What's Up in October
RoncyWorks volunteers have been busy with a number of initiatives taking place this month.
On October 27th at 10:00 a.m., our 125-year-old tree along Roncesvalles will be officially recognized by the Ontario Heritage Trees Program. A big thanks to Karyn Klaire Koski who nominated Roncy’s century-old tree for Heritage Designation
, via video submission
With us will be representatives from Ontario Urban Forest Council, Trees Ontario and LEAF Toronto and Counsellor Gord Perks, among others.
Tree Spirits: A Hallowe'en Tribute
Join us at the tree to celebrate this old soul, learn some tree lore and get treats for the kids.
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Near 263 Roncesvalles Avenue
: If you can help out with this event, please let us know by using our volunteer signup form
For a year now, RoncyWorks volunteers have been tending the street as a way to express their appreciation for our community and the shops that endured a long street renovation. Despite the regular cleaning of the sidewalks and street by city workers at least three times a week, it became obvious to us that cigarette butts are a problem. The volume of butt litter tossed in the plant beds and tree grates is astounding. The cigarette butt receptacles in the City's trash cans are not obvious and are spaced rather far apart, so we produced the 'Please Butt-In" blue tin cans to see if they might reduce the litter.
The cans certainly helped, but they were removed because the City doesn't allow public trash receptacles that are not stationary. Indeed, the cans were being kicked and spilled, not to mention filled with other trash. So now we're exploring more permanent solutions
in collaboration with the BIA. We're looking to install weather proof cigarette receptacles along the street, either on the vendor side or the public side, particularly near establshments that have a significant smoking clientele.
Fortunately, we also recently discovered a company called TerraCycle
that recycles cigarette waste, and we're now working to partner with them on this important project. Anyone interested in helping us advance this initiative should contact us using our volunteer signup form
Other Community Events
Peace Garden Workshop
A Landscape Design consultation workshop for the Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden
will be held Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. at Bishop Marrocco / Thomas Merton School, 1515 Bloors Street West.
Everyone loves the Pumpkin Parade at Sorauren Park that follows Hallowe'en on November 1st. It's an awesome display of community spirit. And so is the