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FROM THE ARCHIVES (SEPTEMBER 2016): A look back at one attempt to lease a local school

September 16th, 2016 · Comments Off on FROM THE ARCHIVES (SEPTEMBER 2016): A look back at one attempt to lease a local school

TDSB reverses Essex Junior and Senior Public School decision after community uproar

PHOTO BY CLARA FEINSTEIN: The TDSB’s July 2005 attempt to lease Essex Jr. and Sr. Public School (above) backfired in the face of public outcry.

PHOTO BY CLARA FEINSTEIN: The TDSB’s July 2005 attempt to lease Essex Jr. and Sr. Public School (above) backfired in the face of public outcry.

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Tags: Annex · History

Montessori-style alternative school expected to be approved by TDSB

October 14th, 2011 · Comments Off on Montessori-style alternative school expected to be approved by TDSB

By Perry King

A group of Annex-area educators and parents are eagerly awaiting the TDSB’s response to a proposal they put forward two weeks ago.

The working group—based at Annex Montessori school at Trinity St. Paul’s Church (427 Bloor St. W.)—formally told the board of their intent to bring a new alternative school to Ward 10 (Trinity-Spadina).

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Tags: General

TDSB green energy program in danger

June 10th, 2011 · Comments Off on TDSB green energy program in danger

Jennet Poffenroth, teacher and leader of the Solar Inventors Club at Hillcrest. Julia Manoukian/GLEANER NEWS

By Julia Manoukian

The Toronto District School Board has jumped on the green bandwagon with a long-term solution that seemingly kills two birds with one stone, but the upcoming provincial election could bring all this to a halt.

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Tags: News

TDSB-Onestop deal a no-go

March 10th, 2011 · Comments Off on TDSB-Onestop deal a no-go

The Toronto District School Board voted against a proposal to install advertising-based television screens in its high schools last night.

If the proposal had passed, screens would have been installed in 66 schools, displaying advertising 30 per cent of the time for at least the next seven years.

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What will “non-commercial” advertising mean at TDSB?

March 4th, 2011 · Comments Off on What will “non-commercial” advertising mean at TDSB?

By Reem Jazar

March 2010 - Rodrigo Fuentes, Harbord Collegiate's principal, shows off a flatscreen monitor that was a part of a pilot project. Perry King/Gleaner News

The Toronto District School Board is voting on March 9 about bringing video screen ads to as many as 70 Toronto secondary schools. The board is expected to vote in favour of the screens, with some restrictions to commercial advertising.

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Election results for your ward

October 26th, 2010 · Comments Off on Election results for your ward

In Ward 20, Adam Vaughan easily won re-election with 74 per cent of the vote. Mike Yen, whose platform was very similar to Mayor-elect Rob Ford, and whose message of “Stop the War on Fun” resonated with local fraternities and bars, including the Brunswick House, came in a distant second with 3,601 votes. Dean Maher, Roman Polochansky and Ken Osadchuck picked up 6, 2, and 1 per cent of the vote, respectively.

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Trustee challenger accuses TDSB of corruption

October 18th, 2010 · 3 Comments

By Khristopher Reardon

Ward 10 trustee candidate Michael Sims says he is shocked by the “level of corruption and opacity” at the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) following an investigation of incumbent Chris Bolton.

Chris Bolton

Calendars were handed to elementary students bearing incumbent Chris Bolton’s image and campaign website, which is a violation of TDSB election policies.

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Tags: News · General