Slimed! Ghostbusters movie cancelled due to rain

We’ve been slimed! Tonight’s screening (August 25) of Ghostbusters, and the pizza dinner, have been cancelled due to the weather.

Watch this page, the SoraurenPark social media accounts, and our newsletter for news of a new date.

Thanks again to our sponsors Dundas West Animal Hospital, Master Mechanic High Park, the Roncesvalles branch of Meridian Credit Union, and Pizzeria Defina.

The ground is already wet, and that big green slime blob (aka rain) is coming our way. No movie tonight.

Taste of Spain fundraiser for the park Sept. 8

Last block of tickets! Limited availability, book now.

A (Delicious) Fundraiser for Sorauren Park
Licenced event 19+

Saturday, September 8, 2018
7 – 11:30 p.m.
Junction Craft Brewing, 150 Symes Road

  • Take the shuttle bus from Sorauren Park
    Departing the park: 6:30 pm and 7 pm
    Leaving Junction Craft Brewing returning to the park: 11 pm and 11:30 pm

Buy your tickets online and reserve your seat on the shuttle bus. Limited spaces available.

Tickets: $150/person
Table: $1,200 for table of 8… contact us
Includes all food, wine, entertainment and shuttle bus. Proceeds to the non-profit Friends of Sorauren Park and Friends of Charles G. Williams Park

The Friends of Sorauren Park is a non-profit community organization of volunteers dedicated to the completion of the Wabash Community Centre and enjoyment of Sorauren Park through free programming such as outdoor movie nights, a public skating rink and more.

A Taste of Spain is our first fundraising dinner — an event that will feature a delicious menu curated by celebrated local chefs and inspired by the flavours of Spain. It will be a lively and elegant evening of food, wine and entertainment.

The Junction Craft Brewing, 150 Symes Rd. The 1930s art deco brewery provides a unique and memorable backdrop, where guests will have the opportunity to mix and mingle before enjoying a sit-down dinner. A central stage will host a variety of flamenco-style music and dancing.

The Friends of Sorauren Park is committed to continuing its tradition of community building in the Roncesvalles, Parkdale and Brockton neighbourhoods by offering events, programs and capital improvements to enhance the enjoyment of Sorauren Park. This event is a fundraiser to support programming, and the renovation of the Charles G. Williams Playground.

We need volunteers
The Friends of Sorauren Park is looking for volunteers to help us with this event, for set up, tear-down, as greeters and bus captains, and anyone with food service experience. Sign up as a volunteer.

Did you know?
Roncesvalles, Spain, is the site of a battle against Napoleon in the 19th
 century, in which Colonel Walter O’Hara, a prominent member of the British army, fought before immigrating to Toronto. Today, Roncesvalles Avenue marks land he once owned, and several streets in the surrounding neighbourhood are named after his family (Marion Street – his wife; Constance Street – his daughter, etc.) Sorauren was another battle site in Spain during the 1813 Battle of the Pyrenees.

PRESENTED BY:  Junction Craft Brewing

Supporting Sponsors:  Aya Kitchens and Baths   Curated Properties

Music Sponsor:  Scooter Girl Toys

Supplier Sponsors: Barque   Willem & Jools   Mabels

Shuttle Bus Sponsor:  Pollocks Home Hardware

Friend of the Park:  My Olive

PRODUCED BY: Friends of Sorauren Park

Buy your tickets and reserve your seat on the shuttle bus

Ghostbusters 2016 next outdoor movie Aug. 25

CANCELLED due to weather. Follow us on social media at SoraurenPark or watch this website for news of a new date.

Following the hit screening of the 1963 classic Charade, the Sorauren Park Outdoor Movie Series returns Saturday, August 25 with Ghostbusters… the wild-ride 2016 Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Kristen Wiig version. Oh yes, Chris Hemsworth too, and some familiar faces from the original slime-busting blockbuster.

The free movie screening starts 8:30 pm as the sun sets, but come early at 7:00 pm for fresh, delicious pizza. (We sold out at the last movie.) The talented crew at Pizzeria Defina fires up the park’s wonderful new oven. The concession stand will also have fresh-popped popcorn and drinks. Bring your water bottle for refills at Owen’s Fountain.

Kids’ favourite Moana completes the Outdoor Movie season in September… a special fundraiser for renovations at Charles G. Williams Playground (“Sorauren playground”).

Sign up for our newsletter or follow SoraurenPark on social media for movie and pizza dinner updates.

Big thanks to our sponsors for supporting the 2018 season.

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First Wabash Community Centre consultation July 10!

Poster with details about the Wabash Communty Centre public consultation, as described in the post.

The City has announced the first public consultation for the new Wabash Community Centre at Sorauren Park. It will take place July 10, starting at 6 p.m., at Bishop Marrocco / Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School at Bloor and Dundas.

Please attend to provide your input and show your support for the new centre, for which the community has been advocating since the early 1990s, most recently by the Friends of Sorauren Park.

The City has budgeted $40 million for the project. The province recently promised an additional $3.3 million towards aquatic facilities.

Here is the message from Councillor Gord Perks:

Hello Friends,

The City of Toronto is building a new Community Centre on Wabash Avenue, located just east of the fieldhouse in Sorauren Park on the site of the old Linseed Factory.

This is very exciting.

Please join me for a meeting with community members and City of Toronto Parks staff to discuss the Wabash Community Centre.

Community input is essential when deciding how best to improve public spaces and this meeting will serve as a great opportunity to hear from you.

This will be the first of many community consultations.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Bishop Marrocco / Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School
1515 Bloor Street West, Staff Room, Rm. 331

Please see the flyer for more information. This site is accessible.

If you have any questions or are unable to attend the meeting and wish to share your concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my office at .

Look forward to seeing you on July 10th at Bishop Marrocco for the first of many community conversations.



Councillor Gord Perks
Ward 14, Parkdale High-Park

Birds-eye view drawing of the old brick linseed oil mill building, re-imagined as the Wabash Community Centre

2009 concept plan for Wabash Community Centre by Oleson Worland_Taylor Smyth architects, in joint venture. The plan would use the footprint and exterior of the old linseed oil mill

Audrey Hepburn classic next outdoor movie July 28

The Audrey Hepburn and Gary Grant 1963 classic Charade is the next Sorauren Park Outdoor Movie, on the big screen Saturday July 28.

A thriller and romance in beautiful European settings, it’s the perfect date-night movie!

The movie starts 9:00 pm as the sun sets, but come early for fresh, delicious park-made pizza from the new outdoor oven, thanks to our dinner sponsor Pizzeria Defina and its talented crew. The concession stand will have fresh-popped popcorn and drinks.

The Outdoor Movie season continues the fourth Saturday of each month into September. Ghostbusters (2016 Melissa McCarthy version) and Moana complete the season in August and September. Thanks to everyone who came out to the first movie, Babe, including all the slumber parties!

Sign up for our newsletter or follow SoraurenPark on social media for movie and pizza dinner updates.

Big thanks to our sponsors for supporting the 2018 season.

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