Call for Volunteers – Spring Festival 2019

The Parkdale Village BIA is looking for volunteers to lend a friendly hand during our outdoor Festival on Saturday May 11th, 2019 – in Parkdale Village!

If you love Parkdale, are friendly and excited to support the community and local businesses, please fill out our Volunteers Application Form and email it to [email protected] along with your resume, listing any relevant past volunteer experience.

Up to 40 Volunteer positions and a few paid positions are available for a series of three (3), six (6) and eight (8+) hour shifts, scheduled between 7:00am & 11:45pm.

Duties may include:

  • Night Market support
  • Photo Booth Assistant
  • Sound Equipment Support
  • Driver/Delivery
  • Booth set up and tear down (must be able to repeatedly lift 40 pounds)
  • Helium Tank/Balloon Operator
  • Craft Workshops
  • Face Painting
  • Cleanup/hospitality crew
  • Survey Outreach

Volunteers/Staff may be required to participate in an orientation session.

Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival

The Parkdale Village Business Improvement Area (PVBIA) invites you to Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival & Night Market on Saturday May 11th, 2019!

Time to shake off those winter blues and visit Parkdale Village’s Queen Street West this spring for a weekend filled with sidewalk sale deals and free fun for the family.

Come out and meet shop owners, crafters, artists and community groups that make up our thriving neighbourhood!  Throughout the day enjoy some special attractions such as live performances, free craft workshops, Markets and surprise giveaways!

King, Queen, Roncy, Queensway Reconstruction in 2019

The TTC will be reconstructing the intersection at King / Queen / Roncesvalles / Queensway (KQRQ) in 2019. The construction will take place in three phases as outlined below. This is a joint project by the TTC, Toronto’s Transportation Services and Water Division.

Overall Scope of work – Starting in April 2019;

  • As part of the state of good repair work, the aging sewer and track around the intersection needs to be replaced
  • Relocating the eastbound centre platform streetcar stop to the far side of the intersection
  •  Realigning the King Street West leg to create a better intersection angle and increase green space
  •  Modifying / constructing street car platforms at Glendale Avenue
  • Continue the bump-out treatment on Roncesvalles at this intersection

As part of the Sunnyside Community Association area traffic study that was completed in 2008, the city will also be;

  • Modifying the signal at Glendale Avenue and Queensway
  • Adding dedicated eastbound – left – turn lanes at Sunnyside Avenue, Glendale Avenue, and The Queensway
  • Signalizing intersection at Sunnyside and The Queensway
  • Modifying the streetcar track vertical alignment (slope at Claude Avenue that will visually and physically enhance the existing right-in / right-out at Claude Avenue)

Time Line This work will take place in three main stages;

  • Stage 1: Roncesvalles (from Harvard to The Queensway / Queen Street West
    • March 31st, 2019 to August 4, 2019
  • Stage 2: Queen Street West and The Queensway (Sunnyside to Triller)
    •  August 4, 2019 to Winter 2020
  • Stage 3: The Queensway (Parkside to Sunnyside)
    • April 2019 to October 2019

Road Closures;

  • Roncesvalles will be closed to “Thru-Traffic” March 31 to August 4 2019
    • Grafton Ave Closed (Traffic must circulate using Laneway to Harvard Avenue)
    • Access to Queen Street Laneway Closed
    • 1 Lane to remain open on Harvard Avenue at all times
    • Bump-out retrofit to coincided during this time
  • South Side of the Queensway (Parkside Bridge to Sunnyside) April 10 to August 4 2019
    • Access to Toronto Pump Station required at all times
    • Southside Parkside Bridge to coincide during this stage
    • Cross Over required at Colborne Lodge
  • Full King – Queen – The Queensway – Roncesvalles intersection closure August 4 to October 7 2019
    • Queensway to be local access only to Glendale
    • Intersection opens October 8 (All legs of the intersection open, reduced lanes East and West)

BIA Members;

  • The Parkdale BIA and the Roncesvalles BIA is working with individual businesses to help support them throughout this process, if you have any questions please contact your respective BIA office.

