Raising the Roof targets homelessness — and mental health

Now in its 20th year, Raising the Roof has become a go-to resource for conversations around homelessness. It’s also a well-known name in the halls of St. John Catholic School where students have been donning the toques and fundraising for the cause for a number of years now. On February 7, St. John students continued […]

St. John shows support for Elina

When Elina Anker found out she had cancer, she didn’t react with sadness or fear. Instead, she named her tumour “Juan.” As in, Juan be gone. This remarkable humour and optimism in the face of a scary diagnosis are just two of the traits that make the Grade 8 “class clown” arguably one of the […]

Crews demolish former convent on Kingston Road

Brick walls cracked and crumbled on Wednesday as crews started to demolish the former Sisters of Notre Dame convent near Kingston Road and Glen Manor Drive. Closed by the Sisters in August 2013, the property at 750 Kingston Rd. was later purchased by the Toronto Catholic District School Board. Built in 1952, for decades the convent […]

Sisters to vacate Kingston Road convent

Growing up in the Beach, Sister Denise Burns remembers teachers ringing her back from recess with handbells. Today, she is one of three graduates from Notre Dame High School who can remember what Grade 9 was like the year the school opened. It was 1941, the Beach still had plenty of cottages, and her teachers […]

St. John students host food symposium

Inspired by a field trip to an organic farm and troubled by a film about industrial food production, Grade 8 students at St. John Catholic School hosted the school’s first food symposium. Student Marcus Nicoletti says he was struck by what he saw when his class watched Food Inc., a 2010 film that takes a […]

St. John grad wins dual scholarships

Ask Kim Taylor why basketball scouts at US and Canadian universities wanted her to play wing for them next year and the answer can be summed up in one word: drive. “When I started playing, I was really just the most aggressive player,” she says. But Taylor, who just netted sport and academic scholarships to […]

News in Brief

Friends of Queen Street will be hosting another community meeting about development on Queen Street East, tentatively scheduled for Thursday, April 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Kew Beach School gymnasium. Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon will be in attendance as well. Check the Beach Metro News website at beachmetro.com for confirmation of […]