Toronto Public Health is looking to help with your health goals for 2013

Posted on December 31, 2012

 

“Toronto Public Health can help with your health goals for 2013

Toronto residents are considering their New Year’s resolutions for 2013 and improving health is sure to be the focus of many resolutions. Toronto Public Health (TPH) can help individuals achieve their health goals.

“If your New Year’s resolution is to be healthier, Toronto Public Health is here to support you throughout the year,”said Catherine Clarke, Manager of Healthy Living. “Even small changes can result in big improvements. No matter what your health goal – whether it’s quitting smoking, adding walking to your daily routine or making healthier food choices – TPH can help you.”

Want to quit smoking? Talk to a nurse at 416-338-7974 to get started. TPH is offering 1,000 free quit kits, which include sugarless gum, a stress ball, a toothbrush and other tools to help you through your cravings.
http://www.toronto.ca/health/smokefree/quittingsmoking/

If exercise is your goal, start by walking more. You can count your steps with the aid of a pedometer lending program presented through Toronto’s public libraries. Walk on local trails and in parks, walk inside a mall, or join a walking tour to explore the city and its neighbourhoods. http://www.toronto.ca/health/walkintohealth/

After all the holiday indulging, the start of the new year is a great time to get back on track with healthier eating. Start by cutting down on portion sizes. Read labels for calorie counts and for fat and sodium content.

Toronto residents and visitors can also ask restaurant staff for the nutritional information diners need to make healthier meal choices, or can check for the information online when they order take-out or make a reservation. TPH’s registered dieticians can answer nutrition questions to help individuals meet their healthy eating goals.
http://www.toronto.ca/health/nutrition/

More information about these and other health-related matters is available at 416-338-7600 and http://www.toronto.ca/health. “

City of Toronto – Ski Hills Set To Open

Posted on December 31, 2012

 

“Toronto’s two ski and snowboard centres set to open December 31

The City of Toronto’s Centennial Park and Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard Centres will open for the season on Monday, December 31.

Both centres are located near public transit and have affordable lift, equipment and instruction rates and great hours. Both sites feature ski and snowboard schools, snowboard and downhill ski rentals, helmet rentals, snowmaking equipment, night skiing and a snack bar.

Centennial Park Ski and Snowboard Centre
256 Centennial Park Rd., 416-394-8754
For the opening on Monday, this location will have one run open, serviced by a carpet lift.

Centennial Park centre’s holiday hours:
December 31 and January 1: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
January 2 to 4: 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Regular hours of operation (in effect starting January 5):
Monday: Noon to 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard Centre
4169 Bathurst St., 416-395-7931
This location is serviced by a chair lift and a rope tow. The building has a fireplace.

Earl Bales centre’s holiday hours:
December 31: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
January 1 to 4: 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Regular hours of operation (in effect starting January 5):
Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The use of helmets is mandatory at City of Toronto ski and snowboard facilities for participants of all ages in the following groups: school board programs and group participants, instructional program participants, freestyle and ski race program participants and instructional staff, on-hill supervisors and ski patrol members.

More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/parks/prd/skiing/ or by calling 311. “

RVHS & The Revue Cinema Present: The Real Story Behind The Toronto 1950's Boyd Gang

Posted on December 31, 2012

 

“Who would have thought that there was a Roncesvalles connection to Canada’s most notorious bank robber.

Indeed, when Edwin Alonzo Boyd escaped, with two of his friends from the Don Jail in 1951, he took refuge in a house on Wright Ave.

And the next bank target just happened to be the Bank of Toronto at Dundas and Boustead Ave. Boyd and his so-called gang made off with $4,300.

Unfortunately, Boyd and his pals should have been a little more circumspect about concealing their ill-gotten gains.  They got fleeced. And it happened in Roncesvalles.

Come to The Revue on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 6:30 p.m. to learn more about Boyd, who had the looks of an Errol Flynn and the athletic abilities to match. (He liked to jump up on bank counters during robberies.)

The Roncesvalles Village Historical Society is co-sponsoiring a screening of Citizen Gangster, the recent feature directed by Nathan Moriando.

Enjoy a Q&A with Nate Hendley,author of Edwin Alonzo Boyd: The Life and Crimes of Canada’s Master Bank Robber, plus a video with Moriando. Tickets: $10/$13.”

 

To learn more about the revue cinema and this event please see:

http://revuecinema.ca/books%C2%B7music%C2%B7art/articles/book-articles/2011/the-boyd-gang-tuesday,-jan-15,-630-pm

 

To stay up to date on the latest Roncesvalles Village Historical Society (RVHS) news check out:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Roncesvalles-Village-Historical-Society/117085905037427

 

As well the RVHS will be holding their next public meeting on Thu, Jan 03 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the High Park Library (228 Roncesvalles Ave.), everyone is welcome to come out and learn more about our neighbourhood.

 

 

 

RVHS & The Revue Cinema Present: The Real Story Behind The Toronto 1950’s Boyd Gang

Posted on December 31, 2012

 

“Who would have thought that there was a Roncesvalles connection to Canada’s most notorious bank robber.

Indeed, when Edwin Alonzo Boyd escaped, with two of his friends from the Don Jail in 1951, he took refuge in a house on Wright Ave.

And the next bank target just happened to be the Bank of Toronto at Dundas and Boustead Ave. Boyd and his so-called gang made off with $4,300.

Unfortunately, Boyd and his pals should have been a little more circumspect about concealing their ill-gotten gains.  They got fleeced. And it happened in Roncesvalles.

Come to The Revue on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 6:30 p.m. to learn more about Boyd, who had the looks of an Errol Flynn and the athletic abilities to match. (He liked to jump up on bank counters during robberies.)

The Roncesvalles Village Historical Society is co-sponsoiring a screening of Citizen Gangster, the recent feature directed by Nathan Moriando.

Enjoy a Q&A with Nate Hendley,author of Edwin Alonzo Boyd: The Life and Crimes of Canada’s Master Bank Robber, plus a video with Moriando. Tickets: $10/$13.”

 

To learn more about the revue cinema and this event please see:

http://revuecinema.ca/books%C2%B7music%C2%B7art/articles/book-articles/2011/the-boyd-gang-tuesday,-jan-15,-630-pm

 

To stay up to date on the latest Roncesvalles Village Historical Society (RVHS) news check out:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Roncesvalles-Village-Historical-Society/117085905037427

 

As well the RVHS will be holding their next public meeting on Thu, Jan 03 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the High Park Library (228 Roncesvalles Ave.), everyone is welcome to come out and learn more about our neighbourhood.

 

 

 

Sunnyside Beach – New Years Day Annual Polar Bear Swim

Posted on December 31, 2012

 

 

“More than 300 people will brave the icy waters of Lake Ontario in the eighth annual Toronto Polar Bear Dip at Sunnyside Beach on New Year’s Day.

Hosted by the Toronto Polar Bear Club, the event will raise money to build Habitat For Humanity homes for Toronto families, who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford their own homes.

Since 2005 the Toronto Polar Bear Dip has raised more than $130,000 for Habitat for Humanity Toronto – funds that have gone directly towards purchasing building materials to build more Habitat Toronto homes for families in need. This year’s fundraising goal is $30,000.

A lone bagpiper will lead the dippers to the water and Toronto-based musician Noel Johnson will perform, welcoming dippers back on shore for the presentation of prizes to the top fundraisers.”

 

To read the entire article on this chilly event please see:

http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/1489192-hundreds-prepare-for-dive-into-annual-polar-bear-dip/

 

To find out more about the dip and how to donate see:

http://www.torontopolarbear.com/

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