Category: Gardening

Gardening and park clean-up day May 7

Grab your gardening gloves and a shovel and help us beautify the park at the annual Gardening Day on Saturday, May 7. We’ll start at 10 a.m. at the Fieldhouse, with large mulch piles to distribute around the gardens and the flourishing Town Square trees.

If you’ve got a wheelbarrow, bring that, too! All ages welcome, and there will be coffee.

Once again, we’ll be joined by our friends from the global Yale Day of Service, who have made Sorauren Park a second home for six years now.

Park clean-up and gardening day May 9


The annual Sorauren Park clean-up and gardening day is set for Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to about 1 p.m. Coffee’s on… bring your gloves, trowels, shovels, wheelbarrows! (Or just bring yourself, that’s OK too.)

Yale alumni, Sorauren gardeners and MP Peggy Nash take a break from tending to the Fieldhouse gardens

Yale alumni, Sorauren gardeners and MP Peggy Nash take a break from tending to the Fieldhouse gardens in 2014

Once again, local residents will team up with a special group of Yale University alumni, who have volunteered for five years now at the Sorauren event as part of the Yale Global Day of Service.

Thanks also to Parks, Forestry and Recreation for providing mulch and supplies.

Meet by the Fieldhouse. Work will focus on the gardens there, then spread out around the park depending on volunteer strength. Please rsvp using the Contact form so we have an idea of how many to expect.

It’s a great way to meet new neighbours and friends, and spend some time outdoors. All ages, no experience necessary!

Park happenings in May

Yale alumni, Sorauren gardeners and MP Peggy Nash take a break from tending to the Fieldhouse gardens

Yale alumni, Sorauren gardeners and MP Peggy Nash take a break from tending to the Fieldhouse gardens

Game on! Sorauren Park soccer and baseball has kicked off another season… games are played every weekday evening and Saturdays. Watch for lots of kids coming to and from the park around and after dinner-time especially.

The Farmers Market moves outdoors on Monday, May 19. Remember, the market is every Monday from 3 – 7 p.m. Watch for news about Ontario wine sales, coming to the market soon! UPDATE: Ontario wine sales start this Monday May 19!

Thanks to Sorauren gardeners, Yale alumni on the Yale Global Day of Action, and MP Peggy Nash (photo above) for once again tending to the gardens around the Fieldhouse. Looking good for the upcoming opening of Phase 1 of the NEW Sorauren Town Square!

Speaking of which…  mark your calendars for Monday, June 23, 6 p.m., for the official opening of the Town Square. The community is invited to help tear down a ceremonial fence to open the Square (we’ll have a long rope everyone can grab onto). More details to come!

Come to Gardening Day Saturday May 10


Volunteers are welcome to join the annual Gardening Day event happening Saturday, May 10 starting at 10 a.m. We’ll be weeding, pruning and cleaning the gardens and grounds around the Sorauren Fieldhouse. High schoolers: get some volunteer hours!

Bring gloves, shovels, trowels, clippers, pruners, and composting bags if you can spare one or two.

Once again, we’ll be joined by volunteers from the Yale alumni, who are participating in the annual global Yale Day of Service. These are Toronto Yale alumni who don’t live in the neighbourhood but who have “adopted” Sorauren over the years for gardening day. Thanks Yale!

Community garden meeting Jan. 23 at Sorauren Fieldhouse


Dreaming of a Community Garden at Sorauren Park? Help make it a reality!

Join us on Thursday January 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sorauren Park Fieldhouse, lower floor, for the first meeting to discuss the creation of an organic fruit and vegetable garden at Sorauren Park. All are welcome, black and green thumbs alike. No gardening experience necessary. Just bring your ideas, your love of nature and a friend.

For more information feel free to contact Arlene Hazzan Green at

Note: this project is different from the Adopt-A-Tree program planned for this spring, related to the new trees being planted as part of the Town Square project. Lots of planting in Sorauren’s future.