Mount Dennis 5k Fun Run Returns!

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Come out to Caplan’s Appliances parking lot at 1111 Weston Rd. on Sunday, September 24 at 9 a.m. to cheer on the participants of the Mount Dennis 5K Fun Run! Free snacks and coffee for all runners by supercoffee in case you need an incentive to sign up! For more information or to register, please contact Nelson Rodrigues at [email protected]. [...]

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Mount Dennis Celebrates Ballroom Expressions’s Grand Opening

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On Sunday, September 10, the Mount Dennis BIA was delighted to help celebrate the grand opening of Ballroom Expressions in the old Shilla Restaurant building at 1161 Weston Rd. (2nd floor). Vice-chair of the BIA, Cassandra Nicolaou presented them with a certificate of welcome from Councillor Frances Nunziata, supercoffee served free coffee and drinks, and Ballroom Expressions offered free classes. Ballroom Expressions is a premier dance studio that specializes in ballroom and latin dance programs for children and adults of [...]

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Mount Dennis BIA Instagram Contest celebrates “The Last Day of Work”

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The Mount Dennis BIA would like to share a huge thank you to everyone who entered our Instagram “#TRANSITioningMountDennis contest”. To celebrate Robert Burley’s (@burleyrobert) Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival (@contactphoto) exhibit “The Last Day of Work” installed on the outside of Toronto Public Library’s Mount Dennis Branch, the BIA was pleased to hold our photo contest. To enter the contest, Instagram users had to like our post on Instagram, follow @mountdennisbia, share a photo of, or a selfie with, Robert Burley’s Scotiabank Contact [...]

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Opening soon at 1161 Weston Rd. – Ballroom Expressions!

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Ballroom Expressions, a new dance studio, is opening soon on the second floor of the old Shilla Restaurant building at 1161 Weston Rd. Set to open some time in September, 2023, Ballroom Expressions will offer a wide range of dance classes in a warm and welcoming atmosphere including the Viennese Waltz, Cha Cha, Rumba, Tango, Foxtrot, Jive, Samba, Salsa and more. No dance experienced required, all ages, singles and couples are welcome. Stay tuned to their Instagram feed at @ballroomexpressions. [...]

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Shakespeare In Action’s FREE Production of otîhêw comes to Little Avenue Memorial Park!

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This August 4-20, 2023 Dora-winning theatre company Shakespeare in Action presents otîhêw, by PJ Prudat. This free event will take place in the Little Avenue Memorial Park in Weston. This reimagining of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy is set in a north-western factory fort along the Saskatchewan river in 1816, the year of no summer, in which a volcanic eruption cast a smoke so thick the sun was not visible for months. The story takes place at the height of imperial trading that drove colonization over sovereign [...]

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2nd Annual Chalk My Walk a success!

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There was a great turnout for our 2nd Annual Chalk My Walk which took place on Saturday June 10. This year’s event featured performances by the Fringe Festival, free Bike tune-ups by the Learning Enrichment Foundation, eco-crafts with the 68th Beavers, a bake sale at St. Mary and St. Martha’s, unicyclist Darren Bedford, chalk art by local artists Star Nahwegahbo and Dustin Cox, and so much more.       The Mount Dennis BIA would like to thank all of [...]

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Pier 6 Seafood

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Pier 6 is here for all of your seafood cravings. The spot on Weston Road is geared toward takeout with plenty of hungry customers coming to the front counter to place their order to go. [...]

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Mount Dennis set to become the second largest transit hub in the city

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Mount Dennis is poised to become one of the largest mobility hubs in Toronto – second only to Union Station, once the Eglinton Crosstown LRT opens in September of 2021. Work on the 19-kilometre corridor, which includes a 10-kilometre underground stretch between Keele Street and Laird Drive, is on schedule and is set to open on Sept. 29, 2021. Once finished, the LRT will boast 25 stops and link to more than 50 bus routes, three subway stations and GO [...]

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Mount Dennis planning study underway in anticipation of development

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After decades without significant change — and in anticipation of the completion of the Crosstown LRT that will transform Mount Dennis into one of Toronto’s largest mobility hubs — the city is conducting a planning study of the area. Set to begin next year, the study’s objective is to develop a proactive planning framework for Mount Dennis before the prospect of increased development activity. [...]

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Pure honey offers taste of local landscape

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What makes one honey look and taste different from another? Maybe you haven’t noticed a difference. Until recently our supermarkets have been selling very homogenous offerings. Honeys harvested from many locations, poured into vats and heated to maintain liquid consistency. Sugar syrup even gets added to some! [...]

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What’s the buzz in Toronto’s Mount Dennis neighbourhood?

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The Mount Dennis Business Improvement Area (BIA) is continuing its quest to make the neighbourhood more inviting for bees by filling the cement planters and hanging baskets along the retail strip with pollinator and eco-friendly flowers and greenery. To help with this initiative, the BIA has hired Restorative Landscapes, a landscaping firm specializing in permaculture (permanent agriculture), a system and design approach that mimics or directly relies on features and patterns of natural ecosystems. [...]

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Mount Dennis coffee shop turned community hub celebrates 4 years

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Cassandra Nicolaou, owner of supercoffee, credits her entire team for the idea of a colouring contest in celebration of the Weston Road and Eglinton Avenue-area shop’s fourth anniversary coming up on Monday, May 21. “My staff and I had a brainstorm and we talked about how we enjoy colouring and the idea that a coffee shop is a great place to come and relax and colouring is meditative,” Nicolaou said. “I’m always looking for ways to bring people together.” [...]

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Subway restaurant has opened in Mount Dennis

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Mount Dennis can add Subway to its growing roster of restaurants and eateries. The sandwich shop chain’s creation can be credited to a man by the name of Fred DeLuca, who in 1965 was looking for a way to help pay for medical school. A family friend suggested he open a submarine sandwich shop. [...]

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Supercoffee Mural Project

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The Mount Dennis BIA (with funding from the City of Toronto and Metrolinx) developed a mural on the south-west corner of Weston Road and Eglinton Avenue West at Supercoffee, 1148 Weston Road. The theme (bees as super-pollinators) is connected to the Mount Dennis Community’s push to turn the neighbourhood into the first designated “Eco-Neighbourhood” in the City. Located across the street from the future Mount Dennis Station for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, the mural is also an example of Metrolinx’s [...]

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