Sunday, May 7, 1-3pm: PARA Jane’s Walk

PARA Clean-Up Day

Sunday April 23, 1-3PM, Healey Willan Park. All ages welcome. Rain or shine!

Fall Tree Walk – Nov 17th 1pm-2pm

Learn about native trees in our neighbourhood and their role ecosystem Speaker: Mark Sherman (Green Toronto – Arborist and Natural Environment Specialist with the Natural Environment and Community Programs unit of Urban Forestry)

PARA Fall Clean-up Day Nov 6th 1-3pm

Help keep our neighbourhood clean! We will gather at Healey Willan Park to clean up the park and the surrounding areas. All ages welcome! Garbage bags will be provided. Please bring your own gloves. Rain or shine. Look forward to seeing you there.

2021 Virtual AGM

Join PARA on Wednesday, June 2 at 7pm Spotlight on Local: Small businesses and green spaces help our community thrive! SPEAKERS: Jimmy Lu of PARA and Gord Pridham of Little Italy BIA. Jimmy Lu’s experience has spanned the breadth of sustainability, including deep energy retrofits, public policy, and now, evaluating Ontario’s electricity conservation programs. He

PARA 2020 AGM Update

AGM Discussion Thank you to those who made time to attend our virtual AGM on June 17, 2020, which was hosted by Board Chair Paul MacLean and moderated by Kerri Salata. We appreciated the community questions directed to both MPP Jessica Bell and Councillor Mike Layton; it was clear from the discussion that we will

Thanksgiving Food Bank Fundraiser Exceeds its Goal!

Fundraising update for October 27, 2020: Once again, thank you to our generous community members who have contributed to Daily Bread Food Bank through the fall fundraising campaign. The Gratitude Project, PARA’s second initiative this year, raised $4,186. In the spring we raised over $9,000 for Daily Bread Food Bank, a non-denominational charity that every

Laneway Dedication

On a glorious Sunday afternoon in late June 2019, about 150 of us – PARA-normals, neighbours, friends, and the odd passerby – gathered to dedicate eight new laneways in the PARA neighbourhood.  Led by a trumpeter and trombonist who enlivened the parade with New Orleans-style tunes, we snaked our way from laneway to laneway.  At

Party in the Park

It was a lovely day! Sunday, June 9, 2019 was sunny and bright, perfect for attracting scores of community members to Healy Willan Park. The annual Party in the Park offered music, face painting, shoulder massages and fire truck tours. Participants enjoyed pizza from Cafe Diplomatico and sweets from Riviera Bakery, as well as complimentary

AGM 2019

Our 2019 AGM was the best attended in recent memory, indicating a high degree of interest and engagement in the civic issues on the agenda. The guest panel featured our councillor, Mike Layton, our MPP, Jessica Bell, and Charter City advocate, Doug Earl. They addressed the impact that recent actions of the Conservative government at