High Park Restoration Site Maintenance (Weeding!)
Sunday, August 10, 2014, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Grenadier Restaurant, 200 Parkside Drive, Toronto, ON
Weeding is as important as planting, and equally rewarding. Once the
weeds are removed, the native plants have room to grow, show their
beauty, and provide food and shelter for wildlife. It really is amazing
how a few people can make such a difference in one morning.
Meet us in front of the Grenadier Restaurant at 10:30 am. Tools will be
provided. Please bring water and wear clothing that covers your arms,
legs and feet.
For more information, go to http://highparknature.org or e-mail
Our office was informed by GO Transit today that there will be overnight work along the Georgetown South Project rail line between King St and Lansdowne Ave until August 2.
Please see below, as per GO Transit for more information:
Overnight Track Work until August 2
What we are doing
• We will be destressing tracks between Lansdowne Ave. and the King St. W rail bridge.
• This work is expected to be complete on August 2.
• This work can only be done outside of regular train service when trains are not operating.
• Please visit gotransit.com/gts or follow us on Twitter @gts_project for updates to work schedules.
How this will affect you
• Residents living nearby can expect noise associated with construction vehicles and track destressing. Lights will be used, however will be focused away from nearby homes and businesses as much as possible.
• We will continue to monitor noise and vibration levels at all times during construction.
Your Strachan Community Relations team is Mandeep, Carmen, Salza
901 King Street West ● 416-581-1300 ● firstname.lastname@example.org ● gotransit.com/gts
money, and spread the word: http://parc.donorpages.com/Ride4RealFood2014/
More about the Ride
Ride4RealFood 2014 is Sunday, September 14.
The Ride offers park and country routes that come together at the historic McVean Farm in
Brampton, an initiative of FarmStart and home to 20+ small farm enterprises.
1. There’s a 35km park route that starts in Toronto at Etienne Brule Park (behind Old Mill
Station) and explores the West Humber Bike Path and some city roads.
2. There are country routes from 35km to 115km that start at McVean Farm and explore
regional sources of food and water in the Greenbelt and Oak Ridges Moraine using back
roads and, if desired, the Caledon Trailway.
All rides include well-supplied rest stops. Rider registration is $60 and includes the McVean
Farm Picnic, a culinary celebration of fresh and BBQ’d foods, both locally grown and locally
raised. The Picnic also features local beer and wine, farm tours, and live music.
More about the Cause
In 2013, the Coop Cred pilot project rolled out, placing PARC Ambassadors into placements at
both West End Food Coop and Greenest City. The project’s evaluation showed how Coop Cred
functions as more than a community currency; it provides low-income and marginalized people
with a wide range of benefits that improve livelihoods:
• Social – increased food security and food literacy
• Health – improved access to healthy and local food
• Economic – on-the-job training, mentoring and new skills
• Environmental – a new link with local farmers/land stewardship activity
Today, thanks to Coop Cred Program, every $600 raised by Ride4RealFood boosts one
person’s diet with their choice of fresh, healthy and local food for one year. Boosts in selfesteem
This year their campaign goal is $40,000. To achieve this goal, please ride, fundraise, and
spread the word: www.parc.donorpages.com/Ride4RealFood2014