Toronto Transit Bricks was founded by Trevor Parkins-Sciberras, a local historian and transit enthusiast from the West Toronto Junction. For the past 3 years, he has been promoting Toronto’s public transit history, touring the city with his display of Lego buses and streetcars, and will be sharing their transit themed lego creations this Saturday! Come chat with Trevor and check out his Toronto Transit history posters and Lego streetcar postcards for sale.
This week, we welcome Toronto Clothing Repairathon! Bring your favourite clothing items in need of a little TLC to the Train Platform. Their talented volunteers will get to work at bringing new life to your wardrobe favs! You’ll be helping Toronto Clothing Repairathon achieve their goals of:
- To promote and enable maintenance and repair; in general, and of clothing in particular.
- To encourage the teaching and learning of repair skills
- To reduce waste and keep clothing out of the garbage
- To encourage people to value their clothing
- To increase the social acceptance of wearing repaired clothing
- To build community
This week, we welcome Green 13! Come say hello on the Train Platform, and learn about neighbourhood stewardship. Green 13 are seeking volunteers to help water Junction area street trees. There are still about 50 trees in the Junction that need to be “adopted”. The community lost 25% of its trees after last year’s drought. Our trees need all the help they can get!
This week’s Community Table spotlights Safe Rail Communities, a community-based initiative that advocates for greater transparency and safeguards with respect to the transport of goods by rail. Stop by the corner to chat about their advocacy work and to learn more!
Annette Street Library will be present on the Junction train platform with resources and information. Join us at 9:30am to 1pm for storybooks, songs and fun with your local librarian, Ann!