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To dome or not to dome, that is the question

February 19th, 2015 · No Comments

By Terri Chu

Turf is as troubling as the toxins now in the soil, the Central Technical School (CTS) dome is a hotly contested issue in this area. I’ve met nearly as many people who support the dome as oppose it. The student body no doubt would like to see the stand-off end. There’s a lot of confusion and many opposing interests at play.

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Central Technical School?students are not pawns

February 19th, 2015 · No Comments

 

The Central Technical School Blues took on the football players of Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute on Nov. 7, 2013, before going on to win the citywide finals that year. The field was locked down shortly thereafter, following the discovery of contamination in the soil. The Central Tech students are keen to get their field back, and support the TDSB’s plan to install a championship field, which would include artificial turf and a seasonal dome, at the site. Photo Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

The Central Technical School Blues took on the football players of Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute on Nov. 7, 2013, before going on to win the citywide finals that year. The field was locked down shortly thereafter, following the discovery of contamination in the soil. The Central Tech students are keen to get their field back, and support the TDSB’s plan to install a championship field, which would include artificial turf and a seasonal dome, at the site. Photo Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

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Laugh-out-loud funny, cringingly frank, desperately tender

February 19th, 2015 · No Comments

Catherine Gildiner, in Future Bakery (483 Bloor St. W.), one of her favourite spots in the neighbourhood, which “to me is like a small town.” The local resident says she’s “very attached to the Annex, and never wants to leave.” Photo Neiland Brissenden, Gleaner News

Catherine Gildiner, in Future Bakery (483 Bloor St. W.), one of her favourite spots in the neighbourhood, which “to me is like a small town.” The local resident says she’s “very attached to the Annex, and never wants to leave.” Photo Neiland Brissenden, Gleaner News

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Renew commitment to waterfront

February 19th, 2015 · No Comments

New councillor states position on jets and Waterfront Toronto

By Joe Cressy

Toronto began as a waterfront city. It was our point of origin. Since then, our city has grown and developed in leaps and bounds, but along the way the waterfront seemed to have been lost. But in recent years we have found it again. As politicians, developers, community leaders, and business people, we’ve begun to reclaim and revitalize our waterfront.

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Mirvish Village architect has social justice, grassroots background

February 16th, 2015 · No Comments

Woodward’s Redevelopment (shown above) in Vancouver’s West Hastings area is a comparable project in terms of importance, said Gregory Henriquez. It featured a homegrown department store that, very much like Honest Ed’s, shut down due to a paradigm shift, and was redeveloped into one of the most inclusive, mixed-use projects in the history of Vancouver.

Woodward’s Redevelopment (shown above) in Vancouver’s West Hastings area is a comparable project in terms of importance, said Gregory Henriquez. It featured a homegrown department store that, very much like Honest Ed’s, shut down due to a paradigm shift, and was redeveloped into one of the most inclusive, mixed-use projects in the history of Vancouver.

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TABIA recognizes local BIAs

February 16th, 2015 · No Comments

Neil Wright (right), chair of the Harbord Street Business Improvement Association, accepts the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas’ (TABIA) community engagement award last month on behalf of the local BIA. The Bloor-Yorkville BIA was also recognized, receiving an award for its events. Approximately 28 BIAs from across Toronto were celebrated in 13 categories at TABIA’s fourth annual awards dinner, which honours BIAs for improving the city’s neighbourhoods.

Neil Wright (right), chair of the Harbord Street Business Improvement Association, accepts the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas’ (TABIA) community engagement award last month on behalf of the local BIA. The Bloor-Yorkville BIA was also recognized, receiving an award for its events. Approximately 28 BIAs from across Toronto were celebrated in 13 categories at TABIA’s fourth annual awards dinner, which honours BIAs for improving the city’s neighbourhoods.

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City moves quickly to get ahead of Westbank application

February 15th, 2015 · No Comments

Long in need of a rethink, the corner of Bathurst and Bloor streets is currently the focus of renewed scrutiny, as City of Toronto planners work to lay down guidelines in advance of a much-anticipated application to re-develop the Honest Ed’s site, and adjoining land.

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BIAs get behind youth basketball

February 15th, 2015 · No Comments

Two universities are tied in the standings in the city’s inaugural BIA Cup tournament. Supported by the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA), the Cup is a men’s and women’s varsity-level basketball tournament between the University of Toronto and Ryerson University.

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February 15th, 2015 · No Comments

The University of Toronto and Ryerson University women’s basketball teams battle it out in the first game of the inaugural BIA Cup on Jan. 7 at U of T’s Goldring Centre.  The tournament, which runs to Feb. 11, is a series of games aimed at promoting high-performance post-secondary athletics to male and female adolescents across the city. Photo Martin Bazyl, U of T Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education

The University of Toronto and Ryerson University women’s basketball teams battle it out in the first game of the inaugural BIA Cup on Jan. 7 at U of T’s Goldring Centre.
The tournament, which runs to Feb. 11, is a series of games aimed at promoting high-performance post-secondary athletics to male and female adolescents across the city. Photo Martin Bazyl, U of T Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education

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Risky rails?

February 15th, 2015 · No Comments

Lac-Mégantic derailment loom­­s large at community meeting on rail safety

By Madeline Smith

Nearly two hundred people gathered at the Church of the Messiah in the Annex in late November to voice their concerns about rail safety. Three Liberal members of parliament, Adam Vaughan, Chrystia Freeland, and Carolyn Bennett attended, along with Transport Action Ontario president Peter Miasek and Transport Action Canada board member Howard Levine.

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