Environment Day April 22 on Wabash Avenue

Round up those old paint cans and broken electronics. The annual Community Environment Day, hosted by the City of Toronto, takes place Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wabash Avenue by Sorauren Park.

Car traffic will be modified during these times to accommodate the event.

The event is a great way to properly dispose of household hazardous waste including old batteries, solvents, fluorescent bulbs, expired medications and more. Crews also accept old electronics including cell phones, computers, printers and TVs.

The City publishes a full list of accepted material, including supplies that will be reused such as arts and crafts materials, clothing in good condition, and much more.

You can also buy kitchen green bins, pick up free compost, and learn more about City environmental efforts. Don’t forget to drop by the Friends of Sorauren Park table for community updates including the playground project and the new community centre.

Poster for environment day showing list of acceptable material for recycling

Ages 4 – 5 Summer Camps at Sorauren

Parks, Forestry and Recreation operates Activity Camps out of the Sorauren Fieldhouse during the summer for the younger set, ages 4 – 5. Morning and afternoon programs are available.

To register, you’ll need a Family Number and Client Number with the City. Then you’ll need to know the barcodes for the programs you want. Barcodes and details here.

PFR also operates Activity Camps for ages 6 – 12 at Parkdale Community Recreation Centre on Lansdowne Avenue, in Parkdale Public School.

Have a great summer!

Sorauren Sports 2017 registration starts March 8

Kids playing soccer at Sorauren Park, with families looking on

Mark your calendar!

Registration for Sorauren Park soccer, baseball and tennis starts March 8, 2017 at 7 a.m. Soccer and baseball programs are run jointly by the volunteer Sorauren Park Sports Association and Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

Be sure to have your Family and Client numbers (provided by Parks, Forestry and Recreation) available when you register.

Register early as the spots fill quickly. You’ll find the program codes on the Parks, Forestry and Recreation website. Printed FUN Guides are also available in libraries and community centres.

You can register online or by telephone. Visit the City website for details.

Join us as a Coach!

Sorauren Park depends on volunteer coaches and assistant coaches to make the season a success.

It’s a rewarding experience, lots of fun, gentle exercise, a great way to meet neighbours and contribute to community.

Visit the Sorauren Sports website for details.

Condo construction to alter Wabash Avenue

On February 22, the Toronto and East York Community Council will be reviewing a proposal to temporarily narrow Wabash Avenue beside Sorauren Park for 20 months to accommodate construction of the new four-storey condo building at 35 Wabash Ave.

The meeting starts 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 1 at City Hall.

City staff have submitted a report on the proposed street changes. Councillor Gord Perks has advised he will be asking for changes to tighten the affected area.

The plan below shows the proposed changes. Two-way car, pedestrian and bicycle traffic would be maintained at all times. The restrictions would last from February 27, 2017 to October 31, 2018.

Map showing lane restrictions on Wabash Avenue, south side

Proposed temporary changes to Wabash Avenue for condo construction