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Planning for 2018 Canada Day parade and festival off to a rip-roaring start

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017

Businesses will be encouraged to get involved as sponsors early …

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Brittany Crew sets another record in repeating as Canadian shot put champion

Posted by on Jul 9, 2017

East York-raised Brittany Crew came up strong on Sunday July 9 to throw a 18.38-metres toss to hold onto her title as Canadian Champion for the sport and set a new record for the event

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Naming of laneways to honour two East York immigrant icons

Posted by on Jul 8, 2017

Two laneways in East York are being given official names honouring icons of the local immigrant Italian community …

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Cosburn-Cedarvale stoplight deferred by Council despite overwhelming local support

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017

\ By Gary Webb-Proctor \ Despite hundreds of signatures on a petition asking for a traffic light to be installed at the corner of Cedarvale Avenue and Cosburn Avenue in the wake of a pedestrian fatality there last year, Toronto City Council at its July meeting deferred the matter until the fall. The deferment came in part because of the death of longtime Ward 28 councillor Pam McConnell the morning of Friday, July 7, the fourth and final day of the packed-agenda July meeting, which prompted the council to adjourn earlier than expected.  But the proposal, initiated by Ward 31 councillor Janet Davis and earlier approved over staff objections by Toronto and East York Community Council in June, had only been left till late in the meeting due to opposition from some council members who regard the idea as...

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Use of East York logo on street signs gets boost from city council

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017

New and replacement East York street signs may once again be including the logo of the former Borough of East York …

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RAT-POCALYSE! Significant increase in number of EY sightings

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017

Although the City of Toronto claims its garbage bins are racoon-proof, judging by recent reports on social media some East York home owners have found they may not be immune to rats. One member of the Danforth-Woodbine group on Facebook posted that she discovered a “a 4-inch hole on the top of our garbage bin” outside her home in the Gerrard-Coxwell area. Another reported that a rat “ran at me from behind the garbage and hit my ankle!” The rodents have also been reported being found in basement toilets, having apparently crawled up from the sewer system, and also under the hoods of cars. Several posters theorized that the influx may be due to renovations and new construction in their areas, where basements and foundations have been dug, disrupting the pests from their previous habitats. Similarly, watermain replacements and...

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