Monthly Archives: February 2014

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