Category: Town Square

Leafs Game 5 broadcast live on Sorauren Town Square May 12

Photo of inflated outdoor movie screen on the Sorauren Town Square, with the projection table in the foreground.

Game on! The Friends of Sorauren Park will be broadcasting Game 5 of the Leafs – Panthers playoff series live on the outdoor-movie big screen at the Sorauren Park Town Square on Friday, May 12. The game starts at 7 pm.

This public, free broadcast is made possible through special arrangement with Sportsnet and Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment. Special thanks also to Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation and Councillor Gord Perks. Note there will be no Snack Shack or food service. The water fountain is on for the season.

Please join us on the Town Square – now Maple Leafs Square – to cheer on the team at this family-friendly event. Go Leafs go!

Spring Swap now April 23, park clean-up April 22

Logo for Friends of Sorauren Park - horizontal

The weather forecast for the Earth Day weekend is forcing a change to some park programming. The Sports Gear Spring Swap now moves to Sunday, April 23 on the Sorauren Town Square, starting at 9:30 am for drop-offs and 10:30 am for scoring that great gear you need. Full details on what is and what isn’t accepted for the Swap.

The park spring clean-up event remains on Saturday, April 22, rain or shine, starting at 9:30 am. Meet at the Friends of Sorauren Park booth by the Fieldhouse. All welcome, bring gloves and garbage bags. The Friends will arrange for pick-up. The clean-up will take place in both Sorauren Park and Charles G. Williams Park.

See you at the park!

Spring sports gear swap NEW DATE April 23

NEW DATE: The Swap will be held on the Rain Date, Sunday April 23. The Spring Swap returns to the Sorauren Park Town Square on Sunday, April 23 following its successful debut last year. This is your chance to drop off gently used bicycles and sports equipment and return to find gear you need.

The drop-off period runs from 9:30 to 11:30 am. You can return to pick up gear any time after 10:30 am until 12:30 pm.

In addition to bicycles, the Spring Swap accepts functional camping, baseball, soccer, tennis, football, hockey and ski gear. Not accepted: helmets, kayaks, canoes, paddles, life jackets. Please ensure items are clean and in good working order.

Left-over equipment will be donated to Kids with Incarcerated Parents Canada. The Spring Swap is brought to you by Friends of Sorauren Park, your community non-profit devoted to the enjoyment and completion of Sorauren Park. For updates, follow @SoraurenPark on social media and subscribe to our newsletter.

Sorauren Farmers’ Market Country Fair Sept. 5

Poster for the Sorauren Farmers Market September 5. Shows a friendly bear and a chicken.

The Country Fair edition of the Sorauren Farmers’ Market returns to the Town Square on Labour Day Monday, September 5 from 3 – 7 pm.

Enter your best jam, pickle, cookie or pie in the BEST IN FAIR competition at the Country Fair on September 5th. Lots of great prizes for the winners of each category. Fill in the online form to enter.

You can also enter the DOG FAIR by dropping in at the Market’s info booth. Prizes for Best Trick, Obstacle Course and Feelin’ Cute.

Plus you’ll enjoy all the regular features of Toronto’s best park farmers’ market. Brought to you by the Sorauren Farmers’ Market Association.

Free world dance lessons in the park

Instructor Asli Rakkas leads participants in Intro to Turkish Romany-style dancing, the first of free weekly lessons every Wednesday in July

Gotta move? The Friends of Sorauren Park are pleased to offer Intro to World Dance Lessons every Wednesday evening in July, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on the Sorauren Town Square. All welcome!

The schedule so far:

  • July 6: Turkish Romany Bellydance with Asli Rakkas
  • July 13: CHANGE: Indian Kathak with Tamanna Koovarjee has been postponed. Replaced with Salsa by Eliana Cuevas
  • July 20th Spanish Flamenco with Pamela Briz Guijaro
  • July 27th TBD

Lessons are free thanks to the support of donations to non-profit Friends of Sorauren Park.

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