Roncesvalles Ave. Hosting WFF Toronto Earth Hour Event – March 23/13

Posted on March 8, 2013

 

Toronto Earth Hour Event

Join the Earth Hour community celebration on Saturday, March 23 at 8:00pm in Roncesvalles Village.

Celebrate Earth Hour with Music and Candlelight!

Join WWF’s Earth Hour celebrations from 8:00pm to 9:30pm in Toronto’s Roncesvalles Village for a free outdoor concert for all ages. The lineup for the evening includes musical performances by SPLASH, Lucas Stagg Band and Liam Titcomb.

This Earth Hour celebration in Toronto is sure to be a fun-filled evening that everyone will cheer about. We hope to see you there!

Event Schedule

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013
Time:  8:00 – 9:30pm

Schedule:
8:00pm  |  Earth Hour community lantern walk
8:15pm  |  Concert kick off
8:30pm  |  Lights off countdown and ceremony
8:35pm  |  Musical performances

Lantern walk location: Start at one of two meeting points (Grafton Avenue Park or Revue Cinema) and please bring your own lantern or light source. The lantern walk will conclude at Wright Ave and Roncesvalles Ave in time for the concert kickoff.

Concert location: West side of Wright Ave at Roncesvalles Ave will be closed off to traffic for the event

 

Getting there by Public Transit

Subway
Take the Bloor Subway to Dundas West Station and walk south on Roncesvalles Avenue. Continue to North gathering spot, near Revue Cinema, or South gathering spot, at Grafton Park.

Streetcar
Take the 505 Dundas or 506 College streetcar to the top of Roncesvalles and continue by foot, south to the North gathering spot, near Revue Cinema, or South gathering spot, at Grafton Park.

Or take the 501 Queen car or 504 King car to the foot of Roncesvalles Avenue, continuing north by foot, to the North gathering spot, near Revue Cinema, or South gathering spot, at Grafton Park.

For more information, please visit TTC or contact 416-393-INFO (4686).

GO Transit
Take GO Transit to Union Station. Walk North to King St.- Bay St. intersection and take the 504 King car West towards Dundas West Station. Get off at Fermanagh Ave.

 

For more information see the following groups who have been instrumental in promoting earth hour on Roncesvalles:

WWF Canada:

http://www.wwf.ca/events/earthhour/event/

Roncesvalles Village BIA:

http://www.facebook.com/roncesvallesvillage?group_id=298741496918368

Community Event Page on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/events/298741496918368/

 

Volunteer With The Toronto Public Library

Posted on March 8, 2013

 

 

You can help the Library by volunteering in a number of programs run by the Toronto Public Library. Take part in this rewarding experience and assist others in your community by volunteering today.

Limited transit fare assistance is available for library volunteers on request.

Volunteer Programs

Adult Literacy

Help English-speaking adults improve their reading, writing, and basic math skills.
Learn more about Adult Literacy

Homework Help for Teens

Give one-to-one help to students in grades 7-12. This after school program gives teens a place for them to do their homework and receive extra help in their community.
Learn more about Homework Help for Teens

After School Newcomer Hubs

Help newcomers in grades 7-10 with their homework. Subjects include math, science, English, French, and other subjects as needed.
Learn more about After School Newcomer Hubs

Leading to Reading

Adults and teens are needed to help elementary school age children who are having difficulty at their grade level, on a one-to-one basis. You help improve their reading and learning skills, sometimes assisting with homework too.
Learn more about Leading to Reading

Youth Advisory Groups (YAGs) – For Teens

Join a Youth Advisory Group at your local branch and get the community hours you need for your high school diploma.
Learn more about YAGs

Kids@Computers

Would you like to assist with computer training for children at the Library? The Kids@Computers program is seeking youth volunteers (minimum age 15) to assist in delivering computer instruction to children and their families. Learn more about the kids@computers program.

We are now accepting applications for the 2013 Kids@Computers program.

