The next SLNA Community Meeting happens on Wednesday, September 27 from 7-9 p.m. at 115 The Esplanade. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. The agenda and minutes from the previous community meeting are in this post.
The St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association not only advocates on behalf of residents in this area on issues that affect the quality of life in our neighbourhood, but we also support many activities that make living here a joy. This weekend the Feast of St. Lawrence Festival at the St. Lawrence Market and surrounding parks is making life here one big celebration of delicious culinary delights.
We are pleased to be one of the sponsors of this weekend long event and invite you to learn more here.
Road closures are required for this event and details are in the document attached to this post.
Living in the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood means that you are only ever a few short minutes walk away from Toronto's beautiful lakefront and all the parks, shopping and activities in the areas north of it. We're pleased to share with you some of the activities animating our waterfront, courtesy of the following Waterfront Toronto newsletter.
Animating our Waterfront - Summer 2017 Edition
Uke Can Sing
Where: Corktown Common
Uke Can Sing is a series of free outdoor workshops that gather people in the park and teach them how to sing and play the ukulele. Led by K Funk and Lady Ree – the infamous singing ukulele ladies of the TTC Subway Musicians program – participants will learn how to play and sing a full song on the ukulele by the end of each 90-minute workshop.
Wednesday, August 9 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 16 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 30 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Voguing for Vitality
Where: Underpass Park
Voguing for Vitality is a series of free public workshops that harness the power of Voguing to help participants find their own meaningful and purposeful existence. Workshops will draw on this freestyle form that uniquely fuses modelling, theatre, and dance. Lead artist Robert Halley will be joined by guest artists to guide participants to explore musical rhythm, aerobic warm up, fun character acting role-play, modelling, poise, eye-contact, strutting the catwalk (with a rack of clothing and props to choose from) and geometric arm coordination patterns (think human Tetris).
Friday, August 11 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 18 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 25 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Ol’ Time Carnival: The Story Must Be Told
Where: Sherbourne Common
In honour of the 50th anniversary of Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival celebrations, the award-winningCajuca Mas Arts Producers will present their special 2017 project Ol’ Time Carnival: The Story Must Be Told. Costumed performers, live narration, drumming and Calypso will tell the story of the African origins of Carnival. Come join us to celebrate Carnival and the important history that has brought this unique celebration forward, from slavery to the streets and stadiums of cities around the world!
Saturday, August 12 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Local arts-based community organization, Jamii, has created a theme for its activities this season called FEETPRINT.
FEETPRINT is all about exploring the questions:
Who am I?
Where do I belong?
How do I behave?
FEETPRINT is a multi-layered storytelling project that sees 150 people of all ages
sharing their stories by creating shoe designs using markers (a project inspired by
Art on Sneakers http://martkd.com). Each designed shoe will become part of a
collection that will grow throughout the summer season and will be displayed at
The intent of this effort is to ignite conversations about individual journeys and identities
through the creative process of designing canvas shoes with markers. These
journeys will inspire a participatory film project (2018) that will document activities and will be screened in the St. Lawrence community during December.
Jamii is inviting senior residents of the St. Lawrence neighbourhood to design one shoe, which will join the growing collection of shoes and will be exhibited at Jamii's upcoming August FEETPRINT Live
in the Park event.
The shoe design takes place during a series of 3 workshops, led by local visual artist Kerryn Graham.
Workshops (Location TBC) will take place:
Tuesday Aug 15 2pm to 4pm
Thursday Aug 17 2pm to 4pm
Tuesday Aug 22 2pm to 4pm
Followingt these workshops participants will be invited to put the final touch on their shoes on August
26th (6pm to 9pm) during "FEETPRINT Live in the Park” where the collection will be displayed.
This series of 3 workshops are designed as a welcoming space to share your story with the group. There is no drawing experience necessary and no cost involved.
To confirm your interest in this project, please contact Jamii by Monday August 7 via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next meeting of the SLNA will take place on Wednesday, July 26 at 115 The Esplanade, from 7-9 p.m. (registration begins at 6:30 p.m.). The agenda for the next meeting is attached to this post.
In 1994, Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell became a City Councillor and spent countless hours working with residents and groups to build healthy communities for all Torontonians.
This present term marked Deputy Mayor McConnell's seventh at Council. She served as Deputy Mayor and was selected by Mayor Tory in 2015 as the champion of the City's Poverty Reduction Strategy. She also served as a member of the Government Management Committee, the Affordable Housing Committee, and the Toronto and East York Community Council as well as several other boards, committees and Business Improvement Areas.
As City Councillor for Ward 28 (Toronto Centre-Rosedale), she oversaw many important city building projects such as the revitalization of Regent Park, including the recently opened aquatic centre and central park. She worked on improvements to the St. Lawrence Market Precinct and secured funding for the new North Market building.
Since 1999, she represented Toronto at the Board of Directors of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and also represented Toronto as an Executive member at United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), an international organization of local governments that advocates and shares best practices among municipalities.
Some of her most significant work at FCM was as a founding member of the Standing Committee on Increasing Women's Participation in Municipal Government.
In 1997, she received an award from the Duke of Edinburgh for her work with inner city youth. In 2013, Pam received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal, in recognition of her decades of public service.
Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell's family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any of the following organizations:
Collective of Black Artists
Donations should be made by cheque and mailed to the address below:
COBA Collective of Black Artists
585 Dundas St. E. Suite 130
Toronto, Ontario, M5A 2B7
More information: http://www.cobainc.com/
Riverdale Housing Animation Program
Donate at: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/riverdale-housing-animation-programs/
More information: http://www.rhag.ca/
Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services
Donate at: http://dixonhall.org/donate
More information: https://dixonhall.org/
If you wish to sign the City of Toronto Condolence Book click on this link.
7pm - 9pm
115 The Esplanade, O.W.N.
Last Wednesday of every month, except August and December.