Planning for Parkdale: PCED launches into the next phase

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It’s here! The great big report by the Parkdale Community Economic Development (PCED) project launched to a great crowd at the Parkdale Library this past Saturday. The celebration brought together many of the different groups and individuals who helped shape the research the plan present, and a presentation by Kuni Kamizaki explained that seven crucial action areas emerged from the collaborative research process: participatory democracy, food, decent work, arts and culture, community financing, housing and land, social infrastructure.

Making Room has been working with these themes for the last two months developing a series of beautiful banners related to each area, bringing together iconography developed by PARC members that speaks to Parkdale’s assets and needs. The banners hung around the library bringing extra colour and creativity to the event.

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The launch of the report also marked the beginning of the next stage of the project, convening new working groups meant to respond to the action areas that emerged during the research project. Although they are all interconnected, Making Room is a part of the working group developing arts and culture in Parkdale as a means of building and sustaining a healthy neighbourhood.

If you’re interested in getting involved in this working group, please email michael@making-room.org or keep your eyes on our website and facebook page for opportunities to contribute!

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