Expansion in works for East City YMCA

After facing a potential sale and closure or move, then a hold put on those plans, the East City YMCA facility on Kingston Road east of Beech Avenue may be expanded in a partnership with a private developer. Celecia Partap, a spokesperson with YMCA of Greater Toronto, said the facility may host a gym, pool, […]

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The Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) is holding a Solar and Community Power Seminar for BIAs, their members and local residents on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. An initiative of TABIA’s greenTbiz program, the session will provide information to the community on […]

Special delivery for Beach Raptors fan

Imagine getting a knock on your door only to find a player from your favourite sports team standing there – with your season tickets. That’s what happened to Bob Risko, a resident on Norwood Road for 55 years, on Sept. 26, as the Toronto Raptors’ newly acquired Landry Fields showed up at his door to […]

Malvern readies for 110th reunion

Plans are already underway for next May’s 110th anniversary and reunion at Malvern Collegiate Institute. After a hugely successful centenary in 2003, which saw just under 4,000 former students attend, the school’s alumni organization, the Red and Black Society, decided to expand the yearly reunion to include all former students. Normally, each year sees a […]

Queen Street Visioning Study comes to an end

The final public meeting in the Queen Street East Visioning Study process was held on Sept. 19 at the Toronto Fire Academy, with a vocal group representing a number of local interests taking part. A draft of the proposed new Urban Design Guidelines was presented by James Parakh, the city’s Urban Design Program Manager. Also […]

Doc shows benefit of crisis teams

The Coxwell/Danforth Library will be holding a free public screening tomorrow of the documentary Crisis Call, which explores how police deal with people experiencing mental health crises. Earlier the same day, a group of advocates from the community and neighbourhood surrounding Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH), including police and elected officials, will be attending a […]

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An Antique and Jewelry Appraisal Party will be held at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., on Monday, Oct. 1. Here is your chance to find out if that painting you bought at a yard sale in 1995 is actually worth anything. In addition to art, appraisers from Treasure Antiques will look at jewelry, men’s […]

Beachers to climb Kilimanjaro

For Karen Simpson, it is a 50th birthday present to herself. For her late father, Frank, it is a gift to the Alzheimer Society of Canada that will live on in his name. On Tuesday, Sept. 18, Karen, her husband Jeff Bauer and her sister Alison Simpson will begin the climb to the summit of […]