Cars or Children Will Toronto Support Mothers?

Opinion contributed by Celeste D’Costa Ulicki. The Toronto daycare market fails parents. Demand outstrips supply and parents report long waitlists and expensive care. The pandemic has highlighted the fact that women still bear a disproportionate burden of domestic responsibilities.    In 2016, my parents purchased a home in Cabbagetown. Two one-way streets with 30 km/h […]

Peer Support Responder

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A community initiative by Heart2Heart CPR that provides FREE training and supplies to people likely to encounter opioid poisoning. Written by: Nick Rondinelli, Owner of Heart2Heart CPR.   Heart to Heart First Aid CPR Services Inc., is proud to present a Johnston-Brais Initiative called “Peer Support Responder.” This new and FREE training program is our […]

Amazing place for our family!

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The process of finding childcare is daunting for new parents, especially in Toronto. You start thinking about the needs of your future toddler when they are still an infant. We did a lot of research and applied at city-run and private facilities; playing the numbers to secure a spot. My leave was near ending, we […]

Charlie’s FreeWheels (CFW) = pop-up style free bicycle repairs

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Contributed by: Reagan McSwain- Since Covid restrictions have been in place there has been an increase in demand for all things bicycle-related and access to bicycle repairs is no exception. Charlie’s FreeWheels (CFW) has been touring the city pop-up style as they offer free bicycle repairs to youth under 25. “Lots of people are cycling for the […]

“COVID-19: A Positive Return”

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Contributed by Momentum Montessori. As many of us continue to work from home, there is a percentage of the population who have physically returned to work. Despite many uncertainties of how businesses will operate with such strict and in-depth operating criteria, we have managed to alleviate that fear and instead use it to deliver teachable […]

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 […]