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ON THE COVER: Artscape Wychwood Barns 10th anniversary (March 2018)

March 22nd, 2018 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Artscape Wychwood Barns 10th anniversary (March 2018)

A car washing machine cleans a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) streetcar at the St. Clair Car House in 1934. The site at Christie Street and St. Clair Avenue West was a streetcar maintenance facility from 1913 to 1978, and then fell into disrepair for several years until Artscape, a not-for-profit urban development organization, redeveloped the site into a community cultural centre. On March 3, Artscape Wychwood Barns celebrated its 10th anniversary with The 512 Showcase!, a talent show hosted by Amanda Martinez featuring a diverse range of local performers. COURTESY CITY OF TORONTO ARCHIVES

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FORUM: University no longer fielding exemplary behaviour (Jan. 2018)

January 29th, 2018 · 1 Comment

Can a park’s past set the tone for its future?

Had the Spadina Expressway been built, there might have been a development like St. James Town west of Yonge Street. The city had rezoned the area, and a developer had quietly purchased many of the 32 properties on Robert and Sussex avenues. COURTESY CITY OF TORONTO ARCHIVES

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Tags: Annex · History · Opinion

ON THE COVER (JULY 2017): HISTORICAL HOMERUN

August 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (JULY 2017): HISTORICAL HOMERUN

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF TORONTO ARCHIVES: Steve O’Neill scores a run for the International League Maple Leafs in 1929 at Maple Leaf Stadium, which was at the foot of Bathurst Street, south of Lake Shore Boulevard. The Torontos moved to Maple Leaf Stadium from Hanlan’s Point Stadium in 1926 and stayed there until 1967.

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