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