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October 25th, 2014 · No Comments

Ashley James Thomas of The Art House Gallery, 594 Markham St. participated in the The Mirvish Village Sidewalk Sale on Markham Street Saturday & Sunday, September 20-21 with, among others, this painting of the Bloor Street Viaduct. COURTESY LAURA BURNHAM, MIRVISH VILLAGE BIA

Ashley James Thomas of The Art House Gallery, 594 Markham St. participated in the The Mirvish Village
Sidewalk Sale on Markham Street Saturday & Sunday, September 20-21 with, among others, this painting
of the Bloor Street Viaduct.
COURTESY LAURA BURNHAM, MIRVISH VILLAGE BIA

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October 25th, 2014 · No Comments

Students from 201 Toronto Catholic District School Board schools contributed to Project Reach, a collaborative installation on display at Brennan Hall (81 St. Mary St.) as part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. Each school made a “box of charity” to show their view on the meaning of charity. The hands symbolize people’s ability to reach out and change the world around them. More Nuit Blanche photos on page 6. NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS

Students from 201 Toronto Catholic District School Board schools contributed to Project Reach, a collaborative
installation on display at Brennan Hall (81 St. Mary St.) as part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. Each
school made a “box of charity” to show their view on the meaning of charity. The hands symbolize people’s
ability to reach out and change the world around them.
NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS

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We can curb waste with district energy systems

October 25th, 2014 · No Comments

Energy efficiency is the lowest hanging fruit on the environmental front

 By Terri Chu

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Wines less travelled worth the walk

October 25th, 2014 · No Comments

New Gleaner wine expert shares some local secrets

By Jason Nykor

This week I had the opportunity to sit with Pierre LeBoudec, assistant general manager at the University of Toronto’s Faculty Club. He is a Breton now living in Canada who never misses the chance to extol the virtues of French wines.

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School board appeals ruling and loses, again

October 25th, 2014 · No Comments

Central Tech students rally along Bloor street on October 12 calling for action to get their playing field back in action. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

Central Tech students rally along Bloor street on October 12 calling for
action to get their playing field back in action.
BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

Question of city authority to rule on application hung in balance

By Brian Burchell

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It’s time to build our city again

October 25th, 2014 · No Comments

Ex-candidate for federal seat eyes city seat

By Joe Cressy

Toronto is a great city. Survey after survey ranks Toronto amongst the top cities in the world.  And we have much to be proud of: unique and engaged neighbourhoods; a diverse population; financial and innovation hubs; a thriving arts and cultural industry; and green spaces that rival those anywhere in the world.

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Avoid rope-a-dopers

October 25th, 2014 · No Comments

A seven-point checklist for councillor selection

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A very Canadian solution

October 25th, 2014 · No Comments

This canoe at Christie Pits Park serves as a planter for milkweed, essential for the survival of monarch butterflies. It is also a source of nectar for bees and other pollinators.

This canoe at Christie Pits Park serves as a planter for milkweed, essential for the survival of monarch butterflies. It is also a source of nectar for bees and other pollinators. COURTESY JODE ROBERTS, DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION

COURTESY JODE ROBERTS, DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION

 

Tired canoes re-purposed as pollinator point

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Bad Boys to take Sonic Boom space

October 25th, 2014 · No Comments

When the Sonic Boom record store moves out this October, a Bad Boys Superstore will move in. The 12,000-square-foot space is located on the corner of Bathurst and Bloor and is part of the Honest Ed’s building complex. The plan was announced on July 20 during Honest Ed’s 66th anniversary celebration; David Mirvish presided at the event, which featured free T-shirt giveaways, free lunch, and a family magic show. Mirvish said he was “proud to reveal the partnership with Blayne and Mel Lastman of Bad Boys.” Like Honest Ed’s, Bad Boys will offer discount prices on its merchandise. “We thought putting [both stores] side by side would be a great shopping experience,” Mirvish said. “Bad Boys intends to continue for many many years.” Honest Ed’s will still be closing its doors on Dec. 31, 2016. “I didn’t want to say good-bye in two weeks the way retail stores usually do, so we’ve taken three years to say good-bye and we have a long life here still,” Mirvish said. The Honest Ed’s site is slated for redevelopment by Westbank Properties of Vancouver. Head of advertising at Honest Ed’s, Franca Longobardi, is pleased with the partnership and the turnout at the celebration. Every year is full of familiar faces and new customers of Honest Ed’s. “I think it’s exciting, I’ve been here such a long time and it hurts me that we have to leave one day, and the fact that Bad Boys is coming in is giving me hope that I’m going to be around for a couple more years,” Longobardi said. Blayne Lastman of Bad Boys says this partnership is worthwhile. “With the Honest Ed’s name and the Bad Boys name, finally after 60 years in the making it was a great deal.” The Annex can look forward to discount prices on brand name furniture, electronics, and appliances until Dec. 31, 2016.

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Popular staffer takes the torch, temporarily

October 25th, 2014 · No Comments

Trinity-Spadina (Ward 20) welcomed new city councillor Ceta Ramkhalawansingh this past July.

Long-serving city councillor Adam Vaughan resigned this spring for a successful run in a federal by-election in Trinity-Spadina. He is now the new member of parliament for the riding. Ramkhalawansingh was appointed by city council on an interim basis until the municipal election this fall.

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