Archive | October, 2017

Halloween Haunted Walk with Friends of Berczy Park on October 25th

13 Oct
Original-HWT-Biden-St.-James-WEB-1024x684Looking for a spooky Halloween activity in our neighbourhood? Want to meet some neighbours in a fun setting? Want to take your pet out and show off their Halloween costume?
 
Then sign-up ASAP for the special Haunted Walk of the St. Lawrence neighbourhood, arranged for Friends of Berczy Park, led by the ghost story-telling guides from The Haunted Walk tour.
After meeting at 7:15pm sharp on Wednesday October 25th in the Berczy Park gravel mural garden, right behind the Flatiron Bldg, a tour guide from local business The Haunted Walk will lead us on a one-hour walk among some of the scariest sites, including The Hockey Hall of Fame, The Old Courthouse, the King Eddy Hotel, the St. James Cemetery and the famously haunted Mackenzie House.
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Wear your walking shoes and dress for the weather.
And, feel free to bring your pet along on this walk (in costume if you like!), since we’ll have some pet treats to share.
 
The cost for this tour is just $21.75+tax per person and must be paid in advance directly to Haunted Walks. See tickets info below.
 
fullsizeoutput_1cd7Sounds fun? Then don’t forget to register in advance right away since space is limited. Call Rowena Brook, Toronto Haunted Walk Manager at 416-238-1473 to sign-up and arrange payment. Tell her you want to join the ‘Friends of Berczy Park Haunted Walk on October 25th” 
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Cheer for the Marathoners in Berczy Park!

13 Oct

St Lawrence Cheering Section - STWM 2017

As usual, the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon route will run along the northern border of Berczy Park, along Wellington St East.

Join the rambunctious, annual neighbourhood cheering squad (organized by Jamii arts organization, Canada Running Series, The St Lawrence Market and Friends of Berczy Park) on Sunday Oct 22nd, beginning at 10:30am.
Pick your spot along Wellington St East by Berczy Park (between Church and Scott Streets) and enjoy the music and excitement while rooting for these world-class runners as they complete the final kilometre to the City Hall finishline.

And, by simply showing up and contributing your voice or applause to our noisy cheering squad, you can help the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood again win a prize for ‘Best Neighbourhood Cheering Section’ by the Marathon organizers. This award includes prize money from the Marathon sponsor that will be directed to non-profit groups and community activites right in our neighbourhood.

Want to involve your children or pets? Then come out at 9:30am on the 22nd to join the 1Km Family Run. Meet at the St Lawrence Cafe at 248 The Esplanade for a fun run through the community with prizes for the best costume, fastest runner, best four-legged companion, etc.

So, come out to have some fun cheering for the runners and support your local community at the same time!

Best practices from the best parks … introducing Bryant Park in NYC

9 Oct

As we look to make and keep Berczy Park one of the best public spaces around, we take note of other innovative and inviting parks, like the beloved Bryant Park in midtown New York. Check out these images courtesy of our working committee member Judith, which show the creative park programming, and people-friendly signage, deployed at Bryant Park.

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