Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre | February 2024 | View as Webpage

The simple act of walking through our doors is what makes a person a PARC member.

Grateful for Your Support Messages!

We are humbled by the generous support of our donors and supporters who have reached out to us with kind messages during these difficult winter months. Your words have lifted our spirits and lifted the spirits of everyone in our community. We want to express our heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering support in helping us serve those in need. hank you for helping us serve those in need!

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Black History Month:

The legacy of Dr. Rita Cox in Parkdale

In celebration of Black History Month, we would like to pay tribute to Dr. Rita Cox's legacy in Parkdale. Dr. Rita Cox served as the head librarian at the Parkdale branch for more than two decades, where she established the library's Black and Caribbean Heritage Collection. She was also a founding member of the Parkdale Community Information Centre, and contributed to the establishment of the Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre.

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Celebrating 44 Years of Our Community!

March 17, join us in celebrating the 44th anniversary of PARC - the Parkdale Activity and Recreation Centre in Toronto. For 44 years, we have been serving our community, building friendships, and providing essential services to those in need. Our unwavering commitment to our community has been possible thanks to the generous support of donors, supporters, members, and the community. We are grateful for your contribution to our mission and your continued support.

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Maximize the Tax Benefits of Donating

By donating to a registered charity, you can support a great cause and benefit from charitable tax credits.

  • Federal and provincial donation tax credits add up
  • Carry previous donations forward for a larger tax credit
  • Donate securities, eliminate the capital gains tax, and get a larger tax credit
  • Transfer donation credits to your spouse or common-law partner

Your donation can go a long way in making a positive impact in your community, and with tax incentives, you can save money while doing so.

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Valentines Day Meal!

At Drop-in, we celebrated Valentine's Day with our community. We serve seated meals and organize activities such as:

〰️An Afternoon of Poetry and Discussion

〰️Black History Month Movie

〰️Music Fridays - Parkdale Got Talent

Our doors are open seven days a week, and everyone is welcome. Special thanks to Scott and @sugotoronto for supporting our community.

Invest in a Caring City

Great rally at City Hall on February 14! The messages are clear; Toronto needs a budget that represents people’s needs. Deeply affordable housing, health care, support services, accessible transit options and climate action are key. Thank you to all the organizations, activists, volunteers and public who came out today to invest in a caring city for all.

PARC Housing

For the entire month of March, Canada Helps will make a one-time extra $20 donation for every new monthly gift of $20 or more made to PARC via Canada Helps, up to a maximum of $50,000 CAD.* 

If you would like to consider becoming a Monthly PARC donor visit: Ways to Give >

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