Category: Town Square

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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Outdoor movies return to Sorauren Town Square

Photo of crowd at Sorauren Park outdoor movie, including people holding sparklers for a marriage proposal
Surprise marriage proposals have been known to occur at Sorauren Outdoor Movies.

After a two-year absence, Friends of Sorauren Park are pleased to host the summer outdoor movie series on the Town Square once again. Mark your calendars for the fourth Saturday of the month from June to September. The first move—the classic 1994 Jim Carrey comedy Dumb and Dumber will screen Saturday, June 25, starting at 9:30 pm. For the full schedule visit our Outdoor Movie page.

The summer outdoor movies would not be possible without the financial support of our returning presenting sponsors: Chander Chaddah, Sutton Group Associates; Master Mechanic High Park; Dundas West Animal Hospital. Thanks also to our Snack Shack sponsor Scooter Girl Toys, and print sponsor KnightHawk StudioLab.

UPDATE: Sports Equipment Swap Postponed due to Rain—now will take place on Sunday, April 24

Poster announcing Spring Swap April 23 at Sorauren Park Town Square.
Drop something off, pick something up at the Sorauren Spring Swap for sports and recreation equipment

UPDATE: The forecast calls for rain on Saturday, April 23. So we’ve decided to hold the Swap the next day. The Swap will now take place on Sunday, April 24—same Drop-off and Swap times; same place. Please note, the Clean Toronto Together clean-up of both Sorauren and Charles G. Williams parks will still take place on Saturday, April 23, starting at 10 am. If you’ve volunteered for the clean up, dress for the weather.

Mark your calendars: The Great Sorauren Park Spring & Summer Sport Equipment Swap is scheduled for Saturday, April 23 on the Town Square.

The focus is on spring and summer sports and recreation gear. So, drop your gently used bicycles, baseball gear, golf equipment, basketballs, soccer balls, camping gear and more at the Town Square in the morning — and swap them for something new in the afternoon! Rain date: Sunday, April 24.

Please read the details including schedule below. The Swap is brought to you by the all-volunteer Friends of Sorauren Park. All left-over equipment will be donated to KIP Canada, which supports kids with incarcerated parents. Interested in meeting neighbours and supporting the community? You can also help out at the event by volunteering.

Great Sorauren Park Spring & Summer Sport Equipment Drop & Swap
Saturday, April 23 Sorauren Town Square
(Rain date April 24)
Drop off: 9:30 – 11:30 am
Swap: 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

Will accept:

  • Bikes
  • Soccer equipment
  • Basketball equipment
  • Baseball equipment
  • Racquet sports equipment (tennis, ping-pong, badminton, squash)
  • Play equipment (roller blades; skateboards, kiddie pools, sand boxes)
  • Fitness equipment (yoga gear; free weights)
  • Camping equipment
  • Golf equipment
  • Miscellaneous

Everything must be clean, gently used and in good working order.

Will not accept:

  • Winter sports equipment (hockey/skiing/sleds/toboggans); bike helmets; kayaks/paddles/canoes; anything broken or too dirty, too worn out.

How it works:
For each item you drop off you will be given one ticket in return. Each item dropped has an equal value. We will accept a maximum of 5 items per person. Thank you for helping us work towards our goal of a zero-waste event. We cannot accept drop-offs outside of these hours. You are not allowed to drop off items on someone’s behalf. You must be present at the drop-off to collect your own tickets.

Register your drop-off items and collect your swap tickets at the Friends of Sorauren Park info table.

Follow us on social media @soraurenpark for updates. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter for park news, events, and volunteer opportunies.

Big thanks to our Spring Swap sponsors and supporters KnightHawk StudioLab (poster printing) and Chander Chaddah, Sutton Group Associates (flyer printing and distribution).

Ball hockey Sundays April-June on the Town Square

Kids and adults play ball hockey on the hard surface of the Sorauren Town Square, with two nets set up and traffic cones marking the play area, under a bright blue sky.
Game on!

Join the fun every Sunday from 2 to 6 pm on the Sorauren Park Town Square with drop-in ball hockey starting April 3 and running till the end of June.

Bring your stick and a ball. Hockey nets supplied by the Sorauren Hosers Rink Crew. Shinny rules apply. All welcome. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @SoraurenPark for updates and weather cancellations.