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Parkdale Reduces

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Borders are Roncesvalles (W) Wright Ave and the railway tracks (N), Dufferin Ave (E) and the waterfront (S) 
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Parkdale Reduces Initiative is an emerging organisation that was created by Sujata Kafle as part of the
Youth Climate Leadership Program for Youth Challenge International (YCI). Sujata Kafle is an environmental project management student and is determined to have a positive impact on the environment. With the support from Roncy Reduces (Tina Soldovieri), Christopher Winter (MECP), Parkdale businesses and volunteer Ko Hosaya, this project had a successful start in January 2022.

The main motive for creating this organization is to reduce single-use plastic pollution by convincing business owners to allow customers to bring their own bags and containers. With the growing issues of climate change and single-use plastic pollution, we are committed to make the earth a better place for generations to come.

Please email us if you would like to volunteer for Parkdale Reduces or if you know of or own a restaurant or coffee shop that welcomes BYO!

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Parkdale's BYO Business Community

Look for our sticker in the window of the following businesses

Covid-19 update: Please remember to ask the businesses if they are currently accepting reusable containers. During these challenging times our local businesses are working hard and their BYO policies may have temporarily changed.

Atlantis Coffee

1605 Queen St W

Spacious cafe in Parkdale Hall

Glory Hole Doughnuts

1596 Queen St W.

Homemade doughnuts shop

Liberty Garden Chinese Restaurant

1508 Queen St W.

Chinese restaurant which has various menus; includes Samosa or Thai Curry

Norling Tibetan and Hakka Cuisine

512 Queen St W.

Tibetan/Hakka cuisine serving for Parkdale almost 10 years

Capital Coffee

1349 Queen St W.

Well community connected coffee place loved by creative people

Grocery Coffee

1550 Queen St W.

Enjoy coffee, tea, sandwiches, baked goods, creative interior and cool music

Momo Cafe & Zomsa Bar

1498 Queen St W.

Tibetan restaurant, many momo variations

OM Restaurant

1439 Queen St W, Toronto

Serving traditional Tibetan/Nepali/Indian flavourful meals

Garleek Kitchen Fusion Cuisine

1500 Queen St W.

Tibetan/Asian fusion cuisine

Larry's Folly

1462 Queen St W.

Coffee, baked goods, and cool performances.

Mother India

1456 Queen St W.

Indian restaurant, great for fresh roti and samosa

Shangrila Tibetan & Asian Cuisine

1600 Queen St W.

One of the oldest Tibetan restaurants in Parkdale, beloved for decades

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