Editorial: Mutual understanding missing in health-care debate

In East York, we’re already getting a sneak peek of what this new health care regime could look like. This coming Thursday, Toronto East General Hospital is closing its outpatient physiotherapy clinic. A hospital manager was blunt about the reason: “This year, we will not be getting a significant increase to our budget. The $300,000 is a savings basically for us to meet our budget.”

East York schools showcase speaking talents

Elizabeth Parker approached the podium with nerves of steel. She paused, looked out over the standing-room-only audience and spoke with authority. “Picture hundreds of people crammed into one everything store, while local shops stand silently empty,” she said. “This picture is reality.” Parker, a Grade 7 student, was one of  10 young people to deliver […]

Election 2008: No change in East York’s political landscape

By East York Observer staff It’s more of the same in the three ridings that converge in East York. Despite what appeared to be photo finishes in two of the ridings, the ensconced Liberals built up comfortable winning margins in both Don Valley West and Beaches-East York when the votes were counted.

Tales and tunes of Ontario’s old jails captures East York history buffs

From the big house in Kingston to the inside of Ontario’s local county lockups, members of the East York Historical Society were taken on an adventurous visual journey at their April meeting. Ron Brown, author, geographer and chair of the Writers’ Union of Canada, gave an animated talk at the society’s regular meeting, held at […]

East York observes Schizophrenia Awareness Month

The Toronto community of East York has long had a particularly activist chapter of the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, and this October, which also happens to be Schizophrenia Awareness Month, the East York chapter is gearing up again. The chapter was founded 11 years ago by Ruth Malloy, a mother of three adults living with […]