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.

Free tax clinic at Runnymede Health Centre open to community

Posted on February 11, 2020

The Runnymede Healthcare Centre is hosting a free tax clinic. Volunteers registered with the Canada Revenue Agency will be helping patients and community members prepare personal tax returns, at no charge on Saturday March 7, 14, and 21 from 11 am – 1 pm. To book at an appointment or for more information call, 416-762-7316 ext. 2103 or email financedepartment@runnymedehc.ca by February 25, 2020.

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Family Day fun at Sorauren Park

Posted on February 6, 2020

Monday, Feb. 17, 2 to 7 pm, Fieldhouse & Town Square

The Friends of Sorauren Park and the Sorauren Farmers’ Market are joining forces to make Family Day extra special at the park this year. Activities start at 2 pm, with the Market starting at 3 pm as always in the Fieldhouse.

All-ages ball hockey on the Town Square starts at 2 pm… bring your own sticks. The Market will have live music, face-painting and kids activities. A maple syrup and candy-making demo will complement seasonal produce prepared in the outdoor bake oven. Chocosol will have a hot-chocolate station. Read more.

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