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Director X's Nuit Blanc installation stays in place until January 5th at Ontario Science Centre

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From Cheers To Tears

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Harlem Resto Is About To Be Laid To RestBy Stephen Weir: What a difference a week makes. Last week the Caribbean Camera was telling readers about how Carl Cassell provided a Jamaica fundraising group the run of his Harlem restaurant and now we are reporting on the demise of one of Toronto’s few downtown Black cuisine restaurant. In message forwarded to the paper, Cassell said that his Harlem Underground on Queen Street West was turning 10 years old on November 9th.  “To celebrate this auspicious occasion, we have decided to close the restaurant. “ “Over the last decade Harlem Underground has been an epicentre of black food and culture within the downtown core,” said Cassell. “The decision to close comes not from the restaurant itself, as I continue to be supported by the community at large, but from a personal need to see other creative endeavours grow.Part restaurant. Part music hall. 100% a world destination.  Inspired by New York City’s Harlem Renaissance of the 20s, the Toronto rest…

BLOCKBUSTER SHOW FETED LAST NIGHT, OPEN TO PUBLIC TODAY

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Edmund Bartlett, A day late and a dollar short

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World Class Fundraisers Head To Harlem to Help Jamaican Basic School Get Power

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The roof leaks. There hasn’t been power for years. Jamaican school about to get some World Class Jamaican Help. Last week a group of a 100 like-minded caring Caribbean Canadians gathered at the downtown Harlem Restaurant to help the students of St. Theresa’s Basic Schoolin Jamaica. The evening fundraiser featured a panel discussion aptly called Barefoot to Boardroom and Beyond. “The title says it all.  Barefoot to Boardroom describes a lot of people on our panel and in the room, be they from Jamaica or anywhere else in the Caribbean,” said Leap Agent’s Michael Carter, the evening host. “ We have targeted a school that needs infrastructure help and that is something we can do!” World Class Jamaica was formed in Toronto back in 2016 by people who have come from the Caribbean and done well here in Canada.  Headed by Heather Ricketts, a director with the building company, Metrie,  the group has been focusing on fixing and upgrading Jamaican schools. Roofs. Toilets. Computers. Running Water. …