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ON THE COVER: Accidental Parkland (May 2018)

May 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Accidental Parkland (May 2018)

Hybrid Spaces, Partly Natural and Partly Engineered (2015) by Dan Berman, from Accidental Parkland, a documentary project that showcases the city’s changing environment. Curated by Berman, this collaboration with U of T’s New College and Daniels School of Architecture, Landscape and Design is on from May 10 to 20 and includes visual exhibitions, talks, documentaries, screenings, and Beadwork by students at the First Nations School of Toronto. Accidental Parkland is part of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, running this month at locations throughout Toronto. COURTESY SCOTIABANK CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL

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NEWS: Shelter blamed for spike in crime (May 2018)

May 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Shelter blamed for spike in crime (May 2018)

May shift to women only next year

By Geremy Bordonaro

A temporary drop-in homeless shelter at 348 Davenport Rd. is once again home to controversy. Some local residents say that there’s been a noticeable increase in violence and drugs in the area since the shelter — publicly supported by Joe Cressy (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina) and the Annex Residents’ Association — opened in January.

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NEWS: From heritage to hovel (May 2018)

May 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: From heritage to hovel (May 2018)

When preservation leads to deterioration

Designated a heritage property by the City of Toronto, crumbling and neglected 6 Walmer Rd. is causing problems for its neighbours. AHMED-ZAKI HAGAR/GLEANER NEWS

By Ahmed-Zaki Hagar

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NEWS: JCC rebuilding playground (May 2018)

May 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: JCC rebuilding playground (May 2018)

Community centre emphasizing accessibility

The new rooftop playground at the Miles Nadal JCC will feature natural elements, equipment that encourages learning through play, and be accessible to children in wheelchairs.

By Geremy Bordonaro

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CHATTER: Provincial all candidates meeting on May 23 (May 2018)

May 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Provincial all candidates meeting on May 23 (May 2018)

All seven of the registered candidates running for election in University-Rosedale have been invited to participate in an all candidates meeting at Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church (427 Bloor St. W.) on May 23 at 6:30 p.m.

The local residents’ associations and BIAs are sponsoring the event, which will include an opportunity to ask questions of the candidates.

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CHATTER: Bill Bolton Arena closed for upgrade (May 2018)

May 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Bill Bolton Arena closed for upgrade (May 2018)

The buzzer sounded for the last time until the leaves fall at William H. (Bill) Bolton Arena (40 Rossmore Rd.), near Bathurst and Dupont streets. The arena has been closed for mechanical upgrades, and all of its skating programs are cancelled until October. Some other options for skating and hockey while the arena is closed are Moss Park, McCormick, Forest Hill, and North Toronto Memorial arenas.

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CHATTER: Kick off Bike Month by riding with Mike (May 2018)

May 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Kick off Bike Month by riding with Mike (May 2018)

Councillor Mike Layton’s (Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina) eighth annual kick off to Bike Month returns May 27 from 12 to 5 p.m. at Christie Pits Park.

Bike with Mike is a free, family-friendly community cycling event open to anyone who wants to participate. It will feature a free barbecue and many children’s events like bike decorating, bicycle-themed story telling, and tricycle races. There will also be free bike safety checks, tune-ups, and community cycling information.

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CHATTER: NAGs Players returns to Tranzac on April 26 (May 2018)

May 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: NAGs Players returns to Tranzac on April 26 (May 2018)

There Goes the Bride opens at the Tranzac stage on April 26 and runs until May 5.

Directed by Martin Edmonds, the play follows Timothy Westerbury in 1970s England, an overworked advertising executive whose daughter is about to be married. Laugh along as the family navigates the stress of a wedding and Westerbury’s controversial marketing ideas. There Goes the Bride is written by Ray Cooney and John Chapman, and the show is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (May 2018)

May 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (May 2018)

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EDITORIAL: They’re poor, Doug, not dumb (May 2018)

May 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: They’re poor, Doug, not dumb (May 2018)

“Folks are working their backs off for minimum wage,” said Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario (PC) leader Doug Ford recently, after announcing he would block a promised minimum wage hike in favour of a tax break. According to Ford, this would give a full-time worker earning $14 per hour about $800 more in net income every year.

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