Blast from the Past: St. Basil’s 3100 Weston Rd.
By Eugene Arcilesi
Recently, much attention has been diverted towards the Gardiner Cottage and the Marian Shrine of Gratitude, rekindling our community’s sense of history and belonging. Yet, the echoes of our past reverberate from many corners of our town. I’ve recently chanced upon a series of p...
Councillor’s Corner - September 2023
This past month, our community has collectively come together to protect the Marian Shrine of Gratitude located at 3100 Weston Rd. The former owners, the Basilian Fathers, sold the property to a developer, and the City was only advised of the sale days before it ...
Marian Shrine closed for development
By Sean Delaney
The Marian Shrine of Gratitude, located at 3100 Weston Rd., behind the Carmine Stefano Community Centre, holds significance for the Emery Village community. The Shrine has served as a place of worship, prayer, and spiritual solace for individuals who practice various faiths. It ha...
Emery’s Marian Shrine of Gratitude is a special place to visit
By Sean Delaney
The Marian Shrine of Gratitude may not be known to many in Toronto. Still, the striking shrine is hidden at the end of a secluded path behind the Carmine Stefano Community Centre. In all it’s beautiful glory, the shrine features a statue of Mother Mary beneath a more prominent statu...
Yesterday and Today: The Felling of Trees
The felling of trees in a forest
By Tim Lambrinos
In 1831, Matthew Griffith of Ireland purchased a large plot of land along Weston Road north of Sheppard. Within this land stood a thick forest that would encompass present day Coral Gable Drive. After his purchase, Griffith began clearing h...
Come and celebrate 100 years of Fatima with us May 12-13
Please join in the same mission as Sister Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta, who were asked to visit Cova da Iria in Fatima Portugal 1917 on the 13th of each month for six months by the Blessed Mother.
The children were asked to pray for sinners and to stop offending God and pray the rosary daily.