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FOCUS: Putting candidates to the Gleaner test (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · 3 Comments

See where hopefuls stand

It’s a bit ironic that municipal elections attract the lowest voter turnouts. Ironic because decisions made at City Hall have a greater impact on your day-to-day life than those made in the legislature or in parliament. On any given day, Toronto City Council will consider garbage, snow removal, transit, zoning, parks…the list is endless. Yet it can be difficult for councillor candidates to attract attention, much less your vote.

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NEWS: Revealing reno in Wedgwood blue (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Revealing reno in Wedgwood blue (City Election 2018)

Faculty Club building once home to Primrose Club

By Annemarie Brissenden and Ahmed-Zaki Hagar

Blue martinis, operatic voices, and fabulous food marked the University of Toronto Faculty Club’s grand reopening of its historic Wedgwood Ballroom on September 25. Formerly known as the club’s dining room, the space was renovated over the summer and has been renamed for the plaster mouldings that have been hand-painted in white and many shades of blue.

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CHATTER: Take in a play or three at the Tranzac Club on November 1 (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Take in a play or three at the Tranzac Club on November 1 (City Election 2018)

NAGs Players will kick off its 42nd season with The Coarse Acting Show 2 by Michael Green. Running November 1 to 3 and 8 to 10, the hilarious play explores what happens when a quaint community theatre group decides to put on four short but challenging plays. And, according to Martin Edmonds, 28-year NAGS member and production co-ordinator, everything that can go wrong does go wrong.

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CHATTER: Find a treasured gift at Christie Gardens on November 3 (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Find a treasured gift at Christie Gardens on November 3 (City Election 2018)

Baked goods, crafts, cards, knitted items, jewellery, books, and plants make up the treasure trove of items featured in the Holly Sale and Luncheon hosted by the Christie Gardens Residents’ Association. All the proceeds from the annual fundraiser will support social programs and activities for the retirement community.

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CHATTER: Send your pumpkin back to the patch on November 1 (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Send your pumpkin back to the patch on November 1 (City Election 2018)

GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS

The pumpkin patch returns to Harbord Village on November 1 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pumpkins will line Harbord Street from Spadina Avenue westward for the annual Pumpkin Festival, co-sponsored by the Harbord Street Business Improvement Area and the Harbord Village Residents’ Association. If you want to participate, put your pumpkin on your front porch in the morning on November 1, and volunteers will collect it to put it on display later that evening. —Brian Burchell/Gleaner News

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NEWS: Pausing to preserve (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Pausing to preserve (City Election 2018)

Demolition freeze for Kensington Market

By Temi Dada

In mid July, Toronto City Council voted to prevent the demolition of commercial and mixed-use buildings for one year in Kensington Market. This gives the city time to complete work on designating the market a Heritage Conservation District (HCD), and makes sure that developers don’t tear down any buildings in a bid to launch a redevelopment project before the HCD gets finalized.

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FOCUS: TCDSB candidate queries remain largely unanswered (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · Comments Off on FOCUS: TCDSB candidate queries remain largely unanswered (City Election 2018)

Only one hopeful responded to Gleaner questions

Seven candidates are running for trustee in the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) Ward 9: Norm Di Pasquale, Iola Fortino, Alfredo Garcia, Denise Gracias, Angelo Harrison, Marnie MacCallum, and Sandra Weber. Ward 9 includes city wards 10, 11, 12, and 13.

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ON THE COVER: Laneway lit up (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Laneway lit up (October 2018)

Mural and street artists transformed tagged garage doors in the Euclid Avenue-Palmerston Boulevard laneway into animated, colourful canvases on September 15 and 16. The event celebrated the Laneway Light Up project, and was sponsored by StreetArt Toronto, a City of Toronto program that reduces graffiti vandalism by replacing it with community-engaged street art. Other participants included KJ Bit and Open Field Collective. ELLIE HAYDEN/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: Funding for Indigenous housing (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Funding for Indigenous housing (October 2018)

Affordable units made possible by development charges

Spadina Road’s Wigwamen Terrace will receive $700,000 from the city to add 24 affordable housing units for Indigenous seniors. AHMED HAGAR/GLEANER NEWS

By Ahmed Hagar

Wigwamen Terrace (14 Spadina Rd.) has received $700,000 to fund a three-storey expansion that will add 24 new affordable housing units for Indigenous seniors. Toronto City Council approved the funding late last month.

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NEWS: Election chaos (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Election chaos (October 2018)

Council cuts a concern

By Ellie Hayden

Local residents’ associations, business improvement areas, and community organizations are concerned that reducing Toronto City Council from 47 to 25 seats will wreak havoc with the business of the city in their neighbourhoods.

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