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Vaughan Hospital – A Prognosis on Vaughan Hospital

June 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Special Features

Vaughan Hospital PrognosisAn enormous promise is entrenched in an otherwise vacant 35-hectare field at Major Mackenzie Drive and Jane Street. “Future Home of Vaughan’s First Hospital” reads the conspicuous blue and white sign that’s weathered a few more storms than expected. In the background, the vibrant colours of Canada’s Wonderland offer a unique parallel to a far less amusing theme: for the City of Vaughan, it’s been a roller-coaster ride to the realization of a premier health-care facility.

The ups and downs were set in motion in 2003, when Vaughan Council decided it was time Canada’s largest municipality without a hospital finally built one. The city has swelled significantly since then, yet it’s faced with an empty stretch of land, a recently relinquished health-care foundation, a contentious $10 million federal grant that’s slipped out of grip and a sign that’s getting stale. With a major player
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150th Anniversary of the Unity of Italy Event

June 24, 2011 by  
Filed under People & Places

Unity of Italy EventOn Mar. 31, 2011, over 200 elders from Community & Home Assistance to Seniors (CHATS) gathered for the 150th anniversary of Italy’s unification. Organized by Iolanda Masci, Filomena Torric and Nadia Ferrari, the event was a great success. Guests brought their Italian pride and were thrilled to have the Hon. Julian Read more