How about some local post-Christmas plans?

Truth be told, I started drafting this post last week before the ice storm.  For some of us (my family included), the impact of the storm continues.  Many of our homes and cars are damaged, some of our homes still have no power, some of us are simply mourning the loss of so many of our magnificent trees.  In any event, if you are in the fortunate category of being through the worst of it, and if you have some time, consider dropping by one of the city’s warming centres that are providing shelter to people without power.  Here is a list of where they are that the CBC provided. Bring some fruit, coffee, crayons (or other kid activities) and/or non-perishable food.

As we are all attempting to carry on as well as we can, here are a few local events over the next couple of days.

Hirut Hoot Presents: The True Meaning of Christmas 

A benefit for the Joanna Downey Fund

(For more info, please visit

With: Darren Frost, Anna Gustafson, JJ Liberman, Jim McAleese, Winston Spear, Scott McCrickard, Todd Van Allen. Hosted by Carolyn Bennett

Friday, December 27, starting at 9:00pm

Hirut Fine Ethiopian Cuisine
2050 Danforth Avenue

Boxing Day Indoor Farmers’ Market

If you have not yet been able to check out the indoor farmers’ market at Artisans at Work (2071 Danforth Ave @ Woodbine) that runs every Thursday from 2:00-7:00pm, then this might be your chance!

Tomorrow (December 26) they will have a smaller market running from 1:00-6:00pm.

It should also be noted that Artisans at Work was one of the many businesses on the Danforth that opened their doors to people without power who needed warmth and electricity.  This is why we should support local businesses – because they support us right back.

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