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Kensington Market ready for action

July 3rd, 2015 · No Comments

Residents and business-owners vow to battle proposed development

By Annemarie Brissenden

Kensington Market is once again preparing for battle. In what’s becoming an increasingly familiar story in this part of Toronto, an application to replace a non-residential automotive rental facility at College Street and Augusta Avenue with a mixed-use development has the area’s residents and business-owners up in arms.

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Bring nuts to the party

July 3rd, 2015 · No Comments

Simple, tasty, and healthy

I try very hard to bring the right little seasonal gift to anyone I visit in their home for a BBQ, or summer gathering. Unless it is an assigned dish for a potluck or a BYOB, I am loath to arrive with yet another little package of shortbread cookies. No point competing with the hosts’ Aunt Martha.

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Settlement reached for 484 Spadina Ave.

July 3rd, 2015 · No Comments

A settlement has been reached regarding the future of 484 Spadina Ave., home to the Waverley Hotel and Silver Dollar Room.

The Wynn Group of Companies’ application to build a 22-storey private student residence on the site had been decried by local residents, who had raised concerns about the proposed height, the heritage value of the Silver Dollar Room, and the precedent such a development would set for the area.

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Esprit Orchestra goes to China

July 3rd, 2015 · No Comments

Trip marks 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Canada

The Esprit Orchestra performed The Falcon’s Trumpet by R. Murray Schafer with Robert Venables on trumpet on June 4 at the Guangxi Arts Institute Concert Hall. Courtesy Mimi Mok, Esprit Orchestra

The Esprit Orchestra performed The Falcon’s Trumpet by R. Murray Schafer with Robert Venables on trumpet on June 4 at the Guangxi Arts Institute Concert Hall. Courtesy Mimi Mok, Esprit Orchestra

By Beth McKay

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Tags: Annex · Arts · Liberty

Make affordable housing mandatory

July 3rd, 2015 · No Comments

Inclusionary zoning is used in 300 U.S. cities

By Joe Cressy

What makes a great city? Arts and culture, diversity, economic growth, and civic engagement. All these things matter a great deal. But, if you ask me, the test of a truly great city is whether we adequately care for the residents who live here. Sadly, on this front, we are letting residents of Toronto down.

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Canoe garden lands on the shore of Lake Iroquois

May 28th, 2015 · Comments Off on Canoe garden lands on the shore of Lake Iroquois

Led by David Suzuki Foundation Neighbourhood Park Ranger Aidan Nolan (above left), volunteers transform a canoe into a garden in front of the Tollkeeper’s Cottage at Bathurst Street and Davenport Road. A Community Canoe Garden Network initiative, the garden — one of 11 installed along the corridor of old Garrison Creek — creates an abundant habitat for bees, birds, bats, and butterflies while reminding residents of the lost rivers that flow beneath the city. Photo: Neiland Brissenden, Gleaner News

Led by David Suzuki Foundation Neighbourhood Park Ranger Aidan Nolan (above left), volunteers transform a canoe into a garden in front of the Tollkeeper’s Cottage at Bathurst Street and Davenport Road. A Community Canoe Garden Network initiative, the garden — one of 11 installed along the corridor of old Garrison Creek — creates an abundant habitat for bees, birds, bats, and butterflies while reminding residents of the lost rivers that flow beneath the city. Photo: Neiland Brissenden, Gleaner News

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Inaction frustrates residents

May 28th, 2015 · Comments Off on Inaction frustrates residents

Government urged to act now to reduce the risk of a rail catastrophe

By Arthur White

About 200 people attending an April town hall on rail safety learned that little has changed since they last met in November.

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The right to a healthy environment

May 28th, 2015 · Comments Off on The right to a healthy environment

Toronto should join the chorus

By Mike Layton

As Canadians, we celebrate our differences from coast to coast, but there is one important thing that we all share in common, our natural environment.

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Take advantage of used and local

May 28th, 2015 · Comments Off on Take advantage of used and local

Avoiding the consumer trap that awaits new parents

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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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