This Saturday March 31st is where more than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide, switch off their lights, sending a powerful message for action on climate change.
Last year the contribution from our great community leaders and residents gained national recognition from WWF Canada for the Roncesvalles Candlelight Walk.
For this years Earth Hour you are invited to gather in front of the Reveue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Avenue) at 8:15, then commence the walk at 8:30.
Everyone is encouraged to bring their own candle, although some will be on hand – courtesy of the RVBIA. Please consider using a recycled container such as a pre used glass jar or tin, as your carrier.
Afterwards, try to frequent one of our many supporting eateries and enjoy a little quality “Do it in the Dark”post walk celebration.
Earth Hour Candle Fire Safety:
“Toronto residents will join millions of people around the globe by switching lights off to celebrate Earth Hour on Saturday, March 31 at 8:30 p.m.
The City of Toronto reminds everyone that fire safety must be exercised during lights-out.
While many sources of fires are on the decline, candle fires have increased dramatically during the past decade. Toronto Fire Services recommends not using candles – instead, use battery-powered flashlights.
If using candles, please follow these fire safety tips:
Always stay in the room where candles are lit.
Extinguish all candles when leaving the room, especially when going to sleep.
Dont use candles in bedrooms.
Keep candles at least one metre away from anything that can burn.
Keep candles, matches and lighters hidden and out of the reach of children and pets.
Use sturdy candle holders that wont tip or burn. Those with glass shades or chimneys are safer.
Extinguish candles when they burn to within five centimetres (two inches) of their holder.
Make sure that you have working smoke alarms on every storey of your home.
Practice your home fire escape plan.
For more information on other fire safety issues, visit: http://www.toronto.ca/fire/prevention or call 416-338-9050 and ask to speak to your nearest Fire Prevention Public Education Officer.