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Leaside – sold out?! Did you know? In 1950, Mayor H.H. Talbot and Reeve Trace Manes declared that the population had hit the 11,000 mark. They suggested a “sold out” sign should be hung on …more

Adam Skelly
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Braking News – As some of you may have noticed, that speed limit on the Bayview Extension between River St. and Pottery Rd. has been reduced to 50 km/h. The speed limit for this open …more

Leaside arena at dusk.
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New rink at Leaside Gardens to be named for Doc Pashby “Rink A” at Leaside Gardens will be renamed the “Dr. Tom Pashby Play Safely Rink,” arena board chair Ray White has announced. An agreement …more

LPOA meeting
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Big, BIG buildings The almost $7 billion Eglinton Crosstown project, the 19 km light rail line running from Mount Dennis in the west to Kennedy station in the east, is now well underway. With an …more

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Curious Idler – July 2016

A cardinal and three bishops at funeral mass Thomas Cardinal Collins, three bishops and 26 priests celebrated a funeral mass for Msgr. Edward Boehler at St. Anselm’s Church on June 14. The late pastor spent …more

Matt Damon and Becky White
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Curious Idler – June 2016

Skunk steals the scene from Damon Matt Damon kept a super low profile when dropping by a movieland trailer camp that recently sprang up beside the out-of-the-way Loblaws store on Redway Rd. “Matt drove by …more

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Curious Idler – May 2016

Storm sends St. Anselm steeple flapping Powerful winds badly damaged St. Anselm’s towering church steeple – a Leaside landmark – on Easter Monday. Copper plates ominously sprang loose on the 52-year-old spire, and noisily flapped …more