Celebrating Pride on Danforth East

DECA Pride, an east-end LGBTQ+ group under the Danforth East Community Association (DECA), had their second annual Pride Celebration Thursday, June 22 at the East Lynn Park Farmers’ Market. The event featured arts and crafts from Silly Goose Kids and Art Cave, live music featuring the Coe Hill Girls, a kids sing-along, and a rainbow […]

We tracked down East Danforth’s ‘Strolling Harmonica Man’

On the one hand, Michael Parker is exactly who one might picture when thinking about a strolling harmonica player – outgoing and jovial, his happy demeanor fits perfectly with the upbeat tunes he plays on his evening walks through the Danforth East neighbourhood. On the other hand, he doesn’t fit the mold at all. Sitting […]

Michael is a cheerleader for his community

For a man whose name is recognizable as that of a leader in the East End community, it might surprise some to learn that Michael Rusek was not entirely excited to move to the area. At the time, four years ago, he and his now-husband, Eric, shared an apartment in Midtown, with Rusek commuting back […]

First look at Danforth condo proposal

Danforth East residents got an early look this month at an eight-storey condo proposed for Danforth Avenue and Morton Road. Covered mostly in glass, the 166-unit building would include ground-floor retail and commercial units, plus two levels of underground parking accessed by a rear lane off Patricia Drive. Replacing two buildings – a vacant Canada […]