Monthly Archives: November 2009

Children’s Storefront Benefit

On October 31, 2009, the Children’s Storefront was demolished due to a fire.  The Children’s Storefront is seeking to rebuild from this tragedy and to continue supporting our community which it has done so for over thirty years.

On Tuesday, November 24, a benefit show will be held at the Transac Club, located at 292 Brunswick Avenue, with all proceeds going directly to the Children’s Storefront rehabilitation.  Please support the event and donate what you can so that we may see a return of the Children’s Storefront to our community and the valuable role that it has provided for the parents and children within it.

Further information on the revitalization of the Children’s Storefront can be found at their website.

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Annex Gleaner Wish List

The Annex Gleaner is seeking submissions for Holiday wishes from residents of the communities which it supports.  Specifically, the wishes are wishes that you would like to see fulfilled, which can be political, community related or about your friends and neighbours.

The request for wish letters from the Editor-in-chief of the Gleaner Community Press, Emina Gamulin, is presented below.

Hi all,

I hope this email finds everybody well. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Emina Gamulin, and I am the new EIC at the Gleaner. Some other people you may not have met yet are Perry King, our contributing editor and Reena Smith, our ad rep and office manager.

With the holidays just around the corner, we want your wishes. NO, we are not Gleaner grinches who want to steal wishes, we want to publish them.

Here are the stipulations:

  • While we want world peace just as much as everyone else, please keep your wishes local.
  • Write letters about wishes you want fulfilled. They can be about something political, community related, something about your kids or friends or what you would like to see from us.
  • Letters must be between one and 250 words!
  • Photo and other visual wishes are also welcome. The point is that we want you to be CREATIVE! We want to see the passion that our communities are known for.

Please submit your wish list to by Nov. 26 at the stroke of midnight; include your name, and either your professional title or the street that you live on. We reserve the right to edit wishes for space, spelling and grammar.

We really hope you all can take part! Tell your neighbours and friends and let us know what you wish for this holiday season!

Emina Gamulin, Editor-in-chief, Gleaner Community Press


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Police Bulletin: Annex Homicide

On Saturday, November 7, 2009, at 11:05 p.m., police responded to a stabbing call at the New Generation Restaurant, 493 Bloor Street West.

It is alleged that:

  • the victim and the accused were co-workers at the restaurant,
  • the two men became involved in an argument that escalated,
  • the accused stabbed the victim.

The victim was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. The victim has been identified as Ming Yang, 27, of China.

On Monday, November 9, 2009, a post-mortem examination was conducted and determined the cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.

Xu Wang, 25, of China, was arrested at the time of the incident and has been charged with Second Degree Murder.  He appeared in court on Sunday, November 8, 2009.

The Chinese Consulate has been advised, as both the victim and accused are Chinese nationals.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416?808?7403, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416?222?TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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H1N1 Forum

H1N1 forum poster-community

The Palmerston Parent Council is holding a H1N1 information forum at the Palmerston School Gym (734 Palmerston Avenue, Toronto) this Tuesday, November 10th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

A medical doctor and nurse from the municipal public health office will be present to answer any questions regarding the H1N1 virus and its vaccine.  If you have any questions that you would like the speakers to answer, please send them in advance to Mimi Choi via her email.  The questions will be sent to the panelists, and they can focus their comments on the areas of greatest concern during the forum.  A question and answer period will also be held during the forum.

The Palmerston Parent Council is also seeking a volunteer who is able to film the forum.  If you can help, please contact Mimi Choi via email.

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November SVRA Meeting

The November SVRA meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 11th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club Library (2nd floor),843 Palmerston Avenue, Toronto.


  1. Review of Meeting Minutes from October SVRA Meeting
  2. Vermont Square Development Update
  3. Children’s Storefront Fire
  4. Barton Street Traffic Control Changes
  5. Winter Holiday Party Planning
  6. Recent Municipal News
  7. Committee Presentations (Playground, Park, Planning)

If you are interested in finding out more about the upcoming events in your community or are keen to meet up with your friends and neighbours, please drop by the November SVRA meeting and introduce yourself.  If you wish to see any other topics discussed, please send us an email and we’ll be happy to include them during the meeting.

The November meeting minutes can be found here.

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Pumpkin Patch


Seaton Village's Pumpkins at Vermont Square, November 1, 2009

Seaton Village's Pumpkins at Vermont Square by Mark Fram

Thanks to everyone who came out last night to the first annual Seaton Village Pumpkin Patch in Vermont Square.  At final count, nearly 400 jack o’ lanterns were delivered to the park!  Special thanks also to our neighbours who helped clean up following the event, helping deliver the pumpkins to their final resting place into the City of Toronto compost program (and back into our gardens to support next year’s Pumpkin Patch).

Our first community Pumpkin Patch was such an overwhelming success that we can’t wait until next year.  Stay tuned for other events in our park this winter via our website.  If you have any photos of this year’s Pumpkin Patch (or any photos from our neighbourhood), you can upload them to our new Flikr Seaton Village Toronto webpage.


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