Toronto Public Health – Free Breastfeeding Services and Clinics

Posted on March 8, 2013

 

Free Breastfeeding Services

Toronto Public Health offers breastfeeding support through telephone counselling, breastfeeding clinics and at a support group.

Breastfeeding Clinics

Breastfeeding support is available through the following breastfeeding clinics. Services include breastfeeding assessment, information and follow-up care.

 

 

The Crossways Mall
Toronto Public Health (TPH)
2340 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON M6P 4B2
416-338-7600 Tuesday
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Friday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Walk-in

 

For more information please see:

http://www.toronto.ca/health/breastfeeding/free_services.htm

Toronto Youth Cabinet – Membership Meeting and Council Report Card Phase 2

Posted on March 8, 2013

 

 

“Want to get involved with the Toronto Youth Cabinet? There are so many different opportunities to be a part of. Be a part of a great team. Find your #cause, make a change!!! Here is a list of UPCOMING DATES:

March 14: Membership Meeting (Committee Room 3)
March 18: TYC Report Card Meeting (in the Council Chambers)
March 18: Community Engagement Meeting (15th floor
Boardroom)
March 21: Special Events Meeting (TYC Office)

DON’T WAIT. Email info@toyouthcabinet.ca for more details.

 

We would like to invite you, your friends and anybody else you think would be interested to the Toronto Youth Cabinet’s City Council Report Card Phase 2 Youth Survey Recruitment Meeting happening Monday March 18th, at 6:45 PM at City Hall AND a second the following week in Scarborough (more info TBD!).

Phase 2 of the Report Card will be the Outreach component for the city-wide Youth Survey. We are recruiting Ward Captains, who will be stationed within their desired ward – preferably the one you live in, or are very familiar with (go to school in, etc…). Ward Captains will be responsible for distributing and collecting surveys, and bringing attention to the online version of the survey. This position will last from the end of March to the end of May/mid June. For the work done, there will be an honorarium, or a substantial amount of high school volunteer hours.

For more information, or if you can’t attend one of the recruitment meetings, and would still like to be involved, contact Claire McWatt at claire@toyouthcabinet.ca or Dewa Amini at dewa@toyouthcabinet.ca”

 

The Toronto Youth Cabinet (TYC) was created in 1998 to bring the energies, ideas and voices of Toronto’s Youth to City Hall. TYC Members work with the Mayor, City Council, City Staff and Community Partners to provide Toronto’s Youth with an open forum to discuss the issues they face in their communities. Whether you are in school; working or unemployed; housed or not housed; new or old to Toronto, TYC works towards providing every young person in the city between the ages of 13-24 with a safe space to have their voices heard. To find out more please see: http://www.thetyc.ca/

Live Green Toronto at the National Home Show: March 15 – 24

Posted on March 8, 2013

 

Just in time for spring, the National Home Show offers a great way to discover the latest in home fashions and design — and find ways to green your home and your life.

Date: Friday, March 15 – Sunday, March 24
Location: Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Plan.

City of Toronto at the National Home Show

Join us at the City’s Live Green Toronto Pavilion to learn how to get a free tree, disconnect your downspout, save water and energy at home, apply for a grant and more. You can also view the videos and vote for your favourite Live Green Toronto Award finalists, and get a free Membership Card to save on green products at more than 400 Toronto businesses every day. Drop by to see us at booth E550.

Save $4 with your Live Green Toronto Membership Card

The National Home Show offers $4 off the regular adult admission with your Live Green Toronto membership card. And, you can use your card to save on green products and services at more than 400 businesses in Toronto every day. Sign up for your free card to save $4 off same day admission to National Home Show and Canada Blooms.

One ticket, two great events

The National Home Show and Canada Blooms will co-locate again this year to deliver North America’s largest home and garden event. When you visit the National Home Show you will also receive same-day admission to Canada Blooms.

