13-year-old Maeve Pestonji, a Grade 8 student at St. Anselm Catholic School in East York, didn’t expect to win the Agnes Macphail Public Speaking contest.
East York Civic Centre
As the 25th recipient of the Agnes Macphail Award, Carol Burtin Fripp is fully aware of the ceremony’s significance.
East Yorkers looking for respite from the record-breaking temperatures currently blasting the city can pop by the East York Civic Centre for a breath of cold air.
Regular customers of The Big Carrot Organic Juice Bar don’t appear to be worried about the recent hepatitis A scare. On April 11, Toronto Public Health issued a warning to customers of the juice bar, located at 348 Danforth Ave. Health officials said an employee had tested positive for the virus and anyone who’d drunk juice at the restaurant from March 17 to April 2 should be vaccinated. Customer Yan Fossat didn’t seem alarmed. “If they had found (the virus), it’s probably much safer now,” Fossat said.
The East York Civic Centre has long been a place from where power emanates. That’s never been more true than now. The Civic Centre’s roof is sporting recently installed solar panels, which generate approximately 40 kilowatts of electricity, or enough to power about 10 medium- to large-sized homes, according to project manager Rob Maxwell.
Beneath Toronto lies a damaged sewage pipe, a pipe so critical that if it burst, according to a city water expert, it could destroy the Don River.
The Remembrance Day parade marks one of the few occasions when Ashley Zedner will publicly display his military medals. Zedner, 62, has too often experienced verbal abuse, aggressive behaviour from strangers and a “total lack…