Events Guide: stiltwalking workshop, Don Valley hike, stuff swap, and more

stilts.jpg WHAT: Stiltwalking Workshop
WHEN: May 17, 2 — 4 pm
WHERE: Dufferin Grove Park

Friends of Dufferin Grove Park are bringing back their drop-in community stiltwalking workshops! Stop by and give it a try, or brush up on your skills. Meet at the Field House in Dufferin Grove Park, that’s the small brick building near the soccer field. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Click here for more information.

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WHAT: Hike with the Bruce Trail Association
WHEN: May 17, 10 am
WHERE: Meet at Broadview Subway Station

Come explore the central Don Valley, join Friends of the Don East (FODE) board member and Bruce Trail Conservancy hike leader John Routh as you follow informal trails in the Don Valley
that even the mountain bikers say are challenging. Bring a bagged lunch and wear sturdy footwear, this is a 15 km hike!

Click here for more information.

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WHAT: Community Environment Days
WHEN: May 17, 10 am – 2pm
WHERE: Amesbury Arena (155 Culford Rd.) and Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate (2300 Pharmacy Ave.)

How many times have you heard that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure? It’s a familiar saying, and for good reason: it’s true! Bring your unwanted and unused “stuff” to your local Community Environment Day, hosted by your city councillor, and transform your trash into treasure.

Click here for more information and a schedule.

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WHAT: Wildflower Walk through Todmorden Mills
WHEN: May 18, 10 am — 12 pm
WHERE: Todmorden Mills (67 Pottery Rd.)

Join FODE and the Todmorden Wildflower Preserve to tour the beautiful forest behind the Todmorden Paper Mills in search of some of the wild jewels of spring, including Trilliums, Jack-in-the-Pulpit and Mayapple.

Click here for more information.

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WHAT: ROMwalks: Yorkville: A Tollgate Village
WHEN: May 18, 2 pm
WHERE: Meet in front of Yorkville Public Library (22 Yorkville Ave.) look for a blue umbrella

Discover Toronto‘s unique architecture and rich history through ROMwalks, a series of free, guided walking tours of the city.

Yorkville walk highlights include the Library, Firehall, Heliconian Club, 19th century houses, Hazelton Lanes, and the Church of the Redeemer.

Visit www.rom.on.ca for more information.

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WHAT: ROMwalks: Cabbagetown
WHEN: May 21, 6 pm
WHERE: Meet at the corner of Parliament and Spruce Streets and look for a blue umbrella

Discover Toronto‘s unique architecture and rich history through ROMwalks, a series of free, guided walking tours of the city.

Cabbagetown highlights include Victorian Houses, former Trinity College Medical School, Riverdale Park, The Necropolis, and Wellesley Cottages.

Visit www.rom.on.ca for more information.

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WHAT: Community Environment Days
WHEN: May 22, 4 pm – 8pm
WHERE: McGregor Park
(2231 Lawrence Ave. East)

How many times have you heard that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure? It’s a familiar saying, and for good reason: it’s true! Bring your unwanted and unused “stuff” to your local Community Environment Day, hosted by your city councillor, and transform your trash into treasure.

Click here for more information and a schedule.

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WHAT: Stiltwalking Workshop
WHEN: May 22, 7 — 9 pm
WHERE: Dufferin Grove Park

Friends of Dufferin Grove Park are bringing back their drop-in community stiltwalking workshops! Stop by and give it a try, or brush up on your skills. Meet at the Field House in Dufferin Grove Park, that’s the small brick building near the soccer field. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Click here for more information.

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WHAT: Taylor Creek Park Tree Planting in the Forks
WHEN: May 24, 10 am — 12 pm
WHERE: Meet at the Taylor Creek Park Parking

Friends of the Don East (FODE) began work in this area in 2007, join them as they fill in and expand a wet meadow forest.

Click here for more information.

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WHAT: Doors Open Toronto
WHEN: May 24 and 25

WHERE: Locations across Toronto including BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, the Canada Life building, the City of Toronto Archives, and more

Join Toronto Culture Saturday and Sunday, May 24 & 25, 2008 and renew your faith in Toronto architecture!

Multicultural places of worship and Toronto’s National Historic Sites will be in the spotlight during this year’s event, which gives visitors an opportunity to explore over 140 buildings of architectural, historic, cultural and/or social significance; admission is free. Many of the city’s finest churches, chapels, temples, synagogues and mosques are among the featured buildings this year, as well as structures never before open to the public.

Visit www.toronto.ca for more information and a list of all the buildings participating this year.

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photo courtesy of the Friends of Dufferin Grove Park