When Don Mills was built in the early 1950s, the idea was that families could live, work, educate, worship and shop all in one big community.
In this issue’s neighbour profile – we have Donna Lea, who didn’t know anything about Don Mills when she first started looking for a place to settle down. Donna grew up in Stouffville Ontario on a now-working farm and later in Richmond Hill. She wanted that small-town-feel she loved for all those years but it had to be close to Toronto.
A real estate agent suggested that Don Mills might just be what she was looking for and she went for it. It didn’t take long for Donna to fall in love with Don Mills. Kids playing street hockey, community street parties, nature right at your backdoor, all the lovely neighbours. What’s not to love, truly Don Mills is a unique rural/urban community.
Donna is a registered massage therapist and when she opened her own clinic, of course it was in Don Mills. Hands On Therapy Don Mills (that’s right, Don Mills is in the name) has been here since October and it’s doing extremely well. Donna is also a proud supporter of the community as her clinic currently sponsors the local ball hockey team.
It’s safe to say that Donna and her family have experienced what Don Mills had in mind when it was built – live, work, school and shop all in one community.