mural survey, trees, lunch and fall fair news!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Does too much gravy have a scientifically proven effect on cognitive functioning?   I’ve been staring at the computer for 20 minutes and still, no clever theme is coming to mind.  How about this?  We live in a great neighbourhood, and it just keeps getting better and better.

Here are four things that prove that our neighbourhood is awesome:

1. Our subway station is getting upgraded, and we can give input into the mural that will be painted on the construction hoarding

(PS – Did you know that those boards around a construction site is called ‘hoarding’?  Well, now you know.)

A message from Susan Kohler, Senior Arts Consultant, East District Arts Services:
City on the Move, Young Artists in Transit – East is a partnership program between the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and Toronto Cultural Services with community partners Arts for Children and Youth and Children’s Peace Theatre, aimed at building youth skills in visual storytelling, self expression, engagement and community leadership.
As part of this project, murals are created by youth in the community under the leadership of a professional artist and a Youth Mentor, to be displayed on construction hoarding at transit stations.  To date, two murals have been painted for Coxwell Station to be installed in early 2014.  We hope you will help us on the design of the Woodbine mural by clicking on http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XR6PGXM  
The survey will take only a few minutes to complete. We really value your input!  Please forward to anyone you think may be interested in participating in the survey.
If you have any questions please email Susan here.

2. Our parks are getting more trees!

Thanks to Mary-Margaret McMahon for letting us know that East Lynn Park, Oakcrest Park and Merrill Bridge Park will all be getting new trees.   With the fall colours in full effect right now, I’m sure we are all appreciating our trees even more than usual.  We’ll let you know the details as they become available.

3. Our ice cream shop is staying open over the winter and has a mouth-watering lunch menu

Carter’s Ice Cream (3 Woodmount Ave, near Danforth and Woodbine) is now open over the winter. The hours are Mon-Fri 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and they will be serving ice cream and lunch!! You can also order birthday cakes all year.  “Like” them on Facebook to keep up with all their news.

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4. RH McGregor is having an awesome school fair on Saturday, October 26, 2013

555 Mortimer Avenue, October 26, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

R H McGregor Fall Fair

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