High Park Stewards: Protecting the Tablelands- Sunday, August 25

Posted on August 23, 2013

Photo by David Allen- http://www.highparkphotos.ca/


Help Protect the High Park Tablelands
Sunday, August 25, 2013, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
In front of the Grenadier Restaurant (centre of High Park), 200 Parkside Drive, Toronto, ON

August brings a variety of different invasive species to remove. This time we will focus on ragweed, a native plant that is becoming invasive in certain areas. It is presently covering our original restoration site, The Tablelands, located behind the Grenadier Restaurant.

Some of the later summer flowers are coming up now, including black-eyed Susan, cup plant, woodland sunflower, and Verbena. There is a beautiful display of grasses, such as big and little bluestem.

Meet us in front of the Grenadier Restaurant at 10:30 am and we will go together to the site. A small group may work on the Boulevard Beds. We meet rain or shine, but not during lightning storms.

If you are allergic to ragweed, please take an anti-histamine before the session or join us next time. Please wear long pants and long sleeves. Wear shoes and socks, not sandals. Bring water, a hat, sunblock and a snack to keep your energy up. Gloves and tools will be provided.

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LEAF – Ward 14: Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

Posted on August 16, 2013


If you missed our previous posts about the Emerald Ash Borer, click here.

Members of LEAF and Ward 14 continue to get the word out to the homeowners of Ward 14 (Roncesvalles, High Park, and Parkdale) about the threat of Emerald Ash Borer and options for treatment.

Please see the following canvassing dates and times for next week :
Monday, Aug. 19, 10am–1pm, Sorauren Park, northeast corner of Sorauren and Wabash

Monday, Aug. 19, 5pm–7:30pm, Sorauren Park, (as above)

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 10am–1pm, High Park Library, corner of Roncesvalles and Wright

Thursday, Aug. 22, 5pm–7:30 pm, High Park Library, (as above)

Friday, Aug. 23, 11am–2pm, High Park Library, (as above)

If you are willing and able to attend any of these dates, please bring along a clipboard and pen and something in which to carry the materials.

Click here to sign-up: http://www.yourleaf.org/door-door-canvassing-events

Please pass along the information

The Shoppers Drug Mart® Weekend To End Women’s Cancersâ„¢

Posted on August 16, 2013

On September 7th & 8th, 5,000 passionate women and men will be walking throughout the streets with the goal to CONQUER CANCER and will be walking right through Roncesvalles Village.

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3rd Annual Ride4RealFood – September 15th

Posted on August 16, 2013

The 3rd Annual Ride4RealFood is about biking for food security in the city.

On Sunday, September 15, YOU’RE INVITED to Ride4RealFood — the only cycling event/food festival for a cause.

There are three cycling routes: a 30km, a 65km and a 115km. All routes end at the historic McVean Farm in Brampton where you and your fellow riders will join the McVean Farm Harvest Festival for a culinary celebration of fresh, healthy and local food.

Amazingly, all funds raised also support better access to fresh, healthy and local food for low-income people living in Toronto. It all happens through the Coop Cred Program, a partner project of the West End Food Coop and PARC.

The campaign goal is $36,000. Every $600 raised boosts one person’s diet with fresh, healthy and local food for one year.

Here are three ways YOU can make an impact and get involved with Ride4RealFood:

1. Register to ride by clicking “PARTICIPATE” The cost to register is $60.
2. Register to ride and crowdfund by clicking “PARTICIPATE”and creating your own page. Raise $600 and your registration fee is refunded.
3. Support a rider, the campaign and the cause simply by clicking “DONATE”




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Toronto Food Blitz Food Drive || Aug 17-18 2013

Posted on August 9, 2013

The Toronto Youth Cabinet is organizing the first ever citywide food drive in support of Daily Bread Food Bank and North York Harvest Food Bank.


Stores at various locations will be hosting volunteers during the food drive, and it would be a great chance to show your support for the food banks and the community.


The TYC hopes to collect as much food as possible before fall comes around. The Toronto Food Blitz Food Drive hopes to bring as much needed food into the North York Harvest Food Bank and Daily Bread Food Bank.



The Toronto Food Blitz will take place on August 17 and 18, 2013.


They are seeking volunteers who can be at each store and can be there from 10AM to 4PM to hand out bags for shoppers to fill with donations.



Save the date for August 16, 2013. The Toronto Youth Cabinet has organized a Community Cookout in appreciation of the food drive volunteers as well as to raise more food donations for both food banks.


For more information on how to get involved, please contact Terryl Knox Mariano Magbanua, Advocacy Director at the Toronto Youth Cabinet:  terryl@toyouthcabinet.ca 


To find the store nearest to you please click here: TYC Food Blitz Store List

August 2013