Monthly Archives: August 2012

Personal best at the Olympics

Aaron Brown, who attended Roden Public School, raced against Usain Bolt in the 200 metre semi-final, finishing ninth of the semi-finalists with a personal best. He missed the final by one spot. Bolt naturally went on to the final, where he took the gold.

See a post-race interviewwith Aaron Brown.

From the Canadian Olympic track and field team site:
“20-year old Aaron Brown raced to a new personal best of 20.42-seconds in the 200-metres semi finals just missing out on a spot in the final. ‘I was much more relaxed. It was great chasing Usain Bolt, he pulled me to a personal best.’ ”

In the August 9 Beach-Riverdale Mirror:

“Two years ago, Aaron Brown, who grew up in the area of Gerrard Street and Coxwell Avenue, was racing in the provincial high school track and field championships for Birchmount Collegiate…yesterday he was slated to race in the London Olympics…alongside Usain Bolt.”

Queen Street East at the Ashbridge Estate – August 7, 2012

Here are a few photos from Queen Street – starting with an 1889 “manhole cover” which has been removed, and its 2012 replacement. If you know what this object is called now, please comment below.

1889 - served Queen Street for 123 years - now retired

Manhole cover from 1889 – served Queen Street for 123 years – now retired

The 2012 version

The 2012 version

Queen East at Connaught car barns

Queen East at Connaught car barns – August 7, 2012

Pouring concrete on Queen East across from the Ashbridge Estate

Pouring concrete on Queen East across from the Ashbridge Estate

Opening soon at the former Red Rocket location

Opening soon at the former Red Rocket location

Fun for all ages at Applicious – at the Ashbridge Estate September 15

The Applicious Neighbourhood Apple Festival is a fun-for-all-ages event and a popular destination for families.  It’s the community fall festival organized by Applegrove Community Complex, our great local resource.

Applegrove’s 5th annual Applicious festival will take place on Saturday, September 15 at Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen East.

Find out more and see photos from last year’s Applicious on the Applicious website. On the site, you will see how you can be a sponsor/donor, vendor or entertainer at the event.