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CHATTER (Nov. 2017): Kensington Market HCD enters planning phase

November 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (Nov. 2017): Kensington Market HCD enters planning phase

Planning has officially begun on the Kensington Market Heritage Conservation District, after city staff and Taylor Hazell Architects spent more than a year studying how best to preserve the area’s unique character. It comes shortly after the National Film Board of Canada released a Heritage Minute about the history of the market’s cultural diversity.

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CHATTER (Nov. 2017): Forcillo arrested for breach of bail

November 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (Nov. 2017): Forcillo arrested for breach of bail

The officer convicted in the death of a troubled teenager on a Toronto Transit Commission streetcar in July 2013 has been re-arrested for breach of his bail conditions.

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NEWS (Nov. 2017): Collateral damage

November 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (Nov. 2017): Collateral damage

Community outreach suffers with TDSB ban on SROs

COURTESY JESSICA LEE/TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD School Watch Officer Andrea Harris (front row, third from left) was part of a group of officers from 14 Division who celebrated the Day of Pink at Harbord Collegiate Institute in April 2016. The Day of Pink is a worldwide event aimed at raising awareness to stop discrimination, gender-based bullying, homophobia, and transphobia.

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ON THE COVER (Oct. 2017): Transitory night

November 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (Oct. 2017): Transitory night

NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS

The Annex played host to several installations late last month for Nuit Blanche Toronto. Nine artists contributed to OnePath Toronto, a group exhibition that explored ideas of identity and nationhood through large-scale and interactive installations on the grounds of Spadina Museum. In Ephemerality (above), a multi-media installation founded on the Greek concept of all things being transitory, Barbara Cook asks if our efforts to improve the environmental condition of Canada and the earth ultimately be transitory.

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NEWS (Oct. 2017): Here to stay?

November 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (Oct. 2017): Here to stay?

Committee votes in favour of Bloor Street bike lanes

Toronto City Council’s Public Works and Infrastructure Committee voted in favour of making the Bloor Street pilot bike lanes permanent. The lanes have been very popular with cyclists since being installed, and a recent study demonstrated that the lanes have not had a negative impact on local business. COURTESY ANDRE VALLILLEE

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NEWS (Oct. 2017): First look at Bloor Street United

November 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (Oct. 2017): First look at Bloor Street United

Residents balk at tall tower plan

By Emilie Jones

Local residents got their first look at plans to renovate Bloor Street United Church late last month. The proposal calls for a 38-storey mixed-use building, a renovation, and partial demolition of the church, as well as a new promenade. Located at the corner of Bloor and Huron streets, the building is over a hundred years old.

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CHATTER (Oct. 2017): The doctor is in

November 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (Oct. 2017): The doctor is in

COURTESY RICHARD LONGLEY

Kensington Health chief executive officer Bill O’Neill, Joe Cressy (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina) and members of the Harbord Village Residents’ Association celebrated the opening of Doctors Parkette on October 14 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Formerly Brunswick-College Parkette, the space has been redeveloped from a pokey park into something bright, modern, and functional.

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CHATTER (Oct. 2017): Margaret is back

November 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (Oct. 2017): Margaret is back

COURTESY RICHARD LONGLEY

Marco Cupido and Gary Bloch help their children cut the ribbon to mark the official reopening of Margaret Fairley Park, also on October 14.

They were joined by Joe Cressy (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina), and Harbord Village Residents’ Association chairs past and present, Gail Misra, Gus Sinclair, and Tim Grant.

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NEWS (Oct. 2017): Victory Cafe to reopen

November 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (Oct. 2017): Victory Cafe to reopen

Mirvish Village icon finds new life

The Victory Cafe will reopen this fall at the corner of Bloor Street and Howland Avenue. It will offer a different selection of beer, as well as a new and improved distinctive menu. GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS

By Geremy Bordonaro

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ON OUR COVER (FALL 2017): CYCLING THE PITS

October 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on ON OUR COVER (FALL 2017): CYCLING THE PITS

GLEANER NEWS FILE PHOTO BY R.S. KONJEK: The CXTO Cookie Cross returns to Christie Pits on October 28. Open to riders of all skill levels and bikes, the event will feature Try a Cross, Elite and Masters races, and Bateman’s Bicycle Company will give away a Norco Threshold Cycle Cross Bike. For further information, please see www.cxto.ca.

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