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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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Winter Holiday Break Activities Guide

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017

There are plenty of activities in and around East York to keep the kids occupied over the winter holiday school break.

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EY tree lightings get the magic of the season underway

Posted by on Dec 3, 2017

Community gatherings to light Christmas trees in public areas always help to make it feel like it’s officially holiday season. On Nov. 30 a good-sized crowd joined Councillors Mary Fragedakis and Janet Davis of Wards 29 and 31 respectively to celebrate lighting the giant conifer at East York Civic Centre [in pic at left]. The next night [pic right] Ms. Fragedakis and an enthusiastic group of locals lit the comparatively small and young but much loved tree at Dieppe Park on Cosburn...

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Nominations sought for 25th Agnes Macphail Award in 2018

Posted by on Dec 3, 2017

Next year’s conferring of the annual Agnes Macphail Award on the anniversary of its namesake’s birthday will be the 25th such occasion on which an outstanding volunteer in the local community has been recognized.  The award will be presented on March 24, 2018, at a public ceremony at the East York Civic Centre, starting at 7 p.m. Agnes Campbell Macphail (1890 – 1954) lived in Leaside and also represented the area in the Ontario Legislature during a long career as an advocate for equal rights, equal pay and social justice. Canada’s first female Member of Parliament, elected in 1921 as a result of the suffragette movement, the late Ms. Macphail also went on to become the first female member seated in the Ontario Legislative Assembly after being elected to represent the East York area in 1943.  In May, as we reported previously, Ms...

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Original ‘Wartime Radio’ shows at Hope United Church will resonate with Remembrance Day

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017

n commemoration of Remembrance Day, an original play, “The War Time Radio Show” will run at East York’s Hope United Church auditorium

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Remembrance Day Salute to our veterans and troops

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017

See our list of Remembrance Day events and stories relating to the day of commemoration.

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