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CHATTER: Find a treasured gift at Christie Gardens on November 3 (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Find a treasured gift at Christie Gardens on November 3 (City Election 2018)

Baked goods, crafts, cards, knitted items, jewellery, books, and plants make up the treasure trove of items featured in the Holly Sale and Luncheon hosted by the Christie Gardens Residents’ Association. All the proceeds from the annual fundraiser will support social programs and activities for the retirement community.

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CHATTER: Send your pumpkin back to the patch on November 1 (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Send your pumpkin back to the patch on November 1 (City Election 2018)

GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS

The pumpkin patch returns to Harbord Village on November 1 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pumpkins will line Harbord Street from Spadina Avenue westward for the annual Pumpkin Festival, co-sponsored by the Harbord Street Business Improvement Area and the Harbord Village Residents’ Association. If you want to participate, put your pumpkin on your front porch in the morning on November 1, and volunteers will collect it to put it on display later that evening. —Brian Burchell/Gleaner News

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NEWS: Pausing to preserve (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Pausing to preserve (City Election 2018)

Demolition freeze for Kensington Market

By Temi Dada

In mid July, Toronto City Council voted to prevent the demolition of commercial and mixed-use buildings for one year in Kensington Market. This gives the city time to complete work on designating the market a Heritage Conservation District (HCD), and makes sure that developers don’t tear down any buildings in a bid to launch a redevelopment project before the HCD gets finalized.

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FOCUS: TCDSB candidate queries remain largely unanswered (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · Comments Off on FOCUS: TCDSB candidate queries remain largely unanswered (City Election 2018)

Only one hopeful responded to Gleaner questions

Seven candidates are running for trustee in the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) Ward 9: Norm Di Pasquale, Iola Fortino, Alfredo Garcia, Denise Gracias, Angelo Harrison, Marnie MacCallum, and Sandra Weber. Ward 9 includes city wards 10, 11, 12, and 13.

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ON THE COVER: Laneway lit up (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Laneway lit up (October 2018)

Mural and street artists transformed tagged garage doors in the Euclid Avenue-Palmerston Boulevard laneway into animated, colourful canvases on September 15 and 16. The event celebrated the Laneway Light Up project, and was sponsored by StreetArt Toronto, a City of Toronto program that reduces graffiti vandalism by replacing it with community-engaged street art. Other participants included KJ Bit and Open Field Collective. ELLIE HAYDEN/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: Funding for Indigenous housing (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Funding for Indigenous housing (October 2018)

Affordable units made possible by development charges

Spadina Road’s Wigwamen Terrace will receive $700,000 from the city to add 24 affordable housing units for Indigenous seniors. AHMED HAGAR/GLEANER NEWS

By Ahmed Hagar

Wigwamen Terrace (14 Spadina Rd.) has received $700,000 to fund a three-storey expansion that will add 24 new affordable housing units for Indigenous seniors. Toronto City Council approved the funding late last month.

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NEWS: Election chaos (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Election chaos (October 2018)

Council cuts a concern

By Ellie Hayden

Local residents’ associations, business improvement areas, and community organizations are concerned that reducing Toronto City Council from 47 to 25 seats will wreak havoc with the business of the city in their neighbourhoods.

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CHATTER: Sergeant Ryan Russell Parkette set for a redo (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Sergeant Ryan Russell Parkette set for a redo (October 2018)

 

A plan to revitalize Sergeant Ryan Russell Parkette is set to be completed by the end of the year, with construction scheduled to begin next spring. The small greenspace at Dupont Street and Avenue Road — which in 2011 was named after Russell, who was killed in the line of duty that same year near the corner of Avenue Road and Bloor Street — has been neglected for some time.

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NEWS: A way to honour the past (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: A way to honour the past (October 2018)

Exploring the roots of Korea Town

Tour-goers stop at Hodo Kwaja (656 Bloor St.?W.) for a taste of walnut cake. TEMI DADA/GLEANER NEWS

By Annemarie Brissenden

A heritage tour of Toronto’s Korea Town starts — as it should — at the Bloor Street United Church of Canada, once home to the Alpha Korean United Church.

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CHATTER: Getting corny for a cause (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Getting corny for a cause (October 2018)

Corn, corn, and more corn was on the menu at Jean Sibelius Park for the Annex Residents’ Association’s annual Corn Fest. This year’s festival featured a silent auction that raised money for those affected by the fire at 650 Parliament St. GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS

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