Category: Bake Oven

Volunteers needed July 22-23 to finish outdoor oven

The Friends of Sorauren Park are calling for community volunteers to help finish the park’s new bake oven, with a community build scheduled for Saturday, July 22 and Sunday July 23.

There’s a special need for a mason or folks with masonry skills, as well as folks with carpentry and roofing skills. But anyone handy with tools and willing to help out is invited to put their stamp on the oven. We’ll have a contractor on hand to supervise.

The oven’s specialized core has been completed by a professional. Now we need to build the housing and roof to surround the core and give the oven its final look.

The final build is made possible thanks to a generous donation by the Alterra Group of Companies, builders of the 35 Wabash Avenue condo across the street from the park. Alterra’s donation purchases all the supplies to finish the oven. Thanks Alterra!

Use our volunteer form to sign up and receive details.

Beautiful new drinking fountain thanks to donations

The new drinking fountain and water bottle filling station thanks to the FitzGerald family and friends

Thirsty? Check out the new water fountain and water bottle filling station by the Sorauren Fieldhouse. Thanks to the FitzGerald family and friends, who raised $20,000 in donations in honour of Owen FitzGerald. It’s a wonderful addition to the park and a memorial the whole community can enjoy for many years to come.

The concrete pad poured for the fountain was specially designed to also accommodate the new bake oven, to be constructed this summer… watch for notices.

Thanks also to Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation and Parks, Forestry and Recreation for making this legacy a reality.

Gardening Day and t-shirt sales May 13

Join the Friends of Sorauren Park and volunteers for the annual Gardening Day on Saturday, May 13 starting at 10 a.m. by the Sorauren Fieldhouse.

We’ll spruce up the gardens around the Fieldhouse, around the park, and make preparations for the new tool shed that will accompany the new pizza bake oven coming this summer.

No experience necessary. Bring gardening gloves and simple garden tools if you have them.

Photo of blue t-shirt with Friends of Sorauren Park logoThis is also your chance to purchase a cool Friends of Sorauren Park t-shirt, $10 each. All proceeds support the non-profit Friends and free programming at the park including movie nights.

To volunteer for other Sorauren Park activities, use our handy volunteer form and we’ll be in touch.