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Pumpkin Carving and Parade with the Jane and Finch Boys and Girls Club at Shoreham Walkway

Pumpkin Carving and Parade with the Jane and Finch Boys and Girls Club at Shoreham Walkway

By on Nov 6, 2014 in Blog, TD Park Builders | 0 comments

“Yuck” “Eeeeww” “Gross” was heard a lot on October 23 when 84 boys and girls started digging out the insides of their 50 large pumpkins!  Three Boys and Girls clubs in the Jane and Finch neighbourhood; Driftwood Court, Gosford and Driftwood Public came to one location for their after-school programs, bringing all their children together for an afternoon of pumpkin...

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Massey Creek walk with the Toronto Field Naturalists

Massey Creek walk with the Toronto Field Naturalists

By on Nov 6, 2014 in Blog, Ravines, TD Park Builders | 0 comments

On September 21, 2014, Miles Hearn from the Toronto Field Naturalist led a walk at the 1021 Birchmount Road community. He led the group to a hidden park in a very commercial business area. We were walking along the Gatineau Hydro Corridors and underneath the path was the Taylor Massey Creek. As we were walking away from the 1021 Birchmount Road, we identified over...

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Scarborough Village Community Garden Harvest Festival

Scarborough Village Community Garden Harvest Festival

By on Oct 28, 2014 in Blog, Community Gardens, TD Park Builders | 0 comments

On Saturday September 20, 2014, Scarborough Village Community Garden hosted their harvest festival at Fred Johnson Park in Ward 36. The harvest festival is a very special time when the children, parents and grandparents come out together to pick vegetables in the park. Children eagerly asked their grandparents about the different types of vegetables and were keen to...

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Emmett Avenue Community Garden: Picnic in the garden

Emmett Avenue Community Garden: Picnic in the garden

By on Oct 17, 2014 in Community Gardens, Food in Parks, TD Park Builders | 0 comments

On a hot and sticky September 3, 2014 evening, Emmett Garden in ward 11 hosted a community picnic with their gardeners. Marion Newrick and Stephanie Henry from Community Action Resource Centre (CARC) hosted the event. 25 participants came out to enjoy the tasty dishes and snacks! The children ate first, but consumed yogurt, granola bars and samosas.  After their...

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A Dream is Realized at 1021 Birchmount Road

A Dream is Realized at 1021 Birchmount Road

By on Sep 25, 2014 in Blog, Community Gardens, TD Park Builders | 0 comments

1021 Birchmount Road is a Toronto Community Housing apartment building at Birchmount and Eglinton.  Laura Hammond, a very active member of her community, a young mother and the co-chair of the Resident Council, had a dream for the backyard of her apartment building; a backyard that was rarely used, covered in grass with couple of benches and an old playground.  Her...

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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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