Earth Hour tonight!

Just a reminder to power down and stand up for the planet tonight. Join your neighbours in one of the many community events:

Candlelight dinners by participating restaurants in Bloor West Village and the Junction
7:45 – Candlelight walk through High Park beginning at the High Park Nature Centre (just off of Parkside Drive and just south of Bloor)
8:30 – Candlelight walk through Bloor West Village beginning at Bloor and Jane
8:30 - Candlelight walk through the Junction...

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Important story on our local environmental heritage

A member of the community and activist for children and the environment, Karyn Klaire Koski
offered to share this important story with Green 13 and all readers of the blog. Enjoy:

Indian Valley and the Lost Creek
At the turn of the century, the intersection of Indian Grove and Indian Valley Crescent (previously called Park Place) was marshland. To prepare it for residences, the City of Toronto used landfill and rubbish, so much, that pockets of Indian Grove; now has houses...

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Earth Hour update

This week's activities is off to a great start with two successful inorganic markets in the Junction and Bloor West Village this weekend. The rest of the week's events can be seen in the earlier post below.

Please let us know if you can volunteer for the Earth Hour walks or at the reception on Saturday. Contact Chris Holcroft at

Our final planning meeting is Wednesday, March 25th at 7 pm at the Dark Horse Pub...

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Fatal Light Awareness Program/ Lights Out Toronto

A member of the community asked that Green 13 raise the important issue of preventing unnecessary bird deaths by reducing the lighting in some of the city's skyscrapers during migration season. More information can be found here:

FLAP - The Fatal Light Awareness Program. According to FLAP's website, migration has begun.

The city also has a program called Lights Out Toronto which is towards the same purpose....

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Pre-Earth Hour walk activities in the Junction

The Junction Communities in Bloom Committee will be holding a lantern-making session in the BMO parking lot at Keele and Dundas on March 28th from 6pm until the start of the Junction Earth Hour walk at 8:30. You are encouraged to come with your drums, kazoos, squeeze boxes, tambourines or other instruments of choice to add to the festive lantern.