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The annual Magical Gardens of Leaside tour is back, on Saturday, June 20. Leaside Garden Society members Margaret Rousseau and Eileen Patchett have lined up seven homes for the self-guided tour, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. On display will be a monkey puzzle tree and a needle palm. Tour tickets must be bought in advance. There will also be a flower show the same day at Leaside Library noon to 4 p.m.
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Moms to be… and More at the corner of Bayview and Manor is gone, but owner Karen Becker is still around. She’s opening another store in the same location. It’s the seventh location in Canada for West Coast Kids, with similar merchandise for Moms.
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Our columnist Geoff Kettel is a proud father because his daughter Emily, who recently left Leaside to live in the U.S., is one of a few marathon runners who completed both the Boston run and the Big Sur in Monterey, California, six days apart, earlier this year.
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Ninety-eight spaces for parking bicycles and 97 for cars! That’s the proposal from builder Shane Baghai for his property on Southvale beside the Leaside Arena. He is asking for an eight-storey building.
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The owner of 27 Fleming, the oversized house where construction was ordered stopped by the city, has promised the Committee of Adjustment to tear it down and put up a two-storey home. The move follows crowded meetings of angry neighbours who complained the previous owner did not build according to approved plans.
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Leaside High School graduate Mike Bradwell is retiring after six seasons as a wide receiver with the CFL Toronto Argonauts. During one of those years he helped win the Grey Cup. He is a civil engineer and a part-time model.
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Our councillor, Jon Burnside, has taken to heart the growing Leaside effort to clean up litter and has asked Mayor John Tory to let him lead the city’s efforts. It’s a go, but no plans ready yet.
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$500 reward for return of, or for information regarding a big black back pack and a black brief case, stolen from a car in Leaside. No questions asked. 516-425-9737.