You’re Invited: Ontario’s Licence-Free Fishing Week, Toronto Events July 5-Sept.19, TTC Alert + Road Closures July 5-7, 2013

There are some important events happening in Ontario, Canada.

This video presents “Taste Of”:

  • The street is filled with sights, sounds and activities for everyone to enjoy.
  • The Business Improvement Area is committed to raising funds in support of local charities, while also providing more than 50% of the funds necessary to stage the Taste of Lawrence Festival every year.
  • Without the hlep of the community and corporate sponsors this event would not be possible.

Wexford Heights Business Improvement Area (BIA)


Taste of Lawrence 2013 Festival

FREE Admission

July 5 – 7, 2013

Lawrence Ave E & Birchmount Rd

Taste of Lawrence 2013 Festival is a celebration of international food and culture.

  • This festival attracts over 50,000 people from communities throughout the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.
  • Taste of Lawrence Festival is a street festival celebrating the cultural diversity of Toronto and the GTA by showcasing the unique cuisine, music, performers, vendors, retailers and community groups.

Please click here for more info and the schedules of performances and events.

Harbourfront Centre


DJ Deep Fried Fridays

FREE Admission

Fridays:  July 5 – August 30


Redpath Stage
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
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  • The hottest DJs – with a side of your favourite fried gourmet cuisine.

Corso Italia Business Improvement Area (BIA)


Benvenuti Street Festival 2013

 July 6 – 7

St. Clair Avenue West between Dufferin St and Lansdowne Ave

  • Benvenuti festival is located in the neighbourhood along St. Claire Ave West.
  • “Benvenuti!” – the Italian word for welcome – is the Corso Italia Annual Street Festival.
  • Enjoy the live entertainment at the Benvenuti Street Festival featuring amazing local talent, cultural music and Juno award winning artists.
  • There’s also a family friendly midway with games and rides.
  • New this year, Steam Whistle will be on site with a beer tent.

This video presents “Ottawa Fishing Festival 2012” in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada:

  • The 2012 Ottawa Fishing Festival was held at Brewer Park during the Ontario license-free family fishing week.
  • The festival is our city’s effort to encourage more residents to experience the excitement and the benefits of recreational fishing. 10% of all admission fees, plus all pledges and donations, will go towards charity.
  • Ottawa Fishing Festival has partnered with Angels of Hope, a charity foundation that is dedicated to raising funds for brain cancer research.

Fish for Free During Family Fishing Week July 6-14

Ontario, Canada

  • Canadian residents can fish licence-free in Ontario from July 6-14 as well as enjoy the province’s beautiful lakes and rivers.
  • Family fishing events in towns and provincial parks across Ontario include:

    • Eight Urban Fishing Festivals in the Greater Toronto Area
    • The Fishing Tournament at Inverhuron Provincial Park on July 7
    • Marathon 2013 Kids Fish Derby at Three Finger Lake on July 7
    • Port Hope Family Fishing Derby at Port Hope Marina on July 12
    • 17th Annual Dorset Kids Fish Derby at Public Docks on July 13
    • Napanee Kids Fishing Day at Conservation Park on July 14
  • Did you know?
    • Approximately 1.3 million anglers fish in Ontario each year and spend $2.5 billion in the province annually.
    • Ontario is home to 160 species of freshwater fish in lakes and rivers across the province.

City of Toronto to host Licence-Free Family Fishing Festival weekend


Bring your own rod and reel

July 6 – 7, 2013

July 6 Location, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Grenadier Pond in High Park (1873 Bloor St. W., Toronto)

July 7 Location, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Centre Island, Toronto – Registration is required for Centre Island event

  • Celebrate Family Fishing Festival at High Park and Toronto Island.
  • This weekend event is a celebration of fishing in natural places and will include family games, face painting, environmental education and lots of fishing.
  • Residents can take part at Grenadier Pond in High Park (1873 Bloor St. W.) on Saturday, July 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and at Centre Island on Sunday, July 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    • Please note: registration is required for the Centre Island event.
    • Don’t forget to bring your own rod and reel.

Leaside 100 in partnership with Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, City of Toronto


Layers of Leaside – An Exhibition

FREE Admission

July 3 – 14

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.,
Saturday & Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.