For National Home Show highlights, hours and location, visit

http://www.nationalhomeshow.com/NHS/EventsHome.aspx.

As a result of an ongoing partnership, the City has secured free exhibit space at the 2013 National Home Show & Canada Blooms. North America’s largest home and garden event will take place at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place from March 15 to March 24.

Visitors to the City’s Live Green Pavilion will learn about the programs and services of five City divisions including Toronto Water, City Planning, Environment & Energy, Urban Forestry and Solid Waste Management.  The National Home Show is offering $4 off admission for Live Green Toronto Membership Card Holders.”

City of Toronto – Recreation and Museum Programs Help Make Next Week's March Break Fun and Affordable for Toronto Residents

Posted on March 8, 2013

“City’s recreation and museum programs help make next week’s March Break fun and affordable for Toronto residents

Every day during next week’s March Break, the City of Toronto will offer affordable family activities at its seven museums and at recreation and parks facilities across Toronto.

“There are a lot of great March Break activities that Toronto families can take part in next week,” said Mayor Rob Ford. “I encourage everyone to get out, be active and take advantage of what the City is offering.”

Parks, Forestry and Recreation programs
Families are encouraged to enjoy March Break together by getting out, being active and having fun. Details about leisure activities and camps for children and families follow. More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/parks and by calling 311.

Skiing and Snowboarding
Centennial Ski and Snowboard Centre Hours: March 11 to 17: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard Centre Hours: March 11 to 15: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and regular hours March 16 and 17.

The use of helmets is mandatory when participating in programs and lessons at both centres and the use of a recognized ski or snowboard helmet is strongly recommended for all other participants in snow centre activities. For details including snow conditions, visit http://www.toronto.ca/ski or call 311.

Skating
Outdoor leisure skating programs: The schedule at 14 outdoor Artificial Ice Rinks (AIR) will be extended until closing at the end of the day on March 15. Skating will be available at these locations, weather permitting.

Indoor leisure skating programs, including caregiver and tot, family skate and shinny, are free for all ages. CSA-approved hockey helmets are mandatory for children under six years of age for all shinny hockey participants and are recommended for skaters of all ages. Details about safety equipment recommendations: http://www.toronto.ca/parks/skating/safety.htm
More skating information: http://www.toronto.ca/parks/prd/skating/dropin/marchbreak/index.htm

Swimming
The City’s pools will be offering special March Break swim programs, including leisure swim, family swim, preschool swim, and lane swim. Details: http://www.toronto.ca/parks/prd/swimming/dropin/marchbreak/index.htm

Camps
The March Break recreational camps are a great opportunity for children and youth to enjoy a range of activities. Participants can enjoy specialty activities such as arts, crafts, music, drama, sports and games. Some programs may require an additional materials fee. More camp details: http://city-dev.toronto.ca/parks/camps/marchbreak.htm

Drop-in programs – Community centres offer various free or low-cost programs.

Riverdale Farm
The perfect March Break destination for families, Riverdale Farm is located at 201 Winchester St. Tour the farm’s scenic grounds to see cows, horses, donkeys, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, rabbits and cats. While there, also visit the residence and the Cabbagetown Regent Park Museum, where the Meeting House hosts drop-in craft activities from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. Farming demonstrations are presented at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The farm is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is accessible to all. Admission is free. http://www.toronto.ca/parks/featured-parks/riverdale-farm/

High Park Zoo
Located on Deer Pen Road, the High Park Zoo offers domestic and exotic animals, including bison, llamas, peacocks, reindeer, highland cattle and sheep. The zoo is open daily year-round to visitors from 7 a.m. to dusk.

Family Skate at Ricoh Coliseum
Families are invited for free skating sessions from Monday, March 11 to Friday March 15 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. (except Wednesday). Bring your own skating gear – Ricoh Coliseum does not rent equipment. Children 12 years and under are required to wear a CSA-approved helmet. Family skate sessions are first come, first served. No more than 250 people are permitted on the ice at a time. A liability waiver will be available at the Coliseum and must be signed upon entry by a parent or caregiver 18 years or older. The entrance is next to the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place, off Nunavut Road. For more information, call 311.

