Toronto Environmental Alliance, Summer Student Jobs and Public Event: “MappingTOenviro”

Posted on April 27, 2012

 

The Toronto Environmental Alliance is hiring students to do community outreach this summer.  To find out more see: Student Summer Jobs or attend their meeting tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

Concerned about the environment and want to see a greener Toronto?  Please see the message below from the Toronto Environmental Alliance.

 

“Hello Friends of TEA!

 

I would like to invite you to a fun evening of networking, inspired discussion about where we are and where we want to go, and a preview of some of the changes happening at TEA.

As you know, it’s been almost a year and a half since the current council was sworn into office, and in that time significant changes have happened on the environmental front. Important environmental programs and services were under unprecedented threat. But thanks to the work of our team, TEA members, and our allies, we succeeded in stopping proposed cuts to those programs and services in January. Then, we witnessed a historic transit victory that will bring efficient, rapid transit to Toronto sooner rather than later. None of this would have been possible without the work and support of Torontonians like you.

 

It’s important to reflect on what this success means for us as community organizers and advocates for the environment, and to begin planning how to move beyond defending what we have toward building something better.

 

And as we switch gears from defending to building, TEA itself is at a turning point as an organization – and we’d like to give you a sneak peak at that transformation. We are reaching and engaging our members in new ways, spreading our roots throughout the city, and changing our look. As we work on growing our membership, we look forward to planning a new phase of building a greener Toronto for us all. And we need your energy and wisdom to do that.

 

So please join us on Wednesday, May 16th, 7:00 pm at Revival Bar at 783 College Street as we come together to relax and have fun while we map out our next steps toward building a greener city for all!

 

Attending is free, but please register to make sure we have space for everyone: torontoenvironment.org/mappingTOenviro

 

Franz Hartmann
Executive Director
Toronto Environmental Alliance
416 596 0660 |
torontoenvironment.org 

For a pdf version of the flyer please see: Mapping TOenviro Event Poster

 

Two Free Programs At The High Park Library

Posted on April 24, 2012

 

The amazing people at the High Park Library is hosting two free programs this week.

 

 

 

1) “Organic City Gardening” cosponsored by the Toronto Master Gardeners.

Trained Horticulturalist Cathy Kozma will be on hand speaking about organic control of pests, weeds, and diseases.

Wednesday April 25th, 2o12, at 6:45pm

 

2) “Bikes and Books” cosponsored with the Toronto Cyclist Union

A bike mechanic will show how to perform basic maintenance, and there is a handy display of library materials with bike related information and entertainment.  Also, free copies of the new Toronto bike maps will be available!

Saturday April 28th, 2012, 2pm

 

For more information and contact detail for the High Park Branch please see: TPL High Park Library

*Update* KIDS CAN! Clean Toronto Together – Photo & Video Contest

Posted on April 24, 2012

 

 

****The deadline has been extended to May 7.  If you didn’t apply before now is your second chance.****

 

“On Friday, April 20, students from across the city will join together to clean up their school grounds and neighbourhoods.  Now, here’s YOUR chance to show Toronto how your school pitched in to Clean Toronto Together.

Starting April 20th, send us photos or videos showing how your school was inspired by the Clean Toronto Together schoolyard clean up experience and your school could win one of three great prizes valued at $3,000 (1st prize), $1,500 (2nd prize), and $500 (3rd prize), generously donated by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.”

 

To find out more information and apply please visit:  Green Kids Contest

 

 

 

*Update* KIDS CAN! Clean Toronto Together – Photo & Video Contest

Posted on April 24, 2012

 

 

****The deadline has been extended to May 7.  If you didn’t apply before now is your second chance.****

 

“On Friday, April 20, students from across the city will join together to clean up their school grounds and neighbourhoods.  Now, here’s YOUR chance to show Toronto how your school pitched in to Clean Toronto Together.

Starting April 20th, send us photos or videos showing how your school was inspired by the Clean Toronto Together schoolyard clean up experience and your school could win one of three great prizes valued at $3,000 (1st prize), $1,500 (2nd prize), and $500 (3rd prize), generously donated by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.”

 

To find out more information and apply please visit:  Green Kids Contest

 

 

 

Clean Trains Festival – April 28th 2012

Posted on April 24, 2012

 

This Saturday, April 28th 2012,  from 1pm – 4pm come to the West Toronto Rail Path at the Wallace St Entrance (Map) to come together as a community and have our voices heard: “We don’t want dirty diesel trains in our backyard!”

 

“It’s time to stand up for our health, and the health of our children and seniors in our community! We have to ask the Provincial government why they will not commit to immediate electrification of the Airport Rail Link.

Despite our legitimate concerns that diesel trains will contribute to air pollution and jeopardize our health, the government is determined to run hundreds of dirty diesel trains through our backyards.

Two years ago, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health urged the government only to proceed with the Union-Pearson Rail Link if it is electrified in order to prevent an increased risk of asthma and cancer for 300, 000 residents.

We need to know why the government continues to ignore this expert advice and put people’s health at risk by insisting on using polluting diesel trains on this line!

The most important thing is to make a smart investment in clean transit and protect the health and safety of Ontarians.”

 

The event will include Children’s Games, Musical Guests (Wayne Petti, Alberta Darling, Andrew Cash) as well as speeches from;  Clean Trains Coalition & Friends of West Toronto Railpath; City of Toronto Councillors Gord Perks, Sarah Duocette, and Mike Layton; MPP’s Cheri Di Novo, Jonah Schein, Rosario Marchese; ONDP leader Andrea Horwath; MP’s Peggy Nash and Mike Sullivan

 

If you would like to learn more about the clean trains coalition please see: Clean Trains

More information on the West Toronto Railpath is available at: Friends of the West Toronto Railpath

To see the facebook event invite visit: Event Invite

CNEA Annual Financial Meeting

Posted on April 24, 2012

The Canadian National Exhibition Association (CNEA) invites you to the CNEA Annual Financial Meeting on Thursday, May 17th at 12:30 in the FountainBlu, 2nd floor of the Queen Elizabeth Building at Exhibition Place.

