Thornhill SNAP in action

TRCA June events

More community events happening in June!

Thornhill is becoming more sustainable, more walkable and more livable – and you can join in on the action! Additional free community events are being held in June as part of the City of Vaughan’s Thornhill Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Program (SNAP). If you live, work or play in the area, you’re invited to come on out!


Initiated by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), the SNAP mission is simple – to create sustainable, livable communities. The program aligns the City’s objectives with your best interests to make improvements, like renovating infrastructure, upgrading paths and parks, and helping homeowners improve their energy efficiency. The program also looks for urban renewal opportunities, such as flood risk reduction, energy and water conservation, tree planting, natural heritage enhancements, walkability and accessibility improvements, arts and culture opportunities and more.


Find out what’s planned in the Thornhill SNAP action plan. Over the next five years, the SNAP team will work with the community and City staff to bring the projects to life.


Want to get involved? Join planting events in your neighbourhood!


York Hill Park Rain Garden

Help us plant a variety of shrubs and herbaceous plants at the recently constructed York Hill Park Rain Garden. Rain gardens support local stormwater management efforts and by planting on-site, we will increase the area’s biodiversity. This event will take place rain or shine! Details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, June 8
  • Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Location: York Hill Park, 330 York Hill Blvd.
  • Registration: Available online.
  • Parking: Ample street parking is available on York Hill Boulevard.


Oakbank Pond Park Pollinator Garden

Help us enhance the Oakbank Pond Park Pollinator Garden by planting a variety of pollinator-friendly plants that support the bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects of the community. This event will take place rain or shine! Details are as follows:

  • Date: Wednesday, June 21
  • Time: 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Oakbank Pond Park, 250 Centre St.
  • Registration: Available online.
  • Parking: Limited street parking is available along Centre Street.


Learn more about these events on Vaughan’s environmental events webpage or at Questions and comments can be emailed directly to the project team at


For the latest updates, subscribe to Vaughan News and follow the official corporate channel on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.