From the moment the University to Toronto’s Scarborough Concert Choir and the Ensemble TrypTych Chamber Choir took stage, the story was lost in high pitched, vibrato translation.
After a 38-4 Toronto council landslide decision, shark fin soup gets the hook from Toronto restaurants next September. And rightfully so.
The Young Singers made themselves worth the wait, putting on a celestial two-hour set last Sunday afternoon. Playing to a capacity crowd at the Scarborough church, it was the cast’s first performance of many for their event calendar year. Age six to 20, the choir performed various cathedral classics, a Jewish jingle, and even a cover of Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing.
Toronto can hope again, as the revival of Transit City is back on track. With a petition in circulation, and with just under 1,800 signatures within a few days, let it be heard: Mayor Rob Ford, Transit City cannot be ignored.
Apparently, money can buy you everything. Now up for grabs in Ontario: a brand-spanking-new education that parents can buy for their children. At least that’s what they think, as Ontario youth herd to high school “credit mills,” trading money for marks.
For the third provincial election in a row, Scarborough Rouge-River is red territory. Liberal MPP Bas Balkissoon won the riding with a total of 12,032 votes, good for 41.22 per cent of the ballots cast.
Despite a decorated and accomplished resumé in university baseball, Dan Lang is more than just a coach. An educator both on and off the field, the former Varsity Blues coach was honoured Sept. 25 when the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus renamed their varsity field the Dan Lang Field.
What was supposed to be around 50 students ended up as hundreds wearing pink to school on the same day. April 13 was the Day of Pink across the Toronto District School Board. The event is meant to raise awareness about bullying and to show a stand against it.
Award-winning author Eric Walters is set to deliver the keynote address at the sixth annual Scarborough Parent Conference, scheduled for April 30.
Yuanling Yuan is quickly becoming the star of Toronto’s chess scene. The 17-year-old chess prodigy is Canada’s top female chess player, was the youngest Woman International Master ever and is now spreading the game of chess throughout the city and beyond through the Chess in the Library program.
With last Friday’s trade of ex-Toronto F.C. captain Dwayne De Rosario, the unexpected departure has left a hole in coach Aron Winter’s squad and in the local community.
It took a couple of months but Mayor Rob Ford finally unveiled his transit vision, one that replaces the Transit City plan, finding “common ground” with Premier Dalton McGuinty.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The snow is melting. The sun is shining. The midpoint of March is behind us, and all these signs point to one thing: Tax season is upon us.
Thanks, Dragons, but no thanks. That’s the message Scratch Labs DJ Institute sent to the moguls of the CBC’s Dragon’s Den when the school turned down the Dragon’s offer to train, then make money off its students. Instead, Scratch Labs offers free sessions, including one at Malvern Public Library on March 16, because it says it puts education and opportunity ahead financial gain.
SmartCentres, a Canadian real-estate developer plans to build an $18-million, 9,500-square-metre mall at the site anchored by a Wal-Mart at Markham Road and Eglinton Avenue East.
Oxfam Canada was only one of a few organizations featured at UTSC’s second annual International Development and Cultural Week, running from Feb. 8 to Feb. 10 on the campus.
Newly crowned Canadian figure skating champions Paul Poirier and Vanessa Crone already have their sights set on the world championship.
Scarborough’s four day Don Montgomery Memorial Hockey Tournament, which wound up Jan. 16, was a successful one for the Scarborough Bandits and West Hill Golden Hawks organizations. Three teams from the area won in their age groups and two more reached the finals.
Robbie Burns Day was celebrated throughout the city, beginning Jan. 25.