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ON THE COVER (AUGUST 2017): Setting up for a new season

September 13th, 2017 · No Comments

PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS: The University of Toronto’s Varsity Blues Football team practices drills and plays scrimmage games during an open practice on Aug. 17. The team welcomed community members to the morning event, which provided a glimpse of collegiate football and included and a meet-and-greet session with the athletes. The season starts on Sept. 4.

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NEWS (AUGUST 2017): Expanding the city’s cycling network

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Study proposes to use laneways as bike lanes

By Geremy Bordonaro

Could Toronto’s network of laneways be integrated into the city’s cycling infrastructure? A recently launched study may answer that question.

Sponsored by the Laneway Project, Laneways as Bikeways explores whether laneways could be converted into bikes lanes.

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NEWS (AUGUST 2017): Palmerston goes green

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Residents’ association follows model set by Harbord Village

By Emilie Jones

The Palmerston Area Residents’ Association (PARA) unveiled its plan to go green at a public meeting in early August. The association, which has been developing the plan with the office of Mike Layton (Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina), was looking for ideas and feedback from the neighbourhood.

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CHATTER (AUGUST 2017): Don Watterson dies at 71

September 13th, 2017 · No Comments

PHOTO BY GEREMY?BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS

The founder and owner of Bloor Street retailer Curbside Cycle died of an apparent heart attack on August 16. He was 71 years old.

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CHATTER (AUGUST 2017): New after-school club launches at Central Tech Stadium

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Central Tech Stadium is introducing a new after-school program. Open to children from schools within a 15 to 20 minute walk of the stadium, the CTS After School Club is a physical adventure program in which students will participate in sports at the stadium, activities in local parks, and excursions throughout the Annex. Participating children will be picked up from their school. The program, which begins in September, runs from the minute the school bell sounds until 6 p.m.

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CHATTER (AUGUST 2017): Celebrate the season in Harbord Village

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This year’s Harbord Village Fall Fair will take place at Margaret Fairley Park on Sept. 10 from noon to 6 p.m. The block-busting party, say the organizers, will include live music, games for children, and a feast of food. There will also be a silent auction, as well as a selection of beer and wine. It’s hosted by the Harbord Village Residents’ Association, which is still looking for volunteers.

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CHATTER (AUGUST 2017): A feast and festival of mulberries

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Delicious mulberries were at the height of season in early July for the Annex Residents’ Association’s (ARA) first ever Mulberry Festival. Organized by Trees Please, an ARA working group, and sponsored by the association and COBS Bread, the event drew about 70 to 80 participants who celebrated the urban forest and a love of mulberries.

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NEWS (AUGUST 2017): Regulating short-term rentals

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Vacancy rate for apartments getting even lower

By Geremy Bordonaro

If you’re coming to the Annex for a quick visit, you’re in luck. From hotels to condos to student residences, there’s lots of places that will give you a taste of what’s it like to live in Toronto’s most livable neighbourhood. If you actually want to live here, however, you’re out of luck. Long-term housing, especially affordable housing, is at a premium.

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EDITORIAL (AUGUST 2017): Don’t sacrifice safety for political gain

September 13th, 2017 · No Comments

The deeply divisive debate on whether or not the Toronto Police Service (TPS) should continue the School Resource Officer (SRO) program reveals fault lines among those responsible for ensuring that secondary education be conducted in a safe, supportive environment. Under the program, thirty-six police officers are assigned to work in Toronto’s public and Catholic high schools.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON (August 2017): how nice! by blamb

September 13th, 2017 · No Comments

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