“What is the Railpath?
The West Toronto Railpath offers residents in west end of Toronto a public space in which to escape from the city. This 2.1 km path is a space used by runners, cyclists and walkers alike, for leisure, commuting and training.
What is the Event?
To celebrate this space, and promote health within our communities on September 30th, 2012 a community run/walk will be held on the West Toronto Railpath. The charitable partner for the event will be The Stop Community Food Centre.
This event has a unique format that differentiates it from other local running events. Instead of a set distance (such as 5km), this is a timed lap-based event. In 45 minutes, participants will complete as many laps of the 2.1 km stretch as possible. This is great to practice your speedwork as a competitive runner, or not be overwhelmed by needing to complete a big distance as a new runner or casual walker. There is something for everyone, and you decide what that is for you! Registration is available online here.”
To learn more see: http://railpathcommunityrun.wordpress.com/
Also, the Bloor West Villager has a new article on the event:
“The railpath community run is intended to bring the community together in a “wonderful”public space while raising funds for The Stop Community Food Centre.
“The Stop not only serves the entire city, but specifically our area,”said McCormick. “The railpath almost ends at the Stop’s doorstep. What a great proximity. People in the neighbourhood that the railpath runs through rely on The Stop.”
Organized and run by local community volunteers and sponsored by the community, the event is unique in format. The railpath run will be a time trial rather than a set distance. Participants will loop the path as many times as they can within a 45-minute time period.
Registration is $20. For those who register before Sept. 7, they will receive a T-shirt. Participation shoe-tag medals will be awarded. Official chip timing will be provided to participants every one kilometre along the course. Prizes will be award for best times in the competitive wave and both waves will have draw prizes as well.”
To read the article see: http://www.zuza.com/news-story/1309334-run-along-the-railpath-to-support-the-stop/
Finally if you would like to learn more about the West Toronto Railpath please see:
Friends of West Toronto Rail Path – http://railpath.wordpress.com/
“The Junction Design Crawl is organized by a bunch of independent businesses in the Junction neighbourhood of Toronto. All businesses who are participating on the evening will have white lights strung up outside of their shops, making it easy to navigate the evening…”
For more information visit: http://junctiondesigncrawl.blogspot.ca/
Anytime is Storytime Workshop:
The Lodge is pleased to be again offering these popular storytelling workshops for caregivers and young children 0 – 3 years of age. Professional storyteller and co-teacher in the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program, Harriet Xanthakos leads adults and children through interactive rhymes, stories and songs which promote adult-child bonding and literacy through the use of touch, music and language.
Anytime is Storytime workshops run on Thursdays from September 6 to 27 at 10 to 10:45 a.m.
Fee for one adult with a maximum of 2 children: $50 plus tax for all sessions or $15 plus tax for individual sessions. Pre-register by phone at 416-392-6916. We accept all major credit cards over the phone.
Grandparents’ Day at Colborne Lodge:
Sunday, September 9, 12 to 5 p.m. In honour of Grandparents’ Day, Colborne Lodge is offering free admission on Sunday, September 9 for two seniors, accompanied by a child or youth (ages 4 to 18 years) paying regular admission.
High Park Harvest Festival at Colborne Lodge
Sunday, September 30, 12 to 4:30 p.m. Enjoy the harvest in High Park with food, crafts, music, horse and wagon rides, warm apple cider and more. Held at the south end of High Park at Colborne Lodge and the Children’s Garden. Free admission to grounds, activity and merchandise fees apply. To tour inside the Lodge it’s pay-what-you-can.
For further information or questions please contact:
Colborne Lodge, Toronto Cultural Services
|“SCOTIABANK NUIT BLANCHE
Saturday, September 29, 2012
7:03pm to sunriseFor one sleepless night, experience the city transformed by artists for Toronto’s seventh annual sunset-to-sunrise celebration of contemporary art. One night only. All night long. All free.All project details are now available at: www.scotiabanknuitblanche.caChart your own path with the My Night planner.
Create an account now,then click to add your favourite projects to your planner!Scotiabank Nuit Blanche is produced by the City of Toronto.”
City of Toronto announces full program for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2012
The City of Toronto today released the entire artistic program for the seventh edition of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, taking place Saturday, September 29 from 7:03 p.m. until sunrise. This year’s lineup includes 158 art projects created by more than 500 local, national and international artists. The streets of the city will come alive with public art, for one night only.
The City is producing an exciting lineup of projects by exceptional artists lead by a talented group of curators.
“The Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Advisory Board is thrilled with the compelling artistic talent and vision that constitute this year’s program lineup.” said Dr. Sara Diamond, President and Vice Chancellor, OCAD University. “The public will be dazzled by the diversity of the works of art presented by this year’s curators and artists, which are sure to satiate this city’s appetite for culture.”
