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Nuts and bolts with a comic thread

February 15th, 2015 · Comments Off

Funny business going on at Wiener’s Home Hardware

Howard Pressburger, a familiar face at Wiener's Home Hardware, on Bloor Street, dispenses daily doses of fix-it yourself advice and is all the while quietly contemplating a comedic plot. Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

Howard Pressburger, a familiar face at Wiener’s Home Hardware, on Bloor Street, dispenses daily doses of fix-it yourself advice and is all the while quietly contemplating a comedic plot. photo Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

By Nicola Kivell

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Cities can do more than fix potholes

February 15th, 2015 · Comments Off

City should emulate Guelph and Chicago

By Terri Chu

Coming off an election campaign, I was often asked why I decided to run for city council. When members of Adam Vaughan’s old campaign team asked me to put my name forward, I had to think long and hard about putting life on hold in the name of public service.

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First Narayever marks 100

February 15th, 2015 · Comments Off

 

    Designed by congregant Dianne Saxe and embroidered by Israeli-Canadian artist Tova Raz, the synagogue’s ark curtain draws on traditional symbols of Jewish life to emphasize the high value the congregation places on gender egalitarianism. The Book of Psalms inspires the central imagery, in which a tree planted by flowing water symbolizes how a Torah-centred life gives a pious Jew the strength to flourish. In the curtain, the intertwining trunks of the tree represent the interwoven male and female aspects of the congregation.

Designed by congregant Dianne Saxe and embroidered by Israeli-Canadian artist Tova Raz, the synagogue’s ark curtain draws on traditional symbols of Jewish life to emphasize the high value the congregation places on gender egalitarianism. The Book of Psalms inspires the central imagery, in which a tree planted by flowing water symbolizes how a Torah-centred life gives a pious Jew the strength to flourish. In the curtain, the intertwining trunks of the tree represent the interwoven male and female aspects of the congregation.

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Build improvements all agree on

February 15th, 2015 · Comments Off

Re-elected in a landslide victory, Layton pushes transit file

By Mike Layton

There is no silver bullet to Toronto’s transit woes.  Almost as rare is finding a transit plan that all Torontonians can agree with.

But though seldom as it is, it does happen on occasion.

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Mobs don’t rule, nor do pawns

February 15th, 2015 · Comments Off

It’s sad to see the students of Central Tech used as pawns to advance a singular solution to the problem of the school’s playing field. It’s a complicated issue and the students are being fed an easy-to-swallow pill about who is to blame for the state of their field.

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Residence casts long shadow

February 15th, 2015 · Comments Off

University still to deliver updated proposal for Spadina-Sussex development following neighbourhood outcry

The northwest corner of Sussex and Spadina avenues is the site of a pending development of a student residence. Brian Burchell – Gleaner News

By Annemarie Brissenden

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February 15th, 2015 · Comments Off

On Nov. 16, the Santa Claus parade came along Bloor Street. The Bloor Annex BIA reprised its popular kissing stations with mistletoe hanging from some of the BIA’s lights on the streets. Some were more lucky under the lights than others.

On Nov. 16, the Santa Claus parade came along Bloor Street. The Bloor Annex BIA reprised its popular kissing stations with mistletoe hanging from some of the BIA’s lights on the streets. Some were more lucky under the lights than others.

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Dome plan inches closer

February 15th, 2015 · Comments Off

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has signed a deal with a developer, Razor Management, which contemplates applying an artificial surface and winter dome over the Central Tech playing field. The current slate of school board trustees is at the end of their term of office. The newly elected trustees, together with the two city councillors for the area Mike Layton and Joe Cressy, wrote a letter urging the current board to hold off the decision since they felt that signing the deal was premature and was not a concept they supported.

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October 25th, 2014 · Comments Off

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 · Comments Off

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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