First outdoor movie night June 24

Dig out those camping pads, picnic blankets and soccer chairs… the first Sorauren Park Outdoor Movie for 2017 lights up the screen on Saturday, June 24 at 9:30 p.m.

(Come a little early to get a good spot and popcorn.)

We’re just confirming the movie licence so can’t announce the title yet, but plan is for a cult classic. All outdoor movies are rated PG. Watch this website, subscribe to our newsletter or follow SoraurenPark on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates.

The movie will be shown on the park’s Town Square. Donations accepted to support the non-profit activities and programming provided by the Friends of Sorauren Park.

Sorauren Park Outdoor Movies are also generously supported by our sponsors. Thank you!

Share your playground ideas May 31

Photo of Charles G. Williams Park, looking north to the wading pool from Wright Avenue

The survey results are in! Thank you to everyone for sharing your comments and ideas for the Charles G. Williams Park playground (Sorauren playground).

Friends of Charles G. Williams received over a hundred responses to the recent survey and will be sharing some of the feedback at a special May 31 meeting. The next step is to get together interested community members to meet in person as a group. Neighborhood business owner and Landscape Architect, Eric Gordon, will be leading a guided brainstorming session to come up with exciting opportunities and solutions to some of our park issues. This is a great chance to share with other parents, grandparents and friends of the park.

When: Wednesday, May 31st at 8 p.m.
Where: Sorauren Park Fieldhouse (50 Wabash Ave.), Main Floor

Please RSVP to friendsofcharlesg@gmail.com to let us know if you are planning to attend.

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.

Sorauren Sports Meet the Coach May 13

It’s that time of year again for players and parents of Sorauren Park children’s Soccer and Baseball:

Meet the Coach
Saturday May 13
11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Parkdale Community Recreation Centre
75 Lansdowne Ave.

Sorauren Park Sports also needs volunteer coaches for this 2017 season. If you can help out please contact:
Liz Leason
Volunteer Convenor, Sorauren Park Sports Association
416-697-5902
Liz.leason@rogers.com

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.