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Correction: The front page of the previous print issue said the highest price paid for a bungalow in Leaside in January last year was $580,000. It should have said the first price paid.

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The annual Spring Into Action! Walk or Run for Diabetes event at Sunnybrook Park expects to raise $65,000 this year to send eight children to the York University Sports Camp for Kids this summer. Since 2006 the run has supported the camp, the Sunnybrook Hospital Diabetes Foundation and the I Challenge Diabetes Organization.

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Rio-Can, which recently announced development plans for Sunnybrook Plaza at Eglinton and Bayview, has bought out its partner at the Leaside Centre at Eglinton and Laird, where Canadian Tire is the anchor. A Rio-Can statement says the site will host a secondary entrance to the LRT but says nothing about possible future redevelopment.

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The Leaside Garden Society has agreed to help collect usable gardening items, like garden pots and trays for collecting water, for Thorncliffe Park, by distributing information about the request. The Thorncliffe Park Urban Farmers are trying to encourage balcony gardening and will be hosting a free seed exchange in May, when they will be handing out collected garden equipment.

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Eight Leaside residents have received awards from MP John Carmichael for the volunteer work they do: Patrick Rocca, Alan Redway, Andrew Griffin, Geoff Kettel, Hugh Grant, Paul Mercer, Donna Lu Mitchell and Wendy Evans.

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Are you part of a group of individuals involved in sponsoring refugees? If so, we’d like to hear from you.

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City council formally approved a Business Improvement Area for Bayview on Feb. 10 in response to business owners who voted last fall for its creation. The next step will be the creation of the BIA’s board of directors and executive, which will decide on the name for the BIA.