In a presentation detailing the expansion plans, architect Richard Dabrus of Wong Gregersen Dabrus Architects outlined an illustration of what the Leaside community can expect. Some features include a new ramp, lobby, ice rink, six team rooms and seating for 200 people.
East York youth Kieran Lawlor served three weeks in October as a legislative page. The education-based program, available to students across Ontario, enables those with an 80 per cent or higher average to take part in the legislative process at Queen’s Park.
Since her husband retired, Lippert has paid extra attention to the front garden. There are snapdragons and hostas still doing well this fall. One could say her work created one of the best gardens in the city. Proof is that Lippert just won a 2010 City of Toronto Garden award for a commercial property.
Frank DeLisi and his wife were asleep, but suddenly awoke when their smoke detectors went off.
“All I saw was smoke,” DeLisi said. “I called 911 right away, opened up all the windows and ran outside.”
All he could do was stand by and watch as his home, which he’s lived in since 1949, turned into a cloud of black smoke.
While the Botanical Artists of Canada doesn’t have a long history — it celebrates its tenth anniversary next year — the art form these artists represent does. The artistic rendition of plants dates back to the time before camera, and is a lot more complex than it seems.
As part of the citizenship festivities, CBC’s Metro Morning radio show held a remote broadcast from the Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office Youth Centre. Before the ceremony, citizenship candidates, residents, fans and the show’s crew and guests packed into the small hub. Spirits were high as the captive audience munched on complimentary local pastries.
Anthony Westenberg, spokesperson for the Brick Works, says the films help build a sense of community. “We want to be a community centre and we want to bring people together,” Westenberg said. “It’s a unique way for Torontonians to get out and enjoy a night out in a very unique atmosphere.”
Janet Wilkinson and her husband Chris Forde discovered the fugitive snakes in their house near Coxwell and Danforth Avenues; one in the basement, the other having just gone through the spin cycle in their washing machine.
A detailed vote breakdown clearly showed that the suburbs voted for Ford, and downtown for Smitherman. East York, meanwhile, was evenly divided between the candidates: Ford got 42 per cent of East York’s support compared to Smitherman’s 41 per cent.
Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair met with East Yorkers at a town hall meeting organized by 54 Division and its community police liaison committee on Nov. 9. Blair stressed that despite an overall decrease in violent crimes, any disturbance can make a neighbourhood feel unsafe.