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A worthwhile day at the races
Here are a few upcoming walks and races you can start training for today. For the cause It comes but once a year. No, not Christmas, but the annual Sporting Life 10k Toronto. The race is in support of Camp Ooch, a camp and in-hospital progra
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Feed: Bayview Mills Date: 2014-03-27 06:40:13



First-hand look at Africa leaves an impression
It was as a student at Leaside High School that Heidi Parker became interested in other cultures and countries. "It started in Grade 12 when I did a project about HIV and AIDS in Africa and it opened my eyes outside of the world where I've been ...
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Feed: TownNEWS Date: 2014-03-27 06:39:24



Outside-the-box fitness
Forget the gym. Here are a few other ways of whipping yourself into shape. Swing around Pole dancing or pole fitness is an exercise program fusing strength training and gymnastics that is performed on a vertical pole. "What sets pole apart f
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Feed: Bayview Mills Date: 2014-03-26 18:40:56



Entertainment maven takes a bite out of party planning
Whether it's Hairdresser Appreciation Day or Talk Like a Pirate Day, Lisa Gnat, Jane Apor and Julie Albert never let a holiday or occasion go by without treating it as a cause for celebration. Sisters Gnat and Albert, who are behind cookbooks Bite ...
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Feed: Home & Garden Date: 2014-03-26 18:40:38



The 10 Spot gets beautiful
Manicures, pedicures, waxing, facials and gent grooming bar The 10 Spot has a new franchise location in Forest Hill. The beauty bar on Eglinton Avenue West at Elmsthorpe Avenue held a launch party on March 8, complete with nibbles, drinks and ...
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Feed: TownBUSINESS Date: 2014-03-26 18:40:27



Hot water at last!
Hot water was turned back on in apartment units at 2779 Yonge St. this morning, but it could take as long as 10 days before heat is restored and 15 displaced tenants can return to the stricken North Toronto building that has been cold since ...
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Feed: TownNEWS Date: 2014-03-26 18:39:58



Boxcar Social explores coffee-tasting flights of fancy
John Baker, Alex Castellani, Joe Papik and Chris Ioannou, partners in the new Summerhill espresso, wine, beer and whiskey bar Boxcar Social, pulled a lot of late nights selecting and sampling coffee roasters in preparation for their February ...
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Feed: TownBUSINESS Date: 2014-03-23 18:39:53



TODAY'S STREETER: Report card for midtown schools
We asked at Leaside Village, on Avenue Road, and at Spadina Road and Lonsdale Avenue: "Do you think kids are getting the education they need in Toronto schools?" [table=98%] [/td]Jessica Broman, doctor "Yes, I think they are. My kids are ...
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Feed: TownNEWS Date: 2014-03-23 18:39:26



Crescent set to defend robotics title
In most high schools it's the football team seen in the hallways sporting their jerseys, but at Crescent School it's the robotics team. Crescent School's team of 44 students and four staff mentors, known as Team 610 - The Coyotes, took the first ...
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Feed: TownNEWS Date: 2014-03-23 18:39:25





Drama continues for displaced tenants
Displaced tenants of a North Toronto apartment building waiting for the expected March 25 completion of heating system repairs were granted new temporary accommodations on March 19 in an emergency hearing they demanded with the Landlord and Tenant Board .
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Feed: TownNEWS Date: 2014-03-22 18:39:06



Stintz, too, favours food trucks at Yonge and Eglinton
Ward 16 councillor and mayoral candidate Karen Stintz has come out in support of food trucks arriving on midtown Toronto streets, adding more local political weight to the notion as the city considers relaxing its food truck bylaws. "I think we need to
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Feed: TownNEWS Date: 2014-03-22 18:39:05



Hard-working Churchill tastes hoops glory
Kevin Churchill didn't see the court as a redshirt for Carleton Ravens. It is that year in Ottawa he cherishes most as a basketball player. The North Toronto Collegiate alumnus, now winding up his last year of eligibility, has had a decorated ...
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Feed: TownSPORTS Date: 2014-03-21 18:40:04