City-produced exhibition projects
City Hall / Nathan Phillips Square
Exhibition Zone A (Downtown South/West)
Exhibition Zone B (Downtown Central/East)
Exhibition Zone C (Downtown East)
Symposium & Nuit Talks
Community-produced, independent projects
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche is Toronto’s annual all-night celebration of contemporary art, produced by the City of Toronto in collaboration with Toronto’s arts community. Since 2006, the event has featured more than 700 official art installations, created by nearly 3,000 artists and has generated more than $100 million in economic impact for Toronto.
TORONTO’S FESTIVALS & EVENTS CALENDAR
Visit the Festivals & Events calendar for information on a wide variety of events taking place in Toronto: www.toronto.ca/eventcalendar
“Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Two special events this weekend will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events. Businesses in the areas affected are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to vehicles.
Festivals and other special events are important to the city, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into Toronto’s economy, and they are enjoyed each year by local residents.
In addition to road closures related to special events, there is a significant amount of road work taking place in the city. People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations.
Those who need to drive in the general vicinity of special events should allow extra time to get to and from their destination. A more complete list of events and road work is available at http://www.toronto.ca/torontostreets. In addition, the City recently introduced T.O. INview, a map that shows information about planned capital construction work taking place across the city. The new site can be accessed at www.toronto.ca/inview.
BuskerFest – Thursday to Sunday closures:
There are a series of closures for Buskerfest in the St. Lawrence Market area:
• Front Street from Yonge Street to Jarvis Street will be closed in both directions from Thursday, August 23 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, August 26 at 11:59 p.m.
• Church Street from The Esplanade to Front Street will be closed from Thursday, August 23 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, August 26 at 11:59 p.m.
• Scott Street from north of Scott Lane to the midway point between Wellington Street and Front Street will be closed from Thursday, August 23 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, August 26 at 11:59 p.m.
• Market Street from Front Street to The Esplanade will be closed from Thursday, August 23 at 7 a.m. to Sunday, August 26 at 11:59 p.m.
• Church Street from north of Front Street to Colborne Street will be closed from Friday, August 24 at 6 p.m. to Sunday, August 26 at 11:59 p.m.
• Wellington Street from Church Street to Leader Lane will be closed from Friday, August 24 at 6 p.m. to Sunday, August 26 at 11:59 p.m.
Bio-K+ Bum Run 5K Toronto – Sunday closures:
A series of closures will take place in the area bounded by Bay Street in the east, College Street in the south, Spadina in the west and Bloor Street in the north on Sunday, August 26 from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.”
“The Boulevard Beds, created in 2002, are getting a bit overgrown and need our help. They are in the process of being redesigned but this will take a while. Please join us and see what native (and other) plants are blooming right now. Please see our website for more details and photos. Tools are provided but bring sunscreen and water.
10:30 am in front of the Grenadier Restaurant.”
For more information on this event please see:
September 8th, 2012, will be the Community Build Day for the
96 Ritchie Habitat For Humanity Home!
One of the things residents had mentioned at previous meetings about this project was a way to get involved and welcome their new neighbours on Ritchie. The build will be from 8am-4pm (so a full days commitment) and lunch will be provided. As well, I hear from Habitat today that Lorena will be joining us, is looking forward to meeting her new neighbours, and swinging a few hammers.
Due to the size of the build, safety training, etc, there are only 15 spots available on the Sept 8th date. But, you can always book a shift or donate for another date if spots for the 8th become full at http://www.torontohabitat.ca/builds.html
Please see below for information and registration for the Sept 8th, 2012 Community Build:
Parkdale Public Library
- Infinite Kung Fu with WORD OUT Graphic Novelist Kagan McLeod – Wed Aug 22, 2012 – 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Friday Movie Nights at Parkdale – Fri Aug 17, 2012 – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Saturday Stories – Sat Aug 18, 2012 – 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
High Park Library
- Summer Reading Club Party – Fri Aug 24, 2012, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Saturday Writers – Sat Aug 18, 2012, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m
To find out more information about the High Park Public Library see: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMLIB049&R=LIB049
“Every year the Roncesvalles Polish Festival needs a great number of volunteers to keep it running smoothly. It’s easy and fun! We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers for September 2012.
Our volunteers enhance the visitor’s experience by helping visitors navigate the Festival, providing information, or supporting the Roncesvalles Polish Festival Team, and by watching for visitor safety (ensuring the street barricades remain closed).
This is fun, easy work that can be applied to your high school community service hours.
While most of our volunteers are needed during the festival September 16th, 17th and 18th, there are also additional volunteer opportunities earlier. Below are brief descriptions of various volunteer positions.
Before the festival, we need lots of volunteers to put up posters and send notifications to households in Roncesvalles Village about the festival.
During the festival, we need a lot of people to act as festival marshals. Duties include: maintaining side street closures, providing directions and instructions, asking people to dismount from their bicycles when entering the festival route and redirecting traffic.”
To fill out your volunteer form please see: http://polishfestival.ca/volunteer
To learn more about this years festival please visit: http://polishfestival.ca/festival-2012