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).

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.

Have Your Say in the City’s Electric Mobility Strategy

Posted on June 20, 2019

Join the conversation at Metro Hall, 55 John St., Room 310 on June 27, 6 to 7:30 p.m. or participate in a survey starting June 24 to share your ideas to reduce GHG emissions and TransformTO.

Vehicles are the source of over one-third of Toronto’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Switching passenger, freight and transit vehicles from gasoline and diesel to electric and other low-carbon fuels is a central part of the City’s plan to reduce GHG emissions 80 per cent by 2050. The transition to electric and other low-carbon fuels will also significantly reduce local air pollutants that affect the health of Toronto residents.

To support the transition towards electric vehicles (EV), the City is working towards a number of objectives including:

  • co-develop, with key stakeholders, an Electric Mobility Strategy for Toronto
  • understand and address the barriers for EV adoption
  • establish a robust network of EV charging infrastructure
  • improve access and affordability of electric transportation to advance social equity
  • improve public health
  • support local innovation and create economic opportunities
  • explore how electric vehicles could enhance community resilience

More info available at

Summer Solstice Road Closure Notice – Dundas Street West – June 22, 2019

Posted on June 18, 2019

The Junction 8th Annual Summer Solstice Festival will result in the full road closure on Dundas St. W. from 2:00 AM on Saturday, June 22, 2019 until 4:00 AM on Sunday, June 23, 2019. The area affected is from the east side of High Park Avenue to the west side of Keele Street, and from the east side of Keele St. to the west side of Indian Grove. Keele St. will remain open to traffic.

As a result of this road closure, the entrances onto Dundas St. W. from Pacific Ave., Medland St., Mavety St., Keele St., Heintzman St., and Indian Grove will be blocked off between 5:00 AM on Saturday, June 22, 2019 and 2:00 AM on Sunday, June 23, 2019. Any vehicle parked within this public road closure during this time will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Event Purpose: The Junction 8th Annual Summer Solstice Festival is an event celebrating the beginning of summer and the longest day of the year. It showcases neighbourhood businesses by inviting both local residents and visitors to explore The Junction. This beloved community event includes live music, an art market, food + craft vendors, street performers, and lots of fun for the whole family!  We hope you will join us!

Event Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019

We hope this information is helpful and we invite you to join us at the festival. Please feel free to contact The Junction BIA office at if you have any further questions or concerns.

High Park Invasive Species Removal / Boulevard Beds Maintenance

Posted on June 13, 2019

Sunday, June 23, 2019, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm; repeats July 14, July 28, Aug 11
Grenadier Cafe, 200 Parkside Drive, Toronto, ON 

Maintenance, a.k.a. “weeding,” is as important as planting and equally rewarding. Once the weeds are removed, the native plants have room to grow, display their beauty, and provide food and shelter for wildlife.

The High Park Stewards will be working in their restoration sites, weeding and monitoring the growth of native plants. The targeted invasive species in High Park include garlic mustard, hedge parsley, Himalayan Balsam, Oriental Bittersweet, ragweed, sweet white clover, Queen Anne’s Lace, motherwort, and burdock. It is amazing how the group can make a real difference in one morning!

The Boulevard Beds group will be updating their demonstration garden, near the Grenadier Cafe.

Meet them in front of the Grenadier Cafe at 10:30 am, and go to the site together. All tools will be provided.

For more information:

Heritage York Events @ Lambton House – June 2019

Posted on June 4, 2019

Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 pm, Canadian Rivers Day Moccasin Identifier Project

 In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Humber River’s designation as a Canadian Heritage River, Carolyn King, former Chief of the Mississaugas of the Credit, will be bringing the project involving the printing of a moccasin footprint with water based paint in the vicinity of an aboriginal site to the area.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 7:30 pm, Heritage York History Night

Ron Fletcher, co-author of “Lacrosse: The Ancient Game” adds to the sport’s existing literature by exploring the game’s vibrant cultural and historic roots.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 1:00 – 2:30 pm, One Summer Walk -Our Sparkling Treasures: Walking York’s Waterway Gems

Bird’s Eye View – Humber River Crossings and other Lambton Park Stories. Hilltop and valley trail and bridge vistas frame unique perspectives on river, wildlife and human interplay. With Madeleine McDowell and Lance Gleich (Heritage York, Humber Heritage) and photographer Ann Brokelman. Begin/end at Lambton House, 4066 Old Dundas St.

High Park Stewards – Spring Planting and Boulevard Beds – June 9, 2019

Posted on June 3, 2019

High Park Spring Planting
Sunday, June 9, 2019, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Grenadier Cafe, 200 Parkside Drive, Toronto, ON

Join the High Park Stewards for our annual spring planting, in the Tablelands behind the Grenadier Cafe. We hope to plant many grasses and shrubs, so lots of hands are needed. Another group will work on the boulevard beds in front of the cafe.

Meet us in front of the Grenadier Cafe at 10:30 am. Tools will be provided.

For more information:

Swansea Historical Society Annual Guided Walking Tour – June 8

Posted on June 3, 2019

This year’s annual Swansea Historical Society walking tour is scheduled for Saturday, June 8, starting at 2 pm in the parkette behind the Runnymede Library and finishing in High Park.  The library is located at 2178 Bloor Street West, 2 short blocks east of Runnymede Road (across from the No Frills parking lot).  For more details, see .

The weather forecast looks very promising for Saturday.  SHS hopes to see you there. There is no charge to participate, and all are welcome. Feel free to invite family and friends.

When: Saturday, June 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Where: Behind the Runnymede Library (2178 Bloor Street West)

Cost: Free

Greenest City: Growing the Future Fundraiser – June 26, 2019

Posted on June 3, 2019

Greenest City is a ground-level charity in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood that uses food as a catalyst for social change with the belief that the growing of food, the preparation of food and the sharing of food is crucial in alleviating social isolation and contributing to the resilience of our communities.

You are invited to a Greenest City Fundraiser –

7-9pm Wed 26 June 2019
Greenest City: Growing the Future Fundraiser

Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen St W

Join them for a night of gathering, festivities, giveaways and a silent auction featuring local and city-wide donations from great businesses.

“Raptors Viewing Parties” at Sorauren Park!

Posted on May 30, 2019

Friends of Sorauren Park has secured the rights to host “Raptors viewing parties” in the Town Square for the Finals.

Watch a live broadcast of the NBA finals at the town square of Sorauren Park. Bring your own chairs + blankets! The first game is on May 30, 2019 at 9 pm.

Special thank you to the Friends of Sorauren Park for making this happen!



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