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Construction halted at Central Tech

February 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

Student athletes launch online petition

By Marielle Torrefranca

In the latest of a saga of hurdles, construction of Central Technical School’s $7-million sports facility has been stopped until further notice, said Razor Management Inc. (RMI).

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Sprott House opens new home for LGBTQ2S youth

February 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

Specialized facility meets urgent need

YMCA Sprott House provides transitional housing for 25 LGBTQ2S youth. CORRINA KING/GLEANER?NEWS

YMCA Sprott House provides transitional housing for 25 LGBTQ2S youth.
CORRINA KING/GLEANER?NEWS

By Summer Reid

Homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and two-spirited (LGBTQ2S) youth finally have a place to sleep without intimidation and harassment.

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FORUM: Province tables sexual assault act

February 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

Legislation aimed at being more responsive to survivors

By Han Dong

Recently, the Select Committee on Sexual Violence and Harassment submitted its final report to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. I am privileged to have been a member of this all-party, non-partisan committee of the Legislature. The recommendations that came out of this committee were developed through the testimonies of those who came forward with personal stories and firsthand experiences. These will help establish a foundation for future action.

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EDITORIAL: Ship to wreck

February 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

Razor Management Inc., which operates the existing athletic facility at Monarch Park Collegiate Institute and is installing a similar field at Central Technical School, announced this month that it had received an unexpected retroactive municipal tax bill of $505,000 relating to the Monarch Park facility. It has also been informed that it will face similar levies at Central Tech once that field is up and running.

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Operating budget $67 million short

February 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

Cancelled car tax could have made up difference for Toronto

By Annemarie Brissenden

The City of Toronto’s proposed tax-supported operating budget for 2016 rings in at just over $10 billion, but what’s remarkable is what it doesn’t include.

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How nice! How to meet your quota!

February 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

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U of T art museums unite under new name

February 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

Two of the University of Toronto’s distinguished art galleries have merged to create one of the largest university-based art museums in the country. The Art Museum at the University of Toronto — previously the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and the University of Toronto Art Centre — is also the second-largest museum-standard visual art museum and collection in the city, and will continue to occupy two close physical spaces at Hart House and University College. Sarah Robayo Sheridan has curated the art museum’s inaugural exhibition Showroom, which will showcase a diverse range of work from 48 artists all portraying the influence of lifestyle marketing on the cityscape.

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City seeking street greening opportunities

February 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

Harbord Village plan targets laneways, parkettes

In-ground pinchpoint planters, like the one on Robert Street shown above, act as a curb extension, provide an immovable barrier that discourages drivers from making illegal manoeuvres, and are not subject to the graffiti found on their above-ground counterparts.  COURTESY?SUSAN DEXTER

In-ground pinchpoint planters, like the one on Robert Street shown above, act as a curb extension, provide an immovable barrier that discourages drivers from making illegal manoeuvres, and are not subject to the graffiti found on their above-ground counterparts. 
COURTESY SUSAN DEXTER

By Marielle Torrefranca

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Celebrate Black History in the Annex

February 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

Book launches, dance festivals, and fashion mark month

#FNLROM returns Feb. 5 with Encore: One Love, a celebration of Bob Marley. The evening includes music, great food, and an art exhibition. Courtesy ElectriCITY?Events

#FNLROM returns Feb. 5 with Encore: One Love, a celebration of Bob Marley. The evening includes music, great food, and an art exhibition.
Courtesy ElectriCITY Events

By Dilara Kurtaran

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Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir is set to hit a milestone when it completes its cycle of Beethoven symphonies by recording Beethoven’s 9th next month during its Feb. 4 to 7 concert series at Koerner Hall. The period instrument orchestra will launch a crowd-funding campaign Jan. 20 to raise funds to pay for the recording. Please visit www.tafelmusik.org for more information. Courtesy Royal Conservatory of Music

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir is set to hit a milestone when it completes its cycle of Beethoven symphonies by recording Beethoven’s 9th next month during its Feb. 4 to 7 concert series at Koerner Hall. The period instrument orchestra will launch a crowd-funding campaign Jan. 20 to raise funds to pay for the recording. Please visit www.tafelmusik.org for more information. Courtesy Royal Conservatory of Music

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