Stanley Park Open House, Thursday Sept 19, 2013

The City of Toronto is currently undertaking landscape upgrades for Stanley Park, located at 845 and 890 King St. W. (on the north and south side of King St.).

Councillor Mike Layton (Ward 19 Trinity-Spadina), Rich McAvan from Harrington McAvan Landscape Architects and representatives of the City of Toronto will present plans for landscape updates to the park. The local community is invited to attend this meeting and give feedback.

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Stanley Park, Pool building, community room,
845 King St. W. (on the south side of King St.) (map)

Interpretation services may be arranged with at least one week’s notice in advance of the meeting date.

For more information please contact:
Susan Anderson
Parks Development and Capital Projects

Download the public open house notice here.

Your Input Required: Proposal to Legalize Parking Lot at Ossington and Rebecca

The proposal is to legalize a surface parking lot currently being used for commercial parking purposes with 16 vehicular parking spaces. The parking spaces are located on the property municipally known as 19 Rebecca Street, which is adjacent to and east of 19-21 Ossington Avenue. The rear yards of residential properties surround the proposed vehicular parking spaces and are separated by fence. The existing access to the parking lot is from a two-way driveway from Ossington Avenue. In addition, there is an existing one-way driveway leading out of the parking lot to Rebecca Street.

You can view a copy of the Preliminary Report providing background information at:

To speak to the planner directly, contact George Pantazis, at 416-392-0776 or . You may mail your comments to the planner at Toronto and East York District, 100 Queen St W Floor 18 E Toronto On, M5H 2N2. To provide comments online, use the link below.

Homegrown Park Crawl, September 29, 2013

HomegrownParkCrawlOn Sunday, September 29th, come for a tasty tour at the David Suzuki Foundation’s first-ever Homegrown Park Crawl! Enjoy delicious food and great music as we crawl —by foot, bike and canoe — between four city parks along Toronto’s former Garrison Creek corridor.

Join 16 homegrown food vendors, 16 local groups, 4 local musical acts and the David Suzuki Foundation’s team of Neighbourhood Park Rangers in celebration of the first year of the Homegrown National Park Project.


11:00am – Join us in Christie Pits Park to kick off the crawl
1:00pm – Crawl to Bickford Park
2:00pm – Parade to Fred Hamilton Park
3:00pm – Final parade to Trinity Bellwoods Park

Each of the four parks will host food booths, entertainment and eco-activities. Participants will be led from one park to the next by parade marshals and musical acts — including Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Choir!Choir!Choir! and Local 164.


Food tickets are limited so get yours today! Each food ticket will allow you to sample a delicious, homegrown specialty from local restaurants and chefs including Jamie Kennedy, Pizza Libretto and Crush Wine Bar.

Get food tickets:

Earlybird food tickets: 6 for $20 (Note: Food tickets will be 5 for $20 or $5 each at the event). Food tickets are non-refundable.

All proceeds support the David Suzuki Foundation’s Homegrown National Park Project. The event is rain or shine.


Jamie Kennedy Kitchens
Pizzeria Libretto
Mildred’s Temple Kitchen
The County General
Crush Wine Bar Toronto
URSA Restaurant
Cookie Martinez
The Bickford Flexitarian
Common Goods
Timeless Foods
Torito Tapas Bar
CSI Coffee Pub
The Guild
Ardor Bistro


We are looking for Homegrown Park Crawl Hosts! Register here:

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Park People
Toronto Beekeepers
Toronto Master Gardeners
Lost Rivers
Toronto Green Community
Not Far From the Tree