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ON THE COVER (Feb. 2021)

March 5th, 2021 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (Feb. 2021)

The city is looking for a new permanent skateboarding pad location within Christie Pits, due to the popularity of the seasonal DIY skatepad in Sid Smith rink. See the full story in the next edition. COURTESY MIGS BARTULA, CO-CHAIR OF THE TORONTO SKATEBOARDING COMMITTEE

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NEWS: A threat to the soul of the city? (Feb. 2021)

March 5th, 2021 · Comments Off on NEWS: A threat to the soul of the city? (Feb. 2021)

College/Bathurst development undermines a lively corner

A rendering of the planned development slated to occupy the SE corner of College and Bathurst streets has raised concerns. LUCA TATULLI/GLEANER NEWS

By Luca Tatulli

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NEWS: 45 land parcels for Green Line (Feb. 2021)

March 5th, 2021 · Comments Off on NEWS: 45 land parcels for Green Line (Feb. 2021)

Long linked greenspace north of the tracks in the works

The Green Line, as it is envisioned, will act as a gateway to other, nearby green spaces. COURTESY DTAH

By Mary An

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NEWS: First Black woman appointed superintendent (Feb. 2021)

March 5th, 2021 · Comments Off on NEWS: First Black woman appointed superintendent (Feb. 2021)

Supt. Stacy Clarke has become the first Black woman to be appointed Superintendent at Toronto Police Service. COURTESY RONALD FANFAIR/TORONTO POLICE SERVICE

Stacy Clarke, the second-in-command at Toronto Police Service (TPS) 14 Division has been appointed superintendent, a rank never before held at TPS by a Black female officer. 

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NEWS: Alleyway on the cutting edge (Feb. 2021)

March 5th, 2021 · Comments Off on NEWS: Alleyway on the cutting edge (Feb. 2021)

Croft Street showcases laneway homes and “green” potential

Croft Street, which is in fact an alleyway, could be mistaken for a canvas.
COURTESY ALAR KONGATS

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CHATTER: Bagel Time faces pandemic’s challenges with high hopes (Feb. 2021)

March 5th, 2021 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Bagel Time faces pandemic’s challenges with high hopes (Feb. 2021)

Bagel Time is now open at 551 Bloor St. W. COURTESY BAGEL TIME

The past year has hit restaurants particularly hard, but some eateries are managing not only to survive, but thrive despite the pandemic. Bagel Time, a family-owned chain specializing in fresh, Montreal-style bagels is one such business, having opened its third Toronto location just east of Bathurst Street in December. 

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Feb. 2021)

March 5th, 2021 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Feb. 2021)

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EDITORIAL: Legislated dignity for the greater good (Feb. 2021)

March 5th, 2021 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Legislated dignity for the greater good (Feb. 2021)

COVID-19 case counts are way down from the peaks seen in January, and in response the economy is opening up in many places. However, Toronto’s Chief Medical Officer of Health (MOH) Dr. Eileen de Villa, and Peel’s MOH Dr. Lawrence Loh, have asked the province to continue lockdowns, stating their fear that the worst is yet to come. They also each advocate for mandatory paid sick days to encourage the symptomatic to stay home and stop the spread.

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FORUM: To curb COVID-19, Ontario must protect workers (Feb. 2021)

March 5th, 2021 · Comments Off on FORUM: To curb COVID-19, Ontario must protect workers (Feb. 2021)

Ontario lags behind other jurisdictions

By Jessica Bell

I am concerned the Ford government is opening the economy too fast, setting the stage for another round of illness, preventable death, overwhelmed hospitals and lockdowns. We must make decisions based on what’s best for our public health. When we reopen, we must reopen carefully and slowly, with safety first and foremost in mind. We must make Ontario’s workplaces more safe.

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FORUM: Defund police gains traction (Feb. 2021)

March 5th, 2021 · Comments Off on FORUM: Defund police gains traction (Feb. 2021)

Pilot projects underway to fashion a better approach

By Mike Layton

By voting to fund the Community Crisis Support Service pilot this month, city council took the first step towards systemic change in how we approach 911 emergency response calls. This five year pilot will create a mental health primary first responder team that will answer mental health crisis calls in key areas of our city.

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