Hailstorms on Mother’s Day? Snow in mid-May? Frost warnings right after everyone planted their flowers? (Score 1 for the procrastinators!) If this retro weather has got you down, here is some neighbourhood news to pick you up.
Let’s get down to business. First off, thanks to Som Seif for the great talk about getting started on investing – those of us who put learning ahead of hockey last night are sure glad we did. We left feeling empowered and ready to take charge of our financial futures, which is not too shabby for a Monday! Thanks also to Lazy Daisy’s Cafe for hosting us.
Since I’m procrastinating doing a family budget, let’s catch you up on some of the events and news from the neighbourhood…
Community Environment Days – May 16 and June 1
- Councillor McMahon’s – May 16 @ Ted Reeve Arena from 4:00 -8:00 p.m., 175 Main St. (enter off Ted Reeve Dr., north of Gerrard St.)
- Councillor Davis’ – June 1 @ East York Memorial Arena Parking Lot, 888 Cosburn Avenue from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
From Councillor McMahon:
Join Councillor McMahon and the City of Toronto for Ward 32’s Enviro Day & Festival! After dropping off your items for recycling and donation, stop by one of the tables for information on various environmental initiatives. Stay to have a BBQ’d hot dog/veggie dog and listen to live music, and of course, don’t forget your compost!
Read here for more information about Community Environment Days.
From Councillor Davis:
The weather is finally getting warmer and it is time for our annual Environment Day. This year, Environment Day in Ward 31 will be held on Saturday June 1, 2013, at the East York Memorial Arena Parking Lot, at 888 Cosburn Avenue. And once again, it is rain or shine!
- Pick up a new Backyard Composter, Green Bin, Kitchen Container or Free Compost.
- Drop off unused Computer Equipment, Cellphones, TV’s, radios, VCRs, paint, batteries, medication, propane tanks, or fluorescent bulbs.
- Donate school art supplies such as buttons, keys, stamps, cork, cd’s, books, jewelry, fabric or cameras
- Donate supplies for reuse including sporting goods, textbooks, glasses, hearing aids, dishes, ornaments, kitchen utensils, clothes, linens and even food.
Come learn chat with local community and environment groups. Enjoy children’s crafts and entertainment. Help keep our communities clean and green.
DECA’s Danforth East Arts Fair Application Deadline
The Danforth East Arts Fair(one of DECA’s hallmark events!) is only a few months away and the application deadline is coming up on May 31, 2013. Get your applications in! Visit the website at: www.deca-arts.ca for more information.
Tree Care 101 (June 1, 2013)
Thanks to our friends and neighbours at the Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association for co-organizing this wonderful event with DECA’s tree group!
Learn to care for your trees, including how to mulch! Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m., Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Wright Room, 79 Hiawatha Road (three short blocks west of Coxwell Ave., south of Gerrard Ave. E.).
Delivered by your LEAF tree expert
- Learn to care for your trees, the basics: mulching & watering
- Presentation and opportunity for supervised hands-on practice with a tree!
Held in conjunction with:
- Neighbourhood Tree Stewardship Project
- Danforth East Community Association Tree Group
- Major sponsor Anne Howatt, hosted by NUUC, donations welcome
Film Screening @ Coxwell Library (June 5, 2013)
We assume that this is free. We’ll let you know if we’re wrong about that.
Colour Creative Summer Camps
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Did you know that you can call 311 to get an extra green bin for free, or to change the size of your garbage and recycling bins? The smaller your garbage bin, the less you pay on your bill!