Outdoor Kid's Art Show and Bake Sale

Posted on May 22, 2012

 

***Update***

 

Thank to the great generosity of our community and the fabulous art work created by ward 14 kids over $400 was raised towards the High Park Zoo,  Truly Amazing!
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Just another example of the great community we have in Ward 14! Some of the kids on Abbott Ave will be holding an art show with all proceeds going to the High Park Zoo. Make sure to swing by and by a piece of art…

 

“OUTDOOR KID’S ART SHOW

(and bake sale)

 

To raise funds to help save the High Park Zoo we will be hosting “Art in the Alley” – kids are asked to bring a piece of their art work to be exhibited and sold to the public.

Saturday May 26 12:00 – 3:00

RAINDATE: Sunday May 27 12:00 – 3:00

Location: come to 32 Abbott Avenue: after paying 25 cents admission at the backyard gate you will enter the laneway gallery….

Artwork will be sold for $5.00 unless you specify otherwise. If you choose not to sell your artwork but just want to display it, that’s OK too. Use your imagination: works made from any material (paper, clay, pipecleaners, egg cartons) are welcome. Please mount your paper works on heavy paper and bring your artwork to us in the week beforehand (if possible) so we can have it displayed properly.

Items for the bake sale table are most welcome.”

If you or your children would like to be involved contact Olga at 416 604 3789

 

As well, Snap Bloor West has information and a map: http://www.snapbloorwest.com/?option=com_sngevents&id%5B%5D=408284&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=snapd

Outdoor Kid’s Art Show and Bake Sale

Posted on May 22, 2012

 

***Update***

 

Thank to the great generosity of our community and the fabulous art work created by ward 14 kids over $400 was raised towards the High Park Zoo,  Truly Amazing!
______________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Just another example of the great community we have in Ward 14! Some of the kids on Abbott Ave will be holding an art show with all proceeds going to the High Park Zoo. Make sure to swing by and by a piece of art…

 

“OUTDOOR KID’S ART SHOW

(and bake sale)

 

To raise funds to help save the High Park Zoo we will be hosting “Art in the Alley” – kids are asked to bring a piece of their art work to be exhibited and sold to the public.

Saturday May 26 12:00 – 3:00

RAINDATE: Sunday May 27 12:00 – 3:00

Location: come to 32 Abbott Avenue: after paying 25 cents admission at the backyard gate you will enter the laneway gallery….

Artwork will be sold for $5.00 unless you specify otherwise. If you choose not to sell your artwork but just want to display it, that’s OK too. Use your imagination: works made from any material (paper, clay, pipecleaners, egg cartons) are welcome. Please mount your paper works on heavy paper and bring your artwork to us in the week beforehand (if possible) so we can have it displayed properly.

Items for the bake sale table are most welcome.”

If you or your children would like to be involved contact Olga at 416 604 3789

 

As well, Snap Bloor West has information and a map: http://www.snapbloorwest.com/?option=com_sngevents&id%5B%5D=408284&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=snapd

96 Ritchie Ave Habitat Home Volunteer Opportunities and Pedestrian Walkway To Loblaws Update

Posted on May 22, 2012

 

 

Please see the following information on how to volunteer with the 96 Ritchie Ave. Habitat Build.  Also, to learn more about the Sinato Family who will be moving into the Habitat Home at 96 Ritchie see:  Sinato Family Profile

“As soon as we’ve broken ground and the site gets underway, the Ritchie site will be posted on the Online Scheudling System at www.torontohabitat.ca/scheduler and volunteers will be able to sign up for shifts. Build shifts are limited and are available on a first come first serve basis. If neighbours are interested in volunteering, please tell them to check back frequently to ensure they are able to secure a spot – they go fast!

Volunteers are at core of everything we do – it would be impossible for us to succeed without the support of people like you!

 

Build Site Volunteering

Our build sites are open from Monday to Saturday and shifts run from 8:00AM – 4:00PM. We request that all volunteers complete a full day shift. There are no qualifications required to volunteer with us other than having an open mind and an enthusiastic attitude! We provide all the tools and equipment necessary on-site (do not bring personal tools) and also provide hard hats and steel-toed boots. You are welcome to bring your own hard hat and boots, but please ensure that any steel-toed boots are CSA-certified (look for the green triangle).

 

*If you have a combination of construction experience, team leadership skills and regular availability, please contact Pat Laforet, Director of Build Site Experience at: PLaforet@torontohabitat.ca with a detailed explanation.


Please note: you will need to create an account with us in order to sign up for shifts. Volunteer opportunities are available on a first-come first-serve basis. If a volunteer cancels his/her shift, a spot will open up on the online scheduler. If the date you would like to volunteer is full, please keep checking back!

 

Current build sites:

1) 21 – 31 Macey Avenue comprised of six semi detatched homes

2) 42 – 52 Acme Crescent comprised of six semi detatched homes

 

Upcoming Builds:

1) 96 Ritchie Avenue comprised of one fully accrssible home”

 

 

 

 

As well,  one of the main issues that arose from community meetings was pedestrian access to the Loblaws site.  At the meeting Loblaws committed to installing a scissor ramp at Herman Ave.  After investigating further over the winter, we’re told that Loblaws has decided to repair the stairs at Herman Ave and put a pedestrian walkway at the end of Ritchie Ave.   If you have further question contact MDuff@torontohabitat.on.ca.  To see the current plans please see: ritchiewalkwaytoloblaws

 

Dufferin Street Track Reconstruction

Posted on May 22, 2012

 

This year from July to December, the City of Toronto – Technical Services and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) will undertake major construction work on Dufferin Street between Queen Street and Springhurst Avenue (just north of the CNE).

