Summer Picnic With Strangers: Trinity Bellwoods Park, July 30th, 3pm

 

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Summer Picnic With Strangers is a casual gathering of all individuals who want to talk to someone they haven’t met before.

Details:
  • Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016
  • Time: 3:00 PM
  • Location: Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto, ON (map)

+ the crowd

Toronto’s diverse community of Strangers who want to talk to break the social barriers and meet each other

+ the vibe

happy summer gathering, conversations and inspirational talks throughout the day

+ bring:

your favourite side dish, friends, and a smile!

+ the organizers:

I TALK TO STRANGERS® Foundation (ITTS) is an American non-profit that creates events and partnerships promoting dialogue and collaborations among strangers.

Plenumigo International (‘fulfilment’ in Esperanto) is a multicultural community organization and coordinator of photography program for youth development.

Do FILM NIGHT: Free Outdoor Films (Kid-Friendly) on June 22, 2016 in the Park

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Trinity Bellwoods BIA is hosting their first-ever free outdoor movie night! The screening takes place in Trinity Bellwoods Park in the dog bowl. Join us on Wednesday, June 22nd at DUSK to watch a series of animated short films from the National Film Board. These animated shorts are from the “Best of the Best: Especially for Kids” series, which include Every Child, The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin, Blackfly, The Cat Came Back, Sand Castle, The Owl Whom Married A Goose, Evolution, Christmas Cracker and Monsieur Pointu.

Grab the kids, grab a blanket, and grab a bite at one of our local businesses. The following locations are offering take-away movie snacks for the event:

Scoop Shop by Sweet Sammies
$9 pints of ice cream. Ice cream flavours rotate regularly, including bestselling flavours like Salted Caramel Brownie Cheesecake, Malted Milk Chocolate, Ontario Strawberry, Cajeta, and Cashew Coffee Cacao Nib as well as vegan options.
808 Dundas St W, Open until 9pm
www.sweetsammies.ca

Odile Chocolat
$4 trio of chocolate truffles. Choose three dark chocolate truffles with a combination of ingredients like wines, herbs, spices and flowers.
829 Dundas St W, Open until 7:30pm
www.odilechocolat.com

The Pie Commission
$6.50 plus tax for a Pie-on-the-go. These Bloody Good Pies are offered in both savoury and sweet flavours, with fresh beef, chicken and vegetables as well as dessert pies.
887 Dundas St W, Open until 8pm
www.piecommission.com

*Please note the rain date for this event is Tuesday, June 29th at  DUSK.

This Saturday: Community Environment Day in Fred Hamilton Park (April 30th, 10am-2pm)

fred-hamilton-park-environment-compostCommunity Environment Day is a safe way to dispose of household hazardous waste and the other items listed below. You can also pick up free compost. Ward 19’s Environment Day also features many local organizations and associations that come out to let you know what they are working on and how you can get involved.

Join Mike Layton and enjoy a free Community BBQ hosted by the Friends of Roxton Road Parks.

Saturday, April 30, 2016
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Fred Hamilton Park (map)

Here are the items you can pick up and drop off at Environment Day:

Drop off for recycling/disposal

  • Cell phones, small electronics, and TVs
  • Printers, ink cartridges, fax machines, and computer parts
  • Household hazardous waste and unused medications
  • Oils, solvents, and pesticides
  • Propane tanks and fluorescent light bulbs

Pick up for FREE

  • Leaf Compost (limit one cubic metre per household)

Green Bins and Kitchen Containers

  • Bring damaged bins for exchange
  • Get new bins, bring proof of residence in the last 90 days

Donate to schools for reuse

  • Art supplies (e.g. pencils, markers, crayons, etc.)
  • Buttons, keys, and collectors’ coins and stamps
  • CDs and cases
  • Children’s books and clipboards
  • Costume jewellery including broken/old watches, dress-up clothing
  • Fabric pieces and yarn
  • 35 mm cameras and equipment

Donate for reuse

  • Sporting goods (e.g. skates, hockey equipment, bikes, rackets, etc.)
  • Books (excluding school/university curriculum books)
  • Medical equipment in good condition (e.g. eyeglasses, walking aids, hearing aids, etc.) Small household items (e.g. dishes, ornaments, kitchen utensils, artistic drawings, games, etc.)
  • Textiles in good condition (e.g. clothing, linens, etc.)
  • Non-perishable foods will be donated to a food bank.

*All donated items must be in very good condition*

Please do not bring: Construction waste, gasoline, garbage, wood, cassette and videotapes, commercial/industrial hazardous waste, and scrap metal.

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.

Details
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.

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