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Youth Dance

Promoting Peace, Love and Unity $20 entry Refreshments will be provided 611 st Clair Ave w. (enter through gate on Wynchwood Ave.)...

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Ward 21 News from Councilor Jo Mihevc

News and Events in Ward 21 Save the Date: Ward 21's Annual Environment Day As of this week spring is finally here, and you know what that means, Ward 21's Annual Environment Day is right around the corner. Save the date and join me at the Artscape W...

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St Clair West Station - Work

Main entrance escalator closed and overnight work As part of the Easier Access work at the main entrance at St Clair West Station, crews will be closing the “down” escalator in order to conduct structural support work for the street leve...

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Making St Clair Accessible- Project and Service Updates

TTC is preparing for the return of the streetcar service between St Clair West Station and St Clair Station on November 20, 2016.   This means that as of November 20, streetcars are scheduled to be restored across the entire St. Clair corri...

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Metro reports on huge mural at Yonge St

Huge mural by Phlegm going up on Toronto building this summer U.K.-based street artist known as Phlegm to create massive mural on the west side of 1 St. Clair W. By: Jessica Smith Cross Metro Published on Tue Mar 08 2016 A 12-storey building at Yo...

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National Post Looking for 'Where is Tony?'

Hello All, Was just talking with a reporter from the National Post (Jake Edmiston) who is looking to do a story about the 'Where's Tony' sign at Tony's Variety (across from the parkette at Northcliffe). Apparently the sign refers to an Antonio Elst...

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City of Toronto reminds residents to be cautious with raccoons

  The City of Toronto is reminding residents to keep a safe distance from raccoons after 10 cases of rabies in raccoons have been confirmed in Hamilton, the first cases in Ontario since 2005. Although no cases of rabies in raccoons have been r...

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Holiday Decorations Are Up!

The BIA's Holiday decorations are now up for everyone to see. As in the past, there is a beautiful tree at the Oakwood Parkette in front of the Collegiate. The new planters across the street have also been dressed up for the occassion. If you have...

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Parks, Forestry and Recreation launches Facilities Master Plan with online survey

The City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation division is looking for the public’s input to help develop a new Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan. The plan, Active Spaces-People Places, will guide facility planning for the...

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AGM 2016 Report

The BIA's Annual General Meeting was held last night at the Boom Breakfast Company restaurant. Chaired by Mike Major of the City of Toronto BIA Office the meeting covered a lot of ground and was over within 2 hours. City Concillor Cesar Palacio pro...

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Shop the Neighbourhood is this Weekend. Register Now!

The Yellow Pages Shop the Neighbourhood promotion is this Saturday, November 28. It is an excellent to get some visibility for your business and to promote your specials just in time for the holiday shopping season. If you would like to participate...

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City of Toronto getting ready for busy winter season

The City of Toronto is gearing up to deal with the impacts of winter – both on city streets and beneath them. The work includes managing snow and ice on city streets, and responding to the effects of cold weather on the City's watermains and wa...

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Snow clearing for seniors and people with disabilities in Toronto

If you are a senior or disabled resident of Toronto, the City will clear snow from the sidewalk in front of your home in those areas where the service is not provided by machine. The City of Toronto provides sidewalk snow clearing in most of Toronto...

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Adoption fees waived for black cats

Adoption fees waived for black cats at City of Toronto animal shelters in honour of Black Friday Starting today, the City of Toronto is holding a cat adoption blitz in honour of Black Friday. From Friday, November 20 to Sunday, November 29, resident...

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Toronto residents invited to TalkTransformation!

Toronto residents invited to TalkTransformation! event on reducing emissions from transportation The City of Toronto's TalkTransformation! event series continues on November 26 with a conversation focused on reducing emissions from transportation, t...

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City of Toronto to remove abandoned bikes from streets, sidewalks

The City of Toronto will be removing abandoned bicycles from city streets during the week of November 16 to 20 in advance of the winter season. Residents can assist with this cleanup by calling 311 to report any bike that appears abandoned in the pu...

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Need a Job? Want to Win a Metropass?

Out of school, Out of work & Need a Job? Start your job search this month with our FREE services and you’ll be entered in a draw to win a December Metropass* What we can do for you: One-on-one employment advising Get help with your r&...

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Rona the Ferret Nosing out the Action on St. Clair Ave West Fall 2015

Well, the condo market is heating up on St Clair West! No Frills is going to be overrun with shoppers with a new condo planned for the corner of Alberta and St Clair Ave W. Yes, I said Alberta! Word is that a 14 storey, step-back building is to be...

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City of Toronto working on a Tree Planting Strategy

The City of Toronto's Parks, Forestry and Recreation division, in consultation with Toronto Water, Transportation Services, City Planning and Economic Development and Culture, will develop a Tree Planting Strategy to inspire action to reach the City'...

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Time to change alarm batteries

Time to change smoke and carbon monoxide alarm batteries as daylight saving time ends November 1 Daylight saving time ends this weekend, when clocks are turned back an hour. Toronto Fire Services reminds residents that this annual change of clocks b...

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City of Toronto sees a spike in raccoons with canine distemper

Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) is a virus present in the raccoon population, but at low levels. Distemper cases in raccoons tend to spike in the fall. Raccoons with distemper may approach people, or curl up to sleep in open areas in close proximity to...

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City of Toronto opening 35 outdoor rinks this weekend

The City of Toronto is opening 35 outdoor rinks on Saturday, November 28, including Nathan Phillips Square, the covered rink and skating path at Greenwood Park, the 250-metre ice-skating trail at Colonel Samuel Smith Park and the landscaped skating p...

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Federal Election Results

Well the results are in. Here's how it looks for the MyStClair catchment area.   Toronto-St Pauls Liberal incumbent Dr Carolyn Bennet kept her seat winning over 55% of the vote.   Davenport In a riding with 6 candidates vying for a tr...

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Survey re: New Way to Resolve Parking Ticket Disputes

Survey for Torontonians to provide input on new way to resolve parking ticket disputes The City of Toronto is moving toward a new process to resolve parking ticket disputes that will remove the parking bylaw dispute process from the provincial court...

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Results Available Once Counting of Ballots is Completed

Gatineau, Friday, October 16, 2015 Preliminary results from the 42nd general election will be published on elections.ca as soon as they become available. The unofficial voter turnout results will also be displayed in real time throughout the night....

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City To Develop Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan

Please share with your networks October 16, 2015 Re. Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan Dear Stakeholder, The City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division is developing a new Facilities Master Plan that will guide facility pla...

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Mourning A Mentor

It was with sadness and surprise that I learned that Dick Watts had passed away on Thanksgiving morning. He was a community animator long before such a term existed. The kind of person that Jane Jacobs considered crucial to the vibrancy of a neighbo...

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Advance Poll Turnout Is Up

Estimate of Turnout at Advance Polls Now Available Chief Electoral Officer of Canada Marc Mayrand has released the estimated number of electors who voted on the four advance voting days in the federal general election now underway, from Friday, Octo...

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Dick Watts Has Passed Away

The Regal Heights Residents' Association received some sad news earlier this week. Dick Watts, who along with his wife Florence was the driving force of the association for more than 30 years, has died. Dick passed away on Thanksgiving morning at th...

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Star Reports on Regal Heights Street Art

Toronto neighbours take art to the street Regal Heights residents have launched a new wave in street art with a permanent mural on Springmount Ave. Article by: Bruce DeMara Entertainment, Published on Wed Oct 14 2015 Photo by: Nick Kozak / For the...

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Liberal Party Leader To Visit Davenport

Liberty Party Leader Justin Trudeau is scheduled to visit Davenport Riding on Tuesday October 13. He will be visiting with local candidate Julie Dzerowicz at the Caldense Bakery (337 Symington Avenue) at 11:45 am. This is a closed Liberal Party eve...

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Elections Canada: Voting by Mail Deadline

Deadline Approaches to Vote by Mail or at an Elections Canada Office Gatineau, Friday, October 9, 2015 Electors who are away from their electoral district during advance polls or on election day can vote by mail or in person at an Elections Canada...

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Toronto Council Highlights: Sep 30-Oct 2

Highlights of Toronto City Council meeting of September 30 and October 1 and 2, 2015 Council Highlights is an informal summary of decisions made by Toronto City Council. The City Clerk provides the formal documentation at http://www.toronto.ca/cou...

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Elections Canada: Advance Voting Begins Friday

Advance Voting Begins Friday Gatineau, Wednesday, October 7, 2015 For Immediate Release Advance voting for the 42nd federal general election begins on Friday, October 9 and continues Saturday, October 10, Sunday, October 11 and Monday, October 12....

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Oakwood Debate A Success

Last night saw a packed house at OakwoodCollegiate to watch our local Davenport candidates debate. Candidates included: Andrew Cash (Incumbent, NDP) Julie Dzerowicz (Liberal) Chai Kalevar (Independent) Dan Stein (Green Party) The event was...

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AGM Being Planned for Mid-November

Plans are underway for the next AGM and Wednesday November 18 is the date currently being considered. As there are still a lot of preparations to be made, including issuing notices to all members a full 21 business days before the meeting, there is...

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Elections Canada: Election Reminder Brochures are in the Mail

Election Reminder Brochures are in the Mail Gatineau, Friday, October 2, 2015 Elections Canada has mailed a reminder brochure to each household in Canada. The reminder brochure tells electors that, if they have not received a voter information ca...

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Elections Canada: Voter Information Cards Are in the Mail

Voter Information Cards Are in the Mail Registered electors should receive their card by October 1 Gatineau, Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Elections Canada is mailing a personalized voter information card to each registered elector. The card tells...

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G&M Article from Local Lawyer About Craft Beer

Don’t raise your pint of beer to Ontario’s liquor law just yet By Michael Hassell / Contributed to The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Sep. 23, 2015 4:15PM EDT Michael Hassell is a Toronto-based lawyer and business arbitrator, and o...

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Elections Canada: Voting Options

Canadians Have Several Voting Options Gatineau, Tuesday, September 8, 2015 For the federal election now underway, electors can choose the voting option that best suits their schedule. They can vote: on election day, on Monday, October 19 at adv...

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Revision to Lists of Electors Underway

Voters can register, check, or update their voter registration online Gatineau, Thursday, August 20, 2015 To vote, electors must be registered at their current address. Elections Canada has started revising the preliminary lists of electors. The...

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Registration for City of Toronto's fall and winter recreation programs begins September 12

Registration for fall and some winter City of Toronto community recreation programs begins at 7 a.m. on September 12 in Etobicoke/York, September 13 in Scarborough, September 17 in North York and September 16 in Toronto and East York districts. Resi...

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Elections Canada: 42nd Federal General Election Underway

42nd Federal General Election Underway GATINEAU, Sunday, August 2, 2015 The 42nd federal general election will be held on Monday, October 19, 2015. Elections Canada offices in each of the 338 federal electoral districts will begin offering servic...

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MyStClair To Cover Federal Election at the Local Level

MyStClair is providing federal election information for the 3 federal election districts (FEDs or Ridings) in the MyStClair catchment area: Toronto-St Pauls Davenport York South-Weston MyStClair Federal Election Section A section has been created...

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City Extends Pool Hours During Heat Wave

The City of Toronto's extended hours pool program is in effect again today. The following eight pools will be open until 11:45 p.m. tonight, weather permitting: • Alex Duff Memorial Pool, 779 Crawford St. • Alexandra Park Pool, 275 Bath...

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Regal Tender Program Suspended as of July 15

The Board of the Regal Heights Village BIA has suspended the Regal Tender program. This means the BIA will no longer redeem the certificates after July 15, 2015. BIA member businesses are asked to redeem any certificates they have as soon as possibl...

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Ontario Institute for Studies in Education is asking for assistance

The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (housed at U of T) is asking for help to advance their education study program. OISE's Infant and Child Development Labs are recruiting children from birth to 5 years of age. We use fun games,...

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Community Resource Space Available

Our church, in mid-town Toronto, wants to transform our sanctuary into an exciting community resource. As well as our 6,600 sq. ft. sanctuary, there is a multi-purpose hall and potential for additional space elsewhere in the building. We are lookin...

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Bird Found / Owner Sought

Some neighbours found a bird and brought it to the owner of the local business Knit-O-Matic, who is also the neighbourhood bird person. She wants us to spread the word so that hopefully the bird's owner will turn up. Here's what you need to know:...

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StreetART Toronto - Accepting applications

The City of Toronto invites local area artists to submit proposals to create art on City traffic signal boxes at various locations throughout Toronto. The goal of this project is to provide opportunities for artists to create works of art that contri...

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The Chip Truck - for your pet

The Chip Truck offers City of Toronto pet licences and a microchip for only $25 for cats and $35 for dogs. If your pet is already licensed and you just need a microchip, you can get your pet microchipped for only $10 (with proof of a current City of...

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Community Environment Days

Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose Do your part in creating a cleaner, greener and more liveable Toronto. Bring us your unused and unwanted household items and you will help to: Extend the life of a product by offering it to someone for reuse....

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Breakfast with the Mayor

This morning saw over 100 representatives of Toronto's BIAs gather in Chinatown to have a dim sum breakfast with the Mayor. John Tory took the opportunity to express his appreciation for the important role played by BIAs in the health of Toronto Cit...

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Ontario Legislature Display

"Our neighbourhood, St Clair/Davenport, has been honoured at the Ontario Legislature with a display about the Tollkeeper's Cottage and the lifestyle of the 1860's. It's there till July 10. Drop in to see it! It's near the front entr...

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Space for Rent

Space available reasonable rates. Hillcrest Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 2 Vaughan Rd. at Bathurst, 1 blk. south of St. Clair. 416-654-0311  Email [email protected]..

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Florence Watts of Regal Heights

She is soft-spoken and unassuming but with an inner strength radiating from her calm blue gaze. Florence Watts is a woman whose legacy is evident all over the Regal Heights community. Whether it’s the flowering Rosemount gardens, the flourishin...

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Ryerson and U of T Battle for Inaugural BIA Cup

The winner of a new basketball tournament between Ryerson and U of T will be presented with a trophy named in honour of the important contribution made by BIAs to Toronto's quality of life. Toronto: The mens' and womens' basketball teams of Toronto'...

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Oakwood Basketball Win Makes the Toronto Star

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G&M Reports on Local Lawyers Craft Beer Legal Challenge

Toronto entrepreneur to challenge Beer Store’s monopoly with lawsuit By Adrian MorrowThe Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 9:33AM EST The Beer Store’s private monopoly is facing another legal challenge, this time from an...

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Regal Heights BIA Helps Regal Road School Celebrate 100th Anniversary

Eleventh Hour Heroes Rescued Centenary Memento Initiative by Catherine Araujo The Regal Heights Village BIA held an emergency meeting, at the busiest time for retail, to make a decision which would affect over 500 local elementary school students....

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StopGap Founder Wins Access Award

A local resident asked that we draw attention to StopGap founder Luke Anderson's receipt of the 2014 Access Award; If you are interested in becoming involved in some way let us know or contact StopGap directly. Luke Anderson is an engineer, acces...

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Pssst. Got any cardoon?

A local resident has asked if we can help them find a local supplier of cardoon (aka cardone), an Italian vegetable that resembles celery. It is a special ingredient in a family dish and she is hoping to make some for the holiday. With luck she will...

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Regal Heights BIA Wins TABIA Award

Last night saw the Regal Heights Village BIA recognized at the TABIA* Awards for its commitment to Community Engagement. (*Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas) Pictured above, from left to right are: TABIA President John Wakulat R...

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Mayoral Candidates Meeting A Big Success (Video)

Last night saw the mayoral front-runners debate at Oakwood Collegiate. The debate, sponsored by the Regal Heights Village BIA and organized by the Regal Heights Residents' Association, the Northcliffe Residents' Association and the Davenport Neighbou...

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Toronto Sun reports on Regal Heights BIA Mayoral Debate

Candidate claims Doug Ford swore at him By Don Peat, City Hall Bureau Chief TORONTO - Mayoral candidate Ari Goldkind says Doug Ford swore at him after Thursday night’s debate. Goldkind had a few heated exchanges with Ford during the debate a...

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Toronto Observer reports on Regal Heights BIA Mayoral Debate

Mayoral candidate Ari Goldkind claims Doug Ford verbally abused him Goldkind says Ford swore at him when he went for handshake after heated debate By Arturo Chang | Posted: Oct 3 2014 12:40 pm Mayoral candidate Ari Goldkind said Doug Ford swore...

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CBC Report from Regal Heights BIA Mayoral Debate

Ari Goldkind spells out criticism of Doug Ford 'Ford — what does it stand for? Falsify. Overstate. Repeat. Deny,' quips contender By Sean Davidson, CBC News Posted: Oct 02, 2014 6:55 PM ET Last Updated: Oct 03, 2014 1:27 AM ET...

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Toronto Star Announces Mayoral Debate

LIVE: Toronto mayoral debate at 7 p.m. John Tory, Doug Ford and Olivia Chow are set to attend a mayoral debate at Oakwood Collegiate. Three residents groups —Regal Heights Residents’ Association, Northcliffe Village Residents’ Ass...

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Neighbourhood Portrait: Tony Merante

The following article about local celebrity Tony Merante, proprietor of De Soto's at 1079 SCW is by local artist, photographer and writer Peggy Lampotang for Living Toronto. Tony Merante is proud of the St. Clair Ave. West neighbourhood where he gre...

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Coming Soon to St Clair West? (video)

 Coming Soon to St Clair West? This 'Not In Service', low-floor streetcar was spotted on King Street, just west of Dufferin, on May 27th, 2014....

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MISSING: Help Find Kit Currie

Kit (Catherine) Currie has been missing since Friday 14th of August. She lives in the Dufferin Grove neighbourhood and was last seen on her bike at Queen and Bathurst in Toronto. Please help us find her. St Clair merchants and residents are encoura...

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GN21 Needs Your Help

The GN21 mapping group is updating the Ward 21 Green Map and needs your help! Do you have a vegetable garden in Ward 21? Are you retrofitting your home to be more green? Do you have an electric or hybrid car? Join a growing community trend and featu...

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Challenges Ahead for Elderly Persons in Ontario with HIV

Things have definitely taken a positive turn when it comes to treatment of persons with HIV in Ontario; the plethora of new anti-viral drugs has meant that HIV sufferers can now look forward to living into their 70s. However, although their life...

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Get Your Fresh Strawberries from WEFC

Get Your Strawberries While They Last! Order Today! Local Strawberries from Meadow Lynn Farms - **Orders Due by Tomorrow at 4pm!** Pick-up from the Co-op on Wednesday July 2nd between 3pm-8:30pm 1/2 flat (4 quarts) for $18 1 flat (8 quarts) for...

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Get Your Fresh Rhubarb From WEFC

Get Your Strawberries and Rhubarb While They Last! Order Today! Local Strawberries from Meadow Lynn Farms - **Orders Due by Tomorrow at 4pm!** Pick-up from the Co-op on Wednesday July 2nd between 3pm-8:30pm 1/2 flat (4 quarts) for $18 1 flat (8...

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Hope For Toronto's Addicts - New Schemes To Tackle Prescription Drug Addiction

Recently released news that members of the New York Police Department are to carry emergency antidote kits for heroin overdose has led Canadian advocates to eagerly suggest importing the scheme to Toronto. The New York officers wi...

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Local Novelist's Book Available at Stella's

Hello neighbourhood friends, Hope you're enjoying the beginning of summer. Just want to let you know that my novel, The Coral Heart is available at Stella's Lunchbox café on Lauder just south of St. Clair, and I'm there on Wednesdays from 10...

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Win $500 in Spirit of World Cup Contest

Regal Heights Village Businesses invite you to participate in "Spirit of World Cup" contest to promote "Shop Local" and to promote local area businesses. You can win $500 and many small prizes. You can participate by completing the contest ballot an...

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ENGLISH SITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

PLEASE VISIT THE HUNGARIAN LANGUAGE VERSION OF THIS SITE. http://www.hccc.org/ ...

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volunteer at EcoFair at the Barns

EcoFair at the Barns - NOW is your chance to volunteer to be on the Organizing Committee! We are starting to plan for another exciting and successful EcoFair! Right now we are looking for leadership volunteers to to get involved with planning, which...

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Delay to Road Permit Parking Changeover in Toronto

Delay to Road Permit Parking Changeover in Toronto Residents who have on-street parking permits are being asked to delay parking their vehicles on the other side of the street until Tuesday April 15. Traditionally, on-street parking takes place...

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100 in 1 Day Festival June 7 & Workshops across Toronto

100 in 1 Day Festival June 7 & Workshops across Toronto What if hundreds of people united, each putting in place the changes they wish to see in their city, all on the same day? On June 7, for the first time-ever, Toronto will host 100 in 1 Day...

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Easter greetings

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Food Truck Issue Update

Good Morning, As I’m sure most of you have heard by now, after three grueling days on the council floor and hours of questions of staff, pontification’s of councillors and numerous motions the Food Truck by-law was finally at just before...

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General Information Meeting, Apr 6, 2014, St Elizabeth of Hungary RCC

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WARD 21 Residents Research and Design Green Map

WARD 21 Residents Research and Design Green Map Toronto residents design a Green Map of Ward 21 to showcase their neighbourhood’s environmentally friendly homes, businesses, and infrastructure.    Toronto’s Ward 21 is home to...

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Food Vending/Food Truck Report‏

  A Letter from TABIA Chair John Kiru;   Hi folks, as you know the Food Vending/Food Truck debate has been going on for some years and it looks like finally staff have prepared for presentation to committee and subsequently council a B...

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Hoax Email re: BIA Tax Return

We have received an alert from a BIA that received an email about their BIA Tax Return. BIAs do not file the traditional tax return and this is a hoax.   Please do not open the email as some may contain a virus   Canada Revenue has anno...

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Free Space Available for Community Use at Skills for Change

Free Space Available for Community Use at Skills for Change Skills for Change, an immigrant and employment services organization located at 791 St. Clair W., are offering space, free of charge, for community group use. The space can hold up to 50 pe...

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Humewood Community School is turning 100

Humewood Community School is turning 100 in 2014, and they are planning a centenary celebration for the fall. The school is looking for alumni - both from the current and the old building - who can tell them more about life as a student at their...

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Looking for teenage tutors!

The Teenage Tutors is looking for Tutors in Ward 21 The Teenage Tutors employs high school students to provide homework help to primary and middle school students in the Beaches area of Toronto.They are looking to expand outside of the Beaches nei...

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Transition Toronto is seeking volunteers

Transition Toronto is seeking volunteers Transition Toronto is launching the “Treemobile” project! For a low cost, participants will receive a tree to plant in their yard – this effort will go far to repair the tree canopy, produce...

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Wanted! Repair Café is looking for fixers!

We’re Looking for Fixers   A volunteer who is skilled at repairing household items. Hobbyists, Retirees and  Professionals  are  needed  and welcome! Saturday, March 8th - 10 am - 2 pm Skills for Change - 791 St....

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Transition Toronto is seeking volunteers!

Transition Toronto is seeking volunteers! Transition Toronto is launching the “Treemobile” project! For a low cost, participants will receive a tree to plant in their yard – this effort will go far to repair the tree canopy, produc...

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aluCine is looking for volunteers

CALL FOR VOLNTEERS aluCine is looking for volunteers, specially for folks interested in gaining experience at art galleries.  We need support installing the art work (Art Installation Assistant) and hosting the gallery space (Gallery...

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Development Updates

For development questions including Committee of Adjustment, contact Anthony Schein in my City Hall office at [email protected] or 416.392.0208.  836 St Clair Ave West The Community Consultation meeting held on Thursday, January 6 regarding...

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Wychwood Library Closed due to flood

Branch closed due to flooding on January 8th and will reopen in mid February 2014. Telephone service is currently unavailable. Items that were on the Hold shelf at Wychwood on January 8th are available to be picked up at Deer Park until January 29th...

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Dufferin/St Clair Bears Nursery has spots available now!

For children 2 1/2 to 6 , morning, afternoon and extended programs. Bussing available from Regal Road School! 416-653-6233 www.thebears.ca...

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Cedarvale Water Play Feature and Park Updates

  Several years ago a water play feature was proposed for Cedarvale Park. A process of meetings and discussion about possible projects for Cedarvale Park ensued over the next years which culminated in a survey where extensive feedback on the wa...

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Wychwood Open Door is looking for volunteers

Wychwood Open Door, a day-time drop-in centre, serves homeless and socially isolated people in Toronto's midtown St. Clair West community.  You can assist by either helping out with food preparation, doing one-on-one literacy coaching, programmi...

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The Stop's Yes In My Back Yard (YIMBY) program

Yes in My Back Yard (YIMBY) Would you like to grow your own food, but don’t have space to garden? Do you have a backyard that you would like to put to use? The Stop’s Yes In My Back Yard (YIMBY) program connects people who wou...

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HCCC 2013 Election Report

HCCC 2013 Election Report As required in the HCCC by-law the election of the Board of Directors and the Auditors took place on Nov. 24, 2013 at the Lithuanian House on Bloor St. Toronto. At the start of the meeting there were 187 members present inc...

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Request for donation

To Our Community Members,   The Bears Nursery School is a non-profit organization hosting their annual Auction and Snowflake Party fundraiser on December 14th.  At this event, our students and teachers prepare a performance for their fam...

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Church pageant rehearsals

  Rehearsals start Nov. 24 for the Christmas pageant at St. Matthew's Church, 729 St. Clair Ave. W.  All children welcome. For more information, [email protected]...

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EcoFair at the Barns a huge success!

2013 EcoFair at the Barns a huge success! Green Neighbours 21 would like to thank everyone who came out to the 2013 EcoFair at the Barns! We had approximately 800 people come out to celebrate all the great eco programs, products and services that th...

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Rona the Ferret Nosing out the Action on St. Clair Ave West Fall 2013

Quick Update! My numerous fans have been clamouring for the real scoop on ‘The Homes of St Clair West”! Thanks , Linda! I got it! Urbancorp.com actually mailed me a real fancy brochure with an aerial photo of St Clair West around the J...

