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EDITORIAL: Ford flailing as COVID numbers spike (Nov. 2020)

December 4th, 2020 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Ford flailing as COVID numbers spike (Nov. 2020)

Ontario’s Auditor General (AG) Bonnie Lysyk recently released a report sharply criticizing the province’s COVID-19 response. The report details a litany of failures by the government and its approach to dealing with the crisis. While some see her timing as unhelpful, to be critical as the proverbial ship is sinking, others see an opportunity to right the boat. 

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FORUM: City budget a real challenge but we can work together (Nov. 2020)

December 4th, 2020 · Comments Off on FORUM: City budget a real challenge but we can work together (Nov. 2020)

Impact on homeless is most acute

By Mike Layton

Winter is fast approaching, and with COVID-19 cases on the rise, we must prepare for how to support residents and small businesses through the next couple of months.

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FORUM: How will Doug Ford’s 2020 budget impact us? (Nov. 2020)

December 4th, 2020 · Comments Off on FORUM: How will Doug Ford’s 2020 budget impact us? (Nov. 2020)

The government’s Scrooge-like plan is not what we need

By Jessica Bell

It’s easy to make bold and lofty promises at a press conference, but a budget reveals a government’s true priorities. 

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FOCUS: Park set for eco-restoration (Nov. 2020)

December 4th, 2020 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Park set for eco-restoration (Nov. 2020)

A team of Indigenous workers are bringing Paul Martel Park back to life

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. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

By Tanya Ielyseieva

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ON THE COVER: Fairy Doors in Seaton Village (Oct. 2020)

November 2nd, 2020 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Fairy Doors in Seaton Village (Oct. 2020)

Fairy doors have mysteriously appeared in Seaton Village, adding a certain enchantment to the neighbourhood. Want to follow the trail of these mystical residents? Be sure to consult Shana Tilbrook’s map, which locates the doors and can be found on the Seaton Village and Annex Toronto Facebook groups. There will be more information about why the fairies have settled in the village in our next issue. MARY AN/GLEANER NEWS

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SPONSORED: Kimpton Saint George

November 2nd, 2020 · Comments Off on SPONSORED: Kimpton Saint George

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NEWS: Parking versus housing (Oct. 2020)

November 2nd, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: Parking versus housing (Oct. 2020)

Kensington Market considers a change

By Mary An

Priorities are shifting in Kensington Market, according to a recent motion adopted by Toronto City Council that declares the parking lot at 25 Bellevue Ave. a surplus location that could be used to build affordable housing. 

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NEWS: COVID-19 at 7-Eleven? (Oct. 2020)

November 2nd, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: COVID-19 at 7-Eleven? (Oct. 2020)

Store closes but not coming clean as to why

7-Eleven (334 Bloor St. W.) unexpectedly closed its store at Spadina Rd. and Bloor St. for cleaning. The reasons behind the closure are unknown. NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS

By Mary An

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FOCUS: Push for bike safety continues (Oct. 2020)

November 2nd, 2020 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Push for bike safety continues (Oct. 2020)

Bells on Bloor asks for enforcement of bike lane rules

Over a six week period, the Gleaner photographed active daytime deliveries along Bloor St. West in order to give a snapshot of which companies respect the bike lanes and which don’t. Most do. Some Sysco truck drivers obey bike lane rules, while others do not. Brinks trucks must deliver via the front door of their customers, and seem to actively ignore the rules while doing so.

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NEWS: Midblock fire station on Howland Avenue gets a facelift (Oct. 2020)

November 2nd, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: Midblock fire station on Howland Avenue gets a facelift (Oct. 2020)

Fire Station 23 once housed steamed-powered, horse-drawn pumpers

“Steamers” refer to the horse-drawn carriages that used water to fight fire in the 1800s. Station 23 (as it was then known) housed this equipment until they were replaced by gasoline-powered fire trucks. While the steamers were used in parades, there is no evidence that they were actually used locally in fire emergencies. COURTESY CITY OF TORONTO ARCHIVES

By Mary An

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