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.