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Local legions are holding services of remembrance to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. On Sunday, Nov. 9, Branch 11 will begin its ceremony with a Danforth Avenue parade starting at 1:30 p.m., ending at the branch location at 9 Dawes Rd. A remembrance service follows at 2 p.m. For more information call 416-699-1353.

Baron Byng Branch 1/42, at 243 Coxwell Ave., will begin its Remembrance Day service on Tuesday, Nov. 11 with a procession along Queen Street to the Kew Gardens Cenotaph at 11 a.m. where the annual Remembrance Day service will be held. Community Centre 55 will host a reception at the branch following the service. Everyone is welcome to attend both events.

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TAGER, a short film about local artist/actor/poet Aron Tager, won the Best Documentary Feature award at the 2014 Toronto Independent Film Festival. The film is directed by Upper Beach filmmaker Nathaniel Fox-Pappas, and is available to watch online at nathanielfoxpappas.prosite.com.

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The Grinder coffee shop on Main Street is hosting an exhibit of artwork created by the Grade five students at Bowmore Public School. The work was commissioned earlier this year by Beaches-East York MP Matthew Kellway, who provided the students with blank canvasses and a theme: “I’m a City Kid.”

Artwork by Grade 5 Bowmore students will be on display at Grinder on Main Street this month.
Artwork by Grade 5 Bowmore students will be on display at Grinder on Main Street this month.

The resulting urban-inspired pieces will be on display for the next couple of weeks. Grinder is located at 126 Main St., and is open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and weekends from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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After 17 days, more than 500 unionized staff at WoodGreen Community have ended a strike that closed before- and after-school care programs at Woodfield Child Care, housed at Duke of Connaught Public School. Management staff kept Woodfield’s infant, toddler, and preschool programs running throughout the strike, along with similar programs at Enderby Child Care on Enderby Road.

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Upper Beach residents who cross Gerrard Street at Scarborough Road have petitioned local police to make it safer given how many drivers ignore the crosswalk signal there. Police had already received several complaints, and have asked the city’s Traffic Services unit to do a safety study of the intersection.


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