Sawmill Sid Inc. is among highlights at April 6, 7, 8, 2018 Green Living Show at Metro Toronto Convention Centre

I was very pleased to learn recently that Sawmill Sid Inc. will be “the highlight, or one of the co-highlights anyways,” on April 6, 7, and 8, 2018, at the Green Living Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Sawmill Sid. Jaan Pill photo

Sawmill Sid. Jaan Pill photo

The purpose of the event, as Sawmill Sid explained to me in a brief interview at a woodlot, near the Small Arms Building in Mississauga on April 1, 2018, is to provide education “about carbon capture in urban wood.”

“We encourage everyone,” Sid added, “who’s involved in green living, to come down to that show, and see us, and support us.”

I’ve been following the work of Sawmill Sid, a small-scale portable sawmill operation involving wood repurposing in the Greater Toronto Area, for some time.

Sawmill Sid woodlot near Long Branch Rifle Range in Mississauga. Jaan Pill photo

Sawmill Sid woodlot near Long Branch Rifle Ranges in Mississauga. Jaan Pill photo

A previous post, from Jan. 30, 2016, is entitled:

TRCA/Sawmill Sid portable sawmilling project is now underway at Small Arms Building in Mississauga

Among its ongoing operations, Sawmill Sid has been working along with Toronto and Region Conservation, at the site of the Small Arms Building, in connection with an emerald ash borer infestation that has killed millions of ash trees in southwest Ontario and the Great Lakes States.

The ash borer gets in between the bark and the trunk of ash trees and kills them. The trunk itself is unscathed and thus the wood can be reclaimed.

Click here for previous posts about Sawmill Sid >

Jim Tovey

Jim Tovey, outside Second Cup near No Frills in Port Credit, August 16, 2013. Jaan Pill photo, from Aug. 19, 2013 post

Inevitably, our conversation turned to Jim Tovey, who passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 15, 2018.

Jim Tovey was a strong supporter of Sawmill Sid’s work at the Small Arms Building – and of sustainability in all of its possible formats everywhere.

Click here for previous posts about Jim Tovey >

“I was very unhappy,” Sawmill Sid remarked during our recent conversation, “when our greatest supporter, Jim Tovey, had passed away because he would’ve been very proud to know that we were gonna be a highlight of the Green Living Show this year. That would’ve just made his day.”


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  1. Jaan Pill
    Jaan Pill says:

    I have received an anonymous regarding the TRCA and its work. Please note that as a general rule, whatever the merits of a particular message, I do give approval for anonymous messages to be posted at this website.


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