General

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

Trinity Bellwoods Park Flickr Group Pool

The Wikipedia entry

The Sheepdogs 2011 video shoot in the park

Garrison Creek history and Discovery Walk

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

PARKS

Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation Staff list

Park People: Toronto Alliance for Better Parks

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

Toronto Trees and Parks Foundation

Centre for Local Research into Public Space (CELOS

CELOS - Outdoor Icerink Handbook

CELOS - TORONTO’S OUTDOOR ARTIFICIAL ICE RINKS:   A MANUAL FOR RUNNING COMPRESSOR-COOLED OUTDOOR RINKS REALLY WELL 

CELOS – Cooking with Fire in a Public Space

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

Ontario Urban Forest Council 

Canadian Urban Forest Network

LEAF (Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests)

Urban Forest Stewardship Network

The Smithsonian's LeafSnap App

The Arbor Day Foundation's Tree ID App

ARBORETUMS & BOTANICAL GARDENS

The Royal Botanical Gardens, including their Arboretum in Hamilton with map

The Toronto Botanical Garden

The Morton Arboretum in Illinois. 

OUTDOOR & PUBLIC SPACES

Evergreen

SpacingToronto

OTHER LOCAL NEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS

Trinity Bellwoods Community Association
Trinity Bellwoods Community Association Facebook page

The Gleaner - a free community paper about our neighborhood

eBikes

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.

Contact Information

Phone: 392-0873

Complaints can also be made by e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

pdf 2011_Event_Guidelines.pdf

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

Where is the Park?

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 
Contact: Nellie Raposo-Demers, Permit Officer 416.338.2614 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  This would be if you wanted to put any sort of special event on in the park.  Permits are required for gatherings of over 25 people. Contact Nellie and she'll give you the skinny on the details.  Also this link to parks permits is very helpful too.

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

Elvie Biniola Permit officer: tel 416.392.0361 fx 416.392.1551, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Permit for Tennis Courts - information from the City of Toronto website, contact: 416.338.2572

General Complaints/Concerns Procedure for Parks, Forestry & Recreation

Dial 311
Customer service representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with access to over-the-phone interpreters that speak more than 180 languages. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.toronto.ca/311 twitter @311Toronto.

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
Email your complaint to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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
Brian Green - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - for comments, compliments, concerns about the park.  

Trinity Bellwoods Park Area General Supervisor
Peter White This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - for comments, compliments, concerns about the park.

Full Staff list of Parks, Forestry & Recreation
http://www.toronto.ca/city_directory/pdf/divisions/parks_forestry_recrea...

Urban Forestry Tree Protection
If you notice a street, private or park tree that may be threatened by nearby construction or other activity, check out the info page or contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Excessive amplification at an event in park 

Send your comments to Gus Michaels - District Manager, Municipal Licensing and Standards Branch - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  & for the record dial 311 & fyi Parks supervisor - see above.

Commemorative Trees & Benches 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 Ford, 416.771.3042 mobile, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 416.392.4009

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.
Director: Maryann Dibiagio at 416.392.6674 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Community Recreation Dept Liason for Trinity Recreation Centre - Kim Brown, - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OTHER

Queen West Art Crawl contact: www.queenwestartcrawl.com

Art in the Park summer kids camp / CARE after school program contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 dateUse the contact form.

 

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