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This spring the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust (PNLT) is growing with new staff, initiatives and exciting events. We want to keep everyone informed. Please do us a favour and please encourage your friends and colleagues to sign up for our newsletter! You can also get ongoing updates by visiting our website and following us on Facebook and Twitter. Please spread the word!

PNLT funded by Ontario Trillium Fund [OTF]

We are so very happy to announce that the PNLT is the recipient of three years of funding from OTF's Start-Up Capacity Building Program to build Toronto's first Community Land Trust. Read more about our plans in this Inside Toronto article. This OTF funding allowed us to hire our first dedicated staff person, Joshua Barndt as Development Coordinator. 

PNLT is hosting a Jane's Walk [May 2]
Wrestling with change in today's Parkdale

Sat. May 2: Meet at PARC @ 11AM [1499 Queen Street W] 

These days, the common story of Parkdale is about gentrification, social exclusion and poverty. But there's two sides to every story, and Parkdale is no exception. Together we'll explore the dichotomies that try to separate this neighbourhood as well as community initiatives that are bringing neighbours together to overcome them. These include the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust (PNLT), Co-op Cred Program, Parkdale Community Economic Development Project, the Food Flow Project and more. View the event info here.

PNLT In the news!

In neighbourhood we trust, some Parkdale residents hope. - Globe and Mail 

George Brown Collaboration: Unpuzzling Parkdale's Affordable Housing Ecology 

This winter PNLT partnered with a class of wonderful George Brown design students. They have since been busy developing communication materials about housing issues in Parkdale. PNLT will release a final design this summer. Thanks to all the students and to Connie Chisholm for coordinating this design collaborative. 

Parkdale People's Map Funded by OAC

            Through the support of the Ontario Arts Council, this summer PNLT is creating The Parkdale Peoples Map, an interactive web map platform about housing and land issues in Parkdale. Developed in partnership with collective Artist in Trust the project will include contributions from visual and media artists JP King, Istoica, This House is not a home, Joshua Barndt, Making Room Community Arts, and Adam Krawesky. Included as well are civic tech professionals Eric Brelsford (596 Acres NYC), and Chris Altorph). 

Upcoming Events

May 2 - Janes Walk 
May 9 - Spring into Parkdale

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Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust

is a community land trust in Parkdale led by a group of residents and organizations trying to promote the social, cultural and economic diversity of Parkdale by redefining how land is used and developed.

PNLT's Board is made up of representatives from: 

New PNLT Logo!

Thanks to designer Kyosuke Nishida for this amazing work. 

Interested in getting involved in PNLT?

Are you interested in affordable housing, local economic development and participatory planning? 

If so, we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are interested in helping to develop the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust together. The PNLT has five committees include:
  • Program Planning
  • Communication and Community Engagement
  • Fundraising
  • Governance
  • Research
If you are interested, please contact us at:

We are particularly looking for someone with expertise and experience in real estate and development finance. 
Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust is an initiative of Parkdale People's Economy project, an ongoing community collaboration to build just local (food) economies through a Community Land Trust model, alternative currency Co-op Cred program; and community-based food distribution and procurement initiatives through the Food Flow project.
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Our mailing address is:
Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust
c/o Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre
1499 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M6R 1A3
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