Free online screening of ‘2040’ still available as part of Green 13 EcoFair

Posted on October 22, 2020

Read more about EcoFair 2020 Toronto further below.

Green 13 is a member of Green Neighbours’ Network, and has organized the first free online film screening of this year’s fast-approaching EcoFair, of the film 2040. Watch the trailer here. Subscribe here for updates from EcoFair, as Eventbrite registration will be required for the free online events.  Once Eventbrite registrations have been set up, you will then be able to register via the EcoFair website for the free online screening of 2040  (free Vimeo On Demand rental), to be available from 8am October 15 – midnight November 8th, 2020. 

In addition, Green 13 has pulled together several self-guided “ecotours” for the west end area. Learn more as the ecotours are finalized and posted here

Virtual Pumpking Carving Contest hosted by Romero House

Posted on October 22, 2020

Romero House is hosting a virtual pumpkin carving contest!

Please see the graphic below for more details & submit your pumpkin photo at info@romerohouse.org by Thursday, October 29th.

Voting and pumpkin photo gallery viewing will take place on Friday October 30th through the Romero House Facebook page so stay tuned for that post!

There will be prizes! All are welcome to participate, however please note you can have only 1 pumpkin submission per person.

For each pumpkin submitted, please include the name of the artist. These photos and first names will be included in the Facebook photo album! 

See you soon and Happy Halloween!

Toronto ACORN – Above the Guideline Rent Increases (AGIs) Workshop for Tenants

Posted on October 15, 2020

Toronto ACORN is hosting a tenant rights workshop for any tenant interested in learning about above the guideline rent increase. The workshop is happening on Thursday, October 22 at 6PM.

The workshop will cover details related to above the guideline rent increases, what they mean for tenants and different resources to help. They will also have time for questions and will have a discussion after each section.

If there is anyone who may be interested in the workshop there is an event posting on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/326814045281669/

And on Twitter : https://twitter.com/TorontoACORN/status/1314653314970202112

Those who are interested can RSVP by emailing GTAinfo@ACORNcanada.org or by calling 416 461 9233.

 

Green 13 has organized free events as part of EcoFair 2020 Toronto

Posted on October 8, 2020

Read more about EcoFair 2020 Toronto further below.

Green 13 is a member of Green Neighbours’ Network, and has organized the first free online film screening of this year’s fast-approaching EcoFair, of the film 2040. Watch the trailer here. Subscribe here for updates from EcoFair, as Eventbrite registration will be required for the free online events.  Once Eventbrite registrations have been set up, you will then be able to register via the EcoFair website for the free online screening of 2040  (free Vimeo On Demand rental), to be available from 8am October 15 – midnight November 8th, 2020. 

Note too that there will be a free online panel discussion of the film taking place Saturday, October 17, 4-5 pm. Registration via Eventbrite will also be required for the panel discussion. 

In addition, Green 13 has pulled together several self-guided “ecotours” for the west end area. Learn more as the ecotours are finalized and posted here

 

EcoFair 2020 Toronto

For the past 11 years, EcoFair at the Barns has held a wonderful one day extravaganza at Wychwood Barns. This year, in the face of COVID-19, it’s reinventing itself. Green Neighbours’ Network and Transition Toronto have collaborated to bring about 2020 EcoFair Toronto, featuring twelve free and exciting 1.5 hour events, happening online over four weeks. Each week has a theme: Carbon Countdown (week 1), Waste Not (week 2), Active and Healthy (week 3), and the Eco-Economy (week 4). See the summary of events  here. [free film screenings, panel discussions, webinars, workshops, celebration, and resources (ecotour routes, eco-exhibitors…)]. Events culminate in the Nov. 8 finale featuring EcoFair eco-groups and eco-business exhibitors. Join in and help celebrate a green new decade!

Sign up for EcoFair Toronto’s e-newsletter to receive event highlights/updates for this year’s EcoFair, and registration links for the wealth of free events.

 

First Story hosting walking tours at Colborne Lodge

Posted on September 24, 2020

Colborne Lodge is excited to welcome First Story to host exterior walking tours Saturday, September 19th, 26th & October 3rd & 18th.

Anyone that may be interested in learning more from the Indigenous community is encouraged to join!

The tour will be 90 min not 60 min as outlined online and approved by Public Health.

Register for pre-screening and tickets here

First Story Poster

Virtual CNE 2020: CNE At Home

Posted on September 3, 2020

Earlier this year, like many other events, the Canadian National Exhibition made the historic decision to cancel its iconic fair for only the second occasion in its 142-year history.

