In brief

Ten years of fundraising teaches you how to get better and better, as it has for Barry Samuel’s InsideOut’s Spring Into Action Walk & Run for diabetes.

Since the Leaside event started it has raised a total of $60,000. This year, the 10th anniversary, with the promotional help of our local MPP, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, and Toronto Mayor John Tory, the goal is $75,000.

The walk and run, plus activities for kids and adults, like music, a marketplace and photo booth, will be held Saturday, May 2, starting at 9 a.m., at Wilket Creek Park.


Fashionable used clothing in great condition will be available for sale at the annual charitable Boutique for Autism Speaks, at a new location in Bennington Heights, 6 Brendan Rd., May 1-3.

The hats, purses, belts, clothes, shoes, boots, coats, jewellery and scarves will not have prices. All proceeds go to the Boutique and unsold items will be donated to Dress for Success, Red Door Women’s Shelter and New Circles. or 647-618-3341.


About 60 angry neighbours of 27 Fleming Cres., the house that was partly built beyond permitted size, were adamant at an April meeting with the owner that it be torn down. There will be a committee of adjustment meeting soon where the owner is expected to try to prevent demolition.


volunteersLeaside volunteers Anne Murray, Donlea Dr., involved with Northlea Community Child Care and Northlea School Blood Donor Clinic; Carol Burton Fripp, Southvale Dr., co-president of Leaside Property Owners’ Association; Joan Sparrey, Leacrest Rd., St. Anselm’s School, were honoured by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne March 31.