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ON THE COVER: (August 2019)

September 2nd, 2019 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: (August 2019)

A Different Booklist, located at 779 Bathurst St., has long been a repository of local history and recently initiated a unique time capsule project burying some of the culture of the present beneath the re-development of the Honest Ed’s site by Westbank Corp. at Bathurst and Bloor. For more on the project, please see click here. JUAN ROMERO/GLEANER?NEWS

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NEWS: Plans for a “slender” building (August 2019)

September 2nd, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: Plans for a “slender” building (August 2019)

Compromise found for new build on 300 Bloor St. W. church site

By Ahmed Hagar

A redesigned and more “slender” 29-storey tower looks to be the future for 300 Bloor Street, after a lengthy public process and, finally, an agreement between developers, city councilors, and residents.

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NEWS: CTS art programs cut (August 2019)

September 2nd, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: CTS art programs cut (August 2019)

Classes cut in wake of funding changes

Examples of student work from the soon-to-be cancelled art sculpture program at CTS. JUAN ROMERO/GLEANER?NEWS

By Juan Romero

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has approved a budget reduction plan for the 2019-20 school year. The budget reduction comes as a result of the provincial government’s education cuts across Ontario in the past year. 

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NEWS: Robarts lets in the light (August 2019)

September 2nd, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: Robarts lets in the light (August 2019)

Expansion to add study space to face of library

Architects’ rendering of an expanded Robarts Library at U of T. Perspective is of the face along Huron Street. The addition will primarily feature increased study space. COURTESY DIAMOND SCHMITT ARCHITECTS

By Ingrid Philipp

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CHATTER: Excavators discover giant rock off Bloor Street (August 2019)

September 2nd, 2019 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Excavators discover giant rock off Bloor Street (August 2019)

Contractors excavating to create a BIA-sponsored parkette made a surprise discovery. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

Residents got a taste of the ice age in the form of a large boulder found at a construction site on Bloor Street at Major. Construction workers excavating the location of a new parkette dug up the boulder at the end of July.

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CHATTER: A deeper history buried in Mirvish Village (August 2019)

September 2nd, 2019 · Comments Off on CHATTER: A deeper history buried in Mirvish Village (August 2019)

JUAN ROMERO/GLEANER?NEWS

The prospect of a little time-travelling attracted a large gathering of residents to A Different Booklist on May 29. There was a definitely palpable sense of intrigue and excitement at the event as messages had been prepared to send to the future. 

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How nice (August 2019)

September 2nd, 2019 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How nice (August 2019)

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EDITORIAL: Let cabinet do its job (August 2019)

September 2nd, 2019 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Let cabinet do its job (August 2019)

After a five-month break from public scrutiny, enabled by not having a sitting legislature, the provincial government of Premier Doug Ford should emerge from the rock it has been hiding under.  A new modus operandi is needed, one that respects cabinet and treats ministers as more than mere Premier’s pawns. 

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GREENINGS: Sing the same tune, PLEASE (August 2019)

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No unity of purpose from arms of the city

By Terri Chu

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FOCUS: Police raid Café weed dispensary on Harbord (August 2019)

September 2nd, 2019 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Police raid Café weed dispensary on Harbord (August 2019)

City installs concrete blockade of entrance

By Juan Romero

A shop belonging to the chain Cannabis and Fine Edibles on Harbord Street has been raided by police numerous times over the summer. Similarly to other Café locations raided by police, these raids have proved largely ineffective — with the shops managing to be up and running in less than 24 hours following each one.

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