More details on each phase of construction will be provided as we approach the specific dates. There will also be a link for this project on the Councillors website and the City’s website. As with all construction related projects timelines may be slightly altered.

This project will improve public transportation and realm, pedestrian environment, and traffic circulation in this area.

If you have any questions about this project, please do not hesitate to contact Councillor Gord Perks’ Office Ward 4 Parkdale – High Park.

100 Queen Street West, Suite A14 Toronto, ON M5H 2N2 (t) 416-392-7919 (f) 416-392-0398 www.gordperks.ca twitter: @gordperks Facebook: @GordPerks

Façade Improvement Grant

New for 2019 – get up to $15,000  for 50% of the cost of renovating your business facade & for adding AODA Approved accessibility features!

The Facade Improvement Program provides up to $15,000 for 50% of the total cost of storefront renovations & beautification. The base grant provides up to $12,500 for the purposes of completing storefront facade upgrades and beautification. For example, a business could get new signage, upgrade the windows and entranceway, install building-front lighting, and restore the heritage brickwork. 

New this year, businesses can get an additional add-on to the grant of $2,500 for accessibility upgrades to help make your business entranceway meets AODA Standards. For example, the storefront entranceway could be widened, a permanent ramp could be added, and an automatic door opener could be installed.

The Facade Improvement Program is a great opportunity for property owners & business owners located in the BIA area, as it allows you to improve your property frontage at a fraction of the cost, and helps businesses put their best foot forward in attracting customers!

We expect that funding for this program will be renewed by City-Council in mid-February of 2019.

The eligible improvements include, but are not limited to, brick cleaning, restoration, wheelchair accessibility, doors, signage, windows, lighting and masonry.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Improving the appearance of your building’s façade shows that you care about your property. In addition, your neighborhood streetscape is improved. This provides a more welcoming environment to work, shop and live.

HOW TO APPLY?

Funding for this program is given out on a first-come-first basis. Applicants must select 3+ facade improvements that they wish to implement by year-end, as well as any accessibility features that they wish to include in order to get the  $2,500 accessibility top-up. Two quotes for each renovation must be provided to the city, which they will use to assess the value of the renovations. Grant funding will be assessed based off of the lowest of the two quotes.

The Following are examples of improvements that the Facade Improvement Program will cover:

  • Brick cleaning treatments such as power washing
  • Re-pointing of brick masonry
  • Exterior painting (not including painting of brick) as part of other façade improvements
  • Replacement of doors or windows (on any level on the front facade of the building)
  • Replacement or repair of cornice, parapets and other architectural features
  • Installation or replacement of awnings or canopies
  • Installation and improvement of signage
  • Installation or upgrading of exterior lighting features
  • Professional redesign of storefront
  • Installation of wheelchair ramps and accessible entrances
  • Other improvements as agreed to by the Manager at the City BIA Office

The program does not cover the following improvements:

  • Brick painting
  • Stucco work
  • Window Decals / Clings
  • Interior renovations
  • Same-as replacement of existing features
  • Cafe Patios

All work considered must result in a physical improvement of the building facade, not just a simple replacement due to ware.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • You must be the property owner or have the permission of the property owner
  • Your building must be located in a Business Improvement Area (BIA) that has been in existence for five (5) or more years
  • You must not owe outstanding taxes to the City
  • You must not start your improvement project before the funding application is approved
  • You must have not received the maximum façade improvement funding for your property in previous years.

Applying for the Facade Improvement Program is very simple:

  1. Collect two quotes for each of the three or more pieces of facade work that you wish to complete through the program.
  2. Complete and submit the application form as indicated in the application form.
  3. If approved for funding, you will go into an agreement with The City of Toronto – Economic Development & Culture Division.
  4. Once the facade improvements are completed and accounted for, the city will provide the grant funding to the successful applicant.

