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ON THE COVER: Keeping an eye on our greenspace (Aug. 2020)

September 9th, 2020 · No Comments

Sally Bird Park is located mid-block on Brunswick Ave. north of Harbord St. Long plagued by graffiti this mural has garnered the respect of taggers who leave it alone. See more about the area’s parks in our annual reviews. TANYA IELYSEIEVA/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: U of T’s unique laneway homes (Aug. 2020)

September 9th, 2020 · No Comments

Sustainable design was key to plan to build these and more

The University of Toronto has invested heavily into energy efficient laneway houses as part of a pilot project — as seen here in a laneway just east of Huron St. near Robarts Library. MARY AN/GLEANER NEWS

By Mary An 

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NEWS: Residents reject plans for Planetarium site (Aug. 2020)

September 9th, 2020 · No Comments

New plans fail to quell concerns

Residents and the University of Toronto continue to clash over the design of the building that will replace the planetarium. This is the latest rendering. COURTESY U OF T

By Tanya Ielyseieva

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CHATTER: “More than a farmers’ market” re-opens safely (Aug. 2020)

September 9th, 2020 · No Comments

Christopher Dunbar, owner of Dunbar Organic Farm, is excited to get back into the community and to share his harvest at the farmers’ market. MARY AN/GLEANER NEWS

After a long delay, the volunteer-run Bloor and Borden farmers’ market is open and ready for another season. The market takes place Wednesdays from 3-7 p.m. It’s located in the Green P parking lot off Borden Street just south of Bloor Street. 

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CHATTER: Spadina Road getting new pipes (Aug. 2020)

September 9th, 2020 · No Comments

According to the City of Toronto, each year it replaces approximately 3000 substandard water service pipes during planned construction projects. This summer they are tackling the water main beneath Spadina Road between Bloor and Dupont Streets, which is more than 130 years old. 

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NEWS: Police Safety Scholarship winner (August 2020)

September 9th, 2020 · No Comments

Harbord Collegiate student makes a difference, TPS takes notice

Emily Nguyen receives the Community Safety Scholarship Award from the Toronto Police. From left to right are Monica Yardley (Treasurer of the Community Police Liaison Committee), Emily Nguyen, Brian Burchell (Scholarship Chair and publisher of this newspaper), P.C. Alfred Adjei, P.C. David Shepard, and P.C. Amir Elias.
MARY AN/GLEANER NEWS

By Mary An


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ON THE COVER (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (July 2020)

As Toronto remains in Stage 2 re-opening protocols, restaurants are doing their best to satisfy pent-up demand. Establishments such as Insomnia at 563 Bloor St. W. have found innovative ways to serve their clientelle along the sidewalk. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

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OBITUARY: Architect leaves indelibe marks (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · Comments Off on OBITUARY: Architect leaves indelibe marks (July 2020)

Martel was a planner and architect who turned parking into parks

Paul Martel (3rd from left) with his loyal band of Ecology Park volunteer gardeners. He saw the project as contributing to the greening and cohesion of the Annex.
COURTESY MICKEY FRATERMAN

By Nicole Stoffman


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NEWS: Boutique condos planned for Davenport (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: Boutique condos planned for Davenport (July 2020)

Latest submission taller than earlier versions

By Tanya Ielyseieva

BBB Architects have come back to the community with a new plan for 350 Davenport Rd., near Dupont.  Originally submitted in 2015 at 7 storeys (24.2 meters) this project has had multiple re-submissions. The most recent, made in April 2020, is for a mid-rise, mixed-use building with luxury boutique condos at 8 storeys (30 meters). 

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NEWS: Big-hearted barber gives back (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: Big-hearted barber gives back (July 2020)

Jack Shewahy provides free haircuts &?a meal to homeless

The Barber House at 791 Bathurst St. has reopened and welcomes back clients. TANYA IELYSEIEVA/GLEANER NEWS

This feature was created pre-COVID closures. We waited to publish it until the Barber House has re-opened. It’s helpful to remember that before the pandemic many front-line professionals, like Jack Shewahy, could also be credited with giving back to their commuities. Now they are open again for business, practicising safe protocols, and still trying to be a “good example for people”. 

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