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Parkdale will soon be home to the first social medicine housing built in Canada. The project, currently under construction at 150 Dunn Avenue, will provide 51 new homes for unhoused neighbours who are also facing chronic, complex health conditions.

This is a new supportive housing model that combines direct onsite supports with health care access to help …

Read more Welcoming Social Medicine Housing in Parkdale

Congratulations to the recipient of the Sir James Woods Award for 2023.

Tenzin Chime, commonly known as Tsomo is being celebrated for their incredible contributions to the community. The award was announced at our AGM and presented by President of the Board of Directors Prasad Rao.

Tsomo wears several hats and is well known and respected in …

Read more The Sir James Woods Award Recipient has been announced for 2023!

Hello dear friends,

Spring has sprung in our neighbourhood! Along with the good weather, comes more in-person activities at West Neighbourhood House and outside in the open air. The House is now open six days a week for in-person programs with different programs/activities each day! Lots of activities are continuing online too because so many people …

Read more Spring is here! Welcoming the community back to the House!

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Summer is here and our gardens are thriving !
Welcome to summer with Greenest City – our gardens are in full swing and gardeners are active with planting new seedlings and growing food in Parkdale! Our summer edition has a lot of updates and opportunities, take your time to read!We began our growing season with a …

Read more Summer edition : our gardens are in full swing ! Food markets, volunteers, workshops — get active with Greenest City this season!

As we celebrate Black History Month, the House remembers the life of Robert (Bob) Ellis, our dear friend and much-loved leader in the Black community, the local community, and the “St Chris” community.

Bob passed away on December 18, at home with his beloved partner, Estelle, whom he met in St. Christopher House, and children Colin …

Read more Remembering the Life of Robert (Bob) Ellis

It’s budget time at the City of Toronto. It’s a great opportunity to get involved in shaping the future of our City. Emily Paradis, President of West Neighbourhood House’s Board of Directors, presented the following to the budget subcommittee on January 18th. Contact your city councillor and tell them what is important to you by February …

Read more BUDGET 2023 Deputation, Budget Subcommittee – Statement from Emily Paradis

Congratulations to the two recipients of the Sir James Woods Award Recipients of this year.

Announced at our AGM, The Roots and Culture Gardening Club as well as Erella Ganon are being celebrated for their incredibly contributions to the community.

The Roots and Culture Gardening Club

The Roots and Culture Gardening Club is led by the Black Student Success …

Read more The Sir James Woods Award Recipients of 2022 have been announced!

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To all our neighbours and friends of the House,
Around this time last year, we were all unsure of how the pandemic would continue to affect our lives. We questioned what the holiday season would look like and how we would connect with our loved …

Read more 2021 kept us on our toes! This newsletter will bring you up to speed on our winter updates.

when times are hard, we stick together (vaccination team at west lodge)

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Dear Neighbours,

We’d certainly hoped that by this time, we would be tentatively sharing our first news of reopening post-pandemic. Instead, we’re in the most difficult phase yet. We are looking ahead to the coming weeks and months with uncertainty and worry, but also determination and commitment to …

Read more Springing into hope: Spring 2021 news from West Neighbourhood House

The Music School at West Neighbourhood House has been providing adults and children with the chance to experience the joy of music since 1930.

Please note, all Music School programs are on pause. 

Today, students (ages 7+) and of all musical abilities are welcome to enroll in programs at the Music School. Subsidies are available.
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The programs …

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