Low Impact Fitness Class Starting September 27

Great news! LOW IMPACT FITNESS CLASSES will be starting at Leaside Towers later this month!

This 1 hour Low-Impact Fitness Class is geared to adults aged 50+.

The structure of the class includes exercises that target the key components of functional mobility: cardio respiratory fitness, muscular strength, flexibility and balance. The class is suggested for individuals who are comfortable with low impact cardio activity and muscle and core strengthening exercises. Regular participation can help improve your overall fitness, energy levels and sense of well being. Meet new people, get fit and have fun!


DATE:                 Mondays, Sept. 27 – Dec. 6, 2021, 10 – 11 am

LOCATION:        Leaside Towers – Fitness Centre

PRICE:               $65.00. Cheques payable to PPL or cash.       

INSTRUCTOR:  Lucy Arkell (Canfit & CCAA Certified)


The class size will be limited to 10 people to allow for adequate spacing between participants.  Participants must be fully vaccinated to participate and provide proof at registration. Register with the Recreation Coordinator at the Recreation Centre of Leaside Towers. Payments must be paid in full (cash or cheque payable to PPL) to guarantee your spot.

CONTACT INFORMATION:  Recreation Coordinator at the Recreation desk 416-421-2971 or Lucy Arkell, Fitness Instructor, lucy.arkell1@gmail.com or 416-550-7422

Pat Wright

On August 25, 2021 long-time volunteer Pat Wright is leaving Leaside Towers!

Pat moved into Leaside Towers in 2013 and quickly made many friends.  As those who know her can attest, Pat is not one to remain idle for long.  Within a few months, she was reaching out to the larger community to see how she could make things better for her fellow tenants at Leaside Towers.

As part of the Leaside Towers Tenants Association (LTTA), Pat formed the Getaway Club (nothing to do with travel!) bringing many activities to The Towers- exercise classes, movie nights, bridge, book club, bingo, garage sales and more.

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Woman Assaulted in 43 Thorncliffe Park Elevator

Police want to find a 24-year-old man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman in a 43 Thorncliffe Park Drive elevator. It happened shortly before 11 a.m. on Sunday. Police say a 40-year-old woman and a man entered the elevator. The man allegedly exposed himself to the woman after the doors closed. When the victim tried to leave, the man allegedly pulled her back into the elevator and sexually assaulted her. He then fled the building.

Police are looking for 24-year-old David Simonic of Toronto who is wanted for sexual assault and forcible confinement. He is believed to be violent and dangerous. He is described as five-foot-eight and weighs 155 lbs. He has brown hair and a trimmed beard and was last seen wearing a dark coloured ‘Bench’ shirt, a dark Adidas track top with a zipper, a gold necklace with a pendant, grey track pants, and white runners. Police say he is believed to be violent and dangerous.

Anyone with information should contact police at 416-808-5300 or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at 416-222-TIPS (8477).


Leaside Towers Fitness Centre Re-opening July 16!

Great news from Morguard!

Dear Residents,

We are pleased to announce that we will be able to reopen our Fitness Centre as of Friday July 16th.

To facilitate physical distancing guidelines, the Fitness Center will be made available from 9:30am-9:30pm at 50% capacity. It is important as we open the Fitness Centre that we do so while prioritizing the health and safety of our residents and associates.

The Recreation facilities will be on a first come, first serve basis with a 1 hour limit to allow all residents that would like to use the facilities to have access.

To allow use of the Fitness Centre while working to prevent further spread of COVID-19 the following guidelines will be in place:

  • Maintain the Public Health Canada recommended physical distance of 3-metres from all persons not from your immediate household.
  • Due to reduced capacity limits, Residents will not be permitted to have guests use the amenities to ensure residents are given priority.
  • Wipe down ALL equipment with the provided disinfecting wipes BEFORE and AFTER each use.
  • Fitness mats and balls have been temporarily removed. Until further notice, residents will be asked to bring their own yoga/fitness mats and fitness balls for their personal use.
  • You may notice a reduced amount of equipment and/or equipment flagged “Not for Use,” these adjustments have been made intentionally to encourage and allow for appropriate social distancing.
  • A member of our team will regularly monitor the Fitness Centre periodically throughout the day to ensure physical distancing, face covering, and capacity restrictions are maintained at all times.

We understand accommodating these restrictions can feel like an inconvenience, however, adhering to these guidelines prioritizes the health and safety of our residents and associates, while allowing us to open our Fitness Centre.

If you have any questions, please contact the Management Office at 416-421-8109.

Thank you,

Amit Thakur

District Manager

Leaside Towers

Toronto Public Library Service Update

Notice from Toronto Public Library

We’re excited to announce that all Toronto Public Library branches have re-opened to the public! While we are currently limited to 25% capacity during Step 2, we are pleased to be back to offering most of our pre-pandemic services:

What’s Now Available!

