Toronto parks to reflect Indigenous history

It has been part of the mandate of FoWP to engage with the Indigenous history of the Junction and surrounding area specifically through our work with the Native plant garden, but also with an upcoming project that we hope to be able to do this Summer. Glad there finally seems to be some recognition from the city/public around this issue, due to the work of Indigenous communities and artists: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/11/13/toronto-parks-to-reflect-indigenous-history.html   Advertisements Continue reading Toronto parks to reflect Indigenous history

Latest design proposal from the city – not exactly what was agreed to

Dundas Watkinson Parkette_Preferred Concept Illustration Friends of Watkinson Park met yesterday to go over the latest version of the proposed design. We have been informed that construction on the park will begin the first week of August and take about 2 months weather permitting. While we are satisfied with some aspects of the design, there are many features that have been added or changed and that don’t correspond to the agreement made at the public meeting between FoWP, the community and the city (Gord Perks office, Clive, Dan and Michael) September 24, 2015. These changes are a cause for great … Continue reading Latest design proposal from the city – not exactly what was agreed to

Working towards a nature park: more bird feeders

The bird feeders are well attended and we have had to restock them twice already. Maybe we can attract some regular visits from cardinals, blue jays, finches, robins, doves, chickadees… We’re still awaiting the final design and start date for the park renovation, but in the meantime we are gathering info on seed exchanges and native plants (and where to get them). FoWP are also looking forward to gardening. We may start with a fence garden… work on a green wall. Imagining a critters park…     Continue reading Working towards a nature park: more bird feeders