October Update – Downsview Spooky Events, Halloween Tips, Downsview Virtual Reality + more!

October Update – Downsview Spooky Events, Halloween Tips, Downsview Virtual Reality + more!

10.22.2017 | News, Newsletters

Ancaster’s Haunted Halloween House
Come explore the Ancaster Community Centre which will be transformed into a family friendly Halloween Haunt. Games, treats, and incredible fun. See pics here and here.

Sunday October 29
2:00PM – 5:00PM
Ancaster Community Centre
41 Ancaster Rd

Pumpkin Parade at Roding Park
Join the Friends of Roding Park for their first Annual Pumpkin Parade! See below for details.

Wednesday November 1, @ 6:30PM
Roding Park
600 Roding Street

(bring your own tea-light candle)

Pumpkin Parade at de Havilland ‘Mossie’ Park
The Friends of de Havilland ‘Mossie’ Park in the Anthony Road Community are putting on their annual Pumpkin Parade! See below for details.

Wednesday November 1, @ 6:30PM – 7:30PM
de Havilland ‘Mossie’ Park
111A Anthony Rd

(bring your own tea-light candle)

Halloween Safety Tips
Toronto’s Emergency Services would like you to know how you, your loved ones, and scary guests to your home can stay safe while trick or treating. Read their tips below.

Avoid slips, trips and falls
• Check the costume’s size to ensure a snug fit, with the costume no longer than ankle length.
• Consider makeup instead of a mask for a child. Masks can restrict vision and make it difficult to see approaching traffic.
• Turn on your porch light and clear walkways of clutter.

Prevent fires
• Keep candles, matches and lighters away from children.
• Keep lit pumpkins away from drapes, decorations or other flammable objects.
• Consider lighting your pumpkin with an LED light instead of a candle flame.

Be visible
• Carry a flashlight.
• Attach a strip of reflective tape to your child’s costume.
• Wear light-coloured clothing instead of primarily dark colours.

Plan ahead to stay warm and dry
• Send your child out in layers of clothing – an extra layer under the costume will make a difference if a child is outside for an extended period.
• Place a hat and mitts in the bottom of your child’s treat bag in case they are needed.

Follow basic safety rules
• Supervise small children when they are crossing a road.
• Wait for cars to come to a complete stop before starting to walk across the street at a stop sign, crosswalk or traffic light.
• Plan a meeting spot in advance in case friends/family members who are out together become separated.
• Check treats for signs of tampering, or for candy that appears likely to be a potential choking hazard for your child.

Downsview Digital Hub Open
Downsview Library just opened their Digital Hub which features everything from Robotics to Virtual Reality to 3D printing. Please take advantage of this amazing new digital programming. Get your 3D printing Certification or learn robotics and how circuitry works. See more details here.

Downsview Park Trail Open House
Downsview Park is hosting A special open house as part of Canada Lands’ “Canada 150” program to showcase a commemorative legacy trail in Downsview Park to mark our country’s sesquicentennial.

The trail will feature public art pieces by Canadian artist John Dickson as well as an interpretive narrative that will speak to 150+ years of Downsview. Construction of the trail will begin in the spring with a dedication happening next summer.

You’re welcome to drop in.

November 15
4:00pm – 7:00pm
70 Canuck Ave

Sewer Works in Downsview
As part of the ongoing state-of-good-repair work happening in our community, below, for your information, is new sewer work being conducted in our community.

2830 Keele St,  Dye Test

Ashton Ave,  from 23 Ashton Ave to 11 Ashton Ave,  16‐Oct 10‐Nov,  Sewer inspection and cleaning

Camborne Ave,  from Dalraith Rd to 55 Camborne Ave,  16‐Oct 10‐Nov,  Sewer inspection and cleaning

Orchardcroft Cres,  from 54 to 67 Orchardcroft Cres,  16‐Oct 10‐Nov,  Sewer inspection and cleaning

Charrington Cres,  from 1876 Sheppard Ave W to 56 Charrington Cres,  23‐Oct 17‐Nov,  Sewer inspection and cleaning

Charrington Cres,  from Markay St to 56 Charrington Cres,  23‐Oct 17‐Nov,  Sewer inspection and cleaning

Home Energy Loan Program (HELP)
The City’s Home Energy Loan Program is providing low-interest loans to homeowners for improvements such as high-efficiency furnaces, windows, insulation, and renewable energy technology. The program has been successful with more than 140 projects completed and $2.9 million in funding committed to homeowners since January 2014.

This is an amazing opportunity to get those energy-saving upgrades to your home in a low cost way and help the environment too.

The results are impressive. On average, HELP participants:
• reduce their home energy use by 30%;
• save over $560 per year on their energy bills; and
• receive additional incentives of up to $2,250 from utility companies such as Enbridge Gas and IESO.

For more info on how to get these amazing benefits, go to http://toronto.ca/home-energy-loan.

Remembrance Day in Downsview
Every November 11 at 11am, we hold our annual Remembrance Day ceremony at Downsview Memorial Parkette’s epitaph.

Reverend Susan Howard from Downsview United Church will preside over the prayer service as is tradition. All are welcome to join.

November 11
11:00AM (please arrive 10 min prior)
Downsview Memorial Parkette
North East Corner of Keele and Wilson.

151 Billy Bishop Way Open House
North York Planning Department is holding an open house for the development of a upscale car dealership at 151 Billy Bishop way.

Tuesday November 21
Ancaster Community Centre
41 Ancaster Road