Neighbourhood Improvement Area:

#154 Oakdale-Beverley Heights (formerly known as Downsview-Roding-CFB)
#155 Downsview (formerly known as Downsview-Roding-CFB)

Councillor & Ward:

James Pasternak, Ward 6, York Centre

2018 Priority Actions:

  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Re-established a local planning and safety table
  • Social Development:
    • Developed a community services plan to increase access, coordination, and investment in community services
    • Established a communication plan to increase information sharing between residents, service providers, business, and government

2017 Priority Actions:

  • Physical Surroundings: Asset mapped existing programs for youth and established a Youth Space/Programming work group
  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Promoted youth engagement by holding seven focus groups with youth at Downsview Secondary School,
    Madonna and Pierre Laporte Middle Schools, and three community centres; surveyed over 100 youth
  • Economic Opportunities: Provided 62 youth with training in First Aid/CPR, Food Handling and HIGH Five to enhance their employability
  • Social Development: Increased programming for youth and the poverty reduction initiative – as a result, three programs were developed for over 85 youth participants

Neighbourhood Action Plan

Each Neighbourhood Planning Table created an Action Plan that reflected each of the Neighbourhood Improvement Areas’s (NIA) priority issues identified by residents and other stakeholders. Residents, local agencies, and other stakeholders provided input to ensure actions were prioritized according to the needs of the community, and to identify the resources that were needed to complete the actions.

The Action Plan below was categorized by the five domains of wellbeing that were central to the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020 (TSNS 2020), and were tracked and updated to address changing needs.

Name and Description Lead Organization/ # of Partners # of Residents Engaged ($) Resources Required Status and Date
Job Readiness: Provide training for youth in First Aid/CPR, and
Hi-Five
Social Development, Finance & Administration, City of Toronto/ 2 Partner Organizations 130 $1,200 Completed
Community Speak: Economic Opportunities and Raising Income: Community Speak on employment needs organized by residents Social Development, Finance & Administration, City of Toronto/ 3 Partner Organizations  45 $250 Completed
Food Handler Training: Provide training for youth in Food Handling Social Development, Finance & Administration, City of Toronto/ 2 Partner Organizations 200 $200 Completed
Name and Description Lead Organization/ # of Partners # of Residents Engaged ($) Resources Required Status and Date
Peer Leadership: Workshops for youth on healthy living and entrepreneurial skills Social Development, Finance & Administration, City of Toronto/ 3 Partner Organizations 90  $200 Completed
Name and Description Lead Organization/ # of Partners # of Residents Engaged ($) Resources Required Status and Date
Grant Writing Workshops: Grant workshops for residents Social Development, Finance & Administration, City of Toronto/ 2 Partner Organizations  100   $250 Completed
Community Consultations: Capital projects consultations for residents led groups Social Development, Finance & Administration, City of Toronto/ 2 Partner Organizations  400 $0 Completed
Name and Description Lead Organization/ # of Partners # of Residents Engaged ($) Resources Required Status and Date
Youth Engagement Through Library: Organize workshops for youth at the public library Social Development, Finance & Administration, City of Toronto/ 3 Partner Organizations

 80

$0

Completed
Community Speak: Challenging Islamophobia: Engaging with the Muslim community of Downsview Roding in finding ways to challenge Islamophobia Social Development, Finance & Administration, City of Toronto/ 1 Partner Organizations 20 $500 In Progress
Name and Description Lead Organization/ # of Partners # of Residents Engaged ($) Resources Required Status and Date
Roding Dog Park: POL 2 Funding for dog park in Roding Park Parks, Forestry, & Recreation,
City of Toronto/ 2 Partner Organizations
10 $100,000 Completed
Roding Refresh Project: POL 2 Funding for a new stage, playground, and fit­ness area in Roding Park Parks, Forestry, & Recreation,
City of Toronto/ 4 Partner Organizations
50 $600,000 Completed
Spenvalley Park Splash Pad: POL 2 Funding for a splash pad installation in Spenvalley Park Parks, Forestry, & Recreation,
City of Toronto/ 2 Partner Organizations
 25 $450,000 Completed
2585 Jane Street Basketball Refurbishment: POL 2 Funding for an update of recreation area and half basketball court Toronto Community Housing Corporation/ 2 Partner Organizations 50 $50,000 Completed
Downsview Youth Hub: POL 2 Funding for youth space at Downsview Library Toronto Public Library City of Toronto/ 2 Partner Organizations 26 $380,000 Completed