Items of Interest

Grafton Community Garden 3rd Annual Winter Solstice Candle Lighting

Wednesday December 15th at 5:30

West End Flower Fairies invite you to join them for this celebration – feel free to bring a mug and cookies to share !

CultureLink HOST Volunteer Training Session- Building Welcoming Community: Monday, November 30th, 2009

For more information see attached flyer:


11 Division – Hat and Mitten drive

The Community Police Liaison Committee of 11 Division of the Toronto Police Service is seeking donations of new or clean and usable hats, mittens, gloves and scarves to keep

your less fortunate neighbours warm this winter. They will be distributed by social in the area served by 11 Division.

For more information see attached flyer:


City Historic Sites Celebrate the Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Children Offered Free Admission to City Historic Sites to Celebrate the Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

On Saturday, November 21, the City’s historic sites will offer free admission to children (12 years and under) in honour of the 20th Anniversary of the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of the Child. Take the family to one of these great museums (does not include specially-ticketed events or pre-registered programs). Visit the website for details:

Colborne Lodge

1 Colborne Lodge Dr. (just north of the Queensway), limited free parking, 416-392-6916

Fort York National Historic Site

100 Garrison Rd. (north of Fort York Boulevard), free parking, 416-392-6907

Gibson House Museum

5172 Yonge St. (north of the North York Centre Subway), limited free parking, 416-395-7432

Mackenzie House

82 Bond St. (two blocks east of Eaton Centre, south of Dundas), paid parking, 416-392-6915

Montgomery’s Inn

4709 Dundas St. W. (at Islington), free parking, 416-394-8113

Scarborough Museum

1007 Brimley Rd. (in Thomson Memorial Park), free parking, 416-338-8807

Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens

285 Spadina Rd. (next door to Casa Loma), paid parking next door at Casa Loma, 416-392-6910

Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum & Arts Centre

67 Pottery Rd. (bottom of Pottery Road, west of Broadview), free parking, 416-396-2819

“As we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child it remains important that we listen to children and their ideas for making Toronto a more liveable place for them,” said Mayor David Miller. “By building on our past accomplishments and celebrating our history, we can build an even better city for future generations.”