Sunday Picnic in Perth Square Park

Judging from old photographs, the parks of this neighbourhood have been busy gathering places for many years. The image above of Carlton Park captures a festive day in 1914. And one of Perth Square shows a heated baseball game underway in 1920, played out in jackets and ties, with neighbours crowded at the fence.

The Sunday Picnics in the Parks will likely see less formal attire, but similar community spirit. Residents are invited to pack a picnic lunch and a blanket and spend a couple of hours with their neighbours, enjoying the common space of the Junction Triangle and perhaps even engaging in a good old-fashioned egg-and-spoon race. The events are free and casual, and take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a different neighbourhood park each Sunday throughout July (4, 11, 18 & 25).

July 25: Perth Square has been a neighbourhood hub for the last century, and is just the spot for our final Sunday picnic. Originally a baseball diamond featuring teams like the Osler Beavers, nowadays the park’s splash pad is its summer calling card. Interestingly, Perth Square is the only park in the Junction Triangle not situated beside a railroad. Bring your picnic lunch to Perth Avenue at Antler, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pack a Litterless Lunch

There will also be a musical performance by Pound For Pound, starting at around 12:30, as part of the Electric Train Music Series.