Might rental units replace condos as builders' preferred projects?
Often when a development proposal comes along, ratepayers groups hope to stop it from becoming a reality and keep their neighbourhood the way it is -- essentially killing two birds with one stone. A recent development proposal for Dunfield Avenue, ...
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Feed: TownNEWS Date: 2014-03-21 18:39:51



EDITORIAL: Dreams of a serious election campaign
Now that all the expected major candidates have declared themselves in the contest for Toronto mayor, the media is excitedly engaged in calling the horse race: "They're off! And Stintz stumbles at the gate! Tory takes an early lead, but Chow comes up ...
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Feed: TownNEWS Date: 2014-03-21 18:39:51



New apartments in the works for Dunfield Ave.
A community meeting has been set for April 15 to consider a proposal to build two apartment buildings near Yonge and Eglinton. The proposal, brought to the city by Shiplake Management Company, outlines plans to construct 28-storey and 26-storey ...
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Feed: TownNEWS Date: 2014-03-21 18:39:50



CITY BRIEFS: 33 Laird a heritage building?
North York community council has asked the city to examine the property at 33 Laird Dr. in Leaside to see if it meets the requirements for a heritage designation. The idea was brought to community council by Ward 26 councillor John Parker, who ...
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Feed: TownNEWS Date: 2014-03-21 18:39:50



OMB sides with developer on Post Office plans
Ontario Municipal Board vice-chair Jan Seaborn needed only a 10-minute recess before delivering an oral decision allowing developer Knightstone Capital Management to proceed with plans to replace the former Post Office at 2 Laird Dr. with a seven-storey,
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Feed: TownNEWS Date: 2014-03-21 18:39:49



Playground to reflect 'child-friendly community'
The children living in Forest Hill between the Kay Gardner Beltline Trail and Eglinton Avenue West will soon be getting a playground, only it will be by way of an upgrade to equipment at West Preparatory Junior Public School and not a new one at Wembley .
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Feed: TownNEWS Date: 2014-03-21 10:40:33



Cops hope image will lead to suspect's arrest
Police in 53 Division have released an image of a man caught on camera using the credit card of an elderly woman he had allegedly just robbed. In a news release, police said the suspect stole the purse of an 80-year-old woman as she was walking near ..
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Feed: TownNEWS Date: 2014-03-21 10:40:33



Evil Dead expected to rise again
There is life to Evil Dead: The Musical. The show, adapted from the film for the stage by four Queen's University grads in 2002, wrapped up its third Toronto run this winter. And one of its co-creators, Christopher Bond, a Bedford Park native, i
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Feed: TownARTS Date: 2014-03-21 06:39:07



'A hopeful next step'
Caplansky's deli owner Zane Caplansky could soon be parking his food truck north of Yonge and Eglinton after all, since the city's Licensing and Standards committee has recommended relaxing food truck bylaws. The proposal approved on March 18 had been
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Feed: TownNEWS Date: 2014-03-20 06:39:29



Candidate wants to be one-term councillor
It may not be the most common campaign strategy, but soon-to-be Ward 26 candidate William Jardine says if he wins he'll be serving one term as councillor -- and that's it. "I'm not in this to be the Hazel McCallion of Leaside," he said March 18, ...
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Feed: TownNEWS Date: 2014-03-19 18:40:07



And then there were 6
The race to replace outgoing councillor Karen Stintz in Ward 16 got a little busier on March 18 when criminal lawyer and teacher Dyanoosh Youssefi filed her nomination papers, becoming the sixth candidate. Youssefi, who lives in the Eglinton-Lawrence .
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Feed: TownNEWS Date: 2014-03-18 18:39:27



Wildcats big winners in tournament
There was a sense of rejuvenation, rebirth for Leaside Wildcats as their 35th annual March Break Madness tournament wound down March 9.    Deep in Leaside Memorial Gardens, a hive of activity was buzzing in the morning, and Toronto Leaside Girls Hockey
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Feed: TownSPORTS Date: 2014-03-13 18:40:41



Action! Ward 26 race under way
After being the last area in the city to see a candidate register to run in the Oct. 27 municipal election, Ward 26 has its first candidate. Leaside resident and actor David Sparrow filed on March 12 to challenge for the council seat currently occupie
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Feed: TownNEWS Date: 2014-03-12 18:40:54



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