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.

PHP4 Climate Action Road Map to Environmental Action – POSTPONED

Posted on March 5, 2020

Update – This event is postponed until further notice.

Join your elected representatives from all 3 levels of government and various Parkdale-High Park environmental groups on April 6, 2020 at 20 West Lodge (May Robinson Apartments Auditorium). We will work together to design a community action plan to address the climate crisis. Light refreshments will be available (please bring your own cups). Doors open at 6:30pm

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Youth Paint Parkdale – March Break 2020

Posted on March 5, 2020

Youth Paint Parkdale is a free visual arts learning program for local youth (14-19) during the March break. The program will run Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 20, 12-4pm.

Participants will learn basic art, design and mural-making skills from professional artists, gaining the skill and confidence to participate in public art projects in their communities. To register or for more information, visit https://muralroutes.ca/youthpaintparkdale2020/

LEAF is looking for Young Urban Forest Leaders

Posted on March 5, 2020

Calling all community leaders interested in helping Toronto’s urban forest! 

Are you passionate about helping trees thrive in your neighbourhood?
Interested in having some help engaging the community in your tree initiative?

LEAF is looking for community partners to collaborate with our Young Urban Forest Leaders (YUFL) program. YUFL participants will work closely with a community leader over a five-month period (May to September) to host outreach events, plant native species, deliver community events, and educate the community on the importance of native plants for urban wildlife.

Learn more and apply
 HERE.

Deadline for applications: Sunday, 5 April 11:59 PM

Join LEAF for the YUFL Information Session on Thursday, March 12th (6:30 PM to 8:00 PM). Register for the event HERE.

Have a TREEmendous day!

Parkdale Seniors Information and Active Living Fair – March 12, 2020

Posted on March 5, 2020

Parkdale Golden Age Foundation is hosting a Parkdale Seniors Information and Active Living Fair. This is on March 12, 2020 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre (220 Cowan Ave.). There will be mini presentations on preparing for tax season, protection from fraud and coping with Alzheimer’s. Blood pressure and hearing screening will be taking place in addition to dance and tai chi demonstrations.

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Upcoming Friends of High Park Zoo events have been postponed or cancelled

Posted on February 27, 2020

March 28 – CANCELLED

This Earth Hour, connect with the Earth and your community. Come together and join the Friends of High Park Zoo & Green 13 for a walk through the High Park Zoo. Meet up at the Grenadier Restaurant at 8pm.

March 29 – update – deferred till early summer

Magic-a-Roo & a Bite for the Zoo. Raffle & Snacks from 1-3pm. Gambit Magician show at 2pm. Happening at High Park Brewery (839 Runnymede Road).

March Events at Lambton House – Heritage Talk & Spring Equinox

Posted on February 27, 2020

March 12

French-on-French-on-French Heritage Talk @ Lambton House (Free)

“It’s a laughable day in the neighbourhood …” Hear Margot French take us through her eponymous neighbourhood just up the hill from Lambton House and under the railway tracks to French Avenue. A retired medical laboratory scientist and educator, now artist, Margot will share her light-hearted perspective of growing up in York from her book, “French-on-French-on-French.” Doors open at 7:00pm. Talk at 7:30pm. Refreshments. Donations appreciated.

March 21

Celebrate Spring Equinox with Celtic Songs and Poems @ Lambton House (Free)

Jane Drake with Colleen and David Lynch invite you to celebrate the Spring Equinox at Lambton House. This is a family friendly and alcohol free event. Refreshments. Donations appreciated. Doors open at 1:30pm.Celebration between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

Lambton House is located at 4066 Old Dundas Street. They can be reached at 416-767-5472  .

Seedy Saturday at Parkdale – February 29, 2020

Posted on February 18, 2020

Demonstrations, Vendors, Seed Exchange, Local Food, Live Music & More!

Seedy Saturday is an internationally recognized, locally organized event to resist the large mega companies ‘ownership’ of seeds and reclaim the rights and responsibilities to save, share and plant seeds for food and medicine.

Volunteer opportunity:

Any time from 9:30 – 5:30, to help with set up, clean up, registration, floating, seed packing etc.

Please email chimu@greenestcity.ca if you are able to help out.

Sundays @ Lambton House – February 16, 2020

Posted on February 13, 2020

Rosemary Sadlier OOnt will be at Lambton House on Sunday, February 16, as part of Black History Month celebration. Doors open at 12:30 and the talk will start at 2 pm.

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