We decorated our tree in Cedarbrook Park a day early (on Nov 30) because of the predicted winter storm on December 1.
Good thing because the weather was awful on Sunday.
However, ~20 decorations were blown off during the storm and some “remedial decorating” was required last week. The tree looks good with some snow!
The efforts of the Friends of Cedarbrook and Thomson Memorial Parks were recognized by the city and several FCTMP volunteers attended a very nice event hosted by the city.
It was a chilly afternoon for a walk, but a few intrepid souls joined us for our History walk.
We also saw the new adult outdoor fitness equipment that has been installed, but not ready for use yet.
We had a good turnout for the annual planting of the garden at Banmoor entrance to Cedarbrook Park on Sunday, May 19, 10:00 AM .
Our littlest gardener
Jane’s Ride to Scarborough’s First Nations History: Tabor Hill
Saturday, May 4, 11:00 AM, Thomson Memorial Park, 1005 Brimley
Despite less than ideal weather (cool and cloudy) we had an excellent turnout for the this year’s Jane’s ride, We started from the parking lot of Thomson Memorial Park (Scarborough Museum entrance), and proceeded at a comfortable pace along the Meadoway and proceeded to Tabor Hill. As a choice, the ride proceeded to visit Scarborough’s new Bike Hub at Orton Park and Lawrence Avenue. Afterwards, the riders came back to the park for light refreshments in Picnic Shelter “B”.
Many thanks to our ride leader Erhard Krauss, the Scarborough Cycles group and our sponsor TD Park People Grants.
Despite less than perfect weather, we had a good turnout for the community clean-up of the Cedarbrook Community center on Saturday April 27 and we collected over 30 bags of trash, and the usual collection of oddities that are found discarded in our parks. Thanks to all who participated.
We had a great turnout for our first “Walk Through Time” through time event on March 23, 2019
A Walk Through Time is an exploration of the physical geography and geology of the Highland Creek Watershed and Cedarbrook & Thomson Memorial parks.
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 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.
Cyclists 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!
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!