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Rona the Ferret Nosing out the Action on St. Clair Ave West Fall 2013

I’m Back! Aren’t ya glad? Your favourite little rodent is here to let you in on all of the happenings on St Clair! So, first there was the 100 year Centenary Celebrations that actually got three BIAs and the Wychwood Barns Volunteer Co...

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Call for Submissions: Holiday Art Market

  Artscape is now accepting submissions from visual artists, craftspeople and designer/makers who wish to participate in the Holiday Art Market at Artscape Wychwood Barns on December 8, 2013. The Holiday Art Market will feature...

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Green Community Mapping Initiative

Green Neighbours 21 needs residents in Ward 21 to help with a new green community mapping initiative! Do you have solar panels, geothermal installations or other green features in your home that you'd like to celebrate? Did you participate in the...

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Volunteers Needed at the Multicultural History Society of Ontario‏

The Multicultural History Society of Ontario is looking for volunteers to help transcribe and translate some oral history interviews from Hungarian to English. Anyone interested in volunteering please contact:   Sarah Warner Outreach Coo...

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Collection of flood damaged materials

Good afternoon everyone,   Attached, for your information, is information on garbage collection of flood damaged materials which is taking place on Saturday, July 13th. I would appreciate if you could please share this information with family...

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The closing of Bove Aesthetics

Dear friends and loyal customers, We are pleased to announce that we have sold our location on St. Clair and will be closing Bove Aesthetics Limited effective July 20th, 2013! The new owners, ChocoSolTraders, officially take over the space on July...

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Music in the Barns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 25, 2013 Music in the Barns wraps powerful season with innovative concert of rarely-heard repertoire August 1 performance brings special not-to-be-missed musical guests to Toronto TORONTO — Music in the Barns Chambe...

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Are you concerned about climate change?

Are you concerned about climate change? Want to do something about it? Here’s a great opportunity. Parliament’s done for the summer and MP’s are back in their ridings. It’s the perfect time for some local lobbying,...

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Business Property Tax Petition

This petition supports all commercial properties within Ontario Support Ontario Commercial Property and business owners, sign our petition. This plea is to both business owners and residents who support their local merchants. “Inasmuch...

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Looking for the talented kids/teenagers

Dear Regal Heights Residents,   Are you a young talent? Or do you know of local talent that would like to perform at the Regal Heights Street Party during the afternoon? We are still looking for the talented kids/teenagers that may want to si...

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Regal Heights Street Party volunteers needed

Hello Neighbours!   We are already into June so that means the Regal Heights Street Party is only weeks away! Clear your calendar and plan to join the fun on June 22nd from 1-11 p.m.  As always, there will be games and movies for young an...

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Green Community Mapping Project

Green Neighbours 21 needs residents in Ward 21 to help with a new green community mapping initiative! Do you have solar panels, geothermal installations or other green features in your home that you'd like to celebrate? Let us know, and we may featu...

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Oakwood Village Arts Festival – Call for Volunteers!

You are invited the Oakwood Village Arts Festival. A showcase of the talented artistic community and highlighting the positive aspects of our wonderful neighbourhood.  Celebrate creativity, culture and community in Oakwood Village at the third a...

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ARTSCAPE WYCHWOOD BARNS HOSTS A SERIES OF FREE WEEKEND MARKETS FEATURING FINE ART & CRAFT, OPEN STUD

  ARTSCAPE WYCHWOOD BARNS HOSTS A SERIES OF FREE WEEKEND MARKETS FEATURING FINE ART & CRAFT, OPEN STUDIOS New season of Barns Art Market kicks off Saturday, May 25 TORONTO – Artscape announces a new season of the Barns Art...

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13 Div BBQ and Awards Ceremony

Hello my beloved people. First I want to thank God for blessing us with a beautiful day yesterday, for PCP and 13 Div BBQ and Awards Ceremony. Thanks to PC Paul Cocoluizzi and PC Linda Campbell for such tasty BBQ. You guys were superb. To Isbabel,...

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St. Clair West Services for Seniors

ENHANCED CENTRE SERVICES     Recently, St. Clair West Services  for Seniors  (SCWSS)  received additional Toronto Central Local Health  Integration Network  (LHIN)  funding  to  establish an enhanced...

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We want to hear from you! Deadline: May 14 2013

Dear Local Businesses,   Thanks to those of you who were able to make yesterday evening's event. For those of you who could not attend there is still a chance to provide your input into our submission into the Ministry of Labour's consultation...

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USB memory Stick found

FOUND: a USB flash drive on St. Clair West. It contains lots of photos of a couple and their family. WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 2013   CONTACT: [email protected]..

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Seeing with new eyes: the hidden landscapes of St. Clair West

The photo essay entitled  Seeing with new eyes: the hidden landscapes of St. Clair West by John Gross is now available at Ecoexistence, 766 St. Clair West.   Shown as large-scale fine art prints at the Side Space Gallery in 2010, the im...

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Hidden Landscapes of St Clair West

I am writing to announce the publication of a photo essay entitled Seeing with new eyes: the hidden landscapes of St. Clair West.  Shown as large-scale fine art prints at the Side Space Gallery in 2010, the images along with an introductory essa...

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Repair Cafe

The first Repair Cafe in Toronto will be happening at Skills for Change.   At the moment, we are looking for volunteers to help fix things.  www.repaircafetoronto.ca...

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Fort York 2014

Article By Anthony Torok about Fort York...

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EGY ÚJABB HÁZ VÁSÁRLÁSI GONDJAI II

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cognizance: on human nature

… in an examination of human nature one cannot ignore … obedience … and blood lust … the one promotes social behavior … the other satisfies an appetite for protein … together they make armies possible &hellip...

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GENERAL INFORMATION MEETING -April 7

Please be advised that the Hungarian Canadian Cultural Centre General Information Meeting will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Danube Swabien Club, 1680 Ellesmere Road. (at McCowan Road on Hyw 401 East) Membershi...

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Hungarian Homeland Defenses

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Feeling Congested ?

The City of Toronto recently held four public consultations regarding transportation planning in the city.   The plan could have an important impact on public transit and traffic congestion.   Go to www.feelingcongested.ca t...

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boutiqueMonique Vintage & More featured in Toronto Star, Thurs Feb 7, 2013

Congratulations to boutiqueMonique, Vintage & More, one of Regal Heights Village BIA's newest stores, on being featured in the Toronto Star,Thursday,  Feb 7, 2013! Monique Nanton, a local resident, needed to find room for her vintage...

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Thank you & Goodbye - Foresthill Photos Store Closing

Hello Everybody,   The time has come for me to say goodbye and close the doors of Foresthill Photos / Motophoto as I must return to India to attend to personal matters. It is an abrupt end but I have no alternatives at this time. I hope to ret...

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CBC'S DRAGONS' DEN 2013 AUDITION TOUR HITS THE ROAD!

Beginning in January 2013, DRAGONS’ DEN producers will hit the road for an audition tour, with more than 40 stops in various Canadian cities. Open auditions are coming to Toronto on, Saturday, January 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.at t...

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The St Clair Christmas Sleigh Ride -Cancelled

We regret to announce that The St Clair Christmas Sleigh Ride event originally scheduled for December 8th, 2012 will now be canceled due to permitting issues with Toronto City Hall. We would like to sincerely thank the business community around...

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- Are we ready for interruptions to business operations?

Hurricane Sandy, Tornadoes, Roof Collapses, Blackouts - Are we ready for interruptions to business operations? The TABIA and OBIAA have requested that this survey be taken by as many BIA members as possible.     &n...

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Toronto Public Health Scam‏

Urgent ! A scam targeting businesses in the GTA has been reported by Roncesvalles BIA. There is someone posing as the 'Toronto Public Health Department' phoning businesses and telling them that the business is obligated to buy  a first aid ki...

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Changes to Holiday Shopping Regulations

On October 16, 2012, in Committee Room 1, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, at 1:30 p.m., or as soon as possible after, the City of Toronto Economic Development Committee will consider a report recommending changes to the Holiday Shopping Reg...

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Rona The Ferret Nosing out the Action on St. Clair Ave West Sept 2012

Updates to Gossip and Other Smarmy Stuff Well, just an addition to my musings of a week or so ago. First, thanks for the scratch behind the ears, R! Makes this little ferret hum! And, also for the info about the work on the parkette at Northcliff...

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Community "Call-Box"

Community "Call-Box" - A community "outreach" initiative starting today in the Oakwood / Vaughan area - A Command Post will act as a mini-station (call-box) for community members to come & meet D13 Officers to discuss their issues - this initiati...

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REGISTRATION to the ARANY JANOS WEEKEND HUNGARIAN SCHOOL

ARANY JÁNOS WEEKEND HUNGARIAN SCHOOL St. Thomas Aquinas 636 Glenholme Avenue, Toronto, M6E 3G9 Hungarian literature, history, geography, music and dance teaching Saturdays 9:30-12:00. Kindergarten from age four. Serving Hungarian cu...

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Rona The Ferret Nosing out the Action on St. Clair Ave West Sept 2012

Vintage, Books, Gossip and Other Smarmy Stuff I’m back!!! And I’m in love with the fact TWO Vintage clothing stores and a book store and several bakeries just opened, all within walking distance of Oakwood Ave. Maybe that will give tha...

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Stephen I of Hungary - Remembrance August 20

He was born as Vajk in the town of Esztergom. His father was Grand Prince Géza of Hungary; his mother was Sarolt, daughter of Gyula of Transylvania a Hungarian nobleman who had been baptized in Greece. Though Sarolt was baptized into the Ortho...

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Lost Parrot

Lost - Phoenix - a female white-capped parrot, near St. Clair and Winona. Please don't try and catch her, she might bite.   If you see it send us an email at [email protected]..

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Looking for a Home in Regal Heights

We are a family of four, one doctor and one CBC journalist, no pets, no smokers, and are looking for a house or apartment to rent for September 1st. We have lived in this neighbourhood for five years (2 on Regal Rd and 3 on Rosemount) and we would l...

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Local Fencing Club featured in Globe & Mail

Do you have the legs to fight en garde? by Trish MacAlaster, The Globe and Mail Want to be an Olympian? My Summer Games is a column that chases glory at the rec level. Having been a competitive athlete throughout university, I’ve long b...

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Artscape Profiles… the Wychwood Barns Community Association

When most people think of Artscape, they picture Artscape Wychwood Barns: the former streetcar repair facility turned award-winning cultural hub near St. Clair Avenue West and Christie Street. Much of the public programming enjoyed at the Barns is th...

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HGTV/Cineflix -- Casting Call for New Moving TV Show‏

Good afternoon!   My name is Lindsey Neely and I'm a casting producer for a new TV show and I wanted to reach out and see if you or any of your members might be interested in being featured in a brand new HGTV show that's all about moving day....

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Police request assistance

Toronto Police Service News Release Police request assistance with personal injury collision, Ossington Avenue/Davenport Road Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 8:21 AM 14 Division 416-808-1900 On Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 8:32 p.m., police...

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City Council consults public on holiday shopping regulations

News Release June 12, 2012 City Council consults public on holiday shopping regulations The City of Toronto is asking residents to provide the City with feedback on the current Holiday Shopping By-law by taking part in an online survey and public...

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Happy Mother's Day !

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Happy Easter !

For a little taste of the Hungarian Easter check the following link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX0bj36niUk...

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Congratulations Foglie, Top Ten Florists in Toronto!

Congratulations to My St.Clair's own, Foglie, one of the top 10 Florists in Toronto. http://www.blogto.com/toronto/the_best_florists_in_toronto/ Be sure to refresh your memory regarding shopping hours from the Foglie listing: http://www.mystclair.c...

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Commercial Facade Improvement Program for BIAs – Funding assistance to improve your storefront!

The City offers grants to eligible commercial property owners for the improvements to commercial building façades. This could include replacing or repairing windows, doors, lighting, awnings, brickwork, signage, or making building entrances wh...

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Underground Streetcar for St Clair

With all the recent discussion about streetcars, subways and Transit City we thought it would be interesting to resurrect an email sent to us by a local resident back in 2003 proposing that the St Clair streetcar be put underground. Let us know what...

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Winterlicious On St Clair

The 10th running of Winterlicious will go from January 27 to February 9th. There are a few restataurants in the St Clair time zone that are participating. You can see them here. For more information of Winterlicious click here....

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Béla Bartók from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

A Special Offer from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to the Hungarian Community   Hungarian composer Béla Bartók’s THE MIRACULOUS MANDARIN!   Visit tso.ca/weboffers or call 416-598-3375   Promotional Code: H...

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RHRA Carol Sing Photos Are Up

The  Annual Carol Sing pictures of December 16th, 2011 are now on the Regal Heights web site. www.regalheights.ca Relive a happy evening in the neighbourhood. The photographer was Cathy Araujo and our web master is Art Dacks Thank you everyo...

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Village Shopping Spree Winner Announced!

A delighted Mrs. Carolyn Brown, the random-draw winner of our BIA shopping spree, recently collected her prize – $500 to spend locally just in time for the holidays.  As a Forest Hill resident since 1997, she has fond memories of the area...

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Police request assistance with shooting investigation

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public's assistance with a shooting investigation.  On Thursday the 5th of January 2012 at 4:21 am, police responded to a radio call on St Clair Avenue West for a man bleeding. Officers located a man...

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Local BIAs win big at TABIA awards

This piece in the Town Crier lists our BIA win for the Montclair Parkette redesign at the TABIA awards.  http://www.mytowncrier.ca/local-bias-win-big-at-tabia-awards.html...

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Police Alert: Lost Medication

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a quantity of lost medication. It is reported that on Friday, January 6, 2012, at 8 a.m., a container of methadone was lost in the Dufferin Street/St. Clair Avenue West area The liqu...

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About the Earlscourt History Walk

This coming year I hope to complete the much-promised walking tour of the Earlscourt area.  I've been delayed by so many distractions and work. Once it's complete, I will post it on the website. Folks who joined me on the walk to the site of th...

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Founder of World Class Bakers Passes On

It is with sadness that we approach the festive season this year as it will be without a key figure in the community of St Clair. John Mpampas, Lisa's partner at World Class Bakers, passed on this week. I can't say that I knew John well but I believ...

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Hungarian House Moved

The Hungarian Canadian Cultural Centre has been sold in December 2011.  We were happy to be part of your community for more than thirty years. For current updates and the HCCC's temporary office location find us on www.hccc....

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Bazooka, Royal Air Force engine turn up in junk-filled garage

Published On Sun Dec 11 2011 By Vit Wagner Staff Reporter / Toronto Star Jeff Ribeiro did not buy the old brick garage at the corner of Rogers and Old Weston Rds. for what was inside. Nor could he possibly imagine what awaited him when he first ent...

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The Ultimate Password

The Bank of Montreal was running a recent PASSWORD AUDIT and it was found that Stevie O'Toole was using the following password: MickeyDonaldMinnieGoofyDaffyBugsElmerPlutoOttawa When Stevie was asked why he had such a long password: he replied ''La...

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Attention Business Owners: New Accessibility Standards in effect January 2012

By January 1st, 2012, The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”) will become law in Ontario.  http://www.aoda.ca/ All Forest Hill Village BIA businesses are required by law to comply with this Act. If your...

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Roundtable – Membership Meeting December 14th

Please note, the Roundtable – Membership Meeting planned for December 14th is cancelled due to ongoing moving activities.  The Executives....

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HUNGARIAN HOUSE - FINANCIAL REPORT November, 2011

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Regal Heights, A Bird's Eyeview

Community Artist Alex Moyle puts the finishing touches to his latest installation on Rosemount Ave in Regal Heights, a bird house with a difference ... like solar panels and periscopes. The project was sponsored by the Regal Heights Residents' Assoc...

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cognizance: tit for tat

they say the power of the corporation stems from a common law ruling that equated it with a human individual ... that being the case maybe it is time that individuals received the same rights and abilities as corporations ... especially in relation t...

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Navigating the Pitfalls of Private Sales (Selling Your Home Privately)

Below is an excert from Jeffrey Cowan (principal of Cowan Law) Q: I have been attempting to sell my house privately and had an offer on the property that was conditional on the purchaser obtaining financing. She had seven days to waive (agree to) t...

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Forest Hill Village BIA wins award for Montclair Parkette Redesign

The Forest Hill Village BIA was recognized this week for our collaborative work redesigning the Montclair Parkette with our partner the City of Toronto, and with Kearns Mancini Architects. Presented by the Toronto Association of Business Improvement...

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cognizance: a glossary

... a few terms that have come to mind ... for your consideration ...   ... facebook is "lemmingware" ...   ... double double is a "cafe canadiano" ...   ... more to come as they come to mind ......

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Hardy's hardly worth it

Hardy's hardly worth it By Alan A. Vernon September 15, 2011   It's one hour into dinner service at Hardy's Hogtown Brasserie and the waitress informs famished diners that, "It's been so busy, we are out of everything except burgers and pulled...

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Rona The Ferret

Rumours, Gossip and Other Smarmy Stuff   So, there are more rumours about the condos on St Clair. All centred around Winona Dr. One 14 (?) storey condo where the Hungarian House was, with the little church behind bought and maybe severa...

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NOW Magazine: Pizza e Pazzi - Review (NNNN)

Pazzi’s no pizza patsy Flavours are bold and the price is right at nervy pizza spot By Steven Davey PIZZA E PAZZI Complete dinners for $35 per person (lunches $25), including tax, tip and a glass of vino. Average pizza $18. Open Su...

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A Tribute to Jack Layton

I would like to convey my sadness at having heard on Monday morning that Jack Layton passed away. I remember seeing a clip of him on CBC, walking with his supporters down the streets of Montreal during the last federal election. He seemed so dignifie...

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Report of the Hungarian Canadian Cultural Centre

   From every aspect our three day ‘Hungarian Days Festival’ was a huge success.  Due to the load of work to be done, there was no traditional vacation period for the Board of Directors; correcting the accounting database...

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Too much Paperwork!

Regal Heights Village BIA Flower Baskets, Banners, Pedestrian and Seasonal Lighting This has been the summer of paperwork for the Regal Heights Village BIA. Due to new permit application requirements by both Toronto Hydro and a separate affiliate,...

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Celebrate Toronto

Toronto's favourite foodie event starts today, followed by a whole summer of sensational sounds and delicious culinary treats at the Nathan Phillips Square and Mel Lastman Square concert series.   SUMMERLICIOUS KICKS OFF TODAY! SUMMERLICIOUSP...

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New Businesses - 2011

Here are some of the new businesses that have opened in Regal Heights this year Commese, - ladies plus size fashion PopTrap - silk screened T-shirts Baked on Lauder – bakery Tickle Me Ink – tattoos Santo – Columbian Restaurant...

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Montclair Parkette Improvements Underway

The first phase of Forest Hill Village improvements have begun with Montclair Parkette. This small park acts as the southern gateway into the Village and as such deserves special attention and status. The Forest Hill Village BIA with guidance from...

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The New Kid Down the Block

Summer has begun and everyone is taking advantage of the available patios in the Village. Dining at the Southside and What A Bagel, sipping coffee while watching the world go by at Starbucks and Second Cup. Soon there will be a new kid down the blo...

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Looking into the Future

With a rich past, the businesses and residences of Forest Hill are not only proud of their village, and the “small town” feeling that differentiates it, but are continuously working to ensure that future enhancements keep the integrity of...

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The shame of St. Clair

By Don Peat ,City Hall Bureau, Toronto Sun First posted: Sunday, June 26, 2011 6:20:33 EDT PM Councillor Cesar Palacio calls it the shame of St. Clair. After suffering through the St. Clair streetcar right-of-way construction, Palacio’s ward...

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The Hillcrest Village BIA presents the 7th annual SALSA ON ST. CLAIR Street Festival

Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival 2011 The Hillcrest Village BIA presents the 7th annual SALSA ON ST. CLAIR Street Festival Saturday, July 9th and Sunday, July 10th   Dear Neighbours: We are pleased to announce that after six successful ye...

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Barenaked Ladies Perform In Forest Hill at Serve!Stock 2011

Founding artists, the Barenaked Ladies, returned to the serve!stock stage last night for another unforgettable performance in support of Serve! The Ladies joined Canadian musicians Royal Wood, Sarah Slean and Ash Koley to transform a private Forest H...

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Arlington Lawn Sale

Arlington Lawn Sale!! Where: 333 & 335 Arlington Avenue When: Saturday June 18th Time: 9am - 2pm...

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Rona the Ferret -Nosing out the Action on St. Clair Ave West

Yea! The first summer with no construction on St Clair! And we have the Ford Nation running the City into the ground! Oops, not supposed to say that yet, maybe after the first complete year. We may have new graffiti regulations coming (business own...

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BEST GELATO in Toronto - #2 La Paloma!

TOP 10 BEST GELATO IN TORONTO (BlogTO) The best gelato in Toronto is sold by people who have to make hay while the sun literally shines. There are few food businesses more dependent on the weather, and with high summer lasting barely two months in t...

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cognizance: mating with sparrows ...

this weekend saw me mating with sparrows ... that is to say i found myself in the midst of their dating ritual ... 2 or 3 of them were running an obstacle course ... they had to fly and land on a certain perch, churp, then move on to the next obstacl...

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Elections Canada Says Thanks to RHV BIA

As the Community Relations Officer for the electoral district of Davenport, I am writing to express my sincere thanks that Regal Heights Village BIA participated in our voter outreach efforts. Voter turnout in Davenport jumped from 53 per cent in 20...

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My Neighbour Campaign Goes to the Public for Decision Making

TABIA is proud to announce that the "My Neighbour" Shop Local Campaign has once again blown the boundaries with some of the best ever captions for your neighbour's businesses and how they impact your neighbourhoods. The results were so impressive we...

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St Clair BIA Potluck Being Planned

MyStClair is planning to host a potluck for all the St Clair BIA Board Members - actually all BIA members (actually we won't turn anyone away that wants to drop by). The date is tentaively set for Thursday May 12th at 6:00pm but as it is tentative t...

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EUCHRE CLUB

A weekly Euchre Club has started at 879 St Clair Ave West near Oakwood Drive. We play every Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. and runs till about 9 p.m. We rent space from a storefront church in a bright, clean, and pleasant  basement. Our group...

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Yonge Street Media Opportunity‏

I'm the development editor at Yonge Street Media, a weekly publication that covers development of all sorts across the GTA, and I'd like your help.  A big part of what I write about are business openings, expansions and renovations, and there a...

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TABIA AGM - Moving Forward

You are invited to join the BIAs of Toronto @   the TABIA Annual General Meeting,    being held:    Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 from 6 pm to 10 pm.    Venue: Corus Entertainment Complex    The so...

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City envisions Main Street-style for Stockyards community

The April issue of the York Guardian had the news that the Stockyards area of St Clair Ave West between Gunns Rd and Jane St has been approved for re-development within the Avenue Study Guidelines. The article by Tamara Shephard speaks abo...

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Lawsuit targets St. Clair streetcar route

'In building the controversial St. Clair Ave. W. right-of-way, Toronto was secretly following a policy of “blockbusting,” or gentrification, that would harm existing businesses, claims a $100 million lawsuit against the City of Toronto'...

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cognizance: keep it short

you gotta boil off a lot of sap to get syrup ... an old saying I just made up ... a bit like that old chestnut attributed to just about everybody, at least all the greats ... Mark Twain, Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde ... sorry this letter is so l...

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Needed - Wooden Wine Barrels for Regal Heights Street Planters

From the RHRA Street Beautification Committee Needed! Two or three wooden wine barrels for Regal Heights street planters. If you are someone who is no longer making wine and wants to get rid of the barrels, or who just wants to help us out; Pleas...

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We need more translators!

In order to provide better communications we need volunteer translators, both English to Hungarian and Hungarian to English. With more people taking on the task we can share the work load and get things done faster. If you are interested in helping...

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THE NEW ATLAS ONE

We are a neighborhood restaurant & lounge, nestled in the popular Hillcrest Village area along St. Clair Avenue West. Atlas One is always proud to serve you fresh, simple and delicious foods. Served in a comfortable home-like setting... w...

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King's speech echoed on St. Clair Avenue

  Excitement about the Oscar prospects of the movie “The King’s Speech” may remind older residents of Earlscourt of May 1939.  King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited Toronto on May 22, and entire streets and districts...

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cognizance: things

things just are the way they are ... until we change them ... or until they are changed ... or until they just change ... hmmm, I don't know ... hard to determine ......

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RHV BIA Board Meeting

    The Regular Board Meeting will be held at 6:30 PM Thurs Feb 17, 2011 at Vivid Pizzeria , 1067 St Clair Ave W.   The agenda will be focused on Preparations for the Annual General Meeting.      ...

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One year later, St. Clair tries to get by

If there’s a stretch of St. Clair West that shows the damage done to the street by years of streetcar construction, it’s the three blocks where the street dips in a shallow valley between Oakwood Avenue and Winona Drive. Six years of agon...

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Computer Classes

Hello Everyone, The First Portuguese Canadian Cultural Centre is starting a computer classes on Mondays and Wednesdays nights from 7pm-9pm.  To register for classes please contact 416-531-9971 or come to our centre at 60 Caledonia Rd....

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Hume: Thanks to streetcar, St. Clair is better than ever

By Christopher Hume Urban Issues, Architecture Toronto Star Once it was just the name of a street, now St. Clair is shorthand for municipal failure. The words are invoked, without need of explanation, whenever the talk gets around to transit and th...

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MyStClair to Cover 2011 Ontario Provincial Election

It's been decided that MyStClair.com will inlude coverage of the 2011 Ontario Provincial Election to be held on October 6, 2011. We have created a special section that will include all the relevant listings as well as events and articles. We do not...

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Day computer Classes

Hello everyone, The First Portuguese has Computer Classes during the Day on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30am to 11:30am at 60 Caledonia Rd.  To register please contact 416-531-9971. Please come by our centre to register!!...

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cognizance: us vs them ...

... in the grand scheme of things there is no such thing as 'us versus them' ... there is only 'us' ......

