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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Farmers' Market here at last

Well, tonight's the night. Finally. It's here at last. After month's of waiting, today at 4:30 the East Lynn Park Farmers' Market is open for the Summer 2010 season!

What's in season now? According to, we can look forward to fresh and local arugula, asparagus, radishes, zucchini, followed in the weeks to come by cherries, plums and strawberries!

Lots of great things happening at the market this year - including the return of the cheese lady Ruth Klassen.Who doesn't love cheese??

See you there tonight and don't forget your reusable shopping bags!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Happy Birthday to Legacy Indoor Cycling

When I first saw the sign that a spinning studio was opening at Coxwell and Danforth, that song "Looks like we made it" started playing in my head. Why? Because a good sign of a passionate and healthy community is a fitness facility.

I wasn't sure if Legacy Indoor Cycling, at 1506 Danforth, was going to last, but due to the perseverance of it's owner Andy Drakopolous, it has just celebrated its first birthday.

I had the honour of attending the VIP celebration at Legacy on Saturday night, and had a tete-a-tete with Andy who instead of talking about himself, beamed about his students.

"Through our tri-annual weight loss challenges, Legacy attendees lost over 500 lbs. in the past year, which is so great," he said. "I've seen a transformation on the Danforth and it's inspiring. Everyone works really hard and I'm so proud of them."

Andy lives on the "other Danforth" but that's okay, because he's helping OUR Danforth be a vibrant, walkable and safe community. Happy Birthday Legacy and here's to another year of success!