After 26 years, Nancy nears retirement

The sound of fingers tapping on a keyboard echoed through Community Centre 55’s front hall as a cheery voice rang out, greeting visitors as they entered the building. Sitting quietly at her desk, Nancy Culver turned and smiled warmly as she motioned for me to take a seat in front of her. Her office, located […]

Help for Haiti needed now more than ever

When Keteline Pierre walked into the coffee shop on November 15, she looked bright-eyed and hopeful, her smile wide as she stuck out her hand to introduce herself. Her composed nature belied her past experiences: massive devastation, disease and starvation. In Haiti, Pierre has been witness to exactly that. Pierre speaks eloquently as she begins […]

Peggy Delaney inspires East End laneway

Widely regarded as a remarkable woman, there is no question that the late Peggy Delaney left her mark on the hearts of many. Now, she has also left her mark on one of Toronto’s newest laneways, aptly named Peggy Delaney Way. Peggy was born in Dublin, Ireland on June 1, 1924. Described on the Peggy […]

A bookstore unique to the Beach

It probably comes as no surprise to those who live here that compared to all of the Book City stores in Toronto, the Beach location has always been a bit different. Consider, for example, the store’s children’s section. “In some neighbourhoods… you have a whole bunch of new parents and the store kind of grows […]

East End scholarship winner staying fashionable at home

Danforth CTI graduate Chantelle Johnson is a young woman with both style and substance. Motivated from a young age to work hard, overcome barriers, and give back to her community, Johnson’s dedication paid off earlier this year when she was named the inaugural recipient of the DECA (Danforth East Community Association) Young Leaders Scholarship. Money […]