Latest news to share - a fall meeting!
Fall Park meeting Wed. Sept. 23rd, 6:30pm at Rec Centre
Held at Trinity Rec Centre, 155 Crawford St, Activity Room. We’ll be talking about all things park and get some updates on things. If you’d like to get involved or are interested in the green house, up coming pumpkin parade, adopt-a-tree, farmers’ market, then this the opportunity to get the lowdown and meet other like minded that care about this great park. Everyone is welcome. Draft agenda -Fall Park Day, paths, playground, bulletin board, Greenhouse, ATT, market, rogue art, trash. If you\'d like to add anything, please send to us by 21st please.
***download minutes from this meeting you missed right here....minutes_sept23_15_fotbp.pdf Under 'about' pull down menu on this site you can find more from past meetings.
Farmers\' Market food truck Tues event Sept. 22nd
These are your dinner plans for next Tuesday - come and do your weekly shop at market then take a night off cooking and enjoy delicious noshes from Caplansky\'s Thunderin\' Thelma and Brittany\'s Curbalicious food trucks. Not a bad way to welcome in the fall with some hot food truck food. Look for the market inspired dish too! Check \'em out folks, bring the family and friends. Plenty of food for all. www.caplanskys.com www.curbalicious.com
Dog Community news and important survey!
Although at this time of year it can feel like the dog people finally get to have the park to ourselves, please remember, it is always a shared space. Pick up your dog poop and dispose of it, along with cigarette butts and other random trash in the conveniently located bins. Pick up some burdock seeds too – this keeps the burrs from being stuck in your dogs’ fur and helps prevent distribution of this invasive plant. The leash by-laws are always in effect, so only let your dog off-leash in the designated off-leash area. Staying on-leash in the main part of the park means being respectful of the needs of other dog owners and park patrons. Not every leashed dog is comfortable being approached by an off-leash dog, and not every person is ok with it either. Being off-leash outside the dog bowl may result in a $240 fine!
If you’re concerned about our animal by-laws, you can participate in forming policy as the City of Toronto evaluates its current by-laws. This survey - link below - is trying to find out how people feel about the incidence of dog bites, and dogs that may pose a risk to public safety. The city currently has no policy on the books to deal with dangerous dogs and is also interested in enacting a policy of Responsible Pet Ownership. Participate by doing the survey, write to your city councillor and attend the public consultations. Our local consultation will be held on Monday, September 28 at City Hall, Committee Room 4, from 6 to 8 pm.
Rogue art in park
The Friends and community appreciate the whimsical and often inspring art that springs up. But, please artists, make it responsible art. Points to consider: Don’t damage the green space or deface park property.. Do not tie/nail/hang to any tree(s), especially the young ones. Essentially the art should leave no footprint and the artist should have a take down plan, with a limited installation time. If not, over time the piece will eventually get tattered and worn from the weather and not allow the art to be appreciated in the way it was intended. There could also be long term damage that is irreversible. And nobody is going to be happy about that. Please and thank you! note: the hammock one can only assume it was an installation, because it sure would not be wise to sit on, it was tied to wee branches of the young wee tree. No doubt all it would take is an adult to have a sit and they\'d be snapped off. FYI Toronto Arts Council will be starting a program for Arts in Parks this fall....go legit and apply for a grant!