What should we do with the Cirone’s sign?

For 50 years, Cirone’s Fine Foods on Queen East was a Beach institution – its blue sign and striped awning a friendly, familiar beacon in an evolving community. Joe Cirone, the gregarious owner of Cirone’s, retired in 2015, and the shop has been boarded up since. Crews have recently been on site, readying the building […]

Police ask for help at town hall meeting

The fourth and final town hall meeting for 55 Division Police was held on Nov. 27 at the Gerrard-Ashdale Library. Although not as crowded as a March meeting at Community Centre 55 for the most easterly zone, those in attendance were no less interested in finding out the latest crime stats for both the Division […]

Gerrard and Woodbine neighbours celebrate ‘local’

A new neighbourhood association is launching in the East End, inspired by one resident’s desire to encourage her neighbours to patronize businesses in her neighbourhood. Judging by the initial reaction from area residents, Kate Tennier is not alone in wanting to support and promote local business in the Gerrard and Woodbine area. “I called this […]

Quilt unites Gerrard community

A community-created quilt, featuring dozens of squares stitched by Gerrard Street business owners and residents, was unveiled last Saturday at the Gerrard-Ashdale Library. The quilt was born of an idea from artist Leanne Rhem and Lazy Daisy Café owner Dawn Chapman, after media coverage and community meetings about vacant storefronts in the area. “We can’t […]