There are a number of artistic murals in East York. We see them almost every day on the way to work or school, but who paints them? French-born painter Yannick Torres Ariel Bihan is responsible for one of them.
Hundreds of Canadians stand in solidarity with Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar on Saturday afternoon at Queen’s Park
Every day for the last 19 years, Salim “Sam” Hadad, his daughter Mary and his son-in-law Emel were up at 7 a.m. to open Milk Mart Convenience at Pape and Cosburn avenues in Toronto’s Pape Village. Milk Mart serves hundreds of customers daily, all with different needs and wants. Hadad said they’ve been around so long they’re like […]
One officer believes, community policing is the proactive change needed following the new carding regulations laid out by the provincial government. At the end of October the Ontario government drafted a set of regulations to prevent police from arbitrarily running street checks, or “carding”.
When Anisa made her way across the balance beam at the East York Gymnastics Club, her mother Tabassom Momtaheni was both ecstatic and proud. “It’s great for me,” Anisa’s mother said. “I never thought she was going to walk by herself.” What made this moment so remarkable was that Anisa, 6, had a brain tumour, which affected her balance and co-ordination, and made walking a nearly impossible task. But with a helping hand, Anisa was able to make her way across the beam. That helping hand belonged to Amanda Cyr.
Kensington Market’s newest neighbour is a Loblaws Superstore. The grocery store giant has announced it will open a new store in the Toronto neighbourhood as part of a mixed-use condo project located on College Street and Spadina Avenue. Toronto Observer’s Brittany Campbell went to Kensington to hear from residents. )
Cedarbrae Mall is undergoing major renovations, leaving some shoppers and store owners scratching their heads. The renovations have been going on since August, according to Wayne Charters, the mall’s operating manager. “[The renovations are] good, but it takes too much time,” area resident Sajin Sultana said.