News Briefs

Gerrard Ashdale Library is celebrating International Women’s Day with the screening of A Score for Women’s Voices, a film by Sophie Bissonnette, on Tuesday, March 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This National Film Board presentation documents marches made by millions of women from 161 countries in 2000, to denounce poverty and violence against women. The movie is free, no registration is required and everyone is welcome. For more information call 416-393-7717. International Women’s Day is Sunday, March 8.

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Canadian author Wayson Choy will lead a writers’ workshop at Danforth/Coxwell Library on Wednesday, March 4, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The topic is ‘Your Truth Matters – Write It Down.’ Choy will discuss how he drew from personal and community Chinatown “secrets within secrets” to pen his bestselling memoirs, Paper Shadows and Not Yet. This free event is presented by the Humber School for Writers. The library is located at 1675 Danforth Ave. For more information call 416-393-7783.

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The Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association’s fourth annual general meeting will be held Tuesday, March 3 at the Naval Club, 1910 Gerrard St. E., from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The agenda includes discussion about the coming year’s Gerrard beautification plan, presentations by various community groups, an update on the Beach Hill condo, the new ‘Five for Beach Hill’ program, creation of an edible forest at Fairmount Park, upcoming social events, and much more. For more information visit beachhill.org.

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Applegrove Community Complex will hold a Winter Cider Social and Family Dance on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. The event includes DJ music, dancing, treats and more. Admission is by donation, with $2 per person suggested, and babes in arms are free. Proceeds will support Applegrove’s programs for families with young children. Applegrove is located at 60 Woodfield Rd. Call 416-461-8143 to find out more.

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Plans to replace a two-storey house with a five-storey medical office at 1895 Queen St. E. will be challenged at an Ontario Municipal Board hearing set for April 27. Nearby property owners oppose the plans, which were approved by the city’s Committee of Adjustment in December.


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