The program is first-come-first-serve starting at the beginning of each calendar year when The City sets its budget. While there is a due date for the program, it is highly recommended that members submit their paperwork as soon as possible, as funding is often 100% allocated by mid-April.

STEP 1 TO 5

  1. Applicant contacts the City’s BIA Office to determine eligibility
    Phone 416-392-1005
    Fax: 416-392-1380
    E-mail: [email protected]
  2. Applicant completes application form
  3. City reviews the application. Funding review committees are composed of local architects, business owners, historical experts and other community representatives and make recommendations to City Council
  4. City approves or declines the application
  5. City issues funding cheques to successful applicants upon completion of the agreed-upon work.

City Program Website / Sample Commercial Facade Application 2018

Special thanks to the Danny / Danforth Mosaic BIA for resources and info.

Introducing the Clean Streets Program

Thanks to the feedback the Parkdale Village BIA received from the 2017 Member’s Survey, we have been continuously searching for ways to address the top priorities identified by you, our members, with Street Cleaning, Garbage and Litter Reduction as the primary objective.

In August of 2018 we launched the Cigarette Litter Prevention Program, which is still ongoing for any interested members, click here for info. To continue our commitment to litter reduction, this month we launch the Cleaning Streets Program!

The program will encompass two elements; 1) Harm Reduction which we are still finalising and 2) Street Cleaning which will include 31+ weeks of street cleaning by Parkdale Green Thumb Enterprises teams. Look for the team wearing neon green jackets and tackling Queen Street litter & debris on sidewalks!

With this program, the BIA aims to mitigate unsightly street waste, reduce some environmental harm from toxins in our gardens, tree pits and waterways and reduce city and community clean-up costs.

Contact PVBIA if you have any questions, concerns or comments.

Parkdale Green Thumb Enterprises (PGTE) is an award-winning gardening social enterprise operated by Working for Change. Working for Change emphasizes the importance of work in the lives of people who have been marginalized due to poverty and mental health issues. It operates social purpose enterprises, leadership and pre-employment training programs, as well as providing community-based research and public education on issues related to poverty and mental health.

Celebrating 140 Years of Parkdale Village with 4 Days of Giveaways!

Help us Celebrate & You Could Win!

The Parkdale Village BIA invites residents, visitors, shop owners and Parkdale lovers to celebrate the 140th Year Anniversary of Parkdale Village. Although January 1st marks the date that Parkdale became a village, the Parkdale Village BIA (PVBIA) will be celebrating the rich history of Parkdale Village from January 25-27th, 2019 by inviting residents and visitors to take a stroll down memory lane, explore the many businesses who will be celebrating in their own ways, and enter to Win in our 4 Days of Giveaways Contest!

Parkdale’s 140th Anniversary Contest! We’ve got 4 days of giveaways!! We’re drawing winner (s) daily from January 24th to 27th. Win 1 of a few HUGE prize packs, to enter simply Like, Share or Comment on our Contest post on Instagram or Facebook. Enjoy prizes from Plentea, Sho Izakaya, Isla Filipino BBQ & Bar, Food & Liquor, Rustic Cosmo Cafe, Sylvie and Shimmy, Mythology, Skyline Restaurant, Cicis’ Pizza, The Grand Trunk, Frances Watson, Worker Bee Supply Co, The Imperative, The Public Butter, Rice & Noodle, Made You Look, North Standard Trading Post, Vegendale Brewery, Glory Hole Doughnuts, Easy Restaurant, The Workroom, Three Fates, Shopgirls Gallery Boutique, Studio Brillantine and more! Stay tuned for more details about prizing! One prize pack per person. Ontario residents. Winners drawn by 4pm daily. Contest runs January 24-27, 2019.

140th Anniversary Party at The Grand Trunk on Sat January 26th 9pm. Cake, cheap drinks, fun prizes – let’s celebrate!

Parkdale Anniversary Chef’s Specials @ Islas Filipino BBQ & Bar all weekend long!

