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Friends of Trinity Bellwoods' General Meeting

When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 7-8:30pm
Where: Trinity Recreation Centre on Crawford, 2nd floor landing
Meeting Chair: Sian Owen


Sian, who's volunteered to be our trusty Chairperson for the next few Friends of Trinity Bellwoods Park General Meetings, is looking for your input in advance of the meeting on July 23rd.

Specifically, she's looking for feedback from everyone about the park and its use, ie: what's good, what's a drag -- it's a check-in opportunity.

In her walks around the park she's come across caterers who want to help on FoTBP's Park Days, and dog owners who want to hold a fund-raiser for something in the bowl (not a fountain). She's found that all were stunned at how the park has so little financial support from the city with many offering help. 

She's looking to get the word out that there ways our park neighbors and users can find common ground to help improve the park and the park experience for all of us.

So far the top-line Agenda items for the meeting include:

-Fireworks in the park
-Donation Stations
-Bike Valet at the market
-Movie Nights in the Park
-Activities for Fall Park Day 2014


Send us your feedback about the park:  What's good, what's a drag?

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And/or come to the meeting!

Tree Tour in our Park this week

When:  Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Where:  Meet behind Trinity Community Recreation Centre
Cost:  $5.00 suggested donation

Registration Recommended

FoTBP is pleased to co-sponsor this tree tour in our park led by the knowledgeable folks at LEAF.  How can we make better use of our urban wood? Join us on this tour to hear from local arborists and woodworkers who are trying to do just that! You’ll hear the story of one big maple tree that fell during the ice storm, and see how it’s been transformed into a live edge bench by a local woodworker. Plus, you’ll learn how pests like the Emerald Ash Borer impact our urban forest – and what this means for woodworkers.

FoTBP's own Adopt-A-Tree Coordinator, Laura Jamer, is co-leading the tour and will speak about the program.

Tour Leaders:

Andrew Baughn, Eco Tree Co.
Adam Dalgarno, Rusted Maple Carpentry and Design
Laura Jamer, Friends of Trinity Bellwoods Park
Erin MacDonald, LEAF


Finally, some multi-use path improvements!  South end of park, near Gorevale and Queen.  Yes, and the path leading to the alley will have a dip, so anyone on wheels, this will be a welcome additon. Be patient, it won't take them too long. It's gonna be great.  NOTE: any path in a park is 'multi-use' which means, to be shared by all - with respect.  They are NOT dedicated to any one mode of mobility.

TBP new paved paths June 2014

Trinity Bellwoods neighbourhood is excited to start the second year of an extensive tree inventory of the neighborhood trees and is offering the following:

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


For more information about the tree inventory, please visit

"Music in the park: How loud is too loud?"  Many users of Trinity Bellwoods Park have been asking the same question.  And it's the subject of an interesting  Toronto Star article today.


Brenden Lee, 24, strums his guitar while kicking back in Trinity Bellwoods Park on Thursday. As park season ramps up in Toronto, some are asking how to strike a balance between noisier and quieter activities in our shared green spaces.

Photo: Alex Ballingall / Toronto Star


By what right do people take to a city green space for such a spontaneous rock-out? What are the limits of private behaviour in a public place?


1. Spring General Meeting - May 29th

Do you have a special concern, interest, idea or query about the park?  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and it can be added to the agenda, or just show up and it can be added at the meeting.

When: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 7-8:30pm
Where: Trinity Recreation Centre on Crawford, main flor activity room (east end)

Chair: Sian

  1.  Welcome & Intro - Chair
  2. Social Media Report - Carolyn, Laura, Michaelle
  3. Adopt a Tree – Michaelle
  4. Greenhouse - Elizabeth
  5. Market –Carolyn
  6. Park Days - Patricia
  7. Park Events this summer
  8. Park Supervisor Updates - Brian
  9. Councillor Layton’s office Updates & Queries -Layton
  10. Updates
    1. John Gibson House Issues – tbc
    2. Dog  Area Fountain Installation - tbc
    3. Park Safety Audit - Sian
    4. Donation Station Developments – Sian
  11. Budget – Sian
  12. Finalize next Chair
    1. Identify items for next meeting

2. Spring Park Day - June 1st, 10am to 1pm

Our annual love-in for the park -- plantings, mulchings, and a time to get together. 

Come spend a few hours gardening and planting and helping to care for the park, or drop by for a shorter time to lend a hand or sign up to water a tree or the Greenhouse beds this summer.

More deets soon!

3. Wanted: new Adopt a Tree Coordinator

Friends of Trinity Bellwoods Park's long-time Adopt A Tree coordinator is no longer living close to the park and has her eye on a parkette to start another Adopt a Tree (AAT) program in -- so she is looking for a new tree-park-lover to take over as FoTBP AAT Coordinator.  It's a volunteer position.

Could that be you?

Or perhaps you and a few friends?

The FoTBP AAT program was started in 2006 by Jenna Hofbauer and Michaelle took over as its Coordinator in spring 2008.  It's a true grass-roots initiative which continues to be run by volunteer neighbors of the park who want to ensure the sapling trees have a  fighting chance of surviving.

It's such a great idea that it's been taken up by many others around the city including Park People which has just launched it as "Adopt a Park Tree". 

Congratulations to all of us for being such great role-models!

What's involved?  The basics are liasing with the our Park Supervisor about the water sources, installing buggies/jugs/locks in spring and removing them in the fall, finding neighborhood volunteers to adopt new saplings for four years, and showing them what needs to be done. Occasional requests to speak to other groups or to the media about the program (oh la la).

A great way to give back to the park, and to be involved with the tree planting plans for the future.

If you are interested -- or think you might be -- don't hesitate to contact Michaelle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More information about the program is on the website


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