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East York resident to be honoured as King of the Grill Saturday

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017

East York resident and dad Frank Brezovsky has been selected from numerous entries to be this year’s “King of the Grill” by organizers of the eighth annual Thrill of the Grill

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EY Farmers’ markets in full swing

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017

    Thursdays from June 1 – October 26, 3-7 p.m. at East Lynn Park, Danforth Ave. a block west of Woodbine, the market operated by Danforth East Community Association offers different special events and live music weekly, a kids’ area, community displays and much more. Saturdays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Evergreen Brick Works’ weekly Farmers Market at Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave. offers local, sustainably grown food till October. Sundays from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Leslieville Farmers Market on Queen St. E., at northern end of Jonathan Ashbridge Park, 20 Woodward Ave. Tuesdays, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. until October the original East York Farmers’ Market takes place on the greens at East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave. Wednesdays 3-7 p.m. the Fairmount Farmers’ Market is this year being held at Greenwood Park, Greenwood...

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Donlands Diner grand opening serves up East York identity boost

Posted by on May 30, 2017

The Grand Re-opening of new-look Donlands Diner May 29 also featured a lot of boosterism for the former Borough of East York.

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YUM! 029: All-day brekkie better than ever at renovated retro Donlands Diner

Posted by on May 2, 2017

Yum! Restaurant profile by George Spelvin \ I love it when a Yum! food review actually lives up to its name!

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CRAFTY TIPPLER #028: Connecting the dots —where to find craft beers

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017

Over the last few issues, we have introduced readers to some world class microbreweries here in East York. Now it’s time to connect the dots —a beer by itself lacks an ingredient: ambiance. Fortunately East York has an incredible range of locations to experience these beers. For the sake of brevity, we are concentrating this solely on the Danforth to suggest an assortment of bars and eateries. Relish: Located one block east of Woodbine, they have music starting early evening every night with as many flavors as their beers. They have over 20 taps and according to owner Joanne Clayton they switch products every three or four kegs. I find the bartenders knowledgeable about each beer, and have never been led wrong. The new patio should be a pleasant place to quaff when the nice weather arrives. Sarah’s: At...

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Permits received, No Frills renovation work has begun

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017

Scaffolding has been erected outside the closed Rocca’s No Frills at 269 Coxwell Ave. as the store’s parent company, Loblaws Company Limited, has finally begun extensive renovations to the outlet that’s been closed for almost a year. In an email to East York Chronicle in February a Loblaws communications spokesman said that a wait for construction permits from the City of Toronto was responsible for delays in starting the work, which will include a new front facade and interior redesign. Last month the firm announced the permits have been received and workers have since been observed on site, but it has still not given an indication as to when the location will reopen. The company has been offering a free shuttle service from the outlet’s parking lot to another No Frills on Carlaw Ave. But a local writer who...

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