News in Brief

While we patiently wait for Mother Nature to co-operate in the creation of our neighbourhood and backyard ice rinks, we can still get our skating fix at Ted Reeve Arena, located at the corner of Main and Gerrard Streets. The rink is open for Pleasure Skating on Saturday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. until […]

Prue talks budget with public

A small group of residents gathered at Access Point on Danforth on Jan. 26 to discuss issues pertaining to the upcoming Ontario budget, expected to be revealed in March by Finance Minister Dwight Duncan. The meeting was organized by Beaches/East York Member of Provincial Parliament Michael Prue, who is also the New Democrat’s finance critic, […]

42 Hubbard welcomes residents home

It was just over three years ago that an independent contractor doing kitchen cabinet refurbishments came across mould in nearly all the units at 42 Hubbard Boulevard, an apartment complex owned by Toronto Community Housing (TCH). The discovery prompted TCH to evacuate the building and relocate all residents with the assurance that they would be […]

CCQLD recaps 2011 developments

The Concerned Citizens of Quarry Lands Development (CCQLD) gathered at Birchcliff Bluffs Church on Jan. 18 for their annual general meeting, and to hear the latest developments from Ward 36 councillor Gary Crawford. Crawford expanded on a failed negotiation between the Conservatory Group, which won the right at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) to acquire […]

Budget cut impacts lessened

Recent weeks saw record numbers of Torontonians taking active interest and participation in the city’s budget process, after initial announcements indicated a number of social and recreational programs were slated to lose funding. Some lobbied city hall in person while others protested, both in Nathan Phillips Square and in council chambers. By the time the […]

Gerrard and Main project gets green light

An application to amend the city zoning bylaw was passed at the regular meeting of the Toronto and East York Community Council on Jan. 10, allowing a six storey building at 2223 and 2225 Gerrard St. E. The proposal, which was the subject of a community meeting last April, is for a mixed-use six storey […]

Queen Street visioning study approved

Queen Street is set to become the subject of a ‘visioning study’ from Coxwell to Neville Park, to put guidelines for development into place. The study was approved at the Jan. 10 meeting of Toronto and East York Community Council. Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon proposed the study as a way for the community to […]

News in Brief

The Fox Theatre will host a fundraiser, put on by the Center of Hope Church, for the charitable organization Not4Sale on Sunday, Feb. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the theatre, 2236 Queen St. E. Not4Sale helps to rehabilitate young children that have been rescued from the Cambodian sex trade industry. The event includes […]

Kellway pushes national transit strategy

Not even the City Hall activities going on this past Jan. 17 could stop a group of 50 or so residents from attending a forum at D. A. Morrison Middle School on national transit strategies. The event was hosted by Beaches-East York Member of Parliament Matthew Kellway who organized a panel of speakers including New […]

Leuty flag fundraiser exceeds expectations

Michelynn Laflèche and her partner, Benedict Hilliard, celebrated the Advent season with friends and neighbours by hoisting a series of 25 uniquely-designed flags along Leuty Avenue and the surrounding neighbourhood (Raising the flag for a good cause). The plan was to open the flags to public bidding and donate the money to the Daily Bread […]