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CHATTER (FALL 2017): Dispensary search leads to 15 charged

October 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (FALL 2017): Dispensary search leads to 15 charged

The Toronto Police Service executed a search warrant at the Canna Clinic Dispensary in Kensington Market on September 11.

The police seized a large quantity of cannabis and cannabis-related substances including 169 kilograms of marijuana, 14.5 kilograms of marijuana oil, and 5 kilograms of a highly potent marijuana extract known as shatter. Approximately $14,000 in cash was seized along with the drugs.

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NEWS (AUGUST 2017): Expanding the city’s cycling network

September 13th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (AUGUST 2017): Expanding the city’s cycling network

Study proposes to use laneways as bike lanes

By Geremy Bordonaro

Could Toronto’s network of laneways be integrated into the city’s cycling infrastructure? A recently launched study may answer that question.

Sponsored by the Laneway Project, Laneways as Bikeways explores whether laneways could be converted into bikes lanes.

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NEWS (AUGUST 2017): Palmerston goes green

September 13th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (AUGUST 2017): Palmerston goes green

Residents’ association follows model set by Harbord Village

By Emilie Jones

The Palmerston Area Residents’ Association (PARA) unveiled its plan to go green at a public meeting in early August. The association, which has been developing the plan with the office of Mike Layton (Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina), was looking for ideas and feedback from the neighbourhood.

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CORRECTION (AUGUST 2017): A better historical view

September 13th, 2017 · Comments Off on CORRECTION (AUGUST 2017): A better historical view

Re: New vision for Bloor Street United (July 2017)

Kent Jackson, a member of the Bloor Street United Church congregation, noted that the archival photo we ran with this article did not match the cutline: “The church lost its steps and main entrance when it was truncated in 1927 to make way for the widening of Bloor Street West.”

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GRADING OUR GREENSPACE (AUGUST 2017): Parks on the fringe

September 13th, 2017 · Comments Off on GRADING OUR GREENSPACE (AUGUST 2017): Parks on the fringe

Some worth a look, others deserve a miss

In this, the final part of our 2017 annual review of parks, we consider parks that are on the fringe of our traditional coverage area, as well as those that are often overlooked. As you will discover, some are worth the extra distance, while others need work and can be missed.

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ON THE COVER (JULY 2017): HISTORICAL HOMERUN

August 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (JULY 2017): HISTORICAL HOMERUN

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF TORONTO ARCHIVES: Steve O’Neill scores a run for the International League Maple Leafs in 1929 at Maple Leaf Stadium, which was at the foot of Bathurst Street, south of Lake Shore Boulevard. The Torontos moved to Maple Leaf Stadium from Hanlan’s Point Stadium in 1926 and stayed there until 1967.

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CHATTER (JULY 2017): Public consultation begun on potential Airbnb regulation

August 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (JULY 2017): Public consultation begun on potential Airbnb regulation

As the city struggles with a shortage of affordable rental housing, Toronto City Council’s executive committee has opened up a draft plan to register and license short-term rentals typically offered through Airbnb to public consultation.

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SPORTS (JUNE 2017): Weather permitting

June 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on SPORTS (JUNE 2017): Weather permitting

PHOTO BY R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS: Johnathan Solazzo (right) is greeted at home plate by his teammates after blasting a grand slam for the Toronto Maple Leafs on June 7 at Christie Pits.

Hometown Leafs battle foes and forecasts as season gets under way

By R.S. Konjek

It was a rainy May.

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ARTS (APRIL 2017): Bloor St. Culture Corridor celebrates three years

April 10th, 2017 · Comments Off on ARTS (APRIL 2017): Bloor St. Culture Corridor celebrates three years

Enhancing Toronto’s vital arts and cultural sector

PHOTO COURTESY TORONTO REFERENCE LIBRARY: Vice and Virtue, running until April 30 at the Toronto Reference Library, examines moral reform in Toronto at the turn of the last century. When moral crusader William Holmes Howland was elected mayor in 1886, he introduced laws to curb drinking and vice. This exhibit presents articles, photos, and other media fueling the good and evil behind Toronto the Good.

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH (FEBRUARY 2017): A long history of activism

March 5th, 2017 · Comments Off on BLACK HISTORY MONTH (FEBRUARY 2017): A long history of activism

Grizzle tried to change system from within

By Paul Lawrie

FROM THE ARCHIVES: In honour of Black History Month, we reprint the following article, which was originally published in our February 2003 edition. Stanley G. Grizzle was one of “Blackhurst’s” many early heroes, and we profiled him twice in these pages. He was also featured in a November piece on local war veterans, which is available on our website. Stanley G. Grizzle, who lived to his 98th year, passed away last November, one day after Remembrance Day.

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