If you take transit, have your say

  •  August, 2022
If you take transit, have your say The TTC’s Annual Service Plan public engagement survey has launched, and they are looking for feedback. With the expected opening of the Finch West LRT in 2023, the TTC is planning significant changes to the surrounding bus network. They want to hear from commuter...

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Ida Li Preti reflects on race, and loss, to represent Humber River-Black Creek

  •  July, 2022
By Sean Delaney Ida Li Preti said she ran on her passions and may run again in the future should the Ontario Liberals find theirs. “I have a passion for public education and public healthcare, making sure seniors are getting taken care of, and investing in students and families,” she said. “We’ve ...

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Tom Rakocevic wins close Humber River-Black Creek MPP race

  •  July, 2022
By Sean Delaney “It’s great to be able to connect with the members of the community. I’ve lived here my whole life, they’re my neighbours and its always a pleasure to talk to them about what they want to see for their community, for their lives and for the betterment of us all,” Rakocevic said abou...

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Dedicated to the art of food

  •  May, 2022
By Sean Delaney Nathaly and Dianna Coronel love traditional Portuguese food. And the Churrasqueira Sao Miguel restaurant owners have brought their passion to Emery Village. “We are thankful to our loyal customers and the Emery community for all their support. We are so grateful for all the great r...

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A palette like no other

  •  May, 2022
By Sean Delaney Looking for a vintage not available in the LCBO? Or a custom order, you may need an expert to source for you? Or maybe you just have a discerning taste and need to test that palette with something rare and luxurious. “People are getting very knowledgeable about wines,” said Terri...

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Yesterday and Today - April 2022

  •  May, 2022
By Tim Lambrinos Previously printed. Back in 1955, a quaint little pioneer town was valiantly attempting to continue to thrive as a proper rural community. Little known to many in this rural community, the 1948 Township of North York’s Official Plan was about to set the wheels in motion for ra...

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Talking efficiency with the Maxx

  •  March, 2022
By Sean Delaney Everyone wants a great product for a deal, so the pursuit at Maxx Liquidation Solutions is a consistent drive to find the best products to sell. “We know we’re only as good as the products we offer,” co-owner John Martin said. Martin, and his wife Melissa, own and operate Maxx ...

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Resuming in-person capacity for programs and services

  •  March, 2022
By Jessica Pointon Assistant to City Councillor Anthony Perruzza The Province of Ontario continues to ease restrictions and public health measures allowing the City of Toronto to adjust programs and services going into spring. Health units, including Team Toronto, have administered over 6 millio...

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Emery says goodbye to Gordon Kerr

  •  March, 2022
By Sean Delaney Gordon Kerr was a man with a massive impact on the community of Emery Village, and his loss has been felt by many. Gordon Kerr died on January 12, 2021, at the age of 89. Kerr moved to a home in Strathburn Park in 1959. In 1966 Kerr became a professor in the computer department...

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Watch your coverage amounts, insurance expert says

  •  March, 2022
By Sean Delaney The Emery Village area is an expensive place to live. And when it comes to home and auto insurance, customers can pay some of the higher rates. Being with a direct company, you’re not offered the ability to shop around and often won’t get full details on what you need, what covera...

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Happy 90th birthday Lee Jackson

  •  March, 2022
By Sean Delaney Lee, it’s wonderful to be able to share such a special birthday with someone like you. You have a heart of gold and are so warm, loving, and kind to everyone you know. For those who don’t know Lee, she has always taken community commitment and activism to a higher level and is a...

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Emery’s newest Starbucks

  •  February, 2022
By Sean Delaney One of North America’s most popular coffee chains has added another location to Emery Village. On January 20th, Starbucks opened a brand-new standalone facility at the southwest corner of Steeles Ave and Signet Rd., and welcomed its first customers. “Our team is thrilled to be ...

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Emery’s heating and HVAC businesses have you covered

  •  December, 2021
By Sean Delaney At this time of year, there are many things to do to get ready for winter weather. Installing snow tires, cleaning gutters, disconnecting hoses, and making sure the snowblower starts are just a few. But what about having your furnace inspected? Is your humidifier working? Now i...

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Judy Sgro reelected in Emery Village-Black Creek

  •  October, 2021
By Sean Delaney On September 20, Canadians went to the polls to make their decision in the 44th campaign for federal officials, and in Emery Village, that choice once again was Liberal MP Judy Sgro. Of the 31,029 votes counted in the Humber River-Black Creek riding as of press time on Septem...

