Tree For Me - Parkdale | Greenest City
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Tree For Me - Parkdale | Greenest City

On June 2, 2018 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Greenest City is hosting a Tree for Me event here in Parkdale. Tree for Me is an initiative by the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation and the Toronto City to reach 40% tree cover in Toronto. 

We'll share some tips on planting and caring for your new tree when you pick it up. 
How can you participate? Please follow the following steps:
1) Go to www.treeforme.ca/event-listings-1/greenest-city
2) Match yourself with the right tree by May 25th, 2018
3) Register online or call 416-465-7555
4) Pick up your tree or shrub on June 2, 2018 at the Tsering Milky Way Garden
Lets work together to make our city greener! 40% is our goal.

We also have volunteer opportunities for this event. Please follow the link to learn more.

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Spring into Parkdale
May
12
10:30 AM10:30

Spring into Parkdale

The 6th Annual Spring Into Parkdale Festival kicks off Saturday May 12th, 2018 along Queen Street West from Roncesvalles Ave to Dufferin Street.

1.4km Sidewalk Sale - 150+ vendors - free entertainment - 10,000sqft Foodora Night Market showcasing local Chefs - 10,000sqft Kids Zone brought to you by The Boulevard Club - Community Zone brought to you by Adam Helps - Zero Waste Fair hosted by Zero Waste Hub Toronto and a Little Tibet Zone brought to you by Students for a Free Tibet Canada plus so much more

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Earth Hour Candlelight Walk | Parkdale & Roncesvalles Walk
Mar
24
8:30 PM20:30

Earth Hour Candlelight Walk | Parkdale & Roncesvalles Walk

Earth Hour Candlelight Walk | Parkdale Meets Roncesvalles

Greenest City will host the Parkdale walk beginning at the globe in front of Parkdale library at 8:30pm. Bring a candle in a jar if you can.  As we walk west we will talk about our community's blackout preparedness and steps to take to be safe and support your neighbours!

The walk ends at the intersection of King, Queen, Roncesvalle and The Queensway where we meet our Roncevalles neighbours joining us from their walk south down Roncy. 

Learn more by visiting https://www.facebook.com/events/1782232921815707/

 

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Greenest City:  Growing the Future Fundraiser
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Greenest City: Growing the Future Fundraiser

Enjoy the goodness of food prepared by prepared by Chef Bertrand Alépée in the intimate setting of The Tempered Room, steps away from Greenest City.

Fundraising for Growing The Future

Greenest City teaches children and youth grow, cook, eat! healthy food. Growing the Future focuses on food skills, stewardship and food growing. Youth leaders are trained and through paid employment - facilitate the children's programming. Watch this animated video created by the youth mentors to learn about the impact for them.

A night out with good friends, good food and a great cause. Buy a ticket HERE

Can't come?

Support a program participant in coming and buy a ticket. We will reserve a ticket for a Greenest City program participant.

or

Donate to Greenest City's Growing the Future Program - $12 000 to launch for 2018!

Want to volunteer? Sign up here and we will call you!

Tempered Room is our LEAD SPONSOR and is hosting our Greenest City Fundraiser.

Apple Tree Sponsor:  Junction Craft Brewery

Kale Sponsors:  The Big Carrot, Lifford Wine and Cheese Boutique.

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Seedy Saturday
Mar
3
11:00 AM11:00

Seedy Saturday

  • Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Greenest City and the Parkdale community for another Seedy Saturday on March 3, 2018! 

Seedy Saturdays are annual seed exchanges, a series of gardening fairs and celebrations of seeds that occur during winter and early spring throughout Toronto and beyond. The events originated in Canada in the early 90’s, and have since spread across the world. Each Seedy Saturday (or Sunday) hosts a seed exchange where people can donate, return or borrow free seeds, and purchase seeds from local seed farmers. 

Parkdale is a diverse community and our Seedy Saturday will celebrate that - join us to buy and exchange heirloom seed varieties, learn from interactive workshops, and support your local food justice initiatives! Food, drink, and children's activities will be provided!

