Emery’s World War II hero: Joseph Bannon
Joseph Bannon Park is dedicated to the memory of one of Emery Village’s greatest community champions. Born in Scotland in 1919, Joseph Bannon enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force and in 1944 was part of the invading Canadian Forces that landed at Juno Beach on D-Day. His name and military ...
Movie in the park - June 2018
By Sean Delaney
The Emery Village BIA’s “Movie in the Park” has become a perennial summer tradition in Emery Village.
A rite of passage, if you will, as the event takes place on the night of the last day of school.
Gaining considerable momentum from last year, more than 700 people attended...
A neighbourhood recreational skating rink for Emery families
By Sean Delaney
The wintery icy skating rink located at Joseph Bannon Park is an ideal location for some outdoor wintertime recreation.
The park is in the south-east of the community at Sheppard and Weston Rd, in the south end of a large park.
The outdoor ice rink is surfaced and flooded eve...
Remembrance Day in Emery
By Sean Delaney
On Nov. 11, an attentive group of Emery residents tolerated a brisk autumn day in order to pay tribute to fallen soldiers of the past. The gathering took place in Joseph Bannon Park. The space faces a splendid statue of soldier Joseph Bannon. The Emery BIA put up a sizeable te...
Yesterday and Today : Community Champion
Humberlea’s fighting community champion
By Tim Lambrinos
Every year, Nov.11 is a day that symbolizes Remembrance Day in Canada. The day allows an opportunity for everyone to give tribute to our fallen soldiers of the past. We can reflect upon the enormous loss of lives and those who sacrificed...
Executive Director's message - Oct 2017
The upcoming month of November symbolizes gratitude for and the sacrifice of those who fought in wars for our freedom.
Please join us at Joseph Bannon Park to pay our respects to our veterans at the annual Remembrance Day service on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.
It is located at 65 Mary Chapman...
Executive Director's message-July 2017
Summer has officially arrived and Emery presented the community with another successful Movie in the Park in July featuring the movie “Sing” at Joseph Bannon Park.
After an eight-minute hurricane, a storm that came out of nowhere, all equipment was put back up, tested and ready to go. Even with t...
Executive Director's Message - June 2017
School is coming to a close and the hot summer weather is slowly showing its scorching ways. When the weather is hot visit Joseph Bannon Park where kids and adults alike can take advantage of the splash pad. Located at 65 Mary Chapman Blvd. conveniently nestled in a safe environment, keeping cool i...
Lest we forget - Nov 2016
By Sean Delaney
Nov. 11, 2016
Once again, residents gathered at Joseph Bannon Park in Emery Village to pay their respects and honour all of our fallen soldiers.
Ward 7 councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, Executive Director of the Emery Village BIA Sandra Farina and the North Islington Italian Seni...
Summer is in the air
Can you smell summer in the air?
The sun is still out later in the evenings, birds are building their nests and the end of the school year is fast approaching.
It’s that time of year again when Emery Village introduces events and activities to our community.
Please join us for our annual Mo...
Emery Village BIA Executive Director’s message-Jan2016
Welcome to the year 2016!
Many of us began with resolutions to create goals toward a healthier life and work balance. Prioritizing for yourself and your family are important objectives that may include activities that get everyone outdoors.
In Toronto, one of the great Canadian pasttimes involve...
Lest we forget - Nov 2015
BY SEAN DELANEY
November 11, 2015
Members of the community gathered at Joseph Bannon Park in Emery to pay respect to, and honour, all of our fallen soldiers. With many local seniors groups – including the North Islington Seniors Club – and community members present, Councillor Mammoliti re...
Publisher’s note Remembrance Day
We must remember. If we do not, the sacrifice of those thousands of Canadian lives will be meaningless. They died for us, for their homes and families and friends, for a collection of traditions they cherished and a future they believed in; they died for Canada. The meaning of their sacrifice re...
Movie in the park a huge success
Lions and tigers and bears! Oh my! All these animals (balloon, of course) showed up at our first Movie in the Park night on June 27th at Joseph Bannon Park.
Over 600 community members and residents came out to enjoy a movie under the stars with their fellow friends and family. This year we ...
Executive Director’s Message - March 2014
This winter we have experienced cold winds, blizzard storms and massive amounts of freezing rain and ice. It is no wonder why we are all counting down the days until the first day of spring. I know I always get an extra beat in my step when the weather starts to change from the blistering ...
Skateathon with St. Simon
On March 4th, St. Simon Catholic School elementary students came to skate at Joseph Bannon Park for a fun filled and mildly chilly afternoon. The students had a ball in the snow, drinking over 300 cups of hot chocolate and playing on the playground. A big thank you to all of the teachers and volunt...
Yesterday and Today:Pro Hockey Players
Pro Hockey Players of Emery Village
BY TIM LAMBRINOS
Emery Village is known as a perfect place for winter recreation and outdoor sports.
Whether children tobogganing on the many steep hills that embank the Humber River or having gatherings of some impromptu skating on frozen Crang’s Pond, the...
Lest We Forget
November 11th marks Remembrance Day. I had the honour of participating in a small ceremony at Joseph Bannon Park just south of Sheppard off of Weston Rd.
Taking a brief moment to remember and honour Canada’s veterans is about more than just wearing a poppy on your lapel. It’s about bringing th...