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CHATTER (APRIL 2017) Miles Nadal JCC receives bomb threat on March 7

April 10th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (APRIL 2017) Miles Nadal JCC receives bomb threat on March 7

PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS: The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre was evacuated for two hours on the morning of March 7 after it received a bomb threat via a robo-call. A Jewish community centre in London, Ontario also received a similar threat around the same time. Over 120 bomb threats have been made against North American Jewish community centres since the start of the year, according to the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs.

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NEWS (APRIL 2017): Students solve mystery

April 10th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (APRIL 2017): Students solve mystery

Thomas Fisher Library renovation aims to prevent condensation

GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS: Thomas Fisher’s rare books are now safe from condensation thanks to student ingenuity.

 

By Geremy Bordonaro

It’s home to a diverse array of rare manuscripts, and the archives of some our nation’s most prominent scribes. Even as the HMS Terror lies under the Arctic sea, its log books are safely stored within its walls.

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CHATTER (APRIL 2017) Central Tech Blues take home the bronze

April 10th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (APRIL 2017) Central Tech Blues take home the bronze

The Central Tech Blues came off an outstanding basketball season with a third-place finish in the National Preparatory Association championships. Led by the association’s 2017 Coach of the Year Kevin Jeffers, the Blues beat out the Toronto Basketball Academy 103 to 93 in a tightly-fought game. Point guard Raheim Sullivan scored 23 points for the Blues, and was awarded player of the game. Fellow team member shooting guard Steven Rahwire was named the league’s most valuable player.

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CHATTER (APRIL 2017): Bateman’s Bikes opens new express shop on Dupont Street

April 10th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (APRIL 2017): Bateman’s Bikes opens new express shop on Dupont Street

Bateman’s Bicycle Company has opened a third store at Dupont Street and Davenport Road. Express Shoppe (149 Dupont St.) offers a variety of bikes, accessories, and quick tune-ups. The company emphasizes bike safety, ensuring that bikes are road-ready quickly and affordably.

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CHATTER (APRIL 2017): Pink Day at UTS renews call for tolerance

April 10th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (APRIL 2017): Pink Day at UTS renews call for tolerance

Community members are invited to don pink and join students from the University of Toronto Schools (UTS) in celebrating International Day of Pink on April 12 for the fourth year in a row. They will also be fundraising for LGBT Youthline, an organization that offers confidential and non-judgmental peer support by telephone, text, and online chat services.

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FOCUS ON EDUCATION (APRIL 2017): A little Oola, a lot of Boola

April 10th, 2017 · Comments Off on FOCUS ON EDUCATION (APRIL 2017): A little Oola, a lot of Boola

Harbord Collegiate celebrates 125 years

PHOTO BY NEILAND BRISSENDEN: A handmade, felt-covered photo album from 1909 sits in the Harbord Collegiate Institute museum, the first of its kind in Canada. Titled The Brownies at Harbord by Simple Simon, it features a caption reading “The Greatest Truths are the Simplest/And so are the Greatest Men”.

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ON OUR COVER (MARCH 2017): A supportive vigil

March 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on ON OUR COVER (MARCH 2017): A supportive vigil

PHOTO BY MICHAEL CHACHURA/GLEANER NEWS: Fifty people gathered at the Centre for Social Innovation on Feb. 20 for a vigil in the wake of a shooting at a Quebec City mosque. Organized by Uniting Muslims and Allies for Humanity, the evening featured speakers, prayers for peace, and a message board on which participants left words of welcome and support (above). Arif Vriani (MP, Parkdale-High Park) was among the attendees. He spoke about Motion 103, which asks Parliament to denounce Islamophobia, and all other forms of religious discrimination.

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NEWS (MARCH 2017): Preserving culture and history

March 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (MARCH 2017): Preserving culture and history

Process to designate Kensington Market underway

By Geremy Bordonaro

After a year of study and consultation, the city is going ahead with the process to designate Kensington Market a Heritage Conservation District (HCD). The decision was announced at a community consultation meeting last month.

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NEWS (MARCH 2017): City proposes steep patio fee hike

March 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (MARCH 2017): City proposes steep patio fee hike

Business owners decry lack of consultation

PHOTO BY MATT JAMES/GLEANER NEWS FILE PHOTO: Business owners said they weren’t consulted on the City of Toronto’s proposal to hike to patio fees. Many businesses on Bloor Street West — such as Future Bakery (above) — open a patio in the warmer months, but they are already expensive to operate and maintain.

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CHATTER (MARCH 2017): Preliminary data on Bloor Street pilot bike lane released

March 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (MARCH 2017): Preliminary data on Bloor Street pilot bike lane released

PHOTO BY BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

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