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Neighbourhood Challenge Results

2011

Oct 25/11: St. Lawrence takes title in BEST-EVER Neighbourhood Challenge at the 2011 STWM! »

St. Lawrence NCE

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.

GreekTown NCE

...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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2010

Dec 15/10: Councillor DOUG FORD stars at STWM AWARDS NIGHT! »

All the Winners anounced.

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Award Neighbourhood/Organizing Group
1st Place - $6,000.00 SWANSEA Swansea Swansea
2nd Place - $3,000.00 ST. LAWRENCE NEIGHBOURHOOD ASSOCIATION St Lawrence St Lawrence
3rd Place - $2,000.00 GREEKTOWN Greektown Greektown
Honorarium (1) - $1,000.00 Little Asia (Yee Hong) Little Asia Little Asia
Honorarium (2) - $1,000.00 Cabbagetown Youth Centre Cabbagetown Cabbagetown

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2009

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!"

2009 Neighbourhood Challenge Winners

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

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2008

Little Asia 3-peats as Neighbourhood Champions at STWM08

2008 NCE winner

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

Nov 26/08: Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge/Neighbourhood Challenge Awards night photo gallery

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2007

South Riverdale/Little Asia wins Oasis Neighbourhood Challenge 2007

2007 NC winner

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.

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2006

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

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2005

NC winners 2005

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

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2004

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.

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