Here is your Leaside Toronto update for May 15 – May 30. Visit our site regularly if you would like more Leaside community updates. You can also find real estate tips on our website blog at www.calljohnandlaura.com.
Leaside to be considered for heritage district designation by city
Leaside Toronto is being considered for designation as a Heritage Conservation District. An HCD is meant to preserve the streetscape of a broader community. Click here to read more.
Kids soccer for the fall
If your kids don’t have a soccer team for the fall, the non-profit Bennington Rolph Road Soccer Association is looking for players. It has seen declining enrolment in recent years and needs more players to be able to continue. It is organized by neighbourhood parents and played on neighbourhood fields. Registration will be accepted for free until June 10. Late fee $20. www.benningtonrolphsoccer.org
Vote for Sarah Jordan for Canadian Living Me to We Award
You have a chance to have Sarah Jordan, of our local Sarah’s Food Drive, win the Canadian Living Me to We Award in the Youth in Action category for under 12-year-olds.A web site will be up this week for anyone to vote for Sarah, one of only three nominees across Canada.”The winner will win $3,000 for their charity of choice,” says Sarah’s mother Lynda. “This would be such a great start to the 7th annual food drive, and much needed money for the Daily Bread Food Bank.” You can vote until June 6 at www.metowe.com/awards
All that garbage was just too much
Texting each other back and forth while walking through Talbot Park one day, two young Leasiders, Sarah Fallis and Graham MacLellan, both 24, hatched a plan to combine one of their favourite activities—watching baseball—with picking up a winter’s worth of litter.
Armed with garbage bags and rubber gloves, the two Leaside High alumni arrived at a Monday night baseball practice prepared to work.
Ward 26 could be rematch
The race for the Ward 26 council seat is shaping up to be a potential repeat of four years ago, now that Jon Burnside, the runner-up to John Parker in 2010, has registered as a candidate in the Oct. 27 municipal election.
The former Toronto cop filed papers May 9, signifying a likely rematch with Parker, who has yet to register but has indicated he will. Parker edged Burnside in 2010 by a mere 415 votes, something Burnside believes won’t happen this time around.
City clears way for construction of new business park in Leaside
new Leaside business park can begin construction, after city council voted on May 6 to amend an outdated zoning bylaw that had halted proceedings on half the site. Half of Wicksteed Business Park will be taken by Canada Post’s new 33,000 square-foot distribution centre. Click here to read more