The Parkdale BIA & TD Green Streets Garden Ceremony

Our gorgeous new plaque at the Elm Grove garden – plaque holder by Phil Sarazen; Graphic Design by Joel Hentges; Text by Ellie Anglin

Ribbon Cutting by Tenzin Tekan on behalf of Peggy Nash, MP Parkdale High Park; John Doherty, Chair, Parkdale BIA; Cheng Wang, TD Bank; Gord Perks, Councillor Ward 14; Ed Borczon, Tree Canada

Planting the Roots for a Greener Parkdale

 TD Green Streets awards the Parkdale Village BIA with $15,000 for tree planting initiative –

Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario (October 17, 2012) – The Parkdale Village BIA is pleased to announce it has been selected by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) and Tree Canada to receive a $15,000 grant from the TD Green Streets program for its 2012 urban reforestation program. 75 applications were submitted to the 2012 TD Green Streets program, and the Parkdale Village BIA represents one of 21 municipalities selected to receive a grant.

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Participate in Jane’s Walk!

The 6th Jane’s Walk is taking place on May 5 & 6, 2012 in Toronto and many other cities over the world.

Through the simple act of walking together and discussing what makes a neighbourhood, Jane’s Walk helps knit people together into strong and resourceful communities. Created in 2007 in Toronto by friends of the urban thinker Jane Jacobs, the annual series of free, volunteer-led urban walks has grown from 27 to over 500 walks around the world. While we are looking for volunteers for these walks, people are also encouraged to consider leading a walk themselves, or as part of a group. This provides a chance to share a part of the city or a specific topic which they interested in sharing with a wider audience.
Leading a Walk: There are only two rules to these walks: all walks are freely given and freely attended, and are meant to be walking dialogues. To post a walk, you just need to fill in the online form on our website, which you’ll find here: You’ll find lots of tips and resources on our website under the “Walk Leaders” section:

Event Volunteers Event Volunteers’ roles include assisting Walk Leaders with managing large groups, circulating the newsletter sign-up sheet, taking pictures and answering general queries about Jane’s Walk. This year, we’d also like to use social media during and after the walks to connect people even more, and we’d like to collect feedback in the form of vox-pop videos after each walk. There will be orientation sessions for new and returning volunteers, with specific training on social media and video making. If you’re not on Twitter and don’t have a camera phone, don’t worry! There are plenty of other ways to participate. I

If you want to be part of the Jane’s Walk Event Volunteer Team, please send an email to [email protected] We hope that you will join us in celebrating our city and the people and stories that build it every day