Friday, September 25, 2015

SUMMARY: MINUTES FOSS STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING, SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2015



                                   Summary: FOSS Steering Committee Meeting     
September 22nd, 2015
                                                 7:06 PM, LAMP, 185 5th Street, Etobicoke 

  • Everyone is invited to attend the Colonel Sam Smith Park ribbon cutting and community tree planting ceremony at the new wetland look out (funded by a grant from the Weston Foundation) on Saturday, October 24. 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. Volunteers would be greatly appreciated for the post ceremony tree planting.
  • Colonel Sam Smith Park Farmers’ Market continues each Saturday through October 31. Visit the FOSS table on October 31 when kids can make their own pine cone bird feeder.
  • Dog Park Improvements: FOSS is initially lobbying Councillor Grimes’ office for the addition of trees and lighting as enhancements for this facility.
  • BIRD FEEDER PROJECT: FOSS will erect and maintain bird feeders in the area behind the Power House during the December-March skating season. Volunteers are required to fill the feeders. Initial funding for this project was provided by a grant from the Weston Foundation. Contact FOSS (see Blog) if you wish to participate.
  • Representatives from the FOSS Steering Committee will attend a Special Public Meeting scheduled for 10:00 AM, October 8, Committee Room 1, 2nd floor, Toronto City Hall for an update on the status of CSS Park’s being designated as an Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA).
  • FOSS is in the process of applying for a $2000 Live Green Grant, which, if received, will provide funding for a butterfly/pollinator garden at Col. Sam Smith Park.
  • New FOSS web site on linefriendsofsamsmithpark.ca. Links directly to the blog spot.
  • Please report all illegal dumping of yard waste in CSS Park to 311. Additional contact information posted on the FOSS Blog.
  • Call 311 for any off-leash dog infractions. The city’s response is “complaint driven”.
  • Contact FOSS (See Blog) with any ideas for improving the dog park
  • FOSS Membership Renewals: See blog for membership form. Present members are encouraged to renew and individuals on FOSS’s contact list are welcome,.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

NEW MEDITATION LABYRINTH COMING TO AREA BEHIND THE GATEHOUSE

With the city's support and the Councillor's approval, the Gatehouse will soon begin the installation of a meditation labyrinth behind the healing garden.  The walking surface will be compacted pea gravel with an in-laid brick border and will be available for community use. 


CSSP NEW LOOKOUT RIBBON-CUTTING AND COMMUNITY TREE PLANTING



When: Sat, 24 October, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Join the City of Toronto, Humber Arboretum, Citizens Concerned about the Future of the Etobicoke Waterfront (CCFEW) and Friends of Sam Smith Park to celebrate the opening of a new wetland lookout. We begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by a community tree planting. Follow the signs at the south end of the park.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

SAM SMITH FARMERS' MARKET UNTIL OCT.31ST - PICS AND INFO

Sam Smith Farmer’s Market every Saturday until October 31st., rain or shine from 8am to 1pm.  Lots of things for you to see and do including  a fresh market of local fruits and vegetables, live music, baked and prepared foods, arts and crafts, organic produce and kids activities.  Click here for more info.







Saturday, September 5, 2015