Second Weekend of ActiveTO

Second Weekend of ActiveTO

As ActiveTO kicks off its second weekend, the following streets will be closed to motor vehicle traffic, to allow more cyclists and pedestrians to enjoy the space:

Bayview Avenue, between Front Street East and Rosedale Valley Road, as well as River Street between Bayview Avenue and Spruce Street
Lake Shore Boulevard East (eastbound lanes only), between Leslie Street and Woodbine Avenue.

The closures will be in place beginning Saturday, May 8 at 6 a.m. until Sunday, May 9 at 9 p.m

As well, roads through High Park will be …

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Free Dance Classes From TO Live!

Free Dance Classes From TO Live!

Next week, TO Live, in partnership with Parks, Recreation and Forestry is hosting free online dance classes for youth aged 14-24.

Called STOMP, there will be 5 different programs to develop dance performance and choreography skills.

Spaces are limited so if you are interested, visit the website to learn more.

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ActiveTO Starts This Weekend

ActiveTO Starts This Weekend

This weekend, portions of Bayview Ave, River St. and Lake Shore East will be closed to motor vehicle traffic, to allow more cyclists and pedestrians to enjoy the space.

There will be a number of different cycling locations over the course of the spring and summer. We will let you know about them over the course of future newsletters.

As a reminder, if you wish to use the routes, you should do so only with members of their own household and access them by bike or as …

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Hot Docs Kicks Off!

Hot Docs Kicks Off!

The Hot Docs festival has returned this year, running until May 9. One good part about the festival being online to COVID-19 is that instead of waiting for hours in line, you can stream films directly to your computer! A full list of the movies being shown can be accessed here.

With everything that’s going on, festivals like Hot Docs need our support, and they are making it incredibly easy, so there’s never been a better time to be a movie buff. So grab some takeout …

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TPL Program puts the Focus on the Renaissance

TPL Program puts the Focus on the Renaissance

While we’re all stuck again in a stay-at-home order, the Toronto Public Library continues to offer live and online educational programming to help keep our minds busy.  All programs are free of charge, and no library card is required.  You can review their full range of upcoming Crowdcast programming here.

The next event is a discussion of the rise of oil painting during the European Renaissance.  Bernice Iarocci, Lecturer from the University of Toronto’s Visual Studies department leads the look at the origins of oil painting …

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Clean Willowdale & Earth Day 2021

Clean Willowdale & Earth Day 2021

Clean Willowdale to Celebrate Earth Day

The usually scheduled “CleanTo” has been postponed to the fall season. And yet Willowdale’s green spaces, sidewalks, and roads need to be cleaned.

Councillor Filion is thrilled to provide every registered household with garbage bags, gloves, and a guaranteed pick-up of collected waste.

If you are interested then please complete the form below and you will receive a confirmation from Jesse James. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns then please don’t hesitate to contact Jesse: jesse.james@toronto.ca, or 416-338-5298.

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Urban Gardening Seminar

Urban Gardening Seminar

If you’re interested in learning to garden, our office, in partnership with Steven Biggs, Parkview Neighbourhood Garden, and the North York Garden Club, will be hosting an online seminar about basic urban gardening on Wednesday April 7th, from 7 – 8:30pm.

Topics covered will include:

Organic vegetable and herb gardening in containers and small spaces;
Indoor seed starting; and
How to grow vegetables and herbs in your yard.

This online workshop is organized by Councillor Filion’s office, in partnership with community groups and garden instructors including Steven Biggs, Parkview Neighbourhood …

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Support Live Music with City Hall Live!

Support Live Music with City Hall Live!

Looking to support music in the city and enjoy a great concert at the same time? The City of Toronto has partnered with Unison Benevolent Fund to launch City Hall Live Spotlight (CHLS) , a weekly livestreamed concert series to support the local music industry and provide Toronto residents with music experiences at home.

The program kicked off yesterday Thursday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m. online, livestreamed from the Phoenix Concert Theatre and is scheduled to run weekly through the spring.

Performances will be available at https://www.facebook.com/CityHallLiveSpotlight …

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Park Improvement Consultations

Park Improvement Consultations

Park Improvement Consultations in March 2021

Please join the consultations about park improvements for the following parks in Willowdale:

 

Lansing/West Lansing on MARCH 16th @ 7:30pm

Parks: Gwendolen Park, Albert Standing Park, and Harlandale Parkette

LINK: https://toronto.webex.com/toronto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e86e4f207aeffefe95b1e0b1c9acaa04e

Password: TragicallyHip

Event number: 133 978 3458

 

Silverview Park on MARCH 23rd @ 7:30pm

LINK: https://toronto.webex.com/toronto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e86e4f207aeffefe95b1e0b1c9acaa04e

Password: Arkells

Event number: 133 334 9494

 

Willowdale Park on MARCH 30th @ 7:30pm

LINK: https://toronto.webex.com/toronto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e4342ba072f57a23a1b0f9ae40dad2b82

Password: TheBand

Event number: 133 391 8563

 

If you have any questions then please contact Nicole Hausman: Nicole.Hausman@Toronto.ca

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Willowdale Natural Ice Rink Status

Willowdale Natural Ice Rink Status

Ice Rink Status: 4 CLOSED due to end of season

(Last updated March 8, 2021)

Willowdale is home to 4 natural rinks this winter.

To make it easier for residents to find details about accessing the natural rinks, our office will be providing updates periodically on the status of the natural rinks. Please note: do not skate on the rinks if temperatures are at 0 degrees Celsius or higher – it will damage the rink!

As per Toronto regulations, Due to COVID-19 the following additional rules are in place:

Physical …

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Catch a Concert with City Hall Live

Catch a Concert with City Hall Live

Looking to support music in the city and enjoy a great concert at the same time? The City of Toronto has partnered with Unison Benevolent Fund to launch City Hall Live Spotlight, a weekly livestreamed concert series to support the local music industry and provide Toronto residents with music experiences at home.

The program kicks off next Thursday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m. online, livestreamed from the Phoenix Concert Theatre and is scheduled to run weekly through the spring. The first performance of the series will …

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Skating at Mel Lastman Square Starts Tomorrow

Skating at Mel Lastman Square Starts Tomorrow

The ice is already on the rink at Mel Lastman Square, ready for tomorrow’s (November 28) opening. The rink is scheduled to be open from 10 to 10 each day.

There are several new measures, to keep users safe during the pandemic, that you should be aware of if you are planning to go for a skate.

There is a limit of 25 skaters at one time
Skate times will be run in 45-minute sessions
Skaters must stay 2 metres away from anyone outside their household
You can reserve a …

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