Preliminary Work: Rail Welding/Storage Location:

In advance of this project, preliminary rail-welding work and rail storage is required by the TTC.

Starting on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 for approximately 7 weekdays, or less, weather and equipment failure permitting, a rail crew will occupy the centre lanes on Dufferin Street, north of Queen Street, between Stonehouse Crescent and Waterloo Avenue. Rail welding involves welding standard lengths of rail into longer strings in advance of track construction, which will allow for faster track installation, thereby reducing the construction disruption to the local community.

The newly welded strings of rail will remain stored in the southbound curb lane on Dufferin Street just south of Alma Avenue and will be depleted as rail installation on Dufferin Street progresses.

Traffic and Parking Restrictions

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions through the work area. Left-turn restrictions and parking restrictions will also apply. 29 DUFFERIN buses will continue to operate on regular routing. When the rail welding work is completed, the welding station will be cleared and the left-turn restrictions lifted. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the rail storage area.

Work Hours

The welding operations will generally be conducted between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Some after hours work to deliver rail may be required to support this daytime operation.

TTC Contacts

Diego Sinagoga, Community Liaison Representative at 416-393-2197.

TTY Hearing Impaired Service 416-481-2523; (Daily, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., closed holidays)

TTC Route/Schedule Information Line: 416-393-INFO (4636) or www.ttc.caMay 17, 2012

 

To see the notice click: Dufferin Track Reconstruction 2012 – rail welding

Bike Month Group Commute and Pancake Breakfast – Monday, May 28, 2012

Posted on May 22, 2012

 

 

 

May 28th. 2012. 7a.m- 10 a.m. Commuters from around the City meet to ride together from start points and converge at Yonge and Bloor for 7:30a.m. City start points are staffed with ride coordinators and a Police escort. Riders will receive a free Bike Month t-shirt as well as complimentary breakfast at City Hall (while supplies last). This event is organised by the City of Toronto and the Cycle Toronto.

The ride leaves from various start locations at 7:00a.m and meets at Yonge and Bloor for 7:30a.m. From there the ride heads to Nathan Phillips Square for 8:00a.m to enjoy a complimentary pancake breakfast and other festivities.

 

Group Commute Start Locations:

City Start Points:

  • 7 am Bloor and High Park
  • 7 am Yonge and Lawrence
  • 7 am Danforth and Woodbine
  • 7:30 am Bloor and Yonge
  • 8 am Arrive at City Hall

 

 

 

 

  • The Toronto Cyclists Union also have some great information about Bike Month events and happenings, see:  Bike Union Bike Month

 

 

 

 

Jamie Bell Playground Update and Rebuild Date

Posted on May 22, 2012

 

 

 

A community rebuild date has been set for Jamie Bell Adventure Playground on Saturday, July 7, 2012.  The rebuild will be led by Mike Holmes and staff from the Holmes Makes it Right show on HGTV Canada, and will be designed by acclaimed landscape architect Janet Rosenberg. Community residents and participating sponsors will assist in completing the playground rebuild. The entire rebuild process is being filmed for a fall 2012 episode of Holmes Makes it Right. Donations can still be made at http://www.torontoparksandtrees.org.

For more information please see the message below from Councillor Doucette who has been working tirelessly to get the rebuild underway or contact her office directly at councillor_doucette@toronto.ca

“Update: May 18, 2012 – The community meeting on May 17th to address the rebuild of the Jamie Bell Playground was a great success. It was a wonderful opportunity for members of the community to meet with city staff, and the various partners on this project, to discuss the plans for the new playground and truly capture the vision this community has for the rebuild. It was family-oriented and emphasized the importance of the volunteers.

An exciting new partnership was announced with Mike Holmes and his new show Holmes Makes It Right! He made it clear that the rebuild would address safety, accessibility, drainage, and would respect the special environment that exists in the ravine where the park resides. Mr. Holmes asked for the input of the community, especially the children, and promised that their ideas would be incorporated into the plan.  Also at the meeting was Robin Sorys who will be returning to her role of Community Volunteer Co-ordinator.

Janet Rosenberg, a top landscape architect, will be one of the leaders on this project.  She shared ideas that honour the original vision and design of the castle structure, while adding new and exciting elements that will really make it a joy for all children to play on. The design she presented is based on the original structure, the input the community shared with the Parks Department and my office, and follows the City’s safety standards. Janet also announced the exciting news that the community rebuild will take place on Saturday, July 7.

The sponsorship for this project has been outstanding with Canadian Tire, Lowe’s, TD Bank, and many other corporate and private sponsors, all stepping up to help in the aftermath of the fire. In addition to this, individual donations from residents and fans of the playground have been unbelievable.   Just recently, the Sprott Family Foundation offered to match dollar for dollar, donations to the rebuild up to $30,000, and these donations can be made through the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation website.

In addition to all that, City staff has been in touch with Landscape Ontario Executive Director, Tony Di Giovanni, in recent days.  He is still more than willing, as he always has been, to work with us at the end of the season to enhance the surrounding area in a way that protects the natural ravine environment.”

 

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