Thirty years of service...

Since April 28th 1987, The Rotary Club of Parkdale - High Park has been working for the benefit of its community, and in support of the international community service initiatives of Rotary International.  We are proud to be members of the world’s oldest service club, founded in 1905, and to be associated with its strong record of local and international community service.

On December 1st 2017 the Rotary Club of Toronto Humber merged with the Rotary Club of Parkdale - High Park forming the Rotary Club of Parkdale - High Park - Humber.

The Rotary Club of Parkdale - High Park celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017. To commemorate the occasion, they honoured two people who have demonstrated “Service Above Self”. A Paul Harris Fellow is Rotary’s highest award to recognize individuals who have made an impact on the community. The first recipient of this award was Joanne Green who received her award last May. She was recognized for her work with refugee families, coordinating the Roncesvalles Refugee Relief group for Syrian families, and for organizing a sewing machine program, bicycle program, and movie days for refugee families across the GTA. On January 10, the second recipient, Luke Anderson, received the award. The Rotary Club of Etobicoke shared their meeting at the Old Mill for this special occasion. Luke is the founder of StopGap and the executive director of the StopGap Foundation. Luke had a terrible mountain biking accident, leaving him a quadriplegic. Returning to Toronto, he lived in the Roncesvalles/Junction community and became frustrated with the lack of access to the local shops. So, he designed the StopGap ramp that you see throughout the community and city. StopGap ramps are being installed in many cities across Canada, and the initiative is becoming global. Luke believes that accessible means inclusive, and that the world would be a better place if everyone could be included.

Saturday morning Don Sirko presented Margaret Cantwell of the Fort York Food Bank with a Paul Harris Fellowship Award for her service to the food bank and the community.

We Celebrated our 30th Anniversary !
Wine & Cheese Gala
Friday April 28th
On February 16, Jane Pang, founder and principal of Clearview School of Arts and Culture, gave a presentation on Chinese culture. Jane's presentation addressed the recent global interest in traditional Chinese culture and referenced it through examples such as the popularity of Shen Yun Performing Arts, which aims to revive authentic Chinese culture on a worldwide scale. In addition to Jane's presentation, the Club inducted a new member, Michael Wolkensperg, and had a special guest attendee Berk Icer of Budget Blinds West Toronto. The Rotary Club’s mission is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.
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Do you want to make a meaningful difference in our community?
Interested in addressing issues like poverty, health, hunger, education and the environment?
Want to do more than just hope for world peace?
  • The Rotary Club of Parkdale-High Park is one of 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and regions, forming a network of community service around the world. 
  • We are a welcoming, friendly and fun-loving group of men and women from different backgrounds, age groups, cultures and occupations.
  • What we share in common is the desire to work on community projects, both at home and abroad, to make our world a better place.
  • If you want to be part of a global network of community volunteers, then Rotary is for you.
  • We meet Thursday mornings at 7:30 am at the Grenadier Café located in the centre of Toronto's High Park.

Parkdale-High Park-Humber
We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Join us for Breakfast at the Grenadier Restaurant in High Park
180 Colborne Lodge Road
Toronto, ON  M6R 2Z3
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Upcoming Speakers
Club Meeting
Mar 01, 2018
Club evening meeting - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Where:  Baka Gallery Cafe, 2256 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6S 1N6

​2nd Floor

Everyone is welcome



Dr.Tanyss and Gem Munro,founders of Amarok Society
Mar 08, 2018
Amarok Society Presentation
Past Speakers
Cathy Borg
Feb 15, 2018
PETS and Wine & Cheese Fundraiser
Hélène Paulyn-Murray & Maryanne Bruni
Feb 08, 2018
West Toronto KEYS to INclusion (“KEYS”)
Business Meeting
Jan 25, 2018
Stratigic Plan revisit
Business Board meeting
Jan 18, 2018
Meeting - cancelled
Jan 11, 2018
Barbara Japp
Dec 14, 2017
Horticultural Societies of Parkdale and Toronto.
Len Senater
Nov 16, 2017
The Depanneur
Mallory Parks from the High Park Nature Centre
Nov 02, 2017
Happy Camper Fund
Helen Wilkie
Oct 26, 2017
Author, Book Coach, Ghostwriter, Presentation Coach
Robin Sorys
Sep 28, 2017
Business Meeting - Strategic Plan review continuation
Robin Sorys
Sep 21, 2017
Business Meeting - Strategic Plan review continuation
DG Neil Philips
Sep 14, 2017
Districk Governor meeting with Toronto West. Location - Montgomery Inn
Robin Sorys
Sep 07, 2017
Business Meeting - Strategic Plan review
Carole Rowsell
Aug 10, 2017
Business Meeting - planning goals and Presidents Citation
Jack Nicklaus Interview
Jul 13, 2017
Jack's life with Golf; Charitable Work & Polio
Carole, Cathy, Alison, and Berk
Jun 22, 2017
District Assembly Update
Madeleine Green
Jun 15, 2017
Refugee resettlement and private sponsorship in Canada.
Arthur Lefebvre
Jun 08, 2017
Exchange Student from Belgium
Jana Girdauskas
Jun 01, 2017
Founder of The Period Purse
Berk Icer
May 25, 2017
Personal talk
Roseneath Theatre
May 18, 2017
Youth Theatre
Jawaad Sheikh
May 11, 2017
"There's a Hack For That!"
Diana Teal, Executive Director High Park Nature Ct
Apr 27, 2017
Cherry Blossom talk and walk
Christine Ung
Apr 20, 2017
The Fair Trade Show - Buy Good, Feel Good, Expo
February 2018
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