All posts in Earl Bales Park

Reversing the long, slow decline in funding for TO parks

Image – Carlton Park –  Toronto April 29th 1913

Text from the newsletter

Let City Council know that parks are important to you and that a gradual, slow decline in city support for our parks is not good for your park and community. You can depute to the City’s budget committee, send in your comments or write your local city councillor. Find out how here. Toronto City Council will discuss and vote on the budget at the Council meeting on January 15-17, 2013.

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Vine Parkette front gardens … Parks department seeking interest from community members to maintain front beds

If interested you can write the parks supervisor for Vine Parkette (and all the parks in the ward) at

Toronto Park Summit this coming Saturday May 12th, the junctioneer blog will be posting updates from the event all day

Organized by Park People, on Saturday, May 12 at the Brickworks, starting at 1 p.m. Keynote speaker is Robert Hammond, co-founder of the famed High Line elevated park in Manhattan.

You can attend – Registration is free (and/or PWYC) but space is limited.

Click here to register

Pls remember to uses to visit this blog.

Wonderful park furniture


…really there are no words need to describe how perfect this work is , the piece becomes  a self contained shelter and community place in this setting.


Constructed from thick folded steel drawn, shaped and fabricated with painstaking accuracy, this bold red structure is an enigmatic resting and conversation point - Design: sixteen*(makers) at The Bartlett UCL

Earl Bales Park to get Torontos 1st sensory garden?

City staff are asking council for permission to accept a donation of
approximately $1,000,000.00, to provide for a building an
accessible water-themed playground and sensory garden in Earl Bales Park, in Ward 10.

from the city staff report…

Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division to provide a new play facility for children and adults of all physical and cognitive skill and ability.

Once constructed, the City of Toronto would be responsible for the ongoing operation and maintenance of the facility.

Presently, the City of Toronto has no sensory garden facility and has a limited number of  accessible playgrounds. Earl Bales Park is a regional level park facility and a water play and sensory garden feature at this location would have regional appeal and would attract use by people across the City.

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Information on sensory gardens