News Briefs

The Beach Village BIA presents Halloween on Queen on Sunday, Oct. 26. Visit Kew Gardens, at Queen Street East and Lee Avenue, and Ivan Forrest Gardens, on Queen at Glen Manor Drive, for face painting and Halloween hair-do’s, pumpkin decorating and carving contests, music, and fortune telling. Entertainment includes performers from Zero Gravity Circus, variety artist Scot Free, and mind-reading magician Rob Testa. Take part in a costume parade from Kew Gardens to Ivan Forrest Gardens at 2 p.m. Halloween on Queen runs from noon to 4 p.m. For more information see thebeachvillage.com.

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Williamson Road Junior Public School is celebrating is centenary with an open house on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. Reconnect with friends and classmates, share photos and memories, and learn about the Williamson Road Centennial Legacy Project. For more information and to register to attend, visit williamson100.ca.

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Candidates running to be the next French public school trustee for local Ward 3, which includes La Mosaïque elementary, will join a debate tomorrow, Oct. 22, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Kimbourne Park United Church, located at 200 Wolverleigh Blvd.

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City staff have rejected an application from homeowners who wanted to cut down a 150 year-old red oak tree in the front yard of 2204 Queen St. E. The owners can appeal the decision. Chris Kerr, who lives in the house, gathered 788 signatures on a petition to save the tree, and said city staff also got hundreds of emails from people wanting the same thing. “It’s just nice to know the community rallied around,” he said.

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A strike by more than 500 WoodGreen Community Services staff that started on Oct. 9 has closed before and after-school care for kindergarten and elementary students at the local Woodfield Child Care program, housed at Duke of Connaught Public School. Management staff are keeping Woodfield’s infant, toddler, and preschool programs running as well as the similar programs run at Enderby Child Care on Enderby Road.

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The Toronto Beaches Runners Club annual Tannenbaum 10k run will be held Sunday, Dec. 7, along the Martin Goodman Trail. This popular and flat race includes prizes and swag, this year featuring an exclusive Tannenbaum 10k gym bag. The entry fee is $45 if registering before Oct. 31, with proceeds going to Community Centre 55’s Share A Christmas campaign. Race time is 9 a.m. For more info see tannenbaum10k.com.


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