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LRT Hearing

If you get this newspaper before Jan. 31 you might consider attending an open house about the new plans for the LTR on Eglinton Ave. A complaint about the plans and the lack of time to respond made to MPP Kathleen Wynne led Metrolinx to schedule a new hearing, 7-9 p.m. at the Ontario Science Centre.

LPOA vice-president Carol Burtin Fripp says, “We urge you to attend, because this really will affect Leaside for years to come.”

Another end of January event, at the Fox and Fiddle, 190 Laird.

Leaside Unite has planned a community fundraiser there for Thursday, Jan, 31, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25, which gets you two drinks and music provided by Blue Nash.

Members of Leaside Unite and the Leaside Property Owners’ Association will be there to answer questions about the SmartCentre North proposal.

Tickets will be available at the door or events@leasideunite.com. PO Box 43582, Toronto, M4G 3B8

Leaside 100 Gala

Prices for the Leaside 100 birthday gala, Saturday, April 27, have been set at $2,500 for a corporate table for eight, $125 for the dinner and entertainment, $100 for seniors 60+, $25 for the dance party for those 19+. www.leaside100.ca

Leaside 100 has started receiving memorabilia. There’s room for more in the archival exhibit. curator.leaside100@gmail.com

Leaside Arena Fundraiser

Construction at the Leaside arena means the fourth annual Laugh Out Loud fundraiser for the expansion there will move to Fantasy Farms, 50 Pottery Rd.

So far the event has raised over $100,000.

For tickets for the appetizers, oyster bar, comedy show, silent auction and live band, Feb. 22 contact charlene@charlenekalia.com

Volunteers wanted 

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is looking for volunteers to help in their swim program Thursdays and Fridays, 12:45 to 3 pm. www.hollandbloorview.ca/volunteer