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By Ann Ruppenstein on April 14, 2014
Shari Shaw, left, makes a selection with Inna Labounskaia, assistant manager at Nadege pastry and confectionery boutique in Summerhill, on... (more)
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Bobcat on wine
Popular Toronto sports radio personality Bob McCown signs bottles of Stoney Ridge Estate wine during an event at the Summerhill ...(more)
Smart home reno
Raghov Malhotra, 18, a business student from Ryerson University, puts finishing touches on a freshly painted room at Delisle ...(more)
Father-daughter duo teach Nunavut to eat right
Hannah Neal had her sights set on a sweet-16th birthday trip swimming with dolphins when her father brought up the idea of an ...(more)
Medal haul propels speed skater toward ‘perfect’ goal
Leaside High School’s Ayanna Badali is on the short track to success. The 18-year-old senior at the Bayview and Eglinton ...(more)
PARKER: A vision to connect neighbourhoods to the larger city
Construction work on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT will begin in our area in the months just ahead of us. It will continue over the ...(more)
Parking proposal dead before opening remarks
It was over before it started. Just before a public consultation on newly proposed parking restrictions for Glenvale Boulevard ...(more)
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Hong Kong’s glorious cultural contradictions
It’s a wonder to me that every Hong Kong citizen isn’t obese. Eying the streetscape before me, it rapidly becomes obvious that the people here really like to eat. They also really like to...(more)
HANDY ANN: Here's how to make your name a standout
From various DIY art for your bedroom to fun baking ideas for the whole family, in this column I will showcase monthly projects and ideas you can try at home. This first project is a quick and easy...(more)
Swap out winter accessories for lighter materials
By age 26, North Toronto based interior designer Evelyn Eshun had already called three continents home. Eshun, who was born in Wroclaw, Poland and spent her childhood in Ghana, West Africa, says...(more)
Babysitter unavailable? Call for backup
In February, Melinda Nguyen-Raybould found herself in a bind. She was hospitalized. Her husband was out of town on business. She needed someone to watch her 3-yearold son. The North Toronto mother...(more)
Who to call to put on a party
It can be a stressful day that comes once a year — or twice if you’ve got two kids: the annual birthday party. Here are a few fresh options to get the planning process started for the big...(more)
About Our Neighbourhood
Historically significant and currently sought-after, the community of Leaside is a Toronto original. Straddling Eglinton Avenue East between Bayview Avenue and Laird Drive, and stretching south down to the C.P. Railway tracks, Leaside is one of Canada’s most expensive, desirable neighbourhoods.

John Lea, from Pennsylvania, purchased the land here in 1819. His son William built a large octagonal brick house just south of his father’s land and named it “Leaside”. He later became a local magistrate and operated the regional post office from his home. Over the next century the area would play host to many significant links to the outside world, including rail, communications links and was also the landing site for Canada’s first airmail delivery.
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