Neighbourhood Challenge » Results
1st Place — $6,000.00 — Greektown, whose charity was Hellenic Home for the Aged
2nd Place — $3,000.00 — Liberty Village, whose charity was Toronto Neighbourhood Centres
3rd Place — $2,000.00 — The Annex, whose charity was Varsity Blues
St. Lawrence Market, Leslieville, and Alexandra Park
Toronto. October 25/11. The winners of the 2011 Neighbourhood Challenge at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon were announced today in Toronto. Twelve dynamic neighbourhoods, their runner-Champions, their charities and supporters duked it out last Sunday (October 16) to see who could create the best spectator cheering section, to claim not only bragging rights from the Humber to The Beach, but to take home some major prize money for their local causes, too.
...After extensive post-race deliberations that included reviewing TV footage and race-day photos as well as their own reports, this years' four celebrity judges awarded the title of "Neighbourhood Champions" to St. Lawrence, by "the narrowest of margins" over GreekTown. read full story »
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|1st Place - $6,000.00||SWANSEA|
|2nd Place - $3,000.00||ST. LAWRENCE NEIGHBOURHOOD ASSOCIATION|
|3rd Place - $2,000.00||GREEKTOWN|
|Honorarium (1) - $1,000.00||Little Asia (Yee Hong)|
|Honorarium (2) - $1,000.00||Cabbagetown Youth Centre|
What a Neighbourhood Challenge we had in 2009! Consus was, it was our best ever, and Race Director said he was only glad he didn't have to be one of the judges — "they had the toughest job of all on race day this year!"
In the end, newcomers St. Lawrence [NCE 12] squeaked by 3-time defending champions Little Asia to claim the crown, bragging rights as Toronto Waterfront's most-vibrant, most-dynamic neighbourhood, and a $6,000 cheque from Scotiabank! Little Asia took Silver, and The Beach, with a stunning boat in the middle of the road and great crowds all along Queen Street took third. Honourable mentions went to West-enders Swansea and newcomers St. Christopher House at the Princes' Gates representing King West/Liberty Village/Fleet St.
|Award||Neighbourhood||Organizing Group||Charitable Beneficiary||Funds Raised|
|1st place||St Lawrence Market||St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood Association||Market Lane and D.A.S Nutrition Program, Toronto Foundation for Student Success||$12,410.22|
|2nd place||Little Asia||NAAAP Toronto||Mon Sheong Foundation||$2,305.00|
|3rd place||The Beach||Beaches Lions Club||LCIF Dog Guides||$3,542.00|
|Honourable Mention||Liberty Village / King West||St. Christopher House||St. Christopher House||$7,804.00|
|Honourable Mention||Bloor West / High Park||Swansea||Swansea Neighbourhood Association; Swansea Ratepayers; Swansea Town Hall & Swansea Legion||$5,054.00|
October 6th, 2008 (Toronto, ON) - In a "3-peat" performance, Little Asia has been judged the grand prize winner once again in the Neighbourhood Challenge at the recent Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday September 28, 2008. The cheering site organized by NAAAP Toronto and in support Mon Sheong Foundation will be presented with first prize along with a $6,000.00 award cheque, courtesy of Scotiabank.
Second prize ($3,000.00) went to the Beaches Lions Club, raising funds for 12 year old Justin Murphy, to enable him to regain his hearing; third place ($2,000.00) went to Toronto Aerial Dance, representing Downtown. In addition, 2 honourable mentions of $1,000.00 will be awarded to Bloor West/High Park for the SWANSEA Neighbourhood Association, and to Harbourfront, for the Brandon Street Community Foundation. full story »
Photo Gallery 2008: Neighbourhood Cheering and Entertainment Centres
Dec 1/08: Mon Sheong Foundation's "Little Asia" 3-peat as STWM08 Neighbourhood Champions: Giant Steps, Epilepsy Toronto, and Mount Sinai Hospital carry off Charity Challenge titles at Awards Night Gala >full story, photos
South Riverdale/Little Asia were declared winners of the 2007 fun-filled Oasis Neighbourhood Challenge at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. The defending champions retained their crown with a wonderful display of live music, lion dancing, and a large spectator cheering contingent. Little Asia's winning cheque of $5000 went to the Mon Sheong Foundation for Seniors.
Head judge Caroline Croteau of Oasis Pure Fruit Juices, and her celebrity team awarded second place to Harbourfront/Trinity-Spadina, hosted by Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. Third place went to the Beaches and the Beaches Lions Club.
The 2007 Oasis Neighbourhood Challenge was widely acclaimed as the best ever, by both runners and spectators alike. The entertainment, enthusiasm and cheering was so strong from the Humber to The Beach, that two "Honourable Mention" awards of $500 each were also handed out to the "Downtown" ONC hosted by the music program of West Humber Collegiate, and "Gerrard East: Little India", organized by the Canadian Community Arts Initiative in support of Sri Lanka Day Organizing Committee.
Sep 29/06: The Oasis Neighbourhood Challenge!! 3 Great Toronto Charities win Cash Prizes! 17 Performances... 6 Hours... 1 Great Charity! That is what it took for NAAAP Toronto and the Mon Sheong Foundation to win first-place honours at the 2006 Oasis Neighbourhood Challenge ...full story
STWM05 Neighbourhood Challenge Winners announced: York Lions Steelband/TABIA performing in Ward 30 (Paula Fletcher territory) claim $5000 award as champions! ...full report and photos
Spirited Neighbourhood Challenge ended in a dramatic tie between Ward 14, Sylvia Watson (Parkdale-High Park) and Ward 20, Olivia Chow (Trinity-Spadina). The $5000 winning purse was split, going to Romero House and PARC for Ward 14, and the Music Garden Enhancement Fund for Ward 20. Honourable mentions (and $1000 cheques) went to Ward 13, Councillor Bill Saundercook, for Hope for Children; to Ward 19, Councillor Joe Pantalone, for Fort York Food Bank; to Ward 28, Councillor Pam McConnell, for Yonge Street Mission; and to Ward 32, Deputy Mayor Sandra Bussin, for Community Centre 55.