Garron family makes historic donation to TEGH

n 1975, when Michael Garron was 13 years old and dying of a rare form of soft tissue cancer, his final wish was that he not be forgotten.

His parents, Myron and Berna Garron, promised him that wouldn’t happen. On Dec. 2, they donated $50 million to the Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) in his memory, and made Michael’s wish come true.

Artist realizes his dream a lifetime later

Frank Pasian believes it’s never too late to follow a dream.

“My artist friends, who are my age, and I … say we’re so lucky that we have this,” Pasian said.

It just took a good part of a lifetime to realize that dream.

The Don Valley Art Club (DVAC) had its first exhibition of the year on Nov. 25, in the art gallery at the Todmorden Mills Heritage Site. The exhibit included art created by Pasian. But his artistic journey was a longtime coming; he started painting at a very young age, and then stopped.

Banning Bombardier to be considered by TTC

Bombardier’s future with the Toronto Transit Commission is under serious threat after the city’s latest streetcar delays. The company is facing the serious risk of being banned from bidding on the TTC’s future contracts, a decision which will be made at a board meeting on Oct. 28, according to an official statement by the TTC on Oct. 16.

Toronto’s annual Word on the Street festival set to arrive at new Harbourfront home

The time for bookworms to crawl out of their literary nests is finally here. On Sept. 27 Toronto will host Word On The Street, the city’s annual book and magazine festival that will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Held in September of each year in Toronto, Kitchener, Lethbridge, Saskatoon and Halifax, the festival […]

Project takes on dental elder abuse

Dr. Natalie Archer is intimately aware of the latest form of elder abuse, especially when she hears the excuses from the caregivers of some of her older patients. “Well, my dad doesn’t talk, so he doesn’t need to have dentures,” the local dentist recounted. Or, “She’s been on IV fluids, so she just drinks out of […]

When collecting becomes a health hazard

Even when Linda Peters’ 1,000-square-foot basement suite was stacked to the ceiling with furniture and 11 animals lived in the same space with her, she didn’t recognize that she had a problem. “I would drag couches four times bigger than me for blocks down the street home,” she said, “stuff (them) through the front door and stack (them) all up. … I didn’t even realize there was a problem.”