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Emery Village shows its colours

  •  July, 2021
By Sean Delaney Have you noticed that Emery Village is now in full bloom? Much of the pre-planning and installation work has been completed. Now watch as the weekly watering, fertilizing, and maintenance nurtures various beautiful plants that now help add beauty to the streets and common areas. ...

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Woodview Park library excited to honour Indigenous culture, and open doors to community again

  •  July, 2021
By Matthew Strader A library is a community. Within its walls, as well as outside. Because a public library is often a mirror to its community. A reflection of the people who populate it, the decisions it makes, the information it consumes. “The library is the community itself,” said Diana Rot...

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Emery Village BIA invites you to the movies

  •  June, 2021
By Sean Delaney “We had to react immediately,” said Cristiano de Florentiis, the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the ICFF (Italian Canadian Film Festival). “We tried to envision an event differently, done safely, but still maintaining what the festival is.” And Emery Village will add its own...

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Yesterday and Today - April 2021

  •  May, 2021
By Tim Lambrinos A solid foundation of music exists in Emery Village. It spawned many fabulous professional musicians over the decades. But few persons in Canada have been able to transition their music from being relevant into being accepted by the general public at large as smoothly as John M...

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Shift to a transmission shop you can trust

  •  May, 2021
By Sean Delaney Ralph Razack and his Powershift Transmissions shop came to Emery Village due to events that followed the classic cliché, everything happens for a reason. Because Razack thought his future endeavour would be in a different location, and under a different name, until a few broken pr...

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Spill sees BIA security in action

  •  May, 2021
On the morning of April 14, a cloud of orange smoke closed Hwy 400 in both directions. Just after 11 a.m., Toronto police responded to a fire at an industrial factory in Emery Village. According to Toronto Fire Services, a chemical reaction occurred at an industrial fertilizer factory which resulted...

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June is Seniors' Month in Ontario

  •  May, 2021
A perfect time to honour the giants whose shoulders you stood on By Sean Delaney In the province of Ontario, the month of June should hold a special place in everyone’s hearts, because everyone can thank the generations that came before them for the gifts they have today. It is an ubiquitou...

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Yesterday and Today - March 2021

  •  April, 2021
Bringing it together at Amansie Place By Tim Lambrinos Travelling near the centre of Emery Village, residents will see City councillor Anthony Perruzza has a new curbside presence. His constituency office is now located along the front walkway of Amansie Place, a large apartment building on t...

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Happy birthday Lee Jackson

  •  April, 2021
By Sean Delaney Happy 90th Birthday Lee Jackson. Some people in our society wonder why communities are out of touch. Fortunately, there remain others that take community commitment and activism to a higher level. Jackson is a shining example for all. She is an Emery Village resident who helps...

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Aurora Importing wins sixth consecutive Top Choice award

  •  March, 2021
By Sean Delaney For the sixth consecutive year, Aurora Importing & Distributing Limited has won the Top Choice Award for the Top Importing and Distribution Company in the GTA. Winning a Top Choice Award is not an easy feat. Top Choice Awards are bestowed annually and reserved for the best in the ci...

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New 31 Division leader, Keith Smith

  •  February, 2021
By Sean Delaney Keith Smith is the new head Inspector at 31 Division. He comes to Emery Village from the heart of the city, and with an excitement for the challenges specific to Emery Village and the area, and the challenges that continue in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s great to be...

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A Canadian zoo in his own backyard

  •  February, 2021
By Sean Delaney Doctor Dolittle is a story that has entertained children and adults for decades, because humans have always held a special relationship and fascination with animals. Whether the innate traits within dogs that see them loyal to humans as purely a part of their personality, or the eas...

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Publisher comment - Dec 2020

  •  January, 2021
We’re almost through one of the busiest times of the year, and this year, no doubt is more hectic than ever. We’re all navigating through change at an entirely new pace. On the one hand, change can be exhilarating, and on the other, it can be exhausting. No one knows precisely what is in store, bu...

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A year to remember

  •  January, 2021
By Sean Delaney It’s likely going to be a year that is talked about for many years to come. 2020. And according to Toronto City Councillor Anthony Perruzza, he could tell 2020 was going to be memorable - whether in a good or a bad way - almost as soon as the calendar turned. “The challenges star...

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  •  December, 2013
What’s in a name? An identity, and in essence, notoriety “You’re missing out on the best kept secret in the Greater Toronto Area, and it’s just a matter of time before everyone knows it,” said City of Toronto Ward 7 councillor Giorgio Mammoliti. Emery Village is emerging. And the outspoken and ...

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