We're going to scratch the surface as we begin a series of podcasts dedicated to Mental Health Awareness (including Youth Mental Health). The goal for which is to start a dialogue about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our mental health at a community level and to keep the conversation alive as we begin to move out of a lockdown scenario and toward a more open society, free from restrictions. Thank you to our guests, Dr. Timothy Kodsi, Medical Lead at Mimico Mimico and Dr. Shelley Gorman, Psychologist at Mimico Medical, specializing in individual counselling and psychotherapy, couples therapy, addiction counselling, and trauma.
Tony Krosel, CEO of Moya Financial on Brown’s Line joins us to talk about the benefits of Credit Unions and the value of maximizing member experience - not profits.
Dr. Timothy Kodsi and Jonathan Nhan join us as we mark year 2 of the COVID-19 pandemic to discuss the vaccine rollout and their prognosis for the next year of pandemic life.
Alderwood's Marta Pozniakowski talks coffee, real estate and community.
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James Maloney, MP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore joins us once again to recap 2020 and offer his message of hope for 2021.
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Brad Jones joins us to kick off the celebration for Ridley's 100th Anniversary; the oldest business on the Lakeshore.
Derek Stockley, Principal and Senior Dean at Humber College Lakeshore Campus joins us again on the ELPod to talk about what it's going to be like heading back to school during a pandemic.
Jonathan Nhan, Pharmacist/Owner at Shoppers Drug Mart in Long Branch, joins us again on the ELPod to bring us up to speed on his experiences throughout the pandemic and his hopes for the future.
Marc Foto fights back against COVID-19 as he re-opens 9Round Etobicoke. Hear what changes he's made to make 9Round clean and safe!
Got Ice Cream?! This guy does. We welcome back Mark Johnson, Mimico resident and owner of Ed's Real Scoop on the Lakeshore, to the ELPod. Hear what he has to say about selling ice cream during a pandemic.
Dr. Melanie DeCunha, Founder of ONE Health Services in Long Branch, joins us on the ELPod to talk about the importance of our mental health - especially during a pandemic.
Lionel Doe, Lead Singer of the Mimico-based band, So Dirty The Flamingos, plays live on the ELPod!
Mike Muzzin, President of ITEX Barter Canada explains the benefits of bartering. There are many! Listen to find out how you can take advantage of the growing barter economy.
Proactive and positive, Mimico residents like James Stack, a Board Member on the Mimico Residents Association (MRA), take action to help support their local businesses with video interviews. See the link on our homepage for more details.
The Somertons join Roger and Mike for a chat about how they made an instant pivot from creative ad services company to grocery delivery service in the midst of COVID-19 and how they made an instant success of it. It's called EasyPeasy Grocery Delivery and it is making a real name for itself in the GTA.
Bill Zufelt, Chair of the History and Culture Committee for the Long Branch Neighbourhood Association and owner of the Sherway Academy of Music joins us on the ELPod to reflect upon the Past, Present, and Future of the Long Branch community.
How did Humber College shift 30,000 students online in 5 days? Derek Stockley, Principal of the Lakeshore Campus and Senior Dean, Faculty of Social and Community Services joins us to explain how.
Talk about shifting in a time of uncertainty. Kelly Farrell of Oak Learners transitioned her private day school from a quaint storefront in Mimico to a budding online facility called Oak Online. Listen Now to hear how she was able to do it!
We're pleased to be joined (again) by the good folks at Lakeshore Arts; Executive Director, Susan Nagy and Operations Manager, Natassia Morris. Both of whom are residents of South Etobicoke and share a passion for connecting communities through the arts. "Creativity is Contagious"...
We're pleased to have Jennifer Bazar, Ph.D. join us today. She's the Curator of the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre at Humber College Lakeshore Campus. Jennifer also lives in Long Branch and offers a unique perspective to the pandemic and how it has impacted her day-to-day life.