  • Browsing and borrowing materials
  • Library card registration and renewal
  • Fine payments and loading print card funds
  • Study spaces and seating
  • Computer usage, printing/photocopying, and Wi-Fi access
  • Information services (reference and research help, reader’s advisory, book-a-librarian sessions)
  • Grab & Go bags (they were so popular that we’re keeping them around!)

Youth Hub

Open from 3:30-7:00pm Monday to Friday, teens (13-18 y/o) can drop by our Youth Hub to use a laptop, access homework help, or just relax in the space. Current capacity is limited to 25%, or 11 people in the Hub.

TD Summer Reading Club

Our yearly summer reading club program is back! Now online, the TD Summer Reading Club is a great way to encourage kids of all ages and abilities to keep reading over the summer. Drop by the branch to register for free and receive your reading kit and web access code! For more information about the program, click here.

Please feel free to email or telephone me with any questions, requests, or if you would like to schedule a virtual presentation about how the library can best serve your clients. We hope to see you at our branch soon!

Bookings for Parks and Recreation Facilities

Announcement from the City

We look forward to welcoming our permit groups back to our community centres in the coming weeks.   
On May 20th, 2021, the Province of Ontario announced a three-step roadmap to reopen, which will allow the reopening of recreation amenities in stages. We anticipate that we will be able to reopen our community centres for indoor permits in Step 3 for certain activities with health guidelines.

Information regarding booking space can be found here:  https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/venues-facilities-bookings/booking-park-recreation-facilities/simple-permit-booking/

Booking Arenas, Rinks, Outdoor Park Spaces, BBQs, Picnic Areas, Fire Pits, etc.

  • Please contact Customer Service at 416-396-7378, option 2

Booking Indoor Gymnasiums and Multipurpose Rooms at Recreation Centres

If individuals or groups are interested in booking indoor space this summer (from reopening date to September 5, 2021) when we are allowed to reopen, please contact the community centre you would like to book and submit your application with all the required documentation by July 9, 2021 to the community centre.

A listing of locations with the contact information can be found here: https://www.toronto.ca/data/parks/prd/facilities/recreationcentres/index.html

Map of locations can be found here:  https://www.toronto.ca/data/parks/maps/centres/index.html

By submitting the application by July 9, the request will be reviewed in priority order and in accordance with our permit allocation processes.  Applications can be submitted after July 9, 2021 but will be considered on a first come first served basis.  Applicants will receive communication from our staff within 3 business days to confirm the receipt of your application and to discuss next steps.  To ensure efficient processing of permits, please ensure that the following documentation is completed in full and submitted with your request:

For new permit groups, please also complete: Permit Account form.

 For One-Time BookingsFor Seasonal PermitsFor Special Events
Application Form TypeOne Time Use of SpaceSeasonal Request for Space ApplicationSpecial Event in a City Park or Facility
Additional Forms·  Insurance – if required for activity ·  Some groups are eligible to purchase insurance in the permit process through the City of Toronto. ·  Insurance coverage required is dependent on the type of activity, number of participants and length of booking.    ·  Permit Account Application Form – to Update Contacts ·  Membership Information Form (Membership Roster) ·  Some groups are eligible to purchase insurance in the permit process through the City of Toronto. ·  Insurance coverage required is dependent on the type of activity, number of participants and length of booking. ·  Registered Not For Profit or Charitable Number ·  Membership Information Form ·  Documentation related to your volunteer executive, elected at an annual General Meeting ·  Group Constitution, by-laws and/ or a letters patent ·  Financial statements  ·  Please refer to application for specific additional document needed dependent on needs. ·  Some groups are eligible to purchase insurance in the permit process through the City of Toronto. ·  Insurance coverage required is dependent on the type of activity, number of participants and length of booking.  

Please allow up to five business days following the release of provincial regulations regarding Step 3 for the processing of permits. Following an announcement by the Province confirming the date for City of Toronto to enter into Step 3, indoor permits for allowable activities will be issued.  However, only the activities allowed under provincial regulation will be authorized and groups will be asked to sign conditions of use accordingly.

Please note that we are currently operating summer camps, essential services and programs at certain community centres to assist with the pandemic efforts, including vaccination clinics and testing sites.  Availability at these centres may be limited.

If individuals/groups are interested in permitting indoor space for the Fall (September 7 – December 31, 2021), please submit applications by August 9, 2021.

More information on the City’s COVID-19 response and affected City services is available at toronto.ca/covid19

It’s time to cool down!

Notice from Morguard re: heating and A/C:

Dear Residents

The heating will be turned off on Wednesday May 19th and the A/C will be turned on Monday May 24th.

Please ensure your windows are closed and that nothing is obstructing the vents. Ideally you should set your thermostat between 55-65 degrees and full power.

Should you experience any leaks from your A/C, please contact security, your superintendent and/or the Management Office immediately.

We wish you a safe and enjoyable summer.

Thank you

Morguard Management Office