Arts in your Backyard BBQ on August 15th inWeston-Mt. Dennis (in partnership with Toronto Community Housing) 30 Denarda Street 12:00 to 5:00pm.
Dave the turtle guy and Amanda one of our local youth environmentalist / activists lead groups on a tour of the pond area. If you have never been into the flats you are missing out on prime urban oasis with more than 100 bird species (spotted during one of the tours was a blue heron), turtles, fish, foxes amongst lots of trees and green space hidden behind soccer fields and tennis courts.
Also thanks to Dave for providing fishing rods and help for all the children who wanted to try and catch something – no fish, but lots of fun was had.
Thanks to YCS who provided had washing stations and information. The Clean Train Coalition had an info table with an update on efforts to get electric transit running on the rail corridor by 2014. We want to see this happen instead of the current plan which will have our neighbourhood polluted by increased diesel train traffic. As part of this, a Speak Out Poster Art station attracted local several sign artists for signs to use at future events. Also, a petition to the Province was signed by a number of party-go-ers. See CTC for further details
Finally thanks to all the Mount Dennis community for coming out on a beautiful summer evening and celebrating all that is good about our neighbourhood.