The weather is going to be beautiful this weekend, so leave the car in the garage (yeah right, who has a garage??) and enjoy all that our wonderful neighbourhood has to offer. Here are some events this weekend:
– Hirut (2050 Danforth, near Woodbine) is re-opening after some renos, and will kick-off with Hirut Hoot, tonight (Friday) at 9pm. This is high quality comedy for only $5!
– Face to Face Games (2077A Danforth, above Pizza Pizza) is having a tournament night tonight at 7pm. Check out their website for details.
– Silly Goose Kids is having a weekend-long birthday party to celebrate three years of being awesome (my words, not theirs – they are very modest). Upshot for us is that there will be no tax on Saturday and Sunday, plus all kinds of fun and prizes too!
– Ankh Yoga (2017 Danforth @ Moberly) is having a workshop on Saturday from 1:00-3:00pm called Slow Down Momma – click here to check out their website for details on how to sign up, and to check out their list of amazing classes and workshops.
If you have an idea for an event or workshop going on this weekend, leave it in the comments, or post it to our Facebook page!
Danforth Construction Update
Thanks to Corrine McCabe for representing DECA at the update meetings and for providing this helpful update.
Work began on the north side of the Danforth at Woodbine and is proceeding east. This section should be complete by this weekend! They will grind and pave the road at the end of October. The contractor is currently on site repairing road cuts, which has to be done first so the road is useable, then they grind and re-pave all at once.
Urban Forestry have begun planting trees! They will be using three different types of species; 1) Locus: is one of the heartiest trees, salt and disease resistant, 2) Elm: using a new strain of Elm, they do well and are disease resistant, and 3) Maple – Norway, Silver and Crimson. They will apparently plant all year round, so we should get them all in before long.
Urban Forestry will water, weed and mulch the trees. They will begin by doing this weekly or bi-weekly when the trees are first planted.
With regard to Urban Forestry – I have read that Norway Maples, not a native species, have become an invasive species, replacing native trees. I think this program should look into that. We should only be planting native species because they are the best adapted to survive in their native setting. Just google Norway Maple and you will see. Here is one link that warns against planting it. http://www1.toronto.ca/city_of_toronto/parks_forestry__recreation/urban_forestry/files/pdf/Controlling_Invasive_Plants.pdf
I agree with Murray. I was surprised to see them on the list.
Thanks for the comments. A few DECA Board members had the same concern, so we’ll pass them on at the next meeting. Not sure what the rationale is for selecting those trees.