Earth Day 2014

Check out these events and tips to celebrate Earth Day in Toronto.


Special Events

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Green Living Show at Direct Energy Centre

April 25-27, 2014.
Experience North America’s largest consumer show dedicated to providing simple solutions for leading a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.

 

Toronto Botanical Garden

April 19 (12 – 4pm), 2014.
Earth Day Family Celebration: Enjoy guided hikes, nature activities and crafts with DiscoverAbility and planting in the Teaching Garden.

 

Evergreen Brick Works

April 20, 2014.
Spring Community Clothing Swap (11am- 1pm) at BMO Atrium. Enjoy the vibe of a vintage clothing store while shopping for that unique find and treasure.

 

Discovery Walks

A series of self-guided walks that link city ravines, parks, gardens, beaches and neighbourhoods. Helpful signage will keep you informed along the way. Enjoy nature, learn about local area natural and social history, and during the warmer weather, see the many beautiful floral displays at feature park sites.


My Green Toronto

Toronto’s top travel bloggers share their own tips and secrets for enjoying Earth Day in the city.

 

Field to table – to mouth!

by Amy Rosen.
I live in downtown Toronto, in a neighbourhood called Little Portugal, but at times it’s easy to imagine I live in Europe, since my neighbours have brought with them their green-thumbed customs from the old country to the new. This includes growing vast gardens in their backyard plots, full of ripe summer vegetables and trellises heaving with grapes. It’s a microcosm of the field-to-table ethos reflected in Toronto today.

 

Toronto Green Spots

By Maureen Littlejohn.
Toronto’s percolating pace is exciting, but it can also jangle the nerves. That’s when it’s time to head to the lush green spots of the city and decompress. From parks to ravines to leafy hiking, biking trails, there are many verdant respites where you can reconnect with nature.

 

My Toronto: Kensington Market

By Natalie Taylor.
Like many locals in Toronto, we all have our spots. For me, the concentration of those spots –especially in the summer–is in Kensington Market. Kensington Market is my “spot.”

 

My Huge, Private and Secret Garden

By Barbara Kingstone.
The variety of greenery (High Park Gardens) is stunning and not manicured to death, the zoo is charming as children rush about to see their favourite animals, and the hot summer nights usually have the professionally-acted, outdoor theatre, presenting Shakespeare’s, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

 

An Earth-Lover’s Haven

By Margaret Swaine.
I love to tell visitors about Toronto’s truly walkable ravine network that winds its way through the heart of the city. The pathways through woodlands, by flowing streams and nature’s wild flora are a haven for both wildlife and humans alike.