It’s still a little early but…. GW32 & Beach Business Hub (BBH) are holding their first Christmas Eco Gift Wrap events, Sunday, Dec 15 and 22, noon to 4 p.m. at the Beach Business Hub, 2181 Queen St. E., #301.
Watch for our community calendar ad in the next two Beach Metro Newspapers for details.
Bring your presents to be wrapped beautifully in an eco-friendly way with re-purposed wrapping paper, bows, and creative touches. Gift wrap and cookie sale is by donation. Proceeds will be split between the Red Door Family Shelter’s Holiday Giving Program, and GW32 for future community greening initiatives.
Heritage Toronto is hosting an event with the following speakers & topics:
- Ontario Heritage Trust - trees as natural heritage resources
- Toronto Environmental Alliance -changes in environmental conservation in the last 25 years & what we can do to conserve our natural heritage
- City of Toronto – what the city is doing to conserve & enhance our heritage
- Toronto & Region Conservation Authority – management of our natural heritage water resources including river valleys, marshes, and the waterfront.
To register, see http://heritagetoronto.org/event/naturalheritagesymposium/
For an update on safety, markings & new cycling developments, see Martina’s most recent article in Beach Metro News:
To find out more about cycling in our ward, see: http://cycleto.ca/ward/32
The document shown below describes plants that were planted in Beech Habitat garden.
The following information is provided: category (e.g. tree, evergreen, shrub), name of plant, location in garden, type of bird that the plant attracts, and ‘appeal’ (why the bird likes that plant). For info, see habitat garden – plants for birds
Habitat Garden is a new garden for us this year that was designed to provide habitat for birds & butterflies. To help you identify butterflies that you may see, you can use these links:
Community members are joining together to ask the City of Toronto to install a “mid-block pedestrian traffic signal” on Woodbine Ave. between Queen Street East and Kingston Road.
There is not one valid crossing on Woodbine Ave. between Kingston Rd. & Queen St. even though there is a bus stop in between. A pedestrian traffic signal will make crossing this stretch of Woodbine much safer for all road users.
Please show your support for a proper crosswalk on this busy street: https://campaign.to/WalkAcrossWoodbine/