Next month we’ll be starting our annual fall tree banding campaign to prevent cankerworm defoliation. We are still looking for a few folks to join the “Tree Squad”: our team of block captains who make the campaign possible. We welcome all help, and are particularly looking for some block captains to do sections on Hart and Cobourg Ave.
If you would like more info, please get in touch, or come out to our block captain info night at 7pm on August 1st – we’ll meet at the turquoise table in the yard at the Big Red Church, 127 Cobourg Ave.
Do you love gardening and caring for your community? You are invited to join the Glenelm Garden Club. The group meets every other Tuesday and activities include garden tours, gardening in our Glenelm parks and in Elmwood Cemetery.
The next meeting is July 25th and it will be a garden tour. Contact Arlie (aeschulz [at] mymts [dot] net) for more details or to join the club’s email list.
This year, the club planted the beautiful new perennial garden at the Glenwood entrance to Roxy Park (aka Elmwood Park).
Great things are coming to Henderson Hwy over the next few months! The ReimagineElmwood coalition (which GeNA is a member of) is very excited to be bringing some cool new features to our neighbourhood high street: giant marbles for the median between Johnson and Hespeler, as well as archway signage made from reclaimed elm wood sourced from Elmwood!
These art installations serve a dual purpose of representing the community and promoting traffic calming through street design. We’re not only going to beautify the neighborhood, but create a sense of identity and contribute to a safer and more pedestrian- and business-friendly environment!
What’s going on with the vacant lot at 243 Henderson?
We are also excited to share the news that change is coming, albeit very slowly, to the empty lot at the corner of Johnson and Henderson. Decades ago, this site was a gas station, and as a result it has a complex environmental situation that makes it a challenge to re-purpose. Thanks to the work of the ReimagineElmwood coalition, the site is slated to be properly paved this summer, which will unlock the potential to use the space in new ways.
As a partner in ReimagineElmwood, GeNA invites you to come and help create some great public art for Henderson Hwy (see this ReimagineElmwood update for more details), and have a hotdog while you’re at it.
Glenelm artist Helga Jakobson will be creating an elm tree-themed design for our marble and organizing an easy and accessible system for everyone to help paint it.
Join us at 270 Gordon Avenue on Saturday, July 29th from 10 am-1 pm.