Councillor's Corner - May 2021

  •  June, 2021
Dear Resident, I have more updates about the vaccine rollout to share with you. Remember, getting vaccinated is the best way to keep everyone safe. Many of you have already received your first dose, with second doses scheduled or on the way in the coming months. We must continue to work together to...

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Councillor's Corner - April 2021

  •  May, 2021
Dear Resident, The third wave of COVID-19 has been hard for many of us, and the vaccination rollout has been challenging. Yet, the community has persevered, and it heartens me to see neighbours helping each other. Tens of thousands of people in our community have received their vaccines. I ...

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Zooming in on the Emery Village BIA’s AGM

  •  February, 2021
By Sean Delaney On Tuesday, January 11, the Emery Village BIA held its Annual General Meeting (AGM). This year was the first time in its history that the AGM was held virtually. “It is unfortunate that like many organizations and workplaces under COVID-19 restrictions, we cannot gather in place,...

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Councillor's Corner - Jan 2021

  •  February, 2021
Dear Resident, COVID-19 infection rates are on the rise more than ever before. With the current stay-at-home order in place, we need to try our best to prevent exposure by staying home as much as possible. We should only be socializing with those we live with and making essential supply trips when ...

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Councillor's Corner - Oct 2020

  •  November, 2020
Dear Resident, COVID-19 infection rates are on the rise, and we need to try our best to prevent exposure. At October’s Board of Health meeting, I worked with my colleague, Councillor Joe Cressy, to introduce two motions. These policies require the city and the province to work together to make ...

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Executive Director's message - May 2020

  •  June, 2020
On May 21, the Emery Village BIA held a tele-town hall to address COVID-19 issues the business community is facing. Members of the community were invited to call a toll-free number and questions were addressed to a panel featuring Anthony Perruzza, City Councillor Ward 7 - Humber River-Black Creek,...

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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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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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Local tree receives official heritage designation

  •  October, 2019
By Tim Lambrinos It’s now about a tree that has become more colourful than any other tree in all of Toronto. It’s the massive red oak of Coral Gable Drive – estimated to be between 250 and 350 years old. The tree stands in the rear yard of a home built in the early 1960’s. Prior to that, th...

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Yesterday and Today: Anthony Perruzza

  •  May, 2019
St. Basil’s Brawny Italian Army By Tim Lambrinos St. Basil-the-Great College opened in 1962 at the corner of Weston Road and Sheppard. The school was constructed on the former Jethro Crang family apple orchard. The purchase of the property by the Basilian Fathers included an elegan...

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A sit down with councillor Anthony Perruzza

  •  December, 2018
On Oct. 22, seasoned politician Anthony Perruzza defeated long-time incumbent Giorgio Mammoliti to take the council seat for the newly combined Ward 7/8 Humber River/Black Creek. The Emery Village Voice sat down with Perruzza to ask him what his vision for the future is, and how he plans on repr...

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Mega city election a goodbye to incumbents

  •  November, 2018
By Tim Lambrinos On Oct. 22, the City of Toronto held their municipal elections. The Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, trimmed the political field so that our community, and the community to our east, would be represented by a singular municipal official at City Hall. The timing of t...

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