“Bowie Lives” at The Cadillac Lounge on Sat January 26th 9pm; Bowie Lives returns to Toronto and The Cadillac Lounge Saturday January 26, 2019. Sam Grosso, owner of the Cadillac Lounge says “By far the coolest and best Bowie Tribute I’ve seen!” Bowie Lives is excited to return to the club after 2 sold out appearances! Reserve Your Seats!

Free skewers at Sho Izakaya from Jan 25-27! When you spend more then $7 on a lunch or dinner meal, you get one beef skewer or pork neck skewer for free, until supplies last.

Parkdale Doughnut & Special Deals at Glory Hole Doughnuts;

  • 10% off website pre-orders for the whole month of January (no code, automatic discount)
  • Jan 19-20: Fried Chicken Doughnut Sandwich (partnered with PG Clucks) $10 tax incl, pre-order only!
  • Jan 26-27: Special Parkdale Anniversary flavour doughnut

Gift with Purchase & Ballot Box Contest at Common People Shop all weekend! More info to come!

Balloon POP with prizes @ Shopgirls Gallery Boutique – with discounts + Yummy treats in store! Come visit them Sat Jan 26th and Sun 27th.

Special Promotions @ Sylvie and Shimmy from Jan 26-27!

HUGE Sale @ North Standard Trading Post Enjoy 20% off EVERYTHING in the shop including sale items this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Outerwear remains at 30% off! Can’t make it in? Shop online with discount code PARKDALE and you’ll receive 20% off your entire order!

Parkdale Jewellery @ Made You Look Jewellery! – Jan 25 – Feb 14, 14k gold necklaces with your favorite Parkdale Street Name; Brock, Jameson, Wilson Park, Milky Way and more!

10% off flash Parkdale Tattoos throughout January at Makara Tattoo Shop.

Art Sale at Elaine Fleck Gallery, from 10% to 50% off. on selected artworks. Start the new year off right with great buys on curated contemporary art!

Winterlicious at Local Kitchen and Wine Bar, Fri January 25-Feb 7. Enjoy a prix fixed dinner for $43 at this Parkdale gem. Small, dark & cozy, serving locally grown, Italian inspired fare, served with love. An extensive wine line focuses on wines from Ontario and Italy.

Feel Reggae Seminars at The Boxing Loft Social Club, Sat January 26th 4pm. The Feel Reggae Seminars introduce some of Canada’s most talented reggae artists and give you an opportunity to hear their stories, ask questions and reason about the Canadian reggae scene.

Solo Exhibition at The Margin of Eras on now till Sat January 26th 12pm-7pm. Loading Falasteen — a solo exhibition by Shatha Al-Husseini. Shatha Al-Husseini is a Palestinian artist by way of Jerusalem (her baba) and Gaza (her mama). Now based in Tkaronto, she was born in Saudi Arabia and raised both there and Nova Scotia. Shatha’s interdisciplinary practice is rooted in making art and community spaces that are connective, restorative, and ultimately (hopefully) transformative through collaboration. 

Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph at The Assembly Theatre Fri January 25th & Sat January 26th 8pm. Staged by core members of The Assembly Theatre’s resident company, this new production of the timely and tender dark comedy is sure to be one of the most exciting events in the indie theatre scene this winter.
Gruesome Playground Injuries follows Kayleen and Doug over three decades, from their first meeting in a school nurse’s office into an adulthood filled with scars, heartbreaks, and other wounds that never quite heal.

Intro to Brush Lettering Workshop at Paper Plus Cloth on Sunday January 27th 12-2pm. Learn the basics of modern calligraphy in the Intro to Brush Lettering Workshop – taught by Toronto-based calligrapher & designer Alicia Spence, in this 2-hour workshop.

Parkdale Project Read’s Community Craft-a-palooza on Saturday January 26th 1pm-4pm. Happy Crafters and literacy lovers unite for a wintery afternoon of crafty creations. Come join us for a knitting social, or a jewellery-making workshop! We will have different crafting stations as well as craft instructors, so participants can share tips on the craft they love, or learn a brand new one! Register to raise funds for Parkdale Project Read and support the event by emailing [email protected]

More Events added daily!

