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12
Apr

Call for Proposals: The Bentway’s Community Incubation Program

Call for Proposals: The Bentway’s Community Incubation Program

Calling all emerging groups, individuals, and organizations! The Bentway’s 2018 Community Incubation Program is now open for proposals. If @thebentway’s winter season got you excited, here’s your chance to shape their upcoming Fall season.

As Toronto’s newest public space and programming platform, The Bentway is looking for community-based programming that will animate their space, strengthen community ties, and increase visibility to community organizations and interests. They’re especially interested in proposals tackling the theme of “If, But, What If?” – exploring what could be, what perhaps should be, and what may never be within our ever-evolving city.

Info Session: April 11 (6-7 PM) at Fort York Visitor Centre.
Deadline: April 29.

Funding Available: Up to 5k in funding per project
More Info: http://bit.ly/Bentway-CP-2018-FB

12
Apr

Foodshare Toronto Good Food Market

Foodshare Good Food Market

Enjoy the fresh taste of Spring at the 150 Dan Leckie Way Good Food Market, brought to you by FoodShare Toronto.
Coming this Wednesday, April 18th, from 5pm to 7pm at 150 Dan Leckie Way, 3rd Floor Community Kitchen – it’s our best kept secret for those who love fresh food on fleek, without the price gouge! Also featuring pop-ups by the Urban Swine with his Artisinal Market Fresh Sausages and Chef Buoyardy All-Natural Ultra-Spicy Jerk Sauce. FREE sweet treats for the first 25 customers in the door! Doors open at 5pm sharp. Shop early for best selection. Bring along your reusable shopping bags.
See you there!

12
Apr

Bishop Macdonell Catholic School Community Meeting

Bishop Macdonell Catholic School Community Meeting

Bishop Macdonell Catholic School, serving students Kindergarten to Grade 8, will be opening in 2019 at the Canoe Landing Community Centre!

Along with local trustees and senior staff from the Toronto Catholic District School Board, the Concord CityPlace presentation centre at 23 Spadina Ave will host a community meeting on May 3, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

For parents who will be attending, light refreshments and child care will be available!

12
Apr

Artificial Turf in Canoe Landing Park to be Fenced

Artificial Turf in Canoe Landing Park to be Fenced

We were made to understand that as the Canoe Landing Community Facility approach completion and scheduled opening in Fall 2019, a fence will be installed around the Turf field. Attached is a photo showing a rendering of the area to be fenced, and an image showing the type of fence to be used.

04
Apr

Janes Walk

Jane’s Walk

Jane’s Walk is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. Jane’s Walk encourage people to share stories about their neighbourhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities, and use walking as a way to connect with their neighbours.

CityPlace Discovery Walk: Living and Thinking Vertical

Join the CityPlace Residents Association (CPRA) for a Jane’s Walk through the CityPlace neighbourhood, and learn more about how the CPRA have actively led and curated community building events and activities that embrace living and thinking vertical in this multi-dwelling high density vertical neighbourhood.

We will explore Canoe Landing Park, Block 31, The Toronto Public Library Fort York Branch, Privately Owned Publicly Accessible Space (POPS), The Puente de Luz Pedestrian Bridge, and the Chinese Railway Workers Memorial.

Date: Saturday May 5th
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Meeting Place: In front of Canoe Landing Park, 95 Fort York Blvd
(SW corner of Fort York and Spadina)

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/2093514940869617/

Walk Listings Page: https://janeswalk.org/canada/toronto/toronto-walk-listings/

The walk is about 90 minutes long and will proceed rain or shine, so please dress appropriately and wear comfortable shoes! The Walk will end at the Chinese Railway Workers Monument (Blue Jays Way and Navy Wharf Ct)

Photos from 2017 Janes Walk in CityPlace

Janes Walk 2011: Making CityPlace A Place

See Article: Welcome to the neighbourhood? Residents attempt community building at CityPlace https://gleanernews.ca/index.php/2011/09/01/welcome-to-the-neighbourhood/

Jane’s Walk

Jane’s Walk celebrates the ideas and legacy of urbanist Jane Jacobs by
getting people out exploring their neighbourhoods and meeting their
neighbours. More than 170 free walking tours are being held across
Toronto this coming weekend. Each walk is led by locals who want to
create a space for residents to talk about what matters to them in the
places they live and work.

