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1955:  Joe and Cheryl Joe works a regular shift at Canada Wire & Cable, brings home $5,000 a year, is a shop steward for the union. Cheryl makes his lunch, gets the kids to school, does the housework, does the shopping. Joe bowls on Tuesday nights, has a few beers at the Legion on Saturdays, [...]

June 2014 Calendar

Have a local event to promote? Send us the date, time, location and event name by the 10th of each month. Leaside Library, 165 McRae Adult and teen programming The Science of Personal Dress: Learn to assess, update and streamline your wardrobe, by stylist and image consultant Sandra Quigley, of ClothesCall.ca. Drop in. No registration [...]

May 2014 Calendar

LEASIDE LAWN BOWLING CLUB OPEN HOUSE, Friday, May 9, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Try lawn bowling with no obligation to join. leasidebowls.ca LAYERS OF LEASIDE WALKING TOUR FOR HERITAGE TORONTO Doors Open, 11 a.m.-12.30 p.m. and 1.30-3 p.m. Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25. Start and finish, the [...]

April 2014 Calendar

SPRING INTO ACTION charitable walk and run, Sunnybrook Park, Sat., May 3, for diabetes, organized by Leaside’s Insideout Health and Fitness. insideoutstudio.ca/events-3/spring-action-2014 NORTHLEA BLOOD DONOR CLINIC, Wed., April 9, 2-8 p.m. at Northlea Public School, 305 Rumsey Rd. 1-888-2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) to book an appointment. LEASIDE LIBRARY, 165 McRae Dr., 416-396-3835. Adult and teen programming: [...]

March 2014 Calendar

This month at the library  Memories of Leaside Revisited: Share your memories of people and places in Leaside. Bring any photos, memorabilia, questions or stories. Guest speakers:  Karen Fraser, Fred King and John Naulls. Wed., March 19, 2-4 p.m. Layers of Leaside Exhibit: Encore presentation by the Leaside 100 committee. March 19-March 22 in the [...]

In our Hood

Brian Domelle, the Canadian Tire franchisee at 825 Eglinton East, retired Feb. 12 after 37 years as a dealer, the last 17 in the Leaside Centre at Laird and Eglinton. Taking over from Domelle is Stephen Grand, currently the Canadian Tire dealer for its store at Sheppard and McCowan in Scarborough. Many factors weighed into [...]

Calendar – February 2014

The Leaside/East York University Women’s Club, Thurs. Feb. 20, 7:30, Northlea United Church,125 Brentcliffe Rd. A facilitated discussion on financial literacy followed by refreshments. Saturday, February 22, 2014, at 9:a.m. Toronto Rehab Foundation’s 11th annual On Track To Cardiac Recovery Walk and Fundraiser, at Toronto Rehab’s Rumsey Centre, 347 Rumsey Rd. Includes an Education Expo, a KidZone, a [...]

Calendar – January 2014

Leaside Presbyterian Church, 670 Eglinton East, New Year’s Kid’s Club, for JK to grade 8 Thursday and Friday, Jan. 2-3, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. Youth Helpers in grade 9-up are welcomed for community service hours. Snacks and hot lunch provided. Music, stories, crafts and movies. $30/day or $40/both days per child or $50/day or $70/both [...]

Calendar – December 2013

NORTHLEA UNITED CHURCH, 125 Brentcliffe Rd., Christmas and Advent events: Sun. Dec .1, Metropolitan Silver Band, 10:30 a.m. Tues. Dec. 3, Taize service, 8 p.m. in the sanctuary, with repetitive simple songs, readings and time for silent meditation, Marc 416-899-7239. Wed. Dec. 4, Service of Memory and Hope, 7 p.m. Sun. Dec . 8, Carolling [...]

Calendar – November 2013

ST. CUTHBERT’S CHURCH, 1399 Bayview, fundraising dinner for Emily's House Children's Hospice, Gerrard East, Sat. Nov. 2, 6.30 p.m. Tickets $40. Guest speaker Rev. Vicki Burke, spiritual and bereaveament care leader. 416 485-0329. NORTHLEA UNITED CHURCH, 125 Brentcliffe, Toronto Anaphylaxis Education Group. Dr. Audrey Segal outlines the latest research on allergies. 7-9 p.m., Nominal attendance [...]

Calendar – October 2013

Deadline for November calendar submissions: October 10, 2013 FALL AWESOME SALE, Leaside United Church, Millwood and McRae, Friday Oct. 18, 3-7 and Saturday, Oct. 19, 10-noon. Bargains in 15 departments including furniture, clothing, books, home decor, treasures, jewellery, electronics, and baking. PA DAY KIDS’ CLUB, Leaside Presbyterian Church, 670 Eglinton East, Friday Oct. 11, 9-4, for [...]

