Events Guide: tree tour, Shakespeare, stuff swap, and more

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WHAT: Toronto Tree Tours: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
WHEN: June 7, 1 pm – 3 pm
WHERE: Meet at the Yonge St. gates, just north of St. Clair Ave.

On this tour, Jack Radecki, venerated tree expert and the cemetery’s Supervisor of Arbour Services, will lead us through the celebrated tree collection of Mount Pleasant Cemetery, considered to be one of finest arboretums in North America. The tour will follow the meandering paths of the cemetery while Jack and arborist Todd Irvine discuss a selection of the hundreds of varieties of trees and shrubs found on the grounds, from the native sweetgum and shag bark hickory trees to the introduced Babylonian willow and silver linden. Participants will marvel at the astounding array of forms, textures, and colours found in this collection. Whether you are a curious admirer or a serious student, there is no better place in the city to experience the myriad of trees that will grow in our climate. Suggested donation: $5

Visit www.treetours.to for more information.

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WHAT: Much Ado About Nothing
WHEN: 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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WHAT: Community Environment Days
WHEN: June 7, 10 am – 2 pm
WHERE: Woodbine Beach Park (1675 Lake Shore Blvd. East) and Stan Wadlow Park Clubhouse (373 Cedarvale 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: Stiltwalking Workshop
WHEN: June 7, 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: At the Water’s Edge: Celebrating Canadian Rivers Day
WHEN: June 8, 1 pm – 4 pm
WHERE: Southwest corner of Queen St. and River St.

At the Water’s Edge is a walk and workshop exploring the history, present, and future of common access to the Lower Don River and the Waterfront at it’s mouth.  This walk and workshop is about recognizing the role of the Don River in shaping Toronto, and how the city has, in turn, shaped the river. We want people to leave with a stronger connection to the river and a better understanding of how it has been influenced by channelization and by the way we all add pollution to our watersheds. Most importantly, we want people to imagine what the river could be: a clean, functioning ecosystem with enormous cultural value right in the heart of the city. This event is part of a celebration for Canadian Rivers Day, which aims to get Canadians thinking about and enjoying rives.

Visit www.riversides.org for more information.

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WHAT: ROMwalks: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery – Part One
WHEN: June 8, 2 pm
WHERE: Meet at Yonger St. cemetery entrance north of St. Clair Ave., 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.

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery highlights: St. Andrew’s Society Monument, Massey Mausoleum, Mt. Pleasant Mausoleum, Millionaires’ Row, Empress of Ireland Monument.

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

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WHAT: ROMwalks: Along the Front
WHEN: June 11, 2 pm
WHERE: Meet at corner of Front St. and Jarvis 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.

Along the Front highlights: St. Lawrence Market, Old Warehouses, Flatiron Building, Berczy Park, BCE Place, Dominion Public Building, Royal Bank Plaza, Royal York Hotel, Union Station.

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

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WHAT: Community Environment Days
WHEN: June 12, 4 pm – 8 pm
WHERE: Beth Torah Synagogue (47 Glenbrook 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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The Events Guide is a regular feature on Spacing Toronto. To submit a listing, email eventsguide@spacing.ca. Please note that, due to demand, we cannot guarantee publication of your listing.

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