This year we are excited for another annual Leslieville Tree Festival in Leslie Grove Park (corner of Queen St and Jones Ave, Toronto). The fun-filled celebration of our urban forest includes activities for the whole family! We've had some famous faces help us celebrate.... above is a photo of Michael Louis Johnson at the festival in 2008.
Kat Burns performed with Forest City Lovers back in 2007.
Jack Layton dropped by in 2009.
And in 2012 Safiya was on hand to sell her handmade "stuff"!
Over the years the following has grown, nearly doubling each year. And now we see hundreds of people pass through the park to celebrate our urban forest!
Face painting is always a hit....
....for all ages.
There's something delicious for everyone...
...including the birds and the bees (thanks to our native plant sales)!
People dance, hug, and...
...plant trees! So how about it, will you make the trip to Leslieville this year? The party starts at noon in Leslie Grove Park!
Twenty-one businesses, 15 nonprofits, and six food vendors will be there with handmade and locally made items, environmental services (including a TreeAzin provider who can help you treat trees at risk due to Emerald Ash Borer), yoga, henna, and local history! I can't forget to mention the delicious food that will be there this year by the amazing people at Chocosol and the Leslieville Cheese Market! For the little ones, lil' bean n' green will have a "tummy time" area for babies. See you in the park!