People walk on the sidewalk in front of storefront display windows that are filled with goods in a black and white photo from 1919
990 Queen Street West, 1919. City of Toronto Archives.

Public meetings and community advisory group meetings are listed below. Material presented at the meetings, including display boards, presentations and meeting summaries, can be requested from Pourya Nazemi, Heritage Planner at Pourya.Nazemi@toronto.ca.

On September 28, 2023, City of Toronto Heritage Planning staff, in collaboration with the Indigenous engagement and consultation firm Innovation 7, hosted two in-person meetings to speak with members of the local urban Indigenous community concerning the West Queen West and Kensington Market Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Plans. The purpose of these meetings was to review the feedback gathered at the first two sessions and to present a draft objective and guidelines for each of the two HCD Plans. There was a formal presentation by City staff that included open discussion periods facilitated by Innovation 7. These meetings took place on the same date at the following times at the Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre (Queen West location):

  • Thursday, September 28, 2023, from 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 28, 2023, from 5 – 7 p.m.

Indigenous Engagement Sessions 3 & 4 – Presentation Slides

Indigenous Engagement Sessions 3 & 4 – Meeting Summary

On July 20, 2023, City of Toronto Heritage Planning staff, in collaboration with the Indigenous engagement and consultation firm Innovation 7, hosted two in-person meetings at the Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre (Queen West Site) to speak with members of the local urban Indigenous community concerning the West Queen West and Kensington Market Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Plans. The purpose of these meetings was to gather feedback on whether there are places of value to Indigenous community members in these districts, and to identify opportunities to reflect Indigenous histories and perspectives in the HCD plans. There was a formal presentation by City staff that included open discussion periods facilitated by Innovation 7. These meetings took place on the same date at the following times:

  • Thursday, July 20, 2023, from 11 – 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 20, 2023, from 5 – 7 p.m.

Indigenous Engagement Sessions 1 & 2 – Presentation Slides

Indigenous Engagement Sessions 1 & 2 – Meeting Summary

On October 17, 2019, the City of Toronto held a community consultation meeting for the West Queen West & Parkdale Main Street Planning Study and HCD Plans at the Parkdale Public Library.

The purpose of this meeting was to provide an update on the West Queen West and Parkdale Main Street HCD Plans and present the draft Official Plan policies. City Planning Staff were available during the Open House to answer questions and explain the objectives of the proposed West Queen West and Parkdale Main Street Site and Area Specific Policy, as well as the proposed HCDs.

The Open House was followed by a facilitated presentation and discussion.

Community Meeting Display Boards
Community Meeting Presentation
Draft West Queen West and Parkdale Main Street Site and Area Specific Policy

On November 29, 2016, the City of Toronto held a community consultation meeting for the West Queen West Heritage Conservation Study at The Theatre Centre.

The purpose of this meeting was to present the findings from the built form & character analysis and heritage evaluation as well as the draft recommendations of the West Queen West HCD Study. This was followed by a facilitated discussion and activity.

On October 26, 2016, the West Queen West HCD Working Group met at the Trinity Recreation Community Centre for its second meeting. The evening was chaired by facilitator, Sabrina Colletti (MMM Group) with material presented by heritage consultant, Dima Cook (FGMDA Architects).

The City of Toronto held the first Working Group meeting for the West Queen West HCD Study at the Toronto Public Library’s Parkdale Branch on July 11, 2016.

The City of Toronto held the first Community Consultation Meeting for the West Queen West HCD Study at The Theatre Centre on June 23, 2016.

The purpose of this meeting was to introduce the study, provide an update on the concurrent West Queen West Planning Study and to gather community input on the area’s heritage value.