Sellers in front of his store. Photo Cal O'Shaughnessy.

No, not that Peter Sellers

What does it take to run a successful second-hand book business in Toronto? And where? According to Leasider Peter Sellers, College Street in Little Italy has the same feel as Bayview did when he was ...more
Leaside’s Rick Roos takes on the raccoons of the city. Photo Rick Roos.

Take that, trash pandas!

Trash pandas beware – Rick Roos has invented a way to spoil your nocturnal feasts. The 49-year-old Leaside father of one has created BinClaw, a device for securing your garbage bin from pesky raccoons and ...more



Sunnybrook Plaza 1952.

An ode to Sunnybrook Plaza

Terry Fallis
It’s gone now. Built in 1952 as the first suburban strip mall in Canada, Sunnybrook Plaza at Bayview and Eglinton had a good run. But it’s gone now. Growing up at the corner of Parkhurst ...more


Editor’s Welcome June 2024

Editor's Welcome
I should have known when Business of Leaside columnist Glenn Asano wrote in our May issue about the City’s consultations on the ‘night economy’ and what that might mean for Leaside that we’d hear about ...more


Shafransky with his kids Benji and Angie at the airport.

He shoots, he scores!

Inspirational author Dr. Orison Swett Marden once wrote that “all who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.” ...more

Gardening and Cycling

A Bike Share station at Fleming Crescent and Bayview Avenue. Photo by Holly Reid.

Time to cycle into summer

There’s a lot to look forward to for cyclists as the seasons change: eglintonTOday Complete Street Have you noticed the small sections of raised cycle tracks on Eglinton at Bayview? Metrolinx installed these in front ...more



  • As I write, a giant sinkhole has opened up on Moore Avenue, by the entrance to Mount Pleasant Cemetery’s Visitation Centre. To be accurate, I should really say the sinkhole has RE-opened, as this is ...more

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Curious Idler

  • The winning Northlea hockey team. Photo Jeff Maysuik.
      A hockey first at Northlea Elementary & Middle School! There is nothing quite as special as playing for your school team, and it is extra special when your team wins a first-ever championship. That ...more