Midtown Toronto Community News From February 10-21

John Manneh February 21, 2014

Here is your Midtown Toronto community news for February 10-21, 2014,.

Be sure to visit our site often as we will be posting the Midtown / North Toronto community news updates regularly. We also be post blogs with real estate advice and other useful content which you will be able to find on the homepage of our site www.calljohnandlaura.com.

Also, as a side note, If you are thinking of selling your home this year, now is a great time to think about getting everything in order as the spring market should be picking up.

No incumbents filed yet in North Toronto

imageKaren Stintz announced her intentions to run for mayor 3 months ago, although she has not yet filed the nomination papers. She has said that her reasoning for setting a later filing date is that she intended to wait until she was no longer chair of the TTC. Eglinton-Lawrence councillor Josh Colle (Ward 15) and North York councillor Maria Augimeri have both entered to replace her as head of the transit commission. Read the full story here.


Michael Bradley settling in at TFC

368861_heroaIn just four weeks, American midfielder Michael bradley has gone from surplus at Roma to being one of the faces of a resurgent Toronto FC franchise. “It’s amazing,” Bradley said Regarding the Kia Training Ground in north Toronto, which was recently-built for $17 million.  Read more here.

North Toronto Cat Rescue – Part 4 of George’s Journey

Rescue cat George’s low growls used to greet you as soon as you entered the room. If you came near him, he’d lash out. This “scaredy cat” is becoming less anxious and more approachable. If you are thinking of adopting a pet, you can see a video of George here.


Midtown Toronto apartment evacuated due to carbon monoxide leak

carbon-monoxideA two-storey apartment building in Midtown Toronto has been evacuated due to high levels of carbon monoxide. Paramedics and the Toronto Fire department were on the scene near Yonge Street and Glengrove Avenue West on the morning of Tuesday, Feb 11. No injuries have been reported. Read the full story here.




Honouring the local creators

image-1What started as a way to capture the “future history” of Yonge and Eglinton in a photography project turned out to have a much wider scope for David Ticoll. His project which is called Created by Everybody: Entrepreneurs and Artisans of Midtown is became a snapshot of local stores that were targeted for closing. He also captured the “creative individuals” who are the owner-operators of the shops being displaced by condo development. Read the full story here.



Midtown, Toronto Somali group to use Gawker funds for mentoring

web-gawker02nw1Abdulrahman Elmi has called a group of young Somali-Canadian men to a community centre in the north Toronto neighbourhood of Rexdale. They have a lot of work ahead. The group owes its existence to the now-infamous video of Toronto’s Mayor Rob Ford allegedly smoking crack cocaine from a glass pipe. The Somali-Canadian Association of Etobicoke was one of four Ontario organizations that recevided a portion of the $202,000 that U.S. website Gawker raised in a bid to buy the video. The donation of around $47,000, has started to create a new mentoring program for steering elementary and high school students toward post secondary education and away from drugs and gangs. Read the full story here.



Downton Abbey comes to Spadina Museum

downton_sisters.jpg.size.xxlarge.promoBeginning March 11 and running through April 13, Spadina Museum will host the Canadian premier of Dressing for Downton: Costumes from Downton Abbey. Guests will be able to see 20 costumes worn by the characters on the show, as well as take part in themed tours and related talks. Tickets are available on the Spadina Museum website.



Free Income Tax Clinic at Yonge & Eglinton

entrance___ContentFrom March 1 to April 25 the Central Eglinton Community Centre (CECC) is offering free income tax clinics by appointment at their Yonge and Eglinton office (160 Eglinton Avenue East). Certain income guidelines and restrictions apply. For more information, please phone Nancy at 416-392-0511 ext. 225 or emailprogrammanager@centraleglinton.com.

Teaching healthy habits to kids

imageAfter having children, midtown-based nutritionist Aviva Allen began to focus on children’s nutrition. She has some very sound advice for teaching your children about nutrition here.

North Toronto Hockey Association’s third annual outdoor Winter Classic Feb. 22

9hCC_WinterClassicFILE_ContentFor the third year in a row, the North Toronto Hockey Association’s Winter Classic has been scheduled outside to the outdoor rink behind North Toronto Arena. The Winter Classic, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22., feature competitive games involving the select and ‘A’ level players at 6:30 p.m. for minor atom; 7:30 p.m. for bantam; and 8:30 p.m. for midget. Click here to read more.



Toronto among top 3 in North America for quality of life

cfd8ed3741698ef88f4a8a430e53-473x315The new “Mercer Quality of Living” survey shows that four Canadian cities including Toronto are in the highest ranking in North America for quality of life. Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal take the top four places. Click here to read more.


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