Monthly Archives: January 2014

Coming up in the next few days – Applegrove Yoga-Thon, Feast in the East, Lazy Daisy events, East End CHC

Sat. Feb. 1 Applegrove Annual Yoga-Thon
SPECIAL NOTICE – Thurs Jan 30: As there could be up to 20 cm of snow on Saturday, we might have to postpone Yoga-Thon. By 10:30 am on Saturday, we will post on FaceBook whether we are going ahead or postponing. On Saturday, before coming to Yoga-Thon, please check our Facebook link!/pages/Applegrove-Community-Complex/99742456574.

Feb. 1 Feast in the East, Gerrard Art Space, 1390 Gerrard East at Woodfield.

Feb. 8: Woodshed Open Mic at Lazy Daisy’s Cafe, 1515 Gerrard St. E., 7:30 p.m. Bring your instrument and get on stage to show off your stuff! Hosted by Linda Lavender and David Shilman. No cover. Info: 647-278-3966

Feb. 12: Trivia Night at Lazy Daisy’s Cafe, 1515 Gerrard St. E., 8 p.m. (ongoing second Wednesday of every month). Theme: An Affair of the Heart. Host: Dawn Chapman. Prizes, fame and glory. Licensed.

Feb. 15: Smashmouth – Spoken Word Open Mic at Lazy Daisy’s Cafe, 1515 Gerrard St. E., 8 p.m. Poets, slam artists and writers! Share your words with the world. Hosted by Steve Bowa. Free. Info:

Feb. 25-March 25: Craving Change at East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen Street East, Tuesdays 2:15-4:15 pm. Want to change your relationship with food? Come learn about what can trigger your food cravings, and strategies to change problematic eating behaviours. This program is free to people on limited income, living in the East End CHC catchment. See for Centre information. For program info or to register, call Miriam at 416-778-5805 ext. 210. Space is limited – call to see if there is still space.

Skating at Greenwood Park rink – “winter no longer seemed so grim”

Greenwood Park skating path

Greenwood Park skating path – taken on opening day November 23, 2013

Marcus Gee writes in the Globe and Mail on “Taking on Toronto, one ice rink at a time” – his story of skating “across” Toronto on 10 skating rinks, from west to east. He ends at our new rink at Greenwood Park.


“My favourite skate was the last of my trip. Greenwood Park just went through a big refit that put a roof over the outdoor hockey rink, a first for Toronto. The idea is to protect the ice from snow and sun, allowing for less maintenance and a longer season but still providing the outdoor experience. Alongside it is a long trail like the one at Colonel Sam Smith.

As I looped around it, other skaters joined me. One was practising crossovers and going backwards. Another, a hockey player, was warming up at speed. Two little kids shuffled along, wiping out from time to time in their snowsuits, but getting right back up and moving on as their mothers watched.

It was a cold, blustery day, but, warmed by their exercise, no one seemed to mind much. My blades made a carving, scraping noise as I sped along the trail. The boom of caroming pucks rang out. Winter no longer seemed so grim.”

See the full article:
Taking on Toronto, one ice rink at a time by Marcus Gee in the Globe and Mail.

Ashbridge’s Bay sediment issues – Notice of open house – February 6, 2014

– from Maria Zintchenko,Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), in partnership with the City of Toronto, is conducting a Conservation Ontario Class Environmental Assessment study to address erosion and sediment control issues at Ashbridge’s Bay.

The study is being undertaken to identify solutions to address the existing navigation risk caused by sediment deposition at the harbour entrances of Coatsworth Cut and Ashbridge’s Bay Park, while considering approved projects and waterfront planning initiatives in the area.

Please join us at our second Public Information Centre to learn about the study, the evaluation of the alternatives, the preferred alternative, and the next steps in the study process.

The Public Information Centre will be a drop-in open house that will provide an opportunity for you to view display boards, discuss the project with the TRCA, City of Toronto and consultant staff, and provide input into the planning process.

Public Information Centre
Thursday February 6, 2014
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Toronto EMS and Fire Academy, 895 Eastern Avenue, Toronto, Main Auditorium

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Maria Zintchenko | Project Coordinator | Project Management Office
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority | 5 Shoreham Drive | Toronto, ON | M3N 1S4
Phone (416) 671-0993 | Fax (416) 667-6277 |

Ashbridge's Bay - TRCA

Beat the cold weather – lots going on locally – Greenwood Park ice rink, Brickyard Grounds

Try the new skating path and rink at Greenwood Park.

New Brickyard Grounds café/restaurant nearby at Greenwood and Gerrard. See photo from below. Photos by Jesse Milns on blogto.

Applegrove Community Complex programs

February 1 Applegrove’s Annual Yoga-Thon
Beat the February Blues with Applegrove’s Yoga-Thon on February 1! Led by professional yoga instructors and accompanied by live music, this feel-good fundraiser is beneficial to Applegrove AND you!

Ashdale Events with Gerrard-Ashdale Library – January 2014

East End Community Health Centre – January 2014 program schedule

S.H. Armstrong Community Recreation Centre

Brickyard Grounds Jan. 2014 - Photo by Jesse Milns