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

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 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.


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!


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


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!


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.


Public Space Incubator: Support to Re-Imagine Toronto’s Public Spaces

Public Space Incubator: Support to Re-Imagine Toronto’s Public Spaces


With increasing densities and challenges to creating new public spaces, we need to creatively make the most of every space in our city to contribute to our quality of life.

Toronto is seeing a growing interest in innovative ways to inhabit and enliven our public spaces and find new ones.

We’re looking for people who have bold, creative, and radical ideas for Toronto’s parks, plazas, schoolyards, laneways, streets, and other publicly-accessible open spaces.

We want to encourage and support the next generation of creative public space projects. By providing access to funding and professional networks, Public Space Incubator will support tangible pilots that test new, innovative ways to bring under-utilized public spaces to life.

With a focus on innovation, partnerships, programming, and scalability, Public Space Incubator will provide ten projects—five in each of 2018 and 2019—with up to $50,000 in funding per project. And, as an incubator, will support successful applicants in implementing projects by connecting them with a network of professionals.

Public Space Incubator is generously funded by Ken and Eti Greenberg and Balsam Foundation and administered by Park People.

Core Principles

  • Innovative: Projects push the boundaries of what’s possible and propose new, creative ways for bring people together in under-utilized urban spaces.
  • Community driven: Projects are rooted in community involvement and building local partnerships to ensure a sustainable, accessible, and inclusive approach.
  • Programmable: Projects are not simply design pieces, but involve programming that ensures spaces are used and lively.
  • Catalytic: Projects maximize the impact of the grant by leveraging additional financial and in-kind support.
  • Scalable: Projects have the potential to be replicable and scalable beyond a single public space.


Eligible applicants: We invite applications from groups and collaborators such as, local community groups, artists, collectives, non-profits, public sector agencies, designers and registered charities. If they are not already a charity, they must include a charitable trustee as a partner. A charitable trustee is required for the administration of funds, but is not required to be a programming partner in the project. Private for-profit businesses may not be the sole applicant, but can be part of an application as a partner.

Geography: Projects must take place within publicly-accessible outdoor open space in the City of Toronto, whether privately or publicly-owned.

Duration: Projects can be temporary or permanent, where temporary is defined as at least four consecutive weeks or a series of events. One-time events are not eligible. If a project is pitched as permanent, the proposal must consider how it will be maintained. Projects should be completed by summer of 2019.

Grants can cover:

  • Operational and staff costs of directly delivering the project
  • Research and policy development directly related to the project, including development of new governance or funding models to support sustainability and scalability of the project
  • Planning, public consultation, and community outreach
    Capital costs

  • Programming and event costs
  • Honorariums to people directly associated with implementing the project

The program will not fund:

  • Website development or online activities
  • Previously incurred costs
  • Funding existing programs or projects
  • Projects that are strictly planning-related and do not include any tangible changes or activation
  • Contributions to a general fundraising campaign
  • Activities or projects that duplicate work already being undertaken by the City of Toronto

Minimum and maximum amount that can be awarded:

  • Minimum: $15,000
  • Maximum: $50,000

More about projects that align with program principles and eligibility requirements:

Application Process
There will be two separate funding rounds – one in 2018 and one in 2019. There is a two-stage application process each round.

If you have any questions, please consult our Frequently Asked Questions, or, if your question is not addressed, drop us a line at

Stage one: Letter of Intent (DUE: MARCH 29, 2018)

No more than 2 pages.

  • Overview of project, partners (including charitable trustee), and proposed location
  • Overview of how it meets each core principle of the program
  • Overview of how it could be realistically implemented
  • Amount requested, including high-level budget and potential other funding sources or in-kind support

Please submit your application electronically as a single PDF to Please note that we are unable to consider late or incomplete applications for funding. Submissions must be received by Park People by 5:00 pm on the deadline date.

Letters of Intent will be jointly reviewed by Park People and Ken and Eti Greenberg and Balsam Foundation

Stage two: Full application (DUE: MAY 11, 2018)

Applicants successfully chosen in the first round will be invited to submit a full application. This is not a guarantee of funding. Those applicants asked to submit a full application should prepare a document that must be no more than 4 pages in length not including the budget and additional attachments such as maps, graphics, or sketches.

  • Overview of project: desired goals/outcomes, needs assessment (why is your project needed and why in a particular location?)
  • Project team: relevant experience, potential partners, overview of previously successful projects that have been implemented
  • Detailed description of how the project meets each principle of the program
  • Project workplan including time frames, milestones, and deliverables
  • Measures of success: How will you evaluate the success and impact of the project?
  • Detailed budget, including other funding and in-kind support
  • Community engagement and communications strategy
  • Potential implementation risks and mitigation measures. For example, does your project require a policy change or government approvals? Will you need to obtain permission from the landowner (City, TDSB, TCH, etc.)? Will you need assistance with any part of the project?
  • Recognition: How Park People and Public Space Incubator grants will be recognized

Please submit your application electronically as a single PDF to Please note that we are unable to consider late or incomplete applications for funding. Submissions must be received by Park People by 5:00 pm on the deadline date.

Applications will be evaluated and selected through a jury process. Decisions will be made in early June 2018.


Please direct all questions about the program to


Events 2018

The CityPlace Residents Association engages with other associations and community partners to activate/curate “community building” events throughout CityPlace.

Proposed Events and Activities
Family Day Events – Feb. 19 – Winterfest
Earth Hour – March 24
Easter Eggs Scramble in Canoe Landing Park – March 31 or April 1
Earth Day Community Clean Up in Canoe Landing Park and across CityPlace – April 22
Jane’s Walk across CityPlace (themed) – May 5
Cityfest Kids Tent in Canoe Landing Park – August (Date to be determined)
Halloween Kids Crawl throughout CityPlace – October 31
Pumpkin Parade in Canoe Landing Park – November 1

CityPlace Residents’ Association


Foodshare Toronto Good Food Market

The Foodshare Toronto Good Food Market is happening at 150 Dan Leckie Way on Wednesday Feb. 21, 5-7pm, 3rd Fl Community Kitchen.

Download THE GOOD FOOD MARKET- Feb 21, 2018


CityPlace Winterfest

All are invited! CityPlace Winterfest on Family Day in Canoe Landing Park – Monday February 19th from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. There will be complementary skate rentals & refreshments, live ice carving, music, a warming centre and fun interactive family-friendly activities for everyone!

Download WinterFest poster pdf file


Metrolinx Track Maintenance USRC

Within the Union Station Rail Corridor, crews will be performing track replacement within the USRC around Bathurst Street. This work is scheduled to take place between the hours of 11:00pm and 5:00am.

Please note: For the purposes of safety, work times are subject to appropriate weather conditions.

Nearby residents may notice noise and vibration from equipment and power tools moving through the area during this time.

Download Track Maintenance Bathurst pdf