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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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FROM THE ARCHIVES: A time of loss, horror and excitement

March 5th, 2017 · Comments Off on FROM THE ARCHIVES: A time of loss, horror and excitement

Three Annex veterans recall war service

By Annemarie Brissenden

Georgette Caldwell remembers the exact moment she decided to join the Women’s Royal Naval Service. It came after the first firebombing of London. Walking along the churchyard of St. Paul’s Cathedral, “you could smell the wood burning, and the cobblestones underneath my feet were still steaming.”

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ARTS (FEBRUARY 2017): Celebrate love and family

March 5th, 2017 · Comments Off on ARTS (FEBRUARY 2017): Celebrate love and family

A wealth of activities for kids of all ages

By Heather Kelly

February is a month of celebrating love and making time with family members.

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NEWS (JANUARY 2017): Laneway living

January 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (JANUARY 2017): Laneway living

Should infill take precedence over upward building?

By Brian Burchell

With affordable housing at a premium in Toronto, two councillors are proposing to open up the city’s 2,400 laneways to infill development.

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NEWS (DECEMBER 2016): Infill versus open space at 666

December 20th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS (DECEMBER 2016): Infill versus open space at 666

Residents decry loss of green space and heritage impacts

PHOTO BY BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANE NEWS: Uno Prii designed 666 Spadina Ave., which is listed on the city’s inventory of Heritage Properties. The property owner wants to add an 11-storey building and eight stacked townhouses on the site.

By Brian Burchell

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