Friday, September 28, 2018

FOSS QUESTIONS FOR WARD 3 COUNCILLOR CANDIDATES - TORONTO MUNICIPAL ELECTION, OCTOBER 22ND




The Friends of Sam Smith Park steering committee has compiled a short list of question for Ward 3 Councillor candidates concerning some of the issues that are important to us.  The list will be sent to each candidate and their responses will be published here about a week before the election.  We will also send them out by e-mail to those on our contact list.  Non-responses will also be noted.  If a candidate knocks at your door, you might also consider asking questions related to our park.
  

We receive constant complaints that there is no public washroom in the park when, in fact, there is - in the Power House.  It is only open during the winter skating season.  Will you push Toronto Parks to keep it open at all times?


How would you deal with the increasing concerns many of us have around vandalism, night fires/parties and off-leash dogs in the park?


As an elected member of Toronto City Council and a custodian of a precious resource, what will you do to preserve biodiversity and natural heritage in your ward and across Toronto?


Parks are often seen as a place for primarily active pursuits.  Please state your views about the value of easily-accessible quiet, natural green spaces for passive activities that promote mental health.


What is your overall vision for green space, particularly along the waterfront, in Ward 3?


Would you be willing to share publicly the City’s future plans for the newly refurbished Power House and also invite public input in to those plans?

Thursday, September 27, 2018

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11TH - "NATURE'S SANCTUARY 2" PHOTO EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION AT THE ASSEMBLY HALL - EVERYONE INVITED


Entries have been submitted and judged, winners selected and exhibitors informed - we're getting ready for the big event!

Make sure you don't miss out on the "big reveal" of the winners at six o'clock, the music, the presentation, the refreshments and the many wonderful images that will be proudly displayed on the walls.
  
If you were there at the opening of "Nature's Sanctuary 1" two years ago, you will surely remember the excitement that buzzed around the Assembly Hall gallery as everyone shared in that joyous and loving celebration of nature in our favourite park. 

Well, it's back!   Let's recreate it.  See you there.