Ward 19 Free Compost and Community Environment Days: April 23 – May 22, 2016

environment_days_park-MLaytonEnvironment Day Saturday April 30: This year, Ward 19’s Community Environment Day takes place on Saturday, April 30 at Fred Hamilton Park between the hours of 10:00a.m. and 2:00p.m.

For a list of what you can drop off or pick up please visit the City’s website here.

Get your Free Compost!

Mike Layton’s office will be holding 8 local Compost Days to help all of the gardeners in the ward prepare for the growing season. This compost comes from your leaf and yard waste that the City collects as part of the waste reduction and recycling program.

Mike Layton will provide compost, rubber gloves, and garbage bags for anyone who would like to help me collect garbage left over from the winter thaw that has collected on the ground.

Please remember to bring your own shovels and containers to collect your free compost.

List of other Environment Day locations and dates:

Trinity Bellwoods Park (map)
Saturday, April 23 – 11:00 a.m.
On the north side of the park, east of Crawford Street

Dewson Jr and Sr Public School (map)
Sunday, April 24 – 10:00 a.m.
In the parking lot off of Dewson Street

Christie Pits (map)
Sunday, May 8 – 10:00 a.m.
At the Alex Duff Pool building parking lot

Senhor Santo Christo Catholic School (map)
Sunday, May 8 – 12:00 p.m.
In the parking lot off of Humbert Street

Essex Jr and Sr Public School (map)
Sunday, May 15 – 8:00 a.m.
In the front of the school, beside the lay-by on Essex Street

Healey Willan Park (map)
Saturday, May 21 – 10:00 a.m.
At the corner of Ulster Street and Euclid Avenue

Stanley Park North (map)
Saturday, May 21 – 12:00 p.m.
At the entrance off of Walnut Avenue, north of King Street

Art Eggleton Park (map)
Sunday, May 22 – 10:00 a.m.
Just north of Harbord, on the grassy clearing

Have questions about our Compost Days? Contact Marco Bianchi in Mike Layton’s office at mbianch@toronto.ca or call 416-392-4009. For more information, visit www.toronto.ca/compost.

Spring Clean of Dundas-Manning Parkette on Sunday April 24, 2016

dundas-manning-parkette~ Spring is here, summer is just around the corner – and our parkette needs a little love ~

In conjunction with the city-wide Community Clean-Up Days, come and take part in helping keep the city clean and green!

The Trinity Bellwoods B.I.A. is organizing a clean-up at the Dundas-Manning parkette. We are calling all local residents, business owners, and park enthusiasts to help us refresh and re-energize this community garden.

Join us for 30 minutes, 1 hour, or the whole morning for fun in the fresh air while we clean up and re-plant the Dundas-Manning community garden.

Date: Sunday, April 24th
Location: S.W. Corner of Dundas St W and Manning Ave
Time: 9am to 12pm

For more information, please contact our Project Manager
Cecelia Pye at tribellondundas@gmail.com.


Environment Day (Free Compost, eWaste Disposal) at Central Tech this Saturday

Joe Cressy is hosting a Ward 20 Community Environment Day this Saturday, April 2nd, 2016. It will be from 10am-2pm in the Central Tech parking lot.

Highlights will include:

  • Musical performances by local artists from the Open Tuning Festival
  • Free tree raffle
  • Free compost pick up
  • Donation of gently used items and safe disposal of household hazardous waste
  • Exchange your damaged green bin for a new one / pick up one if you’re a new resident
  • Learning about the City’s many green initiatives, and ways to make shrink your environmental footprint

Fort York Food Bank Fundraiser: The Lucky Ball 2016

Celebrate the Spirit of St. Patrick’s Day at the 4th Annual Lucky Ball on Thursday March 17. Event Details:

  • 7:00pm – 2:00am
  • Revival Bar – 783 College St.
  • Open Bar
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Silent Auction
  • Great Music
  • All for a Great Cause!
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Cocktail Attire
  • Tickets – $100 (plus admin fee)


100% of Proceeds Go Directly to the Fort York Food Bank (FYFB).

For more information on FYFB, please visit www.fyfb.com.

Great Heart Festival: Trinity Bellwoods “Unplugged”, June 18 – 21, 2015

The Great Heart Festival is a free, 4-day unplugged daytime music series in the heart of Trinity-Bellwoods park.

The ‘unplugged’ literally means that there will be zero electricity powering the performances. So you can expect to see/hear completely unique arrangements of songs from emerging musicians from Toronto, and around the world.

The festival has had some permit hurdles (full story via Toronto Star – link below), but the festival is a go. The full story is in the Toronto Star: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/05/31/john-tory-intervenes-for-local-music-fest.html

For more details, see the Great Heart Festival Facebook page.