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EDITORIAL: City staff ignore bike lanes (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · 1 Comment

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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EDITORIAL: A social contract is a precious thing (March 2018)

March 22nd, 2018 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: A social contract is a precious thing (March 2018)

In South Africa, Cape Town is about to run out of fresh water. Authorities predict that Day Zero — the last time water will flow from a domestic tap — will hit on July 9, 2018. Three years of drought resulting from climate change has brought a city of 4 million to the brink of crisis.

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ARTS: Beauty, through the eyes of a beast (Jan. 2018)

January 29th, 2018 · Comments Off on ARTS: Beauty, through the eyes of a beast (Jan. 2018)

The NAGs Players rehearse Beauty and the Beast, which opens February 1 at the Tranzac Stage. Written by Ben Crocker and adapted for the NAGs Players by Ginty Burns & Lina Minniti, this fun-filled family entertainment tells the story — through a poodle’s eyes — of a prince who falls in love with a beautiful girl and suffers the consequences of a glamorous witch’s jealousy. For more information, please visit www.nagsplayers.com. COURTESY NAGS PLAYERS

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CHATTER Deals disappear with December demolition!! (Dec. 2017)

December 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER Deals disappear with December demolition!! (Dec. 2017)

BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS Deals fell to the floor as the Honest Ed’s demolition continued with the dismantling of masonry, lumber, and steel. Originally divided by a city-owned alley called Honest Ed’s Way, the store’s sections were constructed very differently. Pictured here is the west annex, which was built on the houses that once stood there and featured crooked floors, because the houses were not built to the same elevations.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Dec. 2017)

December 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Dec. 2017)

 

More how nice!

EDITORIAL CARTOON How nice! (August 2017)

EDITORIAL CARTOON How nice! (JULY 2017)

EDITORIAL CARTOON: how nice! by blamb (June 2017)

EDITORIAL CARTOON: TCHC (May 2017)

EDITORIAL CARTOON: The Grand Tory (April 2017)

FORUM: Celebrating 20 years of cartoonist Brett Lamb (April 2017)

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