Stay tuned for more information about food vendors and workshop opportunities leading up to March 3. For further inquiries, contact Molly Fremes at communications@greenestcity.ca

Other Toronto Seedy Saturday events can be found through our partners,Toronto Urban GrowersToronto Seed Library Seeds of Diversity Canada

See you March 3!

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TRAINING and Seed Packing Workingshop
Feb
26
5:30 PM17:30

TRAINING and Seed Packing Workingshop

 

201 Cowan Avenue - see map and photo of the side entrance - you will have to ring the doorbell upon arrival! 

*Note that a gluten free and vegan dinner will be provided.

Please bring a notebook and pen for taking notes! All other materials will be provided. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to seeing you on Monday! Note that more details about March 3 Seedy Saturday Parkdale Volunteering will be provided soon! 

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Lost Ponds in Parkdale:  Hosted by Toronto Green Community
Feb
25
1:00 PM13:00

Lost Ponds in Parkdale: Hosted by Toronto Green Community

Come out for an afternoon walk with Rivers Rising! Learn about Parkdales lost ponds, community gardening, and indigenous history. And take part in our winter journey as we tell stories and showcase some of the history in the parkdale neighborhood. We look forward to seeing you!

Hosted by Toronto Green Community in partnership with Greenest City

Get a ticket to the event here:  Find Tickets

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Community Owned Milky Way Design Reveal - Celebrate the Season!
Oct
7
3:00 PM15:00

Community Owned Milky Way Design Reveal - Celebrate the Season!

Join us at our Open House for the unveiling of our design plans for the Milky Way Garden & Urban Ag Hub! 

  • Delectable hot chocolate and mulled cider, local fruits of the season, $2 plates samosas and momos. 
  •  Tours of Milky Way garden and Greenest City's other spaces and places.
  • Making Room's beautiful hand made flags and community art display.
  • Art activities - Connecting art and place - Brought to you by Making Room.
  • An official reveal at 4pm.

Brought to you in partnership with Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust and Making Room


Supported by Ontario Trillium Foundation

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Parkdale Good Food Market
Aug
30
3:00 PM15:00

Parkdale Good Food Market

What is a “Good Food Market?”
Good Food Markets sell high quality, affordable fruits and vegetables. They bring healthy produce to neighbourhoods where it might not otherwise be available, and where farmers’ markets are not viable because sales are too low to cover costs. 

Who’s Involved?
Greenest City is working with FoodShare, Toronto Public Health, and Parkdale Food Network, to deliver the Parkdale Community Good Food Market. As the market develops, more vendors and community resources will be added. 

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Parkdale Good Food Market
Aug
23
3:00 PM15:00

Parkdale Good Food Market

What is a “Good Food Market?”
Good Food Markets sell high quality, affordable fruits and vegetables. They bring healthy produce to neighbourhoods where it might not otherwise be available, and where farmers’ markets are not viable because sales are too low to cover costs. 

Who’s Involved?
Greenest City is working with FoodShare, Toronto Public Health, and Parkdale Food Network, to deliver the Parkdale Community Good Food Market. As the market develops, more vendors and community resources will be added. 

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Parkdale Good Food Market
Aug
16
3:00 PM15:00

Parkdale Good Food Market

What is a “Good Food Market?”
Good Food Markets sell high quality, affordable fruits and vegetables. They bring healthy produce to neighbourhoods where it might not otherwise be available, and where farmers’ markets are not viable because sales are too low to cover costs. 

Who’s Involved?
Greenest City is working with FoodShare, Toronto Public Health, and Parkdale Food Network, to deliver the Parkdale Community Good Food Market. As the market develops, more vendors and community resources will be added. 

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Parkdale Good Food Market
Aug
9
3:00 PM15:00

Parkdale Good Food Market

What is a “Good Food Market?”
Good Food Markets sell high quality, affordable fruits and vegetables. They bring healthy produce to neighbourhoods where it might not otherwise be available, and where farmers’ markets are not viable because sales are too low to cover costs. 

