News in Brief for June 10

The Kingston Road Village Art Walk and Street Fest will take place Saturday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., along Kingston Road from Hannaford Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue. This popular event includes store specials, pop-up galleries, live music, street art, kids’ arts and crafts, food, and lots more. For more information visit

Bard in the Park and Community Centre 55 present Othello from June 11 to June 22. The annual Shakespearean production will take place this year in two locations. From Wednesday, June 11 to Friday, June 13, Norwood Park, in the Main and Gerrard Streets neighbourhood, will host each evening at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, June 16, the production moves to Kew Gardens, where shows will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is pay what you can, $10 suggested.

Local historian Gene Domagala is getting ready to lead history buffs on a historical walk. It will take place Saturday, June 14, starting at the fire hall at Queen Street East and Woodbine Avenue, and continuing along Queen to the Beach Triangle neighbourhood – the area bounded by Queen Street, Kingston Road and Woodbine Avenue. Participants will learn about the history of Corpus Christi Church and the Orchard Park Hotel. The walk will end at the Ashbridge Estate. The walk starts at 1 p.m., will last about two hours, and is wheelchair accessible.

Domagala will also provide the historical play-by-play when pedal-powered perambulators take to the streets for Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon’s annual Tweed Ride on Saturday, June 21. Tweed apparel is the order of the day for this two-wheel tour of the neighbourhood, beginning at noon at Grinder, 126 Main St., and ending at Kew Gardens. For more information call 416-392-1376.

Neil McNeil High School is hosting Relay for Life in the Beach on Friday, June 20, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. The relay is a 12-hour overnight fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society. Teams of community members and cancer survivors walk laps around the school’s gym. The Beach group hopes to raise $65,000, and so far have raised just over $24,000.

Community Centre 55 is holding a Pedal Pushin’ bike safety event on Saturday, June 14, at St. John’s Norway Church, 470 Woodbine Ave. The event features a scavenger hunt, starting and ending at the church, and a family barbecue. The event runs from 10 a.m. to noon. Call Nancy at 416-691-1113 to register.

A water leak that caused large ice sheets on Glen Davis Crescent this winter likely has a natural source, according to Toronto Water. Recent tests showed the leaking water is not treated. Staff will assess what work may be needed to prevent what some residents call “Glen Davis Glacier” from forming a fourth time next winter.

Up to 50 dogs and their people will take part in a not-so-traditional triathlon on the morning of Sunday, June 21 as part of the second annual Woof-fit Mini-Triathlon. The event, aside from offering canine-human pairs a chance to bond while exercising, will raise money for canine cancer via the University of Guelph’s Veterinary College Pet Trust. The 4.5 km course will start on the boardwalk at the foot of Silver Birch Avenue, and spectators – no matter how many legs they have – are welcome.

Parlour Salon is marking National Cancer Survivors Day by offering cancer patients and survivors consultations, specialized treatments and new summer styles throughout the month of June. The hair salon is located at 2086 Queen St. E. (at Wineva Avenue). To book an appointment email or call 416-699-4247.

Aaron Brown, a 22 year-old track athlete and Birchmount grad, broke the Canadian record for the 200 metres by posting a time of 20.16 seconds at the NCAA West Championships on May 31. Brown beat the previous record, set by Atlee Mahorn, by one one-hundredth of a second.

The Gates Open Home and Garden Tour, featuring homes and gardens in the Scarborough Bluffs neighbourhood, will be held Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The annual fundraiser benefits patients at the Rouge Valley Health System. Tickets are $30. Call 416-284-8131 extension 5209 or visit

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