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ON THE COVER (Dec. 2018)

December 30th, 2018 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (Dec. 2018)

“Foreground of Hart House and University College” is one of six pieces by Nicholas Hornyansky in the Art Museum at the University of Toronto. Hornyansky was a Canadian-Hungarian artist who moved to Canada in 1929. His work includes many local scenes, including Hart House, Convocation Hall, University College, and the Soldiers’ Tower. The Art Museum is made up of the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Hart House, and the University of Toronto Art Centre at University College. It’s one of the largest gallery spaces for visual art exhibitions and programming in Toronto.

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NEWS: Supporting a local synagogue (Dec. 2018)

December 30th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Supporting a local synagogue (Dec. 2018)

Multi-faith ring of peace circles City Shul

Christian and Muslim members of local churches and mosques circled City Shul on November 1 in a ring of peace. Organizers wanted to show solidarity with the synagogue, which operates out of the Bloor Street United Church at Bloor and Huron streets, after a deadly attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. Ahmed Hagar/Gleaner News

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NEWS: New approach to local democracy (Dec. 2018)

December 30th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: New approach to local democracy (Dec. 2018)

Newly-elected representatives say community is key

By Hannah Alberga

University-Rosedale’s newly-elected representatives plan to tackle their sprawling ward using a bottom-up approach. Some of the issues they’ll have to tackle include how to approach the recent handgun violence in Toronto, the affordable housing crises, and how the legalization of marijuana will affect public schools.

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CHATTER: Lighting up the El Mocambo (Dec. 2018)

December 30th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Lighting up the El Mocambo (Dec. 2018)

The iconic El Mocambo Tavern sign is shining once again, and is back home on Spadina Avenue after a long restoration. Michael Wekerle, the club’s owner, and Mayor John Tory turned the sign on in a ceremony on November 15. Construction continues inside the club, which is set to reopen later in 2019.

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CHATTER: Marking Remembrance Day with music (Dec. 2018)

December 30th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Marking Remembrance Day with music (Dec. 2018)

The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre observed Remembrance Day with a multi-disciplinary ceremony. The November 11 event included a moment of silence, candle lighting, and a music performance by students in the music program.

—Temi Dada/Gleaner News

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CHATTER: Cash for corn helps displaced residents (Dec. 2018)

December 30th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Cash for corn helps displaced residents (Dec. 2018)

The Annex Residents’ Association (ARA) raised over $3,000 after turning its annual Annex Corn Fest into a silent auction.

“It was a great day. We had a lot of people, because we promoted the event quite well. We had a great participation from businesses around the neighbourhood and members of the community,” said David Harrison, president of the ARA.

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CHATTER: Suspect sought in mid-day stabbing on Bloor Street (Dec. 2018)

December 30th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Suspect sought in mid-day stabbing on Bloor Street (Dec. 2018)

A disagreement between two men at Gig@bites Internet ended in a stabbing on October 15 around noon. The men got into a physical altercation, and the suspect fled on foot after stabbing the victim.

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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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