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October 17, 2017

This summer has been an exciting one for us here at the Thorncliffe Park Women’s Committee. After yet another fruitful season of our weekly community bazaar, we hosted the grand opening of our brand new Park Café last Friday!

Thanks to our incredible supporting partners, including Ontario Trillium Foundation, Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Centre, Scadding Court Community Centre, City of Toronto Parks Department, City of Toronto-Economic Development &...

August 31, 2017

With the first day of school fast approaching, our children’s drop-in gardening program is coming to a close. Let’s take a quick look at some of the exciting things we’ve learned this summer!

We grew a lot of yummy fruits and vegetables! We learned how to sow the seeds, water our plants, and harvest our crops. 

Some of the veggies we got to enjoy were lettuce, cabbage, tomatoes, and beans. We also picked and tasted some sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb. 

It...

July 29, 2017

It's that time of year again! Our youth stewardship program has returned! Here at the Thorncliffe Park Women's Committee, we're big on the environment. For that reason, a number of our programs focus on encouraging environmental conservation and sustainability.

This year, we were lucky enough to partner with both the City of Toronto and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to develop a really engaging and exciting program for our youth.

With the goal...

July 12, 2017

On Wednesday, July 11th, twenty of the gardeners from the Thorncliffe Family Garden piled onto a yellow school bus, and set off to Markham, Ontario. Our destination? Whittamore's Farm!

We spent a lovely, sunny afternoon at the farm picking strawberries together. Once everybody's baskets were full, we took some time to relax, sharing food and stories as we picnicked in a wide, open field, surrounded by nature.

Are you interested in joining us on exciting, comm...

June 22, 2017

Tomorrow is the first day of our annual three-day Eid Bazaar event in R.V. Burgess Park! If you're looking for some quality shopping time, this is the place for you – we have clothing, jewelry, shoes, and accessories on sale from a multitude of local vendors. Feeling hungry? We've got you covered on that front, too! Taste the flavours of Thorncliffe, stopping by for some delicious eats from one of our many local cooks. This is our most popular event of the...

September 30, 2016

As the 2016 market season comes to a close after a very busy and fruitful four months of Friday afternoon markets, we decided to take some time to think about why we love the Thorncliffe Community Market.

1. Bringing community members – of all ages, genders, and races – together to socialize and celebrate in our beautiful, revitalized greenspace.

Click through the gallery to check out our six other reasons why you should "mark – et" down in your calendar for...

September 14, 2016

This summer season marked the Thorncliffe Park Women's Committee's eight annual Eid Bazaar series. Check out some of the highlights from this past weekend!

August 31, 2016

Our youth stewardship program took place over the course of two weeks during the summer season. A number of youth from the Thorncliffe Park neighbourhood participated in the annual program which engages young community members in environmental stewardship and conservation projects through hands–on learning opportunities.

Over these two weeks, youth involved in the program had the opportunity to connect with nature through hiking, exploring, and cleaning up t...

July 28, 2016

Since 2008, the Thorncliffe Park Women’s Committee has strived to revitalize our community public green space – R.V. Burgess Park. With the efforts of the community, we’ve lobbied the City of Toronto to help improve our park. We’ve been extremely lucky to see a multitude of  improvements to R.V. Burgess Park, including benches, a water fountain, and picnic tables; newly planted trees, flowers, and sod, paved paths, power outlets, and an additional stor...

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