Lactation consultant

Janet Lang is a registered nurse and lactation consultant at St. Joseph's Health Centre. World Breastfeeding Week takes place Aug. 1-7.

St. Joe’s lactation consultant helps new moms get through challenges of providing food for newborns

It’s a common misconception among new mothers that they won’t produce enough breast milk to feed their babies. Yet, the...

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Sixth Dept. of Public Memory sign

Maggie Hutcheson installs the Sixth Department of Public Memory sign in front of the Parkdale Community Health Centre on Monday night, July 28.

A “rallying cry” for Parkdale harm reduction program

It felt like an opening ceremony in front of Parkdale Community Health Centre (PCHC). Dressed in blue work jumpsuits, Elinor Whidden and...

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How to be a brown teen

Nerupa Somasale, left, and Sanjay Ratnan star in the short film, ‘How to be a brown teen’, to be screened at this year’s Lab Cab Festival July 26-27.

The growing pains of living in Parkdale

Being a teenager isn’t always easy. For Nerupa Somasale, growing up as a first-generation Canadian also brought its unique challenges....

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Tony Chen

Tony Chen, right, is a graduate from Parkdale Collegiate Institute and one of TDSB's 2014 Top Scholars. He is joined by the principal of the school, Irene Chewchuk.

Parkdale Collegiate student graduates with 99.5 per cent average

In terms of academics, Tony Chen is just shy of perfection. The 18-year-old Parkdale Collegiate Institute graduate was one of three...

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Galyn Esmé

Galyn Esmé, known by her performance name NiLLa, is a coordinator at UNITY Charity, an organization that empowers youth through hip hop and the arts.

Parkdale hip-hop emcee NiLLa empowers youth through the arts

Engaging youth with hip-hop culture is teaching them all about inclusiveness. That’s what Toronto hip-hop emcee Galyn Esmé (who goes by...

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Gallery 1313 art mentorship program

Artist Keight Maclean is part of the Gallery 1313 art mentorship program. Her work is on display as part of the gallery's Summer Emerging Artists Exhibition, until July 20.

Parkdale’s Gallery 1313 art program sees value in mentors

Behind every great artist is an equally dedicated mentor. That’s the idea behind Gallery 1313’s new art mentorship program, running...

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Wendy Bober

Wendy Bober, who is battling ovarian cancer, is sitting in "her" chair in her apartment in South Parkdale, knitting a dress for a girl in her church community. Wendy's daughters, Sheleigh and Lindsay Bober, are holding a fundraiser to support their Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk for Hope team, Walk for Wendy called Yellow and Teal: An Afternoon Charity Cocktail July 19 at at the Keg Mansion, 515 Jarvis St.

Walk for Wendy team hosts Yellow and Teal fundraiser

Sitting in “her” big arm-chair in the living room of the South Parkdale apartment she has shared with her husband, Ed, for the past 30...

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Michaelle McLean waters a tree at the Osler Playground on Argyle Street as part of the Adopt-a-Tree program she initiated.

Watering program looks to save the trees at Osler Playground

Michaelle McLean doesn’t mind being called a tree hugger. “Trees are like the lungs of the city,” said the Ossington neighbourhood...

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