Toronto Islands
Just minutes away from downtown by ferry, the Toronto Islands offer March Break fun for the whole family. It’s a great place to walk, roll, cycle, explore, view the city skyline and visit the animals at Far Enough Farm.

Playground Paradise:
Located at Flemingdon Park Community Centre (150 Grenoble Dr.), Playground Paradise offers excellent family fun, for children aged 12 and under. Kids can play on a two-storey play structure, go down the spiral slide, swing on the track ride, climb the cargo elevator, talk to friends through the talk tube and play in the ball pool, featuring more than 8,000 balls.
March Break public hours:
Monday, March 11: 10 a.m. to noon, 1 to 3 p.m., 4 to 6 p.m., 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 12: 10 a.m. to noon
Wednesday, March 13: 10 a.m. to noon, 1 to 3 p.m., 4 to 6 p.m., 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 14: 10 a.m. to noon
Friday, March 15: 10 a.m. to noon, 1 to 3 p.m., 4 to 6 p.m., and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fee: There is a daytime hourly rate of $2.50 for each child, and an evening flat rate of $2.50 a child. More information: 416-395-6014.

Preview of spring flower shows
The spring flower shows are in full bloom at Centennial Park Conservatory, 151 Elmcrest Rd. and Allan Gardens Conservatory, 19 Horticultural Ave. Both shows feature various spring flowering plants. The Easter flower shows open at both conservatories on March 31 and include lilies and hydrangea. Both conservatories are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call Centennial Park Conservatory at 416-394-8543 and Allan Gardens Conservatory at 416-392-7288.

Shared Path – Discovery Walks
The Shared Path – the newest of the Discovery Walks – includes 15 kilometres of trails through a series of park areas along the banks of the Humber River. Details: http://www.toronto.ca/parks/trails/discover.htm

The Discovery Walks program is a series of 10 self-guided walks linking ravines, parks and neighbourhoods. Ranging from 1.5 to 18 kilometres, the walks are designed to showcase Toronto’s outstanding natural features, and cultural and historical attractions. Maps are available to download at http://www.toronto.ca/parks/trails/discover.htm.

Museums and historic sites

The City of Toronto’s museums and historic sites are offering affordable family drop-in activities and interactive day camps for kids during March Break.

March Break museum camps – three sites
– Gibson House offers March Break Adventures, a full-day program for children seven to 11 years of age. Participants can choose a camp on Wednesday, March 13 or Thursday, March 14, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
– Montgomery’s Inn presents Cooking Capers: Time Travel at the Inn for eight to 11-year-olds each afternoon, 1 to 4 p.m., from March 11 to 15.
– Scarborough Museum offers Pioneer Adventure Camp for five to 12-year-olds Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Extended care is available.

Camp details and registration: http://www.toronto.ca/culture/museums/camps.htm.

Museum drop-in activities
Colborne Lodge in High Park welcomes families March 9 to 17 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Drop in for a tour of the historic house and a children’s activity based on early life in this historic home. The lodge is located close to both the Jamie Bell Adventure Playground and the High Park Zoo. Admission: adults $5.71, seniors $2.62, youth $3.54, children $2.65, plus tax.

Fort York’s War of 1812 March Break event runs from March 11 to 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. There are lots of scheduled activities to make this a fun and educational day for the whole family. Directions to access the fort during the construction of the new visitor centre: http://www.toronto.ca/culture/museums/fort_york_access.htm.
Parking is available at the main entrance. Admission: adults $7.96, youth $4.87, seniors $3.81, children $3.76, plus tax. Admission is free for children under three.
Gibson House offers family fun March 9 to 17 from noon to 4:30 p.m. Go on a discovery tour of the historic house and take part in activities geared to kids and parents. Children make a craft to take home. Explore a different theme each day, Admission: adults: $5.48, seniors and youths: $3.10, children: $2.62, plus tax.
Mackenzie House presents March ‘Musements from March 9 to 17, Monday to Friday from noon to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Typeset your name on the 1845 printing press, make a craft to take home, and have a treat in the historic kitchen. Admission: adults $5.71, seniors $3.54, youth $2.62, children $2.65, plus tax.

