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FORUM (FALL 2017): Toronto — an artistic city

October 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on FORUM (FALL 2017): Toronto — an artistic city

Home to nearly 25,000 working artists

By Joe Cressy

Cities are more than bricks and mortar and places where people live. Great cities are vibrant and dynamic. And, great cities contribute to this by investing in arts and culture, not because they are a nice to have but because they make our cities livable.

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HISTORY (FALL 2017): Inspiring the spine

October 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on HISTORY (FALL 2017): Inspiring the spine

Heritage Toronto unveils Joseph Bloore plaque

PICTURE BY GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS: Approximately 100 people gathered at 117 Bloor St. E. on Aug. 31 to celebrate the unveiling of a plaque dedicated to Joseph Bloore. The plaque, located close to the site of Bloore’s home, includes a part of a previous one dedicated to the inspiration for Bloor Street and text by Heritage Toronto. It took more than seven years to create this new plaque, which may never have been unveiled if not for the passion and enthusiasm of local residents.

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ARTS (FALL 2017): Exhibitions, concerts, films, talks

October 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on ARTS (FALL 2017): Exhibitions, concerts, films, talks

Plus a spooktacular October weekend

PICTURE COURTESY BLOOR ST. CULTURAL CORRIDOR: The Toronto Jewish Film Society presents The Human Resources Manager on October 15. Adapted from a novel by A.B. Yehoshua, it tells the story of an HR manager who reluctantly takes home the body of a Romanian worker after she is killed in a suicide bombing in Israel.

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ARTS (FALL 2017): Swimming the English Channel

October 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on ARTS (FALL 2017): Swimming the English Channel

Former Gleaner writer publishes novel

Former Gleaner writer Gillian Best has published her debut novel.

The Last Wave (House of Anansi Press) tells the story of Martha, a woman who has swum the English Channel ten times. As she navigates complex relationships with husband, children, and close friends, the sea remains the one constant in Martha’s life.

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GREENINGS (FALL 2017): Reducing paper waste

October 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on GREENINGS (FALL 2017): Reducing paper waste

We need to plant more than we harvest

As we turn our attention to going back to school, it’s nice to reflect on the ways we can reduce the waste that we generate during the school year.

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ON THE COVER (AUGUST 2017): Setting up for a new season

September 13th, 2017 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (AUGUST 2017): Setting up for a new season

PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS: The University of Toronto’s Varsity Blues Football team practices drills and plays scrimmage games during an open practice on Aug. 17. The team welcomed community members to the morning event, which provided a glimpse of collegiate football and included and a meet-and-greet session with the athletes. The season starts on Sept. 4.

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NEWS (AUGUST 2017): Expanding the city’s cycling network

September 13th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (AUGUST 2017): Expanding the city’s cycling network

Study proposes to use laneways as bike lanes

By Geremy Bordonaro

Could Toronto’s network of laneways be integrated into the city’s cycling infrastructure? A recently launched study may answer that question.

Sponsored by the Laneway Project, Laneways as Bikeways explores whether laneways could be converted into bikes lanes.

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NEWS (AUGUST 2017): Palmerston goes green

September 13th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (AUGUST 2017): Palmerston goes green

Residents’ association follows model set by Harbord Village

By Emilie Jones

The Palmerston Area Residents’ Association (PARA) unveiled its plan to go green at a public meeting in early August. The association, which has been developing the plan with the office of Mike Layton (Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina), was looking for ideas and feedback from the neighbourhood.

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CHATTER (AUGUST 2017): Don Watterson dies at 71

September 13th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (AUGUST 2017): Don Watterson dies at 71

PHOTO BY GEREMY?BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS

The founder and owner of Bloor Street retailer Curbside Cycle died of an apparent heart attack on August 16. He was 71 years old.

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CHATTER (AUGUST 2017): New after-school club launches at Central Tech Stadium

September 13th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (AUGUST 2017): New after-school club launches at Central Tech Stadium

Central Tech Stadium is introducing a new after-school program. Open to children from schools within a 15 to 20 minute walk of the stadium, the CTS After School Club is a physical adventure program in which students will participate in sports at the stadium, activities in local parks, and excursions throughout the Annex. Participating children will be picked up from their school. The program, which begins in September, runs from the minute the school bell sounds until 6 p.m.

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