Han Dong – MPP – Trinity-Spadina
226 Bathurst Street, Unit A
Mike Layton – City Councilor – Ward 19
100 Queen Street West, Suite C47
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Contact form – http://mikelayton.ca/contact
Little Italy Business Improvement Association
Contact: Mr. Lenny Lombardi, Chairperson @ (416) 531-9991
Attitude with a distinctly warm edge – Little Italy is renowned for its trendy, intimate European atmosphere. Located on College Street from Euclid Avenue to Shaw Street, Little Italy has over 200 establishments to cater to your shopping, dining and theatre needs.
The Trinity Bellwoods BIA, established in 2007, stretches along Dundas Street West, between Bathurst Street and Grace Street. The area is currently represented by a mix of cafes, restaurant, bars, banks and other establisments that meet local needs.
Nestled between popular neighbourhoods such as Chinatown, Kensington Market, Little Italy and Queen West, the BIA is actively helping the neighbourhood to emerge with a distinct identity. The design sector will play a key role as fresh new talent migrates to the area to set up shops, studios and galleries. This is reflected by the presence of Toronto based designers recently established on the strip. Compliment this with the existing solid businesses and you have a recipe for a great retail strip.
As one of Toronto’s most dynamic and progressive neighbourhoods, the West Queen West Art + Design District is an eclectic cultural Mecca boasting over 300 of the city’s most creative businesses and attractions including art galleries, designers, unique clothing and furniture stores, restaurants, nightlife spots and boutique hotels. Located on the 2 kilometer strip of Queen Street that runs between Bathurst Street and Gladstone Avenue, West Queen West is a hub of activity from morning till night and is the destination of choice for creative Torontonians and tourists of all ages and backgrounds.
In 2011 a group of eight Ward 19 neighbors responded to a City need for local guidance on pending upgrades to Fred Hamilton Playground. One year later, this group has evolved into the Friends of Roxton Road Parks (FoRRP), comprising a Steering Committee and five active Sub-committees overseeing the revitalization of three adjacent parks on Roxton Road:
Fred Hamilton Park
George Ben Park
Roxton Road Parkette
Together with our partners at Toronto City Hall, the Friends of Roxton Road Parks are developing a community-based vision for the revitalization of our parks into vibrant hubs of local social, recreational, and creative activity.
Friends of Fred Hamilton Playground is a community volunteer group that began in 2011 in response to a need for a community guidance on the future of the park and playground. Working together with our partners in city hall, the FOFHP hopes to ensure the continued viability of the park as a central community hub of recreational, sporting and leisure activity.
Friends of Trinity Bellwoods Park is a volunteer group that works together to improve the green space, cultural and recreational activities of Trinity Bellwoods Park. Its volunteer members have founded and operate a weekly summer farmers market, coordinate an Adopt-A-Tree program to water and nurture the new planted saplings in the park, created and operate a greenhouse as an educational and community resource, present bulb and shrub planting events in collaboration with Parks & Recreation and respond to community issues that affect the park. Since 2001, Friends of Trinity Bellwoods has been recognized by Parks & Rec and by our councilor as the vehicle of community consultation for the park. We are a diverse group who are willing to share new ideas, respect other points of view, and participate in a collaborative process to create a vibrant community park.
Toronto Public Space Initiative
The Toronto Public Space Initiative (TPSI) is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing public space through research, policy analysis, and service provision.
FYFB’s Food Program provides low-income individuals and families living in our community with a three-day supply of groceries. FYFB is a member agency of the Daily Bread Food Bank and our assigned service area covers the Westside of downtown Toronto, from Yonge to Dovercourt, Lake Ontario to Bloor. Click here for a map of our service area boundaries.