North Toronto News For March 22 – April 4

John Manneh April 11, 2014

Here is your North Toronto News for March 22 – April 4.

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North Toronto Atom AA Team – City Champions


The Atom AA hockey Team has claimed the city title! We wish them luck in their upcoming battle in Sault Ste Marie on April 11,12 and 13. Click here to read more.

6 Alarm Fire In Midtown Toronto

imageA 6 alarm fire at a mattress factory in Midtown Toronto required boosted water pressure from the city of Toronto just to fight the blaze. Mattress factory employers first saw the smoke coming from the building around 8:30 am on Wednesday March 26.

8 schools were under a “shelter in place” order, keeping children inside, closing windows, and shutting off the ventilation system. At least 4 local buildings were also evacuated.

Click here to read more.

Squint’s store window a big winner in Vegas

image-1Squint Eyewear in North Toronto has made a big splash as a new store. The storefront was opened 5 months ago and has already won two international design awards at the Association for Retail Environments 2014 Design Awards on March 18 in Las Vegas. Click here to read more.

Midtown Toronto Resident Paul Etherington’Pink Party Supports Canadian Breast Cancer Foundaton

3vCC_PinkParty0408_ContentPaul Etherington is known for his fundraising abilities, having co-founded the yearly motionball fundraiser for Special Olympics Canada with his brothers. When his own mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, he decided to support of a cause that was close to his heart. The Pink Party, which raises money for breast cancer, has grown in a few years from an intimate gathering to a large event of 650 guests. Click here to read more.  

Hear from North Toronto Residents – “How would the arrival of food trucks on sidewalks in the Yonge and Eglinton area impact you?”

Click here to read what local residents had to say.


Hear from North Toronto Residents – “What, if anything, do you think is missing from a complete retail experience in Forest Hill?”

Click here to read what local residents had to say.


Upcoming Walks And Races In Midtown Toronto

Sporting Life – 10 K Race

The 17th annual Sporting Life Run.Cause: A camp and in-hospital programming for kids with cancer.

Location: Starts at Yonge Street and Roselawn Avenue, and takes place along Yonge Street.

Date: May 11

Learn more here.


Color Me Rad – 5 K Run

screen_shot_2014-03-28_at_11.58.31_amParticipants get pelted and sprayed with a fresh colour every kilometre along the way.

Location: Downsview Park

Date: May 31

Learn more here.

Meagan’s Walk

7604826816_a059ff2cd6_bCause: 13th annual fundraising event to increase public awareness about brain tumours

Date: May 10

Learn more here.


Spring Into Action

logoCause: walk and run for diabetes, Organized by Leaside’s Insideout Health and Fitness

Location: Sunnybrook Park

Date: May 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m

Learn more here.

Midtown parents’ book shares the story of a son’s devastating diagnosis

3hCC_MarcyAndJacob0401_ContentThe first-time author Marcy White from Midtown Toronto has experienced her share of difficulties with her son Jacob diagnosed with Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease. Jacob, age 11, has no control of his head, cannot walk or speak and must be fed through a tube directly into his stomach. White has used this experience to write a book, sharing Jacob’s story. Click here to read more.

Keeping the Hodgson rink open

Rinks25Dec2010-21Midtown Toronto community’s ice rink at Hodgson Senior Public School. After standing for over 30 years, 30 years old the rink’s infrastructure needs to be completely replaced. To read about the headway that has been made in regards to this, click here.

Midtown Toronto’s Art Shoppe debate reaching final stage

fbc0ad83581aacec950af48c45d9eed1The conflict over a large, two-tower development in the place of the Art Shoppe in midtown may become a full-blown battle at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). Click here to read more.

North Toronto arena rumour quashed

northtorontojpg.jpeg.size.xxlarge.letterboxIt turns out that recent reports that the ice rink located on Eglinton Avenue West just west of Yonge Street in Eglinton Park might soon be taken out are untrue. Click here to read more.


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