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Dinner and music by candlelight for Out of the Cold guests

April 7, 2015

He was 12, and he had to sneak in. But while watching a three-piece band rock St. Aidan’s Church with a hit from Rubber Soul, a man named Russ could well remember the year he saw The Beatles play it live. Every winter since 2006, volunteers at St. Aidan’s have welcomed people like Russ for […]

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Volunteer Corner

Organizers of the annual Beaches Spring Sprint are looking for help keeping participants on track at this year’s event. Race Marshalls, water handlers, and a clean-up/recycling crew are all needed on race day, Saturday, April 11. Check in at the east side of the Silver Birch Boathouse at 8:30 a.m. Instructions and volunteer hats will […]

Iconic artwork can be a monster

When Al Runt’s mural got smashed off Lee’s Palace to make way for a burrito joint, the pieces spread all over Toronto. People fished deep in a dumpster by Lee’s to salvage chunks of Runt’s best-known work – a huge collage of cartoon creatures. That was 2009, a year before the East End artist redid […]

The constantly changing face of Kingston Road

One of the oldest roads in Toronto is undergoing a veritable deluge of development.  Over the next two to three years, seven, possibly nine, condominium buildings will be constructed on Kingston Road from Woodbine to Victoria Park, adding at least 500 new homes to the area. While a spate of new developments on Queen Street […]

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