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Oakwood businesses to get BIA (Guardian)

InsideToronto.com / Tim Foran The city of Toronto is about to fill in a gap in an otherwise unbroken stretch of business improvement areas, or BIAs, along St. Clair Avenue West. City staff is recommending council approve the extension of the Regal...

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Accountant/Adminstrative Assistant

First Portuguese Canadian Cultural Centre has a position available for accountant/administrative assistant.Candidates must be recipients of Social Assistance (Ontario Work) and have knowledge in Quick Books and computer skills.   Candidates...

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Job Position

First Portuguese Canadian Cultural Centre has a position available for accountant/administrative assistant.Candidates must be recipients of Social Assistance (Ontario Work) and have knowledge in Quick Books and computer skills. Candidates must be fl...

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Regal Heights Wants Your Ideas?

The Regal Heights Village BIA, which runs along St Clair Ave W between Oakwood and Dufferin, would like to know any ideas you might have to make the area more interesting and conducive to shopping and dining. They have prepared a short online survey...

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Want to Invest in a Solar Investment Co-op?

Dear WISE Project Supporters WISE Project participants have been actively installing solar projects on their own roofs for years. But during those years many residents whose own roofs were not suitable or who did not own their own home asked us abo...

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Flowers Make You Feel Good

November 2009 - Dutch sensory and consumer research experts ascertain the psychological influences of cut flowers on people. Researchers from Wageningen University ’s Centre for Innovative Consumer Studies, a European Sensory Network member, h...

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Bob Blumer's Record-Breaking Pizza!

Bob Blumer, chef and host of Food Network Canada's Glutton For Punishment, visited St.Clair this summer in hopes of breaking the Guinness World Record for most pizzas made in an hour. The episode aired Monday night on his show's new season and reveal...

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Avenue Road Watermain Project

The City of Toronto is constructing a new watermain along Avenue Road between MacPherson Avenue (South end) and Caribou Road (north end). The existing watermain was constructed in 1915 and 1923. It distributes water to reservoirs across the City and...

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sunday brunch

Join us and Double A Jazz for brunch and live jazz 11 a.m. to 2 p.m....

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RHRA Needs Your Branches

The Street Beautification Committee Regal Heights Residents' Association needs trimmings of evergreen branches from your garden Cedar, Pine, Juniper, Red Dogwood, or any other similar natural material that you are pruning which is suitable for deco...

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St. Clair: A street divided over the TTC

Reported by David McDougall OpenFile Every few minutes a glistening red streetcar glides past Wild Steps shoe store on St. Clair Ave. W., where owner Shamsul Islam recently covered his window with “closing sale” signs. After struggling t...

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Star Article About St Clair Debate

Ford or Smitherman? Neither Published On Sat Oct 23 2010 By Linda Diebel National Affairs Writer It was a tough crowd at a recent debate at Oakwood Collegiate, with insults flying furiously at mayoral frontrunners, Rob Ford and George Smitherm...

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Mayoral Candidates Debate on St Clair West, Oct 15, 2010

Boy, are the folks on St Clair passionate about things! Is it the European heritage? Or is this the frustrated voter every media outlet is raving about? On Oct 15th, 2010 at Oakwood C.I., SWRC (St Clair Revitalization Committee) Mystclair.com and t...

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Rona The Ferret

  NOSING OUT THE ACTION ON ST. CLAIR AVE. W.  Fall  2010      So again, we have two incumbent councillors waltzing their way back into City Hall. ARRRRGGGGGHHHH! So what will we get?? Bike lock stands? Oop...

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Are you on the voters' list?

It's important that you are on the voters' list as it makes voting fast and easy - and it's as simple as 1, 2, 3. Click here for details....

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RHRA Sep 2010 Executive Committee Meeting

Tuesday September 21, 2010, 7pm. at Watts’ residence Attendance: Amy Bodman, Brent Calhoun, Richard Cavanaugh, Rosa Cordiano, Linda DeGiorgio, Mike Foderick, Brigid Higgins, John Keating, Anita Kung, Brian MacConnell, Beth Marcilio, Peter...

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Commercial Lease Agreement

When leasing a premises (for example, a shop in a mall or a strip plaza), a law clerk or a lawyer is hired to ensure a fair deal (contract) is drafted and negotiated that will mutually benefit all parties. This is true of every transaction from th...

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Who will be the Mayor of St Clair?

This is your chance to elect the first ever, official, Mayor of St Clair. In my travels I have met two unoffical MoSC's - the infamous Doug Snow who will be calebrating the 11th anniversay of his 50th at Zemra in a few weeks ... and of Delia Travel....

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We're Looking for a 'Cracker Jack' Salesperson

Our client is looking for a 'cracker jack' salesperson, someone who is committed to understanding the needs of their clients and providing them with the best possible solution. While the company is in the technology field they are not unsmiling geek...

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CAA Worst Roads Campaign Is Back

Each year, CAA and the Ontario Road Builders' Association compile a list of the 20 Worst Roads in Ontario — as voted by CAA Members and the general public. This program has been tremendously successful thanks to the action municipal governments...

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Volunteer at Dusk Dances Earlscourt Park

Volunteer at Dusk Dances Earlscourt Park August 18th-22nd Do you want to be part of a critically acclaimed dance festival that brings diverse electrifying performances to Toronto’s public parks? We need your help! Art Starts is seeking volu...

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July 21, 1911: Media Messenger McLuhan Born

electronic future. His scholarly analyses like The Mechanical Bride, The Gutenberg Galaxy, Understanding Media, The Medium Is the Massage encode pop culture and postmodernism’s cultural and economic dominance from the 20th century onward. &nbs...

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ARTWALK Calls for Artists

This year's ARTWALK - The St. Clair Arts Festival and Studio Tour - is set for the weekend of September 25 and 26 and we're looking for artists! 2010 Calls for Artists are now posted at www.stclair-artwalk.org. This year we invite participation i...

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ARTWALK Children's Festival

By popular demand, we are excited to include a program for children this year. If you have a talented youngster under the age of 16, apply to exhibit their work in the Children's Festival. There will also be entertainment for the younger set duri...

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The Best Things In Life Are Free!

The Best Things In Life Are Free (To Residents Of Davenport West) GreenHere is excited to announce its 2nd Free Backyard Tree Planting Project! This upcoming fall, we have a wide variety of native and fruit tree species available to Davenport resi...

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FREE KARATE KID CLASS

FREE KARATE KID (OR ADULT!) INTRODUCTORY CLASS.  Discover the benefits of training at the GTA's # 1 Martial Arts Schools. From July 15 to Labour Day: FREE martial arts class at Northern Karate.  No experience necessary. Note: 18 and under m...

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Mamma Mia! Food Network's Bob Blumer breaks pizza-making record

2010 Corso Italia Fiesta broke a world's record for .... pizza making! Celebrity Chef Bob Blumer from the Food Networks's ' Glutton for Punishment' made a 168 pies in one hour! That broke the Guinness World Record of 142 set in 2008. Click...

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Pizza Making Record

On Sunday, July 4th, Food Network CANADA’s Bob Blumer, “competitive adrenaline-junkie”, will attempt to break the Guinness World Record™ for the most pizzas made in one hour by an individual! The event takes place at 2:00 p.m....

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RONA THE FERRET REPORTS:

NOSING OUT THE ACTION ON ST. CLAIR AVE. W. The Second Tree Report, June 2010   Trees, Trees More Trees   Wow, did that column hit a sore spot! The dead and dying trees all over St Clair upset lots of people! Is the City upset? Is the...

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Spadina Museum is restoring to the Inter-War period!

Members of Toronto’s unique Austin Family made Spadina their home for over 116 years, after James and Susan Austin first purchased the property in 1866. During the dramatic century that followed, the magnificent mansion experienced multiple changes...

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RONA THE FERRET REPORTS:

NOSING OUT THE ACTION ON ST. CLAIR AVE. W.   The Tree Report, June 2010 Trees, Trees More Trees   So the Avenue looks quite lovely with all of the trees replanted into their ‘tree coffins’.   Oh, Did I say ‘c...

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Dogs and Oakwood C.I. Athletic Field

This is a photo of a new sign at  Oakwood Collegiate Athletic Field.   At the recent annual RHRA meeting,  Principal Renata Gonsalves  requested the Community's assistance in  keeping the field open....

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cognizance: competition

... while their competition were building bicycles, the Wright brothers invented the airplane....

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SHARE THE WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE"

WYCHWOOD OPEN DOOR PROGRAM’S   “SHARE THE WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE”   BOOK DRIVE ספרים لكتب 图书:                    B...

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We're looking for a web designer

We are looking to partner with a web designer. We are a technology provider that has developed a uniquely robust and integrated solution for building websites called the Bridgelin Platform. The solution includes content management, email broadcastin...

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Calling All Gardners

Please contribute to the Green Table at the Regal Road PS Spring Fair If you are splitting/dividing your perennials or cleaning out your garage and you can spare some plants or garden things of any kind, please consider donating them to the Garden T...

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RONA THE FERRET REPORTS:

RONA THE FERRET REPORTS: NOSING OUT THE ACTION ON ST. CLAIR April 2010     Hello, Hello!!!!! We have the cutest rocker ever in Toronto, playing at the Hungarian House May 26, 2010! Justin Who???? No, Ladies, it is Jim Cuddy of Blue...

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OAKWOOD VILLAGE LIBRARY & ARTS CENTRE

OAKWOOD VILLAGE LIBRARY & ARTS CENTRE 341 Oakwood Ave 416 394 1088 is looking for an artist to teach young people D & P one night a week   please contact [email protected]..

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Partial Closure for Roadway Reconstruction

  Old Stock Yards Rd./Gunns Rd./St. Clair Ave. Intersection   Weekend Work Weather permitting, beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 16 to 6:00 a.m. on Monday, April 19, 2010 reconstruction of the south roadway of the St....

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Call for Artists-Vendors – St. Clair's WychCraft Weekly Artisans Market 2010

Call for Artists-Vendors – St. Clair’s WychCraft Weekly Artisans Market 2010   Vendor applications are now being accepted for WychCraft Market 2010 (WCM).   WCM offers Ontario's Artists, Designers and Artisans a weekly urban...

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How To Shop At A Farmers Market

When I spot any farmers market, anywhere, my heart goes pit-a-pat and I’m in love. I know there’s going to be some one in there selling something I want. And, I will find it.  The best way to shop a market is to figure out one end or...

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Call 4 Artists-Vendors 4 St. Clair's WychCraft Artisans Market 2010 Art & Craft Show - Toronto

CALL FOR ARTISTS, DESIGNERS, & ARTISANS FOR THE 2010 WEEKLY WYCHCRAFT ARTISANS MARKET. Vendor applications are accepted throughout the 2010 The WychCraft Market (WCM) from March to August 2010. WCM offers Ontario's Artists, Designers a...

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Old Weston Road to Gunns Road and Loop

The majority of heavy construction work; new track, streetcar passenger platforms, roadway and sidewalk from McRoberts Avenue to Keele Street/Weston Road is now completed. Overhead streetcar power line and poles remain to be installed. All work re...

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Merchants file $100M lawsuit over St. Clair transit project

Allege 'Chaos,' Delays Megan O'Toole, National Post Published: Thursday, March 25, 2010 The city is facing a new storm over the troubled St. Clair streetcar project, in the form of a $100-million lawsuit that casts a shadow over Toronto's massive p...

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Corso Italia will reward shoppers

Promoted by The Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA), the campaign “Get to Know Your Neighbourhood” is marketing more than 70 Toronto neighbourhoods through a contest that allows the public to write headlines for thei...

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Really Happy Chickens

One of the best parts of managing a market is getting to visit all the farms and see all the action right up close. This week, we visited High Mark Farm, where Carmen and Phil raise goats and sheep and some pigs, as well as a flock of the happiest ch...

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The Winter Blast

What a great winter market we're having! Monforte Cheese is back at the market, so do bring in your cheese bucks for redemption. Akiwenzie's have been able to get on the water up there in Georgian Bay most days so far, so there's usually smoked and f...

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SPRING SESSION, ART CLASSES AT THE BARNS

SCHEDULE: ALL CLASSES BEGIN WEEK OF MARCH 21st, RUN FOR 8 WEEKS, $320. SUNDAY 11 – 1:30. ADULTS, Drawing & Painting, Beginners – Intermediate. SUNDAY, 2:30 – 4: 30. TEENS, Drawing & Painting, Beginners – Intermedi...

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cognizance: one facet of anger

one facet of anger is to add emphasis … if you are trying to convey crucial information to someone there will be a tendency to become more aggressive in order to demonstrate to the other party the importance of the issue, especially if they do...

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Call For Artist Submissions

ATTENTION ARTISTS: Submit work and become eligible to Win a $500 Gift Certificate to DeSerres! The Wychwood Barns Community Association is inviting local artists to participate in a salon style art show and auction as part of the first first Barn Rai...

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Call for Volunteers: Celebration of Art + Culture

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Wychwood Barns Community Association Celebration of Art and Culture! The Wychwood Barns Community Association is requesting volunteers to assist with the planning and execution of this exciting new event benefiting the Associati...

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Barn Raiser -Wychwood Barns Community

Attention Artists: Support the Wychwood Barns Community Association with a donation!  The Wychwood Barns Community Association is inviting local artists to participate in a salon style art show and auction as part of the ...

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Bike Locks On St Clair

There is a rainbow after the downpour! The bike lock posts and rings are slated to be added to St Clair, but there is no timeline yet. According to Councillor Mihevic, the locations have been mapped out and the work order is with the Transport...

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Rona the Ferret Reports

Nosing out the Action on St. Clair Ave West January 2010 So, They mucked it up, The St. Clair construction that is! How nice, a report telling everyone that the TTC and the political bosses; didn't have one person in charge, had too many...

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cognizance: do i have a picture

siblings … I lost mine a couple of days back … the big c … from smoking, especially the cowboy brand … butt out … no … really … butt out i am still at a loss, not sure what to think … or what i...

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ARTWALK Call for New Board Members

St.Clair Artwalk Festival and Studio Tour Call for Applications for Board Members Deadline for Submission: February 18, 2010 by 5 pm. The St. Clair ARTWALK Festival and Studio Tour is entering its seventh exciting year. With the help of many dedic...

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RONA THE FERRET REPORTS:

NOSING OUT THE ACTION ON ST. CLAIR AVE. W. New Year 2010 HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010!!!! It’s the End of the Construction!!!!!   Ha! Had ya fooled! It is not the end of construction! Construction ends in… wait for...

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New Webpage for Earlscourt History Club

The webpage for the Earlscourt History Club has been updated with a new article about movie houses on St. Clair, as well as new links. The links provide a bridge to classic local histories, including Robertson's "Landmarks of Old Toronto" and Bull's...

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Start your New Year with a Splash

With a Splash of Colour, Art Classes at the Barns enters its second year at Artscape Wychwood Barns.   The January 2010 term begins on January 11, at Studio 155 in Barn 2.   “Small class sizes—a maximum of 7—allows me...

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Streetcar Service Resumes Between

On Sunday, December 20, 2009, streetcar service will resume to the community and local businesses on St. Clair Avenue West between Bathurst Street and Lansdowne Avenue. During the week of December 14th safety and operational tests will be cond...

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cognizance: meeting on the commons ...

... there is a wonderful pleasure in being involved in the community … it is in our dna … one of the most abhorent conditions in human experience is loneliness … so what would the converse of that be … exactly &hellip...

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Speedy Cares: Free Auto Services For Someone in Need This Holiday Season

Speedy Auto Service 660 St. Clair Avenue West would like to offer the community some financial encouragement during the Holiday Season. Write to us and tell us why you can not manage the expense of your automotive repairs. We will choose one letter...

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St. Clair Avenue closed Sunday for paving work

St. Clair Avenue from Yonge Street to Avenue Road will be closed on Sunday, November 29 between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. for road resurfacing work. Traffic will not be able to travel eastbound on St. Clair during the morning while work is performed on the e...

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Old Weston Rd. and St. Clair Ave. West Intersection - Partial Closure

A partial road closure of Old Weston Road at the St. Clair Ave. West intersection will be required from Friday, November 13 at 7:00 pm until Monday, November 16 at 7:00 am. The north side of Old Weston Road at St. Clair (including 100m no...

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Lost Dog, St. Clair & Arlington Area

Zoli, a 24lb male Puli, was lost around St. Clair and Arlington area on October 9th. Zoli was at the St. Clair Vet’s (just west of Arlington) to be chipped and neutered.  Both procedures were said to be successful. The next morning, (Octob...

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The Market Is Moving Indoors

The Stop's Green Barn Farmers Market will step inside after their final outdoor market on Hallowe'en. Though we're moving from the market walk to 'barn two, we'll keep the same hours -- 8am to noon. Regretfully, once inside we can't let people come i...

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Akiwenzie's Are Back

Natasha and Andrew Akiwenzie were able to return to the market this week, bringing along all the fish Andrew could catch with all that wind last week and that Natasha could cook with all the inspections they've been getting lately. While it's debatab...

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Old Weston Road and St. Clair Avenue West Intersection

Beginning at 4:00 a.m. on Friday, October 16, to 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 20, streetcar track reconstruction and roadwork will require a partial closure to the intersection affecting the northbound and southbound traffic on Old Weston Road at...

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The Winners are Announced

The Grand Prize Winner of the $500.00 in Gift Certificates has been announced and will be presented with her prize at the RHV BIA Annual General Meeting on Oct 21st, 2009.Her name is Stephanie Kerridge. Congratulations, Stephanie and have fun spend...

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Ho Lee Chow on St Clair Stays Open.

The Ho Lee Chow chain has gone out business as indicated in the CBC News story below. However the owner of the store on St Clair remains open as per the following comments:If you still want it and is currently living or working in the GTA, we are the...

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Farmers' Market Update

The Stop's Green Barn Farmers Market is winding up their outdoor season for the year, with just a few more markets outside before we move in out of the cold in November. This week, bring your old gas powered mowers and blowers to the market for a fre...

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Check Out Unbalanced at Side Space During ARTWALK

Last chance to come inside… Make the mobiles move, hear how they work... Unbalanced – Mobiles by Alexander Moyle In conjunction with St. Clair ArtWalk, the SideSpace Gallery will be open on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 & 27, 1:30 –...

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Check Out Youth Zone During ARTWALK

Youth Zone includes Artwalk Idol, Youth Zone soundstage, jazz concert. Also be sure to check out the sidewalk sale, Ezra the stilt walker, live art creation, free popcorn and more.... Click here for ARTWALK Flyer (PDF)Click here for Youth Zone F...

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Open Mike with Anthony Abbatangeli at Regal Heights Bistro

Music enthusiasts, here's your chance to perform at Regal Heights Bistro, south east corner of Lauder and St.Clair West. Anthony Abbatangeli is hosting an Open Mike from 8 pm to midnight Thursday nights. Bring your musical instrument and your vo...

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Open Mike with Anthony Abbatangeli at Regal Heights Bistro

Music enthusiasts, here's your chance to perform at Regal Heights Bistro, south east corner of Lauder and St.Clair West. Anthony Abbatangeli is hosting an open Mike from 8 pm to midnight Thursday nights. Bring your musical instrument and your voice...

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Fall Issue of Avenue Now Online

The fall issue of St. Clair's popular Avenue newspaper is now online at www.stclairavenue.com. The community publication celebrates the unique voices of the neighbourhoods between Bathurst and Keele. This issue features a back-to-school fashion sprea...

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Chris Chopik Pledges to be Strong Voice for Local Business

(St. Paul’s, September 8, 2009) Chris Chopik, the Green Party candidate in the St. Paul's by-election, pledges to be a strong voice for independent businesses at Queen’s Park. Chopik believes that supporting local businesses is key to mai...

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RONA THE FERRET REPORTS

  NOSING OUT THE ACTION ON ST. CLAIR AVE. W.I'mmmmmm Back!!!!!!Hey, miss me?First things first, Rona has been scratching her furry little head  ( no, not fleas) about why, when St Clair is the place that has been dug up for almost fi...

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RHV BIA Expansion Welcome Party

August is a fine time for a party and Regal Heights Village BIA had a great party on Wed August 19th , 2009!The "Welcome to RHV BIA party was a 'meet and greet' Mixer for the all the businesses, property owners and merchant...

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The Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 358

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray   A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events.    ...

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Zia Mosaics Closing Sale - Up to 50% Off - Until Aug 29

Closing Sale - Up to 50% OffOn August 29th we will be closing our studio doors. In the meantime, you can take advantage of great deals on: Glass & Ceramic TilesToolsHow-To BooksMosaic BasesWrought Iron Table BasesMosaic Art, Mirrors & TablesPain...

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The Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 356

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray   A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events.    ...

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New Section On St Paul By-Election

A new section has been added to MyStClair.com concerning the upcoming by-election in St Paul to replace MPP Michael Bryant who left the McGuinty Cabinet to take a jb with the City of Toronto.The section can be found here:http://www.mystclair.com/dire...

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Josh Matlow Backs Charles Finlay for St Paul's

Dear friends in St. Paul’s, I hope this finds you well and that you are having a wonderful summer. While I rarely, if ever, write to you regarding a partisan political request, I am doing so now because there’s someone I want to introduce...

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Chris Chopik Running To Be Green Party Nominee

Please Suport my Nomination as Green Party of Ontario Candidate for St. Paul's. In order to suport my nomiation you must be a member of the GPO and Live in St. Paul's Join here: https://secure.civicrm.ca/gpo.ca/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=...

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Resumption of Solid Waste Management services following labour disruption

From City of Toronto Fact Sheet Resumption of Solid Waste Management services following labour disruption    Solid Waste Management Services will be working on several fronts to resume regular services as quickly as possible.  Prior...

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St. Clair Avenue West Transit Improvements Project

St. Clair Avenue West Transit Improvements Project  Start Date:  Monday, July 27, 2009*      End Date:  Before Labour Day Weekend*      * Timeline is subject to change due to un...

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Garbage drop-off locations as of July 25

Garbage drop-off locations All residential waste will be accepted free of charge. All must be double-bagged. Each bag of waste must not weigh more than 20 kg (44 lbs) in accordance with Municipal Code Chapter 844-14 B. Transfer Stations Two transfe...

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Change of Dump Sites

Toronto will close three temporary garbage dump sites  and open three new ones. The three new sites are: * The parking lot at Clairlea Park Arena, 45 Fairfax Crescent, west of Warden Ave., north of St. Clair Ave. E.; * The outdoor rink at Cam...

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The Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 355

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray   A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events.    ...

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Hand washing: An easy way to prevent infection

Hand washing is a simple habit that can help keep you healthy. Learn the benefits of good hand hygiene, when to wash your hands and how to clean them properly. By Mayo Clinic staff Hand washing is a simple habit, something most people d...

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Tips for disposing of excess garbage

Assuming that the garbage strike is going to continue for some time, here are some things to consider doing, if you aren't doing them already, in order to make things a little easier. Start composting your vegetable, fruit, bread and other kitchen m...

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St Clair Jack The Plant Ripper - He's back . . .

Mary Mary quite contrary how does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockle shells, and pretty maids all in a row. Well the neighbourhood gardens were doing very nice for awhile until wham! the attack of the St Clair Jack The Plant Ripper. In th...

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Green Neighbours 21 hosts film night

"Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home" This film is a feature documentary that describes how an average North American family impacts the environment through their production of garbage. After his son's birth, Andrew Nisker (writer and director) fe...

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cognizance: confidence

confidence is bullshit … a confident man is just a confidence man...

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Where to dump your garbage

The locations are:Ted Reeve Arena - Northeast corner of Main St. & Gerrard St. E.Villiers St. - Paved roadway between Saulter St. and Cherry St.Sunnyside Park - Parking area south of Lake Shore Blvd. W., between Ellis Ave. and Colborne Lodge Dr. (mus...

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The Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 354

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray   A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events.    ...

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Don't Strike Out Our Farmers Markets

The recent city workers strike, rumours aside, did NOT cause all Farmers Markets in the city to shut down. Our local fabulous market, the Stop's Green Barn Market at the Artscape Wychwood Barns, corner of Benson and Christie, is still open every Satu...

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Rona the Ferret Reports: June 2009

Nosing Out the Action On St Clair Ave W: June 2009First, the big dish… the merchants on St Clair want to sue the City! Yes, they want rebates on their taxes for the hundred and fifty years the TTC has taken to build the streetcar tracks.Oh, s...

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Transit Today - Oakwood Intersection Closed

Oakwood/St. Clair Intersection Track Replacement Beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Monday June 22 to 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2009,the replacement of streetcar tracks and work to critical underground infrastructures will require a partial road clo...

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2009 Green Toronto Awards

We are pleased to report that Roscoe Handford, Member at Large of the WHBIA Board won the 2009 Green Toronto Award in her category of  'Community Projects'. The Community Projects Award acknowledges the work of volunteers engaged in community b...

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Meeting with MP Bennett on Climate Change Being Planned

Canada and Kyoto Green Neighbours 21 members Jeanne Moffat and Bob Fugere are working to arrange a meeting with St. Paul's MP, Carolyn Bennett, on the subject of Canada's position on climate change, as we head toward the next set of international neg...

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The Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 353

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS  Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS  Defin...

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St Clair Transit Today

Partial Intersection Closure St. Clair Avenue West and Caledonia Road Phase 4 – McRoberts Avenue to Gunns Loop  Start Date: 6:00 a.m. Friday, June 12, 2009* End Date: 6:00 a.m. Monday, June 15, 2009* (*imeline is subject to ch...

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Midtown Toastmasters Looking For New Members

Want to improve your communication and leadership skills? If so, our club is looking for new members! Midtown Toastmasters club formally known as Imperial Oil Limited (IOL) Toastmasters club has a rich history. Located in the Yonge and St. Clair area...

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Just One Month Left to WIN $500 Shopping Spree

There is just one month left in the Make Tracks & WIN! Contest sponsored by the Regal Heights Village BIA. Your chance to win a $500 Shopping Spree and dozens of other prizes expires on June 30th, 2009. All you have to do is fill out the online ent...

