January Foraging Fun

Event Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Event Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Experiential Learning is Here!

We will explore the parkland and local neighbhourhood for winter fest foraging and embracing the winter experience. Meet up at the Healing Muse Apothecary – 2861 Lake Shore Blvd West, Toronto, On M8V1H8.

August Garden Tour

Event Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Event Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Here is your chance to visit a Master Gardener’s garden and talk with the designer.The tour is free but numbers are limited and you must register to discover the location of this secret garden.
Sneak Peak into Fave Plants in this Treasured Garden:
Berberis ‘Barberry’ shrub
Weigela: ‘Wine & Roses’ and ‘My Monet”
Lilies: several varieties
Clematis: ‘Mrs Polish’, ‘Jackmani’ and ‘Sweet Autumn’
Cleome: ‘Pink Turtlehead’
Ferns: ‘Japanese Painted’, ‘Ruffed Oak’ , ‘Northern Lady’ and ‘Ostrich’
Brunera: ‘Jack Frost”
Anenome: Japanese
To register for this tour contact:


Plant Exchange 2017

Event Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Event Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Plant Exchange 2017

Saturday May 13th, 2017  – Runs 9-1pm – Rain or Shine!

The Assembly Hall
1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr, Etobicoke, ON M8V 4B6

plant exchange in Etobicoke – bring a plant or seeds or other resources and take home plants and/or seeds, whatever we have available!

Fall Harvest at Col. Sam Smith Park

Event Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Event Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 am

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Join L.E.G.S. and The Gardens and celebrate the fall garden. Kids and kids at heart can have fun at the scavenger hunt and potting up herbs.

Where: Kipling Ave South of Lake Shore Blvd W. at Sam Smith’s Farmers’ Market (near the power plant).



Long Branch by the Lake Garden Tour

Event Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Event Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

See news page for details.

Community Garden Fall Clean Up

Event Date: Sunday, October 25, 2015
Event Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 am

Volunteers needed, come lend a hand. Help put the garden to sleep for the winter and meet some local gardeners.
Where: Daily Bread Food Bank
191 New Toronto Street
Bring some gloves and Garden Waste Bags.

Tree Planting and Ribbon Cutting at Col. Sam.

Event Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Event Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 am

Come view the new wetland lookout and help continue the greening of Colonel Sam Smith Park by planting some trees. The foot of Kipling Avenue south of Lake Shore Blvd W.


Etobicoke Butterfly Festival

Event Date: Sunday, May 31, 2015
Event Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 am

Monarch butterflies need milkweed to survive – help plant some at Lush Cosmetics and pick some up for your own garden. Learn how you can help other pollinators, enjoy family-friendly art activities, tasty snacks and more.

Location: Lush Cosmetics, 35 Jutland Rd. Etobicoke

Hosted by Our Place Initiative

Seedy Saturday (Sunday) Etobicoke March 2015

Event Date: Sunday, March 22, 2015
Event Time: 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Seedy Saturday (SUNDAY) is coming to Etobicoke for the first time!

What is it?

Seedy Sunday or Seedy Saturday is a catchphrase used for seed swap events that bring the public together with seed savers, to maintain and develop the open pollinated and heritage crop cultivars that are a resource in a community.

In our community, the event is also a gathering of community members and groups with like minds, helping to preserve, share, and explore our beautiful parkland, bird & natural sanctuaries, green scapes, gardens and lake shores. We hope you can participate in this open community event, to present & share with our community under one roof.

There will also be green arts and crafts area for all the children and families to join and have fun. 




When: Sunday March 22nd, 2015 10:30-3pm

Where: Franklin Horner Community Centre – 432 Horner Avenue, Etobicoke, Ontario, M8W 2B2

 Parking: Parking lots are behind the community centre. Lots of space available.

  • Bring your spare seeds or plants. 
  • Swap them for ones you’d like. 
  • Family activities & crafts Presentations & talks 
  • Seeds, Seeds, Seeds 
  • Plant books & Magazines

Hosted by: LEGS – Lakeshore Environmental Gardening Society

 Refreshments & Food vendor:  More Than Pies


Seeds of Diversity

Ann Brown – Plant Lady


Toronto Live Green

Toronto Seed Library

HUMBER College


Friends of Sam Smith Park

Daily Bread Food Bank

Cathy’s Crawley Composters – Presenter!

Fran Freeman – BeeKeeper – sticky bees honey – Presenter!

Front Door Organics

Organics Live – Presenter!

Master Gardeners

Door Prizes donated by: Urban Nature Store 


If you would like to host a talk, presentation, or a workshop, we would love to hear from you. We will be running 30-45 minute talks & demonstrations from the local green growers and vendors.

If you have any questions, please contact Monika Meulman, at 416-347-5449 or by email at info@legsetobicoke.ca




Event Registration

Seedy Saturday (Sunday) Etobicoke March 2015

Event has completed.

Lakeshore Asylum Cemetery Spring Clean Up

Event Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Event Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

To remember and honour in a dignified and respectful way the lives of the 1511 people buried in the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital Cemetery people will be gathering to do some yard work and freshen up the grounds. Grass and hedge  clippers and lawn edgers will be useful. Donations of artificial flowers would be appreciated. The cemetery is on the north side of Evans Ave between Islington Ave and Kipling Ave. For more info contact Deborah Quiggin at 416-251-8666