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ON OUR COVER (FEBRUARY 2017): Fifty years of amateur opera

March 5th, 2017 · Comments Off on ON OUR COVER (FEBRUARY 2017): Fifty years of amateur opera

PHOTO COURTESY NICHOLAS WONG/TORONTO CITY OPERA: The Toronto City Opera, now in its 50th season, performs A Merry Widow by Franz Lehár at the Bickford Centre (777 Bloor St. W.). This season’s performances also include a staging of Carmen by Georges Bizet.

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ARTS: Drink L’Elixir d’Amore on Bloor (February 2016)

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NEWS (FEBRUARY 2017): One last hurrah

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Toronto for Everyone celebrates Honest Ed’s

By Geremy Bordonaro

For 68 years, Honest Ed’s welcomed all those who came to its doors. While the store made its last sale on the final day of 2016, it will play host to a grand wake before it closes its doors one last time. And organizers hope the celebration will be a tribute to the spirit of inclusivity that they say was a hallmark of the discount emporium.

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NEWS (FEBRUARY 2017): Building a stronger relationship

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U of T receives final report recommending response to TRC

By Clarrie Feinstein

The Steering Committee for the University of Toronto Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada has answered a call to action. On Dec. 31, 2016, it released Wecheehetowin, a final report on how the university should respond to the dozens of educational reforms recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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NEWS (FEBRUARY 2017): New chapter for student residence?

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Site recommended for heritage list—impact on development unclear

PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS: Heritage Preservation Services has recommended that 698 Spadina Ave., home to Ten Editions Bookstore, be protected.

By Annemarie Brissenden

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CHATTER (FEBRUARY 2017): Welcoming the rooster

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PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS: Dragon City Mall on Spadina Avenue was crowded wall-to-wall for the Chinatown BIA’s celebration of the Lunar New Year on Jan. 28. Representatives from the Toronto Police Service’s 14 Division joined councillors Joe Cressy (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina), Mike Layton (Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina), Adam Vaughan (MP, Spadina Fort York), and Han Dong (MPP, Trinity-Spadina) for a day of jubilation featuring a traditional dragon dance and inking of the dragon’s eyes.

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CHATTER (FEBRUARY 2017): The beat goes on

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PICTURE COURTESY ORI DAGAN/KMJF: Order of Canada member Don Thompson performs with his Vibes Trio at Trinity Common on Augusta Avenue on Jan. 22. Following on the heels of their popular Kensington Market Jazz Festival, organizers Molly Johnson, Genevieve Marentette, and Ori Dagan have curated a series of Sunday jazz brunches during January and February.

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CHATTER (FEBRUARY 2017): A diversity of curiosity

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Speakers as diverse as historian Charlotte Gray, sex columnist and activist Dan Savage, Emmy-award winning-actress Tatiana Maslany, and musician Tanya Tagaq will participate in the Curious Minds Weekend at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema from March 3 to 5.

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EDITORIAL (FEBRUARY 2017): Clement’s petulance diminishes parliament

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Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition is contributing little of use to the debate over how best to deal with the hundreds of refugees walking across the Canada-US border through fields and forests. Thanks to Donald Trump’s barrage of rashly conceived executive orders, immigrants to the United States seeking to stay there have become increasingly nervous that they will be deported without due process and are understandably seeking sanctuary in Canada. In Quebec alone, there was a 250 per cent increase in illegal crossings in January.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON (FEBRUARY 2017): A second chance! by Brett Lamb 2037

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More how nice!

EDITORIAL CARTOON (JANUARY 2017): Not really! It’s actually nice! by Stumpy the Subway

The stages of voting reform! by Joe Proportion (December 2016)

Previously rejected police car designs! by Designed Without Public Consultation (November 2016)

The sincerest form of flattery! by Dow Indepols (October 2016)

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FORUM (FEBRUARY 2017): Tolls, taxes, and Toronto

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Canadian cities receive only 10 cents for each tax dollar they pay

By Mike Layton

With all the talk about tolls and taxes, I feel I need to admit something: I don’t mind paying taxes.

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