Yesterday and Today - June 2021

  •  July, 2021
Humber Summit's changing elementary school By Tim Lambrinos School enrollment is an ever fluctuating number. When schools are closed due to declining enrollment, individual boards hang onto properties anticipating neighbourhoods will bounce back. And an informal competition occurs between the...

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Yesterday and Today - Feb 2021

  •  March, 2021
Emery Village’s cellist supreme By Tim Lambrinos Just a few decades ago, teaching instrumental music at schools in North York’s junior high school system was a central part of the educational curriculum. Musical instruction and theory included studying classical pieces written by Britten, Somers,...

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Pine Ridge Cemetery’s annual meet

  •  October, 2019
By Tim Lambrinos In the last Sunday of August, decendents of pioneer families from Humber Summit and Emery meet in the local cemetery on Islington Avenue to reflect upon the remarkable stories of their ancestors. The meeting in the cemetery is reminiscent of an extended family picnic. The even...

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Steinberg and Miracle Mart

  •  February, 2019
By Claudio D'Intino I moved into Humber Summit in 1967. As a kid, our first grocery trip was to Steinberg Supermarket at 2592 Finch Ave West, in the Finchdale Plaza. The story of the Steinbergs goes back to 1917, when Ida Steinberg opened up a grocery store in Montreal. Led by son, Sam Stein...

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Humber Summit’s important annual gathering

  •  September, 2018
By Tim Lambrinos It happens every August. The last Sunday is selected by relatives of Humber Summit’s pioneer ancestors for an annual get-together. The gathering is a very special and relaxing extended family reunion. They meet at the Pine Ridge Cemetery where all their ancestors lay t...

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History of Humber Summit

  •  September, 2014
By Sean Delaney Humber Summit began as a pioneer settlement in the 1840s. This community revolved around the Rowntree grist and saw mills which operated on the banks of the Humber River where Rowntree Mills Park is situated today. Many of Humber Summit’s first settlers are buried in the histo...

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The future looks bright on Islington Ave.

  •  March, 2014
By James Worth As we have reported before in previous articles, the area was long overdue for improvement. Beyond the aging infrastructure, both parking and garbage were atop the list of concerns voiced by local shop owners and residents. Parking in particular proved to be a divisive issu...

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Satterly & Plunkett Rd Streetscape Projects

  •  November, 2013
Making a difference: Important Satterly and Plunkett Road Streetscape Projects The area known more recently as Italian Gardens in Humber Summit was for many years, a significant destination place for shoppers and homeowners to the affluent subdivisions adjacent to the Humber River. Humber Sum...

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