News in Brief

Baron Byng Beaches Branch 1/42 of the Royal Canadian Legion, 243 Coxwell Ave., will host the Silver Spring Show on Sunday, May 4, from noon to 5 p.m., to raise funds for the installation of a chairlift in the building. MC for the event is Naomi Tyrrell, an interdisciplinary artist and performer. The Spirit Choir and the Spirit Band, members of the Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, will provide music. Representatives from companies and organizations catering to older adults, such as CARP and the Toronto Council on Aging, will be on hand to provide information, advice and products. Tickets are $20 and include a door prize and a luncheon.

Walk so Kids Can Talk, an annual fundraiser for Kids Help Phone, will take place in Woodbine Park on Sunday, May 4. Canada’s largest walk for child and youth mental health will kick off Mental Health Week, May 5 to 9. The theme of this year’s event is “Heroes.” Kids Help Phone has been providing 24-hour anonymous and confidential counselling for children, teens and young adults since 1989. For more information visit

Find out what your valuables are worth at Community Centre 55’s version of Antiques Roadshow. Professional appraisers from Treasure Antiques in Thornhill will be on hand Monday, May 12, between noon and 2 p.m., to value your collectibles. Appraisals are $5 per item. CC55 is located at 97 Main St. For more information call 416-691-1113.

St. John’s Norway Cemetery is offering a bereavement support group beginning Wednesday, April 30. The five-week session will provide those saddened by the loss of a loved one an opportunity to discuss the process of grief in a safe and confidential environment. Sessions will be facilitated by Rev. Dr. Deborah Hart, a United Church minister and experienced bereavement counselor, on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the cemetery’s main office, 256 Kingston Rd. Light refreshments will be served. To register call 416-691-2965.

The Toronto Beaches Dog Association is hosting its annual Beachy Clean Day on Sunday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dogs and their people are invited to help clean up a winter’s worth of trash from the beach. Meet at the Leuty Lifeguard Station. There will be treats for those on two or four legs, and a colouring contest for children.

Drivers will find the Queen Street East and Leslie Street intersection closed from May 11 to June 21 for TTC track work related to the Leslie Barns. Streetcars on the 501 route will run along Gerrard Street East between Broadview and Coxwell, while buses will replace the 502 and 503 streetcars, and travel via Dundas Street. Anyone on foot or walking a bicycle can still cross Queen and Leslie during the five-week closure.

The East York Barbershoppers will hold their annual charity auction on Friday, May 2, at Harmony Hall, 2 Gower St. Pre-sale starts at 7 p.m. and the bidding begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $5. Proceeds support community activities including Harmonize for Speech and Harmony Hall.

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