The Corner during the Pandemic

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Contributed by Aravind Joseph  (The Corner). The Corner is an organic community hub in SJT where residents and service providers come together seamlessly to collaborate, innovate and build community.  The Corner is governed by a Steering Committee of 8 residents and 5 service providers.  More than 20 organisations provide services at The Corner.  30% of […]

News from the Aberdeen Avenue Residents’ Group

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Contributed  by Victoria Hadden. Aberdeen Avenue Sandwich Group for Dixon Hall Celebrates Power of People Coming Together A core group of Aberdeen neighbours continues to organize weekly sandwich making donations for Dixon Hall. Members participate when they can and each contributor makes 10-15 sandwiches, and/or home-baked cookies.   Michael Guenther, a local chef who helped […]

Ned Hanlan 1855 – 1908

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Contributed from the Cabbagetown People Website – www.cabbagetownpeople.ca Champion Oarsman – Ned Hanlan His resting place can be found in the Necropolis @ Section C, Lot 40   Ned’s father, John Hanlan, was a boat builder in Kingston and then moved to Toronto where he was the first lease-holder on Toronto Island now named after […]

Disability Claims Related To The Pandemic

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Contributed by Tony Lafazanis – Personal Injury Lawyer — Ontarians and indeed all Canadians are learning to live life impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. New workplace procedures and the challenges of working from home are two major changes, and many people have been temporarily laid-off or lost their jobs entirely. A claim for Disability insurance […]

TWC Goes Virtual

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Video workshops launched within weeks  of the pandemic outbreak Contributed by Jesse Cohoon   As the world adapts to new ways of living during a global pandemic, the Toronto Writers Collective (TWC) has shifted its approach in how the arts-based charity delivers creative writing workshops.   All TWC workshops were put on hiatus at over […]

BICYCLE ACCIDENTS

BICYCLE ACCIDENTS: The extent of injuries is not always easily apparent It is recommended that you consult a doctor about your injuries after a bicycle accident. Many types of injuries like brain injuries or nerve damage are often not recognized by victims right away.   An immediate consultation with a medical professional is useful both […]

The Children’s Book Bank’s 3rd Annual Book Sale

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Contributed by Roxanne Deans.  The Children’s Book Bank will be back at the Cabbagetown Festival again this year, hosting its 3rd Annual Book Sale on Sat. Sept. 7 – Sun. Sept. 8. The Book Bank’s booth will set up along Parliament Street with tables and boxes filled with hundreds of amazing adult books: fiction/non-fiction/cookbooks/graphic novels […]

Making and Impact

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Impact Skateboard Club is a Toronto-based not-for-profit organization for children and youth, focused on inclusion and personal development through skateboarding. Programming and events are based on three pillars: education, accessibility, and social justice.   We use the challenges and circumstances inherent to skateboarding in order to teach children about healthy self esteem, boundaries and emotional […]

Art Matters Fundraiser at Winchester Ecole

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Contributed by Jennifer Torres. When the community comes out to support their local public school, people doing great things. creates such a wonderful event!   Raising funds to support schools art programs is so important, on Thursday April 25th Winchester Public School did just that! Art Matters! Each class worked together to create one collaborative […]

The Perfect Example of People Doing Great Things!

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Contributed by Sarah Cook and Jennifer Torres. Todd Vesby, proprietor of F’Amelia Restaurant, put together a splendid evening in support of Winchester Jr. Sr. Public School on Monday January 21, 2019. Numerous parents, teachers and community members came together for a great cause.  They shared a glass of wine and some of F’Amelia’s best menu […]