Building better lives

Lawrence Park resident’s elbow grease is like glue to the community

One gutsy journey

Local resident and her team, This Bag Ain’t Prada, step up for others

Students from Branksome Hall and Bishop Strachan School awarded for saving a life

In the beat of a heart, things can change so fast. Two Branksome Hall students and their friend from Bishop Strachan School learned that lesson the hard way after helping to save a soul thanks to their quick and knowledgeable application of first aid and CPR.

Volunteers guide families through tough times

Forest Hill artist serves as a Nanny Angel to families in need

Power to gamer girls

Village resident Cecily Carver breaking barriers in life and online.

Lacing up opportunity

Forest Hill resident has donated almost 3,500 skates to kids.

Teens boost skin smarts

Spreading the word

Everyone knows the dangers of impaired driving, but this North Toronto resident knows first-hand the damage such recklessness can cause and is spreading the word about a campaign aimed to prevent it during the holiday season.

Send in the clown

It’s the early ’60s, and the Eaton’s Santa Claus Parade is making its way through town. A young Carol Penhale is mesmerized and mystified by the clowns walking by on their hands. She’s warm and cozy in the red and white snowsuit that her mother made from scratch, and she waits on her father’s shoulders for Santa Claus to make his way to town.

Friends united by cause

Christine Dunn of Lawrence Park and Heather Gotlieb of Forest Hill are friends united by a cause they are both extremely passionate about.

One local mom’s saga

Two years ago, when Leaside’s Angie Morris first walked 32 kilometres in the Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women’s Cancers, she was participating as a tribute to someone else.

Kids’ singers honoured

Generations of Canadians have grown up with Sharon, Lois and Bram as a staple of their childhoods. Now the “Skinnamarink” singers, who recorded their first album in 1978, may be honoured by having a local playground named after them.

Mom leaves lofty legacy

In 2005, the life of Elana Waldman, then a lawyer in her mid-30s, took a dramatic and unexpected turn. When a diagnosis of stage three ovarian cancer forced Waldman to leave the firm where she practised family law, she took to pursuing every avenue she could to raise awareness and funds in hopes of increasing the survival rate of ovarian cancer patients.

Donor pays it forward

Banker donates marrow

The Six Degree Project

Autism awareness grows

Educator honoured with prestigious award

Florence Carter recognized for lengthy career and volunteering

Student starts ‘food fight’ for a cause

Friendly competition raises 20,000 pounds in donations

Jewellery shines a light on children in need

Resident reaches out to grandmothers caring for orphans in Africa

Area doctor rescues child on charity climb

Participants scaled Kilimanjaro to raise funds for T.O. hospital

Tennis ace nets place on Team Canada

Local resident shines a spotlight on wheelchair sport by securing spot in Paralympic Games