Tag: City Council

Councillors want Torontonians to help as pressure on city shelters grows

By John Rieti, CBC News Apr 08, 2017 5:00 AM This April, nearly 1,000 refugees will spend the night at a Toronto shelter. With that number steadily climbing and housing getting more and more expensive, city councillors are hoping to build more shelter spaces across the city. Coun. Paula Fletcher (Ward 30, Toronto-Danforth) admits that with shelters… Read more »

CBC Coverage – Laneway named to honour Peggy Ann Smith

On Tuesday April 4rth, Toronto East York Community Council (TEYCC) approved the naming of a Rivertowne laneway to “Peggy Ann Smith Laneway”.  Here is the Report for Action which outlines the request, specifics and states: In making this recommendation, Toronto and East York Community Council considered a letter dated November 14, 2016, from Councillor Fletcher which… Read more »

Dozens of east-end Toronto residents protest threatened pool closure

City budget recommends closing Leslieville pool to save $85,000 Beach Mirror By Justin Skinner With the future of their community swimming pool at stake, a committed group of more than 100 east enders endured wintry conditions for a rally to save the facility outside S.H. Armstrong Community Centre on Sunday. The pool at S.H. Armstrong… Read more »

East Toronto shows its support for Quebec City mosque attack victims

    Beach Mirror Joanna Lavoie January 31, 2017 Longtime Leslieville resident Joanne Doucette thought maybe 100 people would show up to a candlelight walk and vigil she organized in the Gerrard India Bazaar Monday night. Instead, ten times that amount of people made their way to Gerrard Street East in a moving show of… Read more »