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I still vividly remember the evening my husband and I took possession of our first home. It was a Friday night in late September, 2009. A BEAUTIFUL night. We scurried around town all afternoon finalizing the close, heading to the lawyers office to pick up the keys, until we finally found ourselves excitedly driving up our street at about 6pm for the first time as new home-owners. And we weren't just home owners. We were home-owners in Leslieville.…Continue
The "east-end semi" is a housing type that we all know and love. Yes, all our houses may look very similar (with the exception of a few bungalows and detached homes smattered throughout), however, each one is so unique, inside and out. That's one of the things I love most about our neighborhood. Every house you go into has a different tweak to the look. the layout, or the style.
When Christian and I began contemplating our next "big" renovation project (yes, I know I have…Continue
Added by melissa on June 24, 2011 at 4:02pm — No Comments
Broccoli has always been one of my favourite vegetables. If you or someone you love happens to be a “…Continue
Added by Naomi Eaton on June 24, 2011 at 12:41pm — No Comments
Dear Residents and Friends of Greenwood Park,
The much anticipated construction on the improvements to the children's playground at Greenwood Park started the week of June 20th and will be completed by the end of July 2011. Parks staff have placed construction fencing around the playground last weekend.
By the end of July, children will be able to play in the all new sand poured into the creative sand play area.
The new natural…Continue
Added by Councillor Paula Fletcher on June 22, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
You know I love Leslieville. But sometimes a girl's gotta get away. Ian and I love to travel, and we try to take 3-4 trips a year. It can be an expensive habit, but we've figured out a couple ways to knock the cost down.
We've discovered that a lot of people want to visit Toronto, and Leslieville in particular (must be that…Continue
Added by Naomi Eaton on June 17, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
” ʻPound seizureʼ is a term commonly used to describe the practice of using lost, homeless and abandoned dogs and cats from animal control facilities or pounds for use in experimentation (research, teaching and testing).
Animal Alliance of Canadaʼs (AAC) opposition to pound seizure is shared by all Canadian humane societies and animal protection organizations throughout Canada. Ontario is the only province left in Canada where pound seizure is the law. Quebec…
For those of you who have checked out my first post, you'll know that my husband and I have nearly two years of renovation, decorating and DIY stories to share (not to mention the whole planning-a-wedding in between thing...more on that another time). The most difficult part for me right now is deciding which stories to share...and in what order! So, if you're reading this, and you have…Continue
“We wanted to open a coffee shop that played kick-ass music and served kick-ass coffee; a shop that we’d want to hang out in ourselves,’ echo Matthew Taylor and Douglas Tiller, partners in Mercury Espresso Bar. It’s a great point and perhaps the real secret to growing their successful Leslieville café even as Starbucks moved in up the steet.
General City Services and Recreation Plan
1) General City Services
Soon after sending out my notice for the City’s public consultation, the Toronto Service Review, many of you told me the sessions downtown were already full. So in order for Ward 30 residents to be able to contribute I am co-hosting two special meetings on the Service Review: