News in Brief

East End Arts presents Connecting the Dots on Thursday, Dec. 12 at Red Rocket Coffee, 1364 Danforth Ave., from 7 to 9 p.m. Artists and community members are invited to bring their artwork and share thoughts and talents with other artists at this family-friendly networking event. All interests, levels and ages are welcome. ● The […]

Change coming to Kew Gardens

The north face of Kew Gardens is getting a makeover. Landscape architects had until Monday to bid on a $400,000 to $500,000 project that aims to improve the first 25 metres of land south of Queen Street East. In their request for proposals, city staff noted that Kew Gardens is a well-established and popular park […]

Nouveau wines short-term fun

The term “nouveau” in wine usually refers to a red wine made and sold in the same year it was produced. Because of shorter, if any, maceration periods (when skins are left in the wine to increase colour and intensity), they’re generally paler and lighter bodied. As a rule, they don’t see oak and are […]

News in Brief

The 6th annual DeClute Light Up The Beach event will take place Saturday, Nov. 30, when Christmas lights strung in trees along the boardwalk will be switched on at 7 p.m., illuminating the section between Leuty Avenue and Fernwood Park. It takes three weeks prior to the event to string 80,000 lights in 20 trees […]

Police Beat

  Police are looking for six “persons of interest” after a young man was shot and killed in an apartment building at Main Street and Kingston Road just after midnight on Sunday, Nov. 10. Gaethan Kitadi, 20, was Toronto’s 52nd homicide of the year. At 12:30 a.m., police responded to a shooting call at the […]

Groups bond over common needs

Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon got to do one of her favourite things in the world on Nov. 7 (no, not dress up as a giant carrot). McMahon was in her element hosting a workshop for community groups from the ward. More than 70 people representing 45 different community organizations participated in a two and […]

Options for Homes to replace bingo site on East Danforth

Weeks after buyers moved into a new Junction condo by the non-profit Options for Homes, a staffer phoned president Michel Labbé with a curious problem. “What’s wrong with your building?” she asked. “Everybody’s talking to each other.” Labbé laughs at the story, but he says it highlights Options’ goal – building low-cost condos where most […]

Police Beat

A man has been charged with criminal harassment, and police believe there may be other victims. Police allege that a man approached a woman near Danforth and Coxwell Avenues while she was putting her garbage out in June, and started to speak to her. When she refused to give him her phone number, he gave […]