Sunnyside Community Association – May 5th meeting

Posted on April 15, 2021

The Sunnyside Community Association (SCA) is made up of
neighbours who live within the Sunnyside boundaries of Parkside
Drive, High Park Boulevard, Roncesvalles Avenue and the lake.

Please email sunnysideca@bell.net for the Zoom link.

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Toronto ACORN virtual tenant rights information session – March 27 & 29

Posted on March 25, 2021

Toronto ACORN is hosting a virtual tenant rights information session on Saturday March 27 at 2PM, as well as a virtual resist renovictions workshop on Monday March 29th at 6PM.

We will cover details around renovictions, rent increases, evictions, maintenance and repair issues, and more.

There will be time for questions and discussion afterward. We will also have an information flyer to send to those who attended with more resources and links to topics covered.

Those who are interested will need to register beforehand using this link:  bit.ly/TenantsRightsInfoSessions for the session on Saturday and bit.ly/ResistRenovictionsWorkshop for the session on Monday.

There are also event pages on Facebook:
Tenant Information Session – https://www.facebook.com/events/843308743194706

Resist Renovictions – https://www.facebook.com/events/263297812115963

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

 

Updates from Windermere United Church

Posted on March 18, 2021

The Sacred Practice of Caregiving
March 25, 12:30 p.m. Via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Join us for a conversation with Professor John Swinton on the key role spirituality can play in caregiving. Professor Swinton is a sought-after speaker on issues of healthcare and spirituality, building on years of practical experience and theological reflection.

This talk will be of special interest to caregivers, particularly those who love and care for people with dementia or mental health challenges. Let your family and friends know.

Register for the Zoom link at bit.ly/SwintonMar25

Or watch via Facebook Live at Facebook.com/WindermereUC

EASTER FOOD DRIVE – Help us fill baskets with more than just chocolates this year. Please bring your non-perishable items to our side door on Mayfield Ave, Saturday April 3rd, from 10am-4pm.

Neighbours Helping Neighbours (NHN) is a program organized by Windemere United Church that connects local people who require help with neighbours who can help. We pull together supplies, practical information on community services, food security,  and, most important, volunteers. And then, make the connections. If a person requires specialized assistance, their situation is referred to an appropriate resource. If we can help, please reach out through this form or call us at (416) 769-5611. If you want to volunteer, we’d love to hear from you, here.

 

Learn about the Toronto Archive’s online resources

Posted on March 4, 2021

Back Lane Studios offers a free Zoom workshop Thursday, March 11, 11 a.m.

Did you ever wonder about a building’s history?  Or who used to live in your house?  Maybe you’d like to find out when something was built or what was on a site now occupied by a condo?  During this free workshop on Zoom, Jessica Algie, from the Toronto Archives, will show us how to dig into the city’s past by tapping into directories, insurance maps, photo archives, old newspaper files and other online databases.  As a case study, she’ll show how she used these resources to explore the history of a building on Roncesvalles Avenue that used to be a dairy.

Please reserve your spot for this free Zoom event on Eventbrite: researchingtorontohistory.eventbrite.com

About the Presenter:  Jessica has worked in the history field at the City of Toronto for the past 16 years.  She began at Spadina Museum Historic House and Gardens as a day-camp counselor, and later as an interpreter and program officer.  Jessica joined the City of Toronto Archives in 2013, where she works to help people access the City’s wonderful archival collections through tours and exhibitions.  Although the archives are currently closed because of Covid, many of its research resources can be accessed online.

 

Reminder! the Toronto Virtual Seedy is this Saturday February 27, 10 am to 2 pm

Posted on February 25, 2021

This year, due to COVID concerns, Seedy Saturday is going virtual!

Brought to you by Seeds of Diversity Canada, Toronto Urban Growers and Toronto SS organizers, this Virtual Seedy Saturday promises to be full of great gardening and growing advice. There will be links to seed and gardening companies, a resource library, webinars by gardening experts, a live question/answer forum, kids activities and info re local seed exchanges.

Webinars include Balcony/Container Gardening, Starting Seeds Indoors, Garden Planning, Saving Seeds and many more! If you have extra seeds, please consider contributing them to the local seed exchanges! (see website for drop off points)

No sign up required ! Visit ongoing and day of www.seedysaturday.ca/toronto  to connect to info, webinars and live chats  For questions  seedysaturdaysto@gmail.com  And like our event page for updates  https://www.facebook.com/events/879640102868936

Join Windermere United Church for A History In Song – Canadian Black History

Posted on February 25, 2021

Sunday March 7th at 10:30am – A History In Song – Canadian Black History

Journey with Windermere United Church through 400 years of Canadian History, told through story and song. Uncover Canada’s history of racial struggle and division, while celebrating the successes of the heroes of Canadian Black history, from Viola Desmond to Desmond Cole. With Special Guest Vocalist, Evangelia Kambites.

To register to participate and watch via Zoom, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/UDeoFajAT2jseare8

Or you can watch the livestream via our Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/WindermereUC

High Park-Western Beached Funding Opportunity

Posted on February 18, 2021

The High Park-Western Beaches Fund program will make available up to $3,000 to Registered Charities, Not-for-Profit groups or individuals (not commercial) that host free activities (programs, events) between June 2021 and January 2022 in support of social, environmental and recreation initiatives in High Park and Western Beaches.  Interest groups can submit their application. The application deadline is March 31st, 2021. The application is available below. To submit applications and for information and assistance, please reply to highparkwesternbeachesfund@toronto.ca.

2021 High Park-Western Beaches Fund- Application Form

FMTA Virtual Tenant School

Posted on January 28, 2021

Federation of Metro Tenants Associations is hosting free legal workshops or tenants via Zoom.

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You do not have to attend every workshop.

To register and receive your Zoom invite, go to

https://forms.gle/KSPhnanN3cy5RYKW7 for the online registration form or contact Joeita Gupta at joeita@torontotenants.org or 416-413-9442. For more information: www.torontotenants.org . Register now!

PollinateTO Community Grants deadline extended

Posted on January 7, 2021

The application deadline for the PollinateTO Community Grants has been extended from January 8 to January 18, 2021.

Through its PollinateTO grants program, the City funds pollinator habitat creation projects that educate and engage the community.

Up to $5,000 per project is available.

Are you interested in gardening and protecting pollinators? Would you like to:

  • Create pollinator gardens or rain gardens in your neighbourhood or at your school?
  • Enhance or expand existing gardens with native pollinator-friendly plants?

If you answered yes to any of the above, please apply to PollinateTO for funding to support your idea!

All resident-led groups are encouraged to apply. More information is available on the City website.

The deadline to apply is January 8, 2021.

Junction Residents Association presents ‘Joy in the Junction’

Posted on December 10, 2020

Enjoy the sounds of the season with the Junction’s ‘Travelling Carolers’ and support The Sharing Place all from your front porch!

Groups of carolers (4 to 8 people) will be strolling through your neighbourhood singing some of your favourite Christmas/Winter songs on December 19, 20 and 21 between 6 and 7 pm. (Carolers will be masked and socially distanced).

If you would like to donate a gift card, tape this flyer to your mailbox, leave your porch light on and place the gift card in an envelope in your mailbox. One of our carolers will collect your donation from your mailbox.
Suggestions for gift cards include grocery stores, chain coffee shops, or discount box stores.

You may also choose to donate online directly to one of the following local non-profit organizations:

Feed It Forward
FoodShare
Stone Soup Network
The Four Villages
The Period Purse
The Sharing Place
The Stop Community Food Centre

Please visit the JRA website www.torontojra.com to learn more.

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