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NEW IN BUSINESS: Get your fix of dumplings and wontons (Dec. 2020)

December 21st, 2020 · Comments Off on NEW IN BUSINESS: Get your fix of dumplings and wontons (Dec. 2020)

Brave entrepreneurs open a restaurant during COVID

Serine Shi amd Nigel Schwartz, seen here in front of their College Street location, have opened a new spot on Bloor Street just west of Spadina Road. The couple have enjoyed much success despite COVID-19 restrictions. MARY AN/GLEANER NEWS

By Mary An

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FOCUS: Pivoting from the pulpit with new technology (Dec. 2020)

December 21st, 2020 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Pivoting from the pulpit with new technology (Dec. 2020)

Churches and synagogues ready for on-line services

By Mary An

Nine months into the global pandemic, religious communities have shifted their pulpits onto digital platforms. With Christmas coming, churches seem to be taking the social isolation mandates that limit their ability to connect physically with congregants in stride, while enjoying expanded audiences and in some cases, even surprisingly  intimate connections.

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ARTS: Keep. Craving. Culture. (Dec. 2020)

December 21st, 2020 · Comments Off on ARTS: Keep. Craving. Culture. (Dec. 2020)

Many ways to engage 

By Meribeth Deen

Welcome to December, month ten (give or take, depending on what date you track back to) of life in a global pandemic. Understandably, you might be struggling to conjure holiday feelings this month. Let’s remember, however, that it is “always darkest before the dawn,” and that on December 22, the days start getting longer. So let’s find out what the institutions associated with the Bloor St. Culture Corridor have in store.

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ON THE COVER: Renewing Martel’s vision (Nov. 2020)

December 4th, 2020 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Renewing Martel’s vision (Nov. 2020)

Paul Richard (left) and Joseph Sagaj, part of a team of Indigenous gardeners, have been working tirelessly to bring Paul Martel Park (located on Madison Avenue, north of Bloor Street) back to its original vision. Click here to read more. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: Park set for improvements (Nov. 2020)

December 4th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: Park set for improvements (Nov. 2020)

Joseph Burr Tyrrell Park named after dinosaur hunter

A plaque memorializes the long time Walmer Road resident. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

By Tanya Ielyseieva

A plan to redo Joseph Burr Tyrrell Park (Dalton Road and Bloor St. West) is set to be completed by the end of next year, with construction scheduled to begin next summer. 

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NEWS: Neighbours oppose demolition plans (Nov. 2020)

December 4th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: Neighbours oppose demolition plans (Nov. 2020)

Heritage building holds monumental significance

Residents hope heritage designation saves 661 Huron St. MARY AN/GLEANER NEWS

By Tanya Ielyseieva

Annex neighbours are fighting to stop the demolition of the properties at 661 and 663-665 Huron Street.

The plan to replace the single-family homes would see the construction of a four-storey apartment building with 48 residential units.

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CHATTER: Community groups push pedestrian safety on Avenue Road (Nov. 2020)

December 4th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Community groups push pedestrian safety on Avenue Road (Nov. 2020)

Narrow sidewalks plague pedestrians on Avenue Road. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

According to the City of Toronto, over 60,000 cars, on average, are caught driving  over the speed limit on Avenue Road every week. The sidewalks between Bloor Street West to St. Clair Avenue West do not meet the accessibility standards requiring a minimum width of 152.5 cm, and local groups want improvements to start immediately. With the support of councillors Mike Layton and Josh Matlow, they have requested the launch of a Pedestrian Safety Improvement Pilot Project that would replace a lane on both sides of the road with a temporary barrier.

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CHATTER: 3-alarm blaze in Kensington (Nov. 2020)

December 4th, 2020 · Comments Off on CHATTER: 3-alarm blaze in Kensington (Nov. 2020)

A three alarm blaze summoned twenty fire trucks to Kensington Market’s Latin American Products located at 243 Augusta Ave. Though there were no injuries as a result of the Oct. 17 fire, there was “significant” property damage. ARLYN MCADOREY/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: Fairy doors “magically appear” (Nov. 2020)

December 4th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: Fairy doors “magically appear” (Nov. 2020)

Though their origin is a mystery, they are being mapped

Martha Davis and Daniel Levine created fairies to go along with the doors as a way to help contribute and keep the community spirit up in Seaton Village. Who built the doors remains a mystery. MARY AN/GLEANER NEWS

By Mary An 

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Nov. 2020)

December 4th, 2020 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Nov. 2020)

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