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NEWS: Bell wins ballot bunch (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: Bell wins ballot bunch (July 2018)

NDP scores more votes than all rivals combined

By Geremy Bordonaro

Jessica Bell of the New Democratic Party (NDP) is the first ever Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for the newly formed riding of University-Rosedale. The riding, which encompasses the northern half of what was once Trinity-Spadina, includes all of the Annex.

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CHATTER: Farmers’ market returns to Green P (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Farmers’ market returns to Green P (July 2018)

The Bloor-Borden farmers’ market returned for its 11th year on June 6.

Open every Wednesday until the middle of October, the market offers a little bit of everything to delight the tongue from berries to honey, vegetables, meat, bread, and even wine! All the fresh produce is direct from the farm to the city.

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CHATTER: REDress Project inspires local solidarity (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: REDress Project inspires local solidarity (July 2018)

Jaime Black’s REDress Project has inspired three churches along Bloor Street to show their solidarity with those seeking redress for Canada’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

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CHATTER: Church raising funds to preserve glass (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Church raising funds to preserve glass (July 2018)

The Church of Saint Stephen-in-the-Fields has launched a fundraising campaign to save its historic stained glass windows. One of Toronto’s oldest buildings, the Anglican church at 103 Bellevue Ave. in Kensington Market was built in 1858. The impressive stained glass windows date from 1878, and were built by one of the leading stained glass studios in Canada at the time.

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EDITORIAL: City staff ignore bike lanes (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: City staff ignore bike lanes (July 2018)

In “The Pothole”, the award-winning 150th episode Seinfeld, Cosmo Kramer adopts a one mile stretch of the Arthur Burghardt Expressway after running over an abandoned sewing machine. Kramer decides to make his newly adopted section of a highway a more luxurious experience for drivers by reducing four lanes to two extra-wide ones. What results — to great comedic effect — is mass confusion and chaos and, a lesson in how not to manage a highway.

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FORUM: Celebrate citizen activists (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on FORUM: Celebrate citizen activists (July 2018)

Residents’ associations cultivate neighbourhoods

By Mike Layton

At the Palmerston Area Residents’ Association (PARA) annual general meeting last month, I realized something. We are so lucky to have such informed, open, and dedicated neighbours. Often people, including the media, are critical of neighbourhood associations labelling them as NIMBY, meddling neighbours standing in the way of change favouring homeowners.

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GREENINGS: Results beg for electoral reform (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Results beg for electoral reform (July 2018)

Environment would benefit from a system that’s not a winner takes all

Big congratulations to Jessica Bell who is now representing us in University-Rosedale at Queen’s Park.

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GRADING OUR GREENSPACE: More attention to green spaces means parks are improving (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on GRADING OUR GREENSPACE: More attention to green spaces means parks are improving (July 2018)

Tall trees provide lots of shade for the University of Toronto faculty and students who often congregate at Bloor-Bedford Parkette. Easily accessible from St. George station or the parking lot behind the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, the park also features paved walkways and several benches. AHMED-ZAKI HAGAR/GLEANER NEWS

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SPORTS: Many hats, one goal for Topolie (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on SPORTS: Many hats, one goal for Topolie (July 2018)

Player-manager Damon Topolie hits one out during a game in Burlington May 2018.
R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS

An interview with Toronto Maple Leafs’ player-manager

A recent ESPN column declared that “parts of baseball are disappearing before our very eyes”.

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CHATTER: Cultural hub marks 10 years (March 2018)

March 22nd, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Cultural hub marks 10 years (March 2018)

The Stop’s Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday year round from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Artscape Wychwood Barns at St. Clair Avenue West and Christie Street. It’s one of many community activities at the cultural community hub, which opened in 2008 and includes 26 artist live/work studios, 15 artist work studios, and nine non-profit arts and environmental organizations. For more information on the Barns, please visit www.artscapewychwoodbarns.ca. COURTESY ARTSCAPE

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