- Galleria Mall Developers to hold Community Open House
- Next Thurs Oct 1 7pm: All-Candidates Debate at Oakwood CI… and send questions!
- Underpass mural party adds steam to Green Line vision!
- Join us for the underpass mural launch party – August 26!
- Another great Community Clean-up (and some wacky finds)
Come hear the candidates that want to represent OUR riding next Thursday at 7pm! The DNA is a proud co-organizer of the event, to be held at Oakwood Collegiate Institute, 991 St Clair Ave W at Oakwood Ave, 7-9pm.
**Got questions you want addressed? Send by this Friday and we’ll add them to the box to be posed to candidates. **
Of the four registered candidates for our riding, three have accepted our invitation to participate:
Andrew Cash (New Democratic Party)
Julie Dzerowicz (Liberal)
Dan Stein (Green Party)
Invited but declined:
Carlos Oliveira (Conservative).
More info on the poster (pdf)
Hope to see you there!
Thanks to everyone who was part of the huge turnout at the Green Line mural launch party last week! We flooded the loading dock/parking area at the Artisan Factory, with people taking breaks from the speakers, design-a-bridge contest and amazing Dark Horse pizza to walk over to the Dovercourt underpass to see Roadsworth at work as the mural unfolded.
We’re grateful that MP Andrew Cash, Councillor Ana Bailão, and Jake Tobin Garrett of Park People had time to speak and talk about the Green Line vision. Best of all, the paint is now dry and we have an amazing mural to welcome people to our neighbourhood!
Watch a time lapse of the mural being painted!
RSVP for the Green Line mural launch party on Aug. 26: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-green-line-mural-launch-party-tickets-18116350492
Thanks to the more than 25 volunteers of all ages who joined us on Sunday for our 5th annual Community Clean-up! The Geary strip looks so much better after the piles and piles of garbage and recycling that we pulled out. Meeting neighbours and sharing ideas for the area was a big bonus.
Special thanks go to Jake Tobin Garrett of Park People for a great update on the Friends of the Green Line work, and for treating us all to a hot cocoa wrap-up at Nova Era. Big thanks go to our fabulous team captains Catherine, Helena, Karen and Suvi, and also to Valentine at Riders Cycle & Board for playing dispatch, relaying latecomers to our teams in the field.
And winners for wackiest found item? Probably the professionally-stuffed Canada goose — someone spotted the glass eyes and thread — or maybe the deer antler. Queen-size mattress and vacuum cleaner came close too:
Enjoy our cleaner parks and see you next year!
Our annual Community Clean-up is this Sunday, April 19 from 1-3pm. It’s part of the City’s Clean Toronto Together 2015. It’ll be the DNA’s 5th year as participants!
Want to meet neighbours and get our area looking great for spring? Meet us in front of Riders Cycle & Board, 80 Geary Ave at Dovercourt at 1pm. If you’re late, the Riders staff can direct you to a cleanup team, or just look for teams working along Geary between Bartlett Ave and Ossington.
At 3pm, we’ll all meet up for some well-deserved snacks, hot cocoa and more at a local spot (TBD), courtesy of the Toronto Park People
See you there!
We wanted to say a great big thank you to everyone who came out to this year’s Best Pumpkins Contest! We had a great turnout — over 70 people at its height– and added many new members while checking out over 30 amazing pumpkins. These all competed for prizes in the “creative”, “scary”, “classic” and “people’s choice” categories.
Topping the “judges choice” list was this devilish pumpkin (below left) by Franca and Cathy Muraca of Delaware Ave, who are sharing a yoga mat from The Sandalman and a gift certificate from Total Cleanse Juices. Second place went to Campbell Smith for his carousel (below right), who took home a gift certificate from The Sovereign Cafe, with third place going to the Lind family on Westmoreland who won a certificate to Asada Mexican Grill.
Our celebrity judges included MP Andrew Cash (below), MPP Cristina Martins (next photo below), and Helena Grdadolnik of Workshop Architecture (and founder of Friends of the Green Line). They had a tough job choosing the best pumpkins, and we thank them for their help!
Generous prizes were donated by local merchants including The Three Speed, Riders Cycle and Board, Sandalman, Asada Mexican Grill, Total Cleanse Juices, The Sovereign Cafe, and Hop Skip Jump. Refreshments were sponsored by Nova Era (Geary Ave.), Loblaws (Dupont & Christie), and Starbucks (St. Clair & Christie). Toronto Park People, and TD Bank sponsored this event.
Finally, thanks to our team of enthusiastic volunteers!