Monthly Archives: May 2014

1st Annual Bloordale Street Sale

The votes are in for the 1st Annual Bloordale Street Sale, and the winning date is…drum roll please…Saturday May 31, 2014. The rain date is set for Saturday June 7, 2014.

We need volunteers to print and post (responsibly, of course) posters around the neighbourhood. If you’re interested in receiving an electronic copy of the poster, or if you have questions or ideas, please contact: Also, to help spread the word about this amazing event, feel free to make use of Twitter, blogs, Craig’s List, Kijiji.

Let’s have fun!



Thanks to all who made our clean up a huge success!

We would like to extend a huge “thank you” to all the community members and local political representatives for coming out and making our community clean up event a big success!  We look forward to making this an annual event.  Many pounds of litter were removed from our local parkette, streets, and lane ways in a few short hours last Saturday morning.



Neighbours Tash and Judy picking litter on Margueretta St.


Thanks to our local Tim Hortons, we had forty cups of donated coffee to keep us caffeinated!

Local Toronto City Councillor Ana Bailao and her team brought their tent to protect us in case of rain.  Ms Bailao and staffer Michael Vieira hung around and chipped in with the clean up effort, too!


Michael and Councillor Bailao chatting with constituents.


Local MPP Jonah Schein and MP Andrew Cash came out as well.  Thank you both for participating and supporting our efforts!


MP Andrew Cash chatting with organizer Dan Milford-Warren



Neighbours Tash, MP Cash, and Judy



MPP Jonah Schein with neighbours Tash and Judy cleaning up Margueretta St


Thank you also to provincial liberal nominee Cristina Martins and staffer Meagan Coker for participating and taking the time to get to know us.


Provincial Liberal nominee Cristina Martins with community member Paul


Thank you to Toronto City Council hopeful Jolene Hunt, one of the hardest working cleaners of the group!


Jolene with a friendly city waste collection crew loading the truck at the end of the clean up


And finally, thank you to all the friends, neighbours, and community members who came out, brought the kids, and supported this community effort!


Little Violet with uncle Kurt (taking the picture) singing their garbage pick up song!  Look for it on iTunes! 😉



Organizer Dan Milford-Warren with city collections staff



The fruits of our labour!


We look forward to our next event, a neighbourhood wide yard sale, coming up at the end of May, beginning of June (exact date TBD but likely May 31st or June 7th).

If you have any community event ideas that you would like to organize, please feel free to contact us with the details and we’d be happy to assist you!



The Bloordale Community Improvement Associastion (BCIA)