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Re-discover these diverting parks

October 8th, 2014 · Comments Off

A rich treasure of design and history awaits

This is the second, and final part, of this year’s of this year’s Grading our Greenspace, our annual parks review, writers visited twelve local parks to rate them on a variety of factors, including amenities, cleanliness, and ambience. Do you agree with our assessment? Send us your thoughts to gleanerpub@gmail.com.

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It’s time to build our city again

October 8th, 2014 · Comments Off

Ex-candidate for federal seat eyes city seat

By Joe Cressy

Toronto is a great city. Survey after survey ranks Toronto amongst the top cities in the world.  And we have much to be proud of: unique and engaged neighbourhoods; a diverse population; financial and innovation hubs; a thriving arts and cultural industry; and green spaces that rival those anywhere in the world.

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A very Canadian solution

October 8th, 2014 · Comments Off

COURTESY JODE ROBERTS, DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION

This canoe at Dewson Street Publc School functions as a planter for milkweed, essential for the survival of monarch butterflies and is a great nectar source for bees and other pollinators. Students at the school planted the garden. COURTESY JODE ROBERTS, DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION

Tired canoes re-purposed as pollinator point

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Equip officers with body cameras, tasers

October 8th, 2014 · Comments Off

Iacobucci calls for a shift to a “zero deaths” police culture

By Brian Burchell

It’s been just over a year since Sammy Yetim was shot and killed by Toronto police on a TTC streetcar on Dundas Street.

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Remembering ‘institution row’

September 11th, 2014 · Comments Off

Gurion Hyman and Gordon Perlmutter recreate the 1938 picture that is memorialized on a Heritage Toronto plaque. Unveiled in early July, the plaque, which is the thirteenth to commemorate Toronto’s Jewish her- itage, will be installed in front of the Cecil Street Community Centre. Marcus Mitanis/Heritage Toronto

Gurion Hyman and Gordon Perlmutter recreate the 1938 picture that is memorialized on a Heritage Toronto plaque. Unveiled in early July, the plaque, which is the thirteenth to commemorate Toronto’s Jewish her- itage, will be installed in front of the Cecil Street Community Centre. Marcus Mitanis/Heritage Toronto

 

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A strategy run amok

September 9th, 2014 · Comments Off

Once again the proposal to lease out the Central Tech field to a developer for twenty-one years has failed to clear a hurdle. School board officials took the unusual step of launching a legal challenge of a municipal by-law allowing the City to say whether or not the plan needed a special application. The court recently sided with the City.

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Liberals sweep Trinity-Spadina

September 9th, 2014 · Comments Off

Cressy contemplating running for city council

By Annemarie Brissenden

It was always going to be an uphill battle for Joe Cressy.

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Inspired by a small act of help

September 9th, 2014 · Comments Off

New MPP focused on transit, development, and services for seniors

By Annemarie Brissenden

There is an oddly poetic quality to Han Dong’s defeat of Rosario Marchese in the recent provincial election. Dong, the newly elected Liberal member of provincial par- liament for Trinity-Spadina, was inspired to seek office by Bob Wong, the Liberal MPP who lost his seat to NDP Marchese in the 1990 Ontario election.

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Dome plan squashed by courts

September 9th, 2014 · Comments Off

City’s right to declare what requires a bylaw variance upheld

By Brian Burchell

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has lost another round in the fight to lease the Central Tech- nical School field to a commercial operator who would apply artificial turf and a dome for winter use.

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August 14th, 2014 · Comments Off

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