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Speedy Cares

During this recession, Speedy Auto Service on St. Clair Avenue West, is providing the community with financial encouragement. Carl, the owner of Speedy, is inviting the community to write to him explaining why they cannot manage the expense of thei...

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Results of BIA Expansion Poll Expected Soon

Results of the polls to determine if the Regal Heights Village BIA will expand to Oakwood Avenue are expected soon. The BIA currently runs from Westmount Avenue (one block east of Dufferin) to Glenholme Avenue at the west end of Oakwood Collegiate....

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Artist unlocks new vision of a street

Wychwood Heights Business, Vita Brevis was recently featured in the Toronto Star on May 19, 2009 for bringing a lively spin to the Vaughan Road corridor south of St. Clair West. Click Here to read the featured article....

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MPP Michael Bryant Leaves Provincial Government

A statement by Liberal MPP Michael Bryant regarding his departure from the Ontario Government."I met with Premier McGuinty yesterday to discuss my future plans with Invest Toronto. My last day as Minister of Economic Development will be Monday, and I...

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The Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 351

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS  Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS  Defin...

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May 23rd: Opening Day of the WychCraft Market:

Check out the new weekly Outdoor Art & Craft Market, at Wychwood & St. Clair Ave South, on May 23rd at 11:15 am. Everyone is invited to the launch of The New WychCraft Market. This weekly Art and Craft Show promises Saturday shoppers a lively outdoor...

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SideWalk Super by Barbara Indriliunas Snow

St. Clair Avenue West Transit Improvements Project McRoberts Avenue to Ford Street Start Date: April 27, 2009 End Date: End of November 2009* It looks like the TTC has finally gotten to the other side of St Clair West. It has taken a long...

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New Sidewalk Construction

Start Date: May 4, 2009* New Sidewalk Construction - Wychwood Avenue to Vaughan Road Pending weather, new sidewalk reconstruction is scheduled to begin on the north side of St. Clair between Christie Street and hwood Avenue on Monday, May 4, 2009...

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More Questions & Answers about the Swine Flu

p {margin:12px 0px 0px 0px;}Q: How easy is it to catch this virus? A: It's spreading as easily as regular winter flu, which infects millions each year. Early estimates are that 25 percent to 30 percent of family members are getting sick once a...

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Robina/St. Clair Intersection Track Replacement

Beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 2 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2009, major construction involving the replacement of streetcar tracks will require a partial road closure at the intersection of St. Clair/Robina. This work will have restri...

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Helpful Hints

Peel a banana from the bottom and you won't have to pick the little 'stringy things' off of it. That's how the primates do it. Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster. &nbs...

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Questions and answers about swine flu

Questions and answers about swine flu p {margin:12px 0px 0px 0px;} Mexico is contending with an outbreak of swine flu, suspected in the deaths of dozens of people and sickening perhaps 1,000. In the United States, at least eight cases have be...

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JOIN the MOVEMENT

Have you received your Shop St. Clair reusable bag? These bags are coming back soon by popular demand so be sure to drop us a line and have yoru friends sign up for our newsletter to be sure that you get yours. Shop St. Clair lawns signs are still av...

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Rocky's one, two, punch

3 month new business resident Rocky's Kidz, located at 539 St. Clair Avenue West on the south west corner of Vaughan Rd. and St. Clair West, has had a big impact in a short period of time. Rocky has cleaned up his side and back alley ways, has e...

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Transit Today Side-Walk Reconstruction

This is a big announcement for drivers on St Clair!!!New Sidewalk Construction - Wychwood Avenue to Vaughan Road Pending weather, sidewalk reconstruction is scheduled to begin on the north side of St. Clair between Wychwood Avenue and Vaughan Road on...

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RONA THE FERRET REPORTS

            Construction, Destruction, We’re All TTC Drivers Now! Well, I’m back with more gripes, gossip and just plain innuendo. Have ya heard?? Soon, every driver is go...

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The Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 349

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS  Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS  Defin...

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Alberta /St. Clair Intersection * Partial Closure

It's starting again in a new intersection. This one will affect No Frills and the Liquor Store, Blockbuster and the small businesses east and west of Alberta Ave.Beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15 to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, 2009,&...

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BIA Meet & Greet

Event Date:  Wednesday, April 8, 2009,After many months of what looks to be an ongoing maze of construction and debris, BIA Board members and business owners / property managers met for a tete a tete at Legends Bar and Eatery. A good time was ha...

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FOGLIE the flower shop

We've Moved!After two and a half years in the Wychwood Heights BIA, Foglie, the flower shop located at 638 St. Clair Avenue West, has moved. Serving area residents and businesses with beautiful floral arrangements and winning customer ser...

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The Couch Potato Chronicle Volume 348

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS  Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS  Defin...

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On Your Mark ... TPM 7 Gets Off to a Great Start

The 7th running of the Toronto Photo Marathon got off to a great start today from Yonge Dundas Square. The weather was cold and windy. In fact so windy that by later in the day the police closed off the square for fear that some of those big signs wo...

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ARE YOU LOOKING FOR SAM?

Well look no further! Sam's Barber shop, a long time business at 1A Raglan Avenue has moved due to the pending phase 2 condo construction on the north east corner of Raglan and St. Clair Avenue West. Have no fear... Sam's has moved to 573 St....

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St. Clair Avenue West and Winona Drive - Partial Intersection Closure

The next intersection to have a construction closure is the Winona Drive and St Clair Ave W. Beginning at 7:00am on Thursday, March 26 to 7:00am on Thursday, April 2, 2009 a partial road closure is scheduled at the intersection of St....

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The Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 347

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS Defin...

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Harper Visit to Local Business Covered by MetroNews

The following photo and caption appeared in the March 19, 2009 issue of MetroNews: Juan Roman, co-owner of La Tortilleria, offers Priime Minister Stephen Harper a tub of hot sauce when he visited the Toronto restaurant ysterday to promote the Cana...

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The Stop At The Barns

By Cheryl Smith Saturday morning market at The Barns is bustling. Under the protection of the Covered Street, there is action here no matter the weather. It is always a warm welcome. It is community at its best. Brought to us by “The Stop”...

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Partial Intersection Closure Christie and St Clair

Just a reminder for 512 St Clair and 126 Christie  bus passengers and of course, drivers.Similar to the track work conducted at the Wychwood/St. Clair intersection, starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday, March 12 through to 7 a.m. on Thursday, March 19...

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Matlow re: TDSB and OSSTF

The rhetoric between the TDSB and its high school teachers' federation, OSSTF District 12 Dear constituents, Recently, there has been a lot of news about the breakdown in negotiations between the TDSB and Toronto's high school teachers' union, OSSTF...

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F.Y.I.: Child abuse has long-lasting effects

Abuse in early childhood permanently alters how the brain reacts to stress, a Canadian study suggests. Analysis of brain tissue from adults who had committed suicide found key genetic changes in those who had suffered abuse as a child. It affects t...

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Under Construction , Sidewalk Super

By Barbara Indriliunas Snow It’s Starting Again! As of Feb 26th, 2009, the TTC has said it is re-starting the construction on St Clair Ave W. The upgraded water-main work will be finished first and that means that new service connections fr...

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Partial Closure of St. Clair/Wychwood Intersection

Wychwood And St Clair Intersection Partial Closure  Beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2009  a partial road closure will be required at the intersection of St. Clair/Wychwood to accom...

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Academy Award Winners

BEST PICTURE "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" "Frost/Nixon" "Milk" "The Reader" "Slumdog Millionaire" (Winner) BEST ACTRESS Anne Hathaway, "Rachel Getting Married" Angelina Jolie, "Changeling" Melissa Leo, "Froze...

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F.Y.I.: British clinical trial yields success with nut allergies

A team of British scientists have come one step closer to curing nut allergies after a small-scale clinical trial in which they successfully built up children's tolerance to peanuts, they said Friday. Researchers at Addenbroke's Hospital in Cambridg...

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The Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 345

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS  Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS  Defin...

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Call for Vendors For New WychCraft Outdoor Market

Call for Outdoor Market Vendors Submissions for WychCraft, The Wychwood Area Outdoor Market. Vendor applications are now being accepted for The 2009 season of The WychCraft Market. The WychCraft Market (WCM) offers Ontario Growers, Producers, Service...

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F.Y.I.: 25 tips for hard times

1. Switch to a credit card with a lower interest rate. There's no sense collecting air miles or other such points if you can't even pay off your monthly bills. Equally, there's not much point in paying 20 per cent interest when you don't have to. You...

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F.Y.I.: Food poisoning strikes 1 in 4 Americans each year

ATLANTA (AP) - Next time you have a case of diarrhea that lasts a day or more, chances are better than 1 in 3 that it was food poisoning. As many as a quarter of Americans suffer a foodborne illness each year - though only a fraction of those case...

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F.Y.I.: Tooth Decay

Dental caries is an infectious disease which damages the structures of teeth. Tooth decay or cavities are consequences of caries. If left untreated, the disease can lead to pain, tooth loss, infection, and, in severe cases, death. There is a long his...

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Trustee Comments on Recent Subway Incident

Dear St. Paul's community, Yesterday, two students from a high school in St. Paul's were pushed in to the subway track at Dufferin station by a deranged individual who is known to the police. One of the students pulled the other to the side of the tr...

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F.Y.I.: When toddlers point a lot, more words will follow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't just talk to your toddler — gesture, too. Pointing, waving bye-bye and other natural gestures seem to boost a budding vocabulary. Scientists found those tots who could convey more meaning with gestures at age 14 m...

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F.Y.I.: Healthy Heart Tips for a Bad Economy

Don't let your body pay the price in uncertain times, experts say The economic news is enough to weaken anyone's heart, and it sometimes does with people feeling stressed, eating poorly and cutting out workouts while trying to make ends meet. "We'v...

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F.Y.I.: Blue the hue of creativity? Red for detail?

WASHINGTON (AP) — We learn from toddlerhood that red means danger — so should we use red ink for medication warnings? And if blue signals the freedom of open skies, how about brainstorming in a room painted blue? Maybe so, says new resea...

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The Couch Potato Chronicles 344

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS  Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS  Defin...

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F.Y.I.: Ten new amphibian species discovered in Colombia

Ten new amphibian species discovered in Colombia WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ten new species of amphibians -- including three kinds of poisonous frogs and three transparent-skinned glass frogs -- have been discovered in the mountains of Colombia, conserv...

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F.Y.I.: Hormone linked to depression after pregnancy

Hormone linked to depression after pregnancy Mon Feb 2, 2009 5:47pm ESTNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Increased levels of corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), which is produced by the placenta, identifies women who are at risk for developing depr...

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F.Y.I. Dope-smoking among teens down in many countries

CHICAGO (AP) - Kids on both sides of the Atlantic are smoking less pot and going out less often with friends at night, a study of 15-year-olds in 30 countries found. The double declines occurred in the United States, Canada and mostly European countr...

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Councillor Palacio Secures Snow Clearing

Dear Friends: Like many of you I have been frustrated by the City's response to snow clearing this year, so I have taken action. At my request, beginning Friday, January 30th, large scale plowing and snow removal will be taking place near your home....

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2-4-1 Free Introductory Karate Program

Northern Karate is now offering a 2-4-1 Free Introductory Karate Program at Toronto’s # 1 Martial Arts School until Feb. 28, 2009. For information, contact Northern Karate 416.651.6000, 756 St. Clair Avenue West, www.northernkarate.com...

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GN21 Launches Green Together

Green Neighbours 21 launches a new project: Green Together Neighbours helping neighbours reduce home energy use Green Together is a new program designed to help people in our community (Ward 21 and area) reduce their home energy use. It will rely on...

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F.Y.I.: Study: Women less able to suppress hunger than men

WASHINGTON (AP) - Faced with their favorite foods, women are less able than men to suppress their hunger, a discovery that may help explain the higher obesity rate for females, a new study suggests. Researchers trying to understand the brain's mechan...

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F.Y.I.: HRT 'can shrink women's brains'

Some forms of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can slightly shrink the brains of post-menopausal women, a US study has suggested. The findings may help explain previous work linking HRT to an increased risk of memory loss and dementia. A team led...

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The Couch Potato Chronicles 343

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS  Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS  Defin...

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Art Classes at the Barns

Chase those Blues away with Colourful Art Classes at the Barns Offered by Krista Barnett, OCAD graduate, painter and experienced art teacher at the exciting Artscape Wychwood Barns! All ages – absolute beginners to advanced. Tuesdays 4:30 ̵...

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Preventing colds may be as easy as vitamin ZZZ

CHICAGO (AP) - Fluff up the pillows and pull up the covers. Preventing the common cold may be as easy as getting more sleep. Researchers paid healthy adults $800 to have cold viruses sprayed up their noses, then wait five days in a hotel to see...

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F.Y.I.: Tetris 'helps to reduce trauma'

Study subjects who played the computer game had fewer 'flashbacks' Playing the computer puzzle game Tetris can help reduce the effects of traumatic stress, UK researchers say. Volunteers were exposed to distressing images, with some given the game...

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F.Y.I.: Popular supplements don't reduce prostate cancer risk: Study

An international study concludes that vitamin E and selenium – two popular over-the-counter supplements – don't reduce the risk of prostate cancer. "We tend to think all vitamins are good for us and do good things and it is only logical...

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F.Y.I.: Warning over 'third-hand smoke'

Smoke contains toxins damaging to health Many people are unaware that even smoking away from babies or pregnant women presents a risk, according to US research. Poisons in cigarette smoke can linger on fabrics or hair, but a survey of 1,500 househo...

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F.Y.I.: Diet tied to survival in breast cancer patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with early-stage breast cancer may live longer if they maintain a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy, a new study suggests. This so-called "prudent" diet was not linked to a lower risk o...

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F.Y.I.: Toys recalled because of barium

Here is a list of toys recalled by Health Canada in 2008 because of excess levels of barium: “Geometric Stacker” by Melissa and Doug “Stacking Train” by Melissa and Doug “...

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RHRA Mourns Loss of Emily McConnel

Emily McConnel of 36 Glenholme passed away on December 23, after a short but brave fight with lung cancer. She is survived by husband Brian, and children Cathleen, Brian Junior, Michael, Debbie and Patrick. Visitation will take place Tuesday 30 Decem...

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Clutter Free Gift Giving

Exchanging gifts with friends and family often involves a bit of stress. Will they like it? Will they use it? Will it give them more clutter to deal with? Give yourself the gift of less stress by offering a clutter-free gift. Here's a few clutter-f...

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Get Your Holiday Carol Sheets NOW

Want to sing along to all the old classics this Holiday Season. Then download the Holiday Carols song booklet PDF right now.Just right click on this link and Save As. Then print out as many as you need at your leisure.There are also some printed book...

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Not Feeling So Cheery This Holiday Season?

Managing STRESS is an everyday task for many of us who live full lives with demands from family, friends, our jobs, or even ourselves. However, with the holidays being just around the corner, even the most impressive party planners can end up on a pa...

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Toronto Cosmetic Clinic introduces UltraShape

Imagine actually being able to slim down those problem areas, without surgery. No knives, no pills, and no anesthesia – just patented ultrasound therapy in three easy treatments with no time off from normal activities. The field of aesthetic me...

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F.Y.I.: Brain tests show child wealth gap

Brain scans revealed different patterns of activity The brains of children from low-income families process information differently to those of their wealthier counterparts, US research suggests. Normal nine and 10-year-olds from rich and poor back...

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The Couch Potato Chronicle Volume 341

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS  Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS  Defin...

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F.Y.I.: Lots of TV and Web harms kids' health

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Spending a lot of time watching TV, playing video games and surfing the Web makes children more prone to a range of health problems including obesity and smoking, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. U.S. National...

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The War Widow and the Prince of Wales

An Earlscourt story from 1919From The Toronto Daily Star, Thursday, August 28, 1919(spelling retained from original) Live, News of Greater TorontoEarlscourt Earlscourt Knew How To Welcome PrinceWas Presented With Bouquets – Planted Tree –...

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Temporomandibular joint syndrome or TMJ

Temporomandibular joint syndrome or TMJ disorders are medical problems related to the jaw joint. This joint connects the mandible to the skull at the temporal bone near the front of the ear. Habits such as grinding of the teeth, and clenching of th...

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F.Y.I.: Bad bosses may damage your heart

Bad bosses may damage your heart Feeling undervalued can cause stress Inconsid...

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Job Posting: Project Coordinator Green Neighbours 21

Project Coordinator Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) Reduction Campaign  Green Neighbours 21 Green Neighbours 21 is an environmental group in the Bathurst-St. Clair area of Toronto that engages residents of Municipal Ward 21 (and beyond) to work t...

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Graffiti encourages more crime than you expect

LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Graffiti and litter made people twice as likely to steal in a study researchers said on Thursday shows how evidence of social disobedience spurred a surprising number of others to break rules. The findings reinforce the so-c...

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The Couch Potato Chronicle Volume 340

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS  Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS  Defin...

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Think Local First for a Stable Economy

"Buy Local Week" Is December 1-7 (Toronto, Canada, November 18, 2008) The Local First movement, steadily gaining popularity in communities across North America, aims to give a much-needed boost to our local independent retailers and producers this...

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F.Y.I.: MP3 player headphones may hinder pacemakers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Headphones used with MP3 digital music players like the iPod may interfere with heart pacemakers and implantable defibrillators, U.S. researchers said on Sunday. The MP3 players themselves posed no threat to pacemakers and def...

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More Dust and Mud and Holes

By Barbara Indriliunas SnowThe water-main construction on St Clair between Vaughan Rd and Westmount Ave should be finished by Dec 1st, 2008, according to the TTC’s approximate timeline. Due to concerns about the weather, the TTC and the City wi...

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The Couch Potato Chronicle Volume 339

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS  Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS  Defin...

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Farmers' Market Moves to the Barns Nov 22

Locavores, rejoice! Saturday, November 22 is the long awaited homecoming of the Barns Farmers' Market. After years in its temporary location on St. Clair, the market will double its size to over 30 vendors upon arrival at the Barns. Stop by between 9...

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Drug Tricks Body into Burning Fat

French researchers have announced that the SRT1720 drug, which mimics the health-boosting compound resveratrol found in red wine, can trick the body into burning fat. The potent drug targets the SIRT1 protein and shifts the metabolism to a fat-burnin...

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Teen Pregnancies Linked to Sexual TV Content

Researchers for the RAND Corporation have documented for the first time the association between exposure to sexual content in TV shows and the teen pregnancy rate. They found that teens exposed to the most sexual content on TV are twice as likely as...

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You can have it all but you dont have to do it all by yourself

By Tina Blazer, Certified Redesign and Staging Specialist (CRSS) http://www.spotonorganizing.com/index.php Within the next 6 months, almost 40 pounds of mail is going to come through your front door. Add to that greeting and business cards, notes on...

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The Couch Potato Chronicle Volume 338

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS  Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS  Defin...

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Oakwood Ave will be closed

There will be a major traffic disruption on St Clair and Oakwood Ave and Vaughan Rd, while the Oakwood intersection and the Robina Ave TTC Loop are having work done. Starting during the week of October 20 to November 3, 2008, streetcar track...

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Shop St Clair Lawn Signs Are Popping Up All Over

Councillor Joe Mihevc and the Wychwood Heights and Hillcrest Village Business Improvement Areas are showing businesses on St. Clair that they care by distributing "Shop St. Clair" lawn signs and reusable bags on Saturday, October 18. The signs and ba...

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Green Barn Farmers Market Open For 2 More Saturdays Before Move to the Barns

The Green Barn Farmers Market will be open for 2 more Saturday afternoons on the lawn of St Michael and All Angels Church, Oct 18 and 25, 2pm to 5pm. The market will then close for 3 weeks while opening celebrations at the Artscape Wychwood Barns tak...

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And the winner in Davenport is. . .

Mario Silva  (Liberal Party of Canada)...

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And the winner in St. Paul's is. . .

Carolyn Bennett  (Liberal Party of Canada)...

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And the winner in Eglinton-Lawrence is. . .

Joseph Volpe  (Liberal Party of Canada)...

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And the winner in York South-Weston is. . .

Alan Tonks  (Liberal Party of Canada)...

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The Couch Potato Chronicle Volume 337

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS  Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS  Defin...

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Sexual Assault Alert, Man wanted, 13 Division

Toronto Police Service News Release    Sexual Assault Alert, Man wanted, 13 Division Monday, October 6, 2008 - 3:57 PM 13 Division 416-808-1304 The Toronto Police Service is alerting the public to a sexual assault. It has been rep...

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Man at large following conviction on sexual assault charges, 13 Division

Toronto Police Service News Release    Man at large following conviction on sexual assault charges, 13 Division Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 6:02 PM 13 Division 416-808-1300 On Saturday, October 30, 2004, the Toronto Police Service...

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Missing boy, Dwight Cupid, 13, 13 Division

Toronto Police Service News Release    Missing boy, Dwight Cupid, 13, 13 Division Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 1:46 PM 13 Division 416-808-1300 The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance locating a missi...

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RONA THE FERRET REPORTS:

  CONSTRUCTION They are actually tearing things down! Yes, the streetcar safety zones are gone from Wychwood Ave over to Oakwood. They're only … what? Three weeks late? This nosy ferret had heard that all would be done and over by N...

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The Couch Potato Chronicle Volume 336

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS  Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS  Defin...

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Info Needed: Maple Leaf Ballroom

Ok folks, we need your help. We're looking for everything we can find on the Maple Leaf Ballroom - old pictures, posters, stories - whatever you've got.Please let us know what you have at [email protected] in advance....

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Detoxification

Detoxification As fall is now rapidly approaching, many Torontonians come in asking about the proper way to do a detox. For those who do not know what a detox is, it is a regimen that uses certain foods and supplements in order to rid the body of tox...

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Soaring Gas Prices May Encourage Better Health

Gas prices soared across Canada last week even before hurricane Ike hit Texas. In Toronto gas jumped about 15 cents and is now about $1.38/ liter at the pumps. This rise has annoyed some people and panicked others. Over the last several months, the h...

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The Couch Potato Chronicle Volume 335

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS  Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS  Defin...

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Closer and Closer... ARTWALK Weekend Is Almost Here

Mark your calendars for September 25 to 28 so you won't miss your neighbourhood's 5th annual ARTWALK celebration of the arts. Coming up are exciting visual treats, musical delights, and literary sound-bites to tantalize the ear. If you're new to the...

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Don't miss the jazz concert!

Also on Thursday September 25 is a new addition to the festival lineup – the St. Clair Jazz All Stars Concert. We're excited to present a special fundraising concert at St. Matthew's United Church that promises to be a fantastic event. The chur...

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A Dirigible over Earlscourt

A dirigible over Earlscourt:the R-100 visits Toronto, August 11, 1930By Alan ShawThere was a lot of excitement about the British dirigible, R-100 coming to Toronto.  We were told it was coming in the early morning, so we gathered in the west bed...

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Green Barn Farmers' Market

The Green Barn Farmers' Market continues on the Church of St Michael and All Angels every Saturday, weather permitting, from 2 to 5 pm. Market opens at 2 sharp, no early shopping is allowed.  The Green Barn Farmer's Market wi...

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Sidewalk Super: New Construction is Starting!

The announcement of a work start date of September 2008 has finally been made in regards the 'Phase 3' section of the Streetcar Re-construction. This is the area between Westmount Ave east to Vaughan Rd. The section east of Vaughan Rd has been fini...

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The Couch Potato Chronicle Volume 334

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS  Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS  Defin...

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St Clair All Star Jazz Tickets Now On Sale

ARTWALK, the St Clair Arts Festival & Studio Tour, PresentsThe St Clair Jazz All-Stars, a fundraiser featuring some of the hottest jazz St Clair has ever heard!September 25th 2008, 7-9:15pm St Matthew's United Church, 729 St Clair Ave. West Tickets:...

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New Physiotherapy Clinic Open

We are proud to announce that our new clinic is NOW OPEN! MedRehab Group’s newest addition is at 2045 Dufferin St., Suite B01, Toronto, ON M6E 3R4 (The Dufferin Medical Centre). We are offering physiotherapy, massage therapy, laser therapy, cus...

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The Couch Potato Chronicle Volume 333

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS  Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS  Defin...

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RONA THE FERRET REPORTS

  NOSING OUT THE ACTION ON ST. CLAIR AVE. W. Late Rainy Summer 08 Rona can't ferret out all the action by herself, so send me an email @ [email protected] or [email protected] and give me the dirt, but leave the mud behind!Construct...

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Regal Heights BIA Makes Tracks On St Clair

The merchants of the Regal Heights Village BIA, located on St Clair West between Dufferin and Oakwood, gathered for a group photo today to be used in their upcoming shop local campaign under the headline "Make Tracks to Regal Heights and Win! The gro...

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LEAF is Hiring!

We're hiring for the following three positions. Please forward to anyone you know who may be interested. Click here for more details on each one, and how to apply. Position: Office Coordinator/Executive Assistant Location: Toronto, Ontario Compensati...

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The Couch Potato Chronicle Volume 332

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS  Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS  Defin...

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Salsa On St Clair - Photos

It was beautiful weekend and a good time was had by all, eating, drinking and dancing.Click here to for our extensive photo gallery....

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The Couch Potato Chronicle Volume 331

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS  Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS  Defin...

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Osteoarthritis and Joint Health

Osteoarthritis is a chronic degenerative condition that affects most individuals late in life. This condition results in damage to joints, which can lead to joint deformity, and can cause pain and decreased mobility. In a healthy normal joint, two co...

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DONA LUZ Third Annual Peruvian Food Festival!

       Fri June 13 - Sat June 21, 2008Buffet $25 plus tax –Reservations requested This is a dining extravaganza that can't be missed! Dona Luz's third annual gastronomic celebration of Peruvian cuisine, music, and c...

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Restaurant Showcase - Nama Sushi

  Nama Sushi has all the hallmarks of a great Japanese restaurant; scrupulously clean tables, fresh fish, and attention to detail. The décor is restful on the eye and the service is prompt and courteous. Prices are extremely reasonable...

