Summer Sensation – Best of Toronto From Around
the World, In support of Parkdale Activity
Recreation Centre (PARC)
summer is an exceptional summer for Toronto. The
City will welcome visitors from around the world
coming for World Cup Soccer, 40th Anniversary of
Caribana, and other world-class events.
you to have an unforgettable summer in Toronto in
2007. Make sure to make room for 2007 Summer Sensation.
Start your summer excitement early at two free exceptional
events at Metro Square, June 20 – 22, 8:00
a.m. – 10:00 p.m. and Yonge-Dundas Square,
July 12, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. It’s
a summer sensation in the heart of the City.
welcoming all of Toronto and our international visitors
to feel the sizzling rhythms of top international
and local Caribbean and Latin-roots bands. Take
in mesmerizing ancient Egyptian dancers and dynamic
international performers. Enjoy world cuisine; discover
new and delicious treats. Travel through a craft-lovers
playground. Meet a new friend from around the world
and leave with an authentic souvenir from a country
you may never visit.
two exceptional events are in support of Parkdale
Activity Recreation Centre (PARC). PARC is a registered
charitable not-for-profit organization that works
with psychiatric survivors and adults experiencing
multiple barriers to adequate basic needs: housing,
food, income/and or employment; the organization
exists to help these individuals rebuild their lives.
To learn more about PARC, please see PARC’s
Profile for a brief description.
PARC will be making a contribution to the SOS Children’s
Villages Canada (SOS) 2007 Let’s Play, Let’s
Build fundraising campaign. SOS is working to build
families for orphaned and abandoned children in
southern Africa. PARC happily lends support to the
life-altering work of SOS. Please visit SOS Children’s
Villages Canada on this web site to find out more
about 2007 Let’s Play, Let’s Build.
To learn more about SOS Children’s Villages
Canada, please visit www.soschildrensvillages.ca.
We invite you to surf our 2007 Summer Sensation
web site; visit our entertainment section
for the 2007 Entertainment Program and view
biographies of our consummate entertainment
artists. You are also welcome to visit our
vendors market to find our specialty craft
vendors and food vendors.
Sensation is made possible through the essential
support and assistance from many sectors: community
business, community cultural partners, government,
international consulates, corporations, and volunteers
and we greatly appreciate the essential support
we continue to receive across sectors. Please visit
our Partners section to see our valued partners.
If you would like to become an event partner, we
invite you to please contact us to receive a partnership
value the support of our volunteers; we will be
recognizing their vital work at our events. We warmly
express our appreciation to all who support PARC,
and who support the community businesses and not-for-profit
organizations uniting at these special events to
raise awareness of PARC’s role as an important
community service provider and lend support to PARC’s
initiatives. We encourage you tos support them, as
well. If you would like to get involved, please
visit the Support Us section, to learn how you can
join the team or donate.
you for visiting 2007 Summer Sensation’s web
site. We’ve put a lot of love and passion
into this event. It’s important that you have
an enjoyable experience of being part of something
very special this summer. During your visits to
Metro Square and Yonge-Dundas Square feel free to
stop by, say Hi, and let us know how you’re
enjoying the Best of Toronto From Around the World.
We look forward to seeing you at 2007 Summer Sensation,
this exceptional summer in Toronto.
2007 Summer Sensation
Activity – Recreation Centre:
A community where people rebuild their lives.
1499 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario,
Telephone: (416) 537-2591/2262
Facsimile: (416) 537-4159
Charitable registration # 12967
8231 RR 0001
The Parkdale Activity - Recreation Centre
or PARC as we are known, is a charitable
not for profit organization with a drop-in
that provides friendship, social opportunities,
group and individual creative expression
opportunities. Members can have a shower,
receive clothing from our clothing bank,
a daily meal prepared by our member volunteers,
a warm place to sit, people to talk to,
internet access, computer assistance and
training from other members, volunteer support,
art supply subsidies, emergency housing/shelter
referral and assistance, outings to local
cinema, and many other activities.
We are always grateful for adult clothing
for men and women especially: coats, shoes
and boots, socks and underwear. We also
need towels, non-perishable food and sleeping
Individual assistance and support to members
who are homeless, under-housed or have limited
Primary healthcare outreach and support
to isolated and homeless adults who are
unconnected or have significant barriers
to mainstream healthcare services. This
program is provided by a partnership with
the Parkdale Community Health Centre.
There are ten residential units on the third
floor of our building, which provide permanent,
supportive and affordable housing for twelve
PARC members who have been homeless and
have a psychiatric history.
The PARC employment program provides employment
opportunities to members – many who
have not worked in years. This program is
supported by a partnership with the Ontario
Council of Alternative Businesses.
We could not survive without the generous
giving of time and donations – Thank-you
to all who have supported PARC over the
PARC submitted a proposal to develop an
abandoned property (194 Dowling Ave. aka
1495 Queen St. West) adjacent to our building.
We have learned that our proposal has been
recommended by an independent review panel
for development. The proposal calls for
the development of 29 units of affordable
& supportive housing. The project has
an anticipated start of March 2008 and completion
of March 2009.