Make your gift go further… all donations doubled before May 1

Double the value of your donation to the Sorauren Park Town Square campaign by giving before May 1! Thanks to a matching grant, Live Green Toronto will match all donations to the Sorauren Park Town Square project before a May 1 deadline.

The new Town Square will bring the derelict space between the Sorauren Fieldhouse and the old linseed oil factory back to life. It will provide more space for an expanded Farmers’ Market, community gardens and trees, benches and picnic tables, and space for performances, concerts and festivals. It will also feature a bake oven and community sinks.

Donations of $100 or more will be recognized immediately on the virtual donor wall and eventually on a permanent donor wall to be erected in the Square. Donations also receive a charitable tax receipt from our fundraising partner, the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation.

Help complete Sorauren Park and leave a lasting legacy for generations to come!


See Planning Partnership designs for Town Square April 17

Get a peak at the revised plans for the Sorauren Town Square this April 17 at a public consultation hosted by the City of Toronto, Wabash Building Society, The Planning Partnership and Councillor Gord Perks.

Sorauren Park Town Square Public Consultation
Wednesday, April 17, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Parkdale Community Centre small gym (shared with Parkdale Public School)
75 Lansdowne Avenue

Have your say on the final plans before Phase 1 construction begins later this year.

The City has contracted distinguished design firm The Planning Partnership (partners in the Evergreen Brick Works, the new Don Lands Public Realm plan, among other projects) to prepare the final design for the Sorauren Park Town Square.

Last chance for 2012 charitable receipt!

As 2012 comes quickly to a close, the Sorauren Town Square Campaign has raised almost $56,000 from generous families, individuals, businesses and organizations. Thank you all!

Among the latest donors are Cast and Crew of Rookie Blue; Soup ‘n Such Cafe; Family McTaglips: Kieran, Lachlan, Keith and Liz; James Padwick, Tracie Donald and Kale; Ian and Gwen from Ritchie; and Susan Farquhar, Leah Cruickshank, Jacqueline Cruicksank, Peter Cruickshank. Thank you!

There are only a few days left to donate and receive a charitable tax receipt for 2012. You can donate online through our partnership with the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation.

Read the full list of donors (over $100) on the Purchase A Paver Donor Wall.

All funds are doubled thanks to a matching grant from Live Green Toronto.

Pumpkin Sale Oct. 27, Pumpkin Parade Nov. 1

The annual charity Pumpkin Sale takes place Saturday Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. till noon at the Sorauren Park Fieldhouse. All funds raised are donated to the Sorauren Park Town Square campaign, organized by the Wabash Building Society, which has now topped $50,000 thanks to the generosity of neighbours and local businesses. Pumpkin Sale proceeds are also doubled thanks to a matching grant from Live Green Toronto.

Sorauren Park Pumpkin Sale, this year Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. till noon

Pumpkin Sale pumpkins are donated by Chander Chaddah, broker, Sutton Group Associates, and Joanna Lang, residential mortgage manager, Scotiabank. This is the fifth year Chander and Joanna have run the Pumpkin Sale, raising well over $10,000 to date, all donated to the park and fieldhouse. This year’s goal is another $3,000. Thanks Chander and Joanna and everyone who comes to buy their pumpkin!

And there’s a good chance most of those pumpkins will make a return trip to the park, as the annual Sorauren Park Pumpkin Parade takes place the evening of Nov. 1, the day after Halloween. Bring your jack-o-lantern to the park, line it up along the path, and enjoy the parade!

Drop by the Fieldhouse this year (7 – 8:30 p.m.) on the same evening as the Pumpkin Parade for the regular monthly meeting of the Wabash Building Society, which will hold an open house featuring the plans for the Town Square and exciting news updates.

A big thank-you to City of Toronto Solid Waste, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and Councillor Gord Perks and staff who this year have once again arranged for the pumpkin pick-up the following day. It’s a big job and is appreciated by the hundreds of people who enjoy the parade every year.

Community fundraiser tops $40,000

Thanks to many residents, the generosity of local real estate agent Chander Chaddah, and proceeds donated by the recent Little City Festival, the Sorauren Park Town Square community fundraising campaign has surpassed its initial $40,000 goal and now sits at more than $48,000 raised.

With a new matching funds grant from Livegreen Toronto, every dollar in the community campaign is doubled, meaning total funds raised to date sit at more than $96,000.
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