Business is Booming at Stonehooker Brewery. Find out how Ross Noel and the Stonehooker crew have stayed ahead of the curve while the rest of us stay home to flatten it.
Brad Jones, President and Funeral Director at Ridley Funeral Home in New Toronto and Shannon Leahy of Lighthouse Storytelling join us to talk about their successful editorial collaboration for the Etobicoke Lakeshore Press; "Life's Undertakings". It's all about Death - yes, Death. Listen in to learn how funeral service and the grieving process have been forced to change because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A familiar face to many in the South Etobicoke community, Jonathan Nhan joins us on the ELPod to talk about how his store is becoming a community hub during the pandemic. If you need help managing stress or other mental health resources, Shoppers Drug Mart is here to help. Go to www.shoppersdrugmart.ca
Get the word on the street from Alison Juda. She's dialled in to the affects that the pandemic has had on both the retail business community as well as retail property owners. Hear what she has to say in this very balanced and insightful interview.
Joining us is Elliott Slocombe, Long Branch resident and realtor with expertise in commercial and residential real estate. Elliott talks about the market with post-pandemic predictions from Roger and Mike. Stay tuned for a follow-up interview with Elliott Slocombe to see where the real estate market is in a couple of weeks and what to expect from both the residential and commercial sides.
Lead Pastor at West Edge Church and Long Branch resident conveys a simple message: "Courage is contagious. Catch it and pass it on."
Need some inspiration through all this? Catch Matthew Live on Facebook Sundays at 11am. (Facebook: @West Edge)
Stu Bailey, a New Toronto resident is answering the call to produce medical equipment to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. He's making face shields at home on his 3D printer and distributing them for free to local medical clinics along the Lakeshore in South Etobicoke.
James Maloney, MP delivers a frank message and offers his advice on how Canadians can come together to beat the Coronavirus pandemic.
MPP Hogarth puts out a call for local businesses and individuals to help fight the spread of COVID-19. What can you do to help?
Councillor Grimes joins Roger & Mike to talk about the measures taken to flatten the curve in South Etobicoke so we can save our summer and get back to regular life.
The Etobicoke Lakeshore Podcast is still going strong even in the face of global viral adversity. The guys have managed to connect through The Pod Plant to each other and the podcast goes on. What's the plan from here? Listen to find out.
Lisa Meffe & Dr. Timothy Kodsi stopped in to promote this month’s cover feature. They’re from Mimico Medical and we had a great discussion about our healthcare system as well as an off-the-cuff dialogue about COVID-19.
Our conversation inspired an article by Dr. Kodsi featured in our April edition in which he gives us the straight goods on the Coronavirus that’s gripping the world. Have a read and listen in on what Dr. Kodsi has to say about COVID-19.
Adrian Coimbra and Andrea Turpin dropped in to lend their expertise about the real estate market in Toronto and, specifically, Mimico.
This husband-wife real estate team lives in Mimico and they shared their passions about the neighbourhood with our listeners.
Adrian and Andrea are as genuine as they come and we were very pleased to feature them on the Etobicoke Lakeshore Podcast.
Mark Johnson joined us to talk about the best little Ice Cream Shop in Mimico; Ed’s Real Scoop. Mark is one “cool” guy. Get it? That was an ice cream pun. He can talk for hours about his craft. In fact, we’re pretty sure he did. He got picked up as a featured guest on another podcast right after we wrapped up our episode.
If you like the finer things in life, you need to go to Ed’s Real Scoop. They may just be delivering during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Amanda Kirkland claims the title of being the first human guest on the Etobicoke Lakeshore Podcast.
Amanda, who was featured on the cover of March’s Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs edition, talks about her new business, Blu Concierge, and what it’s like to be a new resident of Long Branch.
When all else fails and you can't wrangle a guest for your very first Podcast...bring your Dog!
Molly Brown, Chocolate Lab Puppy and Brand Ambassador for the Etobicoke Lakeshore Press, joined us on our inaugural Podcast.
Listen in...she had lots to say :)