ARTivate the St. Clair Ravine!

Celebrate St. Clair Ravine by participating in art activities with the Scarborough Junction Community on Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 2 – 4 pm

St. Clair Ravine Park is located at 3390 St. Clair Ave. East between Warden Ave. and Birchmount Rd.

Meet at the crossroads of the trail where the bridge used to be just south of Anaconda Ave.  We encourage you to walk, bike or roll to this neighbourhood event.

We will be building Fairy Houses, doing Chalk Drawing with Scarbrite Collective, offering a Nature Sketching Workshop, a Photo Contest and an Art Installation bringing attention to the park bridge that has not been replaced.

St. Clair Ravine Photo Contest

The Scarborough Junction Community is excited to announce our first ever Ravine Nature Photo Contest! The theme of this contest is to capture the beauty of nature on our community trail walk.

Eligibility: The contest is open to amateur photographers of all ages living in the surrounding area. Participants can submit up to 3 photos each.

Rules: Photos must be taken in St. Clair Ravine Park. Photos should be in JPG or PNG format. Entries must be received by Sunday October 1 2023. By submitting a photo, participants agree to allow their photos to be used for promotional purposes by the Scarborough Junction Community. Winning photos will be displayed on our Facebook group and on our social media platforms. 

Judging Criteria: Relevance to the theme: 50%, Creativity: 30%, Technical quality: 20%

Prizes: TBA

Submission: There are three entry options: 1) Email your photos to . Include your full name, phone number, and a brief description of the photo. 2) Post on Instagram and tag us @scarbjunction 3) Post on our Facebook Page at

Good luck to all participants, and we can't wait to see your amazing nature trail photos!

Additional activities include:

Fairy House Building

Fairies look after the forest when we can’t be there and like everyone else in Toronto, are experiencing a housing crisis.  We will be using natural found materials to build fairy houses in the park for the wood and river fairies to live in to help us care for the few remaining natural areas in our city.  Great kid and family activity!

Chalk Drawing With Scarbrite Collective

Scarbrite Collective is a Scarborough-based artist collective whose goal is to brighten the streets of Scarborough through co-creating visual works of art with members of the community that bring to light the stories of this suburb.  We invite you to join Scarbrite Collective in creating chalk art on the asphalt pathways of the park.  All ages activity!

Nature Sketching Workshop

Join neighbourhood artist Monica Gutierrez in a nature sketching workshop.  Monica Gutierrez is a Colombian-born, Toronto-based visual and community artist best known for projects that invite audiences to play with diverse materials including light, shadow, and motion. She is a Visual Arts graduate from York University and has a Master's degree in Adult Education and Community Development. Bring your own sketch book and drawing tools but some will be provided on site.  No art experience necessary for this all ages activity!

Art Installation

After extensive sewer and water main work in St. Clair Ravine Park, the walking bridge over Taylor-Massey Creek was demolished but never replaced.  We want to bring attention to the fact that we need the bridge replaced asap to connect our communities to the park and nearby neighbourhoods.  Everyone is welcome to participate in this activity before, during or after your other ARTivate Activities in the ravine.

Let’s “FIX” the bridge!


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