Danforth Tech celebrates 90 years

For most of us, just one real letter in the mail is a red-letter day. But a trio of Danforth Tech alumni (the school became Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute in the 1980s) get to read dozens of letters and postcards every Wednesday afternoon. Most are thank-you’s for things like socks, cigarettes or copies of […]

East End teachers earn PM’s praise

Stephen Harper got a welcome surprise last month when he named Vernon Kee and Dr. Gabriel Ayyavoo two of the top 21 teachers in Canada. When Kee told Harper about the engineering class he taught last year at Danforth Collegiate, the prime minister said, “Really, we have that? Great!” Along with a trip to Ottawa […]

Two shows highlight East End high school art talent

As the jazz band picked up and more people streamed into the gallery at Todmorden Mills last Wednesday, art student Emilee DeSommer-Denis took a measure of the night’s success. “People are actually coming to us instead of watching the hockey game,” she said. “The Leafs aren’t going to win anyway, but I’m impressed.” Students at […]

Arts Scene

Three founding members of the Beach Guild of Fine Arts – Shirley Jones, below left, Mary Cserepy, below centre, and Jennifer Cline, below right – will showcase their work through the month of May at the Beacher Café, 2162 Queen St. E. They will be hanging works depicting local scenes, figurative work, portraits, landscapes and florals. This […]