Monthly Archives: January 2015

Sad, sad news at Woodfield Child Care, Duke of Connaught School

Duke-of-Connaught-Boy3dies-bacteria-strep-throat;From the 680News site:

“A three-year-old boy, who attended an east-end daycare, contracted a bacterial infection that is commonly linked to strep throat and died on Jan. 17.

Elaine Levy, vice-president of family and neighbourhood services at Woodgreen Community Centre, said the child was at the Woodfield Daycare Centre at Duke of Connaught Public School on Jan. 13 when he began running a fever.

His parents were contacted and he was taken home. The child died four days later at home.

The city’s associate medical officer of health, Dr. Irene Armstrong, said the child died of an infection caused by the bacteria, group A streptococcus (GAS).”

See the full story and video from 680News:
Boy, 3, dies from bacteria responsible for strep throat

On February 24, 2015 S.H. Armstrong hosts the Leslie to Coxwell Urban Design Guideline meeting

The first public meeting to be held regarding the Queen St. East Leslie to Coxwell Urban Design Guidelines has been confirmed by Toronto City Planning for Feb 24 – 6:30 p.m. at S.H. Armstrong, 56 Woodfield Road. Open house 6:30 to 7, meeting 7 to 9.

Please share this information with your friends and neighbours. This is the start of the process which will create guidelines for development of this area (Leslie to Coxwell).

Note: the city sent an incorrect flyer saying Thursday, then a corrected version saying Tuesday 24th. It is on Tuesday!!

See more on the East Toronto Community Coalition site.

Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen East.

Come to Applegrove’s Yoga-Thon February 7, 2015


Beat the February Blues with Applegrove’s Yoga-Thon at 60 Woodfield Road (Google Map)!

On February 7 (1 – 3:30 pm) stretch and pace yourself through up to 108 “Salute to the Sun” sequences, led by professional yoga instructors and accompanied by live music. The Sun Salutation is a series of flowing postures coordinated with the breath to help build strength and flexibility.

The suggested fee is $20 – or pay-what-you-can – or pledges. Bring your own yoga mat if you have one. Childcare is available (if registered by February 2) for $5 per child.

Proceeds will support Applegrove services such as early learning activities for children up to age 6, family support programs for parents or caregivers and their children, pre- and post-natal nutrition/information/support and therapeutic play with a group for parents.

See more about the Yoga-Thon on Applegrove’s website.

January 2015 events at Gerrard-Ashdale Library


Lots going on this month at Gerrard-Ashdale Library.

For more information, call: 416-393-7717 or e-mail

NFB Film Club.
Tuesday, Jan 6th, 6:30 – 8pm.
Join us for a free documentary screening of “Shameless Propaganda” by Robert Lower. All are welcome. Drop-in!

Library e-resources basic training: Saturday, Jan 17th, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Did you get a new smart device over the holidays? Discover e-resources collections available at the library and how to download content onto e-reader, laptops, tablets and/or other mobile devices. No registration required. Drop-in.

Family Literacy Day Story telling: Friday, Jan 30th, 4 – 5 pm.
Celebrate family literacy day with storyteller April Nicolle. Great stories for all ages. Drop-in.

TD Shakespeare for kids Library Club: Saturdays starting: Jan 31st, 2 – 4 pm.
Explore the world of magic and adventures in some of the greatest stories ever told! For ages: 7 – 12 years. Program conducted by Shakespeare in Action Theatre Company. Registration required (6 sessions in total).

Adult Chess Club (For ages 13 and up):
Saturdays starting Jan 10th, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Come and play casual chess with other like-minded players. No experience or registration required.

Adult Crafternoon: Mondays starting Jan 5th, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Knitting, sewing, or quilting? Drop in and meet a group of crafty people who teach and learn from each other. Bring a project that you are working on or pick up a community project in our neighbourhood friendly environment.

Ashdale Writers Group: Alternate Saturdays (Jan 10th & 24th), 10:30 am to Noon.
Drop by and meet others at this community writers group. Bring a piece of writing to share, review and comment on others’ writing, and talk about the process.

Gerrard Ashdale Book Club: Thursday, Jan 29th, 7:00 to 8:00 pm.
If you enjoy reading a range of literature and talking to others about books, this group is for you. January selection: “The Long Goodbye” by Robert Chandler.

Youth Advisory Group (YAG) (Ages 13 to 19).
Friday, Jan 23rd, 4 – 5 pm.
Make friends and earn volunteer hours while helping us to create a better library for youth in the community. Youth volunteers needed. Registration required. Call us at 416-393-7717 for more information or reply to this email.

Lego Club:
Thursdays, starting Jan 15th, 4 – 5 pm.
Come and explore the wonderful world of LEGO building! For ages: 6-12 years. Registration required. (4 sessions in total)

Pre School Time (3 to 5 years): Wednesdays, starts Jan 14th, 10:30 – 11:00am.
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and activities for younger children with their parents and/or caregivers. Drop-in.

Kids Book Club (Ages 8 – 12 years): Wednesday, Jan 28th, 4 –5 pm.
Join to read, talk and play a game related to the book of the month! Sign up to become a member. January Selection: “The Secret Fiend” by Shane Peacock.

Leading to Reading (Children in grades 1 – 6): Mondays (starting Jan 5th), 5 – 6 pm.
Children receive individualized help with reading and writing homework for one hour per week. Note: Program registration is currently full.

English Conversation Circle:
Tuesdays (starting Jan 6th), 1:30 – 3:00 pm.
Practice Conversational English. Newcomers and local Canadian volunteers sit together for a conversations about culture, food, local events and other interesting topics. For more information, Please call 416-645-6000 x2344.

Resume Critiquing: Thursdays (starting Jan 8th), 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Free one on one resume critiquing and answers to your job search questions. Drop in or call to book an appointment, 416-645-6000 x2316.