Project Water

James Braunstein of Cloud Continuity helps load water bottles onto a truck during the 15th annual Project Water at The Bargains Group Wednesday. Hundreds of volunteers were on hand to help load cases of water and survival kits onto vehicles to be distributed to the homeless and people in need. (Jul. 9, 2014)

Project Water marks 15 years of helping people in need

It all started 15 years ago when Jody Steinhauer learned that more homeless people die of dehydration in the summer than freeze to death...

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Amy Mathers

Amy Mathers is in the midst of 'Amy's Marathon of Books'. She has pledged to read one Canadian teen fiction book a day for a year to benefit the Canadian Children's Book Centre.

Lifetime reader from North York turning the page on literary award fundraiser

Although she spends her days curled up with a book on her couch overlooking her picturesque backyard in North York, Amy Mathers is usually...

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100 years

Keele Street Public School is set to celebrate its 100th anniversary with a special ceremony Sept. 27. This month, construction will begin on a new senior wing to accommodate Grade 7 and 8 students. Currently, the school teaches students in kindergarten to Grade 6. Pictured here is the original building, which opened on Sept. 1, 1914.

Keele Street junior school undergoes construction leading up to centennial anniversary

As Keele Street Junior Public School gets set to celebrate its centennial anniversary in September, construction begins later this month on...

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Festival of India this weekend

Surendre Gandhi, dances down Queens Quay as part of the 2013 Festival of India parade on Saturday. This year's festival takes place July 12 and 13.

TORONTO'S TEN: events this weekend (July 11-13)

Here's a list of 10 events taking place in Toronto from Friday to Sunday. • PAN-AM Games one-year countdown takes place Friday and...

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Fat Girl Food Squad

Fat Girl Food Squad blog founders Amanda Scriver, right, and Yuli Scheidt.

Fat Girl Food Squad talks food, fat and feminism in new film series

Food, fat and feminism are the three “fs” Amanda (Ama) Scriver loves to talk about. And now a fourth, film, will combine Scriver’s...

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Broadview Avenue

The history of the circa-1914 home of the United Drug Company at 68 Broadview in Riverside will be commemorated with a heritage plaque on Saturday, July 12. The building that once housed the United Drug Company, which was later purchased by Rexall, is now home to the 154-unit, seven storey Broadview Lofts.

Former home of United Drug Company to be honoured with heritage plaque

Heritage Toronto is hosting a heritage plaque presentation in honour of the former home of the United Drug Company in Riverside Saturday,...

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Mimico sign

Councillor Mark Grimes and volunteers from Mimico Station Community Organization is shown here with a new station sign. The reproduction sign will be installed on the historic Mimico Station. From left to right: Richard McQuade, Roswita Busskamp, Marjut Dunker, Sandy Eathorne, Etobicoke-Lakeshore Councillor Mark Grimes, Klaus Dunker, Angela Barnes, Peter McHale.

Community group gets rolling on plans for Mimico Station’s centennial anniversary

With the 100th anniversary of Mimico Station fast approaching, members of a local community organization dedicated to the historic railway...

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Big on Bloor

The Big on Bloor Festival takes place every year along Bloor Street West at Lansdowne on Sunday with vendors, music and food. Here, the Samba Squad entertains along the street. The event is back July 19-20.

Big on Bloor Festival offers up hundreds of activities over two days

The seventh annual Big on Bloor Festival, celebrating arts, culture, community and small business, takes place Saturday, July 19 from 1 to...

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