Community Environment Day – Saturday April 25th - Fred Hamilton Park
It’s not in TBP, but hey, FHP are good neighbours and it’s all about the big picture - our environment. 10am to 2pm at Fred Hamilton Park, which runs along Shaw just south of College. Safe disposal of household hazardous waste amongst others, you know the drill by now e.g. drop off old electronics, household hazardous waste and other materials and much more. http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=e20d433112b02410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD
Compost Day – Saturday May 2nd
This is where your leaf and yard waste ends up – in a lovely compost pile in the park – for free! Councillor Mike Layton hosts ‘Compost Day’ and you will find our pile at the north end of the park near Dundas, east of Crawford between 10am to 11am Saturday May 2nd. Please remember to bring your own shovels and containers. Happy gardening! More deets www.toronto.ca/compost
Farmers’ Market starts May 5th, 3pm to 7pm
Our 9th season brings our committed vendors to the community for delicious local produce, product and just plain wonderful stuff. Aye, winter she be a harsh one and may well push back when some produce arrives on the tables….but we should have asparagus, root veggies (cold storage) and some leafy greens. Of course seedlings galore to get your own little garden going. Not to mention our amazing roster of prepared food artisans for those on the go. Oh and psst… Broken Stone Winery will be coming. Tweets @tbfarmersmarket, like us on facebook and visit our dedicated site www.tbfm.ca (under renos, keep checking it’ll be up soon!)
The Adopt-a-Tree Program is gearing up for another great season of newsaplings and graduates alike! More information will be sent out next week about the start of the season, confirming your tree if you are a current adopter, and info on how to sign up if you're interested in adopting a tree (there's no cost, just your time!). We expect to get many new trees this year and need as many hands as possible!
The giant yard sale event is on Sat. June 13th this year. Registration starts Monday May 11th starting at 9am by calling the Rec Centre front desk at 416.392.0743. Details will be supplied at point of registion. Please do not email the Friends for info, we are not involved with organizing. Thank you!
This weekend is 'Community clean up day.' The Friends haven't organized our usual clean up of the park this year. BUT, fair partk patrons, this does not prevent you from going out there and doing some trash pick up all on your own. Why do we need anyone to tell us when to clean up the park? Exactly. This shoud be an ongoing effort by the community. It's a way to take ownership and be responsible citizens. Set an example for your kids and friends - they will be so impressed. Highschool students, if you want some volunteer hours, let us know, we will be happy to coordinate. If you can't do it this weekend, do it any old time you like. Because we want to keep the park consistently clean of garbage, food waste and pet waste so that we can lounge and frolick on the green space uninhibited. Welcome summer!
Park People have issued some excellent tool kits that explains the how-to put on events in your park and/or how to initiate community building fun! They are excellent resources. The link to their website is below failing that, pdf's of handbooks below.
Ward 19 (yes that's us) Councillor Mike Layton is hosting a skating party on Sunday Jan. 25th, from 2-4pm. So strap on dem skates and bring the family and friends. Pssst. they'll be hot chocolate and cookies post skate! Yum.