Neighbourhood Improvement Area:

#6 Kingsview Village

Councillor & Ward:

Michael Ford, Ward 1

2019 Meeting Schedule:

Date Location Time
September 10 Richview Library – 1806 Islington Ave. 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
October 8 Richview Library – 1806 Islington Ave. 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
November 12 Richview Library – 1806 Islington Ave. 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
December 10 Richview Library – 1806 Islington Ave. 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

2018-2019 Priority Actions:

  • Physical Surroundings: Increase access to physical space in the neighbourhood for the delivery of programs and services for residents (namely a community hub)
  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Increase participation of residents in addressing issues that affect their community and in local decision making
  • Social Development:
    • Increase opportunities for children/youth ages 0-12 to be involved in meaningful activities
    • Increase opportunities for youth ages 12-29 to be involved in meaningful activities
    • Increase opportunities for older adults to be involved in meaningful activities
  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Increase awareness and participation of community members regarding work of the KVW NAP and opportunities available in the neighbourhood

2017 Priority Actions:

  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Advocated for a hub/recreation centre that was accessible and inclusive, and provided opportunities and supports for youth, seniors, families, and singles
  • Healthy Lives: Created parenting workshops on the topics of healthy parenting for residents from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds
  • Economic Opportunities: Offered employment skills workshops to 30 youth, including resume writing, interview skills, and job search skills

Neighbourhood Action Plan

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

The Action Plan below is categorized by the 5 domains of wellbeing that are central to the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020 (TSNS 2020) and tracked and updated regularly to address changing needs.

Name and Description

Lead Organization/ # of Partners

# of Residents Engaged

($) Resources Required

Status

March Break Youth Job Camp KIngsview Village – The Westway NAP/ 17 Partner Organizations 50 $5,500 Completed
Training Opportunities for Youth: Training including First Aid & CPR, Food Handling, High Five, resume writing & interview skills Parks, Forestry, & Recreation, City of Toronto/ 6 Partner Organizations 395 $4,000 Completed
Food Service Training: Smart Serve and Food Handlers training for KVW residents Kingsview Village-The Westway Neighbourhood Action Partnership/ 2 Partner Organizations 33 $2,000 Completed

Name and Description

Lead Organization/ # of Partners

# of Residents Engaged

($) Resources Required

Status

Peer-led Diabetes Prevention: Peer-led diabetes prevention activities for residents aged 55+ Etobicoke Service for Seniors/ 2 Partner Organizations 100 $15,000 Completed
Healthy Kids Community Challenge: A provincial initiative to create communities where children can lead healthier lives Rexdale Community Health Centre/ 4 Partner Organizations 1000 $20,000 Completed
Parenting Skills: Provides informational workshops and training on a variety of parenting topics KIngsview Village – The Westway NAP/ 8 Partner Organizations 15 $1,000 Completed
Healthy Lives & Wellness: Family wellness night at Dixon Grove Middle School Kingsview-The Westway Residents for Family Success/ 2 Partner Organizations 100 $1,000 Completed
Urban Harvest: Collection and redistribution of surplus produce from home gardens to local food programs Rexdale Community Health Centre/ 4 Partner Organizations 88 $3,050 Completed

Name and Description

Lead Organization/ # of Partners

# of Residents Engaged

($) Resources Required

Status

Resident Advisory Committee Recruitment: Recruitment of residents to participate on TSNS Resident Advisory Committee Social Development, Finance, & Administration, City of Toronto/ 17 Partner Organizations 20 $1,000 Completed
Civic Engagement: Training, courses and workshops on civic engagement Social Development, Finance, & Administration, City of Toronto/ 8 Partner Organizations 60 $3,000 Completed
Micro Grants Information Sharing: Information sharing sessions for community groups on Micro Grants applications and process Social Development, Finance, & Administration, City of Toronto/ 5 Partner Organizations 90 $1,000 Completed

Name and Description

Lead Organization/ # of Partners

# of Residents Engaged

($) Resources Required

Status

Local Champions Pilot- Back to Basics: Networking session on navigating community programs and services available to resident Centre for Connected Communities/ 4 Partner Organizations 40 $250 Completed
Resident Engagement Community Spaces: Host community meetings on community spaces Toronto City Councillor’s Offices/ 2 Partner Organizations 100 $1,000 Completed
Kingsview Village – The Westway Backpack Drive: Backpack drive for Islington-St. Andrew’s residents Lets Get Together, Etobicoke Community Council/ 11 Partner Organizations 60 $1,100 Completed
Community Fun Day: Community BBQ with sporting activities and information fair Islington-St. Andrews Group/ 8 Partner Organizations 165 $3,000 Completed
Celebration Day KVW: Community BBQ with sporting activities, talent showcase and information fair The Kingsview and Westway Youth Group/ 3 Partner Organizations 275 $3,000 Completed
Tech Savvy Families: Support individuals and families to access affordable computers and laptops Kingsview Village-Westway 21st Century Learners/ 3 Partner Organizations 600 $2,000 Completed
Pop-Up Program Space: Create program space in the community using renovated shipping containers Delta Family Resource Centre/ 2 Partner Organizations 200 $100,000 In Progress
Space Inventory: Create inventory of programmable indoor and outdoor space in the neighbourhood Let’s Get Together/ 4 Partner Organizations 20 $3,200 Completed
Community Engagement Day: Event for residents to discuss their needs and learn about safety, education and seniors’ services Kingsview-The Westway NIA members/ 5 Partner Organizations 300 $3,000 Completed

Name and Description

Lead Organization/ # of Partners

# of Residents Engaged

($) Resources Required

Status

Neighbourhood Hub Development at Don Bosco: Strategy and partnerships to develop a Hub that will provide service and program opportunities. KIngsview Village – The Westway NAP/ 8 Partner Organizations 80 $30,000 Planned
Islington St. Andrews Common Area Revitalization: POL 2 Funding for upgrades to revitalize Islington St. Andrews common areas Parks, Forestry, & Recreation, City of Toronto/ 2 Partner Organizations 60 $197,000 Completed
Fairhaven Renewal: POL 2 Funding for upgrades to Fairhaven Park Parks, Forestry, & Recreation, City of Toronto/ 2 Partner Organizations 50 $183,750 In Progress
Back to School Educational Art Event: Community beautification project with visual arts techniques and skill building activity for families Social Development, Finance & Administration, City of Toronto/ 3 Partner Organizations 65 $1,000 Completed
Dixon Park Enhancements: Improve areas designated for sporting activities and create bike repair hub Social Development, Finance & Administration, City of Toronto/ 5 Partner Organizations 10 To Be Confirmed In Progress