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Couch Potato Chronicles

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray http://couch-potato-chronicles.blogspot.com/ A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS&...

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New Menu! Zemra Lounge Restaurant

  Zemra's stylish new menu gives us more of what we love- skillfully prepared Mediterranean dishes and fresh seasonal specialties. The relaxed atmosphere and attentive staff makes this the perfect destination for a romantic evening or casual g...

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Transit Today

There will be a disruption for all transit riders on Sunday, May 25, 2008 on the Yonge- University-Spadina subway line. There will be closures on the lines from 9 a.m. till 12 p.m.   There will be shuttle buses from St Clair...

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SCW Public Art Program: Call to Artists: Deadline June 6

The Toronto Transit Commission invites artists to participate in the St. Clair Avenue West Transit Improvements Project (SCW) Public Art Program to provide visual art for the newly constructed dedicated transit line along St. Clair Avenue West. This...

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Storage of Streetcars on St. Clair Avenue West

  For the people who live and work on St Clair Ave, there will be a new wrinkle in the Bathurst St streetcar reconstruction. They will be living with streetcars parked on the street between Vaughan Rd and Wychwood Ave. Streetcars that operate...

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GET News

Welcome to GET News! the e-newsletter of Green Enterprise Toronto. We’re now 339 members strong. GET welcomes some new Sustaining Members this month: Citizens Bank, Junxion Strategies, It’s Personal Occasions, Comet Art and Design. A spec...

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RONA THE FERRET REPORTS

    -Tumult- Thank God, it's over. Rona is so tired of all the turmoil, the picketing, the angry people, the yelling. That wasn't the TTC strike? They never even set up pickets, anywhere? They didn't block any streets or w...

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Transit Today

  There is to be construction starting on Bathurst St, south of St Clair on May 12th, 2008 and continuing until July 5th, 2008. This construction is replacement of the streetcar tracks from St. Clair south to Bloor St. Stage 1: Bathurst Stree...

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Oakwood Collegiate - May 2008 Newsletter

Dear Parents, As we near the end of the school year, I would like to bring to your attention a number of events and items. I would like to start by welcoming our new Vice Principal, Robert McIntosh. We are pleased to have him as part of our team and...

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Food Lovers Rejoice!

The advent of spring brings with it the promise of mouth-watering flavours from around the world, and all of them in your backyard. The hip and trendy stretch of St. Clair from Bathurst to Lansdowne is hosting its third annual Spring Fever event, a u...

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The Real Acne Fighter!

At some point in everyone's lives, we get it. We get those nasty and embarrassing clusters of pus-filled bumps, sometimes painful, that we wish we could get rid of. Acne is a condition that affects just about everyone in the world, usually during pub...

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Promoting a healthy pregnancy

Promoting a healthy pregnancy is the primary goal of the pre-natal massage performed by the Registered Massage Therapists at the Rosedale Natural Health Clinic. The treatments vary according to the patient’s individual needs, and may be perform...

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Series Of Citizen Planning Forums/Summit Announced

Dear Friends,PPT is pleased to be partnering with the St. Lawrence Centre Forum on a series of local forums to discuss issues around citizen engagement in the planning process, culminating in a forum at the St. Lawrence Centre on May 29th.  Plea...

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The Couch Potato Chronicle Volume 325

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray http://couch-potato-chronicles.blogspot.com/ A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS&...

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Floridian: Passover, Greek Orthodox Easter

Floridian - April/May 2008tentazioni d’amore …  (We make your love grow) Holidays: Passover Wishes of happiness and health!!! Curious what the Jewish community in Naples, Italy cooks for Passover? Pizze D’Azzima. And...

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The Couch Potato Chronicle Volume 323

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray http://couch-potato-chronicles.blogspot.com/ A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS&...

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Kilroy was here

Who the heck was KILROY?? KILROY WAS HERE! In 1946 the American Transit Association, through its radio program, "Speak to America," sponsored a nationwide contest to find the REAL Kilroy, offering a prize of a real trolley car to the person who coul...

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cognizance: the obedience mechanism

The obedience mechanism ... it is fundamental to our success as a societal species ...  without it there would be chaos ... but it is something that can be manipulated, it is how society is manipulated, it is the mechamism used for good and...

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The Streetcars Are In The Subway

  From March 24 through to March 27, a rail welding crew will occupy the streetcar track lanes on St. Clair Avenue between Westmount Avenue and Oakwood Avenue to weld the streetcar rail into longer strings. TTC crew trailers will be parked ne...

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Growing Longer Every Day

  In advance of the next round of construction work between Vaughan Road and Westmount Ave, preliminary rail work and the removal of the overhead streetcar power lines is required by the TTC. On March 17, the TTC will deliver and store stand...

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The Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 323

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray http://couch-potato-chronicles.blogspot.com/ A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS&...

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Rita Manchisi Amatangelo needs your help

Rita needs your help and she’s desperate. For those of you who have registered at http://www.onematch.ca thank you very much. For those who haven’t please read on. Recapping the journey, Rita is married to Carmine and they have a son...

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The Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 322

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray http://couch-potato-chronicles.blogspot.com/ A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS&...

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Video Tour of Green Arts Barns

Check out my Barns construction tour on YouTube I toured the Green Arts Barns on Feb. 29, 2008, to give you an inside view of the construction currently underway. In the video, I also introduce the inaugural members of the new Community Associati...

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Going My Way.

    The streetcar destination header signs now read Oakwood and only Oakwood. There was some confusion as to where riders were going earlier in the new year, with some cars saying Keele. The new streetcar shelters are up and almost...

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Oscar Night at Zemra Bar Lounge

  She high-heeled her way through the crowd to the bar, grabbed her 'Sweeney Todd's Serial Bloody Martini' and downed it. She had just lost the 'Oscar Picks" and wasn't even bad enough for the 'Worst Picks' prize. She needed another drink, m...

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Lansdowne Partial Intersection Closure Details & Vehicle Restrictions

  Fri. Feb 29th, 2008  For the third time this month the TTC is announcing a closure of the Lansdowne & St Clair Ave intersection .  They have revised the date   ag...

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International Women's Day at Foglie

Remember the woman you are. Wear a bunch of mimosa all; send it to a friend, a sister, a mother, a wife, a daughter, a grandmother, an aunt, a co-worker, a neighbour (that's a lot of women) Celebrate women around you Woman You are art, and fir...

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The Couch Potato Chronicle Volume 321

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray http://couch-potato-chronicles.blogspot.com/ A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS&...

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OCI Student Council Invites Alumni to Celebrations

Dear OCI Alumni: Please see the following message from Ashley Muir, the current President of Caput (Student Council) at OCI. Caput is inviting Alumni to start thinking about how they would like to be involved in a series of school celebrations duri...

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ARTWALK Job Opening - PT Festival Administrator

Job Opening - Part-time Festival Administrator Deadline for Applications: Friday, February 29, 5 pm. The 5th Annual St. Clair Artwalk and Studio Tour is a community based arts festival that showcases local artists in the disciplines of Visual art...

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Join ARTWALK Board of Directors

Join the St. Clair ARTWALK Board of Directors - Multiple Positions now opening Deadline for Submission: Friday, February 29, 2008 by 5 pm. The St. Clair Artwalk Festival and Studio Tour is entering its fifth exciting year. We have grown tremendou...

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Lansdowne Partial Intersection Closure Details & Vehicle Restrictions

 For the second time this month, the TTC is announcing a closure of the Lansdowne & St Clair Ave  intersection .   The intersection of Lansdowne Avenue and St. Clair Avenue West will be partially closed from 9 a.m. on F...

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Snow Removal Plan Update

Greetings! With volumes of snow like we have not seen in awhile, the city has made a decision that in the more dense urban areas (including Ward 21), we will begin trucking away the snow along all the roadways. I have received many emails and pho...

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U2 on St Clair

A little bit of modern St Clair history - Bono being interviewed in early 1981 (that's over 25 years ago, mates) at the Toronto Deli, more recently known as Queen's Dairy and soon to be a parking lot. They were performing just down the st...

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Lansdowne Closure Postponed

Hello,   As you may have noticed, the partial closure of the Lansdowne and St. Clair intersection has been postponed due to inclement weather.  The partial closure of this intersection is tentatively scheduled for next weekend - Fr...

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Green Arts Barns Directors Announced

Green Arts Barns Community Association Inaugral Board of Directors Announced TORONTO - After an enthusiastic response to the public call for applications, Artscape is pleased to introduce the Inaugural Board of Directors for the Green Arts Barns Com...

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Curves Shows Off New Automated Personal Trainer at Open House

Smart Workout Ahead of the Curve (see videos below) The Curves women's fitness club at St. Clair and Oakwood took great strides in the industry by introducing the technical version of a personal trainer at their Open House today....

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The Couch Potato Chronicle Volume 320

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray http://couch-potato-chronicles.blogspot.com/ A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS&...

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Phase 2: Project Update: February 2008

St. Clair Avenue West Transit Improvements Project Phase 2: Westmount Avenue to McRoberts Avenue Project Update: February 2008 The City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission in conjunction with Toronto Hydro are working jointly to coor...

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Lansdowne Partial Intersection Closure Details & Vehicle Restrictions

The intersection of Lansdowne Avenue and St. Clair Avenue West will be partially closed from 9 a.m. on Friday, February 15 until late afternoon on Tuesday, February 19 for streetcar track removal. The closure will consist of the track allowance only....

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Mihevc & St Clair BIAs Host 'Shop Locally' Design Contest

Calling local graphic artists and creative catchphrase writers who have a flair for design and a soft spot for St. Clair. Councillor Joe Mihevc (Ward 21, St. Paul’s West) and the Hillcrest Village and Wychwood Heights Business Improvement Areas...

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New Police Station Coming To Ward 17

Increasing Community Safety - Bringing a New Police Station to Ward 17! I am excited to announce that our community will soon be home to a brand new full service Police Station. 11 Division, which is presently located near Dundas West and Keele Stre...

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The Couch Potato Chronicle Volume 319

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray http://couch-potato-chronicles.blogspot.com/ A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS&nb...

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cognizance: democracy is a skill

Democracy is a skill. In Robert Putnam's book "Making Democracy Work", a landmark political science research study, the primary finding was that the societal structure which provided the most sustainable form of prosperity was one with active and p...

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Dirt and Mud and Indignation!!

    RONA THE FERRET REPORTS: NOSING OUT THE ACTION ON ST. CLAIR AVE. W. Amazingly enough, this column is not about Christina Nunziata, Catholic School Board Trustee and major shopping diva! She is very old news and has single-ha...

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Curves St Clair Under New Ownership

Curves of Toronto - St. Clair Under New Ownership Exciting Changes in Store for Curves of Toronto - St. Clair Members including the introduction of CurvesSmart Curves International, Inc., the world’s largest fitness franchisor, announced to...

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Water Main Break Forces Road Closure Near Yonge And St. Clair

from CityNews.ca Staff Police were forced to shut down a busy intersection near Yonge and St. Clair during rush hour Friday morning as crews are having a tough time capping a water main break. Needless to say, traffic is going to be a mess. The c...

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SHORT-TERM DIVERSIONS ON DUFFERIN ST.

  Starting on Jan. 11th , 2008, at 9:00 a.m., all southbound and northbound lanes on Dufferin St. through the St. Clair intersection will closed to through traffic. Only right-hand turns onto St. Clair will be allowed. This is to allow the ne...

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Wychwood Ice Rink Report

The Rink Warriors were out this morning getting one more flood in before the warm weather hits. In the past few really cold days Peter has been out with Pierre and Neil and Kevin attempting to get the ice base a thick as possible to withstand should...

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Short-Staffed City Planning Department

Dear Friends, I trust all is going well with you. You will recall at the People Plan Toronto meeting earlier this year, there was talk of getting a network of Neighbourhood Associations hooked up to deal with generic issues that affect us all. By e...

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St Clair & Dufferin Closed - Jan 11-15

St. Clair Avenue West Transit Improvements Project Phase 2: Westmount Avenue to McRoberts Avenue Partial Intersection Closure – St. Clair Avenue and Dufferin Street Start Date: 9a.m., Friday, January 11, 2008* Completion Date: 6a.m., Tuesda...

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The Couch Potato Chronicle Volume 317

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray http://couch-potato-chronicles.blogspot.com/ A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS&nb...

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Wychwood Ice Rink Report

The Rink at the 'barns has been in and being skated on for weeks now, which puts us ahead of last year by almost an entire month. Of course, the recent rain did the rink no favors, (insert pic of pocked rink surface here)  and there will be a lo...

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Strategizing for Meaningful Employment in the Canadian Workplace

Why Strategize? The Canadian Workplace Reality Securing a job in Canada is no longer a matter of sending a resume or completing an application form and hoping for the best outcome. Your professional success and financial security depends on your ca...

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Reducing Risk of Back Injury from Snow Shoveling

John-David Kato, DC, MSc, ACSM-RCEP, CSEP-CEP Chiropractor and Clinical Exercise Physiologist The first major snowfall of the season left areas of Toronto with 20-30 cm of snow. This fantastic amount of snow in such a short period of time had some...

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Get Back Into The Kitchen!

Joshna Maharaj, the Celebrity Chef from The Stop (frequently featured on the Gill Deacon Show), has a clear philosophy on cooking that’s easily summed up: Get Back Into The Kitchen! “It’s dangerous that people don’t know how t...

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The Sport Potato Chonicles Volume 002

THE SPORT POTATO CHRONICLES A regularly posted column which encompasses Jim Murray’s personal view of the world of sports, plus his customary takes on movies, television, books and everything else that passes for entertainment these days. VO...

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One Enchanting Evening Atlas One

On a blustery winter night the warm glow through the stained glass windows draws you into this cozy Hillcrest Village restaurant. Co-owners Hamid Razzak and Francesca Sors have transformed a former neighbourhood dry cleaner into an exciting Middle...

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St Clair West Subway Station is open for business, sort of.

  According to the latest release from the TTC, as of Thursday Dec 13th, 2007, the 7A BATHURST, 33 FOREST HILL, 90 VAUGHAN, 126 CHRISTIE and 512 ST.CLAIR buses are now going into St. Clair West Subway Station. This means that there will be no...

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The Sport Potato Chronicles - 001

THE SPORT POTATO CHRONICLES A regularly posted column which encompasses my own view of the world of sports. VOLUME 001 WELCOME TO THE SPORTS POTATO CHRONICLES After eight years and more than 300 issues of the Couch Potato Chronicles, I woke up...

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The Sport Potato Chronicles - 001

This is to announce that the Couch Potato Chronicles, after almost 8 years of existence has been put to bed. I have pretty much said everything I had to say about television and movies and these kinds of hobbies are all about having a real passion f...

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Christmas and Chanukah; A humourous comparison

If anyone asks you what the difference is between Christmas and Chanukah you will know what and how to answer! Apologies to those who may be offended 1. Christmas is one day, same day every year, December 25. Jews also love December 25th. It's anoth...

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Sports Potato Chronicles - Vol 001

Welcome to the Sports Potato Chronicles After eight years and more than 300 issues of the Couch Potato Chronicles, I woke up one morning and said to myself, that’s enough of that. And I stopped. It was really more with a whimper than with a...

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Video: Caledonia Lights

A most amazing light display, with sound, can be experienced on Caledonia just north of St Clair. It must be enjoyed in person, this video can hardly do it justice....

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Sidewalk Super - Cover Me

Cover Me. The new streetcar shelters are starting to appear on several of the new safety zones. When you're traveling west from Yonge St. on the streetcar, you can see the barebones of the new shelters on three of the platforms. Barebones is...

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St. Clair Gardens Cavalcade of Lights - 2007

St. Clair Gardens BIA would like to thank Councillor Cesar Palacio, Father Henry and all the community that attended the lighting ceremony.  We are so happy to report that it was a great success.  City TV was there and we were live on...

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Spinal Manipulation For Low Back Pain

Recent Scientific Review: Spinal Manipulation is Effective for Low Back Pain By John-David Kato, DC, BSc, MSc, RCEP This month (October 2007) there were some of articles published in the medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine1,2,3 that revie...

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New Energy Efficient Lighting Product

Niagara Region manufacturer launches new energy efficient lighting product at international energy conservation conference in Washington (Washington, DC - November 12th, 2007) - CRS Electronics of Welland, (Ontario), Canada, a noted Light Emitting...

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The Couch Potato Chronicle Volume 315

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray http://couch-potato-chronicles.blogspot.com/ A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS&nb...

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LEARN takes part in St. Clair Gardens BIA Cornfest

Local Business Improvement Association donates to LEARN The St. Clair Gardens Business Improvement Association (BIA) recently donated a portion of its Annual Cornfest to CAMH's LEARN program (Learning Education Advocacy Recreation Network)....

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Osteoporosis and the Benefits of Exercise

Exercise has benefits to many health conditions, affecting multiple systems in the body. One of the benefits of exercise is to promote and maintain strong and healthy bones, and to stop bone loss in those with osteoporosis. The biggest concern with...

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Time to change your furnace filter

 A new filter will improve comfort, generate savings, and ensure your furnace fan has a longer life As the warm weather gradually recedes, Ontarians are preparing for the inevitable snow and cold. Families understand this transition and accept...

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Sidewalk Super - Getting Out of the Cold

By Barbara Indriliunas Snow GETTING OUT OF THE COLD! The cold weather is coming, but commuters should be able to wait for their buses inside the St. Clair West Subway station starting in early November. It's still cold, but not wet or snowy. A...

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Who is that guy on the $10 Bill?

THE VETERAN ON OUR TEN DOLLAR BILL   If you have a Canadian $10 bill, look at the back right side of the bill.   You will see an old veteran standing at attention near the Ottawa war  memorial.   His name is Robert Metcalfe and he...

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The Couch Potato Chronicle Volume 314

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray http://couch-potato-chronicles.blogspot.com/ A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. VOLUME 314 KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO...

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Ingrown Hair and Laser Hair Removal

Pseudofolliculitis barbae is the technical term for ingrown hair. Worsened by waxing, plucking and shaving, it is a common condition that can result in unsightly bumps and discolourations of the skin. Conditions may range from very minor to severe. I...

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Transit Today

Vaughan Bus Back to St Clair West Station! The 90 Vaughan Rd Bus is again going to stop at St Clair West Station. As of Sunday October 14th, 2007, it will no longer be going to Bathurst Station to loop.  The new route will have Southbound bu...

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Voting in the Upcoming Provincial Election

The next Provincial Election will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2007.  As well as the election, a Referendum is also being held at the same time for the purpose of choosing which system will be used in future elections in order to determine...

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And the winners are. . .

Davenport: Tony Ruprecht           Liberal Party Eglinton-Lawrence Mike Colle               Liberal Party St. Paul's Michael Bryant  &...

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The Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 312

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray http://couch-potato-chronicles.blogspot.com/ A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. VOLUME 312 KNOW YOUR SPUDS T...

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Glenholme Stairs Installation

Read your way up the Glenholme Steps … before it rains and it's gone....

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ARTWALK 2007

Click here for more photos This past weekend saw the 4th annual ARTWALK event transform St Clair under sunny skies and moonlit nights. Organized by members of the community and sponsored by local businesses as well as the Hillcrest Village and Wy...

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Plaque Unveiled at Regal Road School

On September 24, 2007, a plaque was unveiled at Regal Road school recognizing the restoration of the portico by a combined effort of the Regal Heights Residents' Association, Councillor Palacio's office, the Toronto District School Board and Heritage...

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The Couch Potato Chronicle Volume 312

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray http://couch-potato-chronicles.blogspot.com/ A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. VOLUME 312 KNOW YOUR SPUDS T...

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Candidates in Davenport Riding

Below is the list of candidates that have indicated their intention to run in the October 10 election.   TONY RUPRECHT ONTARIO LIBERAL PARTY PETER FERREIRA NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF ONTARIO DAVE MCKEE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CANADA (ONTARIO) ANTONI...

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Some Comments on Streetcar Construction

It is farcical that both the new Chair of the TTC Adam Giambrone and Jim Teeple TTC Project manager, have the audacity to blame the oversight of fixing the tracks in the underground portion of the line at Bathurst Street on the resident lawsuit to...

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The Couch Potato Chronicles Vol 311

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray http://couch-potato-chronicles.blogspot.com/ A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. VOLUME 311 KNOW YOUR SPUDS...

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To MMP or Not To MMP. . .

 To MMP or not to MMP. . . The next Provincial election will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2007.  Not only will this be an opportunity for you to choose your M.P.P. and, indirectly, your government for the next four years, but you will...

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cognizance: seeking the truth about 911

It was just 6 short years ago that the world changed. The shock and awe of that day is gradually becoming but a memory. Of course we remember much of the detail, where we were, what we thought, but the raw emotional wound is healing. We remembered t...

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Ontario Political Parties

Here is a list of the political parties which are officially registered (as of August 30, 2007) to run candidates in the October 10 election: • COMMUNIST PARTY OF CANADA (ONTARIO) • ONTARIO PROVINCIAL CONFEDERATION OF REGIONS PARTY ...

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cognizance: on the death of a princess

It's been 10 years. Imagine the difference if she had lived. As most people know, she had become the spokesperson for the movement to ban landmines. She had only recently taken on that role, the awareness was only just starting to build, we were aw...

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The Couch Potato Chronicles Vol. 310

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray http://couch-potato-chronicles.blogspot.com/ A Bi-weekly review column that provides eye opening editorials and honest reviews of movies, video, TV shows and sporting events. VOLUME 310 KNOW YOUR SPUDS TW...

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Endermologie

You’ve got that all too unappealing “orange peel” skin all over the back of your thighs and buttocks, upper arms, and stomach. Known as cellulite, it settles in the worst places – places that make it impervious to exercise and...

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Rona the Ferret End of Summer 07

THERE AROSE SUCH A CLATTER!!!! Actually, there is no noise coming from the intense construction work at St. Clair West Subway.  There are very large devices holding up the station, rather scary, but not a peep of sound from the&n...

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The Right Backpack For Your Child

Do you notice your child struggling to put on his or her backpack? Does he or she have to lean forward to walk with it on their back? Scientific studies show that children who wear heavier backpacks have proportionally more back pain, missed school t...

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Backpack Safety

In the first article we discussed the problem of heavy backpacks and how parents can select a backpack that is best their children. The following article outlines tips for parents and students to get the most of their backpack and minimize the load....

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Green Barn Farmers' Market Opening This Saturday!!

Opening this Saturday!! The Green Barn Farmers' Market Saturdays 2-5 p.m. from August 18 - October 6, 2007 Church of St. Michael & All Angels 611 St. Clair Ave. West (St. Clair and Wychwood) The Stop Community Food Centre announces the ope...

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WISE Update

Dear All - This email is to thank you for making the project such a success so far - 145 families signed up by July 20th for an evaluation plus we have interest from three Co-ops, a condo building in the area and some folks out side the catchment a...

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The Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 309

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray http://couch-potato-chronicles.blogspot.com/ KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS  Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS  Definitely Worth Checking Out 1.5 SPUD Worth Checking Out, But Don’t Expect A Ton ONE...

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SIDEWALK SUPER

  History While You Wait The new streetcar shelters will stretch the entire length of the platforms and they will have some interesting things on them. In the section of the shelter called the 'FeatureBay', there will be the regular TTC rou...

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Gimme Shelter.

  As of August 9th, 2007, at approximately 9:30 p.m. the TTC has started removing the temporary barriers on the streetcar platforms on the south side of St. Clair from Yonge St to Vaughan Rd. This means that the new shelters will be installed...

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TCLC Asks For 2.0 Metre Platform Width At Dufferin

At the July 30 meeting, the community members of the TCLC asked for arbitration on the issue of 2.0 metre vs 2.4 metre platform widths on St. Clair at Dufferin, which correspondingly affects sidewalk cuts of adjacent sidewalks. The community members...

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Cricket Anyone?

Councillor Joe Mihevc (Ward 21, St. Paul's West) is looking for cricket players! I am looking for players from the community who are interested in playing on my cricket team as we duke it out with the police at 13 Division on Sunday, September 16, 2...

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ARTWALK Needs Professionals

Now in its 4th exciting year, ARTWALK, the St. Clair Arts Festival and Studio Tour, runs on the weekend of September 29 & 30. It is gearing up to be the best yet. The secret of ARTWALK's continuing success is largely due to the many volunteers who gi...

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Salsa on St.Clair!

Salsa on St. Clair was a success once again! The festival on July 14 and 15 put a spotlight on St. Clair Avenue West for a third year, drawing media attention and 250,000 attendees, about the same as last year, to our community.   This ye...

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Construction and Community

The barns will be transformed into the Green Arts Barns, a 61,000 sq. ft. multi-tenant arts and environmental centre run by and for the community. CONSTRUCTION NEWS It was relatively quiet on the site during the month of June due to some labour dis...

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New Waste Collection Schedule

To make garbage, recycling, green bin and yard waste collection more efficient, the City is making changes to its waste collection boundaries starting of August 7. This means, some residents may have a change in their collection day and the schedule...

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Poof, There Go the Streetcars Again!!!

  As of August 5th, 2007, the TTC will be temporarily replacing the streetcars on St. Clair with buses from Yonge St to Gunn's Rd. There is to be more work done on the lower portion of St. Clair West Subway streetcar ramps, so no vehicles...

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Raising The Planet's Vibration Together

Greetings All I am sending this after the actual activation date but I know you will feel how powerful this is and hopefully be inspired (you'll see what i mean in a sec). Three people in my house meditated at 4:11am this morning in order to benefit...

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UrbanArts Summer!

Its been a busy year for all in the Youth Arts sector, and it goes the same for us at UrbanArts.  Engaging youth in community building through the arts has never been better supported or more active, see below for just some examples of pro...

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The Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 307

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray http://couch-potato-chronicles.blogspot.com/ KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS  Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS  Definitely Worth Checking Out 1.5 SPUD Worth Checking Out, But Don’t Expect A Ton ONE...

