Speaking up for IBD month

Monarch Park student Maxwell Price is speaking up on behalf of what many of his peers might be to embarrassed to talk about. Price, 15, was just starting Grade 9 a little over a year ago when he started experiencing more frequent bowel movements and discomfort. He ended up in the hospital, where he was […]

East End school mergers proposed

They are only blocks apart, but some big moves may be coming to four East End high schools. Greenwood Secondary, a specialized school where about 250 newcomer students spend a few semesters improving their English before transferring to other schools, may soon move to Danforth Collegiate and have its own building sold. At the same […]

TDSB studies East End enrolment

A special committee reviewing the future of 10 East End high schools is calling for community input. Prompted by falling enrolment at Eastern Commerce Collegiate, which had just 67 students last fall despite a capacity for 903, the Toronto District School Board is studying the possible closure of Eastern and the best way to use […]

Swimmer makes mark on world stage

Beach swimmer Penny Oleksiak won three solo and three team medals at the World Juniors last month – not bad for someone who only learned to swim six years ago. “I’ve never ever done anything like this really,” said Oleksiak, who just turned 15. “I didn’t even think I was going to finals when I […]

News Briefs

Two books written by Beachers and reviewed in these pages last year have been nominated for in 40th annual Heritage Toronto Awards. Books that contribute to the promotion and conservation of the city’s history and heritage are considered for nomination. Along the Shore: Rediscovering Toronto’s Waterfront Heritage by M. Jane Fairburn covers the history, social […]

Cops reward youth achievement

When Superintendent Peter Yuen awarded $1,000 scholarships to three local high school grads for their community service, the cheques came with some free advice. Remember your roots. “What I heard from all of you is that you want to make changes,” said Yuen, who leads 55 Division, the local division of the Toronto Police Service. […]

Students raise funds walking for water

Three students from Monarch Park Collegiate are hoping to raise enough money for the Free The Children organization to build a well in Kenya. The catch? All three will be camping for three days, and will carry all of the water they need for the weekend a distance of five kilometres, every time they need […]

Monarch Park student honoured with Zonta award

It’s not the average hgh school student who would get excited about meeting Canada’s Governor General; but then an average student likely wouldn’t have won the Young Women in Public Affairs Award from Zonta International District Four. Wendy Liao, 18, was chosen as the local winner by the Zonta Club of Toronto, then picked as […]

Monarch park falls short in baseball final

The Monarch Park Boys of ‘spring’ gave it all this season and worked extremely hard, according to coach Nick Cunjak. That hard work paid off and saw the team make it to the Tier II city finals against a strong and determined Riverdale team, which was playing for its third title in a row. Monarch […]