News in Brief: May 3, 2011

Looking for a different way to celebrate Mother’s Day? Treat Mom to a Lady Eaton Tea on Saturday, May 7 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church.
Flora McCrea (1880-1970) was a nurse at a private hospital on Sherbourne Street who married one of her patients, John Craig Eaton, son and heir of Timothy Eaton. She took an active role in the business, and oversaw the development of restaurants for the Eaton stores. Along with sandwiches and cakes, and instructions on how to serve a ‘proper’ cuppa, there will be a fashion show of clothes worn during Lady Eaton’s era.
Tickets are by reservation only, and cost $15. Call 416-261-4222 to order yours. St. Paul’s is located one block north of Kingston Road at Sandown.

If walking is more your cup of tea, plan on taking in one of Jane’s Walks celebrating the vision of urban activist and champion of neighbourhoods, Jane Jacobs. On Saturday, May 7, Mix It Up in Taylor Massey! will explore the Dawes Road and Danforth area. Led by members of the Taylor Massey Neighbourhood Associations, the Taylor Massey Action for Neighbourhood Change, and AccessPoint on Danforth, the walk begins at 40 Teesdale Place at 10:30 a.m. Plan to be out for about 2 and a half hours.
Historical Scarborough begins at the southeast corner of Kingston Road and Victoria Park Avenue on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and ends at Kingston Road and Danforth Avenue. Marko Oinonen will guide you past classic store fronts, old streetcar line remains, art deco construction and more.
For more information about these and other Jane’s Walks taking place on May 7 and 8, visit

Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon will hold another of her popular Town Hall Visioning Sessions on Thursday, May 12 at Malvern Collegiate Institute at 7:30 p.m., in the library
Then, on Monday, May 16, Councillor McMahon will host a Planning 101 Workshop, in the library at Malvern C. I., at 7:30 p.m. Work with City staff to learn how the City of Toronto’s planning process works.
For more information call 416-392-1376.

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