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Results of the Dufferin/St. Clair Intersection Discussion

To: Members of the St Clair & Dufferin Community Re: Etobicoke York Community Coucil Item EY7.38 - Configuration of the Dufferon Street and St Clair Avenue West Intersection Dear Friends: I am glad to report that City Council has agreed to suppor...

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An Open letter to the St. Clair West community

DESIGN OF THE ST. CLAIR & DUFFERIN INTERSECTION: THE SAFETY OF PEDESTRIANS & TRANSIT-USERS VS. THE CONVENIENCE OF CARS As much as the members of SOS might want it to be the case, there is NOT unanimity in the St. Clair West community on the questio...

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SIDEWALK SUPER

  Trees and Bushes, Oh My! The TTC has almost finished off the new streetcar loading platforms. The platforms from Yonge St to Vaughan Rd have had trees and flowering shrubs planted in the pre-cast landscape planter at the rear of each pla...

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ST CLAIR TRANSIT TODAY

  Wed July 25, 2007 Caledonia Rd. Closed As of 9:00 am on Wednesday July 25th, 2007, Caledonia Rd., from St. Clair Ave to Rogers Rd.   will be closed by the City of Toronto, to all traffic for additional work on the water-mains. It...

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Report On Council's Actions Regarding Dufferin - St Clair Intersection

The following is a report from Margaret Smith, a member of SOS, on the actions of City Council regarding the St. Clair-Dufferin intersection and other matters relating to the St. Clair DROW. SOS Bulletin July 18, 2007 City Council approves communi...

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Council Approves Change to St Clair/Dufferin DROW Design

Last week the Etobicoke Community Council voted unanimously to change the proposed DROW design of the streetcar dedicated right-of-way (DROW) at the St Clair / Dufferin intersection (click here for the full story). Today the matter went to the fu...

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Community Council Votes to Change Proposed Design of St Clair/Dufferin

At a meeting last night of the Community Council at the old York Council building, residents expressed their concerns over plans for the St Clair and Dufferin intersection. Construction of the dedicated right-of-way (DROW) for the St Clair Wes...

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The Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 307

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray http://couch-potato-chronicles.blogspot.com/ KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS  Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS  Definitely Worth Checking Out 1.5 SPUD Worth Checking Out, But Don’t Expect A Ton ONE...

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120 Homes Get WISE

I am thrilled to report that as of last night we have had 120 homes sign up for our WISE project. The majority of the sign ups are interested in both Solar Thermal (hot water) and Solar PV (electricity).   WISE has the real potential...

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About Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery is about choice. It's about providing an opportunity to alter or modify an aspect of one's physical appearance that is a source of concern, unhappiness, and even shame. Most men and women who undergo treatment are extremely satisfied...

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Salsa Goes Green!

This is our first year participating in Salsa on St. Clair and we are thrilled! You may have already heard that the WHBIA has negotiated to participate in Salsa on St. Clair this July 14 & 15, 2007. What you may not know is that Salsa has decided t...

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MyStClair Reaches 25,000

Last month (June 2007) MyStClair hit a new record - 25,000 visits - a full 25% increase over previous months. For those not familiar with web stats, 'visits' is a much better reflection of web activity than 'hits', the statistic most often cited....

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Body of Water At Side Space

Click here for gallery of images from Opening Night Schuster Gindin, the curator for Sidespace Gallery, the one who transformed the neglected glass-enclosed space beside a corner building on St. Clair and Lauder into a gallery space that people can...

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WISE Update

The response we have received from the community to the WISE Project has been tremendous. In about a week, nearly 75 homeowners have signed up for a site assessment to determine the suitability of a solar solution for their home.  More than h...

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The Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 305

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray http://couch-potato-chronicles.blogspot.com/ KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS  Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS  Definitely Worth Checking Out 1.5 SPUD Worth Checking Out, But Don’t Expect A Ton ONE...

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SCRIPT statement opposing further sidewalk cuts

SCRIPT (St.Clair Right-of-Way Initiative for Public Transit) SCRIPT is a volunteer citizen group representing residents living along St.Clair West. Founded in 2004, we have supported the St.Clair West streetcar right-of-way as a significant transit...

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'Baldini" Making News!

Power of Magic to Inspire No Mystery for Local Performer Erika Beauchesne (Town Crier) David Grosfield has just suspended a drinking straw in the air. His hands hover above the plastic tube, making it dance as if possessed. It looks like a scene fro...

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Green Arts Barns Ground-Breaking

(click here for more images) Green Arts Barns. You may know them better as the Wychwood Carbarns. Well, they officially started their new guise on June 20 at a groundbreaking ceremony held that morning. It was a crisp, breezy but sunny day that ha...

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The Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 304

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray http://couch-potato-chronicles.blogspot.com/ VOLUME 304 KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS  Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS  Definitely Worth Checking Out 1.5 SPUD Worth Checking Out, But Don’t Expect...

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cognizance: a perfect storm

a perfect storm is brewing in our time .... global warming, whether man-made or not ... peak oil, driving up oil prices and the drive to conquer and control oil resources by the major oil consumers ... financial crisis, as the global currency, the Am...

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Residents Concerned with Designs for St Clair & Dufferin

The design for the St. Clair-Dufferin intersection needs to be challenged by the community. The following is the E-mail that I sent to the Honourable Laurel Broten (Ontario Minister of the Environment), and David Miller, Mayor of the CIty of Toront...

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SIDEWALK SUPER

  WAITIN' IN THE RAIN 'April Showers, bring May flowers', so they say. They also bring wet commuters, when they have no shelter from the almost daily storms. Relief is almost within sight for the new safety stops on St. Clair that don't hav...

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TCLC Checks out the DROW

Members of the Transit Community Liaison Committee (TCLC), including representatives from the City, the TTC and interested observers, conducted a walkabout along St Clair, between Spadina and Yonge on Thursday June 14. The purpose was to examine th...

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Solar Information Kit for WISE

West Toronto Initiative for Solar Energy (WISE) The West Toronto Initiative for Solar Energy (WISE) is a dynamic community-led renewable energy project that began in the late spring of 2006. Modeled after the successful program in Riverdale wher...

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Stress and Your Health

Stress is something that is often discussed with regards to health, but most people are not clear about what stress is, let alone how it impacts on one’s health.  Stress Defined Stress is generally defined as any influence that disrupts...

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Renovations of the Dufferin/St. Clair Library

Dufferin / St. Clair Branch – Closure for Renovation Date: June 11, 2007 To: Toronto Public Library Board  From: City Librarian    SUMMARY   Dufferin / St. Clair Branch will be closed for renovation for approximately on...

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Community Soccer on Sundays

Calling all soccer lovers, amateurs and neophytes, Starting last summer with St. Clair Kick-It World Cup Community Festival, our community has been playing soccer. We are children, men and women of all abilities. We play without a referee and with...

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No Subway Stop

 Attention all St. Clair Transit Riders !!!  Starting Sunday, June 3, 2007 and continuing for approximately 12 weeks, streetcars on the 512 ST CLAIR route and buses on the 7A BATHURST, 90 VAUGHAN, 126 CHRISTIE and 33 FORES...

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1050 CHUM Celebrates 50 Years Of Rock

City News: When this happened, the subway only ran along Yonge St. downtown, the 78 was still selling alongside 45 rpm records, and Ford was on the verge of introducing its biggest blunder ever, the Edsel. It was May 27, 1957 and Allan Waters was in...

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The Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 303

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray http://couch-potato-chronicles.blogspot.com/ VOLUME 303 KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS  Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS  Definitely Worth Checking Out 1.5 SPUD Worth Checking Out, But Don’t Exp...

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FREE Computer Lessons Starting May 20

MyStClair.com, in partnership with The Computer School, is offering FREE computer lessons starting May 20th. It will be a group class held every other Wednesday in the afternoon from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The instructor will provide training that r...

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JJP Announces Summer Camp Schedule

Joseph J Picinnini Summer Camps 2007 Our camps are open to children ages 4 to 16 years old. Our camps have been designed to help children develop new skills, interests and friendships. Activities are tailored for each specific camp and age group. Gr...

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Monthly Executive Meeting of St. Clair West BIA @ Regal Heights Bistro

  I.Call to order II.Approval of minutes from meeting of Apr 18th , 2007 III.Open issues: a)Festivals updates- Barbara b)Conduits or Solar? – Cost Report by Barbara c)Flowers for Planters d)Dates and Movies for 'Movies & Music' Sh...

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Mother's Day;

People in different countries celebrate Mother's Day on various days of the year because the day has a number of different origins. One school of thought claims this day emerged from a custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship —...

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WISE Update

I am thrilled to report that the WISE Request for Proposals (RFP) has now been tendered to the solar industry. The proposal is being distributed to members in good standing of the Canadian Solar Industry Association and the Ontario Sustainable Energy...

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The Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 302

The Couch Potato Chronicles By Jim Murray http://couch-potato-chronicles.blogspot.com/ VOLUME 302 KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS  Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS  Definitely Worth Checking Out 1.5 SPUD Worth Checking Out, But Don’t Expec...

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Safety First, Beauty Later

  The concrete barriers that are currently on the back portion of the stops between Yonge St. and Vaughan Rd., are temporary measures to protect passengers waiting on the platforms until the new shelters and guard rails are in place later this...

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Two Mural Artist Mentors Needed

Two mural artist mentors are needed for the Scarborough Village Youth Mural Project and the Eglinton East/Kennedy Park Youth Mural Project. Job descriptions are as follows: Call for Mural Artist / MentorAn open competition for an artist mentor for t...

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ARTWALK: Call for Art Donations: Deadline May 26

ARTWALK: Call for donations of 8 x 10 WORKS from ONTARIO Artists ARTWALK, the 4th Annual St. Clair Arts Festival and Studio Tour, Is a celebration of creativity and cultural diversity. ARTWALK is having it's first Annual Fundraiser. This fun evenin...

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Heart Health What Are The Risks?

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death amongst Canadians, being responsible for over 74,000 deaths in 2002. In Canada in 2002, 32% of male deaths and 34% of female deaths were attributed to cardiovascular disease, which includes heart...

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Magnotta Winery Leads Battle Against Lyme Disease

Magnotta Winery Corporation (TSX: MGN), is pioneering a long-term initiative to inform, educate, build awareness and raise funds in support of the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (CanLyme). Appropriately, the month of May is Lyme Disease awareness m...

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St Mike's Majors - Daugavins Named an All-Star

Toronto, Ont. (Thursday, April 26, 2007) — The Toronto St. Michael’s Majors are extremely pleased to announce that winger Kaspars Daugavins has been named to the Ontario Hockey League’s Rookie First All-Star Team for the 2006-07 sea...

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Artist Profile: David Mah

David Mah is an artist who moulds materials such as cement,wax, and bronze to create powerful figures that touch you with such clarity that it’s difficult to forget them. Whether it’s through a gesture of the hand, or a cocky facial expre...

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Watercolour by Paul Comarmond

Every child regardless of artistic talent is given at one time a box of watercolours. If he/she shows promise, then a set of oils can follow. The watercolour itself is an unassuming box that allows safe entry into the world of creative expression. Wa...

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Gros Morne by Paul Comarmond

Gros Morne has long been on my list but a difficult one to get to. A change of scenery often tends to mean a change of country. Gros Morne in this respect had the disadvantage of being in the same country I live in. A first trip two years ago to the...

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Greenlaw Places in Top 5 in UK Indie Poll

That's right the votes have been counted and we are top 5 out of 40'000 bands. Greenlaw are up for an Indy Award in the UK and the ceremony will be held at Clapham Grand in London on May 15th. Thanks so much everyone for taking the time to vote f...

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Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 301

KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS  Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS  Definitely Worth Checking Out 1.5 SPUD Worth Checking Out, But Don’t Expect A Ton ONE SPUD  Not Worth It, Except For The Hardcore Fan NO SPUD 4U  Just Plain Sucks...

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RONA THE FERRET REPORTS:

    NOSING OUT THE ACTION ON ST. CLAIR SPRING 2007 BYE – BYE BI- BEST!!!!!! Well, another one bites the dust. As in another huuuuuuge store closing down. The BI-Best between Kenwood Ave and Vaughan Rd on the south side of S...

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Ward 21 E-Newsletter

Greetings and best wishes for a healthy and active Spring. There is much that is happening in the community and at City Hall. This newsletter is a heads up on many of them. Next week you should be also receiving a hard copy newsletter at your home (i...

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Construction Begins of Green Arts Barns

From ArtScape: Construction Begins! After a six year journey, and with special thanks to all the individuals and groups in the community that have worked so hard to make the Green Arts Barns a reality, Artscape is pleased to announce that Dalton...

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Green Arts Barns Gala Dates Announced

You can also become a supporter of the project by purchasing tickets to the Green Arts Barns gala fundraising event to be held at the Palais Royale on Thursday October 18, 2007. Organized by local residents dedicated to raising $100,000, this event...

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Theatre Direct Needs Help Building Their Home

Theatre Direct is building their very own home, and they need you! We are pleased to announce the plans for the creation of a unique theatre and education studio space in the dynamic Wychwood Green Arts Barns. This theatre will house Theatre Direct...

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Heritage Toronto Appoints New Executive Director

Toronto, ON - Heritage Toronto's new Executive Director, selected from a strong field of candidates, is Peggy Mooney, formerly Assistant Deputy Minister in the Ontario Ministry of Government Services. Ms Mooney commences her new duties on April 23,...

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MyStClair Now Has FREE Classifieds

If you have something to sell, something to buy, a job you need filled or need some volunteers then consider running a classified ad on MyStClair. It's totally FREE. All you have to do is register and away you go. We already have a job listing fo...

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Rooming House License Renewals in RegalHeights - Request for Input

*Please Circulate Widely* Dear Friends, Please see the attached notices for rooming house license renewals in Regal Heights. 105 Oakwood is located at the corner of Oakwood and Rosemount 1535 Dufferin Street is located on the East side of Duf...

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Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 300

KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS  Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS  Definitely Worth Checking Out 1.5 SPUD Worth Checking Out, But Don’t Expect A Ton ONE SPUD  Not Worth It, Except For The Hardcore Fan NO SPUD 4U  Just Plain Sucks...

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The BIAs of St Clair West Get Together

Another step has been taken in the revitalization of St Clair West as the BIAs along this important avenue met to discuss how they might work together. BIAs, or Business Improvement Areas, are business associations sanctioned and monitored by the C...

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Solar Art Project On St Clair - Call to Artists

The residents and businesses in the area of St Clair W between Dufferin and Oakwood are commissioning a solar art project. Based on the theme of 'Environmental Sustainability - Living in Balance with Nature' the finished sculpture (the first of 6) is...

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New Ward 17 Street Cleaning Project Begins

I am proud to report that the Etobicoke - York Community Council has adopted my request to introduce an exciting new approach to street cleaning in our area. Parking prohibitions on several days per month are being introduced to enable street cleanin...

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Regal Heights Hockey Team

These local guys have been playing shinny hockey together for at least two or three years once a week.They are our neighbours and you may recognize some of these happy people. They all live in Regal Heights or the Hillcrest area. Karl Brown initiated...

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What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic Medicine is a form of primary health care that uses natural therapies to promote health and treat disease. As primary health care providers, Naturopathic Doctors are trained in physical and laboratory diagnostics and are trained to pro...

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Thumpa-thumpa-thumpa-thump!

SIDEWALK SUPER By Barbara Indriliunas SnowEveryone has heard the sound of the streetcars traveling across St. Clair. The thumps mean that the streetcar is hitting one of the joints of the rails themselves. Usually, that's how you can tell whether...

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[St Mike's Majors] National Title for Former Majors Players

Toronto, Ont. (Monday, Mar. 26, 2007) – The St. Michael's Majors are proud to announce that two of their former players were members of the University of New Brunswick V-Reds Men's Hockey Team that won the CIS national title last night. The V-R...

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Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 299

KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS  Absolute Must SeeTWO SPUDS  Definitely Worth Checking Out1.5 SPUD Worth Checking Out, But Don’t Expect A TonONE SPUD  Not Worth It, Except For The Hardcore FanNO SPUD 4U  Just Plain Sucks VOL...

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Hydro Undergrounding Gets Underway

The following notice has been delivered along St Clair indicating that the undergrounding of the hydro wires along St Clair, from Wychwood to Westmount is about to get underway. Undergounding work has already been completed from Yonge to Spadina...

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We're Looking For Writers

We're looking for writers to provide content to our site. If you have always wanted to pursue writing as a career or a hobby, this could be your start. We are interested in any type of writing, including essays and poetry. We also have a need for...

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GTTA Board Sets 2007 Agenda in Motion

Greater Toronto Transportation Authority (GTTA) Board sets 2007 agenda in motion (Toronto, March 23, 2007) Ontario Minister of Transportation Donna Cansfield addressed the first ever meeting of the directors of the Greater Toronto Transportation Au...

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Solar Energy Is On Its Way To West Toronto (WISE Update)

WISE (West Toronto Initiative for Solar Energy) Update After much research and discussion, the WISE organizing committee has almost completed the documentation necessary for our project to go out to tender. The carefully considered document is com...

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Solar Sculptures, the New Light on St. Clair

2007 is the year that the St.Clair West BIA will light up St.Clair Ave. We are holding a competition for artists to create sculptures for our street. An article detailing the competition is in the February edition of well-known DArt magazine. A...

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Get Off & On the St Clair Streetcar - For Free

(It has come to our attention that not many people know that it is possible to get off and on the St Clair Streetcar without having to pay an extra fare so we have decided to rerun this story which was originally posted in July 2005.) Time transfer...

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[St Mike's Majors] Captain Completes Career with Class

Toronto, Ont. (Sunday, Mar. 18, 2007) – The St. Michael's Majors were defeated 6-5 in overtime by the visiting Belleville Bulls this afternoon. However, the bigger story was that Majors captain Micheal Haley placed an exclamation point on his O...

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[St Mike's Majors] Majors Finish Special Season in Style

Toronto, Ont. (Friday, Mar. 16, 2007) – The St. Michael's Majors wrap up their 10th anniversary season on Sunday afternoon when they host the Belleville Bulls at 2 p.m. And, they plan to do it in style, surrounded by all of their loyal fans. P...

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The Dufferin exodus

As many areas around Toronto boom, hard-luck stretch is losing its residents (Toronto Star - Jen Gerson / Staff reporter ) It gets worse the farther north you go. Past St. Clair on Dufferin St., the signs take over, begging for tenants or se...

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Who killed St Clair's Beer Store?

Yes it's true. Lovers of fine crafted beer who live in the Regal Heights area of St. Clair will no longer have a short walk to "bag back" their wine bottles, or replenish their fridges with their favourite brews. The Beer Store closed its location at...

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[St Mike's Majors] Majors Shutout by Generals

Oshawa, Ont. (Wednesday, March 14, 2007) — The St. Michael's Majors were shutout by the Oshawa Generals this evening, 5-0. Generals forwards Dale Mitchell and Brett Parnham carried over their fine play from last week's 13-3 defeat of the Majors...

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cognizance: water apes

Think about it. We are water apes. After the creation of the rift valley, the subsequent change of habitat from jungle to savanah forced a significant evolutionary change, bipedalism, which shaped our destiny from that time forward. Now consider li...

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Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 298

KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS — Absolute Must SeeTWO SPUDS — Definitely Worth Checking Out1.5 SPUDS—Worth Checking Out, But Don’t Expect A TonONE SPUD – Not Worth It, Except For The Hardcore FanNO SPUD 4U – Just Pla...

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[St Mike's Majors] Well-Rounded Effort Results in Majors Win

Toronto, Ont. (Sunday, Mar. 11) – The team effort produced by the St. Michael's Majors proved to be successful this afternoon as they knocked off the visiting Sudbury Wolves 4-1. As a result, the Majors record improves to 20-40-3-3 on the year....

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[St Mike's Majors] Majors Fall Short Against IceDogs

Mississauga, Ont. (Friday, Mar. 9, 2007) — The Mississauga IceDogs and St. Michael's Majors participated in a back-and-forth fight to the finish this evening at the Hershey Centre. In the end, it was the IceDogs that came out on top, 6-5 in a s...

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[St Mike's Majors] Barrie Too Much for Majors

Barrie, Ont. (Thursday, Mar. 8, 2007) — With the postseason looming, the Barrie Colts took one step closer to securing the Eastern Conference crown as they defeated the Majors 5-2 at the Barrie Molson Centre. As a result, the Majors are officia...

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RONA THE FERRET REPORTS

NOSING OUT THE ACTION ON ST. CLAIR AVE. W.   Rona can't ferret out all the action by herself, so send me an email @ [email protected] and give me the dirt, but leave the mud behind!    Dedication to Your Constituents...

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[St Mike's Majors] Get on the Bus!

Toronto, Ont. (Thursday, Mar. 8, 2007) – It's the last chance for St. Mike's fans to check out Majors-IceDogs action at Mississauga's Hershey Centre this year! The Majors are running their fourth, and final bus trip of the season to Mississauga...

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[St Mike's Majors] One to Forget

Toronto, Ont. (Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2007) – The St. Michael's Majors put together a listless effort against an Oshawa Generals club that was hungry to punch their playoff ticket this evening. The end result was a 13-3 Oshawa win, pushing the Majors...

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[St Mike's Majors] Timely Tuesday Tilt

Toronto, Ont. (Monday, Mar. 5, 2007) – Tomorrow will be an exciting day for the Majors as they host a rare Tuesday evening game. The 7:30 p.m. tilt with the Oshawa Generals comes as a result of last Thursday's postponed game. All of the unused...

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[St Mike's Majors] Majors Let Otters Slip Away

Toronto, Ont. (Sunday, Mar. 4, 2007) – The St. Michael's Majors hosted the Erie Otters this afternoon and appeared to be in control of the game. However, the Otters tied it up late and won it in overtime, by a 5-4 margin. As a result, the Major...

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[St Mike's Majors] Hang Onto Those Tickets!

Toronto, Ont. (Friday, Mar. 2, 2007) – There will be plenty of opportunities for Majors fans to redeem tickets during the remainder of the regular season. Due to the postponement of last night's Majors-Generals contest, fans are no doubt wonder...

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[St Mike's Majors] Majors Lose to Frontenacs in a Shootout

Kingston, Ont. (Friday, Mar. 2, 2007) – The St. Michael's Majors engaged in a tight, hard-checking game with the Kingston Frontenacs this evening. Unfortunately, they ended up falling 4-3 by way of the shootout. Therefore, their record shifts t...

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Save Money with MyStClair

That's right, you can save money with MyStClair. We have been working with local merchants to bring you specials on a variety of items.  As of now we have a dozen business offering savings, with more coming all the time. There are a...

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[St Mike's Majors] Majors News

Toronto, Ont. (Thursday, Mar. 1, 2007) – The St. Michael's Majors try to begin a winning streak when they host John Tavares and the Oshawa Generals this evening at 7:30 p.m. The Majors are coming off of a 5-0 victory over the visiting Windsor S...

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[St Mike's Majors] Majors Game Postponed

Toronto, Ont. (Thursday, Mar. 1, 2007) – The St. Michael's Majors regretfully announce that tonight's game versus the Oshawa Generals has been postponed due to the severe weather conditions in the area. It is rescheduled for next Tuesday evenin...

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[St Mike's Majors] Majors Shutout Spitfires

Toronto, Ont. (Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007) – The St. Michael's Majors were facing an undermanned Windsor Spitfires squad this afternoon, and they took full advantage. The Majors built up a 4-0 lead by the end of the 2nd period and cruised to a 5-0 w...

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[St Mike's Majors] Donati Haunts Former Team

Sudbury, Ont. (Friday, Feb. 23, 2007) – Former Majors forward Justin Donati came back to haunt his old club in Sudbury this evening as his hat trick propelled the Wolves to a 5-1 win. As a result, the Majors record dips to 18-38-2-1 on the year...

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Second Period Slump Costs Majors

Toronto, Ont. (Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007) – The St. Michael's Majors started off strong against the visiting Brampton Battalion this evening. However, three Battalion goals were potted during a 4:29 span at the beginning of the 2nd period, which...

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Keon to Drop the Puck (and other Majors Notes)

Toronto, Ont. (Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007) – The St. Michael's Majors will try to bounce back from their Sunday loss to rival Barrie when they host the Brampton Battalion tomorrow (Thursday) night at 7:30 p.m. Then, they will head back out on the...

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All clear on St. Clair

Supporters cheer first completed leg of streetcar line TheStar.com  February 19, 2007 Debra Black Staff Reporter http://www.thestar.com/News/article/183195 A band of hearty souls with balloons, signs and noisemakers celebrated the opening...

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Full Streetcar Service Resumes On St. Clair

CITY News - Sunday February 18, 2007 A stretch that's been at the centre of a fierce debate in midtown Toronto reopened for regular streetcar service Sunday, ushering in a new era for transit along St. Clair Avenue. Full service for the 512 street...

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Colts Have Majors Number Once Again

Toronto, Ont. (Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007) – The Barrie Colts continue to shut the door on the St. Michael's Majors. Their 5-1 win at St. Mike's Arena this afternoon gives them five straight victories over the Majors this season. The Majors record s...

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Cassidy Plays the Hero as Majors Win in a Shootout

Windsor, Ont. (Saturday, February 17, 2007) — The St. Michael's Majors engaged in a wild affair in Windsor this evening. Thankfully, once the dust had settled, they were victorious, 7-6 in a shootout. Their record improves to 18-35-2-1 on the y...

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The Captain Leads the Way

Belleville, Ont. (Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007) – The St. Michael's Majors came up with a big performance this evening, knocking off the Belleville Bulls, one of the Eastern Conference's top clubs. Captain Micheal Haley led the way with two goals a...

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The Captain Leads the Way

Belleville, Ont. (Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007) – The St. Michael's Majors came up with a big performance this evening, knocking off the Belleville Bulls, one of the Eastern Conference's top clubs. Captain Micheal Haley led the way with two goals a...

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Couch Potato Chronicles 295

KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS — Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS — Definitely Worth Checking Out 1.5 SPUDS—Worth Checking Out, But Don’t Expect A Ton ONE SPUD – Not Worth It, Except For The Hardcore Fan NO SPUD 4U – Jus...

