Urgent Streetcar Rail Repairs – Sunnyside Loop and along the Queensway

Posted on April 2, 2020

Starting at 5 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, TTC track crews will be conducting urgent rail repairs along areas of the track on The Queensway and within the Sunnyside Loop, located at the intersection of The Queensway and Sunnyside Avenue. All work activities will be contained within the track area and will include minor breaking and removal of concrete to expose the rail to be repaired, replacing existing rail with new rail, and placement of new concrete.

Thank you for your support as the TTC makes these important repairs to keep transit moving safely.

For further information contact our office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca or TTC’s Construction Liaison Officer – Arno van Dijk at  416-434-0759 or arno.vandijk@ttc.ca .

Construction Notice - Sunnyside Loop

Lambton House Exhibits

Posted on January 30, 2020

Lambton House is currently showcasing two new exhibits – 150th Anniversary 1870-2020: Making of Manitoba and Lost Mills of the Humber River. The exhibits are on from January – August 2020. Lambton house will be open on Family Day (February 17) providing an opportunity to tour and view the two exhibits.

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Colborne Lodge February Events

Posted on January 23, 2020

Colborne Lodge has been selected as one of Toronto Spotlight attractions and is being sponsored by Tourism Toronto for the month of February. Use this voucher to receive 2-for-1 general admission during select weekends.

As part of the Toronto History Museums’ Black History Month programming, Colborne Lodge is hosting a free performance by Girl Power’D on February 16 and February 23 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Girl Power’D teaches creativity, confidence and self-expression through an understanding of heritage for girls 5-16 years old who identify as black. With a focus on cultural dance led by community elders, the program includes live drumming, African dancing, and Dunham style technique.More info here.

 

Open House for the new Runnymede Shelter in Ward 5 – November 14, 2019

Posted on November 5, 2019

City of Toronto’s Shelter, Support and Housing Administration is hosting an Open House for the new Runnymede Shelter at 731 Runnymede Road (Runnymede and St. Clair) on November 14, 2019 from 3-8pm. This shelter is in our neighbouring ward (Ward 5).

To RSVP or learn more, contact Ertha Downey at edowney@toronto.ca .

Runnymede Invite

HPCA Fundraiser: The Glass Menagerie @ The Village Playhouse – September 5

Posted on August 29, 2019

Join High Park Community Alliance for the Dress Rehearsal of The Glass Menagerie.

This memory play about the author’s fragile sister, their tenacious mother, and a gentleman caller has become a modern American classic.

“Some plays are so brilliant, so perceptive, so poignant that they can be seen time and again — each viewing revealing another gem. This is the case with The Glass Menagerie.”

For more information about the show, check out The Village Players website:
https://villageplayers.net/the-glass-menagerie/

Get your tickets here: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/glass-menagerie-tickets-64646304838

If you prefer to purchase tickets with cash, please contact us at highparkcommunityalliance@gmail.com

We know that early September is a busy time for people. If you can’t make it to The Glass Menagerie on September 5th but still want to support HPCA’s efforts, please consider purchasing a ticket anyway.

HPCA Fundraiser: The Glass Menagerie @ The Village Playhouse – September 5

Posted on August 8, 2019

Join High Park Community Alliance for the Dress Rehearsal of The Glass Menagerie.

This memory play about the author’s fragile sister, their tenacious mother, and a gentleman caller has become a modern American classic.

“Some plays are so brilliant, so perceptive, so poignant that they can be seen time and again — each viewing revealing another gem. This is the case with The Glass Menagerie.”

For more information about the show, check out The Village Players website:
https://villageplayers.net/the-glass-menagerie/

Get your tickets here: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/glass-menagerie-tickets-64646304838

If you prefer to purchase tickets with cash, please contact us at highparkcommunityalliance@gmail.com

We know that early September is a busy time for people. If you can’t make it to The Glass Menagerie on September 5th but still want to support HPCA’s efforts, please consider purchasing a ticket anyway.

Pesticide Treatment for Dog Strangling Vine in High Park

Posted on June 26, 2019

Urban Forestry will be initiating their annual management plan of Dog Strangling Vine in High Park beginning in July.

Dog-strangling vine is a herbaceous weed that forms dense colonies. Dog-strangling vine impacts native plants and habitat by:

  • crowding out and smothering native vegetation and young trees
  • decreasing survival of monarch butterfly larvae by mimicking native milkweeds
  • increasing selective grazing on remaining native vegetation by deer and other browsing animals
  • decreasing abundance of insects and pollinators
  • reducing habitat for grassland birds.

Various sections of the Natural areas in High Park are managed for Dog Strangling Vine on a cyclical basis.  Treatment in these areas will take place intermittently during the period of early July to end of August.

Although the pesticide being applied (glyphosate) has a low acute toxicity for people and animals, it is wise to reduce your and your pet’s exposure. Please see the attached document for more information.

The pesticide treatment area is marked with signs at every entry point around its edge. Warning signage will be posted 24 hours before treatment and be removed 48 hours following treatment.

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Blue Bin inspections resumed for 2019

Posted on June 18, 2019

The wrong items in recycling – otherwise known as contamination – continues to be a major issue is costing the City millions annually in additional processing costs.

Over the past several years, in an effort to reduce contamination, the City has done extensive public education and implemented a wide array of programs, initiatives, and services, including inspections of single-family residential Blue Bins.

Blue Bin inspections started back up this spring and will continue throughout 2019. When significant contamination is found, the Bin will be stickered, pushed back from the curb and not collected. A sorting Guide and Notice indicating why the Bin was not collected and instructing the resident to remove the contamination before the next recycling collection day will be left in the homeowner’s mailbox.

For information on the appropriate bins for waste, visit the Waste Wizard online at toronto.ca/wastewizard or on the TOwaste app. Residents can also visit toronto.ca/recycleright to get recycling tips and learn what does and does not go in the Blue Bin.

 

 

Heritage York Events @ Lambton House – June 2019

Posted on June 4, 2019

Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 pm, Canadian Rivers Day Moccasin Identifier Project

 In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Humber River’s designation as a Canadian Heritage River, Carolyn King, former Chief of the Mississaugas of the Credit, will be bringing the project involving the printing of a moccasin footprint with water based paint in the vicinity of an aboriginal site to the area.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 7:30 pm, Heritage York History Night

Ron Fletcher, co-author of “Lacrosse: The Ancient Game” adds to the sport’s existing literature by exploring the game’s vibrant cultural and historic roots.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 1:00 – 2:30 pm, One Summer Walk -Our Sparkling Treasures: Walking York’s Waterway Gems

Bird’s Eye View – Humber River Crossings and other Lambton Park Stories. Hilltop and valley trail and bridge vistas frame unique perspectives on river, wildlife and human interplay. With Madeleine McDowell and Lance Gleich (Heritage York, Humber Heritage) and photographer Ann Brokelman. Begin/end at Lambton House, 4066 Old Dundas St.

“Raptors Viewing Parties” at Sorauren Park!

Posted on May 30, 2019

Friends of Sorauren Park has secured the rights to host “Raptors viewing parties” in the Town Square for the Finals.

Watch a live broadcast of the NBA finals at the town square of Sorauren Park. Bring your own chairs + blankets! The first game is on May 30, 2019 at 9 pm.

Special thank you to the Friends of Sorauren Park for making this happen!

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