Past Events

Spring Fling

Join us for The Pocket’s annual Spring Fling in Phin Park. There’s fun for everyone:

  • Egg hunt (separate area for littles under 5) (BYOE - Bring Your Own Eggs! READ THE "WE NEED YOUR HELP" Section below please!) 
  • Food and refreshments
  • Local artisans and vendors
  • Raffle draw for great prizes

Bring cash for charity raffle tickets, local vendors and to renew your PCA membership for 2023 (only $10!). 

Friday March 29 10am-12pm: Pre-Hunt Clean Up

Join us in the park for a pre-hunt clean up - we'll supply the bags! Those who help out will receive a "Golden Ticket" for every kid in the family and get a first "crack" at the eggs! 

Saturday March 30 10am-12pm: Egg Hunt

  • 9:00am-10am - Parents Gaurdians arrive at the park to hide the eggs (please bring 20 per child!) 
  • 10am-10:30am - The hunt begins! 
  • 10:30-12pm - Take a photo with the Easter bunny!
  • 11:30-12:pm: Raffle Draw 

We need your help! Please...

  • Bring 20 filled plastic eggs for each child you bring to the egg hunt (e.g., 2 kids = 40 filled eggs, NO GOLD coloured eggs). Each egg should contain either a wrapped candy or a nonedible treat. Please mark eggs containing non-edible treats with a sticker. 
  • Hide your eggs in the appropriate area for your participating kids! The wading pool area is for ages 5 and under. Kids 6+ hunt in the greater park area. 

 

Tree & Shrub Giveaway

The Pocket SNAP program has FREE trees and shrubs available to give away to interested homeowners and property owners living in the Pocket SNAP boundaries.

Interested in ordering your trees and/or shrubs? To access the SNAP Area Boundary Map, visit trca.ca/pocket-snap. Visit trca.ca/pocket-spring-tree to access the request form. All orders must be placed by April 5, 2024.

Community Safety Event

Community safety affects all of us, and every criminal act has the potential to violate our individual and collective sense of safety. The Pocket Community Association is happy to host a Community Safety Townhall event. 

This event will bring together Pocket residents and our local community policy officers, and officials from the TTC to engage in dialogue about key concerns around safety in our community and how best to address them. We hope you will consider joining us to discuss any topics around safety in our community. 

Please register for the event using the link below - however, registration is not mandatory so feel free just to show up too! 

Where: Auditorium of the Wandering Spirit School, 16 Phin Avenue

When: Saturday February 24 1:00-3:00 pm

Register HERE. 

Skating in Phin Park

The PCA Executive is thrilled to announce that the Phin Park rink is now ready for skating, as of Saturday, January 20. Skating conditions will be weather dependent. 
A big thank-you goes to the Pocket Rink Team, who've again committed to creating and maintaining a surface for skating and shinny! Special thanks to John Koufis and Corey Pollock for leading us by braving the cold and wind this week! Though the ice surface is a bit rough now, it promises to become smoother as the Team does additional flooding and scraping. 
All ages and abilities are welcome--please be safe and enjoy!
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Santa's Frozen Festival

Come on out for a fun pre-holiday community celebration from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on Saturday Dec 2! Enjoy free hot chocolate, coffee and baked goods as well as several tables of local crafts to peruse for possible Xmas gifts (cash only!).

We are accepting donations in support of Eastview Community Centre and the Toronto Humane Society. Please bring unwrapped toys, canned/boxed food or monetary donations on the day.

Pocket Night Parade

The annual night parade will go through the neighbourhood on Monday November 27, starting at 6:00 pm at Chatham/Greenwood – see parade route below. 

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Pumpkin Parade

The annual Pumpkin Parade is back for another exciting night of jack-o-lantern joy and the spirit of the spook! Each year after the sun sets on November 1, kids converge in Phin Park to see The Pocket’s Jack-o-Lanterns shine one last time. It’s a fun way for neighbours to celebrate an end to Halloween together and a simple way for communities to dispose of their pumpkins, with the support of the City of Toronto and our local councilor.

Come on out and celebrate with your neighbours. The PCA will be handing out hot chocolate, snacks and blaring some tunes!

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Pocket Tiny Forest Community Planting Event

The Pocket SNAP and Pocket Community Association (PCA) will be hosting a community planting event to plant the Pocket Tiny Forest.

The planting will begin at 9 AM at 8 Oakvale Avenue, in the northwest corner of the TTC Oakvale Greenspace (adjacent to the Oakvale Green Community Garden and south of Firehall 323). Community volunteers are invited to help plant 300 diverse native trees and shrubs that together will become The Pocket Tiny Forest.

Participants must wear close-toed shoes and are encouraged to bring gardening gloves. Light refreshments will be provided, and there will be an information booth to learn more about The Pocket Tiny Forest project and the Pocket SNAP. To register, go HERE.

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Tree & Shrub Giveaway

The Pocket SNAP program has FREE trees and shrubs available to give away to interested homeowners and property owners living in the Pocket SNAP boundaries.

Interested in ordering your trees and/or shrubs? To access the SNAP Area Boundary Map, visit trca.ca/pocket-snap. Visit https://forms.gle/F4pzjqSgM7JQ4qex5 to access the request form. All orders must be placed by September 22, 2023.

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