Paul Snider’s Story of Eviction from Queens Hotel

Paul Snider March 29, 2017 My name is Paul S., and I have experienced at first hand the suffering and displacement that often result from a neighbourhood’s rapid, unchecked gentrification. My meagre savings ran out in 2013, forcing me to relocate from a lovely, rent-controlled bachelor apartment in Riverdale to a lowest-common-denominator of a flophouse called the Queen’s Hotel, in …

Kalsang Dolma speech at Milky Way Garden Fundraiser

Hello Everyone! I’d like to welcome you all to our Milky Way fundraiser. What a beautiful Saturday evening! Thank you for coming here and supporting this community-led project. You could’ve been anywhere today, but you’re here, and for that I want to thank you. Please give yourselves a hand. My name is Kalsang Dolma, and I’m a board member for …

Jane’s Walk May 07th: The Tibetan experience in a gentrifying Parkdale

Join PNLT for a neighbourhood walk lead by residents. May 07th 1pm- 2:30pm. Meeting Point: Cowan Ave. PNLT Table Organized by the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust and community partners, this walk will focus on the growing Tibetan community in Parkdale. It too, will highlight how Tibetan residents and businesses are collaborating and playing leadership roles in community organizations, tenant groups, and associations …

PARKDALE COMMUNITY PLANNING UPDATE

Parkdale Community Forum  by Kalsang Dolma – PNLT Board member Feb 27, 2016 – On a warm, sunny winter Saturday, the auditorium in Parkdale library was packed with over 100 community and organization members in attendance for the Parkdale Community Forum, organized by the Parkdale Community Economic Development Project. This participatory planning and community visioning was carried out with multiple …

THE PROBLEM WITH THE 2016 CITY BUDGET

THE PROBLEM WITH THE 2016 CITY BUDGET By Rick Eagan – PNLT Board member On Wednesday, February 17, Toronto City Council approved the 2016 City Budget. Several Councillors (including Ward 14 Councillor Gord Perks)  moved motions to increase the residential property tax recommended by the Budget Committee and Executive Committee. At the end of the day, the property tax increase remained …

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Organizational Business Plan Development

RFP: Consulting Services_Organizational Business Plan Development   The Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust (PNLT) seeks a Business Planner to help build a sustainable business plan for a not for profit community-based land ownership organization. PNLT’s mission is to promote and enable community ownership of land, and to alleviate poverty through the lease of community-owned land to providers of affordable housing, affordable …

Make History: Attend PNLTs first Annual General Meeting!

MAKE HISTORY: Join us to celebrate the establishment of Ontario’s newest Community Land Trust. Attend PNLTs first Annual General Meeting! Download PNLT’s AGM Invitation & Agenda  DATE: Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Registration starts at 6:30 p.m.) LOCATION: Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church, 250 Dunn Ave On October 28th the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust (PNLT) will host its …

Call To Action: Become a member of PNLT!

Today the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust launched a membership drive. Parkdale is changing rapidly. This change is not inherently good or bad, but it raises important questions about affordability, diversity, and community assets in Parkdale. The Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust (PNLT) was formed to address this issue by redefining how land is owned and developed. We are a member-based community-controlled organization of people who live …