Trinity Bellwoods Tree Inventory: Internship Opportunity

cropped-2011-10-14_09-20-27_HDR.jpgPosition: Trinity Bellwoods Urban Forestry Intern
Type: unpaid 3 month internships (full/part-time), June – August
Trinity Bellwoods Neighbourhood Associations
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Closing date: Monday, May 26
Start Date: Friday, May 30 (evening training)

There are several positions available for interns to assist with a tree inventory of Trinity Bellwoods Neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario. This is a great opportunity, especially for those interested in urban forestry, and a great way to master tree and shrub identification.

Internship positions are for a minimum of 3 months (June – August) on either a part-time or full-time basis.

Interns will be involved with several tasks, including: data collection (Identifying tree species, size, health, and location); data input in Excel; and community outreach. Mandatory Neighbourwoods tree inventory training will be provided on Friday, May 30, May 31 and June 1 at University of Toronto and costs for this training will be covered (a value of $50).

This position will require travel by foot through the neighbourhood and requires ability to work outdoors. Applicants should be Aged 18+, with good communication skills, experience using Microsoft Excel, and should have an interest in urban forestry or related fields. Experience with tree identification is an asset, but not required.

For more information about the tree inventory, please visit

To apply, please send your resume to along with a short letter outlining your interest in the position.

Please note that this internship is a volunteer position. The coordinators, community organizations, and trainers are all volunteering for this project. It is hoped that for some of the interns this position will provide training required to continue towards paid employment in urban forestry or at least to gain a greater appreciation for Toronto’s urban forest.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Environment Day is this Thursday, May 22, 2014

environment_days_park-MLaytonEnvironment Day for Ward 19 Trinity-Spadina takes place this Thursday, May 22 at Fred Hamilton Park (Roxton Road between Dundas and College) from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Come to Environment day to:

  • Drop off electronics and household hazardous waste
  • Drop off items for re-use such as clothing and school supplies
  • Collect free compost (remember to bring a shovel and containers to carry your compost)
  • Help tidy up our parks by picking up garbage left over from the spring thaw. Free rubber gloves and garbage bags will be provided.
  • Meet and great your local councillor and various community groups who are eager to show you some of the projects they have been working on.

There will also be FREE BBQ for all attendees!

Charles G Fraser’s Big Fun Fair, May 22, 2014

CharlesGFraser_funFairThe Charles G Fraser Junior Public School holds their annual Fun Fair on Thursday May 22nd from 4:00 to 7:00p.m.

Please join them for an evening of family fun with food, bouncy castles, raffles, a silent auction, entertainment and games.

If you are interested in volunteering some of your time or would like to donate items to our Silent Auction or Raffle Baskets, please contact us the school at 

Filming in Trinity Bellwoods Park on May 20, 2014

Filming Location and time: cropped-PANO_20111023_103034.jpgTrinity Bellwoods Park May 20th, 7am-11pm.

Details: Actors will be walking/talking in the park (cast and crew will be ~25 people); there may be popup style tent(s) depending on the weather; minimal equipment; the filming will not interfere with Tuesday’s farmers market.

Crew Parking Location and Time: Gore Vale Avenue (east or west side) between Queen St and Dundas St W; from 9am to 11:00pm.

Film Manager Contact Details: Moe Rai, 416-700-3554.