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Majors Roll Over Petes

Toronto, Ont. (Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007) – The St. Michael's Majors offence was clicking on all cylinders this afternoon, despite the fact that their leading scorer, Matt Caria, was forced to leave the game with an injury only forty seconds into t...

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IceDogs Double Up on Majors

Mississauga, Ont. (Friday, Feb. 9, 2007) — It was a close game between the Mississauga IceDogs and St. Michael's Majors this evening…during the first-half. Then, the IceDogs cranked up the offence and skated off with a 6-3 win. As a resul...

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Majors Can't Keep Up to Greyhounds

Toronto, Ont. (Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007) – The St. Michael's Majors engaged in a tight-checking, hard-fought affair with the Soo Greyhounds this evening. Unfortunately, they came out on the short-end of a 3-1 result. Therefore, the Majors record...

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Exciting Weekend for the Majors

Toronto, Ont. (Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007) – It's another exciting weekend of action for the St. Michael's Majors. The team is coming off of their home-and-home series in Ottawa, which was followed by a visit to Brampton. They were able to add thre...

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Tips for Valentine's Day

When you cannot spend Valentine's with your sweetie don't get lost in despair! Yes, women are particularly fond of celebrating the love they feel for their honey and eager for you to show how much you care; but if you have to work that extra time...

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Feb. 18, 2007 is S-Day!

  The streetcars are slated to come back to all of St. Clair Ave on Feb 18, 2007. They will again be running from St. Clair Station, east through St. Clair West Station to the Gunn's Rd loop. The electrical wires are being strung along...

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Rona the Ferret Reports

  NOSING OUT THE ACTION ON ST. CLAIR AVE. W.   Rona can't ferret out all the action by herself, so send me an email @ [email protected] and give me the dirt, but leave the mud behind! Vindication for the Nation! Or at least a L...

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St. Clair Station Bus Loading

  Work is still progressing on the station at St. Clair Ave. and Yonge St., on the upper levels. The loading of the 512 St. Clair, 78 Mt. Pleasant, 97C & D Yonge and the 88 South Leaside buses now takes place on the lower level of St. C...

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Battalion Pull Away from Majors in 3rd Period

Brampton, Ont. (Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007) — The St. Michael's Majors headed to Brampton looking for their second straight win this afternoon. Unfortunately, the Battalion had other ideas, using a strong 3rd period to pull out a 3-1 victory. The Ma...

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Big Stage, Big Win

Ottawa, Ont. (Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007) – The St. Michael's Majors hit Ottawa's Scotiabank Place ice this afternoon for the second time this season. They were attempting to avenge a 4-1 loss to the 67's in the same venue earlier in the season. It...

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Majors Fight Back Before Falling in Overtime

Ottawa, Ont. (Friday, Feb. 2, 2007) – The St. Michael's Majors dug themselves an early hole against the Ottawa 67's this evening. They managed to fight back and tie up the affair in dramatic fashion. However, they had to settle for an overtime...

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Majors Hit Nation's Capital

Toronto, Ont. (Friday, Feb. 2, 2007) — This weekend, the St. Michael's Majors will participate in their second home-and-home series with the Ottawa 67's of the 2006-07 season. Once again, the added bonus is that the Majors "home" game will take...

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Get On The Bus With The Majors!

Toronto, Ont. (Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007) — As has become customary this season, the St. Michael's Majors will be running a fan bus to their game in Mississauga next Friday evening (February 9) at 7:30 p.m. It will be the third time that the team...

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O'Brien Jersey Up for Grabs

Toronto, Ont. (Thursday, February 1, 2007) — The St. Michael's Majors 10th anniversary jersey auction continues at www.stmichaelsmajors.com. This week's feature is a vintage jersey worn by former star defenceman Shane O'Brien, with the bidding...

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Update from St. Paul's Trustee Josh Matlow

Eco-Schools Together, let's make Toronto's schools the greenest in North America! Administrators, teachers, caretakers, parents and students, Please visit the Eco-Schools page on the TDSB website for more information on how easy and fun it is...

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Living Life On The Ledge (YouTube Video)

We thought we would play around with YouTube a little. Who knows, maybe this could be the start of an ongoing sitcom called 'Living Life on the Ledge". In this episode, Heathcliffe flies over to join Gertrude for a drink at the bar. (Red...

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Majors Come Up Short Against Whalers

Toronto, Ont. (Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007) — The St. Michael’s Majors came close to ending their losing streak this afternoon, against one of the OHL’s top clubs no less. However, after battling hard to square their affair with the Plymo...

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Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 295

 KNOW YOUR SPUDSTWO XL SPUDS — Absolute Must SeeTWO SPUDS — Definitely Worth Checking Out1.5 SPUDS—Worth Checking Out, But Don’t Expect A TonONE SPUD – Not Worth It, Except For The Hardcore FanNO SPUD 4U – Jus...

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Majors Come Up Short Against Whalers

Toronto, Ont. (Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007) - The St. Michael's Majors came close to ending their losing streak this afternoon, against one of the OHL's top clubs no less. However, after battling hard to square their affair with the Plymouth Whaler...

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Knights Too Much for Majors

London, Ont. (Friday, Jan. 26, 2007) - The St. Michael's Majors couldn't keep up with the high-flying London Knights this evening. The home squad rang off four goals during the 2nd period and skated off with a 6-0 win. As a result, the Majors...

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Vintage Vitarelli Jersey Available

Toronto, Ont. (Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007) — The St. Michael’s Majors 10th anniversary jersey auction continues at www.stmichaelsmajors.com. The item featured this week is a vintage jersey worn by former sniper Cory Vitarelli with the biddin...

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Heartbreaker

Oshawa, Ont. (Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007) — The St. Michael’s Majors couldn’t hold onto a late lead this evening and were forced to watch the game slip out of their hands. They ended up falling 8-6 to the Oshawa Generals, pushing their r...

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Update from St. Paul's Trustee Josh Matlow

Next Ward Forum St. Paul's Ward 11 Forum on Tuesday, January 30th, 2007, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Host School: West Prep Junior Public School, 70 Ridge Hill Dr. 416 393-1633 Ridge Hill Dr. 3 blocks north of Eglinton Ave., on the west side of Bathurst St...

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Not Quite Enough

Erie, PA (Friday, Jan. 19, 2007) — The St. Michael’s Majors were forced to swallow a tough loss in Erie this evening. Unfortunately, they couldn’t build on their early lead and the Otters finished strong to win 4-3. That runs the Ma...

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The Purple Onion Is Closing

On the heels of the Tivoli and Bregman's, the Purple Onion is closing effective February 20th. The official announcement reads: The Purple Onion Restaurant's lease has expired and we will be closing permanently on February 20, 2007 at this...

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New Environmental Group Forms in Ward 21

Are you worried about climate change? Please join us to discuss what we can do as individuals and as a community to help protect our environment. Bring your ideas, concerns, interests, experience, creativity, energy and community spirit, and meet so...

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IceDogs Too Much for Majors

Toronto, Ont. (Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007) — The Mississauga IceDogs are on a roll against the St. Michael’s Majors, winning their last three match-ups, including a 5-1 victory this evening. Chris Lawrence was the hero on this day for the Ic...

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Caria Named an All-Star

Toronto, Ont. (Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007) — The St. Michael’s Majors are pleased to announce that forward Matt Caria has been invited to the 2007 OHL All-Star Classic. The second-year centre is enjoying a breakout season with the Majors....

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Niagara Falls - Winter of 1911

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Changing Boarding Platforms at St. Clair West Station

With the 512 St. Clair streetcars, Westbound, now entering St. Clair West station and the  512 St. Clair buses, Eastbound, also entering the station , there is a great deal of confusion as to where the boarding platforms are for the right...

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Greyhounds Double Up on Majors

Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. (Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007) — The penalty-killing of the St. Michael’s Majors wasn’t up to snuff for the second night in a row as the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds notched three power-play goals to win 6-3. As a r...

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Donati and Wolves Feast on Majors

Sudbury, Ont. (Friday, Jan. 12, 2007) — It didn’t take long for Justin Donati to get back at the Majors. In his second game in a Sudbury Wolves uniform, the former Majors forward collected 2 goals and 1 assist to pace his new squad to a 6...

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Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 294

KNOW YOUR SPUDSTWO XL SPUDS — Absolute Must SeeTWO SPUDS — Definitely Worth Checking Out1.5 SPUDS—Worth Checking Out, But Don’t Expect A TonONE SPUD – Not Worth It, Except For The Hardcore Fan NO SPUD 4U – Just Pla...

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Queens Dairy closes, but just for renovations

By Lorianna De Giorgio Town Crier - January 2007 Rumours that Queens Dairy Restaurant has closed its doors permanently to make way for a high-end eatery are completely false, says management. George Kastanis, manager of the family-friendly diner at...

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Where To Board

The streetcars are now entering St. Clair West station and the unloading and boarding are both done on the west side of the platforms. The Vaughan Rd. bus loads at the former streetcar westbound loading platform on the north side of the station. Th...

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This Thing That Grabs A Hold Of Me Again

Around '82-'83, my dad bought his first 35mm camera, graduating from the ranks of the 110 plastic pocket shooters. I immediately started taking it everywhere and shooting, all the time envying the photography students with their fancy SLRs (t...

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Has the Queen's Dairy Closed?

The Queen's Dairy is closed, but the question is for how long? Is it permanent or just for renovations, as some have speculated? Others are saying a high end restaurant is coming to that location. Anyone who knows for sure please pass on the wor...

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Majors Send Donati to Sudbury

Toronto, Ont. (Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007) — The St. Michael’s Majors have teamed up with the Sudbury Wolves on a trade that sees significant players heading in both directions. Going to the Wolves are veteran forward Justin Donati and a 4th r...

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Mount Royal Parkette Reconstruction

 In early December, in response to community complaints about the height of the retaining wall and the lack of a walkway across the parkette, Councillor Palacio stopped construction and asked the park designers to prepare alternative contru...

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Honest Effort Doesn't Equal Win

Toronto, Ont. (Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007) — It was a movie that the Majors have seen before, quite a few times over the last couple of weeks actually. The players put forth a solid effort, but were forced to settle for a lopsided loss. This time aro...

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Dinosaur Autumn by John Clapp

Here is one of the latest pieces by local artist John Clapp: Dinosaur Autumn....

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Majors Can't Weather the Storm

Guelph, Ont. (Friday, Jan. 5) — The St. Michael’s Majors put up a good fight against the Guelph Storm this evening. However, the home squad’s aggressive attack finally wore down the injury-riddled Majors squad and they fired enough...

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Majors Introduce Online Jersey Auction

Toronto, Ont. (Friday, Jan. 5, 2007) — The St. Michael’s Majors are pleased to announce that, to continue with their 10th anniversary celebration, they’ll be auctioning game-worn jerseys on their web site beginning next week (Monday...

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Bregman's to close doors after 28 years

It is mid-afternoon on a holiday weekday at Bregman's Bakery and Restaurant, a Toronto landmark for 28 years, and most of the regular customers are away, vacationing in Florida.By the time many of them return, the family-style restaurant founded...

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Penalty Trouble Costs Majors

Toronto, Ont. (Thursday, Jan. 4) — The St. Michael’s Majors found themselves in the penalty box early and often against the visiting Kitchener Rangers this evening, and it ended up costing them. The Rangers notched three power-play goals...

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St. Mike's Coaches Clinic

Majors fans, Happy New Year! On behalf of St. Michael's College School, here's an invitation to their upcoming minor hockey coaches clinic: "As part of St. Michael's College School's 100th Anniversary of Hockey, you are cordial...

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Significant Dates: (see EVENTS for more details)

  *Dussera - Hindu - Sunday, October 21    *Return to Standard Time - Sunday, November 4   *Diwali - Hindu -  Friday, November 9   *Rememberance Day - Sunday, November 11   *First Night of Chanukah - Tuesday, De...

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Rona the Ferret Reports

Rona can't ferret out all the action by herself, so send me an email @ [email protected] or [email protected] and give me the dirt, but leave the mud behind! HAPPPPPPY NEW YEAR!!! This rodent woke up late after all the partying, her...

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Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 293

KNOW YOUR SPUDSTWO XL SPUDS — Absolute Must SeeTWO SPUDS — Definitely Worth Checking Out1.5 SPUDS—Worth Checking Out, But Don’t Expect A TonONE SPUD – Not Worth It, Except For The Hardcore Fan NO SPUD 4U – Just Pl...

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Majors Efforts Thwarted by Rival IceDogs

Toronto, Ont. (Friday, Dec. 29) — A quick start was not enough to withhold the Mississauga IceDogs aggressive attack as the St. Michael’s Majors were defeated 8-4 by their crosstown rivals this evening. The victory gives the IceDogs a 3-2...

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Majors Defeat Petes in a Shootout

Peterborough, Ont. (Thursday, Dec. 28) — The St. Michael’s Majors returned from their holiday hiatus this evening and showed good resolve by coming from behind to defeat the Peterborough Petes 4-3 in a shootout. As a result, the Majors re...

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Majors Player Notes

Toronto, Ont. (Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006) — The St. Michael’s Majors recently returned from their holiday break and are now practicing in preparation for the second half of the season. In the meantime, there are player items that deserve m...

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St Clair Transit Today,The Streetcars Are Coming!

Phase 1 of the St. Clair Streetcar Reconstruction project, Yonge Street to Vaughan Road is nearing completion. With all track work competed, work is now focused on roadway resurfacing, pole installation and streetcar overhead power wire installati...

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Christmas Bells Were Ringing!

Twas the night before Christmas and I found myself in front of Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, actually underneath the bell tower to be more precise. A number of people had gathered to sing carols and they were being accompanied by the ringing of the...

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Another Poem

Right in your face Right in your facethat's where I'll beI will show it to you,everyday,everywhere I gomy discontentmentand disregardfor your impositionsYes, I'll beRight in your face....

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A Couple of Poems

This is my first line This is my first line A hole in my world And entry or exit To my restless soul If I am not careful I will lose control The storm that's inside me Will spill in a flow There is something There is something going on in th...

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Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 292

KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS — Absolute Must SeeTWO SPUDS — Definitely Worth Checking Out1.5 SPUDS—Worth Checking Out, But Don’t Expect A TonONE SPUD – Not Worth It, Except For The Hardcore Fan NO SPUD 4U – Just P...

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Four-Alarm Blaze On St Clair

From CITY News Firefighters were called out to a St. Clair Avenue apartment building early Sunday to tackle a four-alarm blaze and to rescue a number of people trapped by the flames and heavy smoke. Crews arrived at the four-storey building at 927...

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Majors Return to Winning Ways

Toronto, Ont. (Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006) — The St. Michael’s Majors quickly made it clear that they were planning on breaking out of their nine-game losing streak against the Guelph Storm this afternoon. The home squad scored twenty seconds...

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New Construction

Construction on the west ramp leading to and from St. Clair West Station is now being done. There will be more delays in the Bathurst St intersection. There is also work being done on the north-west side of Bathurst St., that closes one lane of traf...

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Restored Regal Road Portico Unveiled

Today saw the end of a long journey and the first step in another with the official unveiling of the renovated portico at Regal Road School.It was a blustery cold day that reminds one that winter is on its way, but there were smiles amid the shivers...

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East Ramp At Subway Completed

Construction on the east ramp leading to and from St. Clair West Station has been completed.Route buses 512 St Clair westbound and 33 Forest Hill will now operate through St. Clair West Station. This means that westbound patrons a...

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Sidewalk Super (New Feature!)

 By Barbara Indriliunas Snow We would like to introduce a new feature on MyStClair.com. Of course, you've been keeping up-to-date with service and construction issues on St. Clair, with the other TTC column, Transit Today. The updates will...

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cognizance ...rule of law and other ramblngs

... Rule of Law ... first there was rule ... the first rule was the Rule of Serontonin .... the rest is history. ... as an agnostic I must sense the existence of god, but question it ... its not much of a religion but then its not exactly science...

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cognizance - a view of the future

A view of the future We live in self-sufficient units integrated into a network ... Each home is self-sufficient in the basics - power and basic food and water production. Power is all what we now call alternative - solar, wind, geothermal - all co...

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Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 290

 The Couch Potato Chronicles VOLUME 290  KNOW YOUR SPUDSTWO XL SPUDS — Absolute Must SeeTWO SPUDS — Definitely Worth Checking Out1.5 SPUDS—Worth Checking Out, But Don’t Expect A TonONE SPUD – Not Worth It,...

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Majors Launch Bell Captains Clinics Program

Toronto, Ont. (Nov. 27, 2006) — The St. Michael’s Majors are pleased to announce that, for the fourth straight season, they are partnering with Bell Canada to undertake the Captains Clinics program. This skill-based, minor hockey initiati...

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Late Colts Goals Sink Majors

Barrie, Ont. (Saturday, November 18, 2006) – The Toronto St. Michael’s Majors travelled to Barrie to challenge the Central Division-leading Colts this evening. The Majors found themselves behind 2-0 and fought back to tie up the game in t...

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Rona the Ferret Reports:

Rona can’t ferret out all the action by herself, so send me an email @ [email protected] or [email protected] and give me the dirt, but leave the mud behind!  Rona’s Divinations (2) Looking in her crystal ball, Rona sees&h...

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Streetcar Construction Update

LOOK FOR THE TTC STOPS.  All the new interim stops eastbound and westbound for the 512 St. Clair bus are marked by a TTC Bus Stop sign attached to the large orange and black traffic pylons. They are difficult to see and many people are unsure wh...

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Councillor Palacio Welcomes Boom Breakfast to St Clair

Dear Friends,Councillor Palacio is proud to announce the imminent arrival of Boom Breakfast to St. Clair Avenue West.Many residents have been wondering what would finally occupy the vacant building at 1036 St. Clair Avenue West, which Cesar successfu...

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And the Winners are:

Winning Candidates in our area Candidate for Mayor Miller, David Candidate for City Councillor - Ward 11 - York South-Weston  Nunziata, Frances Candidate for City Councillor - Ward 17 - Davenport Palacio, Cesar Candidate for City Councillor...

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Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 289

VOLUME 289 KNOW YOUR SPUDSTWO XL SPUDS — Absolute Must SeeTWO SPUDS — Definitely Worth Checking Out1.5 SPUDS—Worth Checking Out, But Don’t Expect A TonONE SPUD – Not Worth It, Except For The Hardcore Fan NO SPUD 4U...

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St Clair and the Knights Templar

From time to time the U of T Bookstore holds readings and I checked one out the other day. The author, Jack Whyte, is writing a triology based on the Knights Templar. From the way I understand it, the book is a novel based on extensive res...

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Saginaw Offence Causes Majors Spirits to Sink

Toronto, Ont. (November 9, 2006) — The Saginaw Spirit had their offence clicking on all cylinders this evening at St. Mike’s Arena. They rang off 8 unanswered goals and skated off with an 8-3 victory. The loss pushes the Majors record to...

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State Funeral for Last WW1 Veteran Petition

Then there were three. This is for your information only. There are only three remaining WW1 vets alive. One is 105, two are 106. There is a move a foot to have the last vets death marked by a full state funeral, something reserved for Prime Ministe...

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Five-alarm fire disrupts St. Clair area

Five-alarm fire disrupts St. Clair areaNov.6, 2006. 04:08PMTAMARA CHERRYSTAFF REPORTERToronto Star A stubborn blaze at a meat-packing plant in the city's west end has escalated into a five-alarm fire.Emergency crews were initially called to th...

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Rona the Ferret Reports

Rona can't ferret out all the action by herself, so send me an email @ [email protected] or [email protected] and give me the dirt, but leave the mud behind! Rona's Divinations Looking in her crystal ball, Rona sees...Well, nothing...

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Extra Care, Please

 Effective on the weekend of November 10th,   2006 Bus Diversion Beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 10 to 6 a.m. on Monday, November 13, the intersection of St. Clair Avenue West and Bathurst Street is scheduled for a partial roa...

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Joe Mihevc Campaign Newsletter

Our Community Wins With Joe! Advance Polls are Open This weekend, November 4 and 5, from 10:00 am to 6 pm, you can vote at the Advance Polls at the Hillcrest Community Centre. If you need a ride, give us a call at 416-652-3333 and we will help you....

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SOS Photo Exhibit Finally To Open

Thwarted by City, Photo Exhibit of Protesting Community Finally to Open The exhibition of documentary photographs, 'Save Our St. Clair: Looking Back At A Community Fighting City Hall',by Krystyna Henke will open on Monday, November 6, at Tri...

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Majors Defeat Frontenacs in Dramatic Fashion

Toronto, Ont. (November 2, 2006) — The St. Michael’s Majors produced a thrilling, come-from-behind win over the Kingston Frontenacs this evening. Their three goals scored during the latter-half of the 3rd period proved to be the turning p...

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Majors Move Two Games to Scotiabank Place this Season

Toronto, Ont. (November 1, 2006) — It was announced today that the Majors will be moving both of their home games versus the Ottawa 67’s to Scotiabank Place, the home of the Ottawa Senators, this season. The Majors will host the 67’...

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Find Craig's Cellphone

Help Craig out. Seems he lost his cellphone on October 28th and he'd really like it back. So if you found a cellphone, send him an email so you can work out the details: [email protected] This is not a contest or a game...

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Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 288

KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS - Absolute Must See TTWO SPUDS - Definitely Worth Checking Out 1.5 SPUDS-Worth Checking Out, But Don't Expect A TonONE SPUD - Not Worth It, Except For The Hardcore Fan NO SPUD 4U - Just Plain Sucks VOLUME 288 &...

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Joe Mihevc Campaign Newsletter

Our Community Wins with Joe! Last evening's All Candidates Debate Here is what some members of the audience had to say: "It was clear to me after the debate that Joe has the most comprehensive understanding of the issues and most importan...

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Bravo Campaign Newsletter

Bravo for MORE! More for our Community! Bravo campaign responds to accusations from PalacioAlejandra Bravo and her campaign for City Council have not previously made any statements or allegations regarding the role of Councillor Palacio in the use of...

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Donati Named OHL Player of the Week

Toronto, Ont. (October 25, 2006) — The St. Michael’s Majors are pleased to announce that forward Justin Donati has been named the OHL Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday, October 22. The speedy forward was honoured with the sa...

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Photo Exhibit of St. Clair Protests Shut Down

A photographic exhibition of works by Krystyna Henke will not be opening Wednesday evening, October 25, at J. J. Piccininni Community Recreation Centre as planned.  The exhibition was to hang in the main meeting room, adjacent to the lobby where...

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Streetcar Update

Carry an Umbrella!  The line-ups for the Westbound 512 Keele bus are long and, lately, very damp outside of the St. Clair West subway station. Waiting at Bathurst St. is not much better, although the north-side sidewalks are mostly finished.&nbs...

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Bravo Campaign Newsletter

Bravo for MORE! More for our Community! Office: 1081 St. Clair Ave West 416-652-0060 Don't Miss the Upcoming All-Candidates Debates Join Bravo as she debates the issues with other Ward 17 candidates for City Council and talks about her movement...

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SOS Announces Photo Exhibit at JJP

Retrospective photo exhibit documents St. Clair protest against TTC ROW A photographic exhibition of works by Krystyna Henke will take place at J.J. Piccininni Community Recreation Centre from October 25 until November 15. Save Our St. Clair:...

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RONA THE FERRET REPORTS

Ronas Ruminations Im sure everyones heard about the closure of the Tiv. That would be the Tivioli restaurant at Dufferin & St. Clair. It was run by the same family for 34 years. D...

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Joe Mihevc Campaign Newsletter

The Councillor Joe Mihevc Re-election Campaign had an energetic kick-off with the office opening Sunday! Over 100 people joined Mayor David Miller, Carolyn Bennett, St. Paul's MP, and Attorney General Michael Bryant, St. Paul's MPP, to support Joe's...

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St Clair West Community Speaks Up For City Revitalization Dollars

The streetcar right-of-way is part of the new civic agenda Toronto – Business owners and residents in the St. Clair West community said today they expect and want millions of dollars in local investment to revitalize the mainstreet. “I...

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Bravo Campaign Newsletter

Alejandra Bravo on CBC Radios Town Hall, Tuesday, October 3rd Bravo Campaign HQ now open Upcoming campaign events and ways to support Bravo for Councillor Ward 17! New Visions for Toronto: The Candidates Debate Hosted by CBC Radios Andy B...

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Popular Toronto Diner Closes Its Doors For The Last Time

CityNews Report www.citynews.ca/news/news_4213.aspx It's been a staple of St. Clair Avenue West for decades - a place where neighbours have gone for greasy breakfast, burgers, and meatloaf for 34 years - but the family-run restaurant has been for...

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People React to The Tivoli Closing

Here are some of the comments we have received regarding the news that the Tiv is closing. Send us your thoughts. Here is a great photo gallery by Mondo: www.flickr.com/photos/dzgnboy/sets/72057594066793609/ =============== Ive lived on St C...

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Partial Intersection Closure, Avenue Rd & St. Clair Ave W

For Thanksgiving weekend, there will be a lot of traffic delays on St. Clair. Beginning at 9:30 am Friday October 6th, 2006, southbound traffic on Avenue Road will be closed through the St. Clair Avenue intersection. At 7:00 pm. northbound traff...

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Bravo Office Opening

Dear friends, I am happy to announce that we have moved into our campaign office at 1081 St. Clair W. Our phones are being installed today, more of our furniture is coming tomorrow, our signs are being printed and our leaflets are being prepared....

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The Tivoli Is Closing

After three generations as a part of this community, we are hanging up up our plates. Due to unfortunate circumstances involving a new lease, we have no choice but to finally close our doors Monday October 9th. It has been our pleasure serving...

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Construction Underway - Then as Now

This photograph supplied by a local resident depicts history repeating itself, as streetcar tracks are under construction at St Clair and Vaughan. We would like to build an archive of current images so we can look back decades from now and reflect o...

