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EDITORIAL CARTOON (JULY 2016): Planning!

July 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON (JULY 2016): Planning!

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FOCUS ON EDUCATION (JULY 2016): Student project to help shape curriculum on mental health

July 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on FOCUS ON EDUCATION (JULY 2016): Student project to help shape curriculum on mental health

Warrior Within driven by students, staff, and mentors

By Marielle Torrefranca

A student-driven short film project is being used to inspire a school curriculum regarding positive mental health for youth.

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ARTS (JULY 2016): Making her mark

July 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on ARTS (JULY 2016): Making her mark

Critically acclaimed Maureen Judge discusses early beginnings to her most recent film

PHOTO BY NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS: Maureen Judge followed five well-educated recent graduates who are unable to find employment or paid internships for her most recent documentary, My Millennial Life.

PHOTO BY NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS: Maureen Judge followed five well-educated recent graduates who are unable to find employment or paid internships for her most recent documentary, My Millennial Life.

By Clarrie Feinstein

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FORUM (JULY 2016): Building a livable city

July 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on FORUM (JULY 2016): Building a livable city

Green spaces are critical to sustainability

By Joe Cressy

What makes a livable community? As we continue to see growth across our downtown neighbourhoods, we must focus on building livable communities, not just adding density. We must build vibrant neighbourhoods, and to be vibrant, neighbourhoods need community spaces, cultural spaces, and, critically, green spaces.

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SPORTS (JULY 2016): Christie comebacks and walk-offs

July 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on SPORTS (JULY 2016): Christie comebacks and walk-offs

White adds a new chapter to Leafs baseball lore

PHOTO BY R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS: Ryan White takes a turn at the plate during recent baseball action at Christie Pits. White’s home run in the bottom of the ninth sealed a 13-10 comeback victory for the Toronto Maple Leafs over the Burlington Bandits on June 8.

PHOTO BY R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS: Ryan White takes a turn at the plate during recent baseball action at Christie Pits. White’s home run in the bottom of the ninth sealed a 13-10 comeback victory for the Toronto Maple Leafs over the Burlington Bandits on June 8.

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GREENINGS (JULY 2016): The school of the future

July 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on GREENINGS (JULY 2016): The school of the future

A model for learning and sustainability

By Terri Chu

Two months ago, the province and the Toronto Catholic District School Board announced plans to build a new school on the site of St. Raymond Catholic School, which abuts Christie Pits. As a new parent, I’m very excited by the prospect of a new school in the neighbourhood, as well as for the opportunities presented by greenfield project (a development that is not limited by existing infrastructure or buildings), a rarity in this city.

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ON THE COVER (JUNE 2016): PATROLLING THE PARK

June 15th, 2016 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (JUNE 2016): PATROLLING THE PARK

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PHOTO BY R.S. KONJEK: Jon Waltenbury patrols the outfield at Christie Pits during the Toronto Maple Leafs’ game against the Brantford Red Sox on May 22. Waltenbury’s three-run homer put the Leafs ahead for good, and ensured an 8-6 victory. R. S. Konjek summarizes a month of Maple Leafs in his baseball column.

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Green sanctuaries in the heart of the city

June 15th, 2016 · Comments Off on Green sanctuaries in the heart of the city

Annual parks survey returns

Upkeep, or lack thereof, marks the return of our popular Grading our Greenspace feature. Published in two parts, we visit parks in our coverage area and review them based on cleanliness, amenities, and atmosphere. Our round-up reflects a mixed bag: some parks continued to be great, while others seem to have dipped further into mediocrity. Unkempt parks, with uncut grass, poorly maintained amenities, and dying flowerbeds, are a major complaint among park users, something that shouldn’t be difficult to address. With greenspace at a premium in our neighbourhoods, our parks have become more important than ever. What our reviews demonstrate is that parks, when well maintained, are thriving community hubs. We’ll publish our second part in the July edition and look forward to your comments, whether they be on parks or on our reviews. All reviews and photography were done by Geremy Bordonaro and Emily Rea.

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NEWS (JUNE 2016): New landscaping for Lennox Street

June 14th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS (JUNE 2016): New landscaping for Lennox Street

Concerns raised about lack of consultation for Central Tech space

PHOTO COURTESY RON BERNASCH/JSW+ ASSOCIATES: The landscape architect overseeing the enhancements said the aim is to emulate a university campus.

PHOTO COURTESY RON BERNASCH/JSW+ ASSOCIATES: The landscape architect overseeing the enhancements said the aim is to emulate a university campus.

By Geremy Bordonaro

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NEWS (JUNE 2016): Westbank submits revised application

June 14th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS (JUNE 2016): Westbank submits revised application

Community meeting scheduled for June 13

PHOTO COURTESY?WESTBANK?PROJECTS CORP./Henriquez Partners Architects: A new on-site park is part of Westbank’s revised rezoning application. Still at the conceptual stage, it will include a dog run, water feature, and urban agriculture.

PHOTO COURTESY WESTBANK PROJECTS CORP./Henriquez Partners Architects: A new on-site park is part of Westbank’s revised rezoning application. Still at the conceptual stage, it will include a dog run, water feature, and urban agriculture.

By Annemarie Brissenden

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