General Park News

When:   Sunday, November 2, 2014, 1 - 3pm (Rain or Shine!)
Where:  Queen Street Main Gates
Bring: what you've got: Gloves, trowels.

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Winter is closing in...  let's think of the joy of spring blooms.  Join us for a short time or a couple of hours -- kids and dogs in a digging mood welcome!

Working in pairs would be great depending on how many people show up.  Park locations to be distributed on the day of the planting.

Norma, who has organised the event, adds:  I hope there are many among you who will join me on my first park day to soil your knees & blacken your fingernails & do a good thing!!

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Come to our Pumpkin Parade -- the evening after Hallowe'en!

When:   Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7pm
Where:  Footpath just north of the playground, east of Crawford

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This year, the Friends’ are hosting a pumpkin parade in the park! Bring your carved pumpkins to the footpath east of Crawford just north of the playground on Saturday, November 1st with a candle and they will all be lit at 7pm.  There'll be some warm apple cider from the Lucky Penny too!

Makes for a wonderful display, and the city will put them all in the compost the following morning!

Come check out the parade whether or not you have one to show off, it’s a real treat.

Oct. 21st at farmers' market, Charlie's Free Wheels will be accepting used bike donations for their cause www.charliesfreewheels.ca for deets about them.  Please dust off that old bike (in decent shape, no rust) and bring it to the market.  They will be a mechanic on site too!  Thanks @CycleToronto and @Cycle19 for partnering.

Oct. 28th is last day of market.  Also the deadline for the market postcard design contest,.  Must drop off submission by 7pm.  Please go to market tab on this site for more deets or www.tbfm.ca. Here's submission info tbfm_pstcrd_contest.pdf

Oct. 29th - Friends of Trinity Bellwoods Park community meeting. 7-830pm at Rec Centre, room tbd (it'll either be main flr or 2nd flr).  All are welcome.  We'll have reports and open discussions that concern you.  

October 4, 2014 • 6:53 pm to sunrise
A free all-night contemporary art event

Experience Toronto transformed by contemporary art projects created by hundreds of artists.

 

Texting Syria

Liam Maloney - Montreal, Canada

Interactive Installation

Thirty minutes south of the Syrian border, 16 refugee families live in tents erected within a disused slaughterhouse. At night, the men get on their mobile phones and text home, hoping for news from friends and relatives still trapped along the front lines of the civil war.

Photojournalist Liam Maloney photographed them in the dark, their faces lit only by the glow of the screens. With the squalor of their surroundings mercifully cloaked in darkness, they could be us, outside a club, checking our messages - but their communiques are matters of life and death. Using your own mobile phone, find out what they were saying to each other in this interactive installation.

Liam Maloney is an award-winning photojournalist who examines the toll of conflict on civilians and the stories that take us beyond the headlines.

Learn More

liammaloney.photoshelter.com/#!/index

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Queen Street & Strachan Avenue, 647 887-2058

This project is both indoors and outdoors.

 

 

Spearheaded by Toronto police’s 14 Division, the bike unit patrolled the Queen and Shaw streets park from early May to Sept. 1, handing out 1,625 verbal cautions along with pamphlets on park etiquette and 67 provincial offence notices at $125 each, a far cry from a City of Toronto bylaw ticket, which costs $360.

The project came about after a chaotic 2013 summer that left nearby residents annoyed and upset about the behaviour of parkgoers and overall disrespect for the area, Hogan said. Even City of Toronto park staff was at their wits end about the damage, vandalism and litter left behind after a weekend of illegal drinking in the park, he said.

“We had people riding motorcycles through here drunk, bringing in huge speakers, people urinating on people’s houses late at night, breaking things,” Hogan said. “It became a gong-show.”

See full article at InsideToronto.com

 

If you haven't done already, please do.  Your input is valuable because you good folk use it on a daily basis.  It takes perhaps 5-10 mins, with opportunity to write comments outside of the direct questions.

The City of Toronto wants to know a bit more about why you love parks and how you use them. This online survey takes five minutes to complete and is accessible until the end of September. Let 'em know your thoughts! And use 311!

Survey is at this link: https://cityoftoronto.fluidsurveys.com/s/parks_users/

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