Making CityPlace a Place
Join Councillor Adam Vaughan for a Jane’s Walk through the CityPlace
neighbourhood.

The walk will explore the former railway lands’ past, present and
future as a home for residents and a destination for visitors. Hear
about plans for a new park, a public library, and a pedestrian bridge
to connect to the waterfront.

Date: Saturday May 7th
Time: 11 am – 1:30 pm
Meeting Place: In front of Sobeys, 22 Fort York Blvd
(NW corner of Fort York & Spadina)

Joining Councillor Vaughan on the walk will be local residents and
some of the partners that have been involved in the creation of this
emerging community in the downtown core.

The walk is about two and a half hours long and will proceed rain or
shine, so please dress appropriately! Comfortable walking shoes and
water are suggested.

04
Apr

Clean CityPlace


Clean CityPlace Together

Date: Sunday, April 22

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Volunteer Check In Area: Meet at Canoe Landing Park/p>

Clean Up Zones

Clean Up Zones Across CityPlace (See Map)

On Sunday April 22, from 10:00 am-12:00 pm, join us for Clean Toronto Together.

Check in Canoe Landing Park, 95 Fort York Blvd; select one of the 12 CityPlace Cleanup Zones from the map; then pick up litter and help keep CityPlace clean, green and beautiful! Gloves, rakes, garbage bags and recycling materials provided.

Diabetes Canada will have textile donation bins in Canoe Landing Park for gently used clothing.

There will be an after cleanup social at Fox and Fiddle from 12:30 – 2:30 pm, as well as T-Shirts, Prizes and Raffles.

Pre-Registration is not required and we have listed the event as part of the The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Individuals and teams are encouraged to participate in cleaning up any of the 12 Clean Up Zones. To find out more information contact us at cityplacera@gmail.com

About Clean Toronto Together

Join over 200,000 residents, students, businesses, organizations and community groups as we come together for the 15th annual city-wide cleanup of public spaces.

Participants are encouraged to register their cleanups at livegreentoronto.ca Registration helps the City to arrange special litter pickups, avoid duplicate cleanups and measure results.

Now in its 15th year, Clean Toronto Together is Canada’s largest spring cleanup program. It begins with City staff cleaning streets, parks and watercourses. Over a four-week period, the City deploys more than 300 pieces of equipment, including litter vacuums, sweepers, front-end loaders, d‎ump trucks, sidewalk sweepers and power washers.

02
Apr

CityPlace Easter Egg Hunt Highlights

CityPlace Easter Egg Hunt Highlights

The 2018 CityPlace Easter Egg Hunt was a success. Hundreds of children and families showed up and participated.

Thanks again to our volunteers and sponsors who made this a memorable event for children and families to enjoy!

19
Mar

Easter Egg Hunt

CityPlace Easter Egg Hunt

Join us for CityPlace Easter Egg Hunt on April 1, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Canoe Landing Park, 95 Fort York Blvd. There will be prizes, surprises, and photos with the Easter Bunny!

Download Easter Poster

To find out more information or to volunteer for any of these events, contact us at cityplacera@gmail.com

17
Mar

Foodshare Toronto Good Food Market

The Foodshare Toronto Good Food Market is happening at 150 Dan Leckie Way on March 21 from 5-7 pm. Great products at reasonable prices! Be there!

17
Mar

Block 31 Update 5 – March 2018

Block 31 Construction Update 5 – March 2018

March 15th, 2018

Attention: CityPlace Residents’ Association and BIA

Re: Block 31 Construction – Update 5

Block 31 construction continues to progress quickly. The project is approximately 22% constructed
to date.

Substructure – Waterproofing and backfilling of foundation walls for both the north and south buildings are scheduled for the upcoming 2 weeks.

Superstructure – Pouring of structural slabs, foundation walls and columns as well as elevator and stairwell in the north and south buildings are scheduled for the upcoming 2 weeks.

Site access is expected to be maintained at the existing 2 east boundary locations; one at the south end of the east boundary and the other at the mid-point of the east boundary.