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Early brewer the basis for Bloor Street’s name

May 8th, 2015 · Comments Off on Early brewer the basis for Bloor Street’s name

Portrait of Joseph Bloore, 1850. Unknown photographer.

Portrait of Joseph Bloore, 1850. Unknown photographer.

Necropolis Cemetery (200 Winchester St.)is the final resting place of Bloore, his wife Sarah, and their daughter Susannah. Photo: Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

Necropolis Cemetery (200 Winchester St.)is the final resting place of Bloore, his wife Sarah, and their daughter Susannah. Photo: Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

Joseph Bloore co-founded Village of Yorkville

By Cole Burchell

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A narrow view

May 8th, 2015 · 1 Comment

A tower of cubbyholes built to yesterday’s standards

By Terri Chu

Architect’s rendering of the proposed 42-storey tower for 316 Bloor St. W. Photo courtesy 316 Bloor West Developments Ltd.

Architect’s rendering of the proposed 42-storey tower for 316 Bloor St. W. Photo courtesy 316 Bloor West Developments Ltd.

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A typical night shift at 14 Division

May 6th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Gleaner correspondent gets a different view joining a nighttime patrol of the downtown core. A fender-bender, a distressed teenager causing a disturbance at home, and a search for a an elderly man suffering from dementia represent a typical shift. Photo: Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

Gleaner correspondent gets a different view joining a nighttime patrol of the downtown core. A fender-bender, a distressed teenager causing a disturbance at home, and a search for a an elderly man suffering from dementia represent a typical shift. Photo: Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

Ride-along reveals unique perspective on policing in Toronto

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May 6th, 2015 · Comments Off on

photo: Russell Lazar, Honest Ed's

photo: Russell Lazar, Honest Ed’s

A recent sale of Honest Ed’s clever and quirky interior signs raised $2,500 for the Toronto Police Service’s 14 Division Youth Scholarship. Donor David Mirvish (right) with Gleaner publisher and scholarship coordinator Brian Burchell hold one of the signs that was auctioned off: “Free ride in a police car if you shoplift from this store”.

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A pilot bike lane for Bloor Street

May 6th, 2015 · Comments Off on A pilot bike lane for Bloor Street

Make cycling safer in Toronto

By Joe Cressy and Albert Koehl

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PortsToronto planning exercise

May 6th, 2015 · Comments Off on PortsToronto planning exercise

Four island airport expansion studies underway

A C100 series Bombardier Aircraft (seen here departing Shanghai), is the model that Porter Airlines proposes to fly out of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

A C100 series Bombardier Aircraft (seen here departing Shanghai), is the model that Porter Airlines proposes to fly out of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

By Annemarie Brissenden

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Mirvish Village sidewalk sale

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The Mirvish Village Business Improvement Area is hosting a sidewalk sale on Saturday, May 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vintage wares, artist’s creations, and new merchandise will all be featured, and local restaurants will offer up their tasty bites. This year’s new roster of live music will include performances from the Combo Royal, Toby Hughes’ Jazz Band, The Big Trio, Matt Simpson, and Indie Guitarist. Remax is giving away 100 free hot dogs from 12 p.m. onward, and it’s free comic book day at The Beguiling!

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When did the Annex become downtown?

May 6th, 2015 · Comments Off on When did the Annex become downtown?

The City of Toronto’s Official Plan, enacted as of June 2006, is an all-encompassing document providing a roadmap for how, where, and when the city should develop. Its sections set out heritage policies, identify areas best suited for intensification, define the unique characteristics of individual neighbourhoods, and limit height and density where necessary. In short, the Official Plan highlights the type of neighbourhoods we want to create, and guides us away from the ones we want to avoid.

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Living in a parallel universe

May 6th, 2015 · Comments Off on Living in a parallel universe

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By Annemarie Brissenden

In apartheid South Africa, Black Beauty was banned from bookshelves.

With the words “black” and “beauty” in the title, it was seen as some kind of anti-government propaganda, even though “there are no black people in the book.” Set in nineteenth-century England “it is actually about a horse,” writes Ismé Bennie in her new book, White Schooldays.

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Assistance sought in sexual assault case dating to late 1970s

May 6th, 2015 · Comments Off on Assistance sought in sexual assault case dating to late 1970s

A man believed to have babysat children in the Spadina Road and Lowther Avenue during the late 1970s was arrested Mar. 25 for allegedly sexually assaulting a girl from the time she was five until she was eight years old. Police, who are withholding the name of the now 43-year-old victim, believe there may be more victims and have asked them to come forward.

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