Scarborough Museum: Visitors will learn about early rural life in Scarborough. The museum is open to visitors Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m., and Wednesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Special programming is offered Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m., including a scavenger hunt and crafts. Admission is pay what you can.

Spadina Museum: Historic House and Gardens, beautifully restored to the 1920s and 30s, is holding Museum Mystery Madness from March 9 to 17, noon to 5 p.m. While touring the house, families will solve the mysterious case of the missing jewelry. Other activities include making 1920s-themed crafts. Admission: adults: $7.96, seniors $4.76, youth $5.75, children $4.87, plus tax.

Todmorden Mills Heritage Site presents March Mania in the Valley from March 9 to 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors will explore the historic homes and sample treats prepared on the open hearth, learn about life in 19th-century Toronto and create a take-home craft. Tours of the Wildflower Preserve will also be available. Admission: adults: $5.31, seniors $2.14, youth $2.65, children $1.77, plus tax.”

 

 

 

City of Toronto – Recreation and Museum Programs Help Make Next Week’s March Break Fun and Affordable for Toronto Residents

Posted on March 8, 2013

“City’s recreation and museum programs help make next week’s March Break fun and affordable for Toronto residents

Every day during next week’s March Break, the City of Toronto will offer affordable family activities at its seven museums and at recreation and parks facilities across Toronto.

“There are a lot of great March Break activities that Toronto families can take part in next week,” said Mayor Rob Ford. “I encourage everyone to get out, be active and take advantage of what the City is offering.”

Parks, Forestry and Recreation programs
Families are encouraged to enjoy March Break together by getting out, being active and having fun. Details about leisure activities and camps for children and families follow. More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/parks and by calling 311.

Skiing and Snowboarding
Centennial Ski and Snowboard Centre Hours: March 11 to 17: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard Centre Hours: March 11 to 15: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and regular hours March 16 and 17.

The use of helmets is mandatory when participating in programs and lessons at both centres and the use of a recognized ski or snowboard helmet is strongly recommended for all other participants in snow centre activities. For details including snow conditions, visit http://www.toronto.ca/ski or call 311.

Skating
Outdoor leisure skating programs: The schedule at 14 outdoor Artificial Ice Rinks (AIR) will be extended until closing at the end of the day on March 15. Skating will be available at these locations, weather permitting.

Indoor leisure skating programs, including caregiver and tot, family skate and shinny, are free for all ages. CSA-approved hockey helmets are mandatory for children under six years of age for all shinny hockey participants and are recommended for skaters of all ages. Details about safety equipment recommendations: http://www.toronto.ca/parks/skating/safety.htm
More skating information: http://www.toronto.ca/parks/prd/skating/dropin/marchbreak/index.htm

Swimming
The City’s pools will be offering special March Break swim programs, including leisure swim, family swim, preschool swim, and lane swim. Details: http://www.toronto.ca/parks/prd/swimming/dropin/marchbreak/index.htm

Camps
The March Break recreational camps are a great opportunity for children and youth to enjoy a range of activities. Participants can enjoy specialty activities such as arts, crafts, music, drama, sports and games. Some programs may require an additional materials fee. More camp details: http://city-dev.toronto.ca/parks/camps/marchbreak.htm

Drop-in programs – Community centres offer various free or low-cost programs.

