Festivals ,etc.

Community Festival at Perth Public School

In conjunction with the Perth Public School staff and parent council, the Perth Park Festival Committee, is hosting a COMMUNITY FESTIVAL.

This fun day will consist of food, games and a bouncy castle! Join in on the fun at the Perth school yard at 3:30 p.m.

Adult Volunteers are needed to assist with this event. Please contact Carla at carla.heavenly@gmail.com

Bells on Bloor: Pedal-Powered Parade and Music Ride

The annual Bells on Bloor bike parade takes place on Saturday May 29th, departing from High Park at noon. I estimate it will come through our neighbourhood sometime between 12:30 and 1:00pm. Anyone with a bike can participate, or if you prefer to watch, bring some bells or musical instruments down to Bloor St. More details at www.bellsonbloor.ca.

Bells on Bloor 2010 PosterBells on Bloor 2010 Poster

Pauline Public School: Fundraiser

I just wanted to inform the community about Pauline Public School's upcoming Fundraiser this Saturday from 9-2 in the gym. Pauline is in the Dufferin and Wallace area and is having a Garage Sale to Raise Funds for the school. Everyone is welcome to come out and shop at this event. Money raised will go to the school for field trips, sports equipment, etc.


Pauline Public School
100 Pauline Avenue

Railpath Jane's Walk 2010: Recap

North end of the Railpath at Cariboo Ave.North end of the Railpath at Cariboo Ave.

Last Saturday's "Railpath Ramble" Jane's Walk was a big success, despite the poor weather forecast and rain showers. A crowd of about 30 people met up at the Cariboo Ave. entrance of the Railpath, and were greeted by our tour guides Roy Mitchell and Hema Vyas.

The walk took us down to the south end of the path at Dundas St. and Sterling Rd., with a break for tasty lemonade at a new cafe / art space called Naco on Dundas St., and then back up to the top of the Railpath. Along the way, there were discussions of the Railpath's history, its future, various notable points of interest along the way, the vegetation, some local history, and much more.

The people who came on this walk were not just local residents, but people from all over Toronto who had heard of this fantastic new park/path and wanted to learn more about it. The Railpath is definitely one of our neighbourhood's most successful additions over the last couple of years. Of course, everyone wants to see it expanded to the south/east. Let's hope this can happen!

Coming soon: Photos and writeup from the Junction Triangle Jane's Walk last Sunday.

Here are some photos from the Railpath Ramble:

"Rail of Light" at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

The Junction Triangle will be hosting an art exhibit titled "Rail of Light" during the annual all-night Scotiabank Nuit Blanche art festival, on the night of October 2 2010. Here's a brief description from the Rail of Light website:

Yasi's Annual Ride-in Movie Night

The annual "Ride-In Movie Night" takes place in our neighbourhood again this year, as part of the City of Toronto's Bike Month. Details below are from the official Bike Month Listing:

Presented by:
Yasi's Place

Starts: June 26, 2010 08:30 PM
Ends: June 26, 2010 11:00 PM
Cost: Free

Join us for bike themed movie shorts under the stars. Bring an extra pillow/blanket/chair if you can. Assorted treats will be available. Hosted by Yasi's Place and Martin de la Rue.

For more information contact:
Phone: 416-536-9888
Yasi's Place
299 Wallace Avenue
Bloor & Symington
Map to this event


New Bloor Festival

There will be a street festival on Bloor St. between Lansdowne Ave. and Dufferin St. on Saturday July 24, 2010, from 1-9PM. Festival organizers are looking for volunteers, vendors, performers, and any other help with organization. Details are on the New Bloor Festival website.

Better and Better!

Once again Bloor St. will be closed to vehicles. The street will be filled with all kinds of arts, crafts, and fun activities for everyone — children, adults, and families.

Make plans now to join the fun!

Rent one or more tables to sell your art or crafts or give out information about your organization. Organize sport or art activities. Volunteer to help organize and manage the event. Perform on one of the two stages. Donate money or goods to the festival. Buy the t-shirt! Be creative!

Fuzzy Parade - Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 1 p.m.

Fuzzy Boundaries will be bringing music to the streets of our neighbourhood to encourage people to vote before the polls close (online until midnight) and celebrate the end of the naming project. You will also be able to vote in person as the parade passes - just look for a Fuzzy Boundaries Parade Marshall with a clipboard and ballots.

There are three ways to enjoy the music of the Baturyn Concert Marching Band. A musical parade will be passing by a majority of the houses in the neighbourhood. You can see the band go by twice at Perth Park. Or, you can take a walk through the neighbourhood with us as the band plays on.

Route Description & Map

The parade starts on Wallace Avenue at the foot of the Wallace Avenue bridge at 1 P.M. The course runs east to Rankin, south on Rankin and then a little west to Campbell (1:20 P.M.), north on Campbell to Antler, west on Antler to Perth, half a block north on Perth to Parkman (1:40 P.M.), then west on Parkman to Franklin, south on Franklin to Ruskin, west on Ruskin for a block, then north on Edwin (across Dupont) to Edith (2 P.M.), east on Edith and Hugo to Perth, south on Perth all the way to the bottom (south of Bloor – 2:30 P.M.), then north on Sterling and continuing north on Symington to Antler, west on Antler and finish in the Perth Square Park (3 P.M.).

Google map of the route: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3469062

Summer Memories: Perth Park Festival 2009

Today, December 21st, marks the official start of the Winter season. The temperature is below zero, the days are very short, and there's a surprisingly small amount of snow on the ground. Christmas lights decorate the neighbourhood to liven things up a bit while many families make last-minute holiday preparations.

I enjoy all seasons, each with their ups and downs. But at this time of year it's always fun to think back half a year ago when the days were long, the weather was warm, and everyone was outside enjoying it all. So on that note, I want to share with you some photos from this year's Perth Park Festival, which took place on June 13 2009. This was a fantastic event put together by a team of local volunteers, and attended by people of all ages from around the neighbourhood.

Definitely a fun and relaxing event, enjoyed by all, especially the kids! Many people are looking forward to next year already. Here are the photos, and memories of warmer days.

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