Residents and visitors will also be encouraged to learn more about the community by visiting the Parkdale Village BIA and Facebook page, where historical photos and stories will be shared throughout the month. #proudlyparkdale

Learn more about Parkdale Village history here!

Floral Hanging Basket Program: Request for Quote

The Parkdale Village BIA seeks a contractor to facilitate Floral Hanging Basket Program at various locations throughout the Parkdale Village Business Improvement Area for a six (6) month period, starting May 2019 and ending October 2019.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

All RFQ documents are to be submitted electronically by Friday January 11th, 5:00pm to [email protected]. Please direct all inquiries concerning this RFQ document via email to Anna Bartula at [email protected] or by phone (416) 536-6918.

Download RFQ and related document here:

  1. Floral Hanging Basket Program – RFQ – PVBIA – Jan 2019
  2. Parkdale Village BIA Boundaries Map – 2006

Are you ready to Shop Local!

On November 24th, 2018 Canadians nationwide are being encouraged to Shop Locally within their Neighbourhoods, to make a local purchase and take advantage of exclusive event deals offered by the businesses in their areas. The weekend celebrates small businesses and reminds Canadians how local shopping makes a difference in all our lives.  So we ask you Parkdale, help us celebrate and choose to #Shoplocal or #ShopTOWest on Nov 24 within our amazing Parkdale Village! Shop Local NOW Mag - 2015But that’s not all, don’t let your support of community entrepreneurs start and end on Nov 24, we hope you’ll shop and re-explore your community throughout December.

Stay tuned for dozens of deals, promotions and local stories we’ll be sharing or take a look at the Sneak Peak below!. Share your own local recommendations and favorites to shopping local by using hashtag #parkdale #shopTOWest & #shoplocal

12 Reasons to Give the Gift of Local

5 Canadian Consumer Trends to Shape the Future of Retail

Top 10 Reasons to Support Locally Owned Businesses

A Sneak Peak at Shop Local Deals & Events this Holiday Season, check back Daily for updates!

Every weekend in November
Who:
Tennessee Tavern
What: Donate a Winter Coat, receive a Cocktail (11am-3pm weekends)

November 6, 13, 20, 27…
Who:
Cafe Embargo
What: Open Mic Tuesdays

November 10-11
Who:
Parkdale Flea
What: 2nd last Parkdale Flea Market

November 12
Who:
Miss Things
What: Toronto Chairman’s Mai Tai Challenge

November 14
Who:
Shameful Tiki Room
What: Hey Girl! Bingo! at The Shameful Tiki Room

till November 18
Who:
The Assembly Theatre
What: Her Inside Life & Kill the Poor by George F. Walker

November 14
Who:
Parkdale Centre for Innovation
What: Design in Technology Workshop Series

November 18
Who:
Paper Plus Cloth
What: Paper Plus Cloth 1st Year Anniversary

November 21
Who:
Toronto Designers Market
What: Black Friday Holiday Shopping Event ($50 discount on first purchase over $100, deals, discounts, contesting)

November 21
Who:
Chartreuse Style
What: Black Friday Holiday Shopping Event

November 21
Who:
Jinks Art Factory
What: Black Friday Holiday Shopping Event (open late & discounts on hot beverages)

November 21
Who:
Yummy Stuff Bakery
What: Black Friday Holiday Shopping Event (open late, cinnamon rolls, apple cider & sampling)

November 21
Who:
Hideaway Antiques
What: Black Friday Holiday Shopping Event (open late)

November 21
Who:
Craig’s Cookies
What: Black Friday Holiday Shopping Event (open late)

November 21
Who:
Parkdale Centre for Innovation
WhatBusiness Operations Workshop Series

November 22
Who:
Northern Contemporary Gallery
What: Swash & Serif 5 – typography and lettering exhibition

