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Mimico Community News- August 2017

August 2017
Community News & Events

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Mimico Neighbourhood Murals 2017
Application Deadline: Monday August 7, 2017

Artists are invited to submit an application to paint a mural on one of eight Bell Canada outdoor utility boxes in the Mimico area during the third week of September, as part of the 2017 Bell Box Murals Project.

Artists will be selected by a community jury, with preference given to artists who live or work in Mimico.

The deadline for applications for Mimico is Monday August 7. For application details, email

The Mimico Bell box murals are a partnership between Ward 6 Etobicoke-Lakeshore Councillor Mark Grimes, The City of Toronto, Bell Canada, Lakeshore Arts, Community Matters Toronto, and the Mimico Residents Association. Paint donated by Benjamin Moore Paint.

For more information on the Bell Box Murals Project visit: and

Urban Hero Awards: Vote online for your top choice
From the Guardian: Our nominees are in and now it’s time for the people to vote! The Urban Hero Awards received more than 60 nominations across eight categories – an amazing group of people by the sounds of nominator comments. From teachers to neighbours, to gardeners and caregivers, student activists to business leaders, our selection of nominees includes people from all walks of life and all corners of Toronto.

From July 7 to August 13, 2017 people are welcome to vote for their top choice. Eight ‘People’s Choice’ winners will be determined based on who receives the highest number of votes. Spread the word and support your nominees! Note, only one vote is allowed per IP address per day. Multiple votes per day will be discounted. After the public voting, another eight finalists will be selected by the Urban Hero Award organizing committee. The 16 Urban Hero Award winners will be announced this fall and celebrated at an awards gala. 

The following Mimico Residents have been nominated: Barb Wallace under the Good Neighbour category as a representative of the Party in the Park team. Chris Szarka and Michele Nolden are also nominated in the Arts category.

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Mimico Summer Music Fest
Date: Friday July 7, and every Friday to August 25th
Time: 7:00-8:30 PM
Location: Mimico Square – Lake Shore Blvd West, south side, at the foot of Mimico Ave

Enjoy live music in Mimico Square near Amos Waites park and pool, Fridays this summer. Bring your lawn chair!

Uke Can Sing – Arts in the Parks
Date: Sunday August 27
Time: 2:00-3:30 PM
Location: Amos Waites Park, 2445 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M8V 1C5

Want to increase the cuteness in your life by 200% and learn how to play the ukulele and sing along, too? Come one, come all to Uke Can Sing: a free ukulele and singing workshop for absolute beginners, led by the infamous singing ukulele ladies of the TTC Subway, K Funk and Lady Ree! If you don’t have a ukulele, you can borrow one of ours – we are providing 30 free ukuleles on loan per workshop! (First come, first served – we’ll need them back at the end of the 1.5 hour lesson, though). This is an outdoor event in a public park. Bring your own water, blanket, and sunscreen.

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Humber Bay Shores Farmers Market
Date: Saturdays until October
Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Humber Bay Park West

Local Farmers from Ontario are featuring fresh produce, meat, herbs, cheeses, preserves and much more. Bring cash, and don’t forget your reusable shopping bags!

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Join the MRA or Renew your Membership!
If you live in Mimico and get our Newsletter, follow our Facebook page or read our Blog – please consider joining today to support our activities.

It’s easy, and only $10 a year! Go to our website, fill out our online Member Form, pay online, and you’re done! You can pay for several years in advance, or make a donation along with your membership payment. If you are already a member, or your membership has expired in the last 2 years, you can renew simply by paying the $10 member fee on our Payments Page.

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