TORONTO -- Today marks the start to the annual Grace International Jerk Festival that takes place in Centennial Park in Etobicoke.
NEWMARKET -- A sea of red and white filled Main Street in Newmarket, as thousands of people came together to celebrate Canada Day.
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TORONTO -- Toronto's LGBT Pride event has become the most attended event the city hosts annually, seeing both visitors and participants from neighbouring cities, provinces, countries as well as those from countries abroad.
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TORONTO -- On June. 25, 2017, at 12:15 p.m., nearly 60 people were observed being in attendance - including organizers - at Winchester Park, where there was an organized group gathered to celebrate inclusivity and diversity in the LGBT sector in Toronto that's represented by "first responders."
NEWMARKET -- An enthusiastic group gathered at Upper Canada Mall in Newmarket on June 25 to participate in the annual ‘Ride Don’t Hide’ event to raise funds for the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) York-Simcoe.
ONTARIO -- The Ontario Liberals recently announced changes to the funding options for families of children with autism. These changes come after a year of protests by parents and friends of those touched by autism because of cuts and changes that the government made in spring 2016.
NEWMARKET -- On the first and third Wednesday of the month, a group of people meet at the Newmarket Public Library for their bi-monthly Toastmaster meeting.
Contrary to what the name implies, this group is not limited to learning how to deliver a Toast.
It is an organization operating internationally in which people can improve their public speaking, communication, meeting planning, and leadership skills.
TORONTO -- The deal must not have been good enough because the current Shark Tank entrepreneur decided that he's out of the race to be leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.
Just hours before he was set to take the stage and face off against the 13 other potential leaders 'Mr. Wonderful' decided he would withdraw his name, and instead support front-runner Maxime Bernier.
TORONTO -- Toronto Mayor John Tory, Councillor James Pasternak, MPP Laura Albanese, and others from Toronto City Council were on hand for the official opening of the York Recreation Centre.
"This is the largest recreation centre that the City of Toronto has opened in many years and I'm so pleased to be apart of it," said Mayor Tory.
The new facility is fully accessible and features a 25-metre pool, indoor track, fitness studio, kitchen and more.
"This versatile facility allows us to meet all of the needs of the community from competitive swim meets to walking clubs for seniors and everything in between," said Councillor Frank Di Giorgio.
The opening ceremony held on April., 23 2017, included fun activities and food for the family.
TORONTO -- On Wed., April 19, the City of Toronto recognized volunteers from city-operated, long-term care homes and community programs who dedicate themselves to better the lives of others.
Councillor James Pasternak, Chair of the City's Community Development and Recreation Committee and other members of Toronto City Council were there at the annual Excellence in Volunteering Awards ceremony.