City of Toronto

Food and fun in the O’Connor community

On June 20, a number of City of Toronto divisions hosted a community corn roast for residents at the O’Connor Community Centre (1386 Victoria Park Avenue at O’Connor Drive). The event provided an opportunity for City staff to meet with members of the community and to promote programs and services available in the area.

Children’s Services, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Toronto Public Health, Social Development, Finance and Administration, Toronto Employment and Social Services and the Toronto Public Library partnered with local community organizations to provide information about free programs available to residents.

Attendees at the event participated in a wide variety of activities, including:

• A free dental screening clinic for children

• Zumba, line dancing, yoga and tai chi classes

• Information on child care subsidies, nutrition, physical activities, prenatal, early childhood and family support programs

• Reading circles and the opportunity to sign up for a library card and summer reading programs

• Face painting, water balloon activities and other fun outdoor games.

As City divisions continue partnering with each other and with community organizations, residents in communities all across the city will be able to enjoy access to more and better programs and services.

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