Who’s Involved?
Greenest City is working with FoodShare, Toronto Public Health, and Parkdale Food Network, to deliver the Parkdale Community Good Food Market. As the market develops, more vendors and community resources will be added. 

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Parkdale Good Food Market
Aug
2
3:00 PM15:00

Parkdale Good Food Market

What is a “Good Food Market?”
Good Food Markets sell high quality, affordable fruits and vegetables. They bring healthy produce to neighbourhoods where it might not otherwise be available, and where farmers’ markets are not viable because sales are too low to cover costs. 

Who’s Involved?
Greenest City is working with FoodShare, Toronto Public Health, and Parkdale Food Network, to deliver the Parkdale Community Good Food Market. As the market develops, more vendors and community resources will be added. 

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Parkdale Good Food Market
Jul
26
3:00 PM15:00

Parkdale Good Food Market

What is a “Good Food Market?”
Good Food Markets sell high quality, affordable fruits and vegetables. They bring healthy produce to neighbourhoods where it might not otherwise be available, and where farmers’ markets are not viable because sales are too low to cover costs. 

Who’s Involved?
Greenest City is working with FoodShare, Toronto Public Health, and Parkdale Food Network, to deliver the Parkdale Community Good Food Market. As the market develops, more vendors and community resources will be added. 

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Parkdale Good Food Market
Jul
19
3:00 PM15:00

Parkdale Good Food Market

What is a “Good Food Market?”
Good Food Markets sell high quality, affordable fruits and vegetables. They bring healthy produce to neighbourhoods where it might not otherwise be available, and where farmers’ markets are not viable because sales are too low to cover costs. 

Who’s Involved?
Greenest City is working with FoodShare, Toronto Public Health, and Parkdale Food Network, to deliver the Parkdale Community Good Food Market. As the market develops, more vendors and community resources will be added. 

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Parkdale Good Food Market
Jun
28
3:00 PM15:00

Parkdale Good Food Market

What is a “Good Food Market?”
Good Food Markets sell high quality, affordable fruits and vegetables. They bring healthy produce to neighbourhoods where it might not otherwise be available, and where farmers’ markets are not viable because sales are too low to cover costs. 

Who’s Involved?
Greenest City is working with FoodShare, Toronto Public Health, and Parkdale Food Network, to deliver the Parkdale Community Good Food Market. As the market develops, more vendors and community resources will be added. 

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Milky Way Garden Design Consultation
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Milky Way Garden Design Consultation

The Milky Way Garden is a 7000 sq ft green space in Parkdale. The Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust will soon purchase this land to secure a dedicated urban agriculture space in the community. 

Join us for a second round of community consultation as we present design options for feedback and discussion.

Tibetan translation provided. Please contact for additional translation needs. Registration and snacks start at 5:30PM.

To RSVP, please contact monique@greenestcity.ca or 647.438.0038.

This activity has been funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

 

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Gardeners' Cafe
Apr
1
10:00 AM10:00

Gardeners' Cafe

All community gardeners are invited to come together to share coffee, questions and ideas at a Gardeners' Cafe! There is so much gardening knowledge and experience in this community, and we want to provide a space for members to connect and share advice so we can learn and grow together. Please RSVP to claire.r.richardson@gmail.com.

Bring all of your questions and ideas! Snacks and coffee will be provided.

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Workshop: Products of the Beehive
Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

Workshop: Products of the Beehive

Come out for an educational and hands on evening all about honey and products of the beehive. Participants will learn about methods of harvesting honey, rendering wax and different ways products from a bee colony can be used. Leave with some new knowledge and a couple samples to take home.

Partnership between FoodShare Toronto, the Toronto Beekeepers Co-operative and Greenest City.

COST: $30 - email angela@foodshare.net for subsidies.

To RSVP, click here.

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