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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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CHATTER (MARCH 2017): Kensington Market workshop teaches how to respond to drug overdoses

March 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (MARCH 2017): Kensington Market workshop teaches how to respond to drug overdoses

Nearly one hundred bar and restaurant staff from Kensington Market participated in a free workshop on how to deal with drug overdoses on Feb. 27. Organized by the Kensington Market BIA and Joe Cressy (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina), the workshop taught participants how to recognize and respond to an overdose. Queen West Central Toronto Community Health Centre led the technical aspects of the training and explained how Naloxone counter-acts the effects of opioids. Bar and restaurant owners also received overdose response kits.

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CHATTER (MARCH 2017): Decade rooms, formal gala, and talent shows to mark Harbord Collegiate’s 125th anniversary

March 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (MARCH 2017): Decade rooms, formal gala, and talent shows to mark Harbord Collegiate’s 125th anniversary

Harbord Collegiate Institute is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a weekend of events for neighbours, students, and alumni April 28 to 30. On April 28, the school will host an open house featuring a museum and decade rooms. The creative-arts team will stage a variety of music and talent shows, while the Athletic Association will run a few games. The formal reunion gala will be held at the Parkview Manor on April 29, while individual class reunions will run on April 30. For further information, please visit www.harbordclub.com.

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CHATTER (MARCH 2017): Nominate a community builder

March 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (MARCH 2017): Nominate a community builder

The Annex Residents’ Association is launching a new award to recognize the efforts of a resident who contributed to making the community a better place. The Community Builder of the Year award will be given to a person living in the Annex who has made a significant contribution in improving heritage, education, development, or social justice in the area. Nominations are being accepted up until April 23. The prize recipient, along with all of the nominees, will be announced on April 27 during the association’s annual general meeting at Friends’ House. Nominate a candidate by emailing secretary@theara.org with the name and address of the person you are nominating, and your reason for nominating them. Please also include your own name and address.

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NEWS (MARCH 2017): Westbank presents latest proposal

March 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (MARCH 2017): Westbank presents latest proposal

Community, city closer to approving Mirvish Village development

PHOTO COURTESY WESTBANK PROJECTS CORP.

By Geremy Bordonaro

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ON OUR COVER (FEBRUARY 2017): Fifty years of amateur opera

March 5th, 2017 · Comments Off on ON OUR COVER (FEBRUARY 2017): Fifty years of amateur opera

PHOTO COURTESY NICHOLAS WONG/TORONTO CITY OPERA: The Toronto City Opera, now in its 50th season, performs A Merry Widow by Franz Lehár at the Bickford Centre (777 Bloor St. W.). This season’s performances also include a staging of Carmen by Georges Bizet.

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ARTS: Drink L’Elixir d’Amore on Bloor (February 2016)

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NEWS (FEBRUARY 2017): One last hurrah

March 5th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (FEBRUARY 2017): One last hurrah

Toronto for Everyone celebrates Honest Ed’s

By Geremy Bordonaro

For 68 years, Honest Ed’s welcomed all those who came to its doors. While the store made its last sale on the final day of 2016, it will play host to a grand wake before it closes its doors one last time. And organizers hope the celebration will be a tribute to the spirit of inclusivity that they say was a hallmark of the discount emporium.

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NEWS (FEBRUARY 2017): Building a stronger relationship

March 5th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (FEBRUARY 2017): Building a stronger relationship

U of T receives final report recommending response to TRC

By Clarrie Feinstein

The Steering Committee for the University of Toronto Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada has answered a call to action. On Dec. 31, 2016, it released Wecheehetowin, a final report on how the university should respond to the dozens of educational reforms recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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