"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.
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?
When: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 7-8:30pm
Where: Trinity Recreation Centre on Crawford, main flor activity room (east end)
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!
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.
More information about the program is on the website.
Welcome Spring and the 8th year of the farmers' market! Starts May 6th at 3pm to 7pm, Shaw & Dundas West. Looks like it's going to be a sunny day, yay. Ether way, we will be there rain or shine on Tuesdays till October 28th. It is a soft opening, still early for farmers i.e. this harsh winter hasn't helped much. BUT fear not, seedlings can be got, baked goods and other tasty prepared foods. Woolerdale will be bringing some cold storage root vegies. As the weeks progress, what's available at market will increase. Follow us on twitter and facebook. Visit our dedicated site www.tbfm.ca for more. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Please, walk, ride, TTC to us. No smoking in market proper area. Pets much be on leash. Do not park on east curb of Shaw north of church OR along Dundas W. between Shaw & Crawford - this is 'permitted' for vendors only. Thank you!
Mark your calendars! The big yard sale in the park will be on Saturday, June 14th from 10-5. If you’re interested in selling some goods, please call the Trinity Bellwoods Community Centre directly at 416-392-0743 for details. Registration to sell stuff starts Monday, May 5th at 9am through the Parks, Forestry & Rec department with the bar code 2673729.
Table fee is $30 (or at least that was the fee for 2013) plus an additional garbage deposit of $20.00 which is paid the day of (cash only) as a deterrent for trash being left behind. The fee is returned once the site is inspected and all items cleared.
Thanks to Sian and Carolyn for these notes from the Thursday, April 3, 2014 meeting.
It was an interesting meeting that helped to clarify a few things and offered opportunities for enhancing park enjoyment!
The 'panel' in attendance included:
From the police:
From Peter White:
From the permit team:
From Troy Ford - Parks Ambassador
A couple of key takeaways:
UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED to April 11, 2014
Toronto's parks are often lively places, filled with people who make use of the wide range of space for various activities and events. As Toronto's population increases, so does the demand on our park space
Parks, Forestry and Recreation is doing a review of the park permit process that will examine the process for obtaining permits in parks, and the costs of permits and insurance. Information from the survey and public meeting will be included in a spring 2014 report to the Parks and Environment Committee.
PUBLIC MEETING: March 24
The city is also hosting a public meeting on the subject on March 24th at 6:30pm at Metro Hall.