Kamala Liyamage doesn’t go grocery shopping at a store. There aren’t any near her home, and that makes things difficult when she either has to carry all her bags back on her own, use the TTC or pay for a taxi ride. The 80-year-old’s trip goes from difficult to nearly impossible in the winter.
Walking into the Armenian Community Centre on the edge of Scarborough on any given day, you’re likely to see the atrium buzzing with meetings, fundraisers, young scouts marching about, and people having a relaxing chat over coffee at the cafe in the centre of it all. But walk in nowadays and you’ll see a table advertising the annual New Year’s party.
David Lewis started volunteering at Habitat for Humanity about five years after a chance encounter. Today he works on the charity’s salvage crew, taking out kitchens and bathrooms to supply ReStore, the organization’s retail arm. On the morning of Dec. 8, a Sunday, he gave his grandchildren a taste of what it’s like to make a difference.
The EAST Music Collective is back. Auditions are underway for hopeful youth looking to get a chance to express themselves musically in the hope of becoming recognized in the competitive music industry and perhaps start down the road to making it big.
Gary and Lena Do say they’re worried renewed talk of a new subway line downtown will derail any proposal for a Scarborough subway extension. The couple, who own James White and Sons Flowers, say they and other Scarborough residents and business owners have been waiting a long time for a Scarborough subway, and they want to see it boost their business.
Arianna Dodds celebrated her ninth birthday in the rain. It was her first time participating in the Cub Run with her younger brother, 7-year-old Colin. Although the siblings had never completed the race before, they’re not new to running, according to their mom, Cori Dodds.