November 23
Who:
North Standard Trading Post
What: Black Friday Sale

November 24
Who:
Cadillac Lounge
What: Fall Surf Classic

Nov 25-Dec 2
Who:
Our Lady of Lebanon
What: Bazaar

Dec 2
Who:
The Tennessee Tavern
What: Pierogi Eating Contest

December 6

Who: Klaxon Howl, Tambourine, 96 Tears, People’s Champ, Black Diamond, Common Sort, Toronto Design Market, Three Fates, Frances Watson, Hulapopper, Public Butter, House of Vintage.
What: Parkdale Holiday Bazaar

December 9-10
Who:
Common People Shop
What: Holiday Market

December 8-9
Who:
Parkdale Flea
What: A Holiday Market

December 15-16
Who:
Crown Flora Studio
What: Holiday Market

December 15
Who:
Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church
What: Holiday Concert

December 31
Who:
Stones New Years Eve
What: Stones New Years Eve

December 31
Who:
Cadillac Lounge
What: NYE The Royal Crowns, Jittery Jack & Amy Griffin

You’re invited: Annual General Meeting – Mon Oct 15

Members of the PVBIA (Commercial/Industrial Property or Business Owner) you are invited to attend the BIA Annual General Meeting on Monday October 15th, 2018 at 7:00pm at the Parkdale Centre for Innovation, 1464 Queen Street West, Toronto (formerly Scotiabank at Lansdowne Ave).

Registration starts at 6:30 p.m., light snacks and drinks will be served and the event is open to residents and visitors (space is limited).

Do you want to make a difference in your Business Improvement Area (BIA)? As a Commercial/Industrial Property or Business Owner, you are eligible to serve on our BIA Board of Management. Nominations, voting and elections will take place at the AGM. If you wish to serve, contact our office today for more details @ 416 536 6918 or [email protected]

Click here for more details & Agenda!

Bargain Hunting in Parkdale: Tips & Tricks

Everyone loves a good deal and getting a bang for their buck. But it’s a tricky task with over-priced grocery stores and specialty clothing boutiques popping up left, right and centre in Toronto.

That’s why we’ve curated a collection of Parkdale stores along with bargain hunting tips so you can find affordable groceries, everyday essentials and restaurants without cashing in your entire pay cheque.

CLOTHING
Shop for all things fashion from shoes, accessories, clothing and outerwear at these value driven stores. Go ahead and shop to your hearts content!

Common Sort (1414 Queen St. W.)
Bring in clean, fashionable and excellent condition items to be priced and get 50% of that value as in store credit or as 25% in cash. They even offer free styling services when you fill out your fashion preferences here!
The Salvation Army Thrift Store (1447 Queen St. W.)
Great for clothing and inexpensive children’s books and toys. Donate items in-store for a $10 off your purchase coupon and there’s no HST on clothing and household items!
Top Brands for Less (1470 Queen St. W.)
Find new, brand name clothing, bags and shoes at deep discounted prices.

TIPS
• Don’t shop on Saturday or Sunday. Everyone is out shopping and the inventory will be over-picked. Shop the middle of the week for the best finds!
• Sign up for email alerts or follow social media to receive exclusive deals, sale notifications and coupons.

GROCERIES & EVERYDAY BASICS
Groceries are an expense we can’t avoid completely but luckily it’s one we can control. Get cleaning supplies, this week’s groceries, and household goods for a fraction of box store prices.

Budget One Stop (1281 Queen St. W.)
Dollarama (1337 Queen St. W.)
Fullworth (1371 Queen St. W.)

TIPS
• Try asking for a rain check. If a sale item is out of stock, you will be entitled its sale price when it’s back in stock.
• Don’t pay for convenience; avoid individually packaged, cut or peeled foods. Instead, cut fruits or package cookies once you get home.
• Check expiry dates. Grocery stores rotate stock by pushing forward older merch. Grab from the back of fridges and shelves to bring home the freshest items.

FRUIT & VEGGIES
Get the freshest in-season fruits and veggies from Parkdale supermarkets most of which are at great bundle prices!

