., south of Brock Ave
  • Queen St. W., east of Gwynne Ave

For further details or inquiries about the project, please contact the Parkdale Village BIA at 416-536-6918.

We thank all of our partners, residents and businesses for their patience as we work to improve our BIA through Streetscape initiatives such as this one.