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A Garden Party at the Panorama Community Garden

A Garden Party at the Panorama Community Garden

By on Aug 21, 2014 in Blog, Food in Parks | 0 comments

On Friday August 15, 2014, Panorama Community Garden Group hosted the Garden Party in the evening at Panorama Park in Ward 1. Picnic benches were loaded with food from corn chips, hot dogs, chicken and other various snacks! There was a dessert table with homemade rice krispies circles, sugar cookies and cake! There were 2 barbeques at the park where you could see...

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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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