Reza, Bita, Remi, and the staff of The Flower Patch. Photo Stan Flemming.

Flower power on Bayview

The Flower Patch at 1592 Bayview Ave. opened officially on April 17, 2019, but this elegant flower and plant store started, in fact, many years ago and many countries away. Reza Shahali’s father moved from ...more


Left: Heather Bolt, owner and designer, and her assistant Sylvi Oja. Photo Suzanne Park.

Going dotty on Bayview

“Darling, you look marvelous!” With apologies to Billy Crystal and his 1980s Saturday Night Live persona Fernando, fashion retailer Heather Bolt’s Dotty business is helping her clients look and feel marvelous in outfits ranging from ...more


Crestview Apartments. Photo Geoff Kettel.

Revisiting Crestview Apartments

This is both an update to and correction of last month’s Leaside Life article “Let’s protect a Leaside oasis” about the Crestview Apartments on Leacrest/Mallory. First, the correction. I said that “The Crestview Apartments property ...more
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My Labour Day family tradition

Terry Fallis
The family home I grew up in was on the northwest corner of Parkhurst and Donegall. For the nearly 40 years my parents lived there, they hosted a sacrosanct, annual, all-hands-on-deck, holiday Monday family tradition. ...more



Leaside Events September 2023

Rally for Rehab September 10, 2023 Rally for Rehab, presented by BMO, is a family-friendly fundraising event to support University Health Network’s Toronto Rehab and help patients reclaim their independence after life-altering health events. On ...more

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  • A street in Leaside.
    I hope you have been enjoying the summer and are looking forward to autumn as it approaches. The Leaside Residents Association (LRA) was busy throughout July and August keeping track of ongoing development and traffic ...more

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