Parents live with their teenagers every day and they know that it’s a time for testing and challenging what is right,” said East York Catholic school trustee Angela Kennedy.
There’s something liberating about being outside on two wheels, Lenni Eubanks says. That feeling, she said, sparked an idea that’s become My First Wheels, a charity that accepts donations of bicycles, cleans and tests them, then gives them to kids in need.
Winter Woofstock was held on November 19th and 20th at The Direct Energy Centre and once again hundreds of people and dogs came to enjoy the festival. Marlene Cook, founder of Woofstock, came up with the idea to host a festival for dogs and said it’s different from any other dog-related event. “It celebrates canine […]
“Antifreeze poisoning is a big problem with animals that roam free. The antifreeze has a sweet smell that attracts animals, especially cats and wildlife. Be sure to keep any poisons tightly capped and locked away in the garage,” said Marilyn Murray of For the Love of Animals on Pape Avenue. “Every winter, many cats are injured or killed in car motor fans. They are attracted to the warmth of the motor. Before starting your car, bang on the hood or honk the horn to scare out a hidden cat.”
Hope was tied to a tree with electrical cord and left for dead in Atlanta, Ga. On July 7, Shane Smith found the dog, which became his motivation to found Paws for Hope and Faith, an organization urging an end to animal abuse. Now the group is set to hold a fundraiser on Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. at The Sidewalk Café.
The busy stretch of Bloor Street West from Shaw Street to Dovercourt Road was transformed into a pedestrian-only piazza Saturday. The first annual Bloorcourt Arts and Crafts Street Fair, organized by the Bloorcourt Business Improvement Area, took the street over from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and featured shopping, live entertainment and fun for kids.
A gas shortage in the GTA has some motorists feeling a bit nervous about topping up their tanks. “I don’t know what I would do if I was on empty and I went to a gas station that wasn’t able to provide me gas,” said Toronto resident Lindsey Kemp.
Toronto entrepreneur Emily Wilkinson has a vision she says she hopes will reduce plastic waste. Wilkinson is the inventor behind the botlfilter, a new portable water filter system that she says is convenient to carry and helps reduce a water drinker’s personal carbon footprint.
Some consider it a delicacy, it can cost up to $200 a serving and, if some city councillors have their way, it may soon be banished from Toronto’s restaurants. The move to ban shark fin soup in the city is now in the hands of the municipal licensing and standards committee after a council meeting last week that pushed the issue ahead.
Benvenuti e buon appetito. The 13th annual Taste of Little Italy festival took place June 17-19 on College Street between Bathurst and Shaw streets. More than 40 restaurants expanded their patios to serve Toronto’s Italians and Italians-at-heart.
Up for a game of “wiff-waff” on a Saturday night? Ryan Fisher is. He’s the driving force behind SPiN Toronto, a ping-pong bar set to open in August right in the heart of the city’s nightlife action at 461 King St. W. near Spadina Avenue.
Tar sands developments are among the most destructive projects on Earth and not many know the damage they do, says Derek Leahy. “Very few people outside of Canada … and even within Canada … know about them,” he says. To change that, Leahy created International Stop the Tar Sands Day, which falls on June 18.
It’s big. Very big. Last year, more than 280,000 people descended on it, generating millions of dollars for the local economy. Fitting, then, that this year Grand Canyon — Chris Seldon and Courtney Farquhar — is one of the 650 musical acts playing the North by Northeast Music Festival and Conference (NXNE).
Wagging tails and excited barks filled the streets around St. Lawrence Market on the weekend as dogs and dog lovers gathered to celebrate all-things canine. Woofstock, North America’s largest festival for dogs, took place June 11 and 12. “I think of Woofstock as my heaven on Earth,” said Andrea Thompson. “I look forward to it all year.”
What if Juliet wasn’t dead when Romeo returned to Verona? What if she was sleeping with another man instead? That’s the premise behind How to Stab a Curtain, a two-act comedic twist on the works of Shakespeare from the founders of Threatless Theatre.
The temperature topped out at a thermometer-busting 32 degrees in Toronto today. Forty-two with the humidity. The heat prompted the city to declare a heat alert.
“The thing about robotics is that it a composes every single field. It has mechanical design manufacturing, computer programming, and if you’re interested in anything related to do with technology or even business management, I think robotics has something for you in it,” Shawn Zivontsis said.
Do-it-yourselfers living in the city’s east end and working on limited income have a new way to renovate and update their homes.
In March 2008, Rodney Roy was the victim of aggravated sexual assault. His assailant was HIV positive.
Reiki, which the International Centre for Reiki Training translates from the Japanese as “spiritually guided life force energy” is a technique of hands-on healing that some people already attest to. But in recent years, it’s also been applied to pets — and its practitioners and some pet owners say successfully.
Spending just a few months exploring Canada changed Leah Jensen’s life.
The councillor for Ward 29 has learned that a petition for a designated crosswalk at a busy intersection in East York may have fallen short.