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“A Walk Through Time in Cedarbrook Park” cancelled for Saturday, January 19 due to winter weather warnings

Due to winter weather warnings of bitter cold and the possibility of slippery, unsafe walking conditions, tomorrow morning’s “Walk through Time in Cedarbrook Park” has been cancelled and will be rescheduled on another date to be announced. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Meadoway is coming!

The Friends of Cedarbrook & Thomson Memorial Parks were delighted to be invited to the official announcement of the Meadoway on April 11! As written on their website at https://themeadoway.ca/ :

The Meadoway is transforming a barren power corridor into a vibrant 16-kilometre stretch of urban greenspace and meadowlands that will become one of Canada’s largest linear urban parks.

meadowayCyclists and pedestrians will soon be able to travel from the heart of downtown Toronto to Rouge National Urban Park without ever leaving nature. Over the next seven years this site will turn into a place filled with butterflies, birds and wildflowers – a rich meadow landscape realized on a scale never before seen in the history of Toronto.

But of course, it’s not all barren: we like to think of the Meadoway as inspired by, and an extension of, our own community’s Scarborough Butterfly Gatineau trail, between our two parks. Members of our group have planted many native flowers and bushes there.

We’re thrilled about the Meadoway and look forward to being a part of its community!

Holiday Tree decorating in Cedarbrook Park

Join the Friends on Saturday, December 9, at 10:30 AM as we decorate a tree in Cedarbrook Park for the holidays to surprise and delight our neighbours as they walk or ride through the park! We’ll meet at the picnic shelter and choose a tree somewhere around there. Maybe we’ll choose the same tree as last year, or maybe not … Afterwards, we’ll warm up with a hot drink and snacks in the Community Centre.

We will have some decorations, but you are welcome to bring your own. Please note: decorations cannot be harmful to people, animals, or the environment (for example, no glass ornaments or foil tinsel). Decorations should also be able to withstand the winter weather for about a month.

We hope to see you there, but if not, the Friends of Cedarbrook & Thomson Memorial Parks wish you and yours a joyous holiday season!

Imaginary Planetary Walk

Join the Friends in a walk through the solar system in Cedarbrook Park! We will meet in the Community Centre parking lot, and then begin our walk at the picnic shelter with the Sun, or at least an object that represents it. Then we will walk to each of the planets according to their distance from the Sun, keeping to the exact scale of our own “Sun”. At each planet stop, we will share some information about the planet and look an object that represents its size, relative to our “Sun”. You’ll be surprised by how much space there is in outer space! All welcome.

MomenTO Canada 150 is coming!

Keep on celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday! Join the Friends of Cedarbrook & Thomson Memorial Parks on Friday, August 11 at 7:00 PM for family fun, button-making, sports, music, and — at sunset — watch some of the best ever Canadian short films. All for free. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for sitting, water to drink, and a jacket in case it gets cool.

A little rain won’t stop us, but in case of a thunderstorm or heavy rain, this event will be postponed to September 22.

Find out more about MomenTO here