Gardens Seek More City Funding

The Toronto Botanical Garden is pleading with the city to increase its annual funding by $135,000 to let it continue offering its services to the public. Executive director Aldona Satterthwaite is to appear at the city’s parks and environment committee on Oct. 15 asking for a funding increase to $160,000 from $25,000, with built-in, … [Read more...]

Path Finding

After spending years in jail for petty crime, Donovan Brooks found the path to change his life in an unlikely place: the lobby of his Lawrence Heights apartment building. “One day I was in my building, going outside, I looked out my glass door to my lobby and there was a paper that said ‘Project Wildfire’,” Brooks recalls. “It said something … [Read more...]