Here is your North Toronto news for May 15 – May 30. Visit our site regularly if you would like more North Toronto community updates. You can also find real estate tips on our website blog at www.calljohnandlaura.com.
Taking Midtown’s Two Great Hamburger Challenges
Two Town Crier reporters set out to see which one could eat their way through two of the beefiest food challenges midtown Toronto has to offer. Shawn Star headed to Stack Restaurant, on Yonge Street at Roslin Avenue, to tackle the Great Stack Challenge, which consisted of two stacked one pound burgers and a pound of fries.The prize for completion is a t-shirt and no bill. And you are showcased on Stack’s Facebook page whether you succeed or fail. Brian Baker took on the Go Chuck Yourself Challenge at Holy Chuck to finish a six pattie burger with six cheese slices, triple bacon and caramelized onions on three grilled cheese sandwiches, as well as a specialty shake within six minutes. Contestants who complete the task get their photo displayed in-store on the wall of fame — versus the failures who land on the wall of shame — and a t-shirt. Click here to read more.
North Toronto Cat Looking For A Home
Looking for a new pet? Adopt Nugget from North Toronto Cat Rescue today! Click here to read more
Car crashes into hair salon in Toronto’s north end
A vehicle crashed into a hair salon on Yonge St and Poyntz Ave,rupturing a natural gas line at 11:40 p.m on Friday May 23. Southbound Yonge St. was closed at Sheppard Ave. until the leak could be dealt with. No one was injured. Click here to read more
2 Junior Leaside Wildcats Invited To Provincial U16 Camp
Congratulations to Mariah Hinds and Olivia Kariunas of the Toronto-Leaside Wildcats Junior Team for being invited to the Under 16 Provincial High Performance Development Camp which runs from July 17th to 20th, 2014. Click here to read more.
School board loses bid to sell North York park
Toronto has officially rejected a proposal by the Toronto District School Board and Toronto Lands Corporation to sell off two acres of green space in North York Wednesday. The green space is 2.1 acres of land which is part of a larger parcel currently being leased to Bannockburn Montessori in North York, near Avenue Rd. and Wilson Ave. The land, dubbed Bannockburn Park, is technically owned by the TDSB, but as it has not operated as a public school in over 40 years, many locals have come to consider it a public park. Click here to read more.
North York Woman Wins $50M Lotto Max Jackpot
A 63 year old North York cleaning woman prayed to Jesus that she and her family would come into “a little bit” of money, the night before winning $50,000,000. Click here to read the full story.
Psychic Fair Was A Success
Central Eglinton Community Centre held their 5th annual Psychic Fair fundraising event last month, and once again it was a success! The fair provided the opportunity for Palm reading, tarot cards, fortune telling – all for fun of course. Admission was free, and refreshments and snacks were available at the Clairvoyant Cafe, along with the chance to win door prizes. Click here to read the full story
Excitement builds over new cabinet line
Husband-and-wife designing duo Anthony Binns and Victoria Shaw, who have received multiple Canadian Design awards, are set to open Eggersmann Toronto on the corner of Yonge Street and Farnham Avenue. The designers will run a full-service kitchen and bath studio, which will also offer services for the rest of the house, including design planning, project management, construction and decor. Click Here to read more.
Rowe Farms Grocery Store Opens South of Fleming Crescent
Rowe Farms grocery store has opened in Bayview Avenue on May 9. The grocery store provides locally grown and antibiotic- and hormone-free meats.
Nail And Beauty Salon Set to Open On Bayview Avenue north of Fleming Crescent
The Ten Spot is set to open in Midtown, Toronto. The nail, wax and facial bar offers a range of beauty services, such as waxing, manicures and pedicures.
Dr. Karam Ashoo Joins Davisville Endodontics Dental Practice
Dr. Karam Ashoo has joined dental practice Davisville Endodontics on Yonge Street south of Davisville Avenue. The specialty dental office has been in the area for 30 years and focuses on root canal therapy and root end surgeries.
Alexandra Fine Lingerie and Swimwear Moves Up The Street
Alexandra Fine Lingerie and Swimwear has relocated. On May 1 the shop opened its new doors just up the street from 885 to 925 Yonge Street, near Baxter Avenue. The lingerie retailer stocks European undergarments and beachwear with cup sizes from A to K.
Howard Goodman not running
After 11 years as trustee of Eglinton-Lawrence, Howard Goodman is calling it quits. The 63-year-old three-term Toronto District School Board representative announced via email on May 10 that he will not be seeking re-election come Oct. 27, a decision he’d previously said he’d been grappling with. Click here to read more.
Signs Give A Better View
New billboards were put up by Metrolinx at the corner of Yonge and Eglinton in mid-April on the southwest corner, covering the abandoned TTC bus barns from public view at street level. Metrolinx is the provincial transit body overseeing the Crosstown project. Click here to read more.
Look what I found at rummage sale!
Ward 16 councillor Karen Stintz models a snazzy pair of sunglasses she found May 10 at a charity garage sale put on by the Royal LePage West Realty Group at 306 Eglinton Ave. West. Click here to read more.
Holly St. proposal gets icy reception
A controversial Midtown development that would see two five-storey condominium floors added to existing 14-storey apartment buildings — both with amenity spaces off-limits to existing tenants — will not be authorized by the city unless it’s changed, the city planner and local councillor Josh Matlow have vowed. Click here to read more.
Author ‘thrilled’ at prospect of film
The prospect of having short story Clive adapted into a full-length feature film is very exciting for Mt. Pleasant and Eglinton author Richard Todd. Click here to read more.
Bannockburn Park Saved
Community members who live near Bannockburn School have been handed a victory, as the city’s committee of adjustment has ruled against severing the school property. The committee’s North York panel concluded on May 14 it could not support the severance based on the community’s use of the space and the fact that the Toronto District School Board did not follow its own guidelines for severances. Click here to read more.
Headed up by midtown Toronto resident Dr. Jill Hamilton – SickKids online hub CHAK, looks holistically at children’s health
With many kids more likely to sit glued to screens than run around outside, and with healthy, balanced meals often replaced by quick and easy alternatives, SickKids Hospital is pooling its resources – and others – to help come up with a comprehensive look at healthy living. Click here to read more.