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Friends of Shoreham Walkway Movie in the Park

Friends of Shoreham Walkway Movie in the Park

By on Aug 21, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

On Thursday August 14, 2014, Friends of Shoreham Walkway hosted their first movie in the park in Ward 8. The event was a success with the support of Jane & Finch Action for Neighbourhood Change, Green Change, volunteers, and local residents from the community. A large inflatable screen was put up and the view was phenomenal to watch Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. As the...

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Walking Taylor Creek Park with the Toronto Field Naturalists

Walking Taylor Creek Park with the Toronto Field Naturalists

By on Aug 21, 2014 in Blog, Ravines | 0 comments

On Saturday July 12, Dianne Dietrich from the Toronto Field Naturalist led a nature walk after the re-opening of the Halsey Bridge at Taylor Creek Park. 15 participants were in attendance as we strolled along the trail to Coxwell Ave. During the walk, we uncovered the chicory plant and its roots can be used as a coffee substitute. We also saw birdsfoot trefoil and...

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Toronto Field Naturalist Walk: History of Emmett Garden

Toronto Field Naturalist Walk: History of Emmett Garden

By on Aug 21, 2014 in Blog, Ravines, TD Park Builders | 0 comments

On Monday July 28, Madeleine McDowell from the Toronto Field Naturalist led a nature, historic and geography walk along Emmett Garden in Mount Dennis. 60 years ago, Eglinton Flats at the North West corner used to be a farm! Next year will be the 400th anniversary of when Étienne Brûlé traveled to Ontario. There will be a historical re-enactment in the area. At that...

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Games Night at Dempsey Park

Games Night at Dempsey Park

By on Aug 21, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

From May to June 2014, Friends of Dempsey Park hosted games night once a week at Dempsey Park for families to interact and play in the evening. Each week, an adult from the group member would choose and prepare an hour game activity. For one of the four weeks, one of the kids planned and organized a game too for the first 15 minutes. It is great to see that the kids...

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Friends of the Green Line Walking Tour

Friends of the Green Line Walking Tour

By on Jul 10, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

On June 19, 2014, Park People led a walking tour of the Green Line in the hydro corridor just north of Dupont Street between Dovercourt Road and Christie Street.  This walking tour highlighted what the Green Line is, a dream of a butterfly highway, what community groups are doing in the park space and how the Dupont Empoyment Lands study could tie into a future...

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Port Union Waterfront Festival

Port Union Waterfront Festival

By on Jul 10, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

On Saturday June 21, 2014, Park People tabled at the Port Union Waterfront Festival in Ward 44. This annual festival is organized by City Councillor Ron Moeser for ward 44 and the following community groups in Southeast Scarborough: Coronation, Highland Creek, West Rouge, West Rouge Sports and Recreation and West Hill – Highland Creek Lions Club. Over a thousand...

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