Here is your Leaside Toronto news update for May 31 – June 13. Visit our site regularly if you would like more Leaside Toronto community updates. You can also find real estate tips on our website blog at www.calljohnandlaura.com.
Leaside 100 finished with a profit
The Leaside 100 Committee’s work has been completed. The East York Foundation, which was responsible for the Leaside 100 accounting, reports that after all revenues and expenses associated with the festivities and projects were calculated, a net surplus of $2,544 remains. Revenues included ticket and corporate table sales for the April 27 gala, website, archival exhibit and video sponsorships and a grant from the Toronto Arts Foundation. Expenses included gala expenses and costs related to the Leaside 100 website, the Layers of Leaside archival exhibit, the Leaside – Then and Now video, the quilt, and allowance for the planting of three trees. Click here to read more.
Change is constant at Leaside Business Park
Moms To Be And More, a 12,000-square-foot baby boutique at the corner of Bayview and Manor Rdhad to find additional space elsewhere to meet growth demands. Expanding operations to 89 Research Rd., it operates a spin-off retail store called Moms to be and More: The Best of the Best, as well as a fulfillment centre for online orders. Click here to read more.
MATLOW: Taking steps to combat disruption
Residents of Ward 22 are excited about the new Eglinton Crosstown LRT that will connect Toronto from Etobicoke to Scarborough. In midtown, the new rapid transit line will be underground, with stations at Chaplin, Avenue, Yonge, Mount Pleasant and Bayview. However, there will be challenges during construction. Most of the tunnel work will not affect at-grade activities, but there will be cuts to the street and temporary lane closures at intersections while the stations are built. Click here to read more.
Online votes may net national award for young volunteer
One of Leaside’s youngest volunteers has been nominated for a national award in recognition of her charity work. Six years after starting Sarah’s Food Drive, 11-year-old Sarah Jordan is one of three finalists in the “Youth in Action, 12 and Under” category of the Canadian Living Me to We Awards, which is dedicated to honouring Canadians who make a difference in their communities.
Another Car Fire
A BMW X6 was totalled in an early morning fire in Moore Park on May 30 — nearly three weeks to the minute after 11 cars were torched in an arson spree in nearby Bennington Heights. Click here to read more.