May 21, 2018
By Rosemary Corbett Have you ever felt like you were breathing in toxic fumes when walking along Yonge, Mt Pleasant or Bayview or cramped when trying to get past all the sidewalk restaurant patios? Or perhapse you’ve found the long east-west blocks cumbersome when you only need to go north or south a few blocks? How do you feel about your children getting safely to and from school? These are some of the questions we … Read moreDavisville Village Greenways / Connected Pathways
May 15, 2018
Once again, SERRA will be hosting a Tree for Me event. We are still working out the details of the event, but have the date set for Saturday October 13, 2018, at the Church of the Transfiguration. Other details, including the time and types of trees and shrubs available for pick-up will be posed to our website in August 2018. For information about the Tree for Me initiative please go to the TREE for … Read moreOur next Tree for Me Event – Saturday October 13, 2018
May 10, 2018
The City of Toronto has a 20-year Parkland Strategy that will be used to help guide the long-term planning for new parks and expanding or improving access to existing parks. This Parkland Strategy will be used to prioritize initiatives and guide decision-making regarding parks and green-space. Residents are invited complete a survey to share their ideas about the City’s parkland priorities for the future. Click here to take the survey. The survey will be open until … Read moreHave your say! Take the City of Toronto Parkland Survey.
April 24, 2018
The City of Toronto has a detailed list of Community Environment Days on their website. Residents are invited to drop off a variety of items for recycling as well as any household hazardous waste, such as light bulbs, batteries, paint, cleaning products etc. For a complete list of items you can drop off or pick up during the Community Environment Days click here to visit the City of Toronto Website. The Community Environment Day for Ward … Read moreCommunity Environment Days -2018
January 22, 2018
We are sharing this information from Susan Antler, chair, Friends of the Utopia Mill & Park ___________________________________________________________ Please consider signing and sharing this online petition to save the Ontario Tree Seed Facility, located in Angus Ontario. For the past 94 years, the Ontario Tree Seed Facility (OTSF) has been responsible for providing the seeds which have populated the forests of Ontario. On its 90th anniversary a couple of years ago, the OTSF was applauded for its major contribution … Read moreAn online petition: Save the Ontario Tree Seed Facility, in Angus Ontario.
December 2, 2017
The city has set a goal of a 40% tree canopy (we are now at 28%) and has a robust plan for planting in public spaces. However, since there is a limited supply of public property, the city encourages the planting of young trees on private property. Toronto’s urban forest is a vital asset with an estimated value of $7 billion. To read about the Toronto Parks and Forestry study ‘Every Tree Counts’ click here. … Read moreToronto Parks and Forestry initiative: Every Tree Counts
November 8, 2017
On October 3, SERRA held a Tree For Me event at June Rowlands Park. Seventy-seven trees were distributed to residents of Davisville and other areas of Toronto. We worked in partnership with the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation (TPTF) which supplied, free of charge, six varieties of trees and shrubs grown from native seed stock. Participants selected their trees in advance to fit the planting location on their property; at the event they viewed a … Read moreSERRA held a successful TREE FOR ME event at June Rowlands Park!
September 20, 2017
SERRA is partnering with the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation & the Davisville Farmers Market to distribute 50 small trees to participants. Plant a Tree. It’s Free! Visit www.treeforme.ca to select your tree and/or shrub Complete the on-line registration Pick-up your tree or shrub at the Davisville Farmers Market on October 3, between the hours of 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm Get instructions on planting & maintenance at the Farmers Market By planting a … Read moreGet a free Tree or Shrub – “TREE for Me” Initiative
May 19, 2017
Residents of Davisville are only too aware of the stress on our neighbourhood because of unprecedented development at Yonge and Eglinton and on the City-designated ‘Avenues’: Yonge St., Mt. Pleasant Rd., and Bayview Ave. Hence the theme of our recent AGM: “Take Back our Neighbourhood.” One way of reclaiming some of the calm, walkable elements we have always treasured in Davisville Village is through the development of a network of paths or ‘greenways’. These will … Read moreDavisville Village Greenways (DVGs)
March 12, 2017
Many resources are available to Toronto residents who would like to enhance their greenspace with trees, shrubs, native plants and low maintenance perennials. Below are some resources offered by the non-profit organization LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests), other local groups, and the City of Toronto. It’s almost time get those green thumbs ready for some serious planting! Residents have many options to consider when it comes to enhancing greenspace. Here are some ideas on … Read moreEnhance your greenspace – resources for residents with green and not-so-green thumbs
March 4, 2017
In October 2016, the Toronto-based urban design landscape architect studio, Public Work, presented to the Mount Pleasant Village BIA a proposed Streetscape Master Plan: the BIA had called a public meeting to review the proposed plan. The plan presents a vision of Mount Pleasant Road from Eglinton to the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, taking into account the street’s distinctive features: its ‘ravine street’ nature and its proximity to the city’s (if not country’s) finest arboretum, the … Read moreTransforming Mount Pleasant Village