Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust (PNLT) is a community land trust in Parkdale led by a group of residents and organizations trying to protect the social, cultural and economic diversity of Parkdale by redefining how land is used and developed.
Parkdale is changing rapidly. This change is not inherently good or bad, but it raises important questions about affordability, diversity, and community assets in Parkdale. How can we ensure that everyone, particularly those with fewer resources and lower income, benefit from these changes?
Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust (PNLT) was formed to build a community land trust to address that question. Through the community land trust model, PNLT will acquire land and use it to meet the needs of Parkdale by leasing it to non-profit partners who can provide affordable housing, furnish spaces for social enterprises and non-profit organizations, and offer urban agriculture and open space. Also, PNLT promotes community participation in guiding how land is used to benefit the community and keep Parkdale affordable and diverse.
PNLT is currently run by the board of directors that consists of local organizations and groups that represent the diversity of Parkdale.
- Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (PARC)
- The West End Food Co-Op
- Greenest City
- Roncesvalles-Macdonell Residents Association
- Parkdale Community Legal Services
- Parkdale Village BIA
- West Neighbourhood House (formerly St. Christopher House)
We are developing organizational capacity and business models while also figuring ways to shift to a membership-based governance model.
PNLT has its own website now! Visit http://www.pnlt.ca/