Here are eight FREE events happening in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

This video presents “Planet in Focus 2012 Festival Trailer ‘Confined'”:

FREE Children’s Film Program (ages 5–12)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

10:00 a.m.

Screening and Workshop at TIFF Bell Lightbox

TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3
350 King St. West

www.planetinfocus.org
Phone 416-531-1769

Celebrate the environment by joining Planet in Focus for an exciting day of fun and engaging programming for children!

  • And will be followed by a free animation workshop courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB):
    • 12:00 PM NFB Animation Workshop
      • This FREE animation workshop gives children the opportunity to create their own claymation environmental movies courtesy of the NFB
      • Space is limited so please pre-register by emailing info@planetinfocus.org

Official Opening of the Joseph Bannon Park & the Official Street Naming

Saturday, October 13

1 to 5 P.M.

Official Ceremony at 1:30 P.M.

&

Fall Festival in the Joseph Bannon Park

Joseph Bannon Park, 65 Mary Chapman Blvd.

  • Come celebrate the official opening of the Joseph Bannon Park and the official street naming with:
    • Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Ward 7 York West), Chair of the Community Development and Recreation Committee
    • City of Toronto staff
    • members of the community
    • the Emery Village Business Improvement Area
    • and the Bannon family
  •  After the official ceremony, a fall festival with family activities, food and refreshments will take place in the park
  • Joseph Bannon Park was named to honour Joseph Bannon, a decorated war hero and one of Emery Village’s greatest community champions
    • Bannon and his wife Doris May became foster parents to more than 150 babies and unwanted children, and adopted seven of them
    • Bannon was a founding patron of St. Jude’s Catholic Church on Weston Road
  • The new one-hectare park features:
    • an artificial outdoor ice rink
    • senior and junior play structure
    • splash pad
    • mini soccer field

For more info, please contact Lynn Essensa:

  • Phone 416-394-2669
  • Email at  lessens@toronto.ca

 Re-opening of Toronto’s Matty Eckler Community Recreation Centre

FREE Barbecue, Leisure Swim and Facility Tours

Saturday, October 13

1 to 4 p.m.

Remarks at 1 p.m.

Matty Eckler Community Recreation Centre, 953 Gerrard St. E.

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You're Invited: 2012 Green Toronto Awards Ceremony April 13 & Green Living Show April 13 -15

You're Invited: 2012 Green Toronto Awards Ceremony April 13 & Green Living Show April 13 -15

This is an update to my previous blog 2012 Green Toronto Awards Nominations: Now Open Until Feb. 6 at 11:59 P.M.

Congratulations to the following finalists for the 2012 Green Toronto Awards:

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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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Celebrate the Beauty of Toronto's Urban Forest at Canada Blooms 2011

Celebrate the Beauty of Toronto's Urban Forest at Canada Blooms 2011

We love Toronto’s Urban Forest!

It’s time to celebrate Toronto’s beautiful urban forest at Canada Blooms 2011 on March 16 to 20.

You can behold the beauty of Toronto’s Urban Forest at the City’s feature display called “Every Tree Counts! Toronto’s Urban Forest”.

Toronto’s Urban Forest is a gorgeous “canopy  of 10.2 million trees” with the following breathtaking values:

  • “valued at $7 billion,
  • and it contributes $32 million in ongoing carbon storage
  • and $28 million annually in environmental benefits.”

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Free Seventh Annual Green Toronto Awards Ceremony

Free Seventh Annual Green Toronto Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to the 30 finalists who were selected from more than 150 nominations for the Seventh Annual Green Toronto Awards.

The Green Toronto Awards is the City’s environmental awards of excellence that “recognize the individuals, organizations and companies helping to lead the way to a cleaner, greener Toronto.”

You are invited to the following free event wherein the winners will be announced, and each winner will receive an award and $5,000.

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