Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Preliminary Plans for Honest Ed's Site Unveiled

I have been away, people, enjoying some surf, sand and sun.

Sorry for the lack of posting. I will share some pics with you later.
Right now, I'm excited about potential plans for the Honest Ed's site at Bathurst and Bloor, particularly the market that may be included, as well as rental housing.
What do you think?


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Open House About Plans For Honest Ed's Redevelopment

Good morning!
If the redevelopment of the Honest Ed's site at Bathurst and Bloor interests you, this might interest you: developer Westbank has a website about it and there will be a Public Open House Tuesday, March 3rd at the Park Hyatt.

At the Open House, the developer will "share out first plans for this important site." [sic. I might be "old school," but typos on website don't inspire confidence in me...].
Unfortunately, I'll be out of town for the meeting.
I hope that it's full of useful information! That corner really is one of the anchors of our area.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Christie Pits To Be Spruced Up

Spruce up plans for Christie Pits Park were discussed recently at a public meeting written up by
Some of the possibilities?

A new stage, an improved pizza oven and "... community hub installed around the fire pit, improved fencing around the baseball diamond – complete with a warning track – and a play feature to replace the park’s old merry-go-round."


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Porch View Dances Info Session Saturday

If you live in Seaton Village and want to take part in Porch View Dances, head to the Palmerston Library Saturday at 1 p.m. to find out what it's all about.
Here's the scoop:
"Kaeja d'Dance, in partnership with Palmerston Library, welcomes residents and families of Seaton Village (situated between Dupont/Bloor and Bathurst/Christie) to take part in Porch View Dances 2015. Porch View Dances pairs every day (non-dancer) people with professional choreographers to create work that is performed in the front yards, porches and courtyards of their own homes. This annual community dance event gives families a wonderful opportunity to participate in a unique artistic experience and share their own stories. 

Join us for this info session at Palmerston Library Theatre and:

- meet Artistic Directors Karen and Allen Kaeja, who will talk about the inspiration for Porch View Dances, provide an overview of the event and outline participant requirements/commitments.

- listen to past participants of Porch View Dances talk about their own experience creating and performing in the event.

- take part in the Question & Answer session.

Don't miss the opportunity to learn more about how to be involved in this one-of-a-kind experience. No dance training or experience is necessary! All are welcome!

Kaeja d'Dance is an internationally acclaimed contemporary dance company currently celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season. Kaeja is known for its dynamic choreographic work, as well as its highly successful community engagement projects. For more information visit visit"

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Icefest Feb 21 and 22 in Yorkville

It may not be until next weekend, but the frigid temperatures remind me that Icefest 2015 takes place Feb 21 and 22 in Bloor-Yorkville.
Here's the scoop about the tenth annual event: 'Toronto’s premier cultural district will celebrate this landmark year by transforming into a showcase of incredible ice sculptures and live ice carving demonstrations for the entire family to enjoy.

This year, Bloor-Yorkville will be bringing the past back to life in ice with a “Frozen in Time” ancient Egyptian-inspired showcase of striking carvings. From King Tut, to two Pharaohs, an Anubis, an Iris with a Clock and Egyptian Gods, crafted from an astonishing 20,000 lbs. of ice."
So bundle up and enjoy!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

"Skate With Joe" Today -- Joe Cressy, That Is

Attention neighbourhood skaters: there's a chance to meet our new councillor in an informal way this afternoon. Here's the scoop:

With Councillor Cressy

Sunday February 8th, 1-3pm

Harry Gairey Rink, 275 Bathurst Street

Councillor Cressy sharpened his skates and he's ready to hit the ice.

Join Joe and friends at Harry Gairey Rink for an afternoon of ice skating and hot chocolate as we celebrate the beautiful winter season.

Any questions? You can reach us at 416-392-4044 or"