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Pre-show red carpet yuks at Laughter Is The Best Medicine fundraiser

Posted by on May 13, 2017

East York Chronicle’s Jennifer Wilson was at the #MGHLaughter gala …

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3rd Woodbine Heights Arts Fest is May 13-14

Posted by on May 3, 2017

Woodbine Heights Baptist Church is set to hold its third annual Woodbine Heights Arts Fest the weekend of May 13-14, according to an announcement from the city’s Cultural Hot Spot initiative. There will be a visual arts exhibition including a spectrum of media such as sculpture, photography, craft art, painting (oil, watercolour, mixed media) and drawing, all by local neighbourhood artists. As well, performances of drama, music, poetry and dance will be on offer. There’s no cover charge to attend the event, which runs on Sat. May 13 at 11 am and 1:30 pm, and on the Sunday morning at 11 am., in the church located at 1171 Woodbine...

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LucSculpture holding art auction May 12 as owner moving to B.C. this fall

Posted by on May 2, 2017

One of the progenitors of the art scene in East York and area is leaving Toronto to move to Vancouver Island later this year, a press release from the gallery and art studios he owns says. Despite that, the release adds, the studio is expected to carry on holding exhibitions and classes and a new partner or associate is being sought to keep it running. Accomplished sculptor Luc Bihan opened LucSculpture at 663 Greenwood Ave. just north of Danforth in 2006, long before the area was considered appealing to artists and more gentrified residents. It has been a mainstay of the local arts scene for the past decade and also holds music and other events. As part of his preparations for relocation, on Fri. May 12 from 6-9 p.m. Mr. Bihan will be holding an “opening auction” of 25...

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ENVIROGENDA 029, May 2017

Posted by on Apr 30, 2017

Thursday May 11, 7-8pm: Urban Agriculture and Pollinator-Friendly Gardening workshop at Queen/Saulter Library, 765 Queen St. E. Pollinators -bees, butterflies and more- play an essential role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. They are responsible for pollinating over 30% of the foods we eat? You’ll get information on which native plants are the best to plant to provide a consistent source of food for pollinators. Presented by Live Green Toronto. To register or for more information, call 416-393-7723 Tuesday May 16, 9am: City Council’s Executive Committee will receive and discuss a report on the Ravine Strategy. The meeting agenda and supporting documentation including the Staff Report and Strategy will be posted approximately one week in advance at: Tuesday May 16, 4-8pm: Ward 31 Environment Day with Councillor Janet Davis at East York Memorial Arena parking lot, 888 Cosburn Ave. For...

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Local groups & councillors will spend Earth Day doing park work

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017

Residents, community groups and political reps will band together in several locations on Sat. April 22 to celebrate Earth Day by cleaning up area parks for the Spring season.

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East York will mark the 100th anniversary of Vimy at April 9 ceremonies

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017

The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought from April 9 – 12, 1917, and marked the first time that the entire Canadian Corps fought together. Like other communities in Canada, the area that would become East York had its share of participants and suffered losses of loved ones. To commemorate the historic battle, regarded as the source for Canadian troops’ enduring reputation as fierce and effective fighters, the Royal Canadian Legion Zone D3 will be hosting a special service marking the battle’s centennial at the East York Civic Centre Cenotaph on Sunday, April 9. A parade will form up behind East York Collegiate Institute on Coxwell at Plains Road starting at 1 p.m. with a parade march commencing at 1:30 from there south to the civic centre at 850 Coxwell Ave. for a 2 p.m. ceremony. In addition to...

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