Community helps Rowntree Mills Park sustainability

  •  November, 2021
By Sean Delaney On Sunday, October 3 many residents met at Rowntree Mills Parks to continue planting new shrubs and plants. Stephanie Smith of the Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) was the coordinator for the community-based restoration team. Why is everyone digging holes in one partic...

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Kitchen24 can’t stop giving

  •  November, 2021
By Sean Delaney Steve Kidron, owner of Kitchen24, is feeding even more of Toronto. And now, he wants to not only feed, but teach. You see, Kidron knows what it is like to be hungry. As we have reported in the past, Kidron is a person who has been unsure of where the next meal is coming from. When...

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Upper Crust hosts holiday drive, provides 600 vulnerable families with toys and meals

  •  January, 2021
By Sean Delaney Upper Crust hosted its 2020 Holiday Toy Drive and food hamper assembly, giving back to those who need it most. Through a partnership with Kitchen24 and Second Harvest Food Rescue, the toy drive and donation of goods and food will support 600 families with holiday hampers. Upper...

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Looking back at 2020 with the Emery Village BIA

  •  January, 2021
By Al Ruggero As we approach the end of the year, it is without a doubt that no one will forget 2020. Most of all, we can begin to celebrate (in our bubbles, of course) the fantastic news that the new year will bring us closer to the end of our tribulations as the miraculous vaccines reach more ...

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Emery schools and leaders continue to be guided by public health advice

  •  October, 2020
By Matthew Strader The second wave was all the talk during a summer dominated by news and updates on the coronavirus pandemic and how it would affect Ontario lives. Now, the second wave appears to be here, as Toronto and the GTA experiences an increase in infection rates while parents and fam...

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Emery’s Humber River Hospital in good shape for the second wave

  •  October, 2020
By Sean Delaney Humber River Hospital (HRH) is in good position regarding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and believes the health system is ready to be more responsive and efficient when it comes to identifying and treating cases of the coronavirus COVID-19. At the same time, they are also ...

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There is much to be thankful for

  •  October, 2020
By MPP Tom Rakocevic Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones. As I write this in late September, infection rates have begun rising and I hope that this message finds you healthy and safe. During these challenging times I believe there is still much to be thankful for. I thank the mem...

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Emery ‘answered the call’ for the vulnerable

  •  August, 2020
By Sean Delaney The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has caused some businesses to come to a grinding halt. But for some service organizations, it has meant a busier time and an increased focus on serving vulnerable populations that continue to grow in size while the pandemic limits the economy and...

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A team approach to 2020 levee celebrations

  •  February, 2020
By Sean Delaney MPP Tom Rakocevic and Councillor Anthony Purruzza held their first ever New Year’s Levee on Saturday, January 12. It was an afternoon that saw many firsts. Not only was this the first levee celebration for both gentlemen, but it was also the first time, post the old Ward 7 and 8...

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The North Islington seniors celebrate Christmas in style

  •  January, 2020
By Sean Delaney It’s a very special time year and it brought another exceptional opportunity to enjoy a wonderful lunch with some of the seniors in Emery Village - The North Islington Seniors Club. The ninth annual North Islington Seniors Club Christmas luncheon was held on Dec. 14 at the St.Ro...

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To honour and remember in Emery Village Remembrance Day 2019

  •  December, 2019
By Sean Delaney Snow fell softly over Emery’s Joseph Bannon Park on Monday, November 11 as a gathering of residents, politicians and military members paid tribute to the sacrifices made by Canadian soldiers, both past and present. Now in its seventh year, the service around the Joseph Banno...

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Congrats to all these amazing youth award winners

  •  December, 2019
By Sean Delaney On November 2, YNOT (Youth Now On Track) awarded fifteen individuals for Academic Excellence, Leadership, and Community Service as well as being Positive Role Models. The Annual Youth Awards Recognition Dinner was ultimately a great success, and could not have been done without...

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The fifth annual Emery Charity Venetian Ball

  •  November, 2019
By Sean Delaney On Friday, Oct.25 the fifth annual Emery Charity Venetian Ball returned to the Fontana Primavera Banquet Hall. In attendance were more than 350 community members for an evening reminiscent of a grand Venetian carnival. It was a night filled with glamour and high fashion, but als...

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Emery BIA’s Movie in the Park

  •  August, 2019
By Sean Delaney Strong neighbourhoods build strong communities. It’s essential for people to get out of their houses, mingle and get to know those who live around them. Fortunately, the Emery Business Improvement Area (BIA) along with the City of Toronto had the foresight and resources to des...

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Lucy and Lee’s seniors art class extravaganza

  •  June, 2019
By Sean Delaney Where does the time go? Another season of the Emery senior’s art class and social gathering has come to an end. Each Wednesday, a local group of seniors get together to develop their art skills under the skilled instruction of Lucy Catania. The number of weekly participants ...

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Franson Crescent comes alive

  •  June, 2019
By Sean Delaney Many in Emery look forward to the third Tuesday of each June, and Neighbours Night Out. Longtime local resident Lee Jackson hosts the community gathering, which this year celebrated its 20th anniversary and welcomed its largest crowd yet. Many of the neighbours brought delectab...

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