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ON THE COVER: Pop up pit stop (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · No Comments

A bike undergoes a safety check-up at a pop up pit stop on Bloor Street West last month. The Bloor Annex BIA (whose chair publishes this newspaper) sponsored the safety checks, which were performed free of charge by Cycle Toronto staffers. Free check-ups will be offered again on August 14 on Bloor Street West at Howland Avenue by the bee mural. TEMI?DADA/GLEANER?NEWS

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NEWS: First meeting on new Mirvish Village park (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · No Comments

A preliminary drawing of the area that is set to become a new park as part of the Mirvish Village redevelopment. Local residents had their first opportunity to make suggestions for the design and features of the park at a meeting in early July. Courtesy of Janet Rosenberg & Studio Inc.

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GRADING OUR GREENSPACE: The best and worst of local parks (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · No Comments

Brunswick-College Parkette has received an upgrade and a new name, Doctors’ Parkette. A well-maintained and tidy spot, it’s great place to catch a breather in the midst of the busy city. AHMED-ZAKI HAGAR/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: Slowing the flow (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · No Comments

Spadina Road from Bloor to Dupont streets will be narrowed to create a safer space for pedestrians and cyclists. The new lanes will be installed in August, with tree planting and the widening of the sidewalks done at a later date. COURTESY MARTIN REIS

City moves to narrow car lanes on Spadina Road

By Temi Dada

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CHATTER: Dupont Station construction delayed by a year (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · No Comments

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) recently announced that construction would be delayed one year at Dupont Station due to difficulties with the third-party contractor in charge of the project. Elevators are being installed at the Dupont Street and Spadina Road station, which has led to regular traffic delays at the intersection.

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CHATTER: Harbord athlete hits the Major League (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · No Comments

The Harbord Collegiate Institute varsity baseball team will have to make do without its star catcher when it resumes play in the fall.

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EDITORIAL: Reclaiming our city (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · No Comments

Doug Ford announced his intention to cut Toronto City Council from 47 to 25 members last month. Coming when the municipal election had already begun, without notice or consultation, this move is a threat to our right to be represented equitably and effectively. While this bombshell seems to have taken everyone by surprise, it’s certainly nothing new. We thought it fitting to reprint a May 1997 forum piece by Evelyn Rupert in lieu of an editorial. It has been edited for length.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · No Comments

 

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FORUM: Why I’m running for re-election (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · No Comments

Building a more livable and caring city

By Joe Cressy

It’s been four years since I was first elected to represent Trinity-Spadina on Toronto City Council. It has been both an exhilarating and, at times, exhausting experience. I’ve loved every minute of it.

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GREENINGS: Nurture the neighbourhood by cultivating green canopy (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · No Comments

Replace those trees lost to weather and politics

Thanks to Premier Doug Ford, gas will be cheaper and our lungs fuller of it than ever since there will be no incentives to buy an electric vehicle. Thanks to this Neanderthal, we are now back to debating whether or not science is a thing.

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