This video presents “Why Biodiversity Matters”:

  • David Suzuki discusses the complexity of nature’s biodiversity as it relates to city living

There are three FREE green talks in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

Emerald Ash Borer and Toronto’s Urban Forest

Wednesday, October 24

Speaker: Melissa Williams, LEAF (Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests)

12 noon – 1 p.m

City Hall

100 Queen St. W. (at Bay Street), Committee Room 3, second floor

Toronto, Ontario,Canada

Registration is not required.

  • Toronto’s urban forest has a structural value of $7.2 billion and provides more than $60 million in ecological benefits each year
  • The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) will have a major impact on our urban forest as it affects Toronto’s 860,000 ash trees
  • Find out what’s at stake as Melissa Williams of LEAF explores Toronto’s tree canopy and the many benefits it provides
  • Learn how to identify ash trees, the signs of Emerald Ash Borer infestation, and how you can build a healthier and more resilient urban forest in your community.

Green Neighbours 21

presents

Greening our City – Challenges for the Coming Year

Monday, October 29

Speaker: Councilor Joe Mihevc

7:00 pm-9:00 pm

St Michael and All Angels Church
(southeast corner of St. Clair and Wychwood, enter off Wychwood, through wooden gate, top floor)

The coming year brings pivotal decisions for Toronto’s future as a green and livable city:

  • Reviving Transit City was an important win, but only a first step on the way to an ambitious GTA-wide public transit plan — “The Big Move”
    • How do we pay for that?
  • We’ve all noticed the surge in new high-density housing projects around the city, including the condo towers now underway and projected for St. Clair
    • What can be done to make these projects both green and neighbourhood-friendly?
  • Following up on his presentation to Green Neighbours 21 last year, Councilor Mihevc will explain the issues and outline some ways of getting involved
    • One of these will be a major event upcoming this Winter in the Art Barns, to be shaped and co-sponsored by Green Neighbours 21
    • Come, learn more and find out what you can do to help make it happen!”
Biodiversity in the City of Toronto

Biodiversity in the City of Toronto

Spiders of Toronto

Tuesday, October 30

Speaker: Brad Hubley, Royal Ontario Museum

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street (Yonge & Bloor), Beeton Auditorium

  • Did you know that more than 200 species of spiders call Toronto home?
  • Come learn all about these fascinating eight-legged creatures
  • Brad Hubley of the Royal Ontario Museum will entertain you with interesting facts, images and insights
  • Bring your curiosity and your questions
  • Spiders of Toronto is one of a series of illustrated booklets in the City’s Biodiversity Series:
    • Spiders of Toronto: 2012
      • A female jumping spider (Phiddipus clarus) lands on the edge of a milkweed leaf
      • Males defend females from rival males using a combination of visual and vibratory signals, and these interactions occasionally escalate into direct combat, and fights between females over refuges are even more intense

City of Toronto Contact Info:

Phone within Toronto city limits: 311

Phone outside city limits: 416-392-CITY (2489)
(can be used within Toronto if you can’t reach 311)

TTY customers: 416-338-0TTY (0889)
Fax: 416-338-0685
E-mail: 311@toronto.ca

If your matter is urgent, please call them. They are open 24/7.

Always call 911 for emergencies.

Enjoy!

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