Monthly Archives: February 2014

Greenwood Park rink open til March 16

Good news, our local rink is on the list of rinks that will stay open until March 16, 2014. Also open until then: Monarch Park, Kew Gardens, City Hall rink.

See the “rinks open” list on the city website.

Greenwood Park skating path

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

Maple Leafs practise at Greenwood Park rink

From “Leafs Nation” – Toronto Maple Leafs blog:

Leafs Nation, you’re all invited to the Sport Chek Outdoor Practice!

Join us at Greenwood Rink (150 Greenwood Ave., Toronto) on February 21st from 10:00 – 11:00 AM as the Leafs take their practice out into the community. The rink at Greenwood Park is Toronto’s first covered outdoor rink and was recently revitalized with over $300,000 in support from the MLSE Foundation.


February 2014 – Ashdale Events at the Gerrard-Ashdale Library

February 2014 – Ashdale Events at the Gerrard-Ashdale Library.


Wordz in Motion: Monday, February 3rd, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Join award winning poet, emcee and lyricist, Motion to explore words, sounds and rhythm through rap, storytelling, and hip hop theatre in this creative and interactive session.

NFB Film Club: Mighty Jerome: Tuesday, February 4th, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
From acclaimed filmmaker Charles Officer comes the story of the rise, fall and redemption of Harry Jerome, Canada’s most record-setting track and field star.

Star Party: Thursday, February 6th, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Participants will have the opportunity to look at the Moon and Jupiter through telescopes. Presented by the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics. All ages welcome!


Craft Connections: Mondays, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Need a break? Drop in and meet a group of crafty people who teach and learn from each other. Bring a project that you are working on or pick up a new craft in a friendly environment.

Adult Chess Club (For ages 13 and up): Every Saturday, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Play casual chess.

Ashdale Writers Group: Alternate Saturdays: February 8th and 22nd, 10:30 a.m. to Noon.
Drop by and meet others at this community writers group. Bring a piece of writing to share, review and comment on others’ writing, and talk about process.

Gerrard-Ashdale Book Club: Thursday February 27th, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
If you enjoy reading a range of literature and talking to others about books, this group is for you.
February selection: The Purchase by Linda Spalding


Youth Advisory Group (YAG) (Ages 13 to 19): Every 4th Friday of each month, February 28th, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Make friends and earn volunteer hours while helping us to create a better library for youth in the community. Youth volunteers needed. Registration required. Call us at 416-393-7717 for more information or reply to this email.


Baby Time (Birth to 18 months): Wednesdays, February 5th, 12th and 19th. 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies with their parents and caregivers. Drop in, no registration required.

Family Time (Ages 5 and under): Fridays starting Feb 28th.
Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.

Leading to Reading (Children in grades 1 – 6 as of Sept. 2013): Mondays, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Children receive individualized help with reading and writing homework for one hour per week.
This programme is currently full. Please call us to inquire about the wait list.


Resume Critiquing: Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Free one on one resume critiquing and answers to your job search questions. Drop in or call to book your 30 minute appointment, 416-645-6000 x2316.

English Conversation Circle: This programme is currently on hiatus and will resume on Tuesday, March 18th 2014.

All branches of Toronto Public Library will be closed:
Family Day: Monday, February 17, 2014
***For more information call: 416-393-7717 or e-mail

Trustee Sheila Cary-Meagher hosts community consultation on TDSB’s projected budget shortfall

Thu. February 6, 2014 — Community budget consultation, Toronto District School Board (TDSB)
7 p.m.
Secord Public School, 101 Barrington Ave, East York (3 blocks northeast of Main Station)

Join our public school trustee Sheila Cary-Meagher (Ward 16) at this public meeting. TDSB trustees are hosting ward forums and community consultations to discuss the board’s 2014-2015 budget and proposed recommendations to address the budget’s $12.4 million funding shortfall.

Duke of Connaught Public School, opened 100 years ago.

Duke of Connaught Public School