Perth Park

Perth Ave. Park

Kids and Cargo Bikes

This is a Toronto Bike Month activity happening at Perth Park and the West Toronto Railpath. Details are from the Bike Month event listing:


A rally for everyone for everyone who owns or is interested in cargo bikes.

Event Type: Ride
Time: Saturday, June 6 at 10:00 am - Saturday, June 6 at 12:00 pm
RSVP Required: No

Kids and cargo bikes are a great combination. Meet up at 10 am. At 11, there will be a family bike ride (Kidical Mass) along the West Toronto Railpath, and back to the Park. We hope to have a number of cargo bike vendors in attendance.

Community Cleanup Day

Cleaning up the Railpath: Photo by Vic Gedris, 2012-04-21.Cleaning up the Railpath: Photo by Vic Gedris, 2012-04-21.

This weekend, April 18-19, is Clean Toronto Together, the annual Spring cleanup in our city. There are several cleanups scheduled for the Junction Triangle area. Here's a list. Leave a comment if you have another cleanup to add.

Saturday April 18:

  • Perth Park (and beyond) - 10:00am - Organized by some Junction Triangle parents (Info here)
  • Carlton Park - 10:00am - Organized by some Junction Triangle parents (Info here)
  • West Toronto Railpath (Bloor to Dundas/Sterling) - 12:00 noon - Organized by the Parkdale Road Runners (Info here)
  • Campbell Park - 1:00pm - Organized by some Junction Triangle parents

Coyote sighting at Perth park

While walking my dog through Perth park this morning (March 28th @ 7am) a coyote ran through the park along the perimeter. It was headed north west and disappeared around the corner on Parkman ave. It seemed to be in a hurry or lost. It didn't look at us just kept running. I am certain it was a coyote and it was not small.

Found wedding ring @ the park


I found what looks like a wedding band, in the grass at a local park. It may or may not be precious but likely has sentimental value so I wanted to share. If it belongs to you or someone you know - please contact me at with a detailed description of the ring to prove ownership and how I can best reach you so that you can be reunited with it as soon as possible.

All the best,

Community Compost Pick-Up (Perth Park)

Community Compost Pick-Up Event

Date: Tuesday May 20
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Perth Square Park

First Annual Junction Triangle Halloween Pumpkin Sale

Perth/Dupont Library Expansion Project

Saturday, October 27, 2012
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Perth Square Park (Northeast Corner)
350 Perth Avenue

All Large Pumpkins, $10 each. If the deal was any better, it would be Christmas!

Proceeds in Support of Perth/Dupont Library Expansion Project

Train Wall Horror Show

From the Junction Triangle Rail Committee:

Sunday, September 16, 2012
12 Noon – 3 p.m.
Perth Square Park (350 Perth Avenue)

For anyone wondering what the future of diesel train service in the Junction Triangle will look like, you can see it on display in Perth Square Park on Sunday, September 16 from Noon til 3 p.m.

JT Mothers Against Diesel Potluck

Perth Square Park

Thursday, August 30, 2012

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

More diesel trains appear to be coming to the Junction Triangle (JT) as the provincial government rushes to build a rail link to the airport in time for the Pam Am Games in 2015. Frustrated by government’s unwillingness to address the shortcomings in their plan, Mothers of the Junction Triangle are hosting a potluck and taking their concerns directly to Premier Dalton McGuinty.

If you want to see electric trains running on the Georgetown corridor, join us in the park. There will be food, fun for the kids and a special direct line to the Premier’s office where everyone is invited to tell him what you think.

Lots of great things are happening in the Junction Triangle. Schoolyard revitalization and library expansion are underway because people are coming together with a shared purpose and aiming high. We can bring change to public transit in the same way; a shared purpose with the aim of persuading the decision-maker, Dalton McGuinty that electric rail is our choice.

BBQ Raises Money for Perth / St. Luigi School Playground

From Ward 18 City Councillor Ana Bailao's July 18 2012 newsletter:

Great Success at Ward 18 Community BBQ!

More than $55,000 raised in support of "Field of Dreams"!

Each year I am happy to host the Ward 18 Community BBQ in support of a great local initiative! This year's BBQ was held in support of an energetic group of teachers, students and parents from Perth Avenue Public School and St. Luigi Catholic School who are striving to animate their shared schoolyard, and our neighbourhood, by fundraising to build a running track and soccer pitch.

Before this barbeque even began the Parent Council had done a substantial amount of work and raised a significant sum of money. In March of this year the project won $50,000 from Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment’s Team Up Foundation in a very competitive, province-wide process that included two rounds of voting and judgement by an expert panel. As Councillor, I supported this important community project by putting the word out and by committing $100,000 raised as a result of local development.

During the barbeque our community showed its spirit and generosity, further supporting this great initiative to the tune of more than $55,000! This sum is made up of the combined funds raised through a yard sale, food donations, raffle ticket sales and contributions by several individuals and organizations. Now with well over $200,000 in the bank to fund this project it is almost certain that the "Field of Dreams" will be built.

Junction Triangle Parks update from Councillor Bailao

Some good news for a few of our local parks from our Ward 18 city councillor, Ana Bailao, in her June 23 newsletter:

Ana on Parks

In Toronto's urban environment, public park space acts as an oasis of grass, trees and plant-life that provide play, walk and enjoy. These public spaces are more than simple greenery, offering a wide assortment of services and programming to the neighbourhood community.

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