Although the CNE gates won’t be opening this summer, the CNE is continuing the tradition of bringing fun to Torontonians beginning August 21 to September 7 with a Virtual CNE offering some of its favourite shows, experiences, recipes, and memories online at its exciting new CNE At Home portal, which can be accessed through the CNE website at www.theex.com .

Indulge in all the quintessential CNE experiences from home with:

  • CNE (new music) Jam sessions online featuring Toronto bands and artists
  • Gaming Garage Tournaments
  • Rising Star Youth Competition with online voting
  • “How To” tutorials to learn how to busker and make some favourite dishes from the CNE such as 99 Cent Spaghetti and Rainbow Grilled Cheese
  • Virtual rides, ghost walks, and retrospective specials including a look back at the history of the CNE Grandstand (& Bandshell), best Of the Aerial Acrobatic & Ice Skating Shows, President’s Choice SuperDogs, and much more!
  • Special online events include:
    • The opening day virtual CNE kick off event with a President’s Choice SuperDogs show took place on Friday and can be viewed here.
    • a commemoration off 99 years of the Annual Warriors’ Day Parade with a look back at its history, found here.
    • and coming soon, a virtual edition of the Canadian International Air Show from September 5th to 7th, found here.
  • CNE Foundation Virtual 50/50 Raffle

The Virtual CNE 50/50 raffle provides the public with the chance to win while making a difference in the community. Virtual CNE 50/50 raffle tickets are available at CNEF5050.com through Labour Day, Monday, September 7.  Proceeds from the raffle will support CNE Foundation programs, including community grants, community and youth programs, and scholarships.

For more information about the CNE At Home programming check all 18-days of online events and experiences, go to www.theex.com .

 

Drop off items for reuse, recycling and safe disposal at Community Environment Days

Posted on August 27, 2020

Community Environment Day events begin September 13 and will run on seven weekends until November 1. This year, Community Environment Days will be set up as drive-thru events at the City’s seven Drop-Off Depots. This is a great opportunity to help reduce the amount of reusable or recyclable waste going to landfill and to safely dispose of household hazardous waste.

At the events, you will be to drive to different stations to drop off clothing, books and unwanted items for donation and to dispose of batteries, old paint and other household hazardous waste. Free bagged compost will be available (limit of two bags per vehicle while supplies last).

A list of event dates and more information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/environment_days.

Sundays @ Lambton House – July 26, 2020

Posted on July 23, 2020

Please join Lambton House (4066 Old Dundas Street), appropriately physically distanced, this Sunday, 26 July at 7:00 p.m. for a special Sunday evening concert from the front porch of Lambton House.  Please bring your own chair; masks/face covering recommended.

 

High Park Nature Centre – Virtual Jane’s Walk events – May 3rd

Posted on April 30, 2020

Jane’s Walk: Medicine Wonder Wander along Niwa’ah onega’haih’ih (colonial name: Humber River)
Sunday May 3, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Taiaiako’n Historical Preservation Society members Donna Powless and Catherine Tammaro will welcome us with traditional teachings, followed by a Wonder Wander with Joce Two-Crows Tremblay along Niwa’ah onega’haih’ih. As we witness the many medicines, plants, animals, and waters along the way, Two-Crows will offer a restorying of the river and the Land as a medicine in itself. The Wonder Wander will also include the legacy of Two-Spirit work with the Re-sistering Garden, Honorable Harvest and Moon teachings, and drumming and singing.

Jane’s Walk: Dawn Chorus
Sunday, May 3, 9:00 – 9:45 am

Celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day with Mark Peck and Emily Rondel by experiencing the morning chorus of birdsong through two ten-minute videos they recently filmed in the park. There will be time to ask these well-known birders questions following the videos.

We’re starting this online event later in the day to ensure you still have the chance to wake up and listen to the morning chorus of birdsong as the sun rises.

Please RSVP to receive Zoom links and passwords to join these events.

Scheduled Community Environment Days in May & June are cancelled

Posted on April 9, 2020

Community Environment Days are held every year from April to September to help reduce the amount of reusable, recyclable or household hazardous waste going into landfill.

Solid Waste Management Services Staff have advised our office that all Community Environment Day events for the month of May and June have been cancelled amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. This decision is being made based on the announcement from Mayor Tory, with the advice from the Chief Medical Officer, to cancel all major events until at least June 30th. Staff will re-assess scheduled events after June 30th as more information on COVID-19 situation becomes available.

Furthermore, any compost request deliveries for the month of May and June will also be cancelled to exercise appropriate social distancing.

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