Ramsden and Regent Park to host 100In1Day ‘urban interventions’

News Jun 04, 2015 by Justin Skinner City Centre Mirror

While many Torontonians love their city, not as many get engaged and participate in activities that help to make their own communities as vibrant as they could be.

That is set to change on Saturday, June 6 when 100In1Day returns to the city for the second straight year. The event sees hundreds of installations and activations, known as “urban interventions” take place in various communities.

Many of this year’s 100In1Day interventions take place in downtown Toronto and the surrounding neighbourhoods. One event, a Bubble Bash to be held in Ramsden Park, aims to have an impact that lasts far longer than June 6.

Hosted by Friends of Ramsden Park, the event is looking to encourage more local residents to join the recently-founded park group to come up with programming and help ensure the forthcoming revitalization of the park goes smoothly and benefits park users.

“Parks People has given us guidelines in hosting events in the park, but right now there’s only about 12 or 14 of us, so we want more people to get involved,” said David Bluestein of Friends of Ramsden Park. “There are so many things we can do here. I’d like to have a movie night, we could build a bake oven, but we need people to make these things happen.”

Bluestein said the park revitalization, which is slated to include an upgraded playground and a splash pad, a new multi-use court and Ping-Pong tables and perhaps an amphitheatre, would change the way even longtime park users use Ramsden.

“We’re going to be the eyes and ears through the revitalization and then in the park after the work is done, and we want that revitalization to be awesome,” he said.

The Bubble Bash will take place near the Yonge Street entrance to the park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 6.

Further south, Friends of Regent Park will be celebrating 100In1Day with a celebration of their own. That event, in the new Regent Park green space at Dundas and Sackville streets, will ring in the opening of a new bake oven.

“We’ll be hosting a party in the park and getting residents to come enjoy the space and get to know each other by mingling over pizza,” said CRC park coordinator and Friends of Regent Park spokesperson Zahrah Munas. “It’s the first time we’ll really be using the bake oven; we’ve had practice runs, but the community hasn’t actually tasted anything that’s been cooked in there.”

The Regent Park “Party in the Park” event will also include games and activities for kids, including face painting, arts and crafts and toys and games.

There will be plenty of food on hand beyond the pizzas being prepared in the bake oven.

“A local restaurant, b.good, will bring their food truck by and we’re getting a mini-oven from Dufferin Grove where we’ll be making naan bread,” Munas said.

The Regent Park event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 6.

For more information on 100In1Day and the many urban interventions taking place that day, visit https://toronto.100in1day.ca

Ramsden and Regent Park to host 100In1Day ‘urban interventions’

Organizers hope June 6 activities will leave lasting impact on local parks and communities

News Jun 04, 2015 by Justin Skinner City Centre Mirror

While many Torontonians love their city, not as many get engaged and participate in activities that help to make their own communities as vibrant as they could be.

That is set to change on Saturday, June 6 when 100In1Day returns to the city for the second straight year. The event sees hundreds of installations and activations, known as “urban interventions” take place in various communities.

Many of this year’s 100In1Day interventions take place in downtown Toronto and the surrounding neighbourhoods. One event, a Bubble Bash to be held in Ramsden Park, aims to have an impact that lasts far longer than June 6.

Hosted by Friends of Ramsden Park, the event is looking to encourage more local residents to join the recently-founded park group to come up with programming and help ensure the forthcoming revitalization of the park goes smoothly and benefits park users.

“Parks People has given us guidelines in hosting events in the park, but right now there’s only about 12 or 14 of us, so we want more people to get involved,” said David Bluestein of Friends of Ramsden Park. “There are so many things we can do here. I’d like to have a movie night, we could build a bake oven, but we need people to make these things happen.”

Bluestein said the park revitalization, which is slated to include an upgraded playground and a splash pad, a new multi-use court and Ping-Pong tables and perhaps an amphitheatre, would change the way even longtime park users use Ramsden.

“We’re going to be the eyes and ears through the revitalization and then in the park after the work is done, and we want that revitalization to be awesome,” he said.

The Bubble Bash will take place near the Yonge Street entrance to the park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 6.

Further south, Friends of Regent Park will be celebrating 100In1Day with a celebration of their own. That event, in the new Regent Park green space at Dundas and Sackville streets, will ring in the opening of a new bake oven.

“We’ll be hosting a party in the park and getting residents to come enjoy the space and get to know each other by mingling over pizza,” said CRC park coordinator and Friends of Regent Park spokesperson Zahrah Munas. “It’s the first time we’ll really be using the bake oven; we’ve had practice runs, but the community hasn’t actually tasted anything that’s been cooked in there.”

The Regent Park “Party in the Park” event will also include games and activities for kids, including face painting, arts and crafts and toys and games.

There will be plenty of food on hand beyond the pizzas being prepared in the bake oven.

“A local restaurant, b.good, will bring their food truck by and we’re getting a mini-oven from Dufferin Grove where we’ll be making naan bread,” Munas said.

The Regent Park event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 6.

For more information on 100In1Day and the many urban interventions taking place that day, visit https://toronto.100in1day.ca

Ramsden and Regent Park to host 100In1Day ‘urban interventions’

Organizers hope June 6 activities will leave lasting impact on local parks and communities

News Jun 04, 2015 by Justin Skinner City Centre Mirror

While many Torontonians love their city, not as many get engaged and participate in activities that help to make their own communities as vibrant as they could be.

That is set to change on Saturday, June 6 when 100In1Day returns to the city for the second straight year. The event sees hundreds of installations and activations, known as “urban interventions” take place in various communities.

Many of this year’s 100In1Day interventions take place in downtown Toronto and the surrounding neighbourhoods. One event, a Bubble Bash to be held in Ramsden Park, aims to have an impact that lasts far longer than June 6.

Hosted by Friends of Ramsden Park, the event is looking to encourage more local residents to join the recently-founded park group to come up with programming and help ensure the forthcoming revitalization of the park goes smoothly and benefits park users.

“Parks People has given us guidelines in hosting events in the park, but right now there’s only about 12 or 14 of us, so we want more people to get involved,” said David Bluestein of Friends of Ramsden Park. “There are so many things we can do here. I’d like to have a movie night, we could build a bake oven, but we need people to make these things happen.”

Bluestein said the park revitalization, which is slated to include an upgraded playground and a splash pad, a new multi-use court and Ping-Pong tables and perhaps an amphitheatre, would change the way even longtime park users use Ramsden.

“We’re going to be the eyes and ears through the revitalization and then in the park after the work is done, and we want that revitalization to be awesome,” he said.

The Bubble Bash will take place near the Yonge Street entrance to the park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 6.

Further south, Friends of Regent Park will be celebrating 100In1Day with a celebration of their own. That event, in the new Regent Park green space at Dundas and Sackville streets, will ring in the opening of a new bake oven.

“We’ll be hosting a party in the park and getting residents to come enjoy the space and get to know each other by mingling over pizza,” said CRC park coordinator and Friends of Regent Park spokesperson Zahrah Munas. “It’s the first time we’ll really be using the bake oven; we’ve had practice runs, but the community hasn’t actually tasted anything that’s been cooked in there.”

The Regent Park “Party in the Park” event will also include games and activities for kids, including face painting, arts and crafts and toys and games.

There will be plenty of food on hand beyond the pizzas being prepared in the bake oven.

“A local restaurant, b.good, will bring their food truck by and we’re getting a mini-oven from Dufferin Grove where we’ll be making naan bread,” Munas said.

The Regent Park event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 6.

For more information on 100In1Day and the many urban interventions taking place that day, visit https://toronto.100in1day.ca