Events Guide: bike ride, stilt walking, clean-up, and more

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WHAT: Toronto Bicycling Network’s Saturday Morning Ride
WHEN: May 31, 9:30 am – 12 pm
WHERE: Boardwalk Pub (1681 Lake Shore Blvd. East)

Kick off the weekend with this brisk-paced 35km social ride suitable for Easy Rollers and Tourists. Departs at 9:30 a.m.
returns before noon so you can do your Saturday errands or relax over an aprà¨s ride snack or lunch. $5 non-members fee waived.  Helmets mandatory (as always).

Visit www.tbn.ca for more information.

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WHAT: Stiltwalking Workshop
WHEN: May 30, 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: Don Trails Clean-Up, Tree Planting, and BBQ
WHEN: May 31, 10 am – 1:30 pm
WHERE: E.T. Seton Park (71 Thorncliffe Park Dr.)

Please join us for a fun morning of environmental clean-up in the Crothers’ Woods section of the Don Valley. All trail users welcome. We use the trials, let’s support sustainable trail use to ensure we can all enjoy the valley in the future.
Gloves, bags, trees and equipment provided for all. All ages welcome. Bring a Friend!

Free BBQ, drinks and prizes for volunteers. Event will be cancelled in the event of rain

Click here for more information.

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WHAT: Community Environment Days
WHEN: May 31, 10 am – 2 pm
WHERE: Ministry of Transportation Building (1201 Wilson Ave.) and Enbridge Gas (500 Consumers Rd.)

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: Colonel Samuel Smith Park and Neighbourhood Tree Tour
WHEN: May 31, 1 pm – 3 pm
WHERE: Meet at Assembly Hall (1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive near Lakeshore & Kipling)

Stroll the grounds of the former Mimico Lunatic Asylum (now Humber College) as local historian Paul Chomik vividly recounts stories of the area’s rich history. Visit a century-old apple orchard once tended by patients of the asylum as part of their restorative therapy. Meander through protected wetlands that are home to beaver and migrating songbirds and be enveloped in the peaceful calm of a grove of black walnut trees. As we make our way through the lakeshore grounds, along the waterfront, and into the surrounding residential area, learn about the efforts of local community groups to maintain the natural wonder of the park and improve the struggling street trees along busy Lakeshore Boulevard.

If you would like to attend, please visit www.treetours.to to register.

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WHAT: Brick Works Nature Walk
WHEN: June 1, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
WHERE: Meet at the front gates by the wildflower garden (550 Bayview Ave.)

Join Evergreen, Heritage Toronto and Friends of the Don East as we explore the industrial and natural heritage of this spectacular site. Pay what you can; $5 suggested donation. Please RSVP to BWevents@evergreen.ca.

For more information call 416-596-1495.

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WHAT: ROMwalks: Hidden Treasures: Sculpture in the City
WHEN: June 1, 2 pm
WHERE: Meet on the south side of King St., east of Church St.  Look for the blue umbrella.

Discover Toronto’s unique architecture and rich history through ROMwalks, a series of free, guided walking tours of the city. Scupture in the city highlights: Sculptures traditional and modern, beautiful and intriguing in the downtown area from the Sculpture Garden opposite St. James’ Cathedral to the Archer in City Hall Square.

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

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WHAT: Tour of Rosedale & Forest Hill
WHEN: June 3, 7 pm – 8:30 pm
WHERE: East York Community Centre (86 Blake St.)

The Outing Club of East YOrk present a one and one-half hour bicycle ride along quiet residential streets, bike lanes , bike
paths through Rosedale & Forest Hill.  Helmet is required.

Call 416-987-1350 for more information.

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WHAT: Much Ado About Nothing
WHEN: June 4 through 7, BBQ at 6 pm and Perfomance at 6 pm; June 7 & 8, BBQ at 1 pm and Performance at 2 pm
WHERE: Historic Fort York (100 Garrison Rd.)

The Dream North Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing directed by Craig Walker. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or lawn chairs.

Visit www.dreamnorth.ca for more information.

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Photo by fuzzz.