Community and Culture

  • I’m Library People merchandise is back!

    The Toronto Public Library Foundation is online and filling orders for your favourite t-shirts, tote bags and more. Each purchase helps with the vital work being done at TPL because partial proceeds are reinvested into the Library’s highest priority needs. Now is the time to support the world’s busiest library system – in style.
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  • Lansdowne Cone Article

    Yesterday, I wrote about the Lansdowne Cone, which despite our best efforts is being evicted from their Bloordale home. I wanted to share this article today which provides a good history of their situation.
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  • Shaping a Just Recovery in Davenport: A Community Conversation

    On Thursday, June 11 from 7:00PM-8:15PM, join St. Anne's Anglican Church, Green Wave West and Davenport Mutual Aid Network for their free community conversation on shaping a just recovery. Register here through Eventbrite and help them promote the facebook event.
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  • Lansdowne Cone

    The Lansdowne Cone has served as an important business in our community, creating accessible job opportunities for youth with disabilities. Sadly, they are being forced out by new building owners. The community and I have been working to convince the new owner to compromise. While our team tried to do all we could to encourage further negotiation, we ultimately could not stop this decision. This decision is disappointing and stands in stark contrast to what our community believes and values....
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  • Supporting Live Music Venues

    While COVID-19 has affected all of us, those working in the "gig" economy have been some of the most impacted. Performers and entertainers add greatly to the culture of our city and the happiness of our communities. In order to support them, on May 28, Council passed a proposal from the Toronto Music Advisory Council to allow live music venues to claim a 50% property tax break. The savings they received from this tax break helped to keep many of...
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  • Pam’s Roti Shop

    I was disheartened to hear that the beloved local business Pam’s Roti Shop was facing the threat of eviction from their landlord, who was unwilling to apply for commercial rent supports. In support of the shop, I wrote a letter to the landlord to try and persuade him to work with his wonderful local tenant.
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  • Passing of Former Corso Italia BIA Chair Jeff Gillian

    I was deeply saddened this weekend to hear of the passing of former Corso Italia BIA Chair Jeff Gillian. Jeff was a warm and welcoming person to many in the St. Clair community. To read the obituary, or leave a message on the memory wall online, please click here. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada in his name.
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  • Dupont Street Businesses – Photo Journal

    Our community is blessed with many fantastic businesses. This project by imagefoundry highlights the human side of this pandemic's impact on our local shops, putting faces to many of our favourite shops.
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  • Season 14 Finale of the Long & McQuade Musical Instruments Singing Contest with John Santos

    The lockdowns for COVID-19 may have prevented Long & McQuade from having their originally scheduled Grand Finale on April 25, but I am happy to share that they are moving the contest online! You can join them this Saturday, May 30, starting at 8:00pm! I hope you will be able to tune into their live streamed event and vote for your favourite singers in the Juvenile and Adult categories. Watch at: or via the GoLiveTV app (free download at Vote at:
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  • West Neighbourhood House and TPL Team up to fight the Digital Divide

    West Neighbourhood House, Toronto Public Library and the TPL Foundation have joined forces to smash the digital divide. Thanks to them, 45 vulnerable and isolated folks in our community now have laptops and internet at home. During a #pandemic, the ability to stay connected is life-altering.
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