Scarborough’s Variety Village has friends at Toronto City Hall - and this Saturday, Nov. 10, four of them will share a stage.
Councillors Gary Crawford, Paula Fletcher, Maria Augimeri and Mike Layton are part of Clamshell Quintet, a band performing at a benefit to help Variety pay for flood damage to its building on Danforth Avenue near Birchmount Road.
Crawford, the facility’s local councillor, is also on the bill with his regular rock band, Gently Bent.
Older parts of Variety’s recreational complex flooded three times this year, with the worst damage sustained in the July 15 storm that swamped many homes and businesses in the southwest Scarborough area.
Insurance will cover most of the repairs but the charity is short $70,000 and has no reserves to make up the difference.
The Variety Village Flood Relief Fundraiser Saturday at the Tara Inn on Kingston Road starts at 7 p.m. with an hour-long Get To Know Variety Village V.I.P. reception.
Tickets are $50 each and can be bought at the complex or by calling 416-699-7167, ext. 270.
Donations for flood relief can also be made at www.varietyvillage.ca