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LEASIDE PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION
Find out what the LPOA does!
Sit in on the MONTHLY Board of Director's Meetings
First Wednesday of every month (September to June) at 7:30 pm
Trace Manes Community Center, 110 Rumsey Road, adjacent to the Leaside Tennis Club
For More Information
---> Web: www.lpoa.ca
SOUTH EGLINTON RATEPAYERS' & RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATION (SERRA)
SERRA meets on the third Wednesday of every Month at 7:00 pm on Wednesdays at Manor Road Church in the Friendship Room.
Residents and those who wish to learn more about the Association are welcome.
Please email us at serra@southeglinton.com to let us know you want to come.
For More Informtion
---> Web: www.southeglinton.com
THE SOUTH BAYVIEW BULLETIN
Visit our unique shopping district in midtown Toronto, nestled between Leaside & Davisville Village.
Boutiques, gourmet restaurants, French bakeries, specialty tea & coffee, Italian gelato, and much, much more!

What's happening on South Bayview?

Watch this page for special events, sales & promotions...visit often, don't miss out!
---> Web: www.southbayview.ca
BROADWAY RESIDENTS WORKING GROUP
For More Information
---> Web: www.broadwayrwg.ca
LEASIDE GARDEN SOCIETY
The Leaside Garden Society meets nine times each year for friendly and informative sessions on gardening topics.
It is easy to remember when we meet - always on the second Thursday of the month, except the months of July, August and December.
Join the members of the Leaside Garden Society for their meetings at 7:30 p.m.
at the Leaside Library, 165 McRae Drive and learn more about gardening from the members and experts.
Come at 7:00 p.m. for refreshments and a social time.
Annual memberships for the garden society are $25 for a single membership and $30 for families. Visitors are welcome.
For More Information
---> Web: www.leasidegardensociety.org
---> Email: Lgardens1@hotmail.com
---> Phone: 416-421-4184
SOUTH LEASIDE MONDAY GROUP
Trace Manes Centennial Bldg., 110 Rumsey Road (at Millwood).
Mondays at 9:15 am for coffee; 10:00 - 11:00 am for the speaker.
The South Leaside Monday Group (SLMG) is a non-profit community parent group that began in 1972. We welcome new parents and their babies, non-so-new parents and their toddlers and "veterans" with school aged children, to enjoy a chat and a cup of coffee while the little ones have fun under the watchful eyes of dedicated caregivers. The SLMG provides a forum to meet with friends, listen to speakers and discuss topics with others in the same stages of life.
Web: www.southleasidemondaygroup.com
NORTH LEASIDE WOMEN'S GROUP
Northlea United Church, 125 Brentcliffe Road (at Broadway)
Tuesdays at 9:30 am for coffee, 10:00 - 11:00 am for the speaker.
$40 per year plus weekly dues: $2 per member and $2 per child (up to $5 maximum) Guests are $6 plus $2 per child. Half-year memberships are $22.
E-mail: ksch@rogers.com
WILLIAM BRIDGE CLUB
William Lea Room, Leaside Gardens, 1073 Millwood Rd (at Laird & Southvale).
Monday afternoons 12:30 pm.
Bill Sharpless, Manager/Director 416-425-7366
E-mail: bill.sharpless@sympatico.ca
LEASIDE CRAFT GUILD
Centennial Building, 110 Rumsey Road, Trace Manes Park . Meetings held 3rd Wednesday of the month (except July & August) 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm . Annual Membership is $20 Plus $1 per meeting Guests welcome at $2/visit (max 3 visits).
For more information call Andrea Howell at 416-423-8695

SPRING CLEANING?

WE TAKE DONATIONS FOR
"SANCTUARY...A Place of Refuge"

25 Charles Street East
Toronto, Ontario
M4Y 1R9
Tel: 416-922-0628 x.210
Please visit their Donations Webpage for a list of their ONGOING NEEDS.
Sanctuary Philosophy: The most fundamental need of people on the street is something that most people take for granted; a meaningful place in a healthy community, a sense of belonging. Without it, drug rehab, housing or employment programs have little effect. Without it, people remain trapped in a lifestyle that is difficult to escape. When people don't feel like they belong, they just can't seem to recover. For most people on the street, their experiences of community have been dysfunctional at best. Rather than simply duplicating social services, Sanctuary provides a unique, healthy community - a safe place. We say: "If you're willing to share your life with us, we'll share ours with you. We'll encourage you when you mess up, help you find direction when you're not sure which way to go, hold you when you're hurting, and help you discover, strengthen and focus your gifts and abilities. We're here for the long haul." It's not uncommon for people in the Sanctuary community to tell us, "You're the closest thing that I have to family."
Sanctuary Street Outreach Program Info: Sanctuary Street Outreach teams meet members of the community on their turf the streets and alleys where they exist. Often out late at night, the teams offer recognition and companionship to people who are often ignored or rejected by society. People recognize and expect them on a consistent basis. In addition to offering food and drink, some teams also provide basic health care as well as sleeping bags, coats, and socks. The Street Outreach teams are small - usually only two people. Recognizing that many people on the street have experienced more hurt than help from well-meaning organizations, Sanctuary approaches outreach carefully. Without imposing a particular morality or theology, Sanctuary members aim to live their lives with the people of the community.
More Information about Sanctuary
 

Still have more to give? Please consider these other charitable organizations....



