No Frills closure surprises East End community

A number of East End residents were surprised to discover today that the No Frills on Coxwell and Gerrard is closed for renovations — and will be for an unknown amount of time. A sign was taped to the front door of Rocca’s No Frills this morning notifying the public of the closure. Throughout the day, conversations about […]

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Danforth planning study beginning to take shape

A city-directed planning study of the Danforth between Coxwell and Victoria Park is beginning to take shape, with the East York Community Council receiving the preliminary report at today’s May 10 regular meeting. The report lays the groundwork and timeline for the study, which aims to get ahead of expected development and help shape the character of the […]

Police arrest man for robbery of Queen and Woodbine bank

Toronto police have arrested a man in connection to a bank robbery near Queen Street East and Woodbine Avenue. Aaron Scott, 29, has been charged with robbery, according to a release from Toronto Police 55 Division today. Police said that on Wednesday, April 20 at 8 p.m. a man wearing sunglasses and a baseball hat […]

Morgan Livingstone, at right, with Kenyan child life staff members Anita, at left, and Phillister, middle, during infant massage training.

Helping Kenyan children be children

Play is a child’s work – it’s how they explore the world they are in. This well-worn tenet is often cited in the context of early education – Maria Montessori popularized the phrase, although it has early philosophical origins – but the value play provides children goes well beyond the classroom. Just ask Beacher Morgan […]

Toronto, CAN, 03 May 2016 - A 68 year-old woman has succumb to injuries after a car plunged into the Bold Steps Dance Studio on Spruce Hill Road at Queen Street.

Pedestrian killed after crash on Spruce Hill Road

A 68-year-old woman has been pronounced dead after a vehicle crashed into the Bold Steps dance studio at 3 Spruce Hill Rd. Toronto Police Constable Clint Stibbe says the vehicle was attempting to park into a spot in front of the studio just before 10 a.m. this morning but somehow drove into the business. “There were […]

Marie Perotta, right, with Pegasus Phoenix participant Sarah at the Beaches Rec Centre April 26. Perotta is retiring after over 20 years with Pegasus, the community service group she helped found.

Pegasus Project founder Perrotta hands over the reins

After 21 years guiding the growth of Pegasus, the East End program for adults with special needs, founder Marie Perrotta is handing over the reins. Last week was her first official week of retirement, and the first week in many years she didn’t work out of her office above the program’s thrift store on Kingston […]

Jane’s Walks cover story of East End

Put some spring in your step by taking part in one or more of this weekend’s Jane’s Walks. This annual event celebrates the life and legacy of Jane Jacobs, an urban activist and community builder who encouraged residents to get involved in the communities in which they lived. Jacobs died in 2006 but her vision […]

Complaint filed against local publication

The publisher and editor-in-chief of Your Ward News have likely been revelling in the free publicity garnered from a recent Human Rights Commission of Canada complaint filed by an Ottawa lawyer. Richard Warman filed an official complaint to the commission about Canada Post and its role in distributing the free publication throughout the City of […]