Party in the Park 2012

Party in the Park 2012

Planet Palmerston 2012 Update

by Mackenzie Muldoon

The results are in!

Drum roll please… The final amount being donated to Habitat For Humanity Toronto from this year’s Planet Palmerston Event is $3,003.00! And this means that in the four years we’ve been holding the event, Planet Palmerston has now raised over $10,000 for Habitat. This year’s event also had sales donating profits to other charities such as Canadian Coalition for the Study of Venous Insufficiency and St. Alban’s Boy’s & Girls’ Club.

I’d like to give a special thanks to all those committee members who gave their time to help organize the event, to all those who participated with a sale, to LIschkoff Design Planning, who sponsored this year’s BBQ and to the many local businesses that contributed to our raffle, including:

  • Kalendar Restaurant (546 College)
  • Walking Mobility (750 Dundas W)
  • Utopia Cafe (586 College)
  • Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor West)
  • Bristol Yard (146 Christie)
  • Speakeasy Tattoo (299 Harbord)
  • Soundscapes (572 College)
  • The Green Grind (567 College)
  • Red Pegasus (628 College) $50 gift certificate and Think Pink Spa (646 College) Free Manicure and Eye Waxing
  • White Lotus Massage (181 Harbord) ($85 value)
  • Colgate / Palmolive
  • Vivoli Italian Cuisine (665 College)
  • Shiatsu School of Canada (547 College)
  • Fiesta Farms $25 gift certificate
  • Sobey’s
  • The Hogtown Pub and Oysters (633 College)
  • Playful Grounds (605 College)
  • Starbucks
  • TVO Kids
  • The Big Chill Ice cream (367 Manning)

Please feel free when you frequent these establishments to congratulate them on their role in this successful event!

I hope you all enjoyed the event as much as I did and I look forward to seeing you out on Palmerston Blvd.

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I Vote

Municipal Election on Oct 25

Look beyond the bumper sticker policies and vote

The current mayoral campaign has been characterized by a great deal of Toronto bashing, a lot of wild promises, and a doom-and-gloom tone that is very negative.

Candidate Rob Ford has capitalized on a vein of anger and cynicism among Toronto residents by repeating some very simple messages about waste at city hall and by hinting at major tax and program cuts. His proposals require all citizens to look thoughtfully at the implications of his plans.

Here are two websites to help you. One focuses on Ford’s statements on many topics. The other calls for a change of tone and approach during the last few weeks of the campaign.

This is an important election for Toronto.

We can’t afford to ignore it.

Get out and vote on October 25.

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Party in the Park – 2010

Party in the Park came back to Healey Willan Park on June 6, organized by the Healey Willan Improvement Project (a local community parents’ group) and supported by PARA. Close to 300 parents and children from the neighbourhood and beyond passed through the park throughout the day, which raised $1400 in support of improvements to the playground. Kiddies got their faces painted and splashed in the newly painted wading pool. A bake sale, BBQ, music and a visiting fire truck rounded out the day.

The organizers paid special thanks to the helpful volunteers and to Gaucho Gourmet (for their donation of sausages), Mirvish Productions, Red Pegasus, the Knit Café, The Paper Place, Kid Brother, the Teri Parker Trio, Heinz, Weston Bakery, Costco, Annex Academy of Music, The Bike Joint and Hersh and Marni Perlis for their help.

Photos: Donald Scott.

For more information on the Healey Willan Improvement Project go to or read this backgrounder

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