Monthly Archives: January 2013

What’s happening at the Greenwood Park ice rink?

Update Nov. 23, 2013:
Our new Greenwood Park ice rink is officially open – see photos


Update Nov. 16, 2013:

Everyone is invited to the Greenwood Park rink’s Grand opening on Sat. Nov. 23, 2013. From 12 p.m to 1 p.m.

Update October 24, 2013:

If you have been by Greenwood Park recently, you will have seen that it looks ready. Hopefully we will be skating in figure eights in December, which is not too far off now. Congratulations to the local residents and Councillor Fletcher for working hard to make this improvement a reality. For years Greenwood Park seemed to be on the “forgotten list” with no improvements.

A big thank you to the Friends of Greenwood Park who got Parks and Rec finally to move into second gear at Greenwood Park.

Original post January 18, 2013:

Well, the answer is that there seems to be some activity, but the opening is being delayed until this summer. Let’s hope it’s actually done for next winter.

A sign has been posted along the west side of the construction site, which says:

Greenwood Park Artificial Ice Rink Renovations
A great new skating experience is coming to Greenwood Park.
We’re constructing a new skating path and a roof to cover the oval rink to protect it from the elements.

Unanticipated delays in construction have pushed back the completion date to the summer of 2013. For area outdoor skating enthusiasts, we have extended the hours at three nearby outdoor rinks this season. The expanded schedules for Riverdale Park, Monarch Park and Jimmie Simpson, and other skating options are available at

For more information call 311.”

See also:
Message from Councillor Paula Fletcher about the delay.

Greenwood Park rink delay

Greenwood Park sign says work will be done in the summer of this year – original plan was to be ready this winter.

Here’s a couple of photos taken January 17:

Greenwood Park skating rink construction

Greenwood Park skating rink construction

Greenwood Park rink construction Jan. 17, 2013

Greenwood Park rink construction – January 17, 2013

Beat the February Blues with Applegrove’s Yoga-Thon on February 2

Saturday, February 2: Beat the February Blues with Applegrove’s Yoga-Thon at 60 Woodfield Road! From 1 to 3:30 p.m., stretch yourself through up to 108 “Salute to the Sun” sequences, led by professional yoga instructors, then relax with complimentary refreshments. The suggested fee is just $20 in pledges, a fee or a combination. Bring your own yoga mat if you have one.

Childcare is available for $5 per child, only if registered by January 28.

Proceeds will support Applegrove services such as early learning activities for children up to age 6 (2 family support programs for parents or caregivers and their children); pre- and post-natal nutrition, information and support; and therapeutic play with a group for parents.

For more information and to register, visit or call Applegrove at 416-461-8143.

– by Shelley Manousos, Applegrove outreach staff

Greenwood Park – glass found on toboggan hill

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At Greenwood Park – in today’s Star:
“A popular sled run has been shut down after a significant amount of glass was found distributed under the snow.
Scott Meredith and his two children, a girl, 6, and boy, 2, were out enjoying Toronto’s recent snowfall, heading out Thursday afternoon for a couple of runs on the toboggan hill at Greenwood Park…”

See the full story by Alexandra Bosanac on the Star’s website:
Father injured by glass on popular toboggan hill

See also on Beach Mirror:
Police warn tobogganers about glass found on Greenwood Park hill
which says: “an officer from 55 Division paid a visit to the park and recovered a small quantity of glass near the sledding hill, noting it might have been from furniture that had been disposed in the area.”