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FORUM (DECEMBER 2016): Seeing our neighbourhood through new eyes

December 20th, 2016 · Comments Off on FORUM (DECEMBER 2016): Seeing our neighbourhood through new eyes

Travels with daughter enable fresh look at community

By Mike Layton

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FORUM (DECEMBER 2016): How our politicians celebrate the holidays

December 20th, 2016 · Comments Off on FORUM (DECEMBER 2016): How our politicians celebrate the holidays

Favourites include carol singing, winter solstice

We asked our local representatives how they spend the holidays. Councillors Joe Cressy (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina) and Mike Layton (Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina), Toronto District School Board Trustee Ausma Malik (Ward 10, Trinity-Spadina), and our MPP Han Dong (Trinity-Spadina) shared their favourite traditions, their proudest achievement of the year, and what they are looking forward to working on in 2017. Also, the book they’re looking forward to reading in 2017! Answers compiled by Noelle Defour.

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YEAR IN REVIEW (DECEMBER 2016): A focus on livability, grindertude

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Year in review reflects community initiatives

By Annemarie Brissenden

Little did we know last year that our annual holiday cover — a reproduction of a painting by Lawren Harris — would be quite so appropriate for 2016. Harris enjoyed a renaissance this year as the subject of both an Art Gallery of Ontario exhibition curated by Steve Martin and a documentary by White Pine Pictures.

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ARTS (DECEMBER 2016): HMS Terror found on greeting cards

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Thomas Fisher Rare Books a treasure trove unto itself

PHOTO COURTESY U OF T THOMAS FISHER RARE BOOK LIBRARY: “Arctic Amusements” by Owen Stanley depicts the ship’s crew passing the time while stuck in sea ice in 1836-7.

By Annemarie Brissenden

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GREENINGS (DECEMBER 2016): A green, meaningful Christmas

December 20th, 2016 · Comments Off on GREENINGS (DECEMBER 2016): A green, meaningful Christmas

Five alternatives to store-bought gifts

By Terri Chu

When I was a child, Christmas was a magical time. But as I grew older and became more environmentally aware, the holiday quickly became one of my least favourite times of year. Now I can’t even step into a mall during the holidays: just the mere sight of so many useless gifts meant as a token, ultimately destined for the landfill, makes me grieve for the planet.

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LIFE (DECEMBER 2016): Ontario travel vaccines made easy

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PHOTO BY NOELLE DEFOUR/GLEANER NEWS

Pharmacists will be able to administer 13 common travel vaccines starting Dec. 15 announced Dr. Eric Hoskins, Ontario’s minister of health and long-term care, at Snowdon Pharmacy on Dec. 1.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES (DECEMBER 2016): The importance of independent pharmacies

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In this latest piece from our archives, we reprint a story from our May 2010 edition on Snowdon Pharmacy. We thought it would make an interesting companion piece as it illustrates just how much independent pharmacies do for our community, something that we, as an independent newspaper, know a little something about.

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ON THE COVER (NOVEMBER 2016): Cycling in the city

November 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (NOVEMBER 2016): Cycling in the city

PHOTO BY R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS: Christie Pits saw cyclists of all ages and skill levels take on a variety of challenging cross-country bike courses on Oct. 29. Cyclocross Toronto organized the citywide event to promote cycling in parks and other public spaces.

PHOTO BY R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS: Christie Pits saw cyclists of all ages and skill levels take on a variety of challenging cross-country bike courses on Oct. 29. Cyclocross Toronto organized the citywide event to promote cycling in parks and other public spaces.

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NEWS (NOVEMBER 2016): OMB opened

November 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS (NOVEMBER 2016): OMB opened

Residents glimpse settlement offer

By Brian Burchell

In an effort to bring transparency to the Ontario Municipal Board’s (OMB) mediation process, Joe Cressy (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina) took the unusual step of bringing a developer’s confidential settlement offer to the community for comment before that offer is voted on by Toronto City Council.

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NEWS (NOVEMBER 2016): A legacy of city building

November 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS (NOVEMBER 2016): A legacy of city building

One Spadina Crescent integrates new into old

PHOTO BY NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS: Architect Nader Tehrani (above) wanted to emphasize interconnectedness within and without in One Spadina. It was a challenge, he said, to “design a building whose main audience are designers of urban landscape”.

PHOTO BY NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS: Architect Nader Tehrani (above) wanted to emphasize interconnectedness within and without in One Spadina. It was a challenge, he said, to “design a building whose main audience are designers of urban landscape”.

By Annemarie Brissenden

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