Riverdale Farm
The perfect March Break destination for families, Riverdale Farm is located at 201 Winchester St. Tour the farm’s scenic grounds to see cows, horses, donkeys, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, rabbits and cats. While there, also visit the residence and the Cabbagetown Regent Park Museum, where the Meeting House hosts drop-in craft activities from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. Farming demonstrations are presented at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The farm is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is accessible to all. Admission is free. http://www.toronto.ca/parks/featured-parks/riverdale-farm/

High Park Zoo
Located on Deer Pen Road, the High Park Zoo offers domestic and exotic animals, including bison, llamas, peacocks, reindeer, highland cattle and sheep. The zoo is open daily year-round to visitors from 7 a.m. to dusk.

Family Skate at Ricoh Coliseum
Families are invited for free skating sessions from Monday, March 11 to Friday March 15 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. (except Wednesday). Bring your own skating gear – Ricoh Coliseum does not rent equipment. Children 12 years and under are required to wear a CSA-approved helmet. Family skate sessions are first come, first served. No more than 250 people are permitted on the ice at a time. A liability waiver will be available at the Coliseum and must be signed upon entry by a parent or caregiver 18 years or older. The entrance is next to the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place, off Nunavut Road. For more information, call 311.

Toronto Islands
Just minutes away from downtown by ferry, the Toronto Islands offer March Break fun for the whole family. It’s a great place to walk, roll, cycle, explore, view the city skyline and visit the animals at Far Enough Farm.

Playground Paradise:
Located at Flemingdon Park Community Centre (150 Grenoble Dr.), Playground Paradise offers excellent family fun, for children aged 12 and under. Kids can play on a two-storey play structure, go down the spiral slide, swing on the track ride, climb the cargo elevator, talk to friends through the talk tube and play in the ball pool, featuring more than 8,000 balls.
March Break public hours:
Monday, March 11: 10 a.m. to noon, 1 to 3 p.m., 4 to 6 p.m., 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 12: 10 a.m. to noon
Wednesday, March 13: 10 a.m. to noon, 1 to 3 p.m., 4 to 6 p.m., 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 14: 10 a.m. to noon
Friday, March 15: 10 a.m. to noon, 1 to 3 p.m., 4 to 6 p.m., and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fee: There is a daytime hourly rate of $2.50 for each child, and an evening flat rate of $2.50 a child. More information: 416-395-6014.

Preview of spring flower shows
The spring flower shows are in full bloom at Centennial Park Conservatory, 151 Elmcrest Rd. and Allan Gardens Conservatory, 19 Horticultural Ave. Both shows feature various spring flowering plants. The Easter flower shows open at both conservatories on March 31 and include lilies and hydrangea. Both conservatories are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call Centennial Park Conservatory at 416-394-8543 and Allan Gardens Conservatory at 416-392-7288.

Shared Path – Discovery Walks
The Shared Path – the newest of the Discovery Walks – includes 15 kilometres of trails through a series of park areas along the banks of the Humber River. Details: http://www.toronto.ca/parks/trails/discover.htm

The Discovery Walks program is a series of 10 self-guided walks linking ravines, parks and neighbourhoods. Ranging from 1.5 to 18 kilometres, the walks are designed to showcase Toronto’s outstanding natural features, and cultural and historical attractions. Maps are available to download at http://www.toronto.ca/parks/trails/discover.htm.

Museums and historic sites

The City of Toronto’s museums and historic sites are offering affordable family drop-in activities and interactive day camps for kids during March Break.

March Break museum camps – three sites
– Gibson House offers March Break Adventures, a full-day program for children seven to 11 years of age. Participants can choose a camp on Wednesday, March 13 or Thursday, March 14, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
– Montgomery’s Inn presents Cooking Capers: Time Travel at the Inn for eight to 11-year-olds each afternoon, 1 to 4 p.m., from March 11 to 15.
– Scarborough Museum offers Pioneer Adventure Camp for five to 12-year-olds Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Extended care is available.

Camp details and registration: http://www.toronto.ca/culture/museums/camps.htm.

