Category: Nature

Exploration of Queer Botany at the park May 12

Brought to you by our neighbours and friends at the Museum of Contemporary Art, An Exploration of Queer Botany is a hands-on workshop where participants will have the opportunity to learn about the history and connection between plants and people on an outdoor tour of Sorauren Park.

Join artist, ecologist and urban wildlife behaviourist Jaylen Bastos to learn about plant anatomy and the relationship between plants and geography and to explore how plants have helped people express themselves throughout history.

This workshop connects to MOCA’s current Augmented Reality exhibition Seeing the Invisible, part of which also takes place in Sorauren Park.

Event: An Exploration of Queer Botany with Jaylen Bastos
Date: Friday, May 12
Time: 6:00–8:30 pm

Admission: Pay what you can
Where: Meet at MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Rd, Toronto
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Sorauren Summer Kids Fun: Try Tree Bingo!

It’s like Bingo, except with trees! Drop by the Sorauren Summer Kids Fun table at the Farmers’ Market on August 16, between 3 – 6:30 pm, to pick up your Tree Bingo (LEAFO) card, or you can print this PDF version. Take your card and identify the trees of Sorauren. Can you find the park’s giant and rare elm tree?

Take a photo of your Tree Bingo field trip and tag @SoraurenPark on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter for a chance to win a prize from Scooter Girl Toys, our Summer Kids Fun sponsor.

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Sorauren Stories comes to a screen near you

For a summer like no other, the Friends of Sorauren Park have launched a fun new program to enjoy and learn about the park while keeping everyone safe. Sorauren Stories is a series of videos and video events about the park, its people and pets, its natural history, its human history, and its power to inspire.

The series is rolling out across Friends of Sorauren Park media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, our website and newsletter, with interactive elements in the park itself.

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Learn about Sorauren trees with the new guide and game

With the leaves falling and easy to pick up and examine, it’s the perfect time to learn about many tree species that grow in Sorauren Park!

Thanks to the High Park Nature Centre, Sorauren now has it’s own LEAFO card. It’s like Bingo, except with trees! So while you’re learning, you can make it a game, too.

Visit our new Sorauren Natural History page for your downloadable copy of the LEAFO card. It’s a great game for birthday parties. Can you find the park’s giant and rare elm tree? Did you know that Sorauren Avenue used to be called Poplar Grove?

Many park trees been planted and cared for by volunteers, in collaboration with Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation and generous funders such as TD Friends of the Environment, Evergreen and Live Green Toronto. A few trees in the park are not shown on the LEAFO card, including Manitoba, Norway and sugar maples… bonus points if you can find those.