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ARTS: Exceptional gifts (Dec. 2017)

December 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on ARTS: Exceptional gifts (Dec. 2017)

Arts, culture, film, and music

COURTESY BLOOR STREET CULTURE CORRIDOR Tickets for a Calypso Rose and Kobo Town show at the Royal Conservatory of Music make a great gift.

By Heather Kelly

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GREENINGS: No solutions for nobody’s problem (Dec. 2017)

December 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: No solutions for nobody’s problem (Dec. 2017)

Governments must move sooner to address issues big and small

By Terri Chu

If it’s nobody’s problem, does it really need to be solved?

Scientists are once again sounding the alarm about the untenable amount of plastic in the world’s oceans. It is estimated that there will soon be more plastic in the ocean than fish. This is a problem. But whose problem is it anyway?

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Tags: Annex · Columns · Opinion

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Dec. 2017): Changing the character of 44 Walmer Rd.

December 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on FROM THE ARCHIVES (Dec. 2017): Changing the character of 44 Walmer Rd.

If buildings are art, should they be altered from their original form?

Although diminished by the removal of its curvaceous balcony adornments, architect Uno Prii’s 44 Walmer Rd. (far left, photo by Brian Burchell for Gleaner News) — as it stands today — remains an artistic statement in design. A few more examples of his work are 20 Prince Arthur Ave. (second from left, photo by Brian Burchell for Gleaner News), his “most expressive building”, 35 Walmer Rd. (second from right, photo by Arthur Rozumek/Wikimedia Commons), and 485 Huron St. (far right, photo by Arthur Rozumek/Wikimedia Commons).

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Tags: Annex · History

ON THE COVER (Nov. 2017): Remembering

November 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (Nov. 2017): Remembering

BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS Second World War veterans Shirley and George Brickenden place poppies at Revera Retirement Residence on November 9 in honour of Remembrance Day. The Brickendens, who live at Revera, were joined by Hazel McCallion, Revera’s chief elder officer and Mississauga’s former mayor. Revera residents across Canada made over 17,000 poppies for displays all over the country.

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NEWS (Nov. 2017): Building a legacy

November 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (Nov. 2017): Building a legacy

UTS launches fundraising campaign

By Geremy Bordonaro

The University of Toronto Schools (UTS) has launched Building the Future, a $60-million fundraising campaign aimed at restoring its current building and developing a new building that will include a performance centre.

Upgrading the facilities is part of the terms of its agreement with the University of Toronto (U of T).

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NEWS (Nov. 2017): Pilot project becomes permanent

November 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (Nov. 2017): Pilot project becomes permanent

Council resoundingly votes in favour of Bloor Street bike lanes

By Geremy Bordonaro

It’s been a long time coming but the Bloor Street bike lanes are now a permanent fixture of the community.

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Chatter (Nov. 2017): Bloor Annex BIA updates street revitalization plan

November 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on Chatter (Nov. 2017): Bloor Annex BIA updates street revitalization plan

COURTESY BLOOR ANNEX BIA
The right-of-way on the western flank of the grocery store at Bloor and Robert streets will be redeveloped into a park, thanks to the Bloor Annex BIA.

The Bloor Annex Business Improvement Area (BIA) met this month to discuss the upcoming, and much anticipated, Bloor Street revitalization plan due in 2019.

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CHATTER (Nov. 2017): Coming down

November 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (Nov. 2017): Coming down

NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS Honest Ed’s is slowly crumbling, as excavators have begun to pull down the west building from the rear to make way for a mixed use development at Bathurst and Bloor streets. Ed Mirvish built this part of his store over existing houses, which is why the floors were crooked. The developers are preserving 27 buildings on Markham and Bathurst streets, and will incorporate them in the development.

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CHATTER (Nov. 2017): Kensington Market HCD enters planning phase

November 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (Nov. 2017): Kensington Market HCD enters planning phase

Planning has officially begun on the Kensington Market Heritage Conservation District, after city staff and Taylor Hazell Architects spent more than a year studying how best to preserve the area’s unique character. It comes shortly after the National Film Board of Canada released a Heritage Minute about the history of the market’s cultural diversity.

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CHATTER (Nov. 2017): Forcillo arrested for breach of bail

November 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (Nov. 2017): Forcillo arrested for breach of bail

The officer convicted in the death of a troubled teenager on a Toronto Transit Commission streetcar in July 2013 has been re-arrested for breach of his bail conditions.

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