Toronto Leaside News For March 22 – April 4

John Manneh April 11, 2014

Here is your Toronto Leaside news for March 22 – April 4.

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Ontario Municipal Board okays old PO plans

aemat_logoA proposal to permit the building of a seven-storey (plus mechanical penthouse) at the corner of Malcolm and Millwood (the site of the former post office) has been approved. Click here to read more.  



 Request to demolish Elgie House

Thomas-G.-Elgie-HouseRenaissance Fine Homes is asking for permission to demolish the the heritage Elgie House on Bessborough. The city planning department has already asked city council to refuse the demolition request. Click here to read more

 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.

Laugh Out Loud in Leaside event raises $30,000

2756499765-1Laugh Out Loud in Leaside had it’s fifth annual event in March, which raised over $30,000 for the Flemingdon Park New Circles charity. Click here to read more.




image-7 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.





 image-8Hear from Leaside Residents – “Are you concerned about the trend of local shops being replaced by chain stores?”

Click here to read what local residents had to say.





 Leaside’s oldest home subject of dispute

b62818b2fc8665b11d5836ca4090934fLeaside’s oldest home, the Thomas G. Elgie farmhouse, might be moving. Developer Matthew Garnett took plans to use a hydraulic lifting system to divide the land into three lots. The Leaside Property Owner’s Association (LPOA) has opposed the move, and the City of Toronto’s committee of adjustment rejected the application in January. Click here to read more.

 Midtown Toronto’s Art Shoppe debate reaching final stage

fbc0ad83581aacec950af48c45d9eed1-1The 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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