416 Drop-in & Crisis Management Centre
416 Dundas St. East
Tel: 416-928-3334
Needed -- New or Used:
SEASONAL Clothing (for men or women)
Towels
Un-used Toiletries

More Information about 416 Drop-in Centre

Woodgreen Red. Door
875 Queen St. E. (at Pape)
A Family Shelter
They need seasonal clothing....
Like 416 Drop-in, they are not set up to be able to store off-season items, so clothing has to be specific....the present season. They can take un-used toiletries, bedding and kitchen items, as long as they are smaller in size...dishes, pots, pans, utensils...that sort.

416-469-3457 (Contact: Zahara)
More Information about Red Door

Mary's House
70 Gerrard St. E.
A shelter for single homeless women.
They too, can take seasonal clothing, un-used toiletries, bedding and kitchen items, as long as they are smaller in size...dishes, pots, pans, utensils...that sort.
416-595-1578
More Information about Mary's House

Jessie's
205 Parliament (btwn. Dundas & Queen)
For children and single mothers
Beyond the "normal items" like seasonal clothing, small kitchen items, un-used toiletries and bedding, they will also gladly accept children's toys & baby products (diapers, bottles, toys, clothing).
416-365-1888
More Information about Jessie's

Clothesline (Canadian Diabetes Association)
Gently used clothing, electronics and small household items.
Type of donations the Clothesline program will accept for pick-up: Gently used clothing, Towels, Draperies, Toys, Jewelry, Linens, Shoes, Dishes, Knick-knacks, Furniture (in specific locations), Cell phones & PDAs, All cloth items, Small household items, Kitchenware, Laptops and Tablets.
How to donate:
By Phone - Call 1-800-505-5525 to schedule your FREE pick-up.
Online - Schedule your FREE pick-up right here!
In Person - Find a Clothesline drop box near you or call 1-800-505-5525.
More info at: www.diabetes.ca

For off season clothing:
Goodwill station at 231 Richmond St. E. (east of Jarvis)
Their number is 416-363-3041.
More Information about Goodwill




GARAGE/CONTENTS SALES

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ARTICLES* & TIPS

All the following articles are in .pdf format and can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. 
Click on Filename to view the Article
10 Steps To Selling Your Home
a 22 page booklet provided by "HowRealtorsHelp.ca"
Toronto Real Estate Board's Monthly Publication:
Market Watch
12 Steps To Buying A Home
a 24 page booklet provided by "HowRealtorsHelp.ca"
Toronto Real Estate Board's Monthly Publication:
Housing Market Charts
Arranging Your Mortgage Doesn't Have to Be a Baffling Experience howrealtorshelp.ca
(A Canadian Real Estate Association Website)
Bathroom Makeovers Using Paint To Enhance Your Home
Choosing The Neighbourhood That's Right For You Prepare Your Home For Winter In the Fall
Creating More Closet Space In Your Home Education Keeps Realtor Standards High
Don't Forget Closing Costs When Buying A Home What's New In Roofing Materials
Closing The Deal Selecting And Working With A Realtor
Say It With Colour:  Adding Appeal And Value To Your Home Selling With A Real Estate Representative
Creating Curb Appeal! Get a Head Start On Spring Gardening
How To Save For a Down Payment Quick Ways To Spruce Up Your Home
Electrical Safety Around the Home The A to Z of Real Estate Terminology
First-Time Buyers:  Finding The Home That's Right For You Buying or Selling a Home?  Start With Free OREA Tip Books
Your Heating System Tips To Sell Your House
Homeowner's Primer:  Do You Know The Basics? Does Your Home Need a Tune Up?
Home Inspections Before You Buy The "Whys" and "Whens" of Selling Your Home
How to Host a Successful Yard Sale Windows:  Repair or Replace?
Marketing Your Home -- More Than Just A Sign On The Lawn Window Treatments
How To Match The Home You Buy To Your Pocketbook Cut Years Off Your Mortgage
Use The MLS To Help Sell Your Home Garden Year-Round In Your Home
Tips To Noise-Proof Your Home Investing in a Second Property
How To Prepare For An Open House Treat Yourself to a New Kitchen

*All REALTOR Wise Articles are courtesy of the Ontario Real Estate Association


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