Items of Interest

Painting Our Stories

Painting our Stories is looking for Parkdale/Roncesvalles residents to contribute ideas to their community mural project. See attached Flyer for more details.

Lit City Event – Celebrating Rita Cox

Malvern Branch, 30 Sewells Rd.

Wednesday, April 15, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m

Celebrate the launch of the Rita Cox Black and Caribbean Heritage Collection at Malvern branch, with guest of honour, Dr. Rita Cox. Featuring steel pan music by Taureen Clarke and spoken word performances by Dwayne Morgan and Malvern youth. Hosted by storyteller and author Itah Sadu. Light refreshments.

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20 Minute Toronto Makeover

More than 140,000 Torontonians took a bag and glove in hand to fight litter at last years annual 20 minute clean up. The sixth annual GTA-wide 20-Minute Makeover, taking place at 2 p.m., on Friday, April 24th, 2009 is gearing up to be the most successful year to date.

Special litter bags and gloves for the sixth annual 20-Minute Toronto Makeover are now available at participating Toronto/GTA Pizza Pizza retail outlets and Toronto’s Recreation Community Centres. Get equipped and join students, seniors, business professionals and government officials and staff in the city-wide 20-minute clean-up taking place on Friday, April 24th at 2 p.m.

Organizations and large groups must register between April 1-17 by going online at or calling 416-392-7899. Registration allows City staff to arrange special same-day litter pick-up. The City encourages participants to sort recyclables into their proper containers.

Additionally, Mayor Miller is hosting his annual Community Clean-up Day on Saturday,April 25.

If you are interested in participating in this great event, please also contact my office and let us know what site you plan to tackle!

The 10th Annual Lori’s Legacy Walkathon Saturday, May 9, 2009

Lori’s Legacy Fund was established in 1996. It honours the memory of Lorna-Lynn Martin who died of cancer at the age of 35. Her parents established a memorial fund for their daughter. Since 1996, the Fund has raised almost one million dollars to enhance the healing environment at St. Joeph’s Hospital. The new facilitiy is now known as The Lorna-Lynn (Lori) Martin Chemotherapy Clinic. The Fund continues to support the Lori’s Rooms and chemotherapy clinic, and is now working with St. Joe’s to enhance the healing environment via research, education, and refurbishing Quiet Rooms for patients and families. Future plans include expanding cancer diagnostic and treatment facilities in Toronto’s West End. Parkdale/High Park residents who would like to participate in this year’s Walkathon may contact Lori’s Legacy Fund at (416) 252-7961, or visit their website at

Walk Information
Humber Bay Park West
Registration & Pre Walk Entertainment 8:30am – 9:30am
Kick Off Festivities 9:30am
Walk Starts 10:00am