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 […]

The Toronto International Festival of Authors By Jesse Cohoon with material provided by Courtney Greenberg

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By Jesse Cohoon with material provided by Courtney Greenberg. The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA), Canada’s largest and longest-running literary festival, will take place October 22 – November 1, 2020, and deliver more than 200 virtual events and activities, primarily for free and accessible from around the world. It celebrates emerging authors in one […]

METAPHORICALLY TRANSFORMED

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Contributed by Erdine (Dee) Hope, Toronto Writers Collective – My name is Dee Hope. That is what I am called here in the downtown core, where I grew up and worked for the past fifty years but is now a gentrified community. Currently I am a caseworker for a mental health and addiction support agency, […]

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 […]

Cabbagetown South Doing Great things

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Contributed by Jennifer Day –We’re all in this together, and as your local residents association we’re committed to doing what we can to support our most vulnerable residents and frontline workers.   Today we’re pleased to share another community-based initiative to help you give back! Local resident Townes, who’s 13-years-old, decided she wanted to do […]

News from the Aberdeen Avenue Residents’ Group

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Contributed by Victoria Hadden — When the world drastically changed recently, members of the Aberdeen Avenue Residents’ Group (AARG) stepped up to help a local shelter‘s food program through this difficult time of increased need.   It all started with the Covid-19 pandemic when Aberdeen resident Michael Guenther found himself with time on his hands […]

BOOK BANK – Doing Great Things

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Contributed by Loribeth Gregg — “The Children’s Book Bank has been hard at work, distributing books to food banks and other essential services since mid-March. On May 13th, 20th and 27th, the Book Bank held curbside pickups in their outdoor stroller parking area, distributing over 3,000 books at each event. Now, the Book Bank is […]