Staff from the City of Toronto’s Solid Waste Management Services will be available to answer any questions about garbage, recycling, and organic waste in the City. They will have plenty of information on proper sorting, where popular waste items belong, and key messages that residents should know about their household waste. Learn about the City of Toronto’s 3Rs Ambassador Volunteer Program, and stop by to play an interactive game to win some cool prizes!
The Visual Art and Design department at Western Tech, a secondary school in our community, will exhibit their talented senior class’ works of etching, ink and photography prints. Come & check out what the next generation of neighbourhood artists have in store!
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 Baird Park. 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 at Baird Park, 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!