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FORUM: Meddling in municipal affairs (May 2019

May 28th, 2019 · Comments Off on FORUM: Meddling in municipal affairs (May 2019

Province’s intrusion will impact quality of life

By Michael Layton

Since the province decided to cut Council in half, there has been a clear trend of decision making that aims to marginalize the City of Toronto and its residents’ voices on many critical issues. The trend continued this month as the province revealed details of their plan to try and steal our subway, and made life-and-death decisions about addiction treatment.

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FORUM: Taking a stand against Ford’s cuts to education (May 2019)

May 28th, 2019 · Comments Off on FORUM: Taking a stand against Ford’s cuts to education (May 2019)

MPP decries slashing of school budgets province-wide

By Jessica Bell, MPP (University—Rosedale) 

Every child in Ontario deserves a quality public school education. 


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ARTS: Culture Corridor adds members (May 2019)

May 28th, 2019 · Comments Off on ARTS: Culture Corridor adds members (May 2019)

Women’s Art Association and Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library join

The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library is the newest member of the Bloor Street Cultural Corridor. Among their treasures is this decorative binding from the 1601 book Instructionis sacerdotum libri septem. It is covered with block-printed paper with an elaborate floral design, and is an example of the binding technique known as ‘drawn-on solid’. COURTESY THOMAS FISHER RARE BOOK LIBRARY

By Meribeth Deen


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GREENINGS: Plastic ban born of necessity (May 2019)

May 28th, 2019 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Plastic ban born of necessity (May 2019)

China done with being the world’s dumping ground

By Terri Chu

The Ontario government has announced it is mulling a ban on single-use plastics. As environmentalists rejoice at the small bone this gas guzzling loving government throws at us, we should all take a moment to thank China for this small miracle from the “red tape cutting” bandits. 


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HISTORY: Plaque planned for track star Sam Richardson (May 2019)

May 28th, 2019 · Comments Off on HISTORY: Plaque planned for track star Sam Richardson (May 2019)

CTS track star student attended Berlin Olympics on behalf of Canada

Sam Richardson passes the baton during the men’s 4×100 relay during the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. Like Jesse Owens, who became a friend, Richardson proudly represented his nation while facing the institutionalized racism of Nazi Germany. PHOTO COURTESY CENTRAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL ARCHIVES

By Nabahat Hussain


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ON THE COVER History delivered (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER History delivered (Spring 2019)

COURTESY CANADA POST


Canada Post recently issued a new stamp in honour of Canada’s first black postman, Albert Jackson. His route included Harbord Village. For a reprise of Gleaner coverage on Jackson see page 10 and for more on the stamp, please see page 2.

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NEWS: Huron-Washingon Parkette relocates while UTS expands (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: Huron-Washingon Parkette relocates while UTS expands (Spring 2019)

Concerns expressed about future of playspace

A rendering by architects Diamond Schmitt of the new east face of University of Toronto Schools on Huron St. south of Bloor St.
COURTESY SHANE GERALD, CITY OF TORONTO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CULTURE

By Ahmed Hagar


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NEWS: Ten Editions Bookstore calls it a day (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: Ten Editions Bookstore calls it a day (Spring 2019)

Heritage designation of building does not extend to its occupants

By Lena Sanz Tovar 

Ten Editions, a beloved book store at 698 Spadina Avenue, has officially closed after 35 years. The University of Toronto is set to begin its newest residence-building project at the site, and many community members are feeling bittersweet. 

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NEWS: BIA behind green plan (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: BIA behind green plan (Spring 2019)

BIA infrastructure improvements, parkettes construction to begin in 2019

By Meribeth Deen

Big changes are coming to Bloor Street: new sidewalks, new water-mains, new trees in the ground, and four new parkettes. At the recent Bloor-Annex Business Improvement Association AGM, BIA chair (and publisher of this newspaper) Brian Burchell told local business and property owners that, after years of planning, the City of Toronto is confident that the Bloor St. Greening Initiative will come to fruition in the coming year.

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CHATTER: Albert Jackson stamp issued (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · 1 Comment

Canada Post issued a stamp honouring Albert Jackson just in time for Black History month this year. Born a slave in Delaware in the 1850s, Jackson came to Canada as a toddler on the Underground Railway. He grew up in Toronto and won a position as a letter carrier in 1882. The other Canada Post employees refused to train him because of the colour of his skin, and the media fuelled a heated public debate about “the coloured postman”.

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