As shown in this video, High Park in Toronto, Ontario, is a great park for everyone because High Park

  • boasts  some of the most beautiful green spaces in Toronto,
  • features some of the rarest ecosystems in southern Ontario, and
  • visitors are also privy to a vast array of sports fields, walking paths, and even an adventure playground for the children to enjoy.

Your input is wanted for the City of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, to make a new five-year plan for parks, trails and natural areas, which will include the following objectives:

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You're Invited: NFB’s Annual Cross-Canada Animation Celebration

You're Invited: NFB’s Annual Cross-Canada Animation Celebration

Get Animated! isNFB’s annual cross-Canada animation celebration, bringing you some of Canada’s finest (and funniest!) animated films.

The NFB, in partnership with a number of community organizations across the country, is bringing the magic of animation to over a dozen cities through two exclusive screening programs, including one for families.

Get Animated! marks International Animation Day with an amazing selection of films: from boldly experimental to flat-out funny, there’s something for everyone. Add workshops that show you how to make your own animated films and meet-the-director sessions, and you’ve got a truly irresistible series of events—all absolutely free. So come join us and get animated!”

Enjoy the following FREE events:

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Four PhotoSensitive Exhibitions of Canadians & Social Issues

Four PhotoSensitive Exhibitions of Canadians & Social Issues

In Toronto, Ontario, Canada,Photosensitive projects focus on realities with which North Americans are familiar, including poverty, hunger, illness, racism, ignorance, injustice. But it concentrates, too, on their antidotes: the hope found in the face of adversity, the laughter and love that make the difficulties of life tolerable, the simple pleasures that lighten dark lives. The photographers use the camera’s ability to tell a story, make social comment, and spur viewers to action.

Photosensitive’sidea was to bring together the photographic talents of a number of Toronto-based professional photographers, to harness the power of the camera to achieve social goals.

The four Photosensitive’s photography exhibitions are as follows:

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You're Invited: Toronto Events With Road Closures October 30

You're Invited: Toronto Events With Road Closures October 30

Come out and enjoy two special events in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Businesses in the affected areas are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to motorists.

You are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to your destinations.

If you need to drive in the event areas, allow extra time to get to and from your destination.

By the way:

Please click here for a more complete list of events and road work.

Variety Village 5 km Wheels, Run and Walk−n−Roll

This video is an overview of what Variety Village is all about and highlights one of their inclusive educational programs, Ability in Action.

You're Invited: Toronto Events With Road Closures October 30

You're Invited: Toronto Events With Road Closures October 30

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Free flu Shots Availability: Starts Tomorrow at Toronto Public Health Flu Clinics

Free flu Shots Availability: Starts Tomorrow at Toronto Public Health Flu Clinics

You can get your free flu shots starting tomorrow at the following 46 flu clinics which will operate at 16 locations between October 27 and mid-January:

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See a fantastic Flash MOB of 2012 Ontario Summer Games 1 Year to Go Celebration in Toronto:

2012 Ontario Summer Games + Sport Mascot Design Contest: Updates

2012 Ontario Summer Games + Sport Mascot Design Contest: Updates

This is an update to my previous blog You’re Invited: Celebrate ‘One Year To Go’ Ontario Games 2012 + Mascot Design Contest.

The City of Toronto will host the 2012 Ontario Summer Games from August 16 to 19, 2012.

The Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Ontario Summer Games will take place on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at the University of Toronto’s Varsity Stadium.

Approximately 8,000 people are expected to attend.

The 2012 Ontario Summer Games will bring together almost 2,500 athletes competing in 28 sports in multiple venues across Toronto and surrounding regions.

To date, one venue that has been definitely confirmed for the 2012 Ontario Summer Games is Read more of 2012 Ontario Summer Games + Sport Mascot Design Contest: Updates

See pedestrians crossing mid-block while cars are moving fast on Front Street at Union Station in Toronto:

Morning rush-hour at Front Street and Bay Street

Morning rush-hour at Front Street and Bay Street

Union Station in Toronto, Ontario is Canada’s busiest transportation hub for the following reasons:

  • Serving upwards of 200,000 passengers every business day
  • This number is expected to double in the next 10-15 years as GO Transit expands
  • Proposed frequent train service to Pearson Airport and improved TTC services will also increase the number of passengers who will be entering and exiting Union Station
Afternoon rush-hour at Front Street and York Street

Afternoon rush-hour at Front Street and York Street

Thus, there is a pedestrian traffic congestion problem during busy periods causing:

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