East End artists sought to beautify Bell boxes

East End Arts is looking for two talented Crescent Town artists to paint two Bell equipment boxes in the neighbourhood this summer. Artists will be chosen by a community jury based on “their connection to the Crescent Town and Taylor-Massey area, experience painting on outdoor surfaces, concept of the mural, and a portfolio of past […]

Neighbourhood Centre prepares to deliver Christmas cheer

Lisa’s smile grows when she remembers how Neighbourhood Centre made her Christmas last year. For over 30 years, volunteers at the community centre near Main Street and Danforth Avenue have bought, wrapped, and delivered free turkey dinners and Christmas gifts to families in need. A single mother with a son and baby daughter, Lisa received one […]

Discovery afoot with Jane’s Walks

The Jane’s Walk festival is set to take to the streets, laneways and urban trails of Toronto on the weekend of May 2, 3 and 4. The walks are free, locally-led tours that organizers call “walking conversations.” The event pays homage to the late Jane Jacobs, an urban activist who encouraged residents to become involved […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day

As luck had it, Shirley Douglas got a 13th floor apartment when she moved with her twins Kiefer and Rachel Sutherland from L.A. to Toronto’s Crescent Town neighbourhood back in 1977. The actress, activist, and daughter of medicare founder Tommy Douglas told a story about that lucky perch during an International Women’s Day speech at […]