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GRADING OUR GREENSPACE (July 2021)

August 16th, 2021 · Comments Off on GRADING OUR GREENSPACE (July 2021)

Part 1 of our annual Grading our Greenspace feature includes Christie Pits Park.

Compiled and photos by Madeline Smart

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ARTS: Culture and community outdoors and free (July 2021)

August 16th, 2021 · Comments Off on ARTS: Culture and community outdoors and free (July 2021)

When a museum is more than a building

The sculpture, “Cracked Wheat,” by Shary Boyle, is included as part of the Gardiner Museum’s audio walking tour of the Linda Frum & Howard Sokolowski Plaza. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

By Meribeth Deen

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LIFE: A baseball ironman of a different sort (July 2021)

August 16th, 2021 · Comments Off on LIFE: A baseball ironman of a different sort (July 2021)

Making the rounds with Alan Ross, the Toronto Maple Leafs ticket vendor extraordinaire

“Al the Ticket Man,” (Alan Ross, left) sells raffle tickets at a Toronto Maple Leafs Intercounty Baseball League game at Christie Pits. The team is the only one in the IBL that doesn’t charge admission. R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS

By R.S. Konjek

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LIFE: Bickford Park embraces yoga (June 2021)

July 15th, 2021 · 1 Comment

The perfect medicine to de-stress from the pandemic

Instructor Montana Skurka (left centre) leads yoga participants through a few last deep breaths before completing their practice for the day at Bickford Park. NABAHAT HUSSAIN/GLEANER NEWS

By Nabahat Hussain

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LIFE: Baseball Leafs prepare for a summer of action (Jun. 2021)

July 15th, 2021 · Comments Off on LIFE: Baseball Leafs prepare for a summer of action (Jun. 2021)

Christie Pits set to welcome fans back to the old ballgame

As Ontario reopens after the pandemic shutdowns of the past year, the Maple Leafs look forward to a summer of baseball at Christie Pits. R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS

By R.S. Konjek

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LIFE: Enough with beg buttons (May 2021)

June 15th, 2021 · Comments Off on LIFE: Enough with beg buttons (May 2021)

It’s time to give pedestrians their due

By Terri Chu

Steven’s Grocery is easily my favourite corner of our neighbourhood. Helen’s flowers are always a welcome sight as we walk by, but the one thing I HATE about that corner is the beg button. 

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FOCUS: Another legal weed shop heading to Bloor Street (Apr. 2021)

May 12th, 2021 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Another legal weed shop heading to Bloor Street (Apr. 2021)

Value Buds to open where Aroma Coffee operated

Value Buds is moving into the former home of Aroma Coffee at 500 Bloor St. W. LUCA TATULLI/GLEANER NEWS

By Luca Tatulli 

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ARTS: Cream cheese and Covid Culture (Apr. 2021)

May 12th, 2021 · Comments Off on ARTS: Cream cheese and Covid Culture (Apr. 2021)

Your May 2021 Arts Brief

In Dream Scenes, photographer Martha Davis allows seniors to fulfill their wildest fantasies thanks to the magic of green screens.

By Meribeth Deen 

May 16th, 2021 is a Sunday, and in all likelihood, you will not be going anywhere, certainly not to a museum or concert. Maybe, maybe… you will go to a park. 

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GREENINGS: More greenspace, fewer cars (Apr. 2021)

May 12th, 2021 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: More greenspace, fewer cars (Apr. 2021)

Let’s not go back to unhealthy “normal”

By Terri Chu

While we all wait for vaccines to bring us back to some sense of “normal” (don’t hold your breath as the variants might beat us at this game), let’s take a moment to reflect on how much normal really sucked: for so many Torontonians, “normal” meant sitting in the car for hours just to get to work. 

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FOCUS: On the road to a roof over his head (Mar. 2021)

March 26th, 2021 · 1 Comment

Long term Bloor Street sidewalk dweller is hopeful

Jeff Reid loves the Annex, but after living homeless on Bloor Street all year, he sees his future self “as a working man with a dog and a life that’s not necessarily in the public eye.” Reid is seeking a bachelor for him and his dog, General. He is experienced in many types of general labour, and would love to get back into trucking. Good reference. Ideas? Contact him at 647-569-3666. NICOLE STOFFMAN/GLEANER NEWS

By Nicole Stoffman 

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FOCUS: Revitalization of Robert St. Field (Mar. 2021)

March 26th, 2021 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Revitalization of Robert St. Field (Mar. 2021)

Long-awaited renewal of U of T park space for community use

Emerging from its confusing past, Robert Street Field has upgraded the playground and the field is now the largest geothermal project in Canada. COURTESY STUDIO tla OBTAINED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

By Mary An

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GREENINGS: Urban agriculture has many environmental dividends (Mar. 2021)

March 26th, 2021 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Urban agriculture has many environmental dividends (Mar. 2021)

Reconnecting with our green thumbs is good for us all

By Terri Chu

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NEW IN BUSINESS: Opening during a pandemic (Mar. 2021)

March 26th, 2021 · Comments Off on NEW IN BUSINESS: Opening during a pandemic (Mar. 2021)

Scotty Bons Caribbean cuisine for pick-up or delivery to your doorstep

Kendell Garcia and his partners saw the opportunity to open in the Annex as the pandemic created a vacant space on Bloor. TANYA IELYSEIEVA/GLEANER NEWS

By Tanya Ielyseieva

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