Leaside Memorial Community Gardens along with our user groups the Leaside Hockey Association, the Leaside Skating Club, the Toronto Leaside Girls Hockey Association and Hockey Extreme are commemorating George Turrell the “King of Leaside” by hosting a Food Drive for the Thorncliffe Food Bank in George’s honour.

We are all very excited about the event, and look forward to the Leaside Community enthusiastic participation.

Date and Time:
Sunday, June 13th from 10:00am to 3:00pm

“George Turrell Lane” at Leaside Memorial Community Gardens

Donation Process:

  1. Take a drive over to “George Turrell Lane” where a volunteer will direct you to one of four designated drop-off zones. 
  2. Open your car trunk, and a volunteer wearing a mask and gloves will remove the clearly marked items. Another volunteer will take the donation to the William Lea Room for safekeeping. You are encouraged to remain in you car.
  3. As soon as the items are removed from the trunk, leave the event using one of two designated exits. 

Warmer weather traditionally signals a lull in donations as people take off to their cottages, so the George Turrell Food Drive is the perfect opportunity to help Thorncliffe continue to assist families during the summer months. Some suggested items include:

  • Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, and especially feminine hygiene pads
  • cereal
  • peanut butter 
  • 2 kg bags of sugar 
  • canned fruits, vegetables, and soup
  • diced tomatoes 
  • crackers
  • jam
  • tea and coffee 
  • canned kidney beans and mixed beans 
  • juice

See you all on Sunday, June 13th between 10am and 3pm!