Attached documents include:

 

Please RSVP on or before May 7th by email to rsvp@theex.com or 416-263-5202.

 

Colborne Lodge Celebrates Charles Dickens' Visit To Toronto

Posted on April 24, 2012

 

On May 5th, in celebration of Charles Dickens’ visit to Toronto in May, 1842, the City Museums’ Volunteer Historic Cooks will be demonstrating the preparations for a Dickensian dinner in the Lodge’s historic kitchen.  Visitors will be offered a serving a “Oliver Twist” gruel.  From 12 – 5 p.m., free with general admission.

High quality reproductions of the above 1854 lithograph of Toronto Harbour will also be on sale.  In this bird’s-eye view looking west along Front Street, Toronto’s original City Hall (1845-1899) can be seen amongst the bustling harbour and business centre. The mounted reproduction measures 22″H x 32″W and sells for $20 including HST.

Colborne Lodge is located at the south end of High Park on Colborne Lodge Drive. Limited free parking.

For more information Contact:

Colborne Lodge, Toronto Cultural Services
Phone: 416-392-6916
Fax: 416-392-0375
E-mail: clodge@toronto.ca

 

For a list of other featured events at museums throughout Toronto please visit: Featured Events

 

Colborne Lodge Celebrates Charles Dickens’ Visit To Toronto

Posted on April 24, 2012

 

On May 5th, in celebration of Charles Dickens’ visit to Toronto in May, 1842, the City Museums’ Volunteer Historic Cooks will be demonstrating the preparations for a Dickensian dinner in the Lodge’s historic kitchen.  Visitors will be offered a serving a “Oliver Twist” gruel.  From 12 – 5 p.m., free with general admission.

High quality reproductions of the above 1854 lithograph of Toronto Harbour will also be on sale.  In this bird’s-eye view looking west along Front Street, Toronto’s original City Hall (1845-1899) can be seen amongst the bustling harbour and business centre. The mounted reproduction measures 22″H x 32″W and sells for $20 including HST.

Colborne Lodge is located at the south end of High Park on Colborne Lodge Drive. Limited free parking.

For more information Contact:

Colborne Lodge, Toronto Cultural Services
Phone: 416-392-6916
Fax: 416-392-0375
E-mail: clodge@toronto.ca

 

For a list of other featured events at museums throughout Toronto please visit: Featured Events

 

The Tennessee Project Toronto

Posted on April 24, 2012

Tonight, April 24th,  at the Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Avenue) from 7:00-9:00 PM, ‘The Tennessee Project’ hosts a screening of Elia Kazan’s film version of A Streetcar Named Desire.  The cost is $7 for members of the Revue Cinema, kids, and seniors. $10 for non-members.  As well, the good folks at the Revue Cinema posted a link from blogTO to get you in the streetcar mood for tonight: A visual History of Toronto Streetcars

 

 

The Tennessee Project is, “a grassroots culture project that aims to connect art, business, and community programming on a local and personal level, in order to bring a sense of “neighbourhood” to the big, brassy, loveable, widespread city of Toronto… Featuring the talents of nine theatre companies in one of the largest co-productions Toronto has seen in years, the Tennessee Project will hit Toronto from May 1 to 8. For seven nights, seven productions of Tennessee Williams’ one-acts will rotate through seven different Toronto neighborhoods, bringing Tennessee right to the heart of Toronto in an energized, heartfelt celebration of community, culture, and good ol’ Tenn… Venues are scattered throughout seven different neighbourhoods—Cabbagetown, Greektown, Roncesvalles, The Annex, North York, Leslieville, and St. Clair West. They won’t be staged in traditional theatres. Instead, they’ll unfold in bars, restaurants, or stores. Casts and crews won’t have a chance to get comfortable in these unconventional spaces, as they’ll tour from location to location each night. Paired with a massive community outreach program and partnerships with local businesses, this is about paying attention to the city in which we live, and building an accessible, uncomplicated cultural event that is a friend to the community, not simply an addition.”

Events in ‘Roncesvalles’  are at 1573 Bloor Street West (Bar Lokys):

Tuesday May 1st 8 p.m. – Birdtown and Swanville, I Never Get Dressed Till After Dark on Sundays/The Pink Bedroom
Wednesday May 2nd  8 p.m.- DOUBLE FEATURE: Black Tea Productions, The Unsatisfactory Supper/Written on Water Theatre,Something Unspoken
Thursday May 3rd  8 p.m.- DOUBLE FEATURE: Another Theatre Company, Mister Paradise/Theatre Brouhaha, 27 Wagons Full of Cotton
Friday May 4th  8 p.m.- Afterglow Theatre, And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens
Saturday May 5th 8 p.m. – Theatre Caravel, Talk To Me Like the Rain/This Property is Condemned
Sunday May 6th 8 p.m.- Red One Theatre Collective, The Big Game
Monday May 7th 8 p.m. – red light district, Suddenly, Last Summer

 

For more information see: The Tennessee Project Toronto

TPH National Immunization Awareness Week and Improving Walking and Cycling in Toronto Report

Posted on April 24, 2012

 

This week is National Immunization Awareness Week. Toronto Public Health has great resources for adults and children, please find out more at: Immunization Week

 

As well, a Healthy Toronto By Design report on Improving Walking and Cycling in Toronto has been posted by Toronto Public Health.  To see the report please visit: Road To Health

 

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