Category Archives: Tree Canopy

City releases final plan for Riverdale Park West wading pool

Following public consultations, plans are now finalized for the new wading pool at Riverdale Park West in Cabbagetown. Based on feedback received at the community consultation: * All paths are now concrete – no asphalt * The extent of paving … Continue reading

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Did you know…you can have a LEAF arborist visit your yard virtually?

Cabbagetowners have told us that the tree canopy in the neighbourhood is important, and that’s why we support worthwhile organizations such as Cabbagetown ReLEAF (cabbagetownreleaf.org) and LEAF (yourleaf.org). We noticed an article in The Bulletin (thebulletin.ca) describing a new program … Continue reading

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LEAF tree planting program and native shrub bundles

We have heard from our community that the tree canopy and green initiatives are important. One of the organizations in the city doing great work in this area is LEAF (yourleaf.org). Here is some information they asked us to pass … Continue reading

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Did You Know…The New Parkettes’ Tree Pits Are Porous?

We have had some inquiries about the “tree pits” around the trees planted in the new parkettes at Spruce and Parliament Streets and Amelia and Parliament Streets. Our friends at the BIA spoke with the designers, city and construction staff … Continue reading

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Tree For Me – Free Tree and Planting and Care Demo: May 28, 2016

If you were at the Forsythia Festival this past weekend, you hopefully got to chat with our friends at the Cabbagetown ReLEAF tent. One of the events they were promoting is coming up on May 28, 2016 at Riverdale Park … Continue reading

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The Great Toronto Tree Hunt – For Tree Lovers and Photographers

We’ve got a lot of “tree-huggers” in the neighbourhood (they ARE very cuddly) who might be interested in this new competition. Our friends at Cabbagetown ReLEAF alerted us to a competition being held by “LEAF” to find and celebrate the … Continue reading

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Tree Advocates From Cabbagetown And Beyond At Feb. 26th Community Meeting

The hard-working people at Cabbagetown ReLEAF organized the long-anticipated community meeting to present the 20 Year Cabbagetown Urban Forest Management Plan on Feb. 26, 2015 at the Miles & Kelly Nadal Youth Centre (aka The K Club on Spruce St.) … Continue reading

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Interested in becoming a Park Ranger?

An interesting project has been going on in the city’s west end for a couple of years whereby a group of volunteer “Homegrown Park Rangers” have been greening a corridor along the path of the former Garrison Creek. Although it’s … Continue reading

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Cabbagetown Urban Forest Management Plan Community Meeting – Feb. 26th

Our friends at ReLEAF have announced the rescheduled community meeting to present the Cabbagetown Urban Forest Management Plan for Thursday February 26th at the Miles & Kelly Nadal Youth Centre (Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs), 101 Spruce St. The … Continue reading

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ReLEAF is seeking volunteers to take care of newly planted trees

Our good friends at Cabbagetown ReLEAF want to make sure that trees that are planted get the care and attention they deserve and hope that you will volunteer to help. It seems that mulch and watering are the primary tasks … Continue reading

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