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On Sunday, June 23rd, PARA celebrated the act of naming, as we unveiled 8 new Laneway names that reflect the cultural history and depth of our splendid neighbourhood.

Palmerston Area Residents Association represents the Annex/Little Italy neighbourhood between Bathurst and Grace, Bloor and College streets.


PARA is actively working on behalf of area residents to improve the local neighbourhood. Your membership donation helps to fund PARA’s efforts to lobby for sensible development, protect the character and beauty of the neighbourhood, and maintain the quality of life we all enjoy here. You can become a member or renew your membership here


Neighbourhood Focus:

Mirvish Village Task Group

The Mirvish Village Task Group has a website at which you will find a consolidation of published documents on the Westbank proposal for the Honest Ed property.

Click HERE to go to the MVTG site.

Mirvish Village Development Survey Results:

The results of the PARA sponsored Mirvish Village Development survey are available on our Vision page. Click here.

Central Technical School Dome:

PARA was a participant in negotiations regarding the development of a domed sports facility at Central Technical School. A document from PARA’s chair Paul MacLean that may provide you with a better understanding of the original proposal and issues, the negotiation process and the final outcome can be found HERE. As always, we welcome your feedback through the “contact us” link on our home page.

PARA Laneway Naming project


The Palmerston Area Residents’ Association (PARA) is helping the city of Toronto name the city-owned lanes in the Palmerston Area.
The naming of a laneway provides everyone with a stronger
sense of community and shared history. it also makes
the neighbourhood safer because it provides emergency personnel
with a more accurate way to locate the more obscure addresses.

note that your help in obtaining signatures in order to complete each petition will speed up the process.
Please refer to the map and see if there is a laneway you’d like to help with.
email us at: info@palmerstonara.org

Liquor license conditions created by PARA:

The recent advent of risk-based licensing by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has made possible the creation of a series of conditions to be appended to liquor licenses that will continue to apply to subsequent operators.  PARA developed a list of conditions for ICI Restaurant (538 Manning Avenue) which has become the basis for all subsequent discussions with businesses applying for liquor licenses in the area.  For the full story “Liquor license conditions help businesses become good neighbours” please see the PARA Fall 2012 Newsletter“.

For the current template of conditions download PARA Alcohol License Conditions.