Queen Fresh Market (1384 Queen St. W.)
Queen Supermarket Indian & Canadian Groceries (1429-31-33 Queen St. W.)
Super Land Market (1400 Queen St. W.)

TIPS
• Know which produce is in season. Shop and plan meals around seasonal produce, to avoid paying higher prices for imported goods.

BREAKFAST & LUNCH
Start your day off right or get your lunch time fix at these delicious Parkdale eateries.

Glory of India (1407 Queen St. W.)
$7 Lunch Special from 11am-2pm
Grand Electric (1330 Queen St. W.)
$4.45 Individual Tacos
Gyro Bar! Souvlaki Kitchen (1647 Queen St. W.)
Gyros & Souvlaki Pita Wraps under $6.95
Pork Souvlaki Sticks for $2.95 each
Om Restaurant (1439 Queen St. W.)
Lunch Special Tuesday-Friday from 11am-1pm only $6 for students and $8 for adults
Pete’s Corner Grill (1582 Queen St. W.)
Breakfast Sandwiches under $5.49
The Mezz (1546 Queen St. W.)
$4 Taco Tuesday, $10 1lb Wings Wednesday

DINNER
Tired of eating home cooked meals? Try one of these restaurants that won’t break the bank!

Amico’s Pizza (1648 1/2 Queen St. W.)
Kids eat Free, ½ Price Pizza Wednesday
Loga’s Corner Momo Takeout (216 Close Ave. Suite A-C)
$7 Beef, Chicken or Veggie Momos
Subway Restaurant (1395 Queen St. W.)
Sub of the Day $4.39
Superpoint Express (269 Dunn Ave.)
Jumbo Slice + Pint Deal $8.99
Tennessee Tavern (1554 Queen St. W.)
$5.95 Sunday AYCE Pierogis after 6pm

TIPS
• Skip purchasing beverages with your food. Replace pop, coffee & tea with non-bottled water to save $2-$3 per person!
• Dine-in on Monday or Tuesday. These days are usually the slowest for restaurants, so take advantage of any specials.

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Photo Credits:
@commonsort, @grandelectricrestaurants, @daiko1564, @allons.y, @tennesseetavern, @subway

Sources:
12 Hacks To Save Serious Money on Groceries
Save Money on Restaurants

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Introducing The Cigarette Litter Prevention Program

Thanks to the feedback the Parkdale Village BIA received from the 2017 Member’s Survey, we have been continuously searching for ways to address the top priorities identified by you, our members, with Street Cleaning, Garbage and Litter Reduction as the primary objective.

Despite being one of the smallest types of litter, did you know that cigarette butts and cigar tips are the top item collected during local clean-ups? Or that roughly 24,660 cigarettes are littered in Toronto every 15 minutes?

To help combat this issue within our own Parkdale Village community, we are delighted to bring back our Cigarette Litter Prevention Program!

With this program, the BIA aims to mitigate unsightly street waste, reduce the environmental harm from cigarette toxins in our gardens, tree pits and waterways and reduce city and community clean-up costs.

In order to achieve our goals, we require a joint effort from you and the community! Here are a couple of ways YOU can help:

1. Install Cigarette Litter Receptacles (Free)
The PVBIA is currently seeking 15 properties interested in having a cigarette litter receptacle installed onto their storefront façade. Emptying the sleek, stainless steel receptacles does not require touching the ash or cigarette butts.  If you are interested in having one installed onto your storefront, at no cost, please contact the BIA. 

2. Offer Pocket Ashtrays to Your Clientele (Free)
The PVBIA has over 1,000 pocket ashtrays ready to distribute throughout the community. Contact us if you’d like free pocket ashtrays to hand out at your business, property and/or upcoming event. They are free after all!

3. Encourage Proper Disposal
Kindly remind your clientele to dispose of cigarette butts in designated receptacles located on City of Toronto Garbage bins.

Please consider helping us and the local community by supporting the Cigarette Litter Prevention Program. That way we can curb cigarette litter, one butt at a time!

Contact PVBIA if you have any questions, concerns or comments.