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ON THE COVER: Artscape Wychwood Barns 10th anniversary (March 2018)

March 22nd, 2018 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Artscape Wychwood Barns 10th anniversary (March 2018)

A car washing machine cleans a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) streetcar at the St. Clair Car House in 1934. The site at Christie Street and St. Clair Avenue West was a streetcar maintenance facility from 1913 to 1978, and then fell into disrepair for several years until Artscape, a not-for-profit urban development organization, redeveloped the site into a community cultural centre. On March 3, Artscape Wychwood Barns celebrated its 10th anniversary with The 512 Showcase!, a talent show hosted by Amanda Martinez featuring a diverse range of local performers. COURTESY CITY OF TORONTO ARCHIVES

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NEWS: Shelter offers temporary respite (March 2018)

March 22nd, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Shelter offers temporary respite (March 2018)

A tale of two residents’ associations

The City of Toronto opened a respite shelter at 348 Davenport Rd. in late January. The shelter will be open until April, when it city staff will decide on a permanent use for the site. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

By Geremy Bordonaro

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NEWS: Dupont decision sets precedent (March 2018)

March 22nd, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Dupont decision sets precedent (March 2018)

Ontario Municipal Board rules in favour of community

The rail Dupont rail corridor from the back of 328 Dupont St. The Ontario Municipal Board ruling on a proposed development for the site confirmed the city’s guidelines that new buildings must be built at least 20 metres from a rail line. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

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CHATTER: Advocacy group launches rail safety toolkit (March 2018)

March 22nd, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Advocacy group launches rail safety toolkit (March 2018)

Safe Rail Communities, a local advocacy group, has drafted its Rail Emergency Preparedness Toolkit as part of its Rail Safety Improvement Program. Funded by Transport Canada, the toolkit provides residents living near rail tracks with emergency contacts in case of a train derailment.

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CHATTER: Bathurst cycle shop builds community team (March 2018)

March 22nd, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Bathurst cycle shop builds community team (March 2018)

Bateman’s Bicycle Company celebrated a milestone when its 2018 racing team reached 75 members. This year’s team includes 25 new and 50 returning racers.

The 10-year-old bike shop, which has three locations in the Annex, founded its cycling team in 2012 with one member. Now in its sixth year, the team has cyclists from as young as eight years to over 60 years of age from the community.

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CHATTER: Christie Pits rink renamed in honour of Sid Smith (March 2018)

March 22nd, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Christie Pits rink renamed in honour of Sid Smith (March 2018)

An artificial rink in Christie Pits Park has been renamed after Sid Smith, the eighth captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The name change happened after the city received an application for the change last year from a private citizen.

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NEWS: Bike lanes (March 2018)

March 22nd, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Bike lanes (March 2018)

A dissenter makes his case

By Annemarie Brissenden

Do bike lanes make cycling inherently safer?

That question was up for debate at January’s Grounds for Thought, which runs the last Tuesday of every month at the Green Beanery at Bloor and Bathurst streets. With free coffee on offer, Grounds for Thought is an homage to the coffee houses of old, places where dissent and unconventional ideas were not only welcomed but encouraged.

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ON THE COVER: Wage protest (Jan. 2018)

January 29th, 2018 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Wage protest (Jan. 2018)

The Ontario Federation of Labour and the Fight for $15 & Fairness Campaign protested outside the Bloor Street and Spadina Road franchise of Tim Hortons on January 10. They were protesting franchise owners who cut paid breaks and some benefits in order to pay for the province’s mandated minimum wage increase, which went from $11.60 to $14 on January 1. GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: Open kitchen (Jan. 2018)

January 29th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Open kitchen (Jan. 2018)

Media coverage saves program for now

Newcomer Kitchen began at Butler’s Pantry on Markham Street before moving to Depanneur on College Street when Butler’s Pantry was closed due to the Mirvish Village redevelopment. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

By Geremy Bordonaro

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NEWS: Celebrating a legendary Leaf (Jan. 2018)

January 29th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Celebrating a legendary Leaf (Jan. 2018)

Charlie Conacher banner presented to Jesse Ketchum

Charlie Conacher’s nephew Brian applauds at the unveiling of Charlie Conacher’s banner at Jesse Ketchum Public School. COURTESY JOHN CALDARONE

By R.S. Konjek

Jesse Ketchum Public School on Davenport Road received a special gift from the Toronto Maple Leafs just before the holidays, thanks to one of its most famous graduates.

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