Mel from Cedar Glen Organic Farm was also on hand at the YMCA event. She had a stall set up with produce for sale with ground cherries, melons, peppers, kale, and eggplants, and free packages of thyme and sage to sample at home. Having a food market again in St. Andrew's Playground would be fabulous, reminiscent of the summer of 2009.
Thursday October 5 was the official ground-breaking for the 'McDonald Family YMCA'. Instead of a shovel, a time capsule would mark the event. The GDNA was invited to add something. A protected copy of our letter of support to City Council was chosen, along with a photo of the volunteer crew from the spring 2017 cleanup of St. Andrew's Playground to show the neighbours in favour of a community centre and physical facility. Cheers to the McDonald Family for their philanthropy!
Toronto City Council will decide today on whether homeowners can keep up to four hens in their backyard. However, roosters will not be permitted due to their potential noise. Obviously this concern arises from Councillors who have no idea what level of noise residents in Ward 20 endure long before the dawn on a regular basis. Crowing might be a nice change.
The artist of this piece of functional street art has completed her work, and Spadina is more colourful as a result!
Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
Han Dong's Summer Newsletter has three Heritage Walking Tours listed but the Workers' History tour caught my eye. It starts at Spadina and College (southeast corner) and finishes at Queen. The tour might head south on Beverly near the AGO and pass in front of the historic Chinese Garment Workers' building:
A $10 contribution from those participating is appreciated. Please forward any photos from the tour on the history of the neighbourhood for posting to this blog. Enjoy the walk!
A Toronto entrepreneur! Cycles at 707 Dundas is a full service bike shop. If you're outside the 'hood and need a tune up or other assistance, stop by and say hello to the owner. Thanks for the chat!
Congratulations on another successful gathering courtesy of the Laneway Project! Rush Lane between Augusta and Portland was the place to be Sunday with hundreds of people enjoying laneway life. Activities included brightening up waste bins, games of giant checkers, Jenga, and ping pong, and a record swap, but it was the fabulous drumming and live music which helped maintain the vibe throughout the afternoon. Food was laid on by members of the Queen Street BIA and drink stations were there to quench a thirst, all helped add colour and bring excitement to the 'hood. Even the Alex Wilson Community Garden, welcomed many visitors appreciative of the green space in this corner of the city. Thanks to all for coming, and cheers again!
City Council passed this proposal 35:4 on July 7th with one significant amendment ... that licensed taxicabs be exempted from through-movement prohibitions from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM "to aid in safely and effectively dissipating people from nightlife activity on King Street West". To read the entire history and wording of this item, access:
Great windows from DeSerres on Spadina. This one is full of colour - Yay Pride indeed!
As a cyclist I just had to stop. Canadian pride since 1908. Congratulations DeSerres, and Happy 150!