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!

Jane’s Walk on Garrison Creek this Sunday May 4th, 2014

Rediscover past landscapes by attend this week’s Jane’s Walk, which starts in Christie Pits and ends in Trinity Bellwoods Park. Read on for more info.

Landscape Archaeology of Garrison Creek

May 4, 2014 | 01:30 PM – start point : There’s a bench in the park on the west side of Christie Street

The picture shows some of the houses that are buried beneath the Metro Store at College and Crawford, the bridge in the background carried Shaw Street over a tributary of Garrison Creek. Our City is a palimpsest; past landscapes are obscured by streets, houses and other improvements. This walk is about finding clues that reveal the original topography.   We’re going to look at sewer grates, retaining walls, finish floor levels and trees in an attempt to reconstruct the vanished landscape.

Walk Leader:  Jon Harstone

Jon Harstone is an author and local historian who lives in the west end of Toronto. With a background in architectural history and archaeology, Jon is a former board member of Heritage Toronto (formerly the Toronto Historical Board) and the former Chair of the Toronto Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee (LACAC).

Please check out this and all Jane’s Walks at their website.


Trinity Bellwoods Farmers Market Starts on May 6th, 2014

Photo by Jabbazg

Photo by Jabbazg

The farmer’s market is now in its 8th season!

Come and visit the market, which is re-starting on May 6th, 2014. The market is located at the North West Corner of Trinity Bellwoods Park from 3pm – 7pm every Tuesday.

Look out for early spring crops (peas, rapini, radish, spinach and arugula) as well as cheeses, bread, meat (goat new this season), fish, preserves, baked goods and more!

For more information visit the TBFM Website.

Roxton Road Parks 2014 Calendar – Now Available

Back for a second year, we have a beautiful 2014 calendar featuring historic photos of our neighbourhood available for sale, just in time for holiday gift giving!The 12-month calendar includes historical photos and maps from the City of Toronto Archives showing what the neighbourhood around our parks looked like in times gone by. See what College Street, Dundas Street and the remains of Garrison Greek looked like in the 1900s.


2014 Calendar available for just $10

Priced at just $10, the Friends of Roxton Road Parks 2014 Calendar is a great gift for those on your list as well as for you and your family. This limited-edition calendar is printed on FSC-certified paper and includes historic photos and maps courtesy of the City of Toronto Archives.

Proceeds from the sale of the 2014 Friends of Roxton Road Parks calendars support the work of the History Sub-Committee in sharing and celebrating the heritage of our parks and neighbourhood.


Dundas St, west of Ossington Ave, showing streetcars on sunken track, due to sewer construction, March 1931.

Buy your calendar now: Online, in person, or over the phone

Click here to visit our ShopLocket page and order your calendar now! We accept cash and major credit cards via Paypal (you do not need to have a Paypal account to order). Once you order, we’ll contact you to arrange local Toronto pickup or delivery.

Calendars are also available at The Tampered Press for $10, cash only. The Tampered Press is located at 256-B Crawford (Dundas and Crawford, entrance off Dundas Street) — just ask for the calendar at the counter. Thanks to Caitlyn and the staff at The Tampered Press!

Lastly, calendars may be ordered by emailing susan@utopia.ca or danielle@utopia.ca directly, or by calling 416-535-6710. We’ll make arrangements for delivery and payment upon ordering.

Order early! We printed a limited quantity and the uniqueness, quality and price will make this special calendar sell out!

And, thank you, as always, for your support.


College Street

Neighborhood Updates: Happy Hooker Liquor License Application; and Committee of Adjustment Meeting for 964 Queen St. W

Dundas West Liquor License Application

The Happy Hooker (fish sandwich and taco shop on Dundas West) has applied for a Liquor License. If you have any concerns or objections, please contact Ashley DeSilva in Mike Layton’s office by emailing her at adasilv2@toronto.ca.

Public Hearings for 964 Queen W on December 11, 2013

964 Queen Street West has filed for a variance with the city’s committee of adjustment department. If the changes affect you, be sure to attend the public hearing on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 2pm (Toronto City Hall, Committee Room 2). Please see the specific notice below for more details.

PURPOSE OF THE APPLICATION: To alter a three-storey mixed use residential building, currently, containing three residential units, by constructing a four storey rear addition; including, the addition of a fourth residential unit.
MEETING DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Committee Room 2, Second Floor, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St W, M5H 2N2

964 Queen St W Notice
964 Queen St W Plans