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Brittany’s off to Australia in April with Canadian team for Commonwealth Games

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018

East York born female shot put sensation Brittany Crew is in intensive training as she prepares for yet another trip across the globe to compete internationally…

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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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Pedestrian safety key component of O’Connor Drive improvements, residents told

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018

By Tony Wright Pedestrian safety and road improvements are among several initiatives the City of Toronto will undergo to benefit neighbourhoods surrounding O’Connor Drive from Woodbine Avenue north to Eglinton Avenue, a public meeting was told on January 15. Details of the initiatives were discussed at Victoria Park Elementary School during the public information event which also served as a Public Open House for the “O’Connor Drive Streetscape Master Plan Project”, an initiative to improve the streetscape design along O’Connor Drive between south of St. Clair Avenue East (Sandra Road) and Victoria Park Avenue.  City officials were on hand to answer questions from the public regarding the improvements. The initiatives will begin this year and will include reconstruction of the intersections at O’Connor Drive and Woodbine Avenue [see December issue, “More changes coming to Woodbine-O’Connor corner”] and to O’Connor...

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Jan. 16 vote to give formal name to EYCC park

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018

Toronto and East York Community Council was expected to finally make an honest park out of the greenspace surrounding East York Civic Centre…

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Meeting shocked as developer reveals condo proposal already going to OMB

Posted by on Jan 14, 2018

Ward 31 Councillor Janet Davis and attendees of a January 10 community consultation for a 30-story tower proposed at Main and Danforth were shocked to learn…

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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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