Neighbourhood Improvement Area:

#26 Downsview Roding

Councillor & Ward:

James Pasternak, Ward 6

2019 Meeting Schedule:

Date Location Time
September 25 Chalkfarm Community Centre – 180 Chalkfarm Dr. 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
October 30 Downsview Library – 2793 Keele St. 6 – 8 p.m.
November 27 Downsview Library – 2793 Keele St. 6 – 8 p.m.

2018 Priority Actions:

  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Re-establish a local planning and safety table
  • Social Development:
    • Develop a community services plan to increase access, coordination, and investment in community services
    • Establish 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
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