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Read more about the neighbourhood's history, anti-poverty activism and the people working to ensure that everyone can benefit from Parkdale's ongoing transformation.


With over 59,000 members across Canada, The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now is an independent national organization of low and moderate-income families campaigning for issues of social and economic justice. ACORN Toronto was founded in 2004 and has been active in changing minimum wages laws, apartment building standards, and loan regulations.

Parkdale Village BIA

Established in 1978, The Parkdale Village Business Improvement Area is an association of businesses and tenants committed to creating safe and thriving commercial areas within Parkdale, while preserving the diversity and inclusivity the neighbourhood is known for.

Anti-Poverty Community Organizing and Learning

APCOL is a joint effort between Toronto communities and universities studying how people engage in anti-poverty activism through grassroots organization, initiatives, publications and case studies.

Parkdale Community Legal Services

Since 1971, PCLS has delivered poverty law services to low-income residents of Parkdale, providing legal representation and education in areas including social assistance, workers' rights, tenants' rights, immigration and refugee claims, mental health law, and domestic violence issues.

The Parkdale Village Historical Society

The Parkdale Village Historical Society is a useful site for exploring Parkdale's rich history through photographs, articles, interactive maps, and even the opportunity to join historical walks through neighbourhood.