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Politics and pageantry was in the air at two East York levees

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018

Throngs of East York residents gathered to enjoy refreshments and snacks and to meet and mingle with local political representatives…

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EAST YORK ADVOCATE 037: Transition topples tradition at East York churches

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018

Presteign-Woodbine United Church, a landmark in Parkview Hills at 2538 St. Clair Ave. E. (or 16 Presteign Ave., depending on your map view), will soon be gone, replaced by five or perhaps six single-family detached homes. P-W closed last summer and its congregation merged recently with another East York church, Leaside United Church at the corner of Millwood Road and McRae Drive.  P-W’s property at 16 Presteign Avenue was sold just prior to Christmas to Laurentide Development Corporation.  I have been told that a number of the church’s neighbours know the owner of Laurentide and encouraged him to buy the property after receiving assurances that the site would be redeveloped with new single-family detached homes in keeping with the existing physical character of the Parkview Hills community. Because of declining membership, in recent years many of East York’s churches...

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Non-profit East York Soccer Club wins excellence award

Posted by on Jan 14, 2018

The East York Soccer Club is a community-based, non-profit club that has offered recreational and competitive soccer to children in and around the East York area since 1977.

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Leaside looking for names for laneways

Posted by on Jan 14, 2018

As is becoming popular across the city, political and community leaders in East York’s Leaside area now want to start naming some of their laneways after prominent local citizens. In fact the city has launched a Laneway Naming Initiative and that has prompted Ward 26 Councillor Jon Burnside to issue a call for ideas for the naming of five particular laneways in the leafy part of town. As described by Leaside Life News editor Lorna Krawchuk, the lanes are: One is in North Leaside, running parallel to Eglinton and Donlea between Laird and Sutherland. Another is parallel to Bayview and Donegall between Millwood and just south of Parkhurst. Two others make a matched set: they both travel north from Lea Ave., one between Randolph and Sutherland and the other between Sutherland and Airdrie. The Randolph laneway stops just beside...

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UPDATED: Family still needs help for mom to provide stay-at-home-care for “Haileybird’s” leukemia fight

Posted by on Dec 26, 2017

An East York family is making the most of Christmas with ten-year-old daughter Hailey, a Gledhill Junior Public School student who was diagnosed with leukemia on November 2…

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Leaside sisters’ 10th annual food drive tops 100,000 pounds

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017

A food drive spearheaded by Leaside sisters Sarah and Claire Jordan has collected over 100,000 pounds of food …

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