Museum drop-in activities
Colborne Lodge in High Park welcomes families March 9 to 17 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Drop in for a tour of the historic house and a children’s activity based on early life in this historic home. The lodge is located close to both the Jamie Bell Adventure Playground and the High Park Zoo. Admission: adults $5.71, seniors $2.62, youth $3.54, children $2.65, plus tax.

Fort York’s War of 1812 March Break event runs from March 11 to 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. There are lots of scheduled activities to make this a fun and educational day for the whole family. Directions to access the fort during the construction of the new visitor centre: http://www.toronto.ca/culture/museums/fort_york_access.htm.
Parking is available at the main entrance. Admission: adults $7.96, youth $4.87, seniors $3.81, children $3.76, plus tax. Admission is free for children under three.
Gibson House offers family fun March 9 to 17 from noon to 4:30 p.m. Go on a discovery tour of the historic house and take part in activities geared to kids and parents. Children make a craft to take home. Explore a different theme each day, Admission: adults: $5.48, seniors and youths: $3.10, children: $2.62, plus tax.
Mackenzie House presents March ‘Musements from March 9 to 17, Monday to Friday from noon to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Typeset your name on the 1845 printing press, make a craft to take home, and have a treat in the historic kitchen. Admission: adults $5.71, seniors $3.54, youth $2.62, children $2.65, plus tax.

Scarborough Museum: Visitors will learn about early rural life in Scarborough. The museum is open to visitors Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m., and Wednesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Special programming is offered Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m., including a scavenger hunt and crafts. Admission is pay what you can.

Spadina Museum: Historic House and Gardens, beautifully restored to the 1920s and 30s, is holding Museum Mystery Madness from March 9 to 17, noon to 5 p.m. While touring the house, families will solve the mysterious case of the missing jewelry. Other activities include making 1920s-themed crafts. Admission: adults: $7.96, seniors $4.76, youth $5.75, children $4.87, plus tax.

Todmorden Mills Heritage Site presents March Mania in the Valley from March 9 to 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors will explore the historic homes and sample treats prepared on the open hearth, learn about life in 19th-century Toronto and create a take-home craft. Tours of the Wildflower Preserve will also be available. Admission: adults: $5.31, seniors $2.14, youth $2.65, children $1.77, plus tax.”

 

 

 

West Roncesvalles Planning Study Community Meeting – March 19/13

Posted on March 8, 2013

 

The next meeting for the Planning Study for the West Side of Roncesvalles Avenue will take place on March 19th/13, 7:00-9:00pm,St. Casimir Parish Hall – 156 Roncesvalles Ave.  As well, the powerpoint presentation from the previous meeting is also available at: Roncesvalles Community Presentation_April 2012.  To review the rationale and purpose for the meeting please see:  https://gordperks.ca/2012/04/17/reminder-planning-study-for-the-west-side-of-roncesvalles-ave/ .  Please let your friends, family, and neighbours know about the meeting and hopefully you can make it out.
As well, for additional information see:

MP Peggy Nash – Sharkwater Movie Screening – Toronto Public Library (Annette Branch)

Posted on March 8, 2013

 

“Join Peggy at a free screening of award winning documentary Sharkwater at the Annette branch of the Toronto Public Library. Stay after the movie to learn about Private Member’s Bill C-380, Ban on Shark Fin Importation Act, An Act to amend the Fish Inspection Act and the Fisheries Act (importation of shark fins).”

PARC – Under One Tent – March 22/13

Posted on March 8, 2013

 

PARC invites you to ‘Under One Tent’ event on Friday March 22 at 7:00 when they turn drop-in into an indoor market. It will be a magical world where art becomes life, life becomes art, the past and present trade places and art, stories and conversation swirl together under one tent!

It is also PARC’s 33rd anniversary celebration and a great opportunity to celebrate PARC’s place in the neighbourhood.

 

For more information on PARC please see: http://parc.on.ca/

 

 

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