Art worked created from Maple Leaf Forever tree unveiled at MJG Gallery on Queen Street Saturday

News Jul 18, 2014 Beach Mirror

A lineup of local artists selected to transform Leslieville’s felled Maple Leaf Forever tree into unique works of art will be introduced to the community Saturday, July 19.

The event, which is being held on the one-year anniversary of the storm that knocked down the silver maple, will get underway at 1 p.m. at MJG Gallery, 1028 Queen St. E., just west of Pape Avenue.

All are welcome to attend.

The Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation (TPTF), in partnership with the Leslieville Business Improvement Area (BIA), are working together on the project.

“The Maple Leaf Forever Tree was an important part of history in Leslieville. We are so excited its history will live on through our local artists,” said Andrew Sherbin, chair of the Leslieville BIA, in a July 17 statement.

Andrew Sorbara, chair of the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation, in the same press release, agreed.

“We are honoured to partner with local artists and the Leslieville BIA to celebrate the creation of these incredible designs made from wood salvaged from the famous tree.

This fall, the completed pieces will be showcased and sold at a number of galleries in Leslieville.

Proceeds from the sale of these works of art will be directed to TPTF’s Recover the Canopy campaign, which was launched earlier this year to bring awareness and support to local neighbourhoods within the City of Toronto hardest hit by recent storm damage.

Visit www.lovetorontoparks.org for more information about this initiative or donate to it.

- Joanna Lavoie

Art worked created from Maple Leaf Forever tree unveiled at MJG Gallery on Queen Street Saturday

News Jul 18, 2014 Beach Mirror

A lineup of local artists selected to transform Leslieville’s felled Maple Leaf Forever tree into unique works of art will be introduced to the community Saturday, July 19.

The event, which is being held on the one-year anniversary of the storm that knocked down the silver maple, will get underway at 1 p.m. at MJG Gallery, 1028 Queen St. E., just west of Pape Avenue.

All are welcome to attend.

The Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation (TPTF), in partnership with the Leslieville Business Improvement Area (BIA), are working together on the project.

“The Maple Leaf Forever Tree was an important part of history in Leslieville. We are so excited its history will live on through our local artists,” said Andrew Sherbin, chair of the Leslieville BIA, in a July 17 statement.

Andrew Sorbara, chair of the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation, in the same press release, agreed.

“We are honoured to partner with local artists and the Leslieville BIA to celebrate the creation of these incredible designs made from wood salvaged from the famous tree.

This fall, the completed pieces will be showcased and sold at a number of galleries in Leslieville.

Proceeds from the sale of these works of art will be directed to TPTF’s Recover the Canopy campaign, which was launched earlier this year to bring awareness and support to local neighbourhoods within the City of Toronto hardest hit by recent storm damage.

Visit www.lovetorontoparks.org for more information about this initiative or donate to it.

- Joanna Lavoie

Art worked created from Maple Leaf Forever tree unveiled at MJG Gallery on Queen Street Saturday

News Jul 18, 2014 Beach Mirror

A lineup of local artists selected to transform Leslieville’s felled Maple Leaf Forever tree into unique works of art will be introduced to the community Saturday, July 19.

The event, which is being held on the one-year anniversary of the storm that knocked down the silver maple, will get underway at 1 p.m. at MJG Gallery, 1028 Queen St. E., just west of Pape Avenue.

All are welcome to attend.

The Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation (TPTF), in partnership with the Leslieville Business Improvement Area (BIA), are working together on the project.

“The Maple Leaf Forever Tree was an important part of history in Leslieville. We are so excited its history will live on through our local artists,” said Andrew Sherbin, chair of the Leslieville BIA, in a July 17 statement.

Andrew Sorbara, chair of the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation, in the same press release, agreed.

“We are honoured to partner with local artists and the Leslieville BIA to celebrate the creation of these incredible designs made from wood salvaged from the famous tree.

This fall, the completed pieces will be showcased and sold at a number of galleries in Leslieville.

Proceeds from the sale of these works of art will be directed to TPTF’s Recover the Canopy campaign, which was launched earlier this year to bring awareness and support to local neighbourhoods within the City of Toronto hardest hit by recent storm damage.

Visit www.lovetorontoparks.org for more information about this initiative or donate to it.

- Joanna Lavoie