Saturday April 28 – West End Community Power Initiative event

Councillor Mike Layton is hosting an event with TABIA, Blourcourt, Bloor Annex and Koreatown BIAs on Saturday April 28 from 10:30am-4pm. The event is free and will provide an amazing opportunity for local groups, businesses and individuals to learn about what they can do as a community to make our neighbourhoods more sustainable, including geothermal projects for their homes and businesses, bulk purchasing programs and rooftop solar projects.
You can register on our website here:http://mikelayton.ca/west-end-community-power-initiative It is free, but we are asking people to register so we have an idea of attendance before hand.
We are also looking for volunteers. If you know anyone who may like to volunteer encourage them to sign up here:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dElNWU51d3pqa0pGNVBzTGNWNlliTmc6MQ#gid=0
Here are some of the details for the event:
FREE SEMINARS
A series of seminars (open to the public with pre-registration) will provide attendees with an understanding of their local renewable energy options and provide inspiring stories of successful Toronto-based projects.
Seminar topics include:
Renewable Energy 101;
A local church’s rooftop solar project;
Councillor Layton’s home-based geothermal system; and
A local bulk-buying initiative to make renewable systems more accessible.
WARD 19 WORKING GROUPS
Are you looking to develop green power projects in Ward 19? One objective of the WECPI is to establish three community-based working groups that will continue to promote and develop local options for pursuing renewable energy.
These groups include:
Rooftop Solar PV;
Geothermal; and
Bulk-Purchasing Options (for homeowners and small businesses).
EXHIBITORS
An outdoor exhibit (weather permitting) will feature a variety of exhibitors including:
Solar developers;
Sustainable food;
Local refreshments and vendors;
Community power organizations.
Event date: April 28, 2012; 10:30 am to 4:00 pm.If you think this might be of interest to you or anyone, please register.

Jane’s Walk 2012 – Trinity Bellwoods Park

Jon Harstone, local historian and author of the book “Between the Bridge and the Brewery” (PDF here) has graciously agreed to lead the community in a Trinity Bellwoods focused Jane’s Walk for 2012. Here is what he has planned for the walk:

Trinity Bellwoods Park has many stories to tell; during the walk we will trace the route of Garrison Creek through the park, look for traces of buried bridges, discover the location of a Blockhouse that defended Toronto during the War of 1812, find evidence of the original Trinity College as well as several demolished houses, and visit a 200 year old Bitternut Hickory tree, one of the oldest trees in Toronto.

 

When: Sunday May 6, 1:30 PM, approx 2 hours.

Where: Northwest corner of Queen and Gorevale

URL: http://janeswalk.net/walks/view/trinity_bellwoods_park/

 

Annual City of Toronto park clean up day this Saturday!

Hosted by the Friends of Trinity Bellwoods, this Saturday is the annual Mayor’s Clean Up Day at Trinity Bellwoods Park! Please join us in helping give the park it’s annual spring cleaning.

Join your neighbors for the annual community cleanup of our park!
And by the way, if you want to organise a community spring clean-up on your own block, you can find details on city garbage bag pick-up here

When
: 10 AM-Noon, this Saturday
Where: Meet at welcome table on the east side of the Trinity Recreation Centre
Who: Hosted by Friends of Trinity Bellwoods