• Vanessa Marie Carter

    You might be lucky enough to spot a cardinal sitting in a tree when you come out to help tidy up the community for Earth Day on April 22. Photo credit: Stephanie Lake Photography

  • Vanessa Marie Carter

    On April 1st, CCRA presented an evening with the Vanessa Marie Carter Band. Winner of the 2016 Boots and Hearts Festival Emerging Artist award, this singer/songwriter brought her band for a lively evening of dinner, country rock, dancing and prizes.

  • Highland Creek Tree Lighting

    The Centennial and West Rouge communities came out in force for a day of entertainment, games, food and fun at the Community Winterfest on Saturday, January 28 at West Rouge Community Centre. Photo: Michael McCabe

  • Summer Concert Series

    Throughout July and August, CCRA co-sponsors a free Sunday evening outdoor concert series of bands such as the Scarborough Concert Band which are enjoyed by large audiences at the Port Union Community Centre. More

  • Heritage Day Exotic Birds

    The Highland Creek Heritage Day each June is partly sponsored by CCRA and includes a parade, food and entertainment all day.
    Photo: Pickart Photography

  • Port Union Waterfront Trail

    Ribbon cutting at the opening of the Port Union Waterfront Trail, June 2013

  • Port Union Village

    Close to nature, living near the waterfront at Port Union Village

Welcome to the CCRA

President's Message

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Jennifer McKelvie

Spring has arrived in Centennial

Parks Update    
This month, we celebrate Earth Day on April 22. It’s a great time to reflect on the wonderful natural assets we have in our community. With Adam’s Park, Colonel Danforth Park and Wanita Park in our community boundaries, we have lots of places to explore and it is only getting better! The Scarborough Waterfront Project Environmental Assessment continues to investigate expansion of the Waterfront Trail for the 11 kilometres between East Point Park in the east and Bluffer’s Park in the west. To learn more visit www.trca.ca/conservation/green-infrastructure/scarborough-waterfront-project.


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Birdhouses and recycling are part of this year’s Earth Day

Earth Day is coming to the Port Union Community Centre on Saturday, April 22. This annual event, sponsored by CCRA, West Rouge Sports and Recreation and the City of Toronto, will once again ask for your help in getting out and cleaning up the litter strewn across our community. But it will also be a good time to clean up your house because the 2nd Highland Creek Scouts will be holding a major fundraising event at Port Union that will recycle your e-waste, used clothing, shoes, fabric, linens, scrap metal and even old Christmas lights. See their flyer on page __ for a complete list of recyclable items. More

Community Updates

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Bon voyage to fitness instructor Terri Bell

By the time you read this article, local City of Toronto fitness instructor Terri Bell will be living in her new digs in Nanaimo, British Columbia. This was a big decision for Terri, but a happy one.

Some of our readers may know Terri from the Port Union Fitness Centre where she has worked part time as a customer service representative for the past 12 years. More

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Grand Trunk Railway and Port Union Train Station

By Don Allen


On November 10, 1852, the Grand Trunk Railway was incorporated. Plans were immediately announced to build a rail line between the cities of Montreal and Toronto. Railway construction commenced during 1853, with the final phase completed for the August 1856 opening of the line. More

Making a Difference

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Initiative sends much-needed art supplies to remote First Nation community

Kashechewan First Nation is a remote and desolate fly-in community located near James Bay in Northern Ontario that has approximately 2,000 residents. A large number of them are young people with almost nothing to do. To help fill this gap, Catherine Hawthorn and Dianne Richardson at Framing Dames in Highland Creek have set up the Northern Arts Initiative to send much-needed art supplies to the community.

Kashechewan has had a number of serious problems throughout the years, including a suicide crisis in 2007, evacuation due to flooding from 2012 to 2015, and an outbreak of skin rashes in 2016. Catherine has wanted to do something to help for a long time but didn’t know how to go about it. more


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