Greenest City: Youth Garden Drop-In and Ecoladrillo Art Project

Posted on July 17, 2012

 

 

Come and join Greenest City for their Youth Garden (Dunn Ave Parkette) Drop-In on Wednesday July 18th from 3:30 – 5:30pm. Youth Garden Drop-ins are the place for youth ages 15-24 to learn about growing your own food in the city while working in Greenest City’s Youth Garden (snacks provided).

 

As well, this week you can join an exciting art project!

Greenest City is partnering up with YMCA’s International Program and have a special guest from Columbia building a structure out of Ecoladrillos – Eco Bricks!

Check out the blog for more info on this amazing project and stop by Wednesday!

http://ecoladrillo-lafabulosa.blogspot.ca/

 

 

Also, a little bit about the project on the YMCA site:

http://ygtainternational.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/the-ecoladrillos-eco-brick-project/

 

 

 

“Greenest City is an award-winning charitable organization that grows local organic food, youth leaders and healthy, sustainable communities with a focus on Toronto’s Parkdale-High Park neighbourhood. Our animated, community-driven initiatives are grounded in urban agriculture.”

To Learn more about Greenest City See: http://www.greenestcity.ca/

Idling and Air Quality

Posted on July 17, 2012

 

 

With all the extreme heat alerts and smog alerts we have seen over the last couple of weeks it is important to remember that,

 

“Toronto City Council at its meeting on July 8, 2010, made changes to the City’s Idling Control By-Law. Previously, vehicle operators were allowed to idle their engines for up to three minutes. Now, engines are prohibited from idling for more than one minute in a 60-minute period.

Vehicle emissions are a contributing factor in climate change. By reducing unnecessary idling to just one minute, we are helping to improve the quality of the air in Toronto. It’s one simple way that we can all help to keep our air clean.

The City also encourages residents to consider alternative methods of transportation such as walking, cycling and public transit to help improve air quality.”

 

To find out more or to read the by-law please see:     http://www.toronto.ca/health/idling/index.htm

 

Tables Still Available For: Toronto Queer Arts & Culture Festival Festival

Posted on July 17, 2012

 

 

“Toronto Queer Arts & Culture Festival Festival – Saturday August 11- Mix and Mingle Community Fair and Sexy Craft Show @ The Rhino, (setup at 10.30 am) fair runs 11 AM to 4PM (Up to 25 tables will be available for Community groups, knitters, crafters, zinesters, jewelery makers , and artists of all types).
Toronto Queer Arts & Culture Festival Festival – Saturday August 11- Mix and Mingle Community Fair and Sexy Craft Show @ The Rhino (Up to 25 tables will be available for Community groups, knitters, crafters, zinesters, jewelery makers , and artists of all types.

25 Tables Available
CALL OUT for a Mix and Mingle Community Fair and craft show @ Toronto Queer Arts & Culture Festival – Table Fee $10, payable on day of event cash only (Which will be used to pay for space) However you must sign up for a table ahead of time, those that show up day of asking for a table will have to wait to setup until all reserved tables have been claimed (if any are available.)

Make sure your on list. Contact Michel at torontodigitalq@yahoo.ca (416-879-7954)

List of all craft artists, community groups and vendors vendors soon Festival Web Site: http://artsfestival.queerwest.org/

 

Tables Still Available For: Toronto Queer Arts & Culture Festival Festival

Posted on July 17, 2012

 

 

“Toronto Queer Arts & Culture Festival Festival – Saturday August 11- Mix and Mingle Community Fair and Sexy Craft Show @ The Rhino, (setup at 10.30 am) fair runs 11 AM to 4PM (Up to 25 tables will be available for Community groups, knitters, crafters, zinesters, jewelery makers , and artists of all types).
Toronto Queer Arts & Culture Festival Festival – Saturday August 11- Mix and Mingle Community Fair and Sexy Craft Show @ The Rhino (Up to 25 tables will be available for Community groups, knitters, crafters, zinesters, jewelery makers , and artists of all types.

