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/
Our second community garden has been planted!
Great weather as six of us laid out and then planted ‘Beech Habitat Garden’ outside Beech Pharmacy on Kingston Road on Saturday May 18th.
Our Habitat Garden will provide habitat and food for butterflies, bees and birds. Included are trees (birch, serviceberry, plus evergreens) and bushes to provide shelter. There are also numerous grasses, perennials and groundcovers. Catkins, berries, seeds and flowers in the garden will provide a feast for butterflies and birds!
Our volunteers, meanwhile, had their own feast (cheeses and pastries) after we were done… provided by the local stores on Kingston Road!
Did you know that there is a bronze tree/art installation in Woodbine Park? Click on the link to see a map, see the circle of trees & listen to the artist!
Two weeding sessions in the last couple of weeks with Friends of Woodbine Park (FOWP), and GW32 volunteers.
Hard to believe the size of some of the dandelions! The many daffodils look wonderful!
Beech Habitat Garden is a new garden that we are planting on Sat. May 18th at the corner of Beech Ave. and Kingston Rd. (rain date May 19).
The garden will have include evergreens, grasses, trees & perennials (including many with berries & seeds), and will provide shelter & food for butterflies & birds.
The garden is a joint project with GW32, the City of Toronto and the owner of the Beech Pharmacy/Medical building. Planting will start at 10:30. Please join us on our planting day!
If you would like to help, we will have a few extra spades &/or trowels (but likely not enough for everyone) so if you can bring your own that would be great!
Honor the memory and ideas of urbanist Jane Jacobs by going on a free walk this weekend!
Walks led/co-led by Councillor McMahon:
The Mighty Oaks of the Beach
Saturday, May 4th at 2 pm
Meet at northwest corner of Queen St. and Glen Manor Dr.
Spooky Spirit Ghost Tour of St. John’s Cemetery
Saturday, May 4th at 7:30 pm
Meet at St. John’s Norway Church parking lot
Tap to Toilet 2013
Sunday, May 5th at 1 pm
Meet at Nursewood Rd. and Queen St. (Neville Park loop)
Other Jane’s Walks happening in Ward 32:
The Other Danforth: The Life and Death of Upper Midway
Saturday, May 4th at 10 am
Meet in front of Wise Guys nightclub, 2301 Danforth Ave.
Where Will the Next Generation Live?
Sunday, May 5th at 1 pm
Meet outside front entrance of Roden Public School, 151 Hiawatha Road
We all know about climate change, but don’t always do the things we could!
At our most recent GW32 meeting, Rob Shirkey, a local environmentalist, presented his initiative to raise awareness of climate change issues in a creative and inexpensive way!
We encourage everyone to visit his site & learn about this really innovative campaign! http://ourhorizon.org/