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Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 287

KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS Definitely Worth Checking Out 1.5 SPUDSWorth Checking Out, But Dont Expect A Ton ONE SPUD Not Worth It, Except For The Hardcore Fan NO SPUD 4U Just Plain Sucks VOLUME 287...

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What's behind the centre-town traffic delays

St. Clair streetcar right of way, Dupont Street causing most of the problems. By James Rusk Globe & Mail - Sep 22 - Page A11 When Dupont Street was closed yesterday morning between Dufferin Street and Ossington Avenue for a fire investigation,...

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Streetcar Construction - Road Closure - Avoca to Yonge

Eastbound traffic to be closed on St Clair Ave E from Avoca Ave to Yonge St from Mon Sep 18 to Mon OCt 2, 2006. These dates are subject to change....

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Petition regarding cuts in education

Please sign this petition and pass it along to your contacts. It was put together by the Campaign for Public Education. It is time-senstive as the Board is currently conducting public meetings and the NO CUTS message needs to be heard loudly and cl...

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Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 286

KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS Definitely Worth Checking Out 1.5 SPUDSWorth Checking Out, But Dont Expect A Ton ONE SPUD Not Worth It, Except For The Hardcore Fan NO SPUD 4U Just Plain Sucks VOLUME 286...

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Wanted - School Crossing Guards

Once again as the school year begins we are short several school guards for key locations in 13 Division. These location have to be covered by a uniform police officer. If you are interested or know anyone who would be interested in this very impo...

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Baldini Magic - Ashes Card Revelation

Check out this amazing example of magic....

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Streetcar Construction News

Hold onto your transfer, you'll need it . All the riders of the 512 St. Clair East and West buses must now go upstairs and outside the St. Clair West station to street level, north and south side, to transfer to the buses.Transfers will be needed...

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Rona the Ferret Reports

Rona cant ferret out all the action by herself, so send me an email [email protected] and give me the dirt , but leave the mud behind! Just a quickie! Just a quick column to rem...

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Streetcar Construction - Ferndale Avenue to Avenue Road

Commencing the week of September 5, 2006 construction will begin on Contract 1. Work is scheduled to begin at the St. Clair Station streetcar loop. Other work will begin on the sidewalks, streetcar tracks, and finally the road on St. Clair Avenue fro...

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Live Music Fridays @ Zemra

The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Music! Zemra Bar Lounge, located in the Hillcrest Village BIA on St Clair Ave W will be featuring live music acts every Friday beginning September 15th. Presenting sponsors are Steamwhistle Brewery and OnS...

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Baldini Magic Video

Have a look at this video of local magical phenom Baldini....

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Spadina Intersection To Be Closed Sep 8-11

Partial Intersection Closure St. Clair Avenue West and Spadina Road Beginning at 9:30am on Friday September 8th until 6:00am on Monday September 11th, the intersection of Spadina Road and St. Clair Avenue West will be partially closed. East an...

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Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 285

KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS Definitely Worth Checking Out 1.5 SPUDSWorth Checking Out, But Dont Expect A Ton ONE SPUD Not Worth It, Except For The Hardcore Fan NO SPUD 4U Just Plain Sucks VOLUME 285...

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Mount Royal Parkette Improvements

Hi Everyone, Please see the attached final drawings of the Mount Royal Parkette Improvements set to be constructed this fall. Thank you to all the residents who attended the several meeting we had on this to give input into the design. Ce...

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Clapp Displays New Art Piece At Wychwood Library

I just wanted to let every one know that I have another new piece on display over the fireplace at Wychwood Library. It's 4 1/2 feet long, and features the huge extinct mammals of central Asia, 26 million years ago. I hope you all get a chance to c...

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Vacancy at Briar Crest

We have a vacancy here at Briar Crest which may be of interest to you and your clients. As you all know, we offer full, specialized care for elderly women who wish to have a quiet and comfortable life. PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE REDUCED OUR RATES TO $4...

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Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 284

KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS Definitely Worth Checking Out 1.5 SPUDSWorth Checking Out, But Dont Expect A Ton ONE SPUD Not Worth It, Except For The Hardcore Fan NO SPUD 4U Just Plain Sucks VOLUME 284...

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Rona the Ferret Reports: Nosing Out the Action On St Clair Ave West

SUMMER 2006 PARTY TIME!!!! These paws are sooooo tired, they can barely type. This ferret has been dancing along Yonge St., honking horns and yelling I-talia up & down St. Clair and Dufferin, checking out cars, the antique kind, at Si...

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Majors Announce Exhibition Schedule

The St. Michael's Majors are pleased to announce their exhibition schedule for the upcoming season. They will compete against three teams in preparation for the 2006-07 campaign: the Erie Otters, Oshawa Generals and Peterborough Petes. Here's...

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Local News from Councillor Joe Mihevc

Wishing you all the best for a happy, healthy and safe summer, here are some items of information and possible involvement. Joe Mihevc ***************************************************************** Volunteers/Performers Invited to the...

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Summer Report from Councillor Palacio

Getting Things Done Summer Report 2006 Dear Friends, In an effort to keep you updated on events and issues that touch you, your family and our community, I am pleased to provide you with our Summer Report. I hope that you find it inf...

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Remembering our own 'Papa'

Raising a glass to our legendary writer Many local residents don't realize literary great Ernest Hemingway lived among us Johnny KeoghTown Crier - August 2006 Imagine Toronto in the 1920s. It was a city trying to forget the First World War, not...

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Coffee and philosophy go together at Socrates Cafe

by Lorianna de Giorgio / Forest Hill Town Crier / August 2006In this day and age when our lives seem to be as fast as the cars we drive, it's nice to know there's a group of people slowing things down a bit and discussing the meaning of life....

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Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 283

KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS Definitely Worth Checking Out 1.5 SPUDSWorth Checking Out, But Dont Expect A Ton ONE SPUD Not Worth It, Except For The Hardcore Fan NO SPUD 4U Just Plain Sucks VOLUME 283...

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Streetcar Construction - Tweedsmuir to Vaughan

The City of Toronto and the TTC have issued a notice which details the construction plans for the streetcar right-of-way project between Tweedsmuir Ave and Vaughan Rd. The construction for this area, which is also referred to as Contract 3, is sched...

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ARTWALK Last Minute Call to Artists

We understand there may still be a few opprtunities for artists to exhibit their works at this year's ARTWALK. If you are interested (or you know someone who might be) be sure to get your application in for consideration as soon as possible. The a...

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Hydro Undergrounding Approved

A Big Win for St Clair - Hydro Undergrounding Approved Click here for PDF of Hydro Motion ========================== Dear Friends, I am proud to report that today City Council approved $18.5 Million to finance the undergrounding of all hyd...

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Hemingway's B'Day - Best Turnout Yet!

Torontos Most Successful Return Event found on St. Clair Ave A 600% increase in attendance awaited the participants of the 2nd Annual Ernest Hemmingway celebrations that took place on July 21st at Legends bar on the corner of Bathurst and St. Cla...

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Meet The Future: Volume 5

The Majors Meet the Future series is intended to provide fans with an introduction to the players that the team recently selected in the 2006 OHL Priority Selection. A new player will be profiled on the Majors web site periodically throughout the s...

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Holism and Compensation Explained Through Aaron Spelling

Aaron Spellings obituary appeared in the New York Times today. He was noted as the most prolific producer in American TV with hits like Dallas, Charlies Angels, Beverly Hills 90210 and on and on. Mr Spelling was a hard working man with a long...

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Majors Sign Two For Upcoming Season

The Toronto St. Michaels Majors are pleased to announce that they have signed two of their picks from the recent 2006 OHL Priority Selection 1st round pick Dylan ONeill, and 3rd round pick Chris Carrozzi. The first to sign was 16-year-old Dyla...

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Toronto Hydro Gets WISE to Local Solar Power Initiative

The WISE meeting next Wednesday night has some exciting, new information to report. The potential of a significant relationship with Toronto Hydro is very possible with many positive implications for WISE. Toronto Hydro is keen to move forwar...

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Final Numbers for World Cup 2006

FIFA WORLD G W D L GF GA Germany 7 6 0 1 18 8 Costa Rica 3 0 0 3 3 9 Poland 3 1 0 2 2 4 Ecuador 4 2 0 2 5 4 England 5 3 1 1 7 5 Paraguay 3 1 0 2 2 2 Trinidad Tobago 3 0 1 2 0 4 Sweden 4 1 2 1 3 4 Argentina...

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Italy Wins! (Photos)

Congrats to Italy on their World Cup soccer win. We have collected some images - and links to galleries. So have a look - if you were there maybe you can find yourself - if you weren't, you can see what you missed. ... and if you have images you w...

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Don't Drive this Weekend

Busy Weekend In The City With Events Shutting Roads Thursday July 6, 2006 If you're planning on coming downtown this weekend you're definitely not alone. From the Molson Grand Prix to the Celebrate Toronto Street Festival, the city will be busting...

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Don't Drive this Weekend

Busy Weekend In The City With Events Shutting Roads Thursday July 6, 2006 If you're planning on coming downtown this weekend you're definitely not alone. From the Molson Grand Prix to the Celebrate Toronto Street Festival, the city will be busting...

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Growing Baby: Pregnancy, Childbirth & Parenting Education

Growing Baby is having an informative FREE information day for new and expecting parents. The information day will be held at the Eastside Chiropractic and Health Centre at 880 Broadview at Broadview and Danforth. It will start at 11:00am and g...

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Editor's Note: Close St Clair and let's party!

For all intents and purposes St Clair will be closed for the next little while so let's party. This Weekend Corso Italia (Dufferin to Lansdowne) will be closed for their annual Toronto Fiesta - not to mention the possibility of a World Cup win by Ita...

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Majors Alumnus Named a Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee

Toronto, Ont. (June 29, 2006) For the second straight year, a St. Michaels Majors alumnus has been named a Hockey Hall of Fame inductee. Murray Costello received the honour last year; now, its Dick Duffs turn. Duff, a Kirkland Lake, Ontario n...

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Tech Tips: Sending Email Under A Different Address

If you would like to be able to send out emails under a different email address then the one you received from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) - (eg [email protected] instead of [email protected] ) here's what you do: (NOT...

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Donor Cards Handed Out at Soccer Mecca

Multilingual Donor Cards Will Be Available in Heart of St Clair (the Soccer Mecca) MA booth sponsored by Step by Step, Multimedia Nova, Trillium Gift of Life Network & Bank of Montreal is set up to distribute donor cards in Spanish, Portuguese & I...

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Soccer Celebrations On St Clair

Flags are flying and horns are honking as people gather on St Clair to celebrate the wins of their native land. Local photographer Mondo 'Dzgnboy' Lulu has been capturing images of these happenings and posting them on his Flickr site. Check them o...

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Tax assessments cancelled

Ontario government cancels program for two years to revamp system Jun. 29, 2006. 08:01 PM CANADIAN PRESS The estimated value of Ontario homes will be frozen for two years while Ontario revamps its controversial property assessment system a mov...

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Majors Look to Latvia in Import Draft

Toronto, Ont. (June 28, 2006) The Canadian Hockey League held its 2006 Import Draft today with all member teams given the opportunity, barring trades, to select two non-North American players. The Majors possessed the 3rd and 30th overall picks, du...

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Sewell to run for council against key Miller ally

Article by Jeff Gray for the Globe & Mail Tuesday, June 27, 2006, Page A9 Former mayor John Sewell, who confirmed yesterday that he is seeking a seat on Toronto's city council in the fall election, plans to take on a key ally of Mayor David Mille...

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Thoughts to Ponder

# 10 ~~ Life is sexually transmitted. # 9 ~~ Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die. # 8 ~~ Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny. If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich. #...

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Right in your face ... (a poem)

"Right in your face That's where I'll be. No hiding or abiding by your standards or expectations. I will show it to you, everyday, everywhere I go, my discontent and disregard for your impositions. Yes, I'll be Right in your face!"  ...

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Streetcar Construction - Avenue to Tweedsmuir

The City of Toronto and the TTC have issued a notice which details the construction plans for the streetcar right-of-way project between Avenue Rd and Tweedsmuir Ave. The construction for this area, which is also referred to as Contract 2, is schedu...

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Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 281

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Toronto most expensive Canadian city to live

Toronto most expensive Canadian city to live, human resources survey finds CanWest News Service Saturday, June 24, 2006 The stronger dollar has made Canadian cities more expensive places to live and work, according to an annual global surve...

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Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 281

KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS Definitely Worth Checking Out 1.5 SPUDSWorth Checking Out, But Dont Expect A Ton ONE SPUD Not Worth It, Except For The Hardcore Fan NO SPUD 4U Just Plain Sucks VOLUME 281...

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Solar Art Project Launched

There is something new under the sun and it will be on St Clair Residents and local business owners announce plans for solar light sculptures to grace St Clair between Dufferin and Oakwood On this, the longest day of the year, the residents...

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Salsa On St Clair Heats Up Summer

Hillcrest Village BIA, TLN Televison and the City of Toronto heat up the summer with a sizzling street festival. Hillcrest Village Salsa On St Clair Friday July 14 & Saturday July 15, 2006 Monday, June 19, 2006 (TORONTO, ON) Get your fix...

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Majors Unveil 2006-07 Schedule

TORONTO, ON (June 16, 2006) The Majors are pleased to be able to provide their fans with their schedule of games for the upcoming season. As has become customary, their main home days are Thursday and Sunday, with eleven and nineteen contests takin...

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Sunscreens Faulted on Cancer Protection

Sunscreens Faulted on Cancer Protection By LINDA A. JOHNSON Think slathering on the highest-number sunscreen at the beach or pool will spare you skin cancer and premature wrinkles? Probably not, if you're in the sun a lot. That's because you do...

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Weaning off the Bottle

Today on The Parenting Show, the call-in advice show that I co-host on Rogers Television, a mom called in to ask me at what age do I recommend getting kids off the bottle. Her child was about 18 months or so. Well we were at the end of a show and so...

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Majors Community News

TORONTO, ON (June 8, 2006) From a community perspective, this weekend will be a busy one for the Majors. Over the next four days, Majors players, the interactive half-rink and Mikey will all lend their services to local initiatives. In terms of...

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Report from Councillor Joe Mihevc

SOLAR PANELS FOR YOUR HOME? FIND OUT ABOUT THE WEST TORONTO INITIATIVE FOR SOLAR ENERGY (WISE) YOU ARE INVITED TO A COMMUNITY INFORMATION EVENING TO EXPLAIN THE BASICS OF SOLAR ENERGY, THE AVAILABLE INCENTIVES AND THE WAY YOU CAN BE PART...

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Students May Have Foiled Abduction

Students may have foiled abduction Jun. 8, 2006. 12:03 AM TAMARA CHERRY STAFF REPORTER Toronto Star The abduction of a six-year-old girl from a school playground may have been diverted Wednesday afternoon after some quick thinking by fellow stu...

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Patio Wars - Point of Clarification

Tony, I saw the below comment on mystclair and wanted to make something clear: "PATIO WARS Well, well, well. That elusive patio license has been granted in No Drow Cesars ward to Regal Heights Bistro. One point for the good guys, and the...

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Majors Complete Trade with Bulls

TORONTO, ON (June 5, 2006) – Now that the OHL trading period has resumed, the Majors have finalized their May 5th trade with the Belleville Bulls which saw St. Mike’s receive a 2nd Round pick in 2006 in exchange for a 2nd Round pick in 20...

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St. Clair Kick It!

St. Clair Kick It! WORLD CUP COMMUNITY FESTIVAL St. Clair Kick-It! is a community-building festival to celebrate and launch the FIFA World Cup 2006, soccer festivities in the St. Clair West area. The festival promotes both participation in the...

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Casa Loma stuck in the past

Casa Loma stuck in the past, panel says Committee calls for new agency to overhaul tourist site James Cowan, National Post Published: Thursday, June 01, 2006 Radical changes are needed to restore Casa Loma's status as a premiere tourist attr...

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Toronto's Vulnerability to Climate Change

The Clean Air Partnership has released a report on the expected impacts of climate change on Toronto, Eva Ligeti, Executive Director announced today. “Climate change is one of the most serious threats facing humanity today,” says Ligeti...

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Inaugural GTHL/Majors Scholarship Award Winner Crowned

TORONTO, ON (June 1, 2006) The Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) held its annual awards ceremony at the Hockey Hall of Fame last night. As a result, the Toronto St. Michaels Majors Scholarship award was handed out for the first time. The winner...

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Call for Visual Artists in the St. Clair West Area

The ARTWALK Businesses Become Galleries Tour 2006 (BBG Tour) Businesses become art galleries as artists are provided the opportunity to display and sell their original artwork in the bars, restaurants and businesses that help form the rich tapest...

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ARTWALK Issues the Call

The organizers of ARTWALK have issued a number of calls to artists, artisans and volunteers in preparation for this year's 3rd annual event. If you are interested in participating then be sure to act soon, as deadlines are fast approaching....

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Ontario's Amber Alerts go digital

Ontario's Amber Alerts go digital May 26, 2006. 08:28 PM FROM CANADIAN PRESS The electronic system that lets police instantly notify Ontario residents about missing children can now send Amber Alerts via email to registered cellphones and BlackB...

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Majors Interactive Rink Heads to Kipling

TORONTO, ON (May 26, 2006) The Majors interactive kids rink will be present at the North Kipling Community Centre's Flea Market & Multicultural Day tomorrow (Saturday, May 27th). It will be the 2nd year in a row that the Majors have participated in t...

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Council restricts garage sales

Council restricts garage sales Residents limited to two per year May 24, 2006. 05:54 AM VANESSA LU CITY HALL BUREAU CHIEF Toronto Star Garage sale lovers will have to look a little harder for that rare find now that Toronto city council has re...

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Sun Hat Chuckers

We know the effects of too much sun and understand the benefits of wearing a hat in summer. Unfortunately, for many children the benefit of hats is that they make good Frisbees. Here is an alternative to nagging (and scotch tape!). Natural Consequ...

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Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 279

KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS Definitely Worth Checking Out 1.5 SPUDSWorth Checking Out, But Dont Expect A Ton ONE SPUD Not Worth It, Except For The Hardcore Fan NO SPUD 4U Just Plain Sucks V O L U M...

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Road Closures This Weekend

Road crews will be taking over the Don Valley Parkway this weekend. Spring maintenance will close the DVP, a major north-south connector in the city, just about all weekend. Traffic in both directions between Highway 401 and the Gardiner Expres...

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Call for OUTDOOR ART MARKET Artists in the Greater Toronto Area.

Call for OUTDOOR ART MARKET Artists in the Greater Toronto Area. Committees are currently planning ARTWALK 2006, the 3rd Annual St. Clair Arts Festival and Studio Tour. The 2006 Festival will run from September 29th through to October 1st. An Annu...

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Call for STUDIO TOUR Artists in the St. Clair West Area.

Committees are currently planning ARTWALK 2006, the 3rd Annual St. Clair Arts Festival and Studio Tour. The 2006 Festival will run from September 29th through to October 1st. Artists living between Bathurst and Oakwood in the St. Clair Ave. West area...

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Municipal votes changed to every 4 years

Municipal votes changed to every 4 years CANADIAN PRESS Voters in Ontario municipalities will go to the polls to select mayors, councillors and school board trustees every four years instead of three under new legislation changing the rules for...

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Rona the Ferret: "Summer Time, Festival Time"

Summer Time, Festival Time. Is there an election this year? Wow, things are going great guns on St. Clair this spring and summer. First we have Spring Fever on St. Clair for all the foodies, next up will be St. Clair West BIA with two (yes), two...

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Underground Wiring for St. Clair Ave. West

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to provide a short update on this issue due to the significant amount of interest in it. At the last meeting of the Works Committee (of which Cesar is a Member) the attached report was brought forward and debated. I...

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Stefanski to Appear on Off The Record Tonight

TORONTO, ON Majors Head Coach Bud Stefanski will appear on TSNs Off The Record this evening. It is the second time this season that Stefanski has participated in the popular program, with the first taking place in October. The show is hosted by...

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Kick it Up

Kick it Up Press Release...

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Volunteering part II

In January and February, I volunteered in Trinidad and Tobago, doing sexuality education and playing in a steel band at night. In March and April, I volunteered in Peru. The back of my throat aches. Theres a dog fight outside. Theyve been s...

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Well-Rounded Draft for the Majors

TORONTO, ON (5:50 pm EST) The 2006 OHL Priority Selection was held today with the Majors possessing 14 picks in the 15-round event. In the end, they were very happy with the 2 goaltenders, 8 forwards and 4 defencemen that they were able to snag....

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Road Closures This Weekend

A section of Yonge St. in North York and the southbound Don Valley Parkway are no-go areas on Sunday for Toronto motorists. The stretch of the DVP southbound from the Bayview/Bloor exit to the Gardiner Expressway will be shut for road resurfacing wo...

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2006 OHL Priority Selection to Take Place Saturday

TORONTO, ON (May 4, 2006) The 2006 OHL Priority Selection will unfold this Saturday, May 6th. It will begin at 9:00 am EST and fans can follow the results live on the league web site, www.ontariohockeyleague.com. The event will be comprised of f...

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Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 278

KNOW YOUR SPUDS TWO XL SPUDS Absolute Must See TWO SPUDS Definitely Worth Checking Out 1.5 SPUDSWorth Checking Out, But Dont Expect A Ton ONE SPUD Not Worth It, Except For The Hardcore Fan NO SPUD 4U Just Plain Sucks V O L U M E...

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Majors Create GTHL Scholarship Award

TORONTO, ON (April 26, 2006) The St. Michaels Majors have teamed up with the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) to create a scholarship award. It will be distributed at the GTHLs year-end awards ceremony to a local Minor Midget AAA player. This...

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Interested in Local History?

Are you interested in the history of the neighbourhoods around St. Clair Avenue West and Dufferin Street? I would like to help create a local history group based at the St. Clair-Dufferin Library. My name is David Raymont, a member of the Regal...

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News from Councillor Palacio

Ward 17 News from Councillor Palacio...

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Spring blooms in Hillcrest hideaway

Spring blooms in Hillcrest hideaway Adam McDowell National Post Saturday, April 22, 2006 ACTOR: JENNIFER DALE When she's not appearing on stage, television and film, Jennifer Dale relaxes at her house near St. Clair Avenue West and Oakw...

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Outdoor Art Market Added To Art Walk

This year there are plans to hold an Outdoor Art Market during Art Walk, which will run from Sep 30-Oct 2. If you are interested in selling at this market your application must be submitted by July 1st. The jury selection of work to be include...

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Art Walk Studio Tour Deadlines Announced

This year Art Walk will again include the popular studio tour, which will run on Sat Oct 1and Sun Oct 2 only, from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Artsts interested in having their local studio included on the tour must submit their application by the July 1st...

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Majors Announce Hiring

The Toronto St. Michaels Majors are pleased to announce the hiring of Greg Kelly as the clubs new Marketing & Sales Director. The previous occupant of the role, Chris Hartery, has moved on to a new venture. As a result, Greg will be responsible for...

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F.Y.I.: St. Clair Ave. Construction

St. Clair Ave. W.: Bathurst St. to Vaughan Rd. is reduced to one lane in both directions for electrical work until April 28....

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100 Toronto Photo Marathoners Are Off and Running

Toronto: One hundred photographers started off today (Sat Apr 8) on the 3rd Toronto Photography Marathon, the best showing yet. The starting point: Christie Pits at Christie and Bloor. Each registrant received a 12-exposure roll of film and a card...

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Donati Cancer Fund Established at Princess Margaret Hospital

The Toronto St. Michaels Majors announced today that the hockey teams Donati Points for Cancer Fund raised in excess of $15,000 for The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. The Fund was made possible through a variety of generous contributions in...

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Hungarian House Honours Imre Bolla

A black flag was hoisted at the Hungarian House today to mark the passing on Sunday of Imre Bolla, a former director and life long member. Mr Bolla became involved in the Hungarian Canadian Cultural Centre in the early 70's following the move from...

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Couch Potato Chronicles Volume 276

V O L U M E 276 This week we decided to put a new roof on Spud Central. Thinking back to the 4 Houses I have owned it occurred to me that I have had to put a roof on every one of them. Some luck, eh? We sprang for the deluxe 35 year shingles,...

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If you're selling your house, read this!

Open houses give thieves opportunity to make off with valuables, police warn National Post Tuesday, March 28, 2006 Thieves, posing as potential home buyers, have been stealing valuables from open houses in the Beaches and Riverdale, police...

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Majors Succumb to Colts

The Barrie Colts applied the finishing touches to the St. Mikes Majors season this evening with a 4-1 win and a sweep of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series. Barrie had built up a 3-0 lead by the early stages of the 2nd period and the Major...

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Majors on the Brink After Falling in Wild Affair

The Majors had to play a game of catch-up in Barrie this evening and it ended up costing them. Their 7-5 loss in game 3 puts them down 3-0 in this Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series. The Majors definitely didnt get off to the start they wante...

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Rona the Ferret: "The streetcars are coming"

Rona the Ferret Reports Nosing Out the Action on St Clair Ave W March/April 2006 (Please note: The views and opinions expressed by Rona the Ferret are not necessarily those of MyStClair.com or NaberNet.) The Main Event The streetcars are...

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Late Goal Sinks Majors

The Majors and Colts took part in a goalscoring duel right to the finish tonight at St. Michaels College School Arena. Unfortunately, it was Barrie that came up with the late tally that meant the most and skated off with a 6-5 win. As a result, the...

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Winner of Photo of the Day Award

This photo, of Dufferin and St. Clair, was taken by Mondo Lulu and chosen by Spacing Magazine as Photo of the Day....

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Regal Road School Portico Update

Hi Everyone, I am just writing to offer a brief update on the Regal Road School Portico, which has a been a priority of the RHRA for some time. As you know, the Portico facade of Regal Road school has fallen into significant disrepair over th...

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Majors Fall Short in Overtime Battle

The Majors played a solid road game this evening to begin their playoff series against the Barrie Colts. Unfortunately, the overtime winner went to the Colts as Mike Roelofsen ended it with 1:14 left in the extra session. As a result, the Colts take...

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