25 Tables Available
CALL OUT for a Mix and Mingle Community Fair and craft show @ Toronto Queer Arts & Culture Festival – Table Fee $10, payable on day of event cash only (Which will be used to pay for space) However you must sign up for a table ahead of time, those that show up day of asking for a table will have to wait to setup until all reserved tables have been claimed (if any are available.)

Make sure your on list. Contact Michel at torontodigitalq@yahoo.ca (416-879-7954)

List of all craft artists, community groups and vendors vendors soon Festival Web Site: http://artsfestival.queerwest.org/

 

Toronto Public Library – Notice: New Fines For Not Picking Up Your Holds

Posted on July 17, 2012

 

Effective July 16, 2012, customers will be charged a fine of $1.00 for every hold that is not picked up before the expiry date.

How Does the Fine Work?

When your hold arrives at the branch for pickup, you have 7 days to pick it up before it expires. It will expire at the end of the day on the 7th day. If you do not pick up your hold or cancel it before it expires, you will be charged $1.00. The charge will appear on your account on the day after the hold expires.

 

To read the FAQs about the new fines and holds please see:

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/using-the-library/hold-not-picked-up-fine.jsp

 

To learn how to manage you holds please see:

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/using-the-library/help/manage-your-holds.jsp

 

 

LEAF: Second Emerald Ash Borer Ambassador Training Session

Posted on July 17, 2012

 

 

As part of our Emerald Ash Borer Targeted Backyard Tree Planting and Community Outreach Program (supported by the Live Green Toronto Capital Projects Fund), LEAF is training residents across Toronto to become EAB Ambassadors to help us spread the word about the invasive insect pest with their neighbours.

Our second EAB Ambassador training session is fast approaching,  where we will be training volunteers to become EAB Ambassadors. They will get all of the information and tools they need to educate their neighbours and the broader community about EAB and the options for treatment, removals and planting.

The training is free and will be held at the Scarborough Civic Centre on
Saturday, July 28.
For more information and to find out how to registration please see: http://www.yourleaf.org/become-eab-ambassador

West Toronto Support Services Is In Urgent Need For A Meals On Wheels Volunteer

Posted on July 17, 2012

 

 

 

West Toronto Support Services is in urgent need of volunteers for its Meal On Wheels Program for isolated Seniors in the West Toronto Community.

“Our Meals on Wheels program requires dedicated “runners” to help deliver hot meals from our agency to the front door of our clients. Runners will be paired up with a driver to deliver hot meals on a local route. Number of deliveries in one route range from 7 to 14 and can be completed in about an hour to an hour and a half.

The runner is the backseat delivery coordinator, ensuring correct meals in thermal bags are delivered to clients. Runners deliver the meal from the car to the front door while the driver waits.

Friends, couples and family members welcome! Especially if one would like to drive for the runner. This is a great way to spend time together and/or meet new people! Routes are in the West end of Toronto (East of Humber River, south of St. Clair W., West of Bathurst, North of Bloor St. W.)”

 

 

To see the volunteer position details please visit: Meals on Wheels Delivery Assistant/Runner

To see other volunteer opportunities please visit: Volunteer Opportunities

To find out about West Toronto Support Services visit: http://www.silvercircle.ca/home/

To view the City of Toronto senior  strategy visit:  http://www.toronto.ca/seniors/strategy.htm

 

 

 

Metrolinx/GO Transit Construction Notice – Extension

Posted on July 17, 2012

 

Please see the following notice issued by GO transit,

“Please see the attached Construction Update that has been delivered to properties surrounding the construction area.

The CP Rail connecting track closure is extended to July 20th (from an original end date of July 16th).

We continue to work 24 hours a day to complete work in this area, which is concentrated inside the rail corridor near the intersection of Monarch and Old Weston Roads. The work does not cause excessive noise or vibration.”

 

To see a .pdf version of the full notice please see: WTD_Extended Hours2_ENFR

 

 

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