Young scholarship winner helps others “rise above”

Sal Sabila knows that when it comes to inspiring change in this world, it takes a village. That’s why she’s made it her goal “to collaborate with youth across the nation and gravitate towards positive change.” Sabila, a Grade 12 student at Monarch Park Collegiate Institute, was presented with this year’s 55 Division Community Police […]

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 […]

Deadline this week for DECA young leadership scholarship

Community-minded young leaders graduating in Danforth East could collect a $2,000 scholarship from a local community-minded organization. Applications are now open for the Second Annual DECA Young Leaders Scholarship, a local scholarship that highlights coaching, activism and leadership in community engagement and gives a hand up to local students. “Community leadership is important for this […]

DECA builds vision for future of Danforth

A picture of what Danforth Avenue might look like in the future is beginning to come into focus, with a neighbourhood group preparing to get ahead of a city study considering future development of that neighbourhood. The Danforth East Community Association (DECA) visioning committee has been meeting for several years hosting discussions around the future […]

Imagining the possibilities on Danforth

A packed community meeting called Imagine the Danforth took place on May 11, giving members of the community a chance to hear some fresh ideas for future planning in their area. The Danforth East Community Association hosted the event, which heard from Paul Bedford, Toronto’s former Chief Planner and professor at University of Toronto. Last year […]

Eye on Business

Residents who shop in East Danforth are joining a contest to uncover the neighbourhood’s hidden gems. Until May 7, residents are invited to nominate an East Danforth business they think more people should know. The winner will get a free marketing package that includes professional staging, photography, and web design. More than 80 businesses have […]

Brainstorming a Queen revival

New ideas got free reign at a recent workshop on reviving business in the Beach. Cash mobs, pop-up shops, old-school store signs, art shows outside the R.C. Harris water plant – these were just a few ideas raised by the 100 Beachers and Beach business owners who joined the Queen Street Revival workshop held last […]

Coxwell station upgrade underway

Subway travellers who step out of Coxwell station for the first time might ask a simple question – where am I? Coxwell station opens onto a quiet street, Strathmore Boulevard, which runs a block north of Danforth Avenue. For anyone who doesn’t know the area, it’s not immediately clear that the narrow, dimly lit walkway […]