We are now in the 13th year for the Neighbours’ Night Out. It originally started out being held in June, in conjunction with a City-wide Neighbours’ Night out but it was changed to be held on the first day back to school in September many years ago. It has been suggested that the June timeframe might work better for families so this year the event will be held on Tuesday, June 13 6:30-8:00 p.m. outside 2 Haddington (at Greer). Hope you will be able to join us!
Newsletter Spring 2017
Old Orchard Grove Residents’ Association Earth Day Celebration & Park Clean-up Brookdale Park, Woburn Ave & Avenue Road
Saturday, April 22nd from 10 a.m. to Noon Come join thousands of Torontonians and let’s Clean Toronto Together! One of our local parks is in desperate need of some TLC. If you are familiar with the small path that connects Brookdale Park (Woburn and Ave Rd) to Fairlawn and Grey Rd, you will see that there is a lot of litter on both sides of the path. Join your fellow neighbours (kids and pets welcome!) to help make our little sliver of nature just a little cleaner! Meet at the parkette circle at the corner of Woburn and Ave Rd at 10 a.m. on April 22nd.
Lytton Park Clean-up Day
You are invited to participate in the Lytton Park Residents’ Organization’s 17th Annual Community Clean-up Day of the Chatsworth Ravine
Saturday, April 22nd from 10 a.m. to Noon
Meet at the east end of Glenview Sr. Public School field
Fairlawn’s Annual Book Sale – last weekend of April – Thurs Apr 27 – Sat Apr 29
Thursday, April 27, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, April 28, 12:00 noon – 9:00 pm
Saturday, April 29, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
A huge selection of good quality books, vintage vinyl, CD’s and DVD’s Cash/cheques only Fairlawn Avenue United Church 28 Fairlawn Avenue Toronto, ON M5M 1S7 http://www.fairlawnchurch.ca/events/booksale/
Rummage Sale at Armour Heights Presbyterian Church
Saturday, May 6 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Armour Heights Presbyterian Church, 105 Wilson (East of Avenue & Wilson) See flyer attached
The Church is looking for donations for the sale. If you are interested in contributing, please contact Erin Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Environment Days commenced across the City as of April 1st. The link below (or the attachment) provides information on all the sites and times as well as an outline of what you can bring to the drop off centres.
Public Meeting: North Toronto Memorial Community Centre Renovations Date:
Wednesday, May 17 Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: North Toronto Memorial Community Centre The City is enhancing the North Toronto Memorial Community Centre to improve facility operations and services to the community. Residents are invited to attend a community meeting on Wednesday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m. that will address the renovations and discuss program relocations. For more information, please click here.
North Toronto Group of Artists: Fine Arts Spring Studio Tour Date:
May 6 and 7 Time: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Join the North Toronto Group of Artists for their Fine Arts Spring Studio Tour on Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visit 18 local artists in their home studios. For more information, please click here.
Doors Open Toronto Date:
May 27 and 28 The 18th annual Doors Open event is right around the corner and offers an opportunity to see inside more than 150 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city. This year’s theme is Fifteen Decades of Canadian Architecture. Since it began in 2000, Doors Open Toronto has attracted more than two million visits to nearly 700 unique locations across the city. If you’d like more information on how to participate or volunteer, please click here.
Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Armour Heights Presbyterian Church (Lower Meeting Room). You can review the Agenda via this link AGM Agenda 2017.
Old Orchard Park Community Consultation
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
6:30-7:30pm Armour Heights Community Center, 2140 Avenue Road
Councillor Carmichael Greb has invited City Staff and the landscape architect to present concepts and answer questions on proposed playground improvements for Old Orchard Park Playground. This is YOUR OPPORTUNITY to provide input! OOGRA, with the leadership of its new Board Member Andrew Holownych, has initiated some consultation with residents and has started a Facebook Group “Friends of Old Orchard Park”.
Some ideas assembled by Andrew for the work expected to start THIS SPRING include:
- More benches/seating for parents to watch their kids play
- A new sign that says “Old Orchard Park”
- Some kind of interpretive signs about the creek (it’s history, connection to other waterways) and the trees of the park (willows??)
Other suggestions include:
- Move the entrance on the north side of the park safer (currently there is no cross-walk or stop sign)
- Add a wading pool or splash pad (can cost about $200,000).
- Add a teather ball, a painted game area (hop-scotch, four square).
All are welcome! Show support for our Community and bring your Neighbours!
Once again, thank you to our local supporters of our annual Neighbours’ Night Out:
- Baskin Robins for the yummy ice cream
- Party Rock for the colourful balloons
- National Bank for supporting the cost of the ice cream and balloons
- Woods Restaurant & Bar for the $200 dinner raffle prize
And a big thank you to the SAHRA Directors as well as adult and student Volunteers who helped out at the event.
A good time was had by all!
SAHRA’s 2016 Annual General Meeting was held on:
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Armour Heights Presbyterian Church (Basement)
Neighbours Night Out on Sept 2, 2014
A great evening where members of the SAHRA community get together to enjoy ice cream and balloons.
Thanks to Baskin Robbins (1917 Avenue Road), Party Rock (1919 Avenue Road), The Miller Tavern (1977 Avenue Road) and National Bank for their contributions to our event.
The pictures show the good time had by all!
Neighbours Night Out on Sept 3, 2013
A great evening for members of the SAHRA community to get together and enjoy Cold Stone Creamery ice cream, Tim Horton’s coffee, balloons along with a police car, bicycle police and a fire engine.
Thanks to Tim Horton’s (2005 Avenue Road), Party Rock (1919 Avenue Road) and Stratto Wine & Grill (1977 Avenue Road) for their contributions to our event.
The pictures show the good time had by all!