Last issue of the York–City Centre Neighbourhood Voice

The final issue of the York–City Centre Neighbourhood Voice featured two local articles by Megan Delaire. The first is about Torontonians who are struggling to get by on disability benefits, and features the experiences of Michael Bogart and Bob Murphy.

The second is about the good people at Frontlines, and their struggle to serve community members through the COVID epidemic.

The Voice, formerly known as the York Guardian, cut staff and went online only this month.

Hip Hop class in the news

A Frontlines intergenerational hip-hop class was on the CBC  this week—and the video is a two-fer: it was produced by a Westonian, Brigitte Sachse!

York West executive director Suzanne Texiera brought the program together to bridge the cultural and generational gap that kept Frontlines and York West worlds apart, even though they were neighbours.

“It was important to have these two populations meet and dance to break down any stereotypes that they may have of each other and to build a friendship that extends beyond the dance floor,” she says.

You’ve got kids: we’ve got solutions

If, like me, you forgot that your kids have the summer off, it’s not too late to keep them busy with something other than nightcrawler harvesting and Amazon warehousing.

The city has a few spots available in CR Marchant’s day camps. Grab them while you can!

UrbanArts also has limited spots in their summer arts camp.


If, on the other hand, your kids are more into STEM, Frontlines has that, and several other other camps, available this summer.

 


The Weston Library has a lot of programming this summer, including game programming, bike maintenance, environmental science, movies, and magic.

 

Frontlines wins $20,000

Frontlines has won a $20,000 grant from Epicure.org.

The grant was awarded based on votes from the community, and will go towards supporting their youth culinary skills program, for those aged 18–29.