Category Archives: Greenwood Park

Greenwood Park ice skating trail opens tomorrow November 22, 2014

Time to lace up the skates! Greenwood Park opens tomorrow for skating until March 22. See the schedule of other rinks too. Here’s a photo from a year ago when the new ice trail opened. Toronto-Nov23-2013-RM4JPG

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Monarch Park Collegiate 50th reunion, Greenwood Park monument, Diwali on Gerrard Street, more local events October 18-19, 2014

This is a busy weekend:

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Saturday October 18 – 12 to 3 p.m. “Anyone can roam the halls” at Monarch Park Collegiate’s 50th anniversary reunion. Evening dance – tickets required.

Saturday 10:30 a.m. Gerrard-Ashdale Library – learn how to write a novel in 30 days

Saturday at 3:30: Jeffrey Baldwin monument to be unveiled at Greenwood Park – Beach Mirror

Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. Little India – Gerrard India Bazaar celebrates Diwali.

Sunday – Ashbridge Estate hosts the final Leslieville Flea Market of the season.

Sunday 9 to 2 is the second-last day for our farmers’ market in Jonathan Ashbridge Park.

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Duke of Connaught Fun Fair May 31, 2014, Farmer’s Market

Sat. May 31 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fun Fair – Duke of Connaught School

70 Woodfield Road
Food, rides, entertainment
2014 Duke fun fair

Sun. June 1 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Farmer’s Market – Jonathan Ashbridge Park

On Queen St E. between Greenwood and Coxwell

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Sundays – 9am-2pm until October 26
from Toronto Vegetarian Association – Farmer’s Markets

And, word is there will be a farmer’s market in Greenwood Park this year, haven’t seen an official notice yet.

Come to the Greenwood Park Lantern Skate — Saturday March 15, 2014

Greenwood Park Lantern Skate

Saturday March 15, 2014
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Celebrate the end of the skating season at Greenwood Park

Celebrate the end of the skating season at Greenwood Park

Celebrate the end of a wonderful skating season. Bring a lantern or flashlight and light up the trail!
Enjoy music and warm up with a mug of hot chocolate!

More info:
friendsofgreenwoodpark.frog@gmail.com

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.

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

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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.

Excerpt:

“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.