Executive Director Message - April 2017

Spring weather has finally arrived and I hope it has brought a spring to your step!

Springtime is also a good reminder that Mother’s Day is around the corner. Get ready to celebrate that special woman in your life May 14.

If you want to make Mom a special gift here are some great craft ideas to wow her:

1. Make your own personalized Mother’s Day Card: you can decorate with string, paint, ribbons, markers or crayons. It will bring a smile to her face knowing it was created with love.

2. Breakfast in bed: if you are part of the littler group, maybe get a grown up to help you here. Toasting some bread with Mom’s favourite jam will make her morning so special.

3. Finger paint your way to Mom’s heart with beautiful colours and things that make her happy on poster paper. Place it where she can see it best.

4. Decorate a tin can or a flowerpot to make the perfect vase for Mom’s flowers; all you need is tissue paper or crepe paper, glue, scissors and a great imagination.

5. Footprints and handprints to decorate as flowers on an apron or tote bag for that practical Mom will definitely win over her heart.

On the May 27, 28 weekend don’t miss Doors Open Toronto. Check out the great list of historical and modern buildings that are open to the public one weekend each year. Discover your city by taking a peek at this years list:

1. Enoch Turner Schoolhouse – 106 Trinity Street

2. Evergreen Brick Works – 300-550 Bayview Avenue

3. Fool’s Paradise – 1 Meadowcliffe Drive

4. Historic Zion Schoolhouse – 1091 Finch Avenue East

5. Horse Palace - 91 Manitoba Drive

6. Native Child and Family Services of Toronto – 30 College Street

7. Ontario Heritage Centre – 10 Adelaide Street

8. Rogers Communications – Toronto Campus – 33 Dundas Street East

9. Royal Canadian Yacht Club Island Clubhouse – 2 Chippewa Avenue

10. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts – 1 Front Street East

11. Toronto Centre for the Arts – 5040 Yonge Street

12. Toronto-Dominion Centre – 66 Wellington Street West

For more information and site pictures please visit: doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Toronto.aspx

As always, be safe and have a great month!


Sandra Farina

Executive Director