Calendar – September 2013

Deadline for October calendar submissions: September 10, 2013 SOUTH LEASIDE MONDAY GROUP registration day Mon. Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m., Trace Manes Community Centre. For new moms, "veteran" moms and moms-to-be for coffee, socializing and speakers. Caregivers for children. NORTH LEASIDE WOMEN'S GROUP meets every Tuesday morning from 9:30-11 a.m. at Northlea United Church, 125 Brentcliffe [...]

Calendar – July 2013

Deadline for September calendar submissions: August 10, 2013 SUMMER KID'S CLUB, JK to grade 7, Leaside Presbyterian Church, 670 Eglinton East, Aug. 27-29, 9-4. Crafts, music, fun activities, snacks and lunch. $30/day, $75/3 days per child or $50/day, $125/3 days per family. Subsidies available. Volunteer hours available for youth. 416-422-0510. LEASIDE LIBRARY, 165 McRae Dr. Nordic Poling, [...]

Calendar – June 2013

Deadline for July calendar submissions: June 10, 2013 Bennington Heights Public School Annual Fun Fair, Fri., June 14, 3:30-7 p.m. BBQ, jumpy castles, games for all ages, popcorn, cotton candy…. All proceeds  toward purchasing technology for the school. Volunteers are needed; opportunity for student volunteer hours. rebecca_delic@yahoo.ca. Leaside Garden Society’s annual Magical Gardens of Leaside [...]

Calendar – May 2013

LEASIDE UNITED CHURCH Hymn Festival: From the Past Will Come the Future, celebrating 100 years of singing together as a worshipping community. Sun., May 5, 7:30 p.m., 822 Millwood Rd. Jane Pitfield, commentator. Choirs and musicians from Leaside Bible Chapel, Leaside Presbyterian, Leaside United, Northlea United, St. Anselm's, St. Augustine of Canterbury and St. Cuthbert's. [...]

Calendar – April 2013

Canadian Federation of University Women Leaside-East York, monthly meeting, Thurs. April 18, Northlea United Church, 125 Broadway, 7.30 p.m. Terry Fallis, author and winner of Canada Reads and  Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. Visitors and new members welcome.  www.leaside.org/cfuw North Leaside Women’s Group, Tues. at 9:30 a.m., Northlea United Church, 125 Brentcliffe.. Visitors welcome, free [...]

Calendar – March 2013

Deadline to submit listings for April; March 11 SECOND CUP, 1595 Bayview, free concert Friday night, March 1, by guitarist Phillip Brown. LEASIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 670 Eglinton East, March Break Kid’s Club Tuesday-Thursday March 12-4, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. for children JK-grade 7. Grade 8 youth and up appreciated as helpers. Music, crafts, baking, outside play and [...]

Calendar – February 2013

Deadline to submit listings for March; February 10 LEASIDE LIBRARY,165 McRae. Art Exhibit: Fridays, Community Room, Photography by Quin McColgan. Chess in the Library, Saturdays,12–1:30 p.m. For children, teens and adults. Drop in. Author Talk: Bianca Lakoseljac, author of Summer of the Dancing Bear, Mon. Feb. 4, 2-3 p.m. Drop in. Toddler Time, 19-35 months, Wednesdays Feb. [...]

January 2013 Calendar

Deadline to submit listings for February, January 10. LEASIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 670 Eglinton, New Year’s Kid’s Club, Wednesday Jan. 2 - Friday Jan. 4, 9–4. For JK-Grade 7 with youth in Grade 8 and up appreciated as helpers. Music, crafts, baking, outside play and more. Rev. Angela or Phyllis, 416-422-0510. $30/child per day or $75/child [...]

December Calendar

LEASIDE GIRL GUIDE annual bazaar, Leaside United Church in the gymnasium, Saturday, Dec. 1, 10-1.  Crafts, Christmas treats and fun items made by the girls and their leaders as well as a snack bar. CAROLLING IN THE PINES, Northlea United Church, a unique experience, Sunday, Dec. 9, 7-8 p.m., 125 Brentcliffe Rd. Accompaniment by Scarborough [...]

November 2012 Calendar

Leaside Community Canned Food Drive Six local churches are working together to collect canned goods from Leaside homes Saturday, Nov. 24, 9:30 to noon. The drive starts Saturday, Nov. 17 with distribution of flyers, 9:30 to noon. Volunteers, including high school students wanting volunteer hours, needed for both days. Meet at Leaside Presbyterian Church, Eglinton [...]