OTHER TRINITY BELLWOODS PARK LINKS
Great Heart Festival of acoustic performances in the park
Clever Trinity Bellwoods Grid Map helps meet-ups
GetCandid stream of park users' instagram photos
Some history of Trinity College
Music in the park via Live in Bellwoods
Quadrocopter flyover of the park
Some bird sightings in the park
Love-letters in the park
Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation Staff list
Full list of other Local Parks Groups list at Park People site
Friends of McCormick Park - have an Adopt a Tree Program
Friends of Withrow Park - have an Adopt a Tree Program
CELOS - Outdoor Icerink Handbook
CELOS - TORONTO’S OUTDOOR ARTIFICIAL ICE RINKS: A MANUAL FOR RUNNING COMPRESSOR-COOLED OUTDOOR RINKS REALLY WELL
TREES & THE URBAN FOREST
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources "A Visual Guide to Identifying Emerald Ash Borer Damage"
Toronto City Urban Forestry Services
Federation of Ontario Naturalists paper “Urban Forests: An important part of our natural heritage”
The Arbor Day Foundation's Tree ID App
ARBORETUMS & BOTANICAL GARDENS
The Morton Arboretum in Illinois.
OUTDOOR & PUBLIC SPACES
OTHER LOCAL NEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS
The Gleaner - a free community paper about our neighborhood
We know there's been some confusion about this but please note that electric bicycles and scooters are NOT permitted in Trinity Bellwoods park if propelled by motor.
Per the city of Toronto website, eBikes of all kinds are classified as "motoroized recreational vehicles" under Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 608. Therefore they are not permitted on bike paths or foot paths in City of Toronto Parks.
They are only permitted in parks that allow vehicular traffic, excluding service roads and areas posted prohibiting public vehicular access. Trinity Bellwoods Park does not allow vehicular traffic.
Motorized vehicles (including e-bikes) may not be used on park multi-use paths. As with the City of Toronto bike lane bylaws, bicycles must be propelled by muscular power on parks' multi-use paths. If a motorized vehicle is used on a park path, the rider/driver may be fined $30 by bylaw enforcement officers. In City of Toronto Parks electric bicycles may be ridden on parks roads, but motors should not be used on parks paths and trails. The Waterfront Multi-Use path, Don Valley & Humber Multi-Use paths, are all considered parklands. The new railpath & Hydro corridor trails are considered linear parks. This means they also do not permit ebikes using motor power.
Toronto Municipal Code - Chapter 608 - Parks (Toronto Municipal Code Chapter to prohibit and regulate activities in City parks)(see definition of "Motorized Recreational Vehicle" at beginning of bylaw, also 608-30)
There's also more information at this City of Toronto site.
THIS IS A PEDESTRIAN SAFETY ISSUE.
If you wish to file a complaint about an e-bike in a City of Toronto multi-use path, please contact Municipal Licensing & Standards Parks Bylaw Enforcement.
Phone & Email is answered: Monday to Friday 6:00 am until 7:00 pm
Click on any of these topics below to help you find the answer to your quest.
Good information about permits, what's considered a special event, etc at this link for Parks, Forestry & Recreation's General Permit Information
Information about Picnics and Social Gatherings in public parks
More information on Bylaws pertaining to commercial enterprises in the park.
608-46. Sale of merchandise, trade or business.
A. Unless authorized by permit, no person shall, while in a park, sell or offer or display for sale:
(1) Any food, drink or refreshment;
(2) Any goods, wares, merchandise or articles, including promotional material, souvenirs and novelties; or
(3) Any art, skill, service or work.
B. While in a park, no person shall practice, carry on, conduct or solicit for a trade, occupation, business or profession.
608-47. Filming and videotaping.
While in a park, no person shall take or permit to be taken for remuneration any film, photograph, videotape or television broadcast unless permitted under the City’s film by-law and authorized by permit from the Toronto Film and Television Office.
608-48. Advertising devices and signs.
A. Unless authorized by permit, no person shall:
(1) While in a park distribute, discard, or display a sign or advertising device; or
(2) Post, nail, attach, stencil or otherwise fasten or erect a sign or advertising device to park property.
B. The Commissioner may, at any time and without notice, remove a sign or advertising device in the course of periodic cleaning or maintenance operations or where the sign or advertising device has been displayed contrary to the provisions of this chapter, unless erected in accordance with approval from the Commissioner as part of a promotional or sponsorship arrangement with the City, in which case the sign or advertising device shall not be removed until the time agreed between the parties.
C. A sign or advertising device removed under Subsection B may be destroyed or otherwise disposed of by the person authorized to remove it, without notice or compensation to any person who has an interest in the sign or advertising device.
D. Where an illegal sign or advertising device has been removed under Subsection B, any person responsible for erecting, attaching, placing or displaying, or causing or permitting the erecting, attaching, placing or displaying, of the sign or advertising device in contravention of this chapter shall, in addition to any other fine or penalty that may be imposed for an offence under this chapter, be required to pay the City the actual cost of removal and disposal of the sign or advertising device.
Permit applications for Special Events in Park
Permit for picnic - large groups
contact: 416-392-8188 or the Picnics & Social Gatherings page at the city's website.
Permit for sports field, rink, film
Permit for Tennis Courts - information from the City of Toronto website, contact: 416.338.2572
General Complaints/Concerns Procedure for Parks, Forestry & Recreation
Tip#1 - it's always a good idea to cover your calls to any of the below contacts with a 311 call because it puts your concern on the 'record' and because 311 is centralized.
Details at this link: http://www.toronto.ca/parks/complaintsprocedure.htm
In the subject line, please indicate "Attention: Complaint Handling"
Police ‘Community Response Unit‘ - Main number: 416-808-1437
Police non-emergency #416.808.2222
Trinity Bellwoods Park Supervisor
Trinity Bellwoods Park Area General Supervisor
Full Staff list of Parks, Forestry & Recreation
Urban Forestry Tree Protection
Excessive amplification at an event in park
Commemorative Trees & Benches
Streets to Homes Program
Streets to Homes delivers street outreach and housing assistance to street-involved people in Toronto. The service is 24/7 in the downtown core and during the day and evening throughout the rest of the city. Dial 311.
Parks Ambassador -
Troy works for PF&R and his focus of work is around homeless people activity in parks, but also educates park patrons about park bylaws. He does good work and welcomes community involvement. If you do call, please double up with a 311 call for the 'record'.
Ward 19 Councillor, Mike Layton
Trinity Bellwoods Community Centre
Main phone # (416) 392-0743 or 0742
The Rec Centre staff organise the annual Giant Yard Sale -- call or email them for detail.
Queen West Art Crawl contact: www.queenwestartcrawl.com
Park People www.parkpeople.ca They are a great resource about what's going on in parks across the GTA.
Recycling this is VERY helpful. http://www.toronto.ca/recycling
Please let us know if any of these links are out of date. Use the contact form.