Green Thumbs Growing Kids

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Green Thumbs Growing Kids (GTGK) is a local charity actively creating and managing school gardens in this community in order to connect children to food and their environment. Gardens at Sprucecourt Jr. PS, Winchester Jr. & Sr. PS and Rose Avenue PS are managed by Green Thumbs. We also support gardening projects at Nelson Mandela […]

Support BGC Toronto Kiwanis’ 2021 Holiday Hamper Program!

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Want to give back this holiday season? Support BGC Toronto Kiwanis’ members and families through our Holiday Hamper Program. We’re accepting donors until mid-December! Learn all about our Hamper Program below. For more than 15 years, BGC Toronto Kiwanis has been providing holiday support to its members and their families in need with the assistance […]

Necropolis Cemetery

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Contributed by Enzo Dimatteo, Originally published in Now Magazine, Cabbagetown’s Necropolis Cemetery makes a ghostly wandering ground for a treacherous time in Victorian Toronto’s history The gravestones of the more than 50,000 people buried at Necropolis Cemetery are literally everywhere – scattered in tiny vales here and there, hidden behind trees and perched precariously on […]

Trees From Seeds

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Green Thumbs has been growing urban trees from seed since 2017 has engaged thousands of school children, who have planted hundreds of successful seedlings. The species we grow most is the Kentucky Coffee Tree for its ease of germination. Its Anishaabemowin name is Biizhou-aatig, or Big Cat Tree. One theory is that the name comes […]

Cars or Children Will Toronto Support Mothers?

Opinion contributed by Celeste D’Costa Ulicki. The Toronto daycare market fails parents. Demand outstrips supply and parents report long waitlists and expensive care. The pandemic has highlighted the fact that women still bear a disproportionate burden of domestic responsibilities.    In 2016, my parents purchased a home in Cabbagetown. Two one-way streets with 30 km/h […]

Peer Support Responder

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A community initiative by Heart2Heart CPR that provides FREE training and supplies to people likely to encounter opioid poisoning. Written by: Nick Rondinelli, Owner of Heart2Heart CPR.   Heart to Heart First Aid CPR Services Inc., is proud to present a Johnston-Brais Initiative called “Peer Support Responder.” This new and FREE training program is our […]