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ON THE COVER: Eyes on Nuit Blanche (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · 1 Comment

Tracy Gorman’s “In her eyes” studies the eyes of the women in her life. Gorman specializes in textile-based pieces, and put photos of eyes on a dress using synthetic photographic transfer paper. The installation was part of W-O-M-A-N, an all-woman exhibition about women in society at Spadina Musuem for Nuit Blanche Toronto on September 29. HÜSNA SARI/GLEANER NEWS

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FOCUS: Putting candidates to the Gleaner test (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · 3 Comments

See where hopefuls stand

It’s a bit ironic that municipal elections attract the lowest voter turnouts. Ironic because decisions made at City Hall have a greater impact on your day-to-day life than those made in the legislature or in parliament. On any given day, Toronto City Council will consider garbage, snow removal, transit, zoning, parks…the list is endless. Yet it can be difficult for councillor candidates to attract attention, much less your vote.

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NEWS: Revealing reno in Wedgwood blue (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · No Comments

Faculty Club building once home to Primrose Club

By Annemarie Brissenden and Ahmed-Zaki Hagar

Blue martinis, operatic voices, and fabulous food marked the University of Toronto Faculty Club’s grand reopening of its historic Wedgwood Ballroom on September 25. Formerly known as the club’s dining room, the space was renovated over the summer and has been renamed for the plaster mouldings that have been hand-painted in white and many shades of blue.

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CHATTER: Take in a play or three at the Tranzac Club on November 1 (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · No Comments

NAGs Players will kick off its 42nd season with The Coarse Acting Show 2 by Michael Green. Running November 1 to 3 and 8 to 10, the hilarious play explores what happens when a quaint community theatre group decides to put on four short but challenging plays. And, according to Martin Edmonds, 28-year NAGS member and production co-ordinator, everything that can go wrong does go wrong.

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CHATTER: Find a treasured gift at Christie Gardens on November 3 (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · No Comments

Baked goods, crafts, cards, knitted items, jewellery, books, and plants make up the treasure trove of items featured in the Holly Sale and Luncheon hosted by the Christie Gardens Residents’ Association. All the proceeds from the annual fundraiser will support social programs and activities for the retirement community.

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CHATTER: Send your pumpkin back to the patch on November 1 (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · No Comments

GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS

The pumpkin patch returns to Harbord Village on November 1 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pumpkins will line Harbord Street from Spadina Avenue westward for the annual Pumpkin Festival, co-sponsored by the Harbord Street Business Improvement Area and the Harbord Village Residents’ Association. If you want to participate, put your pumpkin on your front porch in the morning on November 1, and volunteers will collect it to put it on display later that evening. —Brian Burchell/Gleaner News

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NEWS: Pausing to preserve (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · No Comments

Demolition freeze for Kensington Market

By Temi Dada

In mid July, Toronto City Council voted to prevent the demolition of commercial and mixed-use buildings for one year in Kensington Market. This gives the city time to complete work on designating the market a Heritage Conservation District (HCD), and makes sure that developers don’t tear down any buildings in a bid to launch a redevelopment project before the HCD gets finalized.

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ARTS: Nuit Blanche 2018 (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · 1 Comment

A sample of this year’s exhibits in the Annex

Star Moon Water Stone by Ensemble Jeng Yi at Church of the Redeemer:

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More information on the exhibit: Star Moon Water Stone

 

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · No Comments

 

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EDITORIAL: This premier is not for the people (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · No Comments

On October 2 Premier Doug Ford told the Ontario legislature, “We’re getting rid of Bill 148. We’re going to make sure we protect the front-line workers.”

It’s not clear how these two sentences relate, because the bill he wants to axe — which he said was destroying Ontario and making it uncompetitive — is designed to give workers more protection, not less.

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