With severe weather conditions this week, one might think the fun of March break is over before it’s really begun, but it isn’t.
The head of an agency promoting youth literacy says books in the hands of children can change the future.
On Feb. 10, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in partnership with First Book Canada, hosted a reading event at the First Nations School of Toronto. The event acknowledged Tata’s donation of 1,000 new books to the First Nations School of Toronto, just south of the Danforth. Wayne Cochrane, the director of operations for First Book Canada, explained the value of the gift.
“I think the biggest barrier to literacy is lack of access to books,” he said.
A resident from the Cosburn and Cedarvale area calls the intersection a “time bomb” when it comes to pedestrian safety.
On Thursday afternoon police say a 69-year-old woman crossing at that intersection in East York was struck and killed by a moving truck.