Public invited to comment on Your Ward News publication ban

A local publication that has been described as “hate propaganda” is in the news again. This time, with a newspaper ad from the federal government notifying the public of an upcoming board of review hearing and call for submissions. Any person with an interest in the hearing re Your Ward News and Canada Post has […]

Toby’s Place makes a ‘safe space’ for Scarborough youth

Just over two years ago, Planned Parenthood set out to conduct comprehensive research studies of the Scarborough area in an effort to determine what services were available to LGBTQ+ Youth. They discovered that there were little to no services available in the Scarborough area. An alarming revelation considering the fact that a study by the […]

There’s a new soup kitchen in town

Grant African Methodist Episcopal Church hosted their first community dinner at the beginning of March with the support of Second Harvest, members of the church, and a slew of volunteers including Toronto’s “King of Paella.” Parishioner Loy Pinnock-Brown said they started the monthly soup kitchen in order to “reach out to those in need in […]

Beach hockey teams head to OFSAA

It’s been an exciting season for hockey leagues at both Neil McNeil High School and Malvern Collegiate Institute. In an unprecedented play, Neil McNeil recently took three teams – upwards of 60 students – including their Junior, Senior and Varsity teams to the TDCAA (Toronto District Catholic Athletic Association) championships. The Juniors won 3 – […]

Many factors feed into empty storefronts on Queen East

Another one bites the dust. Local residents were caught off-guard early in February when a note appeared in the window of St. Louis Bar & Grill informing customers that the restaurant had ceased operations effective immediately. The franchise had been in operation on Queen Street East for more than five years and was a favourite […]

Longstanding local nursery school in danger of closing

It’s a call for help that may come as a surprise to some given the urgent need for affordable childcare options in Toronto, but Dentonia Park Co-operative Nursery School (DPNS) – located in the Danforth Avenue and Dawes Road area – is at risk of permanently shutting its doors. The nursery school, which runs a […]

Deadline this week for DECA young leadership scholarship

Community-minded young leaders graduating in Danforth East could collect a $2,000 scholarship from a local community-minded organization. Applications are now open for the Second Annual DECA Young Leaders Scholarship, a local scholarship that highlights coaching, activism and leadership in community engagement and gives a hand up to local students. “Community leadership is important for this […]

News Briefs

The City of Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation have issued a Request for Proposal (RPF) in order to obtain a new bicycle rental concession for Ashbridges Bay Park. Those interested in operating a concession have been asked to download and submit an RFP to the city by April 7, 2017 at 12 p.m. According to […]

Sunday bank robbery suspect still at large

Police are still looking for a man who robbed the TD bank at Danforth and Woodbine Avenues Sunday afternoon. Toronto Police have confirmed that on March 12, the East End bank was subject to a bank robbery after a man entered the bank around 3:30 p.m. and demanded money by handing the cashier a note […]