News Briefs

The Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association is holding its annual Spring Fling flower-planting event on Saturday, May 30, in the Gerrard Street East and Woodbine Avenue community. Help brighten the streetscape by planting colourful annuals around 22 trees along Gerrard. Afterward, stop in at the Naval Club, 1910 Gerrard St. E., for a drink, fresh food […]

Anger, confusion at last-minute Pantry Park meeting

A city council vote to enter into negotiations with the Toronto District School Board on a possible 999-year lease of parkland was set to go ahead on May 5 despite opposition from some residents. Beachers concerned about the deal gathered at the school on April 28 for a hastily-organized public meeting. Local TDSB trustee Sheila […]

Letters to the Editor for May 5, 2015

On farmers’ markets and Kew Gardens RE:  No Farmers’ Market for Kew, March 24: I would like to clarify some information concerning the Boardwalk Café lease and a potential farmers’ market stated in a March 24 opinion piece. Yes, the city solicitor was involved in the Tuggs/Boardwalk Café debate, however it was the parks department […]

Local schools go green

The Toronto District School Board’s partnership with a solar contractor will result in 311 schools getting solar panels installed on their roofs. The list of schools with planned solar arrays includes Norway Junior Public School, Roden Junior Public School and Malvern Collegiate Institute. Although the schools will not receive any tax breaks or financial incentives, […]

Letters to the Editor for April 29

High marks for creativity in business assistance plan To help businesses along Queen Street and improve the overall experience of living in the area, I call on residents to seek out Toronto Parking Authority officers on their daily patrols. Engage these diligent and often maligned civil servants in friendly and polite conversation. Enquire how to […]

News in Brief

Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon will lead the Maple Leaf Forever Tree Tour on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to noon. The neighbourhood walk will begin at Maple Cottage, 62 Laing St., the site of the historic maple which stood for over a century and inspired Alexander Muir, in 1867, to write The Maple […]

East End schools in a class of their own

Thinking about what my next historical article would be, I realized this is the month everyone goes back to school, so I should do an article on the schools, but a little differently. One of the oldest school in the area, if not the oldest, is Norway Public School, near Kingston Road and Woodbine Avenue. […]