Culture Tent South Parkdale – July 18, 2019

Posted on June 26, 2019

Join a celebration to experience and hear from neighbours and an opportunity to gather information and experience the performing arts from a multi-cultural perspective at Culture Tent South Parkdale on July 18, 2019.The Good Food Market is at 3:00 pm, Masaryk Park (212 Cowan Ave) and the Community Pot-Luck is at 6:00 pm, Milky Way Garden (87 Milky Way).

Pesticide Treatment for Dog Strangling Vine in High Park

Posted on June 26, 2019

Urban Forestry will be initiating their annual management plan of Dog Strangling Vine in High Park beginning in July.

Dog-strangling vine is a herbaceous weed that forms dense colonies. Dog-strangling vine impacts native plants and habitat by:

  • crowding out and smothering native vegetation and young trees
  • decreasing survival of monarch butterfly larvae by mimicking native milkweeds
  • increasing selective grazing on remaining native vegetation by deer and other browsing animals
  • decreasing abundance of insects and pollinators
  • reducing habitat for grassland birds.

Various sections of the Natural areas in High Park are managed for Dog Strangling Vine on a cyclical basis.  Treatment in these areas will take place intermittently during the period of early July to end of August.

Although the pesticide being applied (glyphosate) has a low acute toxicity for people and animals, it is wise to reduce your and your pet’s exposure. Please see the attached document for more information.

The pesticide treatment area is marked with signs at every entry point around its edge. Warning signage will be posted 24 hours before treatment and be removed 48 hours following treatment.

Invasive Plant Control-DSV_

Staycation Sundays at Colborne Lodge kicks off on July 7, 2019

Posted on June 26, 2019

The HMCS YORK brass quintet will kick-off the opening weekend of Staycation Sundays on Sunday, July 7 at noon with an outdoor concert on the veranda of Colborne Lodge in High Park (south end).

Honouring a tradition of brass ensembles in public parks, this talented group of naval reservists will be sporting “summer white dress” in a garden setting.  The quintet’s repertoire includes classical music, old favourites, jazz and Broadway tunes.

Two sets will be performed:  noon to 12:45 p.m. and 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.

Refreshing shrub (a traditional summer fruit drink) will be served. Picnickers welcome. Croquet games.

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