Todmorden Mills Heritage Site
67 Pottery Road
(bottom of Pottery Road, west of Broadview)
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FREE parking

Phone: 416-396-2819

  • The Layers of Leaside exhibit, organized by the Leaside 100 Committee and presented by Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, celebrates the founding and development of Leaside, a thriving midtown community.
  • A video slide show, Leaside – Then and Now, will run during the exhibition.
    • The video  slide show was created by Anna-Louise Richardson of Tree of Life Video.

Lane-naming for Albert Jackson – Harbord Village community


Saturday, July 6

11 a.m.

 Harbord Village (Harbord Street between Borden Street and Brunswick Avenue), Toronto

  • Councillor Adam Vaughan (Ward 20 Trinity Spadina) will join community representatives for a lane-naming ceremony to honour Albert Jackson.
  •  Albert Jackson was Toronto’s first black postman who lived in Harbord Village on Brunswick Avenue.

leaf pizza in the pits tree tour



Pizza in the Pits Tree Tour

July 12, 2013

5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m.

$5 suggested donation

Registration Recommended

Christie Pits
750 Bloor St W (Northwest corner of Bloor St. & Christie St.)

  • Tour Leaders are:
    • Andrea Bake, LEAF
    • Jode Roberts, David Suzuki Foundation
    • Monica Gupta, Friends of Christie Pits
    • Cristina Juarez, Christie Pits Residents Association
  • Pizza in the Pits Tree Tour is part of the David Suzuki Foundation’s Homegrown National Park Project.
  • Learn about the ecology of the area and how to identify different types of trees as well as what local residents are doing to improve the park.
  • The tour ends at the second Homegrown Pizza in the Pits night at the wood-burning oven in Christie Pits.



Morningside/Highland Creek Tree Tour


July 17, 2013

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.

Registration Recommended

East Scarborough Storefront
4040 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto

  • Morningside/Highland Creek Tree Tour Leaders are:
    • Andrea Bake, LEAF Arborist and
    • Greg Johnston, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA).
  • Join LEAF, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) and local volunteer group Highland Creek Green Team on a guided walk of the tree canopy along Highland Creek in Morningside Park.
    • Explore this quiet valley and its interesting waterway.
    • Learn about the history of the valley, the benefits our urban trees provide, as well as free and subsidized planting programs to help residents take action at home.
  • The Morningside/Highland Creek Tree Tour  is on paved path, mostly level with one hill to get into and out of the ravine.

Harbourfront Centre


Dancing on the Pier

FREE Admission

Certain Thursdays: July 11 – September 19, 2013

7:00PM – 10:00PM

Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

TTC Alert and Toronto Road Closures July 5 -7, 2013

TTC's image: Late Sunday Opening of Portion of Bloor- Danforth Subway Line.
TTC’s image: Late Sunday Opening of Portion of Bloor- Danforth Subway Line.

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Contact Info

  • Information on fares, routes, schedules and service.
    • 416-393-4636 (INFO)

    • Recorded information available 24 hours daily.

    • Operator-assisted service is available from 8:00am to 6:00pm daily, except statutory holidays.

    • TTY Hearing Impaired Service, 416-481-2523, Daily, 8:00am-6:00pm; except statutory holidays.

  • Main Switchboard
    • 416-393-4000

    • Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

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

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


Toronto, Ontario, Canada


July 3 , 2013

Weekend events with road closures in Toronto

Three special events this weekend will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events. Businesses in the areas affected are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to vehicles.

Festivals and other special events are important to the city, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into Toronto’s economy, and they are enjoyed each year by local residents.

In addition to road closures related to special events, there is a significant amount of road work taking place in the city. People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations.

Those who need to drive in the general vicinity of special events should allow extra time to get to and from their destination. More information is available at

Taste of Lawrence
Lawrence Avenue from Warden Avenue to Birchmount Road, will be closed on Friday, July 5 at 10 a.m. to Sunday, July 7 at 11:59 p.m.

Benvenuti Corso Italia
St. Clair Avenue from Lansdowne Avenue to Dufferin Street, will be closed from Saturday, July 6 at 5 a.m. to Monday July 8 at 2 a.m. for this event.

Festival of South Asia
Gerrard Street East from Coxwell Avenue to Glenside Avenue will be closed in both directions from Saturday, July 6 at 10 a.m. to Monday, July 8 at 2 a.m.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


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