Wabash Community Centre: how we got here

Watch Stephen Dorsey, a volunteer member of the board for Friends of Sorauren Park, give the quick history of how community advocacy turned an industrial site into Sorauren Park and soon, the Wabash Community Centre. For a longer history, visit our History page, or watch the 25th Anniversary documentary video.

This is the latest in a series of short video updates on the progress of the community centre.

Also visit the City of Toronto’s Wabash Community Centre project page, and follow @SoraurenPark on social media or subscribe to our popular newsletter.

Wabash Community Centre update: next steps

Stephen Dorsey, a volunteer member of the board for Friends of Sorauren Park, provides the latest update on Wabash Community Centre progress in our video series.

Watch and listen as Stephen outlines the next steps in the process, including hearing back from the City of Toronto on the results of the recent consultation around the building massing options on the site of the old linseed oil mill and surrounding land in Sorauren Park.

Also visit the City of Toronto’s Wabash Community Centre project page, and follow @SoraurenPark on social media or subscribe to our popular newsletter.

Get your Park Portrait and support the park

Our Friends of Sorauren Park photographer will capture your moment to remember

Get a beautiful high-resolution Park Portrait to capture the moment… and support the Friends of Sorauren Park at the same time. Come as a family, by yourself, with your bestie or with your pet… all configurations welcome!

Send your Park Portrait to friends and loved ones, make it your desktop wallpaper, or (best yet) get it printed and saved for posterity in a frame or scrapbook.

Use our Square account to book your time and make your payment. Appointments are available on Mondays during the Farmers’ Market hours. Our Summer Program Coordinators will respond to confirm your time and answer any questions. Alternate times will be offered if your choice is not available.

The minimum is $25 but donations above and beyond are always welcome and support the park programs offered by the Friends of Sorauren Park.

Thank you… and smile!

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Sorauren Summer Kids Fun Week 7: Picnic at the Park

Grab some food at the Farmers’ Market this Monday August 2 and join us at the Sorauren Summer Kids Fun table for a crafty Picnic at the Park. Our summer programmer Amanda Vo will have some arts material for household groups to play and create with.

You can win prizes! Take photos of completed creations, and tag @SoraurenPark on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. There will be a weekly draw for free popcorn, redeemable at the concession stand at the Sorauren Park Outdoor Movies once they start up again (fingers crossed!), plus one grand prize at the end of the summer from Scooter Girl Toys, our Sorauren Summer Kids Fun sponsor.

And check out our other activities to date, Make a Paper Kite, Park Bingo, Rock Painting One and Two, and Paper Cut-Outs.

Visit the Summer Kids Fun Table between 3 – 6:30 pm for hands-on fun.

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Learn the Constellations: Sorauren Stargazing Aug. 2

The first Sorauren Stargazing event, Learn The Summer Constellations and See the Rings of Saturn, is scheduled for Monday, August 2.


As of this posting, the weather is looking favourable for that evening. We are planning to meet at 9:00 pm by the shipping container, near the dog park.

If there is any change to the weather, an alert will be posted on this site, and sent by email to those who have signed up for the Sorauren Stargazing list.

Dress appropriately for the weather. There may be a few evening bugs, so bug spray may come in handy. If you have a telescope or binoculars, please bring them. We will a have small telescope which can see the rings of Saturn if we have a clear view.

We will practice physical distancing and mask wearing. We’ll take turns at the telescope. You’re not supposed to touch the telescope even in regular viewing, to keep it steady… we’ll demonstrate the technique.

See the full summer program on our Stargazing page.

Clear skies!