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CHATTER (MAY 2017): Central Tech dome down in flames

May 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (MAY 2017): Central Tech dome down in flames

PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS: A fire destroyed a large portion of the dome’s surface for the field at Central Technical School on May 15.

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CHATTER (AUGUST 2016): Dome on track

August 26th, 2016 · Comments Off on CHATTER (AUGUST 2016): Dome on track

After being shut for close to four years, the Central Technical School field is set to reopen in time for the start of the school year, said Matthew Raizenne, president and CEO of Razor Management Inc., which is installing and will operate a new field and athletic facility at the site.

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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: Central Tech field renewal back on track

May 13th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS: Central Tech field renewal back on track

By Brian Burchell

Intensive construction work has resumed on the athletic field at Central Technical School and it appears that the new artificial turf, track, and seasonal dome will be completed on schedule.

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CHATTER (April 2016): Annex Residents’ Association app tracks developments

April 7th, 2016 · Comments Off on CHATTER (April 2016): Annex Residents’ Association app tracks developments

The Annex Residents’ Association (ARA) has unveiled a new web application to track all the building developments in the areas on and north of Bloor Street.

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LETTERS: HVRA still on board for CTS plan

March 9th, 2016 · Comments Off on LETTERS: HVRA still on board for CTS plan

Past chair responds to February editorial

Re “Ship to wreck” (Editorial, February 2016): you claim that former opponents of the dome at Central Technical School continued to work actively against the construction of the dome even after they had signed on to the Minutes of Settlement. That settlement was the result of successful mediation at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) between Razor Management Inc., the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), and five other parties. You name the former opponents as the City of Toronto and the Harbord Village Residents’ Association (HVRA). It would appear that the trigger for the editorial was the news that Razor Management had ceased work because it was being assessed $600,000 in tax arrears on a similar dome at Monarch Park Collegiate Institute.

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Construction halted at Central Tech

February 2nd, 2016 · 1 Comment

Student athletes launch online petition

By Marielle Torrefranca

In the latest of a saga of hurdles, construction of Central Technical School’s $7-million sports facility has been stopped until further notice, said Razor Management Inc. (RMI).

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EDITORIAL: Ship to wreck

February 2nd, 2016 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Ship to wreck

Razor Management Inc., which operates the existing athletic facility at Monarch Park Collegiate Institute and is installing a similar field at Central Technical School, announced this month that it had received an unexpected retroactive municipal tax bill of $505,000 relating to the Monarch Park facility. It has also been informed that it will face similar levies at Central Tech once that field is up and running.

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Central Technical School students are not pawns

February 19th, 2015 · Comments Off on Central Technical School students are not pawns

 

The Central Technical School Blues took on the football players of Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute on Nov. 7, 2013, before going on to win the citywide finals that year. The field was locked down shortly thereafter, following the discovery of contamination in the soil. The Central Tech students are keen to get their field back, and support the TDSB’s plan to install a championship field, which would include artificial turf and a seasonal dome, at the site. Photo Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

The Central Technical School Blues took on the football players of Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute on Nov. 7, 2013, before going on to win the citywide finals that year. The field was locked down shortly thereafter, following the discovery of contamination in the soil. The Central Tech students are keen to get their field back, and support the TDSB’s plan to install a championship field, which would include artificial turf and a seasonal dome, at the site. Photo Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

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Mobs don’t rule, nor do pawns

February 15th, 2015 · Comments Off on Mobs don’t rule, nor do pawns

It’s sad to see the students of Central Tech used as pawns to advance a singular solution to the problem of the school’s playing field. It’s a complicated issue and the students are being fed an easy-to-swallow pill about who is to blame for the state of their field.

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