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ON THE COVER (Dec. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (Dec. 2019)

Women Walking in Lane (Watercolour) by Jim Prince from his collection Toronto Winter Themes is featured on our cover this issue. 

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NEWS: OCAD students design bike rings (Dec. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: OCAD students design bike rings (Dec. 2019)

Traditional and contemporary pieces win competition

OCAD student Che Huang kneels next to his winning bike ring design for Bloor Annex BIA parkettes. KHYRSTEN MIERAS/GLEANER NEWS

By Khyrsten Mieras

New bike racks are being added to the Annex’s urban landscape after OCAD announced the winners of its design contest in mid-November.

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NEWS: New mural for Major (Dec. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: New mural for Major (Dec. 2019)

Parkette location chosen to celebrate Bloor’s rich offerings

Initial concept of mural design by Daniela Rocha for the Major Street parkette (rear, east-face of Sleep Country location) pending for May of 2020.
COURTESY DANIELA ROCHA

By Khyrsten Mieras


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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Dec. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Dec. 2019)

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EDITORIAL: Ford “proud” of cancelling green energy contracts (Dec. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Ford “proud” of cancelling green energy contracts (Dec. 2019)

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government is cancelling 758 renewable energy contracts, including a newly constructed wind farm in Prince Edward County, a move that will cost the Ontario taxpayer at least $231 million. The PCs are not only hard pressed to justify the move from a fiscal perspective, but it also makes no sense from a political vantage point when the electorate is increasingly concerned about climate change. 

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FORUM: Affordable housing is a growing crisis (Dec. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on FORUM: Affordable housing is a growing crisis (Dec. 2019)

Inclusionary Zoning is the answer for responsible development in Toronto

By Mike Layton

Development in Toronto is continuing to boom. However, we are not building affordable housing at the same pace as we are luxury condominiums. Our waiting lists for affordable housing continue to grow and we are now above 100,000 names on the active waiting list. Last year we only managed to house people in 522 units, while 6,181 names were added to the list.

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ARTS: Corridor calendar chock full (Dec. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on ARTS: Corridor calendar chock full (Dec. 2019)

Chrismukkah, mystery, music, and more along the Arts Corridor

By Meribeth Deen

Hop off the Bloor line anywhere between Bathurst and Bay streets to enjoy any number of the unique adventures offered in the city’s most diverse arts and culture district. 

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GREENINGS: Moral cowardice fuels our failures (Dec. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Moral cowardice fuels our failures (Dec. 2019)

Silence on Hong Kong and climate crisis has parallels

On November 11, Canadian leaders extolled the virtues of soldiers who lost their lives defending the ideals of democracy. On that day, we might have told the story of the nearly 2,000 Canadian soldiers who fought to defend Hong Kong against Japanese invasion in 1941. Five hundred of those soldiers did not come back, and many others returned deeply scarred after living as prisoners of war. 

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