The Solar Eclipse is coming on April 8th!

Read more to learn about solar eclipse safety 

On Monday, April 8th, there will be a solar eclipse in Toronto from 2:04 pm to 4:31 pm, peaking at 3:19pm. That’s when most of the Sun’s light will be covered by the Moon. It’s important to plan ahead and take precautions as this is when many people are either heading home from school or work. 

It is important to know that looking directly at the sun any time is dangerous, and increases during an eclipse. By looking at the sun, it can harm your eyes and may lead to permanent damage or blindness. Read more about it below.

In this newsletter: 

  • Solar Eclipse Safety
  • Jane-Finch Youth Research Fellow
  • Planting Event at Rowntree Mills Park

If you have any questions, please get in touch with me at 416 338 5335 or [email protected]. My team is here to support you.


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Solar Eclipse Safety

On April 8, the sun's putting on a special show! Make sure you've got your safety gear ready if you plan on taking a peak of the eclipse! The only safe way to view it is with a safe solar viewer. 

Here are some more safety tips to plan ahead:

  • Do not look directly at the eclipse at all.
  • If you want to look at the eclipse, only use safe solar eclipse viewers or filters  that meet international standard ISO 12312-2. They will make the sun look comfortably bright like the full moon.
  • Do not use homemade filters, sunglasses, camera lenses, smoked glass, photographic or x-ray film other things that are not specifically made for viewing eclipses. This includes devices used in combination with a binocular or telescope to view a solar eclipse.
  • Do not use a viewer or filter that makes the sun looks too bright, out of focus or hazy through the device.
  • Do not use the viewer or filter if you’re unsure about its safety or if it is not from a reputable vendor.
  • Keep a close eye on children during a solar eclipse. Their eyes let in more light to the retina than adult eyes , so they are at higher risk of harm if they look at the sun without proper eye protection.

For more information, you can read more about it here.

Jane-Finch Youth Research Fellow

Calling all Jane-Finch youth! Want to make a difference? Become a Youth Research Fellow with Jane-Finch Bridging Education to Employment! Paid opportunity to tackle local employment challenges. Apply by April 21st, 10:00 PM

You may also email, Stephanie at [email protected] if you have any questions about the application process or project.

Click here to apply. 

Tree Planting Event: Rowntree Mills Park

Urban Forestry invites you to join us in a public planting event in Rowntree Mills Park. The details of the event are as follows:

Date: Tuesday, May 28th  

Time: 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Location: 155 Rowntree Mill Rd. Meet at the park entrance at Rowntree Mill Rd.

What to expect:

  • Forestry staff provide introductory remarks followed by a planting demonstration. After this, volunteers are welcome to plant trees and shrubs at their own pace until noon, or until all the planting is complete.
  • The site may be muddy, so come dressed for the conditions with closed-toe